Friday 29 April 2016

High Mass in York this Saturday for St Margaret Clitheroe

I'm honoured to be the celebrant for High Mass this Saturday at St Wilfrid's Church in York, home of the Oratorian Community there, in the shadow of the great Minster. It is the annual Latin Mass Society pilgrimage to honour St Margaret Clitherow. Long wanted to get along there ever since the pilgrimage started but this is the first time I have managed it. Many tell me it is always a great occasion, so come along if you can. Mass is followed by a procession through the streets, which  is a wonderful witness for the Faith in these days.

 Saturday, 30th April

Solemn Mass at 1.30pm
followed by a procession through the streets of York, 
via the shrine of St Margaret Clitherow in The Shambles,
the Ouse Bridge, site of her martyrdom, 
returning to St Wilfrid's for 
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

The St Wilfrid's Rectory Garden 
will be open the same day for viewing the late spring flowering,
from 12 noon until 4pm.
Refreshments will be available.


Long-Skirts said...


A girl, a lady,
Wife, a mother,
From church of England
She saw the other.

The other where
Her church came from.
The other where
The fruit was plumb.

The other where
Her church beat down
And looted jewels
For earthly crown.

And watching, she
Was irritated
And slowly grew

Sitting silent
In her shell
Her home a place
Where priests could dwell,

Confect the Mass,
Many saved,
For this their limbs
And lives were braved.

Because a woman
Kept her shell
A jealous fortress
Barring hell.

And then the weak
Pried open wide
Exposing truth
The shell’s inside

Where mother, wife,
Lady, girl
Had turned into
York’s royalist pearl.

Celia said...

Thank you for celebrating Mass for us Father. A good and pertinent homily as well.

David O'Neill said...

Sadly not terribly well advertised