Tuesday 31 October 2017

All Saints and All Souls Mass times

Wednesday ALL SAINTS
Holyday of Obligation

9.30am - Mass (OF)

7pm Missa Cantata (EF)
Light refreshments 
& a glass of wine 
served afterwards 
in the Pope John Paul Room

Thursday ALL SOULS

7pm - Missa Cantata (EF)

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Martyrs of Wales - and England - convert us again!

Today in the Ordinary Form calander is the feast of the Martyrs of Wales (you can read a brief biography of the six of them here). Until the recent republication of the Missal, there were two feast of the English and Welsh Maryts commomorated - one in May and one in October for the forty cannonised in 1970. but these have now been conflated with all the others who were the beatified martyrs whose feast was kept in May. 

It seems a pity that we have only one feast to celebrate so many heroic stories but I see no reason why I can't celebrate a Votive Mass of the Wlesh Martyrs today (as it is a Feria).

A great opportunity to pray for the conversion of both England and Wales back to the Faith of our Fathers and Mothers - something ever more needful in the world in which we live. In an era of closing churches and shrinking congregations, it would be good to hear more about converting our fellow citizens and even some strategies for calling back the lapsed.  These are in an even more perilous position as far as salvation is concerned, as they have heard the call, received the invitation and the grace of baptism and yet rejected or abandoned it. A very inconvenient truth to mention to them, I know.

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Clergy - Come to Walsingham

Booking is now open for the 

Autumn Colloquium 
of the 
Confraternity of Catholic Clergy

at the 

National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, 

 Wednesday 15th till Thursday 16th November.

I've been to several of the Confraternity Colloquiums (or should that be Colloquia?) and always found them most enjoyable and very uplifting. There are a range of clergy - the common factor being a desire to be faithful to the Church and Her teaching. If you have not been before or are not a member of the Confraternity, come and give it a try. I'm sure you'll find a welcome and some friendly faces.

Speakers include Bishop John Keenan of Paisley, 
Monsignor John Armitage (Rector of the Shrine at Walsingham) 
and Father John Saward.

Full details are available on the Confraternity's website 
where you can also download the booking form.

Attendance is limited to fully paid up members of the Confraternity, 
including new members 
(who can join by downloading the appropriate form from the website) 

Those wishing to attend should post the completed booking form, 
with your payment, to the Secretary at the address given.

You can see some previous years here
and here.