Tuesday 20 March 2018

Holy Week Services At St Catherine's

Palm Sunday
Mass at 8.30am (OF)
Sung Mass at 10am (OF)
Low Mass at 11.30am (EF)

Maundy Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.30pm (OF)
Watching at the Altar of Repose, 
concluding with Sung Compline at 9.50pm

Good Friday 
Liturgy of the Lord's Passion and Death at 3pm (OF)

Eram Quasi Agnus +  Improperia –   Victoria
Christus Factus Est - Anerio
Ave Verum Corpus – Byrd
Drop, Drop, Slow Tears –  Gibbons
  Passion Chorale -  Bach

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil & First Mass at 8pm (OF)

Mass in G – Schubert
JubilateDeo – Lassus
Tu Rex Gloriae - Gounod
Sicut Cervus – Palestrina
Now the Green Blade Riseth - Lindley

Easter Sunday
Mass at 8.30am (OF)
Missa Cantata at 10.30am (EF)

Music at 10.30am
Mass in C K220 “Spatzenmesse” - Mozart
Motet: Jubilate Deo - Mozart
 Regina Caeli - Lotti 


With thanks to our Director of Music - Mr Anthony Dickinson -
and to our organists and singers.

We are looking forward to be joined by a small contingent of staff and students from Chavagnes International College to assist with some of the Triduum this year.

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Protection of the Unborn Mass

I am offering Mass this Saturday 10th March at 12 noon for the protection of the unborn, as part of the Latin Mass Society prayer campaign. Very suitably, Mass will be that of Our Lady on a Saturday with the second collects for the English Martyrs. Our Lady as Mother and the Martyrs who gave their lives in defence of the values of the Faith seem a natural setting for our prayers in this area. It is also the day before Mothering Sunday.

The LMS Representative writes:

As you may know, the Irish government has confirmed that it will hold a referendum on reform of the country’s strict anti-abortion laws by the end of May. It has agreed to give voters in the republic the chance to repeal the eighth amendment to the country’s constitution.

It has also decided to ask the electorate to endorse enabling powers to allow parliament to draw up a new law that would eventually permit abortions in Irish hospitals up to 12 weeks into pregnancy.

The LMS Officers and Committee agreed, in conjunction with the Latin Mass Society of Ireland and Una Voce Scotland, to appeal for Masses and prayers to be said for the retention of the Eighth amendment and the protection of the unborn in Ireland.

Here in the Liverpool Archdiocese Masses will be offered at St Anthony’s, Scotland Road, on the Saturdays of Lent at 12.30 pm, following the parish Stations of the Cross at 11 a.m. 

The 12 noon Mass at St Catherine Laboure, Farington, on 10th March will also be offered for this intention.