Monday, 14 April 2014

Pictures of the Annunciation Mass held in Wells


On a rather cold and wet night over twenty people braved the weather to attend the Missa Cantata celebrating the Annunciation at SS Joseph and Teresa Church in Wells.  The celebrant was Fr Philip Thomas.   It was a lovely Mass and the Rupert Bevan singers sang beautifully, taking full advantage of the wonderful acoustics in the Church. Below are some pictures of the Mass.



 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Mass Timings for Palm Sunday and Easter


This is a reminder to highlight the Masses that will be held on Palm Sunday and over Easter

Our Lady and St Kenelm

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, Gloucestershire, GL54 1DR

Easter Sunday 20 April

6.30 pm

Low Mass

Our Lady and St Alphege

Oldfield Lane, Oldfield Park, BATH, BA2 3NR

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL NOT NOW BE A MASS HELD ON EASTER SUNDAY
 
But there will be a Mass held on Sunday 27 April at 12.30 pm.

St Dominic's

Jubilee Road, DURSLEY, Gloucestershire, GL11 4ES

Palm Sunday 13 April

5.30 pm

Low Mass

Easter Sunday 30 April

 5.30 pm

Low Mass
 

SS Joseph & Teresa

16 Chamberlain Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PF
Holy Tuesday 15 April

6.00 pm

Low Mass

Easter Sunday 20 April

8.00 am

Low Mass
 

Our Lady of Glastonbury

Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9EJ

Easter Sunday 20 April

12.30 pm

Low Mass


Prinknash Abbey

Cranham, Gloustershire GL4 8EX

Easter Monday 21 April

8.15 am

Low Mass
 

Holy Cross Church

Dean Lane, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 1DB

Palm Sunday

12.30 pm

Low Mass

Easter Sunday 20 April

12.30 pm

Low Mass

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Regular Latin Mass Being Celebrated in Yeovil


Fr Jean-Patrice Coulon who moved to The Holy Ghost Church in Yeovil last year, where he was previously a curate, is celebrating a regular Latin Mass every Friday at 6:00pm. 

The Holy Ghost Church was built between 1894 and 1899 as  the original parish Church of St John the Baptists was closed down during the Reformation and the people became mainly Protestant.  During the Reformation there were only a handful of recusants living in the town and they had to travel to Wincanton or Sherborne to receive the Sacraments.   

In 1887, Charles Gatty, the editor of the Western Chronicle,  a convert to the Catholic  faith who had recently moved to the town, persuaded the Bishop to allow Mass to be said and this took place in his own drawing room, which was converted into a Chapel.  The Masses were celebrated by the Carmelite Fathers of Wincanton.  The congregation soon expanded and the Chapel became too small so in 1888 Charles Gatty rented the Chantry, close to St John's Church.  The Bishop of Clifton celebrated Mass there on the feast of St John the Baptist and this greatly increased the amount of interest shown by the people of Yeovil in the Mass. 

By 1896 Yeovil had a Parish Priest Fr Scoles, (later Canon) who was also an architect and he was instrumental in the development of the new Church.

The Holy Ghost Church was built in the Early English style in rock-faced limestone under a red clay roof.  The Church still retains its original altar rails on the main altar but they were not correctly positioned.

The Mass takes place in the Lady Chapel, if you are in the area or visiting please do go along and support this Parish Mass.


 

Monday, 24 March 2014

LMS video on the Manner of Receiving Communion

Please see below a link to the latest LMS video is on The Manner of Receiving Holy Communion, and briefly covers the history and reasons behind the traditional practice of receiving on the tongue and kneeling. At a time when, in the Ordinary Form, obstacles are still often placed in the way of Catholics wishing to receive in the normative way, it is good to be aware of the facts behind the centuries-old practice of the Latin Church.

http://youtu.be/aql5wEwsY3A

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Missa Cantata to celebrate the Annunciation of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day)




This is a reminder that there will be a Missa Cantata at the Church of SS Joseph & Teresa, Wells on Tuesday, 25th March at 7:30 pm to celebrate the Annunciation.
If you are in the area or visiting please do come along and support this Mass.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge at Downside


The Associates of the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge will be joining with the community at Downside to sing the liturgy during the weekend of Saturday 29th to Monday 31st March 2014.  The Schola is grateful to Abbot Aidan and the Benedictine community for their welcome to Downside Abbey, where we will spend two days singing and worshipping in the magnificent surroundings of Downside's church.

Our director, Christopher Hodkinson, writes: The abbey church, one of England's greatest neo-gothic churches, has the distinction of being a minor basilica and is dedicated to our patron St Gregory the Great.  We are honoured to have been invited by the monks to join them in the choir to celebrate the Offices with them according to the Benedictine customs.

Anyone interested in Gregorian Chant can become an associate and take part in weekends like this.  On this occasion, the Schola also invites you to a short afternoon workshop session on Saturday 29th,, starting at 2:30pm, and culminating in singing Vespers with the monks in the abbey church at 6pm.

If you are interested in coming to this workshop, or want to find out more, please contact Paul Rouse on 0117 9374372, or the Schola Administrator on 01223 263063.  Alternatively, you can visit the web site http://www.scholagregoriana.org/.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

LMS Video on the Silence in the Liturgy

The LMS has produced another short video, this time on the subject of ‘Silence in the Liturgy’. Silence is one of the most clearly observable differences, to the casual observer, between the Extraordinary and Ordinary Forms of the Mass, and the video, we hope, goes some way to explaining the traditional practice.

To view the video please use the following link: http://vimeo.com/88569501

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

LMS video on Septuagesima


 

The LMS have just produced another short video, this time on the traditional season of Septuagesima (which runs until Ash Wednesday). 
 

You can access the video through the following link:



 

 

Clifton Diocese Mass Listings for March



Please see below the additional Masses for March and note that the Mass at
Our Lady and St Alphege in Bath on 5th March will not now take place and the Mass at SS Joseph & Teresa in Wells is now a Missa Cantata.

In addition to the normal Masses the following Masses will be held in the Clifton Diocese on Ash Wednesday and the Feast of Annunciation.

 Our Lady and St Kenelm

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, Gloucestershire, GL54 1DR

Wednesday 5 March, Ash Wednesday

10.00 am

Low Mass

Our Lady and St Alphege

Oldfield Lane, Oldfield Park, BATH, BA2 3NR

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL NOT NOW BE A MASS HELD ON ASH WEDNESDAY

 
St Dominic's

Jubilee Road, DURSLEY, Gloucestershire, GL11 4ES

Wednesday 5 March, Ash Wednesday

8.00 am

Low Mass

Tuesday 25 March, Annunciation

 08.00 am

Low Mass

SS Joseph & Teresa

16 Chamberlain Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PF

Tuesday 25 March, Annunciation

7.30 pm

Missa Cantata

Our Lady of Glastonbury

Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9EJ

Wednesday 5 March, Ash Wednesday

12.00 pm

Low Mass

Prinknash Abbey

Cranham, Gloustershire GL4 8EX

Wednesday 5 March, Ash Wednesday

11.00 am

Tuesday 25 March, Annunciation

8.15 am

Low Mass

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Roman Forum - LMS sponsorship for young people

The LMS is offering sponsorship for two young people (18-35) to attend the Roman Forum’s annual symposium at Lake Gardone in northern Italy this summer. Originally the brainchild of the late Dietrich von Hildebrand and in recent years organised by Dr John Rao (who spoke at our last One-Day Conference), this eleven-day event has an impressive line-up of international speakers that would be of great interest to Catholics sympathetic to the Traditional Mass. Full details of the event can be seen on the LMS website here:

 


 

The headline cost of the event is Euro 2100. The LMS is offering two bursaries of £500 each towards this cost. However, from our talks with the event organisers, we understand that they would be prepared to bring the price for our two sponsored places down further (they haven’t specified a figure yet). So please could you spread the word to anyone between 18 and 35 whom you think might be interested?

 

Thank you very much.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Mass at Wardour Saturday 15 February 2014

Unfortunately, due to unexpected circumstances the Mass due to take place at Wardour on Saturday 15 February 2014 has had to be cancelled. Any inconvenience this has caused is regretted. 

Kind regards

Ken and Carol Reis

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Masses at Wardour and Salisbury


Please note that the entry in the Mass of Ages for Masses at All Saints, Wardour is incorrect. The Masses are held on the third Saturday at 11.00 am on the following dates in 2014:
 

15th February 2014

17th May 2014

16th August 2014

15th November 2014

  

There will also be Masses held at Most Holy Redeemer, Salisbury on the third Saturday at 11.30 am on the following dates in 2014:
 

15th March 2014

21st June 2014

20th September 2014

20th December 2014
 

Please accept our apologies for any confusion caused.

If there are any further changes we will let you know.

 Kind regards

Ken and Carol Reis

 

Monday, 3 February 2014

THE PURIFICATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

CANDLEMAS DAY 

 
Yesterday, 2nd February, was Candlemas Day and we attended the Missa Cantata at St Dominic's Church, Dursley.  The celebrant was Fr Alex Redman who is the priest of the Parish and the altar servers were Fergus Higgins,  Douglas Thurlow and Aiden Harvey-Craig.   The St Dominic's Schola provided the music and they sang magnificently.   The Mass was very well supported with over fifty people in the congregation, including several young families.
 
First there was the blessing of candles near the altar.  Five prayers were said by the celebrant and the candles were sprinkled with holy water and incensed three times.  Candles were then distributed to the congregation, each person coming up and kneeling to receive their candle.  The Nunc Dimittis was sung and the candles were lit from one person to another.  As it was dry outside we were able to process round the car park with our lighted candles.  Occasional pit-stops being made to re-light candles that the odd gust of wind blew out! 
 

 
Once inside we extinguished our candles and the Mass began, omitting the prayers at the foot of the altar. The candles were re-lit for the Gospel.
 

 
After the Mass many people stayed for the refreshments in the Church Hall, which included a lovely selection of sandwiches, quiches and cakes with either wine, soft drinks or tea and coffee, all provided by parishioners.  This was as an excellent opportunity to socialise and meet new people.
 


Chartres and Walsingham Pilgrimages 2014


Applications are now invited from pilgrims to join the Chartres pilgrimage 2014. This pilgrimage is an annual event in France commencing at Notre Dame, Paris on 6th to 10th June 2014. Details for applicants can be found at http://www.lmschairman.org/2014/01/chartres-pilgrimage-2014-lms-sponsored.html

 

There are 15 sponsored places available by the Latin Mass Society (a reduction of £100), but you need to register quickly as places are going fast.

 

Pilgrims are also able to book for the 5th Annual LMS Walsingham pilgrimage from 22nd to 24th August 2014  and details can be found at http://www.lms.org.uk/news-and-events/2014-walsingham-walking-pilgrimage

 

You can also view the promotional video at http://vimeo.com/84976225

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Missa Cantata to celebrate the Feast of The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of Our Lady (Candlemas)


 This is a reminder that there will be a Missa Cantata at St Dominic’s Church, Dursley on Sunday 2nd February at 5:30 pm to celebrate the Feast of The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple and The Purification of Our Lady, otherwise known as Candlemas.  This marks the end of the 40 day Christmas celebration. 

In accordance with Jewish Law a first-born son was considered to belong to God and therefore was ‘ransomed’ back by the making of a sacrificial offering.  Firstly though, the mother would have to go through a 40 day purification period before being allowed in the Temple.   Therefore, 40 days after giving birth to the Child Jesus Mary took Him to the Temple to be redeemed and St Joseph offered two turtle doves in sacrifice. At that time an upright man named Simeon had been told by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Christ Child anointed.  Drawn by the Holy Spirit to the Temple he was able to hold the Child Jesus in his arms and through the Holy Spirit he spoke the prophetic words of the ‘Nunc Dimittis’.

This celebration is also called Candlemas as it is associated with Christ, the Light of the World, entry into the Temple.  The Mass begins with the blessing of candles and the people then come forward to receive a candle. This will be followed by a procession (weather permitting) where the Nunc Dimittis is sung and then the Mass itself.

Please do come along and support this Mass.  There will be refreshments afterwards in the Church Hall.