Saturday 29 December 2012

Missa Cantata for Epiphany

The great feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord will be celebrated on Sunday 6th January with a Missa Cantata at Our Lady and St Alphege, Oldfield Lane, Bath BA2 3NR, at 12 noon.

Low Mass will be celebrated on Epiphany at St Benedict's Stratton-on-the-Fosse; Holy Cross Bedminster;  Prinknash Abbey; and St Dominic's Dursley at the normal Sunday times - please see the sidebar for details.

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Publication of FIUV Traditional Position Papers in a Single Volume

The International Federation Una Voce (FIUV), to which the Latin Mass Society is affiliated, announces the publication of a collection of short Position Papers on aspects of the Traditional Mass (Extraordinary Form), which represent an  important contribution to the ongoing debate about the Catholic liturgy.

The papers are short but include many references to the Magisterium, and seek to express the main arguments on each topic in a pithy and easily understood way.

The topics include the manner of receiving Communion (in the hand or on the tongue), worship facing east, the use of Latin, altar girls, the Eucharistic fast, and the role of the traditional liturgy in the New Evangelisation. Copies are available from Lulu:

"Let me say simply that reading and ruminating over the FIUV Papers on the Liturgy could serve as a marvellous primer for anyone, clergy or laity, on how to address what often ends up being controversial, doing so in a very different and respectful manner." 
Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, Nuncio to the Ukraine.

Monday 10 December 2012

Update - Midnight Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes

In addition to the Masses listed below, there will be a Low Mass celebrated at midnight on Christmas Eve, at Our Lady of Lourdes in Weston-super-Mare.

This is the first Midnight Mass in the Extraordinary Form to be celebrated in the diocese of Clifton since Vatican II.