This blog is offered as a forum within which events to promote and celebrate the Traditional Catholic Latin Liturgy can be organised in the North of England. The idea emerged during conversations at the 2010 Low Week Latin Mass Society training course at Ushaw College.
Regular Sunday Masses in the North of England
St Mary's Brigg, Every Sunday 5 pm
St. Joseph's, Castleford, Every Sunday 3 pm
Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton, 1st Sunday of Month 11.30 am
St Mary Magdalene, Penwortham, Preston Every Sunday 9 am
St Dominic's Priory, Newcastle, Every Sunday, 11.30 am
The Sacred Heart & English Martyrs, Thornley, Co Durham, Every Sunday 9.30 am
St Joseph's, Gateshead, Every Sunday 12 noon
St Mary's, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, Every Sunday 9 am
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Seaforth, Liverpool, Every Sunday 9.30 am
St Anthony's, Liverpool, Every Sunday 3 pm
English Martyrs', York, Every Sunday 6.30 pm
St Alphonsus, North Ormesby, 6 pm
Holy Name, Manchester, 4 pm
St Mary's, Gilbert Street, Halifax, Every Saturday 6 pm
St Catherine Laboure, Staningfield Lane, Farington P25 4QG, Every Sunday 11.30 am
Just to let people know that there will be no Mass at 11.30am this Sunday 24th July. Instead there will be Solemn Mass at 3pm offered by newly ordained Fr Damian McCaughan of the Diocese of Down and Connor.
Sunday Mass will be as usual next week. We also usually have Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 12 noon.
Fr Cahill is being moved from Holy Souls' Church, Scunthorpe to take up a new appointment as parish priest of St Peter's, Leicester. Fr O'Connor at St Mary's Brigg has kindly agreed to keep the weekly Sunday Mass in this region going. It will however require a change of time and venue.
From Sunday 21st August 2011 there will be a weekly Sunday Mass in the usus antiquior at St Mary's Brigg at 5 pm
The last 3 pm Sunday Mass at Holy Souls' Scunthorpe will be offered on Sunday 14th August
Apologies for any inconvenience caused by these changes.
Many of you will, I'm, sure, have heard of us. Some no doubt, will have heard us sing at various services that have taken place in the North of England over the last few years. What you may not know, is that the idea to form the choir originated in prison! I used to work for the Prison Service, and a chance conversation with one of the Catholic Chaplains where I worked (Fr. Richard Aladics) led to the first Rudgate Service which took place in the beautiful catholic church in Scarthingwell, back in June 1996, where amongst other pieces, we sang the Missa Papae Marcelli by Palestrina.
What we believed would be a one-off occasion (or annual at best) clearly didn't turn out to be the case, and we now approach our 15th Anniversary!
The 15th anniversary Mass will take place at St. Joseph's Church, Newby, Scarborough (YO12 6HT if you have satnav) on 18th June, 2011 at 3pm, and will, once again include the Missa Papae Marcelli. Other music is as follows:
Aichinger: Factus est repente
Tallis: Loquebantur variis linguis
Lotti: Regina Caeli
as well as the full Chant Proper of the Mass of Whit Saturday from the Graduale Romanum.
Fr. Stephen Maughan, who celebrated the historic Mass in York Minster earlier this year, has kindly agreed to be the Celebrant, for what we hope will be another special occasion.
Please note: there is no Extraordinary Form Mass on Palm Sunday at Our Lady, Star of the Sea. It would be very much appreciated if you could pass this message on to whomever you think appropriate.
The next regular Sunday Extraordinary Form Mass will not be until Easter - usual time 9.30am.
Please note: there will also be a final Lenten Saturday Mass (at the Lady Altar) on Saturday 16th April at 9.00am. Fr Wood extends his prayerful appreciation to all those who have attended these Lenten Masses thus far.
The Missa Cantata organised and celebrated by Fr Stephen Maughan turned out to be a real landmark in the movement to promote the Usus Antiquior of the Mass. The event in honour of St Margaret Clitherow attracted pilgrims from far and wide. Several hundred were in attendance spilling out from the choir into the nave. The Rudgate singers and friends did an outstanding job with the music. What a joy to hear the Gregorian chant and the Catholic music of William Byrd in its rightful place, which he himself must have doubted would ever be possible again. In converstion with the town sheriff after Mass, I was informed that some years ago when permission was obtained to celebrate the first Mass in the Minster since the Reformation one of the conditions had been that there would be no Latin ! Apparently this was still to much for one of the local Catholic Parishes who had been approached to host the event !
Damian Thompson has a piece on his blog concerning fears that the forth coming clarification of Summorum Pontificum may rein back some of the freedoms established by that document. There is an online appeal to the Holy Father to resist such pressures. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/motuproprioappeal/
Missa Cantata at 1.30 pm Saturday 26th March Byrd Mass for 5 voices, Iustorum Animae, Ave Verum, Ave Regina Caelorum Followed by procession to the shrine in the Shambles. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and veneration of the Relic at 4.00 pm in the church of English Martyrs, Dalton Terrace. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are making preparations for a Mass in honour of the Epiphany of Our Lord here at St Catherine's this Thursday at 7pm (12 days after the Christmas Feast). It will be a Missa Cantata at 7pm. I'm hoping that the attendance will warrant the effort that goes into these Masses, especially on the musical front, so - come one, come all to do Him homage.