Monday, 28 March 2011
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 !
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Thursday, 3 March 2011
(updated and amended information - 16.03.11)
Fr Wood (*) will celebrate Low Mass on each Lenten Saturday at 9.00am.
N.B. All Masses, other than that for the Feast of St Joseph (19th March - which has precedence over Ember Saturday) will be celebrated at the Lady Altar.
March 12th: Saturday after Ash Wednesday
March 19th: St Joseph
March 26th: Saturday, Second Week in Lent
April 2nd: Saturday, Third Week in Lent (* celebrant Fr Andrew Robinson)
April 9th: Saturday, Fourth Week in Lent
April 16th: Saturday in Passion Week
Posted by GWAM at 15:56