The purpose of this blog is to provide an open forum for discussion of the aims of the society; news from the wider Church and details of Masses and events of interest in the diocese. The Latin Mass Society in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough expresses its full filial devotion and loyalty to Holy Mother Church, Pope Francis and Bishop Drainey.



REGULAR TRADITIONAL MASSES IN THE DIOCESE OF MIDDLESBROUGH

12 Noon. Every Sunday MissaCantata at Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

11:30am. (Winter months) 6pm. (Summer months) Every Sunday Church of the Sacred Heart, Lobster Road, Redcar. TS10 1SH

6.30pm First Wednesday of each month at Church of St Charles, Jarratt St. Hull. HU1 3HB

VESPERS AND BENEDICTION

6pm. Every Sunday Church of St Wilfrid.
Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

23 May 2017

Feast of the Ascension

There will be a Solemn Latin Mass for the Feast of the Ascension at 6pm in St Wilfrid's Church, York on Thursday 25th May.  St Wilfrid's choral scholars and schola will be singing.

27 April 2017

St Margaret Clitherow and the Martyrs of York.

The  pilgrimage is on Saturday (29th April), starting at 1.30pm with Solemn Mass at St Wilfrid's Church, York .  The Music will be Haydn's Little Organ Mass provided by the Music Scholars and Schola of St Wilfrid's Church.  The Procession will set off at approx 3pm and return to St Wilfris's for Benediction at about 3.45pm,

Tea will be provided after Benediction.  Contributions of cakes or biscuits would be appreciated,


Talk to God



I have been informed of of this day of Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer for York at St Wilfrid's Church in York on Friday 23rd June.   The church will be open from 8am until 10pm with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament throughout.  There will be Novus Ordo Mass at 12.10pm and a Sung Extraordinary Form Mass at 6pm followed by Musical Oratory, candlelit adoration and procession. The day will end with Benediction,

20 April 2017


News from the USA

The Catholic Herald gives some figures for Receptions into the Catholic Church in the USA.  It lists the numbers received during 2017 Easter Vigils in six US dioceses or archdioceses as follows:

Los Angeles                     2694
Galveston- Houston         2375
Washington                      1180
Seatle                               1088
Brooklyn                            915
Miami                                734


It is not clear whether these are the top six dioceses for Receptions, or whether they are the dioceses for which figures are readily available.  The total for the six dioceses is 8990, and when one considers that there are about 200 dioceses in the USA, the figure for the nation as a whole must surely exceed 100,000.

I understand that the equivalent figure for England and Wales is in the region of 3,000, so the six listed US dioceses has about three times as many Receptions as the whole of England and Wales.  To make a proper comparison, one would need to know the Catholic population of these dioceses, but , at first sight, it would seem that the USA is rather better at attracting converts.

03 April 2017

Wednesday 5th April Mass at Hull

There will be a Latin Mass at  Charles Borromeo Church in Hall at 6.30pm on Wednesday 5th April.  FR Mulholland will be the celebrant.

06 March 2017

St Margaret Clitherow and the Martyrs of York

This year's pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret Clitherow and the Martyrs of York will take place on Saturday 29th April.  It will commence with a Solemn Mass at 1.30pm in the Church of St Wilfrid in York.  This will be followed by a procession through the streets of York carrying a statue of Margaret Clitherow.  It will pass through The Shambles, the place where she lived, and visit Ouse Bridge, the place of her execution, returning to St Wilfrid's Church for Benediction at around 4pm.

The well respected Choral Scholars of the York Oratory (in formation) will be singing at both the Mass and at Benediction.

This pilgrimage has become one of the major events in the world of traditional Catholicism in England and Wales, and attracts large numbers of pilgrims.  It also makes a considerable impact in the City of York.  Please make a note of the date and support the event.

REDCAR MASS SUSPENDED

Due to the unavailability of Mgr Heslin, the Sunday Masses at Redcar are suspended until further notice,  Please pray for the speedy recovery of Mgr Heslin who has undergone an operation fo the removal of a cancer.

27 February 2017

ASH WEDNESDAY IN HULL

REGRETTABLY, DUE TO THE UNAVAILABILITY OF A PRIEST THE 6.30PM MASS IN HULL ON ASH WEDNESDAY HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED.

THERE IS A LATIN MASS AT ST WILFRID'S IN YORK, WITH DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES, ON ASH WEDNESDAY AT 6PM.

SORRY FOR THE SHORT NOTICE.

24 February 2017

Ash Wednesday in Hull

Ash Wednesday falls this year on the first Wednesday of March and so there will be a an Ash Wednesday Mass in Hull.  Ashes will be distributed at this Mass, which is at 6.30pm on Wednesday 1st March at St Charles' Church in Hull.  The celebrant will be Fr Drew.