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 Missa Cantata
Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

Feast Days (as advertised) usually at 6pm.

5pm. 1st Saturdays. Low Mass.
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York. YO1 6EN

Other Masses as advertised, usually at 6.30pm.

VESPERS AND BENEDICTION

4pm. Every Sunday
Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

Vespers & Compline as advertised (see link to the Rudgate Singers Calendar below) at St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior. YO1 6EN

21 August 2019

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered in honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Usus Antiquior at 6.30 pm on Thursday 22nd of August at St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior. Confessions from 6.00 pm.

19 August 2019

Walsingham


Next Sunday, I will be in Walsingham with the Latin Mass Society's annual walking pilgrimage.  Although I will not be walking the 57 miles from Ely to Walsingham, which takes three days, I do hope to join the pilgrims on the final stretch.

There will be a Solemn Mass in the Basilica at Horton St Giles at 2pm on Sunday 25th August, followed by a procession along the Holy Mile when the Rosary will be sung.  There will be further devotions at the site of the holy house within the Abbey grounds which will conclude before 4pm.

I have made this annual pilgrimage for about 15 years, and it is, in my view, the finest pilgrimage on offer.  I strongly recommend it.

Paul Waddington.

Fr Mark Drew

Please pray for Fr Mark Drew.  He was unable to say the Latin Mass at Hedon on Sunday 11th August due to his being unwell, and he does not know whether he will recover enough to say The September Mass.  After that, he is due to move to Liverpool.

10 August 2019

St Margaret Clitherow Pilgrimage, York


This year's pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret Clitherow will take place in York on Saturday 31st August.  There will be a procession setting off from the Bar Convent at 10.45am.  It will pause at various places for prayers including Ouse Bridge (the place of St Margaret's execution) and The Shambles (her former home and now shrine).

There will be a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form, followed by Benediction at 12noon in St Wilfrid's Church.

Feast of Our Lady of York.

Thursday 22nd August is the Feast of Our Lady of York.  There will be a Latin Mass at 8am in the Lady Chapel of St Wilfrid's Church in York.

05 August 2019

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord


There will be a Mass according to the Usus Antiquior at 6.30 pm. on Tuesday the 6th of August at St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior. Confessions at 6.00 pm and after Mass, the usual refreshments.

01 August 2019

Feast of the Assumption

Thursday 15th August will be the Feast of the Assumption and a Holyday of Obligation.  There will be a sung Latin Mass at 6pm at St Wilfrid's Church in York.

Latin Masses in Hedon

There will be a Latin Mass at 5pm on Sunday 11th August in the Church of St Mary and St Joseph in Hedon.  It will be celebrated by Fr Mark Drew.

This may be Fr Drew's final Latin Mass in Hedon, as he will soon be leaving the area to return to Liverpool.  The last that I heard was that the date of Fr Drew's departure has not not been fixed.

I am sure that all who have attended Fr Drew's Masses in Hedon and indeed his earlier Masses in Hull and Marton will want to thank him for all his efforts serving the Latin  Mass community in the area in recent years.  We wish him rvery success in Liverpool.

25 July 2019

Feast of St Anne


There will be a Mass according to the Usus Antiquior at 6.30 pm. on Friday the 26th at St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York. Confessions at 6.00 pm and after Mass, the usual refreshments and possibly a trip to the chip shop.

11 July 2019

Ordinations to Traditional Orders


Worldwide, a total of 24 priests are being ordained this summer to Orders of priests that exclusively celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  The breakdown is as follows:


Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter:   16

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest:   7

Institute of the Good Shepherd:  1

In addition, the SSPX are ordaining 13, and there may be others.  Going by the numbers of students in their seminaries, it is likely that the number of ordinations in traditional Orders of priests will increase in the years to come.