Some of us haven't time to rest on our laurels [if we had any to start with!] As soon as the monthly Indult Mass is over, we move onwards to the annual Founders-Day Requiem Mass at Barnard Castle on Saturday.
Let me quote the message I sent to BBC Radio Cleveland which was very kindly mentioned on their Sunday Morning programme yesterday.
For the last 3 years we've sung for the Annual Founders-Day Requiem Mass at St Mary's Catholic Church, Barnard Castle. The Founders being John and Josephine Bowes, who also of course, founded the Bowes Museum, literally next door to the church! Indeed, the church was once in the grounds of the museum, but is now separate.
The service is a Traditinal Rite [or, as we'll now have to get used to saying, the extraordinary Use of the Roman Rite!] Latin Mass, sung exclusively to Gregorian Chant by our Schola Cantorum. Anyone [Catholic or not] is welcome to come.
The 4th annual service is on Saturday July 21st at 12.00 noon. This is always followed by drinks and light snacks in the marquee in the church grounds.
Needless to say, if any of you can come, we would be delighted to see you! I have two spaces in my car should anyone need transport from York.....
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