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.


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. Missa Cantata
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York. YO1 6EN

Other Masses as advertised, usually at 6.30pm.

7.30pm Every Thursday. Low Mass.
University of Hull Catholic Chaplaincy
115 Cottingham Road, Hull. HU15 2DH

9am every Saturday. Low Mass
Sacred Heart Church, Park Road,
Middlesbrough TS5 6LD


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

7.30pm Every Friday
Vespers, followed by Compline at 9pm
(see link to the Rudgate Singers Calendar below)
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior. YO1 6EN

26 June 2012

New Appointment for Bishop Roche

The Vatican announced today that Bishop Roche of Leeds is to become the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship.  This is the Vatican department that deals with liturgy.  He will also acquire the title Archbishop.  I imagine that he will take up his new appointment at the end of the holiday period.

No doubt, this promotion is, at least partly, in recognition of his work at ICEL, the body that is responsible for the translation of the missal into English.  Congratulations are due to Bishop Roche.

The move does, of course, open up another episcopal vacancy in England and Wales. When Bishop Roche takes up his new appointment, the Diocese of Leeds will join the Diocese of East Anglia in having no bishop.  In addition the Dioceses of Brentwood, Hallam, Portsmouth and Wrexham have bishops who have already passed the age of 75, the normal retirement age for bishops.  Assuming there is no move to amalgamate dioceses, there will be six sees where an appointment can be expected soon.  Six imaginative appointments could make a big difference to the complection of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

1 comment:

David O'Neill said...

More of the ilk of Bishop Davies would 'de-liberalise' the current set up.
It seems that we are getting more bishops who are prepared to allow the EF of Mass in their dioceses &, more importantly perhaps, are prepared themselves to show less fear for this form.
Bishop McMahon of Nottingham, Bishop Drainey of Middlesbrough as well as Bishop Davies have put their heads above the parapet whilst Bishop Cunningham has attended Missa Cantata 'in choro' as part of his parochial visitation but has yet to take part in any other ceremonies.