The visit of Bishop Rifan will soon be on us. Bishop Rifan heads the Apostolic Administration of St John Vianney at Compos in Argentina, an organisation akin to a diocese which uses only the the ancient rites of the church. Unlike the Society of St Pius X, the Administration of St John Vianney is in full communion with the Church of Rome.
Bishop Rifan will be celebrating a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds at 3pm on Saturday 30th June. I believe that Bishop Roche of Leeds Diocese will be in attendance.
At 2.30pm on the following day, Sunday 1st July, Bishop Rifan will be celebrating a Solemn Pontifical Mass in honour of St Winifrid at Holywell in North Wales. This will be followed by a procession, devotions at the holy well and Benediction. Holywell is easy to get to by road, being only a few miles from the motorway system at Chester.
Bishop Rifan will then be departing for Scotland, where he has some engagements, but will be returning to England for the AGM of the Latin Mass Society in London on Sat 7th July. There will be more about that in a later post.