With the very few priests that we have in the Middlesbrough Diocese able to celebrate Mass in the forma extraordinaria, it is difficult for us to make any special arrangements for the keeping of this feast on its traditional date. However, there is an opportunity to celebrate Corpus Christi, albeit on the following Sunday, in a rather special way at New Brighton on the Wirrel. Here are the details:
Sunday 2nd June
11.30 Sung Mass
12.45 Outdoor Procession
13.30 Benediction (using the great monstrance)
Followed by social event - bring food to share
The great monstrance has to be seen to be believed. It is six feet tall, and is winched into its position in a throne above the altar.