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 MissaCantata at Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

11:30am. (Winter months) 6pm. (Summer months) Every Sunday Church of the Sacred Heart, Lobster Road, Redcar. TS10 1SH

6.30pm First Wednesday of each month at Church of St Charles, Jarratt St. Hull. HU1 3HB

VESPERS AND BENEDICTION

6pm. Every Sunday Church of St Wilfrid.
Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

22 February 2013

Solemn High Mass for the Election of a Pope

At 2pm on Saturday 2nd March, Mgr Gordon Read, National Chaplain to the LMS, will be celebrating a Solemn Mass in Westminster Cathedral.  It will be the Votive Mass, pro eligendo Summo Pontifice (for the election of a Pope).

Although a Mass at Westminster Cathedral on this date has been planned for some time, the resignation and Pope Benedict, and the expected calling of a conclave for later in March, has given the event added significance.  Furthermore, I understand that there is a possibility that the Mass will be televised, and therefore reach a wider, possibly worldwide, audience.  The Latin Mass Society will do all that it can to make this a memorable event.

Please consider attending this Mass if it is at all possible.

14 February 2013

Pope Benedict XVI

I liked Fr Brown,s post over at Forest Murmurs concerning the resignation of Pope Benedict.  There is a video showing 3mins and 42secs of applause.  Incidentally Bishop Roche features quite promently.

Although this is a very impressive declaration of affection for our Pope, Fr Brown quotes from Spirit of the Liturgy where Benedict suggests that applause reduces liturgy to a kind of religious entertainment.  I am glad that Benedict got so much applause, but it would have been better if it was not during Mass.

04 February 2013

Petition to give Richard III a Catholic funeral - Please sign it.

The link can be found here.

Please also consider writing to Leicester Cathedral to protest the appalling prospect of giving Richard III a Protestant funeral at:

Revd Barry Naylor
Acting Dean
Leicester Cathedral
St Martins House
7 Peacock Lane
Leicester
LE1 5PZ.

Or you can e-mail: leicestercathedral@leccofe.org

Same Sex Marriage

I was interested to note that two of the twenty chairmen, or former chairmen, of Conservative Associations that delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street to protest at the Prime Minister's insistance on promoting Same Sex Marriage are from the area of the Middlesbrough Diocese.

The associations are:-
Scarborough and Malton and
Thirsk and Whitby.

The only pity is that there were not a few more.