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. Low Mass.
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York. YO1 6EN

Other Masses as advertised, usually at 6.30pm.


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

Vespers & Compline as advertised (see link to the Rudgate Singers Calendar below) at St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior. YO1 6EN

20 May 2014

Ordinations in the USA

The United States Catholic Bishops Conference have commissioned a survey of the 477 men expected to be ordained to the priesthood during 2014. The list, which includes diocesan and religious, was compiled by contacting all known US seminaries. It is not clear whether this includes the FSSP seminary in Denton. Here are a few of the points which emerged. 1 The average age of ordinands is 34. 2 9% are converts. 3 81% have two Catholic parents. 4 60% had a previous career. 5 On average they first considered the priesthood at the age of 17. 6 48% said that they received active discouragement.

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