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

12 August 2016

Signs of Growth in the Church

The website of the Catholic Herald includes an interesting article by Stephen Bullivant in which he asks the question: Could England's Catholic Church be entering a time of renewal?  Most of the piece concerns the opening of the Syro-Malabar cathedral in Preston and the activities of the Syro-Malsbar Catholic community which he estimates at 40,000.

Stephen Bullivant also refers to a number of other  encouraging initiatives.  These include the School of the Annunciation at Buckfast Abbey, the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer in the Orkneys, the Sisters of the Gospel of Life in Glasgow, the Canons of St Ambrose and St Charles in Carlisle and the new Oratories in York, Manchester and Bournmouth.  The Shrine Churches at New Brighton and Preston belonging to the Institute of Christ the King, and at Warrington belonging to the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter are also mentioned.

It is noticeable that almost all the examples Stephen Bullivant gives relate to the more traditional movements in the Catholic Church.  Indeed, most have a strong attachment to the Latin Mass.  If Stephen Bullivant's examples are anything to go by, the future Church could not only be a flourishing Church, but one where the Latin Mass also flourishes.

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