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

30 June 2018

Traditional Ordinations in 2018

The blog of the gild of Blessed Titus has a post about the number of traditional priestly ordinations this year. It gives the following figures.

Society of Saint Pius X:   16

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter:   16

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest:   6

Institute of the Good Shepherd:  4

One of the FSSP ordinations was, of course, that of Seth Phipps at Warrington.  
If we exclude the SSPX, which the LMS does not promote, we can expect 26 ordinations this year., worldwide.  This excludes traditional religious communities.  These numbers are down a bit on last year, which produced a bumper crop of traditional ordinations, although taking the longer view, the trend is upwards.

With both the Institute of Christ  the King and the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter getting better established in England and Wales, we can expect more home grown vocations.  The Institute seem to have been doing particularly well of late.  I understand that two of the young men who joined their House of Discernment in Preston last year have been accepted to start at their seminary this year, and a further one is to train to be an Oblate.  I also understand that there are applications to join the House of Discernment later this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The figure for the ICKSP is under stated. It should be 8. 4 men were ordained last week in Florence. With a further 4 to be ordained in St Louis next month.