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 Missa Cantata
York Oratory (
Church of St Wilfrid)
Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

8:15am Monday-Friday
9:15am Saturday

Feast Days (as advertised) usually at 6pm.

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

Masses as advertised.

7.30pm Every Thursday. Low Mass.
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Peter Chanel
119 Cottingham Road, Hull. HU5 2DH

VESPERS AND BENEDICTION

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

Compline
9pm Most Saturdays
Vespers (as advertised)
(see link to the Rudgate Singers Calendar below)
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior. YO1 6EN


18 October 2021

Extra Masses at Catterick around Christmas time

 Fr David Smith has  informed me of several extra Latin Masses that will take place at the Church of St Joan of Arc at Catterick Garrison around the Christmas period.  They are as follows:

Thurs 23 Dec		12.30	Low Mass
Sat 25 Dec		08.00	Low Mass of the Dawn
Mon 27 Dec		12.30	Low Mass (St John)
Tues 28 Dec		12.30	Low Mass (Holy Innocents)
Wed 29 Dec		12.30	Low Mass (St Thomas Becket)
Thurs 30 Dec		12.30	Low Mass
Thurs 6 Jan		12.30	Low Mass (Epiphany)

Future Extra Masses at York

 Here is a list of forthcoming Masses and events At the York Oratory:

Monday 1st November: All Saints’ Day: Missa Cantata, 6pm
Tuesday 2nd November: All Souls’ Day: Sung Requiem, 6pm
Friday 5th November: Sung Requiem for deceased Fathers & Brothers of the Oratory, 6pm
Tuesday 7th December: First Vespers & Benediction, 6pm
Wednesday 8th December: Immaculate Conception: Missa Cantata, 6pm
Friday 24th December: Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass at Midnight (Carols from 11.15pm)
Wednesday 5th January: First Vespers & Benediction, 6pm
Thursday 6th January: Epiphany: Missa Cantata, 6pm
Wednesday 2nd February: Candlemas: Missa Cantata & Procession, 6pm

These are in addition to the regular programme which is as follows:

Monday to Friday: 8.15am Low Mass
Saturday: 9.15am Low Mass
Sunday: 12 noon Missa Cantata, 4pm Vespers & Benediction

16 September 2021

Latin Masses in Diocese of Middlesbrough

 

In case anyone is not clear about the provision of Latin Masses in the Diocese of Middlesbrough, the timetable is as follows:

York Oratory (Church of st Wilfrid)

          Sundays        12noon            Sung Mass

          Mon to Fri     8.15am            Low Mass

          Saturdays       9.15am            Low Mass

Our Lady & St Peter Chanel, Hull

         Thursdays       7.30pm            Low Mass

St Joan of Arc, Catterick Barracks

         Thursdays       12noon           Low Mass

There has in fact been no change in in the Latin Mass provision in the Diocese of Middlesbrough as a result of Traditionis Custodes.

         

15 September 2021

Traditionis Custodes

 

I found this story on Gloria TV.  The picture below shows a group of people kneeling in the rain outside a chapel where the Latin Mass is being offered.  Clearly the chapel is too small to accommodate the number of people wanting to attend.  The irony is that there is a large church only a few yards away.


The picture was taken in the Warsaw-Praga Diocese in Poland, where the bishop, Romuald Kominski, has taken a hard line on implementing Traditionis Custodes.

HOW RIDICULOUS!

20 August 2021

CORRECTION

 PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SOLEMN MASS AT WALSINGHAM IS AT 2PM and not 2.30PM AS STATED IN THE POST BELOW.

18 August 2021

LMS Walsingham Pilgrimage

The Latin Mass Society organises a walking pilgrimage to Walsingham every year that takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  Pilgrims walk from Ely to Walsingham which is a distance of 57 miles.  Solemn Masses are offered each day, and the pilgrims recite or sing the rosary as they walk.

Bookings are now closed for those who want to walk the full distance, and I understand that more than 100 will be doing so.  This will make it the largest pilgrimage in its 10 year history.  However, anyone can take part in the final Mass which is at 2.30pm on Sunday 29th August at the Shrine in Houghton St Giles.  The Mass is followed by a procession along the Holy Mile and the day concludes with devotions at the site of the Holy House.

It is a wonderful event and I would encourage anyone who can get there to attend.

17 August 2021

Mass at Westminster Cathedral

Last Saturday, on the Vigil of the Assumption, there was a Solemn Mass in Westminster Cathedral on the occasion of the AGM of the Latin Mass Society.  The LMS made special efforts to encourage people to attend, and were not disappointed.  A member of the Cathedral staff commented that he had not seen so many turn out for an event at the cathedral since before Covid!


You can see from this picture how full the benches are.  The size of the attendance is, no doubt, a reaction to the Pope's recent actions to limit the older form of the Mass.  There is no doubt that the faithful still thirst for the Mass of Ages.

02 August 2021

Encouraging Words from Australia

The following is reproduced from an Australian website. The penultimate sentence is particularly interesting.


Archbishop Christopher Prowse of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn has emphasised the importance of reading calmly Pope Francis’s recent document on the Latin Mass.

He also underlined the need to understand exactly what its teaching contained.

The Archbishop was referring to Traditionis Custodes (Guardians of the Tradition) which was issued on 16 July and is available at Apostolic Letter on the Latin Mass.

The letter is a significant statement that puts in place restrictions on celebrations of the Mass where it is practised in its “extraordinary form” (i.e., in Latin).

The Pope said he issued the document after considering the wishes expressed by bishops and others, including hearing opinion from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

“The recent Papal document can easily evoke vigorous reactions from Catholics throughout the world,” Archbishop Prowse said.

“It is imperative for us all to respond to this important instruction and not simply react.

“As an initial pastoral response, as Archbishop I am very pleased with the presence of the Latin Mass community in the Archdiocese.

“I look forward to examining the document with them and discussing implications for our Archdiocese.”

01 August 2021

Has Pope Francis Done Us a Favour?

I attended the 10.30am Mass at St Walburge's Church in Preston this morning.  I have never seen so many in the congregation there.  Talking to regulars, confirmed that the size of the congregation is growing steadily, but especially in the last three weeks.  This would seem to confirm what many people are saying.  The motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes is serving to promote the popularity of the Latin Mass.  You could say that Pope Francis has done us a good favour!