24 March 2020
The York Oratory is livestreaming a daily Mass in both the Ordinary Form and the Extraordinary Form. I noticed that yesterday that the Extraordinary Form had 81 viewings and that the Ordinary Form had 61 viewings.
This would seem to suggest some preference for the Extraordinary Form.
There is news that the Seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter at Widratzbad in Bavaria is suffering from coronavirus. All the priests and half of the 90 seminarians are affected. Everyone is confined to their rooms. I understand that no one is seriously ill, but it is thought that the virus will eventually affect all the students.
Please remember these good priests and students in your prayers.
THIS MASS IS CANCELLED
Wednesday 25th March, being exactly nine months before the Feast of Christmas, is the Feast of the Annunciation.
There will be two opportunities to attend a Sung Mass in the usus antiquior in the Diocese of Middlesbrough on this very great Feast.
As is usually the case on major Feasts, the York Oratory will be offering a Solemn Mass at 6pm.
Fr William Massie will be offering his first old right Missa Cantata at 7.30pm at the Church of Our Lady of Lourds and St Peter Chanel, Cottingham Road, in Hull.
Fr Massie is putting a great deal of effort into learning how to sing a Missa Cantata. It will also be a new venture for the servers and for the choir, so we must all hope and pray that it goes well.
I would urge anyone living in the Hull area who is free on the evening of the 25th March to give Fr Massie their support by attending this Mass.
THIS MASS IS CANCELLED
19 March 2020
REVISED AND CORRECTED
The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have announced that as from Saturday 21st March, all public church services will be suspended, although churches will remain open where possible.
At St Wilfrids in York there will be daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form live streamed on the internet. The link is given on the St Wilfrid's website.
The timings are:
Mondays to Fridays 8.15am
Saturdays & Sundays 9.15am
Please also note that the Thursday evening Latin Mass at the Catholic Chaplaincy in Hull is discontinued, and that the proposed Mass for the Annunciation in Hull has been cancelled.