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

12.00pm Every Thursday. Low Mass.
Church of St Joan of Arc
Hipswell Rd W, Catterick Garrison DL9 3BP

VESPERS AND BENEDICTION

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

Compline
8:30pm Most Fridays
Vespers (as advertised)
(see link to the Rudgate Singers Calendar below)
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior. YO1 6EN


30 June 2022

Traditional Ordinations

It is heartening to report the ordination to the priesthood of Gwilym Evans. Fr Evans, who comes from Wales, is now a priest of the FSSP.

Also, Two Englishmen were ordained deacons for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest on the Feast of St Peter and St Paul.  If all turns out well, Liam Dodd and Michael McCowan will be ordained priests this time next year.

26 June 2022

Feast of St Peter & St Paul

Wednesday 29th June is the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, and a Holyday of Obligation.  There will be two Latin Masses at the York Oratory.  For early risers, there will be a Low Mass at 8.15am.  Others may prefer the Missa Cantata at 6pm.

20 June 2022

Looking back at the Feast of Corpus Christi

Last Thursday I attended a Missa Cantata for the Feast of Corpus Christi at the York Oratory.  After Mass, there was Benediction with a Blessed Sacrament procession.  This took place mostly within the church, although the procession did exit through the side door and re-enter through the main door.  Both the Mass and the Benediction were accompanied by excellent singing provided by the choral scholars the and assisted by the parish schola.

On Sunday, I travelled to Warrington to attend a Solemn Mass at the FSSP-run Church of St Mary.  The Mass was followed by a Eucharistic Procession which progressed through the streets of central Warrington to end up at the Church of St Alban, where Benediction was given.  Again there was some wonderful music, with a particularly beautiful polyphonic setting of the Tantum Ergo.

I thought that it was wonderful that the procession passed through the town centre, and was seen by so many people.  How good it is to see some of these older practices revived.

Feast of the Sacred Heart

Friday 24th June is the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  There will be two Latin Masses at the York Oratory.  At 8.15am there will be a Low Mass, and at 6pm there will be a Solemn Mass followed by Exposition.  This will form the start of the Forty Hours Devotions.

Forty Hours Devotion at York Oratory

Starting with a Solemn Mass at 6pm on Friday 24th June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, there will be Forty Hours of Devotion at the York Oratory. The full programme is below.




12 June 2022

Corpus Christi

Thursday 16th June is the Feast of Corpus Christi, traditionally a Holyday of Obligation.  There will be two Latin Masses that day at the Church of St Wilfrid in York - a Low Mass at 8.15am, and a Missa Cantata at 6pm.  The 6pm Mass will be followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. 

The Choral Scholars will be singing Missa Secunda by Hassler as well as motets at 6pm Mass.  This comes highly recommended, as does the music at the Benediction.

Please note that there will be no Latin Mass in Hull on the Feast of Corpus Christi, as Fr Massie is away.  Neither will there be a Latin Mass the following Thursday, for the same reason.