Due to the unavailability of Fr Massie, there will be NO Latin Mass in Hull on the Feast of Corpus Christi.
There will, however, be a Sung Latin Mass at the York Oratory at 6pm.
This is advance notice of a major pilgrimage.
The annual pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret Clitherow and the Martyrs of York will take place on Monday 28th August (August Bank Holiday).
Pilgrims are invited to assemble at the Bar Convent in Blossom Street from 10am onwards. Devotions will begin at 10.30am in the convent chapel, with the procession setting off from outside the convent at 10.45am. The procession will visit Ouse Bridge (the place of Margaret Clitherow's execution) before moving on to the Shambles, where she lived. There will be a Sung Mass at noon in St Wilfrid's Church.
The organisers of the Chartres Pilgrimage, which takes place over the Whitsun weekend, have been forced to close registrations 15 days before the commencement of the event, due to an unprecedented number of applications. A limit of 16,000 pilgrims has been applied for practical reasons.
The size of the pilgrimage has grown steadily in recent years, but applications for the 2023 pilgrimage have shown an unprecedented 33% leap.
Pilgrims from 22 countries will be taking part, including about 300 priests and religious. In the past, the Chartres Pilgrimage has been very much a youth movement, with the average age of pilgrims being about 20. However, this year's registrations have seen a surge in adult participants, with many more families taking part.
Thursday 18th May is the Feast of the Ascension, a Holyday of Obligation.
There will be a Sung Latin Mass at 6pm in the York Oratory. There will also be a Low Mass in Latin at 7.30pm in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Peter Chanel in Hull.
This coming weekend, there will be two First Masses offered by newly ordained priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.
On Saturday 13th May at 10am Canon Liam Dodd will offer his first Solemn Mass at the Church of Ss. Peter, Paul and Philomena in New Brighton.
The following day, Sunday 14th May, Canon Michael McCowan will be offering his first Solemn Mass at the Church of St Walburge in Preston.
Canons Dodd and McCowan are shown below on the day of their ordination, flanked by two oither priests of the Institute ordained the same day.
The annual pilgrimage in honour of the English Martyrs will take place in Preston on Saturday 13th May,
Pilgrims should assemble at 12 noon at St Walburge's Church, Weston Street, PR2 2QE. |After prayers in the church, the procession with relics and banners will set off for the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs in Garstang Road, PR1 1NA, where a Solemn Mass will be offered at 1pm (approx).
After Mass, there will be veneration of relics. Refreshments will be served in the English Martyrs' hall.
The pilgrimage will be led by the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, which has custody of both these churches. The Church of St Walburge was designed for the Jesuits by Joseph Hansom and opened in 1854. It has the highest steeple of any parish church in England. The Church of St Thomas of Canterbury was designed Edward Pugin and was opened four years later. It is one of his finest works.
Here is a picture of la\st year's pilgrimagde.