24 November 2015

Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception...

...at St Hugh of Lincoln, Knaphill, GU21 2AA, at 8.00 pm,celebrant Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

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If anyone in the vicinity can volunteer to serve, it would be most helpful!

23 November 2015

Ordinariate in Surrey

I recently received this message, which I am more than happy to share with you all : 

"...Although not the Latin Mass, a traditional Ordinariate Mass will be offered at St Edward, Guildford (facing East, prayers at the foot of the Altar, Last Gospel etc). Arid Surrey. Arid, because there is very little evidence of Ordinariate activity in that area. Nor indeed can I find more than one entry for Surrey in the Latin Mass Society schedule; and so I do urge those also whose admirably correct instincts incline them to the Old Latin Mass, the Mass of Ages ... please do read this and give it some thought.
On Saturday 28 November, at 3.00, a Votive Mass of our Blessed Lady on Saturday will, Deo volente, be celebrated in the Church of St Edward the Confessor, Sutton Park, Guildford, GU 4 7QN.
It will be in the Ordinariate Form.
Readers will know that the Ordinariate Form is capable of being presented in various ways. Such as with the Preparation at the foot of the Altar ... right through to the Last Gospel. Since the celebrant on this occasion is due to be Fr Maunder, of St Agatha's Portsmouth, I think you have a guarantee that this Ordinariate celebration will be in the style and culture of traditional Western Catholic Liturgy.
I can think of few initiatives more worth supporting than this."

As a regular attendee at Ordinariate Masses, and given the lack of Latin Masses in Surrey, it would be great if any of you in the area could support this Mass. If you would like Latin Masses in Surrey, or anywhere else, you have to ask, get someone else to ask, as well as their friends, and then ask again. And be enthusiastic! There really is nothing like the Latin Mass. 

One minor point, please leave a name with comments. I nearly deleted this one because there was no name - pseudonym, real, I don't mind, just as long as I don't have to thank an 'Anonymous'! 

20 November 2015

Times and locations of all our regular Masses can be found on the right hand side bar. Simply scroll down, beneath the pictures of the relevant church, you will find all the details, and contact numbers if provided.

And in other business, Advent is almost upon us again, how tempus does fugit. The year has just sped by, liturgically and personally, so apologies for not updating this blog as often as has been my wont.

The appalling acts of genocide, terrorism, and general violence seen globally are enough to make me grab my rosary and never read another news report. Similarly, on a different but nevertheless equally disturbing scale, all news coming out of the most recent synod** didn't just give me a headache. Like most people, I spent (or do I mean wasted?) a great deal of time trying to make sense of the nonsensical before I gave up. Church teaching has remained as constant as it has remained true, and will continue to be regardless of any attempts to subvert it, from within or without. I keep telling myself the gates of hell shall not prevail, and then read anything written by Bishop Schneider.

So here we are, almost in Advent. Preparing for Advent is almost as much fun as Advent itself, and because of the terrible things going on in the world, I will appreciate the preparations for the great feast of Christmas even more this year.