29 September 2011


A Guildford Mass

There will be an Extraordinary Form Mass at
St Joseph's, Eastgate Gardens on Sunday, 6th November at 3.00pm

Celebrant Fr De Malleray

23 September 2011

Remember, Remember...

...that noon on Saturday the 5th of November is the


Let's pray for the Holy Souls

and champion the cause of the beautiful Extraordinary Form!

I will be bothering you all silly about this, because I think it's a really important.

20 September 2011

All Souls in Lewes

Fr Jonathan Martin will say Mass at St Pancras at 7.00 pm on All Souls Day.

There will also be a  Low Mass at 12.30 pm on Christmas Day.

Please see the sidebar for details of regular Masses.

18 September 2011

One door closes...two open.

Fr Tony Churchill has confirmed two more Masses at Our Lady of Sorrows, Bognor Regis:

All Souls Day, 2nd November at 7.00 am 


Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8th December at 7.00 pm

More to come!

And what is the second door, I hear you ask.

Well, following Fr Sean Finnegan's return home to Shoreham, there will be EF Masses:

Every fourth Sunday of the month at Christ the King, Steyning from 23rd October at 9.00am,

and every Wednesday morning at 9.30am at St Peter's Shoreham from now.

Marvellous news, isn't it! Many thanks to Fr Tony and to Fr Sean.

15 September 2011

The Seven Dolours of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Have a look at ...

...THIS if you haven't already. It's great.

There's been a bit of talk in the combox on Fr Ray's blog about the music that goes with it.
If you are of a genteel musical disposition, have the sound off.
If you aren't, like me most of the time, pump it up.

13 September 2011

Mike sent me these thoughts on our greatest treasure

"The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!"
~Pope Paul VI~

For each Mass we hear with devotion, Our Lord sends a saint to comfort us at death.
~revelation of Christ to St. Gertrude the Great~

Once, St. Teresa was overwhelmed with God's Goodness and asked Our Lord "How can I thank you?" Our Lord replied, "ATTEND ONE MASS."

The Blessed Virgin Mary once told Her faithful servant Alain: "My Son so loves those who assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that, if it were necessary He would die for them as many times as they've heard Masses." 

"The Holy Mass would be of greater profit if people had it offered in their lifetime, rather than having it celebrated for the relief of their souls after death."
~Pope Benedict XV~

A great doctor of the Church, St. Anselm, declares that a single Mass offered for oneself during life may be worth more than a thousand celebrated for the same intention after death. St. Leonard of Port Maurice supports this statement by saying that one Mass before death may be more profitable than many after it.

"When we receive Holy Communion, we experience something extraordinary - a joy, a fragrance, a well being that thrills the whole body and causes it to exalt."
~ Saint Jean Vianney~

"The celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross."
~Saint Thomas Aquinas~

"If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy."
~ Saint Jean Vianney~

"There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us."
~ Saint Jean Vianney~

"It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass. "
~St. Pio of Pietrelcina~

"When we have been to Holy Communion, the balm of love envelops the soul as the flower envelops the bee."
~ Saint Jean Vianney~

"The heavens open and multitudes of angels come to assist in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. "
~Saint Gregory~

"The angels surround and help the priest when he is celebrating Mass."
~ St. Augustine ~

"When Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar."
~ St. John Chrysostom~

And two more from Mike:

"The Mass is the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven"
~Father Frederick Faber~

"I could attend Mass forever and never grow weary"
~John, Cardinal Newman~

05 September 2011

The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate at Lanherne

When I read about the possible end of the convent, I had a sudden urge to rush out and buy a lottery ticket in the vain hope I could come up with a miraculous million or two. There's still time, so I might yet. In the mean time, if anyone has a million or so lying around, watch this. If you haven't, watch this. Their address is at the end. I found it on In Caritate Non Ficta. The sisters are so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes.

Masses in Bognor Regis

Unfortunately due to busy parish schedules in Bognor Regis, Masses are CANCELLED at Our Lady of Sorrows for the time being, so there will be NOT be a Mass on Sunday, 25th of September.

But nil desperandum!

This isn't a sign that they are disappearing forever from Bognor, Fr Tony is trying to find a time to fit one in as the parish now has two priests instead of three (Fr Jonathan has moved to Lewes where, DG, EFs are continuing usual time usual Sunday of the month).

To recap, NO Masses in the Extraordinary Form at present in Bognor.


Guildford Masses

There will be an Extraordinary Form Mass at

St Joseph's, Eastgate Gardens, Guildford on Sunday, 25th September at 3.00pm

Watch this space for notification of future Guildford Masses.

(Brick by brick, as Fr Z says...)