Saturday, June 18, 2011

2nd Guild of St Claire meeting

Next Thursday, there is the 2nd guild of st claire meeting. We will be meeting in a private home of one of our group in edgbaston

We will be starting at 7.30 with the rosary, then a intro by Lucy shaw, followed by the craft, which will be to begin our bunting! I have got hold of the tape to attach the bunting to but please try to bring- 1-2 meters if a fabric you like for your bunting, I will bring spare you can purchase off me if you don't get the chance to buy some. Sharp fabric scissors. A piece of cardboard for the triangle template.

Looking forward to seeing you all
Comment any questions

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Use the 2nd Confiteor!

Dr The Hon Joseph Shaw draws our attention to a letter of instruction regarding the traditional Mass and whether to implement novelties, like girl altar servers (in this case) as well as communion in the hand etc.

But whatever its context, Ecclesia Dei (the Vatican branch) quotes the above section of their recent Instruction. If I'm reading it right, it says "...from 1962 onwards" which I interpret to include also the removal of the second Confiteor, as well as other things.

St Joseph's, Burslem

The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate took over this poor parish church a couple of years ago, and now offer a sung Latin Mass (EF) every Sunday at 6pm.

On the first Sunday of the month there is a family after preceding it at 2pm with lots of refreshments and activities for the whole family (today three age groups).

I would heartily recommend any Catholic Family to make the trip to Staffordshire once per month. This afternoon we had Adoration and Benediction with the Novena to the Holy Ghost for Pentecost.

V./ Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary,
R./ Bless up and keep us.

For Pentecost Sunday it will be a Solemn High Mass.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

'In' vocations 2011

St Mary's College, Oscott, North Birmingham
17-19 June 2011

I sent an email a while back, asking if they'd like my services to offer a Latin Mass. Unfortunately they probably didn't get it, because I didn't receive a reply. But it looks like a 'Yoof' gateway thing into the Catholic Faith and religious vocations. The type of clerics at these events are usually fairly sound. Our family have definitely benefited from our exposure to Youth 2000 type stuff. It will inevitably be this youth, 16-35, who will build up the Church along Traditional lines. Everyone's life is a journey.