Monday, October 29, 2012

All Saints & All Souls

Mass on Thursday at Broughton Hall at 11.00 a.m. (This Feast remains a Holyday of Obligation)
Masses on Friday at Broughton Hall at 11.00 a.m.
                              Markenfield Hall near Ripon at 6.00 p.m.
Update; There will also be Mass at 9.30 a.m. at Broughton Hall on All Souls Day.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Christ the King

Holy Masses for the Feast of Christ are as follows:

Saturday 6.00 p.m. St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.            (Reminder; put back your clocks by one hour - back to GMT)
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall nr Skipton.
              3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.

Masses at Broughton next week - Mon-Wed 9.30 a.m. Thursday (All Saints) 11.00 a.m. Friday (All Souls) 11.00 a.m.

Also at 6.00 p.m. on All Souls Day there will be Mass at Markenfield Hall, near Ripon.

On Saturday 3rd. November there is to be a High Mass in St. Peter's, Rome. The celebrant will be Cardinal Llovera who is Archbishop Roche's new boss. This Mass is part of a "jamboree" pilgrimage in Rome to celebrate 5 years of Summorum Pontificum. It is only the prohibitive cost of travelling to Rome which prevents me from going along myself. I have often visited the Basilica but never attended any Mass in St. Peter's, although I went to confession there once - it was more like a professional military interrogation!

Christus vincit!
Christus regnat!
Christus imperat!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dominican Rite (2)

A friend of mine sent me a video of the Mass of our Lady from Saturday and I was able to watch it again this evening. I am highly impressed with this Rite. Fr. Lew said that it is believed that the reformers looked to the simplicity of this Rite when making up the new Rite. Preceding the Mass of Trent there is plenty of simplicity but it is also extremely and deeply rich in symbolism. 

I am very grateful to have been of service to the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge who in turn were a very warm and pleasant group of people. The youngest attendee was less than six months old and was as passive as one could imagine. 

Mgr Smith said that the Dominican Rite had certainly been celebrated at St. Mary's Halifax by priests of the Order as they were natives of the Parish. I notice that Mass of Requiem features on the New Liturgical Movement blog.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dominican Mass (1)

The sung Dominican Mass was a wonderful event earlier this evening. The chapel at Hinsley Hall was totally filled with people aged between 70 and seven months, with people from all walks of life, including laity and clergy. The singing was understandably very powerful in all respects, given the Schola this is no surprise!
The Dominican Requiem is very much simpler than the Roman Rite; the acolytes form a symbolic triangle around the priest when he is at the centre and all three stand in a straight line whenever the celebrant is at the northern or southern end of the altar. The offertory occurs before the Gospel, but the lavabo before the Orate fratres, there is no psalm 42 in any Dominican Mass and only our Lady and St. Dominic are mentioned in the Confiteor with its solitary mea culpa. One of the acolytes chants the epistle (but not from the Missal). Interestingly no incense at all is used.

Fr. Lew was a very patient teacher as he rehearsed us before Mass and as the choir practised.

Tomorrow there is a sung Mass in honour of our Blessed Lady at 10.30 a.m. in the chapel at Hinsley Hall in this the month of the Holy Rosary.

Masses for Pentecost XXI;

Saturday, 6.00 p.m. St Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.
Sunday; 10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, near Skipton.
              3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.
              4.00 p.m. Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike.

Thank God for Summorum Pontificum and for Pope Benedict.

Hinsley Hall-Masses

Just a final call for the two Dominican Rite Masses at Hinsley Hall, Headingley, Leeds this weekend with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, which was founded by the late Dr. Mary Berry. The celebrant will be Fr. Lew OP.
Sung Requiem at 5.00 p.m. on Friday.
Sung Mass of our Blessed Lady at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday.
I understand that the Novus Ordo Mass will be also be celebrated on Sunday morning also.

I shall be interested to see what a Traditional Mass feels like in the chapel at Hinsley Hall, which wouldn't rank in my top twenty favourite places of worship, as peaceful as it is. It's the only place I know where the Priest faces the tabernacle and the people at the same time. I shall ponder on this at the Mass on Saturday and its implications, when Mass is ad orientem.

Serving this Mass will be another first for our little but expanding team.

I am at the moment exhausted with visiting my mother in hospital, sometimes twice a day and after a fortnight they still can't say what is the root of the problem. Please remember her in your prayers.   

Saturday, October 13, 2012

This week

Masses for Pentecost XX this weekend:

Saturday - 6.00 p.m. St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.
Sunday - 10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, nr Skipton.
                 3.00 p.m. St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford.
                 3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.

Mass at Pateley Bridge last night was a very beautiful occasion. To mark the start of Pope Benedict's Year of Faith Mass started at 6.00 p.m. after recitation of the Angelus. Sister Mary Cuthbert sounded the bell in the medieval chapel. The chant was of the Mass for Feasts of our Lady. Fr. Parfitt preached in his relaxed but authoritative way, drawing in world history, Church history, theology and recent events in Rome in order to expose and celebrate our Faith. We sang a gusty old O Mother Blest at the conclusion.

Masses every day at 9.30 a.m. this week at Broughton.

Next Friday will mark another "first".
The Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge is holding a colloquium  at the Leeds diocesan pastoral centre, Hinsley Hall. For part of this occasion the Liturgy will be in the Dominican Rite. There was no reformed Dominican Rite following Vatican II. The celebrant of the Dominican Masses will be Father Lew O.P. who was a student here many years ago and who sang in the Cathedral choir.
The Mass on Friday is a sung Mass of Requiem in the chapel at Hinsley Hall and will be at 5.00 p.m.
On Saturday there is to be a sung Mass of our Lady at 10.30 a.m.also  in the chapel.

This is not a Latin Mass Society initiative, which pleases me even more, as it is evidence of a growth in the spirit of Summorum Pontificum near to home, without having to see how things have rocketed in America, Italy, Germany, France, Ireland etc. since September 2007 when the law of the Church changed with regard to the Extraordinary Rite of Mass.
I would ask members, Priests, friends and those interested who are available to attend either of these Masses.
I would also be interested to find out the last time the Dominican Rite was publicly celebrated in this Diocese.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mass for the Motherhood of Our Lady

There will be a sung  Mass at 6.00 p.m. for the Feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Bewerley Grange Chapel near Pateley Bridge on Thursday 11th October. It would be lovely to see this chapel filled again in honour of our Lord and our Lady.
This Mass also marks the start of the Year of Faith.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pentecost XIX

We have our regular first Sunday Missa Cantata at Sacred Heart, Broughton near Skipton at 11.00 a.m.
There are two Masses in the afternoon -
3.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Pontefract Road, Castleford
4.00 p.m. at Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Pontefract.

I hope to give details in the next couple of days of an interesting event taking place at our Hinsley Hall, Leeds in a fortnight.