The Latin Mass Leeds blog is here to raise awareness of the activity related to the Extraordinary Form of Mass (also known as the Traditional Latin or Tridentine Mass) in the Diocese of Leeds and to promote and publicize other issues of interest to traditionally minded Catholics.
A flash two day Ofsted monitoring visit and catch up controlled assessments at other schools in speaking and writing components have blighted my life for recent days. I have had no extra time to follow a less hectic and more enjoyable routine. I have neglected to advertise two important events in neighbouring Middlesbrough Diocese on Saturday.
Tomorrow is the annual Solemn High Mass and procession in honour of St. Margaret Clitherow, a Blessed Martyr of York, starting at the Oratory of St. Wilfrid at 1.30 p.m. The procession follows the Mass and starts at 3.00 p.m. concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 4.00 p.m.
AND ALSO ON SATURDAY IN YORK
Following is an adapted copy of a notice which I received from the organiser of the Walk for Life.
9th WALK FOR
With Our Lady of Guadalupe
and the English Martyrs.
IN REPARATION FOR THE
LEGALIZING OF ABORTION
AND PRAYING FOR THE HEALING
CAUSED BY ABORTION
(Led by Franciscan Friars of
Coach departs Leeds, joyful
mysteries of Rosary and introductory prayers
11.30 a.m. EXPOSITION OF THE
IN ST WILFRID'S CHURCH, PETERSGATE YO1 7EF
FOLLOWED BY HOLY MASS at noon
1.00 pm Procession departs from
WEST PRECINCT OF MINSTER.
Process to Margaret
Clitheroe plaque, Ousebridge,(via St Margaret Clitheroe’s Shrine in the
Shambles) for hymns, prayers, flower ceremony and naming the babies.
Process to the Bar Convent. Veneration of the relic of St. Margaret Clitheroe
Process to the Tyburn monument,
Knavesmire for prayers
Process to Church of English
Martyrs, Dalton Tce YO24 4DA
For final prayers and
Benediction at 4.15pm. Followed by refreshments
Departs home 5.15
Both St. Wilfrid’s Church,
English Martyrs, Dalton Terrace are open for prayer all day.
NB please walk orderly in
pairs, keeping close together, maintaining silence except for vocal prayers and
This is a walk of reparation
for the sins against life
COACH SUGGESTED DONATION £14.00
ST MARY'S HORSFORTH, 9.30 a.m.
West Yorkshire Playhouse, 9.45 a.m.
ST AUGUSTINE'S, HAREHILLS 9.55 a.m.
ST THERESA'S CROSSGATES,
Masses in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday in the Diocese of Leeds are as follows:
So far I have received three requests for children to be confirmed according to the books of 1962 and I shall contact the bishop about this before the end of the week. If you wish for your child to be confirmed please let me know so that you may be added to the list.
It has been most gratifying to learn of people's positive reactions to the recent Sacred Triduum at the Leeds University chaplaincy. Some people who had not experienced the ceremonies in this Rite were deeply moved by the its ritual and the incisive sermons delivered by Fr. Hall. Father Kravos has also written to me to thank us for the collection for the holy places on Good Friday, which realised just under £100.
We have just returned from a few days away looking at Roman museums and ruins in Chester and Wroxeter. I was very surprised to find a prominent northern priest of liberal disposition saying the old Mass at an ecumenical centre (former Anglican church) near Newport wearing a blue kimono and sitting cross-legged throughout the liturgy (versus populum before a tea tray) whilst a Sri Lankan gentleman played the sitar. The "sermon" was given by a United Reformed lady pastor who spoke about strength in unity whilst alluding also to her husband's double glazing business. Val and Russ (as they were called) are keen to develop links with other faith groups and already have contact with some Zoroastrians and a Rastafarian organization in Wolverhampton. It's a funny old world.