Welcome to the site for News, Events and up-to-date Information on Traditional Catholicism in the West Midlands (UK). I am one of the Diocesan Representatives for the Latin Mass Society of England & Wales for the Promotion of the Traditional Roman Rite.
Monday, 20 May 2013
To mark the Octave of Pentecost, there will be a Mass in the Extraordinary Form every day this week from Monday to Friday at 6 p.m. at the Birmingham Oratory. This will be followed immediately with the Novena to St Philip, a short period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Please do your best to support these masses by attending if you are at all able to.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Friday, 17 May 2013
in many places celebrations were not faithful to the prescriptions of the new Missal, but the latter actually was understood as authorizing or even requiring creativity, which frequently led to deformations of the liturgy which were hard to bear. I am speaking from experience, since I too lived through that period with all its hopes and its confusion. And I have seen how arbitrary deformations of the liturgy caused deep pain to individuals totally rooted in the faith of the Church.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Thursday, 9 May 2013
One Weekend in April: The St. Catherine's Trust Family Retreat, April 2013 from LMS on Vimeo.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Saturday Shoppers in York Watch Pilgrimage With Respectful Curiosity
Monday, 6 May 2013
The Birmingham Oratory
The Birmingham Oratory Low Mass on Friday is at 6pm, not 5.45pm although turning up early is not a problem! The corrections for the Holydays of Obligation and Transferred Feasts are as follows:
Ascension (9th May): This is at 7pm, not 7.30pm as in the listings. The Mass Setting is Gounod's Messe de Ste Cecile. Oodles of Romantic Victorian slush and no boring polyphony according to Fr Richard!
Corpus Christi: Likely to be at the same time but check this blog nearer the time for updates
Sacred Heart: Like the regular Friday Mass, this is likely to be at 6pm rather than 5.45pm
SS Peter and Paul: Will be on Saturday morning (time to be confirmed) and will probably be a Missa Cantanta, but again, check this blog nearer the time for details.
St Patrick's Dudley Road - the Wednesday and Saturday masses here have now ceased due to Fr Anthony Talbot moving to Spetchley in Worcestershire. He is organising a Corpus Christi Extraordinary Form Mass and Procession at his new parish in Worcestershire on 2nd June. As Worcestershire does not appear to have a blog I will post further details here at a later date.
The regular masses are of course listed in the sidebar. If anyone spots any further errors that I have missed please let me know in the comments. Hopefully these errors will happen less frequently in future because on Friday the LMS committee appointed a new Representative and Assistant Representative to the Birmingham and Black Country Area. When the paperwork goes through we hope to contact the members of the LMS in the region to introduce ourselves.
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Fresh news just in:
There will be Mass in the EF at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Redditch on the first Monday of each month at 6.30pm. This is being celebrated thanks to the generosity of Fr George Grynowski, who is travelling from West Heath to celebrate this Mass. It is also thanks to the encouragement and willingness of our parish priest Fr Eddie Clare who has agreed to have the EF Mass celebrated in our church. This is initially for a trial period of six months to gauge interest so it would be very good if people who love the TLM would support this Mass in the hopes that it may become more permanent. I am aware that your blog is really for Birmingham and the Black Country however I hope you will advertise this Mass as I'm sure people would be willing to travel to Redditch.
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
The correct link is:
I will update the sidebar when I get a moment.
God bless. Pray for a fine and Saintly Holy Father.
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Sunday, 3 March 2013
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Tues 14th August 8 am
Wed 15th August 9 am (Assumption)
Sat 18th August No Mass
Mon 20th August 8 am
Tues 21st August No Mass
Wed 22nd August No Mass
Sat 25th August 11 am
English Lesson/Epistle and Gospel
Parking Northbrook Street over railway bridge
Monday, 13 August 2012
Sunday, 12 August 2012
I have added this to the Google Calendar (top right) accordingly. Although there are plenty of yellow Low Mass booklets I helped produce, these must all be lost; so try to bring a Missal if you want to follow the prayers.
Thursday, 2 August 2012
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Oldbury is very close to the previous location of West Bromwich and has a major bus station, as well as being easily accessible from major road links; M5 Junction 2 and A457 from Birmingham.