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Thursday, 27 February 2014


It probably will not have escaped your notice that Lent starts on Wednesday next week (EF High Mass is at 7pm at the Birmingham Oratory - no Mass at Halesowen) but in the Traditional Calendar we are currently in the pre-Lenten penitential season of Septuagesima. If you would like to find out more about this two-and-a-half week period in the build-up to Ash Wednesday, you may the following video produced by the LMS may be of interest to you.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

The Relics of St Valentine

The Relics of St Valentine at the Birmingham Oratory
There are a couple of changes to the Mass schedule for the end of February/ beginning of March:

  1. There will be no Redditch Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in March but it will be brought forward a week and celebrated on the 24th February at the same time (6.30pm) instead.
  2. Due to the Parish Mission, the Mass at St John Fisher in West Heath on 28th February has been cancelled. If you are not attending the activities, please consider attending either the Mass at the Oratory (6pm) or the Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Wolverhampton (6.30pm) instead.
This Friday is of course the birthday of the Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. Pope Pius IX gave Newman the relics of St Valentine (pictured above) which reside under the St Athanasius altar with permission to celebrate his feast in the Oratory on his birthday.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

An Introduction to the EF Liturgy organised by Juventutem Nottingham

An Introduction to the Extraordinary Form Liturgy

22nd February 2014 
The Feast of the Chair of St Peter

11am Solemn Mass
12.30 pm Lunch (Tea and Coffee provided, bring your own food)
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm Instruction Sessions running simultaneously:

The History of the Roman Rite 
Responses for Low Mass 
Serving Low Mass 
Chants for Benediction 
Chants for Mass Responses & Ordinary

2.30 pm Break (Tea and Coffee available in the Parish Hall)
2.45 pm – 4.15 pm Instruction Sessions (as above)
4.15 pm Break (Tea and Coffee available in the Parish Hall)
4.30 pm Solemn Benediction

St Peters Church, Hinckley Road Leicester, LE3 0TA tel. 0116 251 9802 e-mail wleicscatholic@btinternet.com

Monday, 10 February 2014

Maryvale Mass on Wednesday

The Maryvale Chapel Altar
This Wednesday, 12th February 2014, is the 2nd Wednesday of the month which means it is time again for the relatively new monthly Mass at the Maryvale Institute. This month there will be three or four members from Christ the King parish in Kingstanding who will be singing the Missa de Angelis and a Communion motet. There will probably be only one server so no incense unfortunately unless another server turns up. I do recommend you do your best to attend this Mass, particularly if you live in the North Birmingham Deanery: it is a wonderful setting and I feel there is plenty of potential for this Mass to really drive forward provision of the extraordinary form in the region and the North Birmingham Deanery in particular.

Monday, 3 February 2014

The Blessing of Throats in Latin

Happy St Blaise's day! Fr George will be performing the traditional blessing of throats in Latin after the Traditional first Monday Mass in Redditch at 6.30pm tonight.

The March Redditch Mass has been cancelled, but there will be an extra Mass at 6.30pm the week before on the 24th February.
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