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.

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Birmingham & Black Country Christmas Masses

The Adoration of the Shepherds by Bonifazio de’Pitati, sometimes called Bonifazio Veronese, c.1520-40.
Source: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
The Birmingham Oratory will celebrate High Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Christmas Day at 10.30am. Directions are in the sidebar.

There will be no 5.45pm Mass at the Birmingham Oratory on Christmas Eve to accomodate the OF Vigil Mass for Christmas. There will, however, be a Low EF Mass on Bank Holiday Monday (28th December) at 9am and High Mass for the Octave of Christmas on the 1st January at 12 noon.

May I take this opportunity to wish all readers a Happy and Holy Christmas.

Saturday 5 December 2015

Pontifical High Mass for the Immaculate Conception

Please do not forget that Pontifical High Mass will be celebrated at 7pm on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception by Bishop Robert Byrne Cong. Orat.at the Birmingham Oratory.

Tuesday 1 December 2015

The Year of Mercy at the Birmingham Oratory

You may be aware that Pope Francis' Year of Mercy starts on the 8th December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Well there is some important news with regards to this at the Birmingham Oratory.

Firstly, preceding the Feast day itself, which of course is the patronal feast of both the Oratory and the Birmingham Archdiocese, there will be a novena composed of a daily EF Mass, at 5.45pm on weekdays. On the vigil of the feast, the EF Mass will be followed by Vespers at 6.30pm. Then, on the feast day itself, there will be a Pontifical High Mass presided by oratorian Bishop Robert Byrne at 7pm. For the Year of Mercy itself, starting during the rest of Advent, there will be a daily EF Mass at 5.45pm with confessions available.

In other news, the 9.30am Mass on Saturday will move to 7.30am during Advent and celebrated as a candlelight Rorate Mass. Similarly, the Friday 5.45pm Masses will be Rorate Masses.
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