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.

Saturday 30 January 2016

Feast of the Purification of the BVM 2016

There will be a 7pm High Mass at the Birmingham Oratory for the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is also the anniversary of the founding of the Birmingham Oratory.

Sunday 17 January 2016

Prayer for the Octave of Christian Unity

The Dome at the Birmingham Oratory
Source: Birmingham Oratory
Ut omnes unum sint, sicut tu Pater in me et ego in te; ut mundus credat quia tu me misisti.

V. Tu es Petrus.
R. Et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam. 

Oremus: Domine Iesu Christe, qui dixisti Apostolis tuis: pacem relinquo vobis, pacem meam do vobis ne respicias peccata nostra, sed fidem Ecclesie tuae, eamque secundum voluntatem tuam pacificare et coadunare digneris. Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum.

R. Amen

English translation 

ANTIPHON: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that Thou hast sent me.

V. I say unto thee, thou art Peter;
R. And upon this rock I will build my Church.

[Here is brought to mind the intention for the day's prayer.]

January 18: For the return of the "other sheep" to the One Fold of our Lord Jesus Christ.

January 19: For the return of the Eastern Orthodox Christians to communion with the Apostolic See.

January 20: For the return of the Anglicans to the authority of the Vicar of Christ.

January 21: For the return of all Protestants throughout the world to the unity of the Catholic Church.

January 22: That Christians in America may be one, in union with the Chair of Saint Peter.

January 23: That lapsed Catholics will return to the Sacraments of the Church.

January 24: That the Jewish people will be converted to the Catholic Faith.

January 25: That missionary zeal will conquer the world for Christ.

[The following prayer is then said.]

Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst unto Thine Apostles: Peace I leave you, My peace I give to you; regard not our sins, but the faith of Thy Church, and grant unto her that peace and unity which are agreeable to Thy Will; Who livest and reignest ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

Source of English Translation

Saturday 16 January 2016

Photos of Pontifical High Mass with the Archbishop

Here are a selection of photos from the Pontifical High Mass at the Birmingham Oratory last week. Pictures courtesy of the Birmingham Oratory website.

Sunday 10 January 2016

Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances,the Mass scheduled at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in neighbouring Worcestershire tomorrow has been cancelled. An alternative Mass is available at the Oratory at 5.45pm, one of its daily EF Masses being celebrated as part of the Year of Mercy.

Sunday 3 January 2016

Pontifical High Mass with Archbishop Longley and Epiphany

Pontifical High Mass with Bishop Robert Byrne for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Source: Birmingham Oratory
The daily EF low Masses at 5.45pm celebrated by the Birmingham Oratory will resume tomorrow except for Wednesday, when there will be High Mass at 7pm for the traditional date of the Epiphany. Please note this will be the only Mass in the region on Wednesday; due to a funeral, the Mass at Halesowen that usually takes place has been cancelled.

On Sunday 10th January, Archbishop Bernard Longley will be celebrating Pontifical High Mass at the Birmingham Oratory at the slightly earlier time of 10.15am as part of his parish visitation. Remember that there is a Door of Mercy available at the Birmingham Oratory for the Year of Mercy, and confessions are usually available before Sunday Masses. Bishop Robert Byrne celebrated Pontifical High Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in December (pictured above) - photos are available here.

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