Monday, 29 January 2018
Friday marks the end of Christmas and the anniversary of the founding of the Birmingham Oratory, which will be celebrated with High Mass at 7.30pm (replacing the usual 5.45pm low Mass). As it is the first Friday there will also be a 6.30pm low Mass at St Augustine's in Solihull. Directions for both of these are in the sidebar. For those who prefer a Mass in the morning, there will a low Mass at St Mary on the Hill, Wednesbury, WS10 9DL at 8.00am. St Dunstan's, Kings Heath will also be celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the first time at 7pm; this will be the first time the parish priest has celebrated the Mass publicly, just a few days after celebrating the 21st anniversary of his ordination. This will be a welcome return of the Extraodinary Form to the South Birmingham deanery since the end of the Masses at St John Fisher in West Heath a few years ago.
The usual 6.30pm Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Wolverhampton has however been cancelled.
Posted by Louis at 22:24
Wednesday, 3 January 2018
Despite the announcement in September from the Bishops Conference of England and Wales that the Epiphany would be reinstated from this liturgical year, due to the practice of transferring holydays which fall on Saturday and Monday to the nearest Sunday (with the exception of Christmas of course), Epiphany will be celebrated on a Sunday for the next three years. The good news is that there are a plethora of EF Masses you can attend to celebrate the Epiphany this year in the Birmingham and Black Country area:
Saturday 6th January 2018
10.00am Low Mass St Mary on the Hill, St Mary's Road, Wednesbury, WS10 9DL
11.00am High Mass Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Cannock Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 8PG
11.00am High Mass Birmingham Oratory, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8UE
External Solemnity (Sunday 7th January 2018)
10.30pm High Mass Birmingham Oratory, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8UE
The 6.30pm first Friday Solihull (low) Mass is also this week.
Posted by Louis at 18:00