Tuesday 25 February 2014

An Extraordinary Day in Leicester

As mentioned in the post before last I travelled to Leicester for Saturday`s day of introduction to the Extraordinary Form. I knew what the format of the day was going to be but had no idea how many people would come. I needn`t have worried: the turnout was amazing. Here is a view of participants in the parish hall. 

It was encouraging to see so many young people. Apart from being subdeacon at the morning`s High Mass (where we had an expert MC in Stephen) my task was to offer an introduction to the pronunciation of the server`s responses at Low Mass. Thus I met Daniel, an undergraduate from Liverpool Hope university who had only been to one Extraordinary Form Mass before and that just the previous week. Also George, a student in Leicester who was likewise most keen to learn. The enthusiasm of Fr John Cahill whose idea the day was is clearly infectious. A wonderful day and maybe something we should consider organising here in Gateshead.

Thanks to John Aron for the photos.

Monday 17 February 2014

Dedicated Follower of Fashion

Thanks to Ches of The Sensible Bond for this response to Pope Francis observation that young people who like the Extraordinary Form are just following fashion!

Wednesday 5 February 2014

An Introduction to the Extraordinary Form Liturgy Saturday 22nd February 2014

Saturday 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

I`m helping out with this day and am looking forward to it. I hope we have a good response.