I`m happy to report that we had a beautiful Mass, procession and Benediction last night for the feast of Corpus Christi. We had a congregation of about 50-60 although the lure of watching the England team lose to Uruguay proved too strong for some who left before the procession began. Here are a few photos courtesy of Pat. We were joined by Paul Dewhurst and his Westland Singers from Sunderland whose lovely singing made it a very special occasion. Rorate Caeli had drawn attention to it being the 750th anniversary of the promulgation of the bull, Transiturus, establishing the feast so as most of us won`t be around for the 800th anniversary I read it out as it is quite short.
The procession went well although as the pictures reveal keeping a canopy taut is not easy not to mention trying to get under road signs and trees. I had informed the police and a patrol car appeared during our walk. We were also photographed by a couple of girls from the Gateshead Orthodox Jewish community I was told!
So the next High Mass is on July 26th to mark the martyrdom of St John Ingram. Sadly we won`t have the Westland Singers but I`m sure it will be a splendid occasion.