He told The Tablet he chose to learn the Mass in the Extraordinary Form because: "It’s important that I try to be a father to everyone in my Diocese."
Thank you Bishop Stock!
SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS OF
offered by His Lordship the Bishop of Leeds
Bishop Marcus Stock
SATURDAY 11TH. NOVEMBER 2017
ST. ANN’S CATHEDRAL COOKRIDGE STREET, LEEDS
the repose of the souls of his predecessors
Bishops Cornthwaite, Gordon, Poskitt, Heenan, Dwyer, Wheeler & Konstant
There will also be a Requiem Missa Cantata celebrated at English Martyrs Church in Preston, Lancs on Saturday 18th November at 11.30am. The Mass will be for the souls of past brethren of the Military & Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem.ReplyDelete
And there will be a Missa Cantata at St Joseph's Gateshead on Sunday 12 November. A Plainchant Requiem Mass for Remembrance Sunday.ReplyDelete
And remember Low Mass tomorrow is at at 9.30am instead of 11!ReplyDelete
This comment should be sent to every bishop so that they too can lead the whole dioceseReplyDelete
I checked this story to see precisely what had been reported and it was very encouraging. These were the opening sentences of the report.ReplyDelete
"Another Catholic bishop of England and Wales has joined the growing ranks of those who celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form. After months of tutoring by a former Anglican who is now a Catholic priest in his diocese, Bishop of Leeds Marcus Stock celebrated old rite Mass for his late predecessors last Saturday, 1 November. He told The Tablet he chose to learn the Mass in the Extraordinary Form because: 'It’s important that I try to be a father to everyone in my Diocese'."
It is encouraging to see that Bishop Stock has joined 'the growing ranks' of bishops who are trying to be fathers to 'everyone' in their dioceses. It has been one of the scandals of the past 50 years that faithful Catholics who prefer the traditional liturgy have been treated as outcasts by many in authority. The winds of change are certainly blowing in more and more dioceses and bringing with them increased congregations and vocations.