Our new bishop, bishop Robert Byrne, visited the Gateshead deanery/partnership on Friday. I am delighted to say that the bishop was keen to arrange a time he could come to St Joseph`s to celebrate the Extraordinary Form Mass. So this has been arranged for Sunday 8th December at 12. This time it will be a Pontifical Low Mass with motets sung by the Westland Singers. I hope one day we will have a Pontifical High Mass at the throne but that will take a lot more preparation and many extra personnel. In the meantime I am looking forward to the feast of the Immaculate Conception this year.