Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pro-Life Witness, January

This took place as usual last Saturday, with 20 people reciting the rosary in the cold by the roadside, by the entrance to the John Radcliffe Hospital, and four people praying before the blessed Sacrament, exposed in the Church of St Anthony of Padua behind them. The rosary was led this month by Fr Daniel Seward; Fr John Saward was also present.

The witness starts at 3pm and ends with a short benediction at 4pm. The next dates are
Saturday 23rd February
Saturday 29th March

Traditional Lenten Devotion in SS Gregory & Augustine

Each Sunday of Lent will see this traditional Lenten devotion, comprising a public recitation of the Rosary, a Sermon (including visiting preachers), and Latin Benediction, starting at 5pm.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Traditional Mass returns to St Birinus

Low Mass, celebrated by the PP Fr John Osman himself, is now celebrated each Saturday at 9.30am. The church is remarkable and well worth a visit: see my longer post in the New Liturgical Movement here. Of particular note is the the remarkable rood screen, which with the East-facing altar survived the post-conciliar iconoclasm intact, is being repainted and regilded, and the rood itself only came back from the restorers last week.

It is wonderful to see Fr Osman's restoration of the church nearing completion, and it is a particularly great joy to see the Traditional liturgy back in regular use in this splendid church. I was privileged to serve at this Mass myself, and I hope in the near future to bring my schola to this church for a Missa Cantata.

Friday, January 04, 2008

St Catherine's Trust Family Retreat: now booking

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th March.
Registration from 4.30 to 5.15pm Friday;
departures before or after lunch on Sunday.
£80 for a single adult, couples £140, under 18s free.
See the website here.

Booking deadline: 1st March.