On Saturday (20th November) the Latin Mass Society is having its annual Confirmation service in St James' Spanish Place, at 11.30am; the candidates are being confirmed by Bishop George Stack according to the usus antiquior. Among the candidates will be a postulant of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, the traditional community from Papa Stronsay formerly known as the Transalpine Redemptorists. Their candidate will be accompanied by Fr Anthony Mary F.SS.R. and some brothers.
The reconciliation of the Sons to the Holy See is a wonderful fruit of the Holy Father's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, and this is an unusual opportunity to meet Fr Anthony and some of his confreres without travelling to the Orkneys! Fr Anthony will be saying a private Mass at Spanish Place after the Confirmations are over, and after that he will be available to meet at the Cafe Caldesi, 118 Marylebone Lane, a 2-minute walk from St James, during the afternoon and evening. Please join us for tea or dinner!
From St James' you walk east along George Steet to the main road, Marylebone High Street / Thayer Street. Turn left into that and immediately right, and then first left.