Monday, 1 March 2021

Sung Mass for the Feast of St.Gregory the Great - St. Gregory's Church, Cheltenham at 7pm on Friday 12th March



There will be an extra Missa Cantata for the patronal feast of St. Gregory the Great Church in Cheltenham. This will be the first Sung Mass, in this church, for 50 years.


There will also be Low Mass at 7pm on the first Wednesday (3rd March) at St.Gregory's.


All are warmly welcome.

Friday, 5 February 2021

Young Catholic Adults Zoom Book Event Sat 20th February Starts at 2:30pm




 "[A]n outstanding resource for the ongoing discussion on the post-conciliar liturgical reform... Matthew Hazell is to be congratulated for creating a comparative tool to facilitate such a debate" -- Fr Uwe Michael Lang, C.O., in Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal

Young Catholic Adults Zoom Book Event  Sat 20th February Starts at 2:30pm

Timetable

2:30pm Rosary

3:00pm Matthew Hazell talks about his book Index Lectionem followed by questions. 

To book please send an email confirming your attendance to Dom. Christopher Greener O.S.B. at:-  christopher@douaiabbey.org.uk BY WEDNESDAY 17th February 2021.

Sunday, 3 January 2021

EF Low Mass for the Epiphany at St. Gregory's Church Cheltenham

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There will be an EF Low Mass for the Epiphany at St. Gregory's Church,  10 St James' Square, Cheltenham GL50 3PR, on Wednesday 6th Jan at 7pm.

The celebrant will be Fr. Philip Thomas - all are very welcome. 

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Lockdown Streamed Masses - Low Mass (EF) — 23rd Sunday after Pentecost


As all public Masses are banned, in England until December, here is a streamed Low Mass (EF) — 23rd Sunday after Pentecost (from Oxford Oratory).

Monday, 2 November 2020

Dies Irae - Gregorian Chant for Holy Souls


Latin

Dies irae, dies illa,
Solvet saeclum in favilla:
Teste David cum Sibylla.

Quantus tremor est futurus,
Quando iudex est venturus,
Cuncta stricte discussurus.

Tuba mirum spargens sonum,
Per sepulcra regionum,
Coget omnes ante thronum.

Mors stupebit et natura,
Cum resurget creatura,
Iudicanti responsura.

Liber scriptus proferetur,
In quo totum continetur,
Unde mundus iudicetur.

Judex ergo cum sedebit,
Quidquid latet apparebit:
Nil inultum remanebit.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus?
Quem patronum rogaturus?
Cum vix iustus sit securus.

Rex tremendae maiestatis,
Qui salvandos salvas gratis,
Salva me, fons pietatis.

Recordare Iesu pie,
Quod sum causa tuae viae:
Ne me perdas illa die.

Quaerens me, sedisti lassus:
Redemisti crucem passus:
Tantus labor non sit cassus.

Iuste Iudex ultionis,
Donum fac remissionis,
Ante diem rationis.

Ingemisco, tamquam reus:
Culpa rubet vultus meus:
Supplicanti parce Deus.

Qui Mariam absolvisti,
Et latronem exaudisti,
Mihi quoque spem didisti.

Preces meae non sunt dignae:
Sed tu bonus fac benigne,
Ne perenni cremer igne.

Inter oves locum praesta,
Et ab haedis me sequestra,
Statuens in parte dextra.

Confutatis maledictis,
Flammis acribus addictis,
Voca me cum benedictis.

Oro supplex et acclinis,
Cor contritum quasi cinis:
Gere curam mei finis.

Lacrimosa dies illa,
Qua resurget ex favilla.

Judicandus homo reus:
Huic ergo parce Deus.

Pie Iesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem. Amen.


English

Day of wrath, that day,
As the world dissolves in cinders,
Testified by David and the Sibyl.

Oh, how great shall be the quaking,
When the Judge will descend,
Investigating all things strictly.

The trumpet, emitting a wondrous sound,
Through the sepulchres of all regions,
To summon all before the throne.

Death and nature will marvel,
When these creatures are resurgent,
To the Judge responding.

The written book will be brought forth,
In which all is contained,
From which the world shall be judged.

The Judge, therefore, will sit,
Revealing all that is hidden:
Nothing unavenged will remain.

What shall I, a wretch, then say?
Which patron will I entreat,
When even the just are not secure?

King of tremendous majesty,
Who freely gives salvation to the saved,
Save me, Oh, font of mercy.

Remember, pious Jesus,
That I am the cause of Thy way:
Do not lose me on that day.

Seeking me, Thou sank down wearily:
Redeeming me by suffering the Cross,
Such a great labor should not be lost.

Just Judge of vengeance,
Make a gift of remission,
Before the day of the accounts.

I sigh, like the guilty one:
My face reddens in guilt:
Spare the supplicating one, Oh, God.

Thou, who absolved Mary,
And heard the robber,
Give hope to me too.

My prayers are not worthy:
But Thou who art good, graciously grant,
That I not be burned in everlasting fire.

Among the sheep grant me a place,
And away from the goats separate me,
Setting me to stand at Thy right hand.

Once the cursed have been silenced,
Sentenced to acrid flames,
Call me with the blessed.

Praying humbly and kneeling,
My contrite heart like ashes:
Take care of my final end.

Tearful will that day be,
Whereby rising out of the dust.

The guilty man will be judged:
Spare them, Oh, God.

Pious Lord Jesus,
Grant them rest. Amen.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Pray the Rosary. Wear the Brown Scapular. Things are Going to get Ugly, both in the Church and in the World.


"We reap what we sow. Stay in the state of grace. Pray the Rosary. Wear the brown scapular. Things are going to get ugly, both in the Church and in the world. Yet, this is no time to cower in fear but to fight in the light of day against those who seek to drag us down to hell. Have no fear!" Fr. Dana Christensen. 

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Young Catholic Adults Douai Weekend 2020 is Cancelled


It doesn't look like the Douai Abbey Guesthouse will be opening anytime soon to large groups due to the coronovirus. Therefore, sadly the YCA weekend won't be able to go ahead this year.

It is hoped that the weekend will continue next year, in October 2021, presuming that covid-19 has gone/ died off. 


Thursday, 27 August 2020

First Wednesday of the Month EF Cheltenham Mass to Restart.



The first Wednesday of the month EF Low Mass, at St. Gregory's Church in Cheltenham, will be restarting on Wednesday 2nd September at 7pm - all are warmly welcome. 

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Old Rite Masses in Gloucestershire

 

Prinknash


Old Rite (Extraordinary Form) Masses at Prinknash Abbey August 2020 - Saturday 15th August Feast of the Assumption - Low Mass is at 11am. Followed by the blessings (and procession, weather permitting) and picnic. 

Every Sunday Low Mass at 11am - preceeded by confessions at 10:45am (currently taking place in the garden due to Covid-19).


Cirencester


Low Masses have resumed at St. Peter's Church in Cirencester. Please check the bulletin for times:- https://www.stpeterscirencester.orgweeklybulletins-html/.


Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Prinknash Abbey Old Rite Latin Mass every Sunday from 5th July

Please would you publicise to deaneries, parishes, friends of Prinknash, etc.
As from 5th July 2020 onwards:-

SUNDAY MASS 9.00am
This will be the only New Rite Mass on Sundays

Solemnities occurring on a weekday, Mass 9am

WEEKDAYS: 8.30am

CONFESSIONS: Sundays, 8.30am to 8.55am sharp, to allow the priest to vest for Mass

EXTRAORDINARY FORM LOW MASS: each Sunday, 11am

VESPERS: every day 5.30pm, Benediction on Sundays/Solemnities

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Our Lady of the Rosary, Candlelit procession Fatima

Sadly, the Fatima Shrine has been closed, this year, by the Portuguese government (apparently due to the coronavirus; although the 2020 May Day festivities continued in Lisbon).

So, instead, here is the the candlelit procession from last year.



Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Archbishop Viganò: The Third Secret of Fatima has not Been Fully Published


"Archbishop Vigano has made an astounding claim, that we haven't seen the totality of the third secret. Lifesite news states:-

In a stunning new interview, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former papal nuncio in Washington, D.C. and the prelate who accused Pope Francis of covering up the crimes of Theodore McCarrick, has now publicly stated that he does not believe that the Vatican up to today has published the full Third Secret of Fatima. This report has already found interest in Italy, by outlets such as Corrispondenza Romana and Stilum Curiae
Speaking to Dies Irae, a Portuguese website, Archbishop Viganò says, “The third part of the message that Our Lady entrusted to the shepherds of Fatima, so that they could deliver it to the Holy Father, remains a secret today.”

In 1917, Our Lady repeatedly appeared to three shepherd children – two of whom are now canonized – and gave them one secret with three parts, the first and the second to be revealed to the public.
The third part of the Secret – often called the Third Secret – was to be given to the Pope, who was then asked by Our Lady to make it known to the world not later than 1960.
The first and the second parts of the Secret show a vision of hell, speak about the spread of the “errors” of Russia, the need for penance, and for Russia to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The third part as it has been published shows a Pope who is being killed on a hill, together with clergymen and laymen.
Further explaining his position, the Italian prelate, who lives currently in an undisclosed location, then says, “Our Lady asked [the secret] to be revealed in 1960, but John XXIII published, on February 8 of that year, a statement in which he stated that [...] ‘he does not want to assume the responsibility of guaranteeing the truth of the words that the three little shepherds say that the Virgin Mary addressed to them.’”
With this departure from the Queen of Heaven's message,” Viganò continues, “a cover-up operation was initiated, evidently because the content of the message would reveal the terrible conspiracy of her enemies against the Church of Christ.”
According to the archbishop, until a “few decades ago,” people would not have believed that we could even dare to “gag” the Blessed Mother, “but in recent years we have also seen attempts to censor the Gospel itself, which is the Word of His divine Son.”
The Italian prelate states that the Vatican, when officially presenting the Third Secret to the public in 2000, presented an “incomplete” version. "

The full article can be read at:- https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/archbishop-vigano-third-secret-of-fatima-has-not-yet-been-fully-published.


Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Requiescat in Pace Monsignor Conlon




"We ask your prayers for the repose of the soul of the Chaplain of the Grand Priory, Monsignor Dr Antony Francis Maximilian Conlon, Grand Cross Conventual Chaplain ad honorem, Cross Pro Piis Meritis, who died yesterday afternoon, fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church.

Dr Conlon joined the Order as a Donat of Devotion in 1971, he became a Chaplain in 1980 following his ordination to the Sacred Priesthood, and was appointed Chaplain of the Grand Priory of England at its restoration in 1993, thus the first Chaplain since the Reformation, a post he has held for the last 27 years. He was appointed Grand Cross in 2015.

Educated at the Royal English College in Valladolid and the Venerable English College, Rome, he held a Licence in Church History from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. His PhD, undertaken at Heythrop College, "What Ceremony Else", was on the English Marian Restoration.

He was priest of Westminster Diocese, ordained by Cardinal Hume. Following parish ministry in London, and after a long spell as Chaplain to Newman's Oratory School, Reading, where he made innumerable converts to the Faith, including a future priest, he was Parish Priest of Goring-on-Thames, in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, at the time of his death.

Please pray also for his family.

Requiescat in pace."

Taken from H/t:- http://saintjohnofjerusalem.blogspot.com/.


Monday, 6 April 2020

Cardinal Pell is Innocent


 Today, the High Court granted special leave to appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria and unanimously allowed the appeal. The High Court found that the jury, acting rationally on the whole of the evidence, ought to have entertained a doubt as to the applicant's guilt with respect to each of the offences for which he was convicted, and ordered that the convictions be quashed and that verdicts of acquittal be entered in their place. "

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