Thursday, 11 December 2008

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera (Little Ratzinger), Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain is New Prefect of Congregation for Divine Worship.

H/t to Fr. Z and Fr. T Finigan, Fr. Z writes:- "the nickname "little Ratzinger" was born in the Roman Curia. From 1985 to 1992 Canizares played the same role in the Spanish bishops conference that Ratzinger played in the Vatican: he took care of the "doctrine of the faith" sector for the bishops conference. It was this role, together with the special friendship he had with Ratzinger, that prompted the men of the former Holy Office good-naturely to start nicknaming him that way.

tThree pilgrimages to honour the Holy Year of Saint Paul.

We have received confirmation of three pilgrimages to honour the Holy Year of Saint Paul.

The first pilgrimage
will be to Dublin on Saturday, 24th January, 2009, where Mass will be celebrated in the Gregorian Rite at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Church on Arran Quay on the banks of the River Liffey. Blessed Columba Marmion was baptised in this Church, which was home for many years to the Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Dublin.The second pilgrimage will be to Kilcock, Co. Kildare, on Saturday, 21st March, 2009, where Mass will be celebrated in the Gregorian Rite in St. Coca's Church. Kilcock, on the bank of the Royal Canal, stands upon the site of the foundation of St. Coca, another ourstanding lady Saint of Kildare, of whom more in June about the time of her feastday.The third confirmed pilgrimage is to the village of Vicarstown, Co. Laois, on Saturday, 25th April, 2009, where Mass will be celebrated in the Gregorian Rite at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption. Vicarstown lies on the banks of the Grand Canal, near the ancient monastic settlement of Clonenagh, home of St. Fintan, known as the Father of Irish Monks, and St. Aengus the Culdee, author of the Felire and co-author with Maelruain of the Martyrology of Tallaght.For forthcoming details, please see:-

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Some Good News Stories from the Fraternity of St. Peter in England

Given on Friday 5th December 2008, Reading.

Portsmouth Diocese:
Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth has kindly allowed for a second FSSP priest to come and live with Fr de Malleray in Reading. Fr Simon Leworthy, an Australian priest holding a British passport, has studied in Rome and served in Germany and in Australia. He is due to arrive in January.

Northampton Diocese:
Statement from Bishop’s House, Northampton, on Saturday 29 November 2008:
“Having in view the spiritual good of the faithful attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite, Bishop Peter Doyle has approved of the relocating of the Sunday Mass offered by priests from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) from Bedford to Flitwick where better facilities are available (e.g. car park, parish hall). Bishop Doyle thanks the priests from the FSSP for their ministry in that part of the Northampton diocese over the recent years, as well as the parish priests in Bedford and Flitwick who have welcomed this worshipping community. Lastly, Bishop Doyle assures all the faithful attending the EF Mass in Flitwick (starting on the first Sunday of Advent 2008) of his pastoral solicitude and of his prayer.”

Parish website:
Postal address: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pope Close, Flitwick MK45 1JP, England
Mass time: every Sunday 5pm (exceptionally 4pm on December 14th due to previous parochial commitment)

Westminster Archdiocese:
By kind permission of the Parish Priest, Rev Mr Matthew Goddard, FSSP, to be ordained a priest on May 30th, 2009, will offer his First Solemn High Mass in St James’ church Spanish Place, London, on Whit Saturday 6th June 2009 at 11am. All are welcome to attend and give thanks to God and support this newly ordained British FSSP priest.

And also:

Sung Traditional Midnight Mass at midnight at St William of York church, Upper Redland Road, Reading, RG1 5JT, preceded with carols from 11.15pm onwards and followed with coffee and cakes in the hall.Rev Mr Matthew Goddard, FSSP will give the homily. You are most welcome to attend and meet with our soon to be ordained future priest on this his last stay at home until he comes back for his First Mass in June 2009.


Advent Retreat by Fr de Malleray, FSSP at Douai Abbey, Berks, 8-11 December: all the 15 places being now booked, please possibly apply for the next two retreats:

Vocation Retreat, 7-9 January 2009, same Retreat Master, same location: some places left;

Lent Retreat, 2-6 March 2009, same Retreat Master, same location: some places left.
All details on Booking with Fr de Malleray.

Wishing you a happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception,
Fr de Malleray

Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP
Priestly Fraternity of St Peter in England
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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

News from Juventutem

Please see the following information from Juventutem France:-

Juventutem newsletter is back. WYD 2005 and 2008 are now completed and back, but new events are planned for next few years :

For Europe :

Next August, 18-23, 2009 : a new gathering, similar to first week in Bavaria 2005, will handle in one of the most beautiful and oldest sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that is Le Puy en Velay, in France, on the path to Santiago de Compostella. To discover this magnificent place, click here. A new English website on will be set up by the end of December. Youth for 16 – 25 years old are invited to come.

Worldwide :

Of course, answering to the invitation of Pope Benedikt XVI in Sydney, we will join WYD 2011 in Madrid.

Two major projects where all are warmly invited to come and have great time, spiritually, with a great friendship for the next coming years so as to be witnesses of the extraordinary form of the mass and the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Have a great time of Advent
In Domino

Juventutem team
French team will organize Juventutem Youth Meeting of Le Puy en Velay, France and invite you to come.

Juventutem France is the French Society of Foederatio Internationalis Juventutem.


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