WESTON-SUPER-MARE MASS CHANGE. Please note that the Mass on Sunday 23 March at Our Lady of Lourdes, Weston-Super-Mare, will now take place at 8:00 am and NOT 11:30 am as previously advertised.
BISHOP SCHNEIDER'S VISIT: Full schedule now available
LATEST MASS LISTINGS for the spring are now online here.
DOME OF HOME APPEAL - Help us to help Britain's only fully Traditional Catholic shrine. See details of how you can help here.
RESIDENTIAL TRAINING CONFERENCE for priests, seminarians and servers at Belmont Abbey, Hereford in Low Week (Tue 29 April to Fri 2 May). Highly subsidised prices for all. Seminarians in their final two years at seminary go free. More details and booking information here.
YORK PILGRIMAGE. The annual LMS pilgrimage to York, in honour of St Margaret Clitherow and the York Martyrs, will take place on Saturday, 29 March 2014. Mass at St Wilfrid's Church, Duncombe Place, York YO1 7EF, opposite the Minster. Mass at 1.30pm, followed by a procession and Benediction at 4pm.
A GUIDE TO ENSURING TO YOU HAVE THE TRADITIONAL MASS AT YOUR FUNERAL. This invaluable booklet is now available to download here.
NEW ISSUE OF DOWRY AVAILABLE. The quarterly periodical, Dowry, produced by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter in England is now available with articles on the Petrine Pilgrimage to Rome, the Art for Souls tour and the latest news from the FSSP.
WEEKLY SUNDAY MASS AT WILLESDEN, NORTH LONDON. From Sunday, 1 December 2013, there will be Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 5.30pm every Sunday at the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden, Acton Lane, WILLESDEN, London NW10 9AX. Mass celebrated by the parish priest, Fr Stephen Willis.
PORTSMOUTH CATHEDRAL - REGULAR SUNDAY MASS. We're delighted to report that there will be a regular Sunday Mass in the Traditional Rite, at Portsmouth Cathedral. There will be a Low Mass every Sunday at 8.00am.
SECOND-HAND BOOK CATALOGUE UPDATED. Follow this link to view the newly updated second-hand book catalogue for Traditional Missals, prayer books and devotions.
SODALITY FOR THE CONVERSION OF LAPSED CATHOLICS. The Sodality of St Augustine of Hippo has been launched by the LMS as a means of uniting our prayers with others for the conversion of our loved ones. Full details here.
FSSP NEWSLETTER DOWRY NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE. The new edition of Dowry is available online. There are very interesting articles on Motherhood, Pro-Life work, philosophy and the martyrology of Blessed Francis Bell OFM.
INSTITUTE OF CHRIST THE KING NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE. The newsletter for the Shrine of SS Peter, Paul and Philomena is now available online, with Mass times and upcoming events.
PRAYERS FOR THE LMS NOW ONLINE can be found under Resources. Prayer for the intentions of the Latin Mass Society in English and Latin.
The St Catherine’s Trust Summer School is back this Summer, at a new venue: the Franciscan Retreat Centre at Pantasaph CH8 8PE, in North Wales, for the week 27 July to 3 August 2014.
Pantasaph is very well-connected by road and rail, being a few minutes away from the railway station at Flint, and close to the motorway network. It is near Holywell, which many will know as the only Medieval Shrine to survive the Reformation, and for many years one of the Latin Mass Society’s biggest annual Pilgrimages.
Alongside the Summer School the Latin Mass Society Latin Course for adults will be taking place (see below for more details). Accommodation at the Retreat Centre is limited, so the Latin Course participants will be staying at the Pilgrims’ Guest House in Holywell.
The Retreat Centre has a Pugin Chapel, flexible facilities, and lovely grounds. It is a delight that St Catherines Trust was able to secure the venue for their Summer School, and we all hope it will be a long-term home for this important event.
The Summer School makes it possible for Catholic children to experience a week of Catholic teaching, in a wide range of subjects, from our enthusiastic volunteer staff, in the context of the Traditional Liturgy. This is an experience which is wholly unique, and is an invaluable supplement to both homeschooling and conventional schooling.
There will be daily sung Mass, with singing of the highest standard, and sung Compline each evening. There will be an outing to a local place of interest, and visiting speakers, outside activities, the perennially popular sewing group and a staged reading of a play.
St Catherines Trust is a beneficiary of the Latin Mass Society. Under normal circumstances the school would cost about £250 per pupil to run, but as the Latin Mass Society sponsors the event, there are no fixed fees. Parents and guardians are invited to pay what they can afford. Please take advantage of this tremendous opportunity!
For more information please contact the St Catherine's Trust.
Confirmations take place in the Traditional Rite this year on Saturday, 15 November 2014 at St James's Spanish Place, London W1U 3QY, at 11.30am. PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A PROVISIONAL DATE, TO BE CONFIRMED.
The Sacrament will be conferred by Rt Rev John Arnold, auxiliary bishop in Westminster. If you would like more information about Confirmations in the Extraordinary Form, or would like your child, or yourself, confirmed in 2013, please contact the LMS Office on 020 7404 7284 or email us.
To register your child or yourself for 2014's Confirmations, please read the Explanatory Notes and then complete the appropriate registration form below:
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One of the most striking aspects of the Traditional Mass, for anyone unfamiliar with it, is the silence that one encounters in different parts of the liturgy. This is especially true of Low Mass, but is also a notable characteristic of parts of Sung Mass and High Mass. For much of the liturgy, the prayers of the priest are either barely audible or silent. The congregation can't actually hear them. To those only brought up with the Novus Ordo, this can be quite a surprise!
However, this is an ancient practice with solid reasons behind it. In this short video, LMS Chairman Dr Joseph Shaw explains these and the difference that silence makes to the congregation's experience of the Mass.
This film is based on the FIUV Position Paper, "Silence and Inaudibility", which can be downloaded free for those who wish to explore the subject in more detail. The Position Paper is short (7 pages) and aimed at laymen and clergymen alike who wish to inform themselves about this aspect of the Extraordinary Form.