24-31 July 2016 St Catherine's Trust Summer School
25-30 July 2016 LMS Residential Latin Course
25-28 August 2016 LMS Walking Pilgrimage to Walsingham
29 August 2016 (Monday) Tyburn Walk
10 September 2016 (Saturday) LMS Pilgrimage to Glastonbury
10 September 2016 (Saturday) LMS Pilgrimage to Brinkburn Priory
24 September 2016 (Saturday) Missa Cantata at St Augustine's, Snave
1 October 2016 (Saturday) LMS Pilgrimage to Aylesford
22 October 2016 (Saturday) Annual Meeting of LMS Committee and Local Representatives
29 October 2016 (Saturday) LMS Oxford Pilgrimage
2 November 2016 (Wednesday Vespers of the Dead
5 November 2016 (Saturday) Annual Requiem Mass
12 November 2016 (Saturday) Confirmation in the Traditional Rite
The 2016 Summer School, for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18, will take place at the same venue as last year, the Franciscan Retreat Centre in Pantasaph, North Wales.
There will be daily Rosary, Sung or High Mass in the traditional rite, and Sung Compline at the end of the day.
The Summer School also includes lessons each day in Catholic History, English Literature and a number of other subjects taught from a Catholic perspective. The boys receive altar serving training and are of course able to serve at the Masses themselves. In the afternoons, there will be various activities to choose from including football and sewing, which will be followed by lessons in singing (Gregorian chant and/or polyphony) and Latin, before dinner.
This will be the 6th Residential Latin Course organised by the LMS and we are returning to last year's venue, The Franciscan Retreat Centre, Monastery Road, Pantasaph, Holywell, Flintshire, North Wales CH8 8PE.
The course is intensive, over six days, with accommodation close by in the St Winifrede’s Guest House in Holywell, which is run by the Bridgettine Sisters. The Latinists will be able to attend the daily Missa Cantata and sung Compline which are part of the St Catherine's Trust Summer School, which will be running simultaneously to the Latin course in another part of the Retreat Centre.
In addition to language teaching, the course participants will have talks on Gregorian Chant, the Latin liturgy, and Latin in Philosophy and poetry.
Full details, booking and payment facilities can be found here. THE CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKING IS THURSDAY, 30 JUNE.
You are invited to the seventh Latin Mass Society walking pilgrimage for the conversion of England. We will be walking from Ely to Walsingham from 25 to 28 August 2016, which is the Bank Holiday weekend.
During the pilgrimage there will be a sung Traditional Latin Mass each day, Confessions, recitation of the Rosary, the singing of traditional hymns, periods of silence and quiet reflection, and the chance to chat and relax with other pilgrims.
This pilgrimage is open to all ages and to families. We want to encourage as many families to attend this pilgrimage as possible. For that reason we have secured indoor accommodation for each night. The indoor accommodation is for use by women and children. Women and children are also free to camp if they wish. Camping is compulsory for men.
We are now accepting bookings. See here for details.
The Tyburn Walk, which retraces the footsteps of the Catholic Martyrs from Newgate Gaol (now the site of the Old Bailey) to the site of Tyburn tree at the renamed Marble Arch, will take place on Monday, 29 August 2016 (August Bank Holiday).
Starting at 1.00pm, the Walk will end with Low Mass in Tyburn Convent at 3.00pm.
The LMS Pilgrimage to Glastonbury will take place in the Abbey Grounds on 10th September 2016 at 11.00am, followed by a rosary procession and benediction in the afternoon in the Church of Our Lady Glastonbury.
If wet, the programme is to hold the event in the Church of Our Lady of Glastonbury commencing at 11.15am.
The twenty-first annual Solemn High Mass at Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland will take place on Saturday, 10 September 2016.
The beautiful 12th century church of the Augustinian priory of Brinkburn survives today despite being one of the first monasteries to be closed in the Dissolution of 1536. After years of neglect, it was sensitively restored in the 1800s and stands as one of the finest examples of early Gothic architecture in Northumberland.
Snave is one a group of medieval churches built to serve very small communities on Romney Marsh in Kent. Now redundant, they are in the care of the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust, who have kindly given permission for us to celebrate Mass on Saturday 24 September (Our Lady of Ransom) at 12 noon.
Last year was the first time Mass had been celebrated in the church since Reformation times and we are delighted to be able to return this year. The celebrant will be Fr Marcus Holden (Rector of the Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate) and music will be supplied by The Victoria Consort.
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Our annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady at Aylesford will take place on Saturday, 1 October. Details have yet to be finalised but the pilgrimage will include, Solemn Mass, a Spiritual Conference, Enrolment in the Brown Scapular and the pilgrimage will conclude with Vespers and Benediction.
The pilgrimage is open to members and non-members.
Each year members of the LMS Committee meet with our Diocesan and Assistant Representatives to discuss matters of mutual interest, and to share views and opinions about issues that we face and initiatives and projects that we are running. Previously this meeting was held in December but it has been decided to bring it forward this year to October. It will be in the church of Our Lady of The Assumption & St Gregory, Warwick Street London. Further details will be sent to Committee members and Reps nearer the time.
The Latin Mass Society Oxford Pilgrimage, in Blackfriars, St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LY.
The pilgrimage is in honour of the Catholic Martyrs of Oxford. As part of the pilgrimage we shall be visiting the site of the martyrdoms of Bl Thomas Belson & his companions.
11am Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite
2pm Procession to the site of the martyrdom
A flyer advertising the pilgrimage is available HERE.
The church of Blackfriars is the Priory Church of the Oxford Dominican community in Oxford, located on the West side of St Giles.
There will be a celebration of Vespers of the Dead on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, at 5.30pm, the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed.
The celebrant will be Fr Mark Elliott Smith, and this will take place in Our Lasy of the Assumption & St Gregory, Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ. Music will include Viadana and Palestrina.
High Mass of Requiem in Westminster Cathedral at 2.00pm, celebrated by The Rt Rev. Mark Jabalé O.S.B., Emeritus Bishop of Menevia. This is our annual Mass offered for the repose of the souls of all deceased members of the Latin Mass Society. Before Mass, a wreath is laid at the tomb of Cardinal Heenan in grateful thanks for his role in helping to preserve the Traditional Mass in England and Wales.
Our annual celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in St James's Church, Spanish Place, London W1U 3QY, on Saturday 12 November 2016 at 11:00am. This will be followed by Pontifical Benediction. The celebrant will be The Rt Rev. John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Titular Bishop of Hilta. To register your child or yourself to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please see here for further details.