24-26 February 2015 (Tuesday-Thursday) Lenten Retreat 2015
10-12 April 2015 (Friday-Sunday) St Catherine's Trust Family Retreat
10-12 April 2015 (Friday-Sunday) Residential Gregorian Chant Course
14-17 April 2015 (Tuesday-Friday) Priests, Deacons and Servers Training Conference 2015
4-8 May 2015 (Monday-Friday) Clergy Retreat in Bavaria
9 May 2015 (Saturday) York Pilgrimage 2015
11 July 2015 (Saturday) Annual General Meeting
26 July to 2 August 2015 (Sunday to Sunday) St Catherine's Trust Summer School
2-7 August (Sunday-Friday) Summer Camp for Boys
27 to 30 August 2015 (Thursday to Sunday) 6th Annual Walking Pilgrimage to Walsingham
14 November 2015 (Saturday) Annual Requiem Mass in Westminster Cathedral
The FSSP will be holding their annual Lenten retreat at Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, RG7 5TQ Reading, England. For bookings and more details please contact the FSSP: St John Fisher House, 17 Eastern Avenue, Reading RG1 5RU, Berks. England or call 0118 966 5284.
The next Family Retreat is back at its regular venue of the Oratory School at Woodcote, near Reading over the weekend of Low Sunday. For more detail see the St Catherine's Trust website
Running parallel to the St Catherine's Trust Family Retreat (above) at the same venue (the Oratory School near Reading), the chant course run by the Gregorian Chant Network is an excellent way to learn or improve your skills at singing this most ancient form of liturgical music. More details to follow in due course.
We're happy to announce advanced notice for the 2015 training conference. From Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 April 2015 (Low Week) the Priests, Deacons & Servers Training course will take place at Prior Park College, Bath.
The price, as per previous years, is £100. The LMS offers subsidised places for full time students or means tested individuals, and senior seminarians go free. More details to follow, but you can book now to ensure your place (2014's conference was booked out - even the overflow accommodation!):
Not only priests, diocesan or not, but any consecrated men are welcome, including deacons, religious and seminarians (cum permissione superiorum), irrespective of nationality and country of residence.
Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP will preach on Death, Judgment, Hell and Heaven. No one ends up in Hell against their will. According to God’s bounty, our destination is eternal happiness with Him.
Cost: £290 (all inclusive for 4 full days full board in modern
single rooms with en-suite bathroom + conference room + organisation fees + transportation from the airport and back).
Optional tourism day: add £80 extra, i.e. £370 in total.
Not included: return journey from your parish to Memmingen airport: for convenience, each priest will book his own flight (estimated cost of return flight with Ryanair from the UK/Ireland £80 to £150).
Booking: Please send your Name-Surname-Address-Telephone-Email with your £100 deposit cheque made payable to FSSP ENGLAND to: Clergy Retreat, St John Fisher House, 17 Eastern Avenue, Reading, RG1 5RU, England.
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The LMS pilgrimage to York in honour of St Margaret Clitherow and the York Martyrs has been organised for 9 May 2015. We are delighted that the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom will also be in York that weekend and we warmly invite them to join us on this pilgrimage.
As previously, Mass will take place at St Wilfrid's Church, Duncombe Place, York YO1 7EF. Many thanks to the Oratorian Fathers for their hospitality.
The timetable is as follows:
1.30pm Solemn Mass
High Mass in Westminster Cathedral at 2.00pm. Details of the AGM itself to follow in due course.
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 26 July to 2 August 2015.
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.
St Peter's Summer Camp 2015 for Boys (age 10-13 & 14-17) will take place in the New Forest at St Joseph Centre, 8 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, Hants SO40 7DU, from Sunday 2 August 2015, 3pm until Friday 7 August 3pm.
Six English FSSP seminarians and priests will be present full time. As a support to families, the Camp is heavily subsidized by FSSP England.
Requested contribution: £90.00 per boy. Total number of boys: 24. For bookings and more details please contact the FSSP: St John Fisher House, 17 Eastern Avenue, Reading RG1 5RU, England or call 0118 966 5284.
The 6th annual walking pilgrimage to Walsingham for the conversion of England. Pilgrims meet at Ely on Thursday eveing (27 August). Mass takes place early on Friday morning and the three-day walk of 55 miles commences. Sung or High Mass in the Extraordinary Form every day. Confessions available throughout the pilgrimage. Traditional devotions and hymns en route. Spiritual talks from our pilgrimage chaplin. The chance to strike up new friendships, or renew existing ones.
High Mass of Requiem in Westminster Cathedral at 2.00pm. 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.