We are delighted to announce that the date for the Solemn High Mass in St Mary's Cathedral has been agreed as Saturday 5th November 2011. Whilst the starting time is still to be announced we expect it to be 12 noon.
We are grateful to Fr Peter Leighton, the Cathedral Dean, for his speedy agreement.
Although our diocesan bishop, Rt Rev Seamus Cunningham, has previously said he would be unable to attend due to a full calendar, we are advising him of the confirmed date hoping that, following the Holy Father's Instruction, he might find a 'window' which allows him to join with those of his flock who prefer Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite which Pope Benedict has instructed should have an equal place with the Ordinary Form.
Further details will be published as they become available.