Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bishop Seamus Cunningham at St Joseph's, Gateshead

This weekend was the Episcopal Visitation of St Joseph's parish together with the satellite church of St Wilfrid. Bishop Cunningham celebrated Mass at St Wilfrid's on Saturday & spent Sunday at St Joseph's. He celebrated & preached at both the 8.30am & 10.30am OF Masses before joining us for the EF 12noon Mass. This being the 3rd Sunday of the month we celebrated a Missa Cantata with Fr Adrian Dixon the parish priest who celebrates our EF Mass every Sunday.

The bishop sat in choir & was accorded the required rubrics throughout Mass. He also preached a most excellent sermon on prayer & silence coupled with our need to evangelise. He met with the congregation as they left the church after Mass & gave his blessing to the servers following Mass.

We were delighted that Bishop Seamus was able to share in our celebration of Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

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