Wonderful Solemn High Mass for Corpus Christi at Gateshead
We had a wonderful celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi at St Joseph's in Gateshead last night with Solemn High Mass. The sacred ministers were V Rev Fr Michael Brown, Rev Fr David Phillips and Rev Deacon Andrew Bunce. There was a full serving team led by Leo Darroch. The music was beautifully sung by the Westland Singers of Sunderland. Immediately following Mass we had an outdoor procession of the Blessed Sacrament which circled the church. Afterwards attendees socialised with coffee, wine & food. It was especially rewarding to have some first time attendees, one of whom was not aware that the EF Mass was celebrated twice weekly at St Joseph's. No doubt she will visit more frequently as she commented very favourably about the prayerfulness of this form of the Mass. Also in attendance were parishioners of Fr Phillips from Berwick on Tweed and two ladies from the Ordinariate parish in Gainford.