Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Missa Cantata on 3rd November

Due to lack of clergy the Solemn High Mass on Monday 3rd November 2014 will now be a Missa Cantata celebrated By Fr Brown. The Faure Requiem will still be sung

Solemn High Mass at St Joseph's, Gateshead for All Souls

A solemn High Mass will be celebrated at St Joseph's in Gateshead on Monday 3rd November 2014 at 7pm for Commemoration of All Souls. The music for the Mass will be the Faure Requiem sung by the Westland Singers of Sunderland under the direction of Paul Dewhirst. It is expected that the sacred ministers will be V Rev Dr Michael Brown, Rev Fr David Phillips & Rev Mr Andrew Bunce (transitional deacon).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sunday lunch after Mass

Here at St Joseph's in Gateshead they have started lunch following the 12 noon EF Mass. This takes place in the church hall on the 3rd Sunday of each month & is immediately followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Initially attendees are asked to bring their own food with tea, coffee & soft drinks provided. Discussions are continuing as to whether soup could be provided. Not all of the congregation attend but sufficient to make it worthwhile. While some of us, including our Juventutem group, meet for coffee after the 11am EF Mass on Saturdays, the Sunday lunch gives an opportunity for likeminded people to socialise after Sunday Mass too. It is important that we socialise as it gives us armour against the negativity which sometimes exists within parishes.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A reminder

There will be no EF Mass on Saturday 25th October at St Joseph's, Gateshead due to Fr Brown being in Rome with the LMS pilgrimage. Sunday's Mass will be celebrated at the usual time of 12 noon at St Joseph's by Fr Paul Tully.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Clarification re Barrasford

It has been pointed out to me (by a priest of Clifton Diocese!! & confirmed by Fr Bede) that the Sunday Mass will be at St Mary's, Great Swinburne as Barrasford is the nearest village Fr Bede thought it best to use that in the address. For anyone going the postcode is NE48 4DQ. Many thanks to Fr Redmond of Clifton & Fr Bede for clarification. Pat on the back for me too - good to know someone reads my blog.

New Sunday Mass in the diocese

An extra weekly Sunday Mass in the diocese of Hexham & Newcastle is now available at St Mary's Church, Barrasford, Nr Hexham at 12 noon. The celebrant will be Fr Bede Rowe newly arrived from his post as Chaplain at Chavagne International School in France. Details of Fr Rowe's address & telephone number can be provided via this blogsite. Welcome Fr Bede, we hope you will be happy here.