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Saturday 4 April 2020

Children's Stations of the Cross

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Saturday 4 April 2020

The Guardian Angels and Spiritual Communion

Pietro-Da-Cortona-The-Guardian-Angel-2-Many people who have been joining our daily Masses online will find this article by Christopher Howse in the Daily Telegraph helpful. Find our YouTube channel by clicking here.

Saturday 4 April 2020

Spiritual Preparation for Holy Week and Easter

the-confession-1838-detail-giuseppe-molteniMaking an Easter Confession is impossible at the moment and a number of people have asked how they can make a spiritual preparation for Holy Week and Easter.

One way might be to make an examination of conscience followed by saying the act of contrition. In this way we can remind ourselves of our own sins and the burden our Lord carried for us on the cross. We can also cultivate a longing for confession and gratitude for the gift of forgiveness and reconciliation we receive in that sacrament.

When Our Lord appeared to his disciples after his resurrection he showed them the marks of the nails our sins had caused. He also gave them the gift of peace. "Peace be with you," he said. Then he gave the sacrament of reconciliation. He breathed on the apostles and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; those whose sins you retain, they are retained."

Once the present situation begins to improve it will be possible to come to Mass and Holy Communion once again. Before we do that we should also make a resolution to come to confession as well. Our return to the Eucharist will be like another First Holy Communion day. We are blessed that we have this time of preparation for it.

The Fathers of the Oratory will make sure there is plenty of opportunity for confession when it becomes possible again. Meanwhile here is a download of the Guide to Confession which is always available at the doors of the confessionals in St Wilfrid's and St Joseph's.

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Holy Week Service Times

il_1588xN.1411943701_qz50Please note that Holy Week streamed service times will be a little different.

On Palm Sunday the Extraordinary Form Mass will be at 9.00am and the Ordinary Form English Mass will be at 10.30am.

From Monday to Wednesday the  Extraordinary Form Mass will be at 8.00am and the Ordinary Form English Mass will be at 9.30am.

On Maundy Thursday the Mass of the Lord's Supper (OF) will be at 6.00pm.

On Good Friday the Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion will be at 3.00pm.

On Holy Saturday the Easter Vigil will be at 9.00pm.

There will be no Rosary on Maundy Thursday but on other days the Rosary and Stations will be at 5.30pm as usual.

Please look out for further announcements. Our YouTube channel can be accessed by clicking here.

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Home Altars

All sorts of things are happening online. Br Henry and Br David have their Canon Law classes by Skype and the First Holy Communion Preparation still continues. Here are some pictures of the home altars some of our children have set up.5f13dde3-75f7-43b8-920c-50c135466b38 10a3b1f7-b389-4060-abb7-ec117b3e18cc 79e46344-1f3a-4795-a378-e9f316beddde 201cadb3-f8dd-4319-8817-644926b8ad82 512b2931-a96f-4649-9a72-32ff11e46dfd 546e0de0-71dd-4ca6-9e75-7a26751ff473-1 23577f69-b18f-487f-b217-d2d1c5eccaa7 d512381e-3361-480d-8240-13d17c99cf58Don't forget that you can watch Mass live streamed from the Shrine of Our Lady of York every day. There is also a daily Rosary and some other services. All these are available to view later. To access our services please click here.

Monday 30 March 2020

Novena to St Thérèse

st.-therese-of-lisieux-2The Rector of the Basilica at Lisieux has asked for a novena of prayer to St Thérèse in the days leading up to Holy Week. For those who would like to use the novena prayer it can be found by clicking here.

Saturday 28 March 2020

Rededication of England

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Saturday 28 March 2020

Stations of the Cross

Some viewers of our Youtube channel have asked for copies of the meditations for Friday evening's Stations of the Cross. You can find a PDF document by clicking here.

Friday 27 March 2020

Technical Difficulties


We apologise to those who tried to join us for Mass this morning, and experienced difficulties.  We are currently working to have the issue resolved.

Wednesday 25 March 2020

The Rededication - Play your part

We were to host the rededication of England to our Lady as her Dowry this coming Sunday (29th) - and though the procession and music won't be possible, the current situation makes it all the more important to entrust ourselves wholeheartedly to Mary's maternal protection. After all, King Richard II offered his kingdom to the Blessed Virgin in 1381 at a time of national crisis. We should have the same confidence in Our Lady's power now.

89283249_144201267052520_7782169239258923008_oWe have had some booklets beautifully printed, and will distribute them at a later date. However, you can take part at home by downloading the booklet here. The Rededication will take place during our broadcast Rosary and Benediction at 5.30pm this Sunday. Tune in on our YouTube channel, and join thousands across this land, set apart among the nations for the Mother of God.