The Fathers and Brothers have a summer holiday timetable for a few weeks in August and September and so there will be no live-streamed Rosary for the next few weeks. Rosary and Benediction on Sundays will continue as usual.
Br Henry will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on Saturday, 15th August at 12 noon in the Oratory Church of St Wilfrid. The celebrant will be Bishop Michael Campbell OSA, the retired Bishop of Lancaster. Numbers will be quite limited as priority has been given to Br Henry's guests but there will be some places available for those who just turn up on the day. You are advised to come early!
Fr Henry will celebrate three "First Masses" at 10.30am on Sunday, 16th August and at 12.10pm on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th. Again, we may will reach the capacity of the church at all those Masses quite quickly so you are advised to come early and please to come to only one of the "First Masses".
Please keep Brother (soon to be Father) Henry in your prayers.
The Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady is on Saturday, 15th August but for the English Masses it is transferred to the next day, Sunday, 16th August. There will be a Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 9.15am on Saturday, 15th August. All the Sunday Masses in St Wilfrid's and St Joseph's will be of the Assumption.
People may be interested in this good news story from the BBC coverage of the recent devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. The Orthodox parish priest is clearly a man of great faith and asks for all our prayers.
For the list of Mass Intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 9th August please click here.
In the autumn, we'll start on the Book of Deuteronomy, so watch this space. Thank you to all those who have written in with comments and questions.
To keep you occupied for now, here is a word search sent in by a parishioner:
Can you find thirty (30) books of the Bible in this paragraph? Actually, there are 31 if you can find the variant of one Old Testament prophet's name, a variant that's used in the text of the Authorized Version (not as the title of a book, but in the text itself).
There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them? This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, "The books are all right here in plain view hidden from sight." Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus. There really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found. God Bless.
Please click here for the Mass intentions list for the week beginning Sunday, 2nd August.
Please click here for the Mass intentions list for the week beginning Sunday, 26th July.