The Mass schedule for December 2015 is detailed below. Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the Mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception has been cancelled; this is due to availability and other commitments which cannot be rearranged. Sunday 6th December 2015 – II Sunday of Advent St Theresa’s Church, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield S2 1EY Time: 12.15 p.m. Friday 18th December 2015 – Service of Lessons & Carols followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament St Theresa’s Church, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield S2 1EY Time: 7.30 p.m. The Eckington Singers will be in attendance. Mulled Wine & Mince Pies will be served in the Parish Hall afterwards Sunday 20th December 2015 - IV Sunday of Advent Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 134, Armthorpe Road Intake Doncaster DN2 5JN Time: 3.00 p.m. Friday 25th December 2015 – Solemn High Mass of the Nativity St Theresa’s Church, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield S2 1EY Time: 11.00 a.m.
Thanks to everyone who supported our Masses in October both in Sheffield and Doncaster and of course to Fr Adrian and Fr. Kieran for offering the Mass for us. The Mass schedule for November is detailed below: Monday 2nd November 2015 – Solemn Requiem Mass for the Feast of All Souls St Theresa’s Church, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield S2 1EY Time: 7.30 p.m. The Eckington Singers will be in attendance. Music: Requiem by Gabriel Faure Saturday 7th November 2015 – Solemn Requiem Mass for the deceased of the Diocese Cathedral Church of St. Marie Norfolk Row Sheffield S1 2JB Time: 10.00 a.m. The University Chamber Choir will be in attendance. Music: Missa pro Defunctis by Tomas Luis de Victoria Sunday 8th November 2015 – Remembrance Sunday (Sung Requiem) St Theresa’s Church, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield S2 1EY Time: 12.15 p.m. Sunday 15th November 2015 - XXIII Sunday after Pentecost Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 134, Armthorpe Road Intake Doncaster DN2 5JN Time: 3.00 p.m. Saturday 21st November 2015 – Annual Requiem Mass & Blessing of Graves St Michael’s Cemetery Chapel Rivelin Valley Road Sheffield S6 Time: 11.00 a.m.
I would like to thank everyone who made the effort to attend the Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Doncaster. I am pleased to report that there was a very good number of people in attendance, probably over 50 made up of people not only from the parish but from other parts of Doncaster as well as those who came over from Sheffield. As a result of the good attendance and the pastoral need to make the Extraordinary Form available to the people of Doncaster, Fr Kieran Fletcher has confirmed that he will offer a monthly Sunday Mass; this will take place on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 3.00 p.m. The Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and we offer thanks not only to Fr. Kieran but also to Fr. Elliott, the parish priest at Mount Carmel, for allowing us to use the church so freely.
I am very pleased to confirm that at the invitation of Fr. Craig Elliott, there will be a Missa Cantata on Sunday 20th September 2015, 3.00 p.m., at the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Doncaster. The mass has been arranged to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the opening of the church and 30th anniversary of its consecration in 1985. The celebrant will be Fr. Kieran Fletcher. Sunday 20th September 2015 – Anniversary of the Dedication of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Doncaster Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 134, Armthorpe Road Intake Doncaster DN2 5JN Time: 3.00 p.m.
A reminder that we have a Solemn Mass on Friday 26th June 2015 at St Theresa's Church, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield; this will be a Votive Mass of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour - Patroness of the Diocese. The Mass will begin at 7.30 p.m. followed by refreshments in the Parish Hall. We welcome back the Eckington Singers who will be augment the liturgy with Haydn's Mass No 7 (The Little Organ Mass). Please make every effort to attend; the choir put in a great deal of effort to prepare for our Masses and it would be good to see a large number of members actively supporting on these occasions.
Thanks to everyone who supported the pilgrimage Mass at Padley Chapel on Sunday 17th May 2015. We had a group of over 30 pilgrims and it was lovely to see so many of our younger families joining with us. The weather held out for us this year which meant that the Rosary procession could take place from Grindleford Station to the Chapel. The intentions of the pilgrimage were as follows: *Vocations to the Priesthood & Religious life in Hallam *The intentions of Bishop Heskett *The Sick of the Diocese *The Holy Souls A total of £80 from the collection was donated to the Shrine for the general upkeep and maintenance. A special word of thanks to Fr. Clayton for offering the Mass for us and I hope that we may be able to arrange a further Mass at Padley before the end of 2015. Watch this space for further details. The regular Sunday Mass continues but please take careful note of the change of date and time. After discussion with Fr. Adrian, we have decided to move the June Mass to Saturday 6th June 2015 at 3.30 p.m. The rationale for this is that the annual Corpus Christi procession will be taking place the following day and I know that many of you would also wish to attend the procession, so by moving the Mass on this occasion, hopefully people will be able to attend both events should they wish. I also wish to draw your attention to the change of date for the Eckington Singers at St Theresa's, Sheffield. Full details are as follows: Saturday 6th June 2015 - Anticipated Mass for the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi St Theresa's Church, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, S2 1EY Time: 3.30 p.m. Friday 26th June 2015 - Votive Mass of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (Patroness of the Diocese) St Theresa's Church, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, S2 1EY Time: 7.30 p.m. (Music by the Eckington Singers) I look forward to seeing you during the coming month.
The annual Latin Mass Society Pilgrimage to Padley Chapel takes place on Sunday 17th May 2015. The Pilgrimage will begin at 12.30 pm at Grindleford Station with a Rosary Procession to Padley Chapel, followed by Sung Mass at 1.00 p.m. at Padley Chapel. Padley chapel is the remains of Padley Manor, originally the private chapel of Padley Hall, which, in the sixteenth century, was owned by the devout Catholic Fitzherbert family. The Hall was regularly raided for evidence of Catholic worship until, in July 1588, two priests were found hiding within the walls. Nicholas Garlick and Robert Ludlam were found guilty of high treason and, together with Richard Sympson who shared their faith, were hung, drawn and quartered at Derby before the month was out, their butchered remains stuck onto poles on St. Mary’s Bridge. They became known as the ‘Padley Martyrs’. Location: Padley Chapel, Grindleford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 2HN
Silence is one of the most characteristic aspects of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite that marks it apart from the Novus Ordo. Many of the prayers said by the priest are done so either silently or inaudibly. There are very good reasons for silence in the traditional liturgy; a practice that dates back centuries to the early Church. In this short video, Dr Joseph Shaw explains the reasons for what many mass-goers regard as one of the most attractive and uplifting aspects of the Traditional Latin Mass.
One of the most obvious differences between the Old Rite of Mass and the Novus Ordo is the direction in which the priest faces. Worship 'ad orientem', or facing East, is an ancient practice going back to the earliest centuries of the Church. Criticised by advocates of the New Mass as 'the priest turning his back to the people', it is nothing of the sort. Quite the reverse, in fact, it unites priest and people in a deep and spiritual way unheard of in most Novus Ordo celebrations. Here Dr Joseph Shaw explains the ancient roots of Mass facing East, its theological and spiritual symbolism, and why arguments claiming that Mass facing the people was the practice in the early Church are totally spurious.
Source: Latin Mass Society of England & Wales