Sunday, September 23, 2007

High Mass at St Mary`s

Tonight we had a High Mass at the request of the Latin Mass group in the parish. Attendance was about 40-50 I think. Unfortunately I had not realised that tonight was one of the nights when the parish youth group meets in the hall next to the church. Although they did their best to keep the noise down and didn`t have their usual musical evening with electric guitars it did some what impinge on the atmosphere of the Mass. However it was my fault for not realising there would be a meeting. Nonetheless Frs Dickson and Phillips, both natives of Forest Hall, and myself, managed to get through the rubrics of High Mass which we normally only do once a year so we can be a bit rusty. Many thanks to the schola for their singing. At the meeting of parishioners afterwards there was a good deal of enthusiasm for more Masses in the Extraordinary Form. Here are the pictures, courtesy again of Frank Erskine. Vestments courtesy of Fr Bellamy, parish priest of the lovely church of St Michael`s, Newcastle.



3 comments:

Augustinus said...

Glad it all went well, Father. Many thanks for the pictures. Hopefully, there will be more opportunity for the Extraordinary Form in future.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

It looks wonderful...

Dr. Peter H. Wright said...

Well done Father.
The Lord will be smiling on you.