Thursday, June 03, 2010

News from the FSSP

Fr de Malleray emailed to send the following items of news. The first is about the DVD of the solemn dedication of the Denton seminary chapel:

EWTN presents: Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary chapel solemn Dedication 2-DVD set, in NTSC# Region 0 format now available: can be watched on any UK computer. Consecration ceremony and Pontifical Mass which followed. With commentary by Rev. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP and Rev. Justin Nolan, FSSP. Recaptures the beauty and solemnity of the consecration of the heart and jewel of the seminary. UK orders only: price: £7 (postage included). Please send cheque made payable to ‘FSSP England’ to: St John Fisher House, FSSP DVD, 17 Eastern Avenue, Reading RG1 5RU. Running time is 4.5 hours. Orders from outside the UK:

The next is about the first Masses of Fr Harkins:

· Cardinal Primate to attend First Solemn High Mass of newly ordained British priest Fr Simon Harkins, FSSP, in St. Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Picardy Place, Edinburgh, on Saturday 5th June 2010, at 1pm. His Eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O'Brien will be in attendance and will preach the homily. This is the first time in the UK and possibly in the world that a Cardinal Primate will attend a First Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in his own diocesan cathedral and preach. The St Andrews Camerata will sing Joseph Haydn’s ‘Missa in tempore belli’ also known as ‘Kettledrum Mass’. Very Rev Frs Josef Bisig and Franz-Karl Banauch, Rectors of the international seminaries of the Fraternity of St Peter in America and in Europe, will be in attendance, as well as many other clergy.

· If you live too far south the Hadrian‘s Wall, you are welcome in London instead on Saturday 12th June 2010 at St James, Spanish Place, 22 George Street, W1U 3QY, where, kindly welcomed by Parish Priest Fr Christopher Colven, Fr Simon Harkins, FSSP will offer his first Solemn High Mass in England – starting at 3pm. Director of Music at St James Spanish Place Dr Terry Worroll will conduct Tomás Luis de Victoria’s ‘Missa Simile est regnum coelorum’ and the ‘Gaude Virgo Maria’ motet also by Victoria. Refreshments afterwards. Nearest underground: Baker Street, Bond Street. Please come and pray in thanksgiving for a new British priest (formed according to the usus antiquior). Deo gratias.
Thanks to Fr de Malleray for the news. I look forward to seeing the pictures of these Masses.


Em said...

Keith Patrick Cardinal O'Brien certainly seems to do the rounds. He was in Fieberbrunn near me for Pentecost with the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcre. I was very surprised when the local newspaper arrived yesterday with pictures of him celebrating Mass at the Pfarrkirche in Fieberbrunn.

gemoftheocean said...

Nice to know tht the DVD from Denton is now out. The main MC at that Mass was the then Deacon Rhone Lillard.

He became Father Lillard two Saturdays ago. His mother belongs to our parish and he said his own first high MAss last weekend in the parish this past Sunday! Time marches on.