Our beloved Traditional Rite Latin Mass resumes on Sunday, 6pm 12 July at Our Lady’s Swynnerton. There will be some restrictions, to be expected. People will need to bring a mask (though Father Chavasse has some available), but Holy Communion will be received as normal during (not after) the Mass. Further good news is that Fr. Kazimierz Stefek OSPPE, p.p. of St. Augustine’s in Meir, Stoke will be celebrating the traditional Mass each Wednesday at 7 pm, having said his first public Mass yesterday evening.
Monday, 29 June 2020
Happy to inform you that the traditional Latin Mass at Our Lady’s, Swynnerton, will resume at 6pm on Sunday, 12 July. Although Father does remind us that “for obvious reasons, things will not return to exactly what they were before all this began. For example, everyone is required to wear some form of face covering or mask while they are in church and there cannot be any singing. The congregation must use the hand sanitiser provided on entering and leaving the church. Because of social distancing not all the pews in church will be in use. We are required to have at least one steward who will indicate where people are to sit, depending on whether they are a family group, a couple or an individual. Also, the church has to be cleaned after each Mass. It goes without saying that it is impossible for me to do this all by myself. If our Mass is to be feasible, I will need some volunteers to help with stewarding and cleaning.”
Anyone interested in helping out should contact Father directly: email - Paul email@example.com; ‘phone 01782-7996677, mobile 07786-883674.
Please pass on this information to anyone interested not on-line.
Thursday, 19 March 2020
I’ve just received this sad message and request from Fr. Paul, though I suppose in the light of all the examples of other countries, it was inevitable:
You may have heard that earlier today the Bishops announced the suspension of all public Masses until further notice. This news will doubtless upset many. Would you be kind enough to let people know that there is no Mass this coming Saturday or Sunday, and nothing until we hear more.Best wishes, and keep well,
Please relay this message to anyone you know not on the internet. However, for those who do not know, there is access to a LIVE MASS via the internet. Just google ‘Live Mass at Warrington’ and click on the section of the page that says ‘Live Mass’. At 12.10 pm. Traditional Rite Latin Masses from Monday will be held behind closed doors at St. Mary’s Shrine, but will be screened live: as will others around the world , details on the website.Here’s hoping, God bless
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
March 29 Our Lady's, SwynnertonThis being an exceptional day for the Catholic Church in England, instead of the Lenten Stations preceding the 6 pm Latin Mass, at 5.15 pm there will be special prayers and Benediction offered for the rededication of England as Our Lady's Dowry.
On the matter of the spread of the Coronavirus, in case this should involve directives concerning reception of the Sacred Host, the Chairman of the Latin Mass Society has written to priests who regularly or occasionally celebrate the Traditional Rite.
The LMS can be contacted via www.lms.org.uk
Friday, 6 March 2020
Sat. AM Mass 7 March / AquinasThe usual fortnightly Saturday 10 am Masses at Our Lady's, Swynnerton, resume this Saturday, which happens to be the important Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, the great Dominican theologian and Doctor of the Church. Masses thereafter are 21 March, 4 April, 18 April, 2 May, etc.
Saturday, 15 February 2020
Some sad news to report. Some of you will remember Henk and Bridget de Witt as regulars at the N. Staffs Latin Masses. Henk, who in his eighties sometimes served Fr. Tynan’s Masses, died a while ago. Now Bridget, who the last I heard was living in Cornwall, has gone to her rest. They were a lovely and holy couple. May she rest in peace.
Monday, 13 January 2020