Normal Mass Times
Saturday 5.00pm - Simple Liturgy - no Hymns or Chants - 35-40minutes duration.
Sunday 9.30am - Family Mass - Simple Liturgy - Hymns - 45-50minutes
Sunday 11.00am - Solemn Liturgy - Hymns & Chants - In depth homily - minimum 1 hour
All preaching is for adult hearing.
From Friday 8th December for the following two Fridays of Advent
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 7.30pm
Jim Bunce - Cantor Sue Bunce - Organist
Holy Days of Obligation
10.00am & 7.30pm
Saturday – 11.30am (Appointments with Fr Jim)
In 2006 the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, with the approval of the Holy See on 13th July 2006, decreed that with effect from the first Sunday of Advent 2006, three of the present Holy Days of Obligation which are Solemnities of the Lord are transferred to Sundays. This means that the Epiphany, the Ascension of the Lord and Corpus Christi will now be celebrated on Sunday.
The current practice is retained with regard to other Holy Days of Obligation. That is, Christmas Day, the Apostles Peter and Paul, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and All Saints will continue as at present. With the exception of Christmas Day, the discipline in England and Wales is that when these days fall on a Saturday or Monday they are transferred to a Sunday.
The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei in 2008 confirmed that in Roman Rite, whichever form of the liturgy is being celebrated, the Holy Days of Obligation are held in common. Where the obligation has been transferred to the Sunday, the Epiphany of the Lord, the Ascension of the Lord and Corpus Christi, this is to be followed in both Ordinary and Extraordinary celebrations of the Mass.
Epiphany 3 Jan
Ascension 28 May
Corpus Christi 18 June
SS Peter & Paul 29 June
Assumption 15 August
All Saints 1 November
Christmas Day 25 December
Ash Wednesday 1 March
Palm Sunday 9 April
Good Friday 14 April
Easter Sunday 16 April
Pentecost Sunday 4 June
Trinity Sunday 11 June
Christ the King 26 November
First Sunday of Advent 3 December