This month marks the tenth anniversary of the Fraternity of St Peter’s ministry in the Diocese of Ferns, which began with Fr Simon Leworthy FSSP offering the first traditional Mass in Barntown on Sunday 8th January 2012. Click here to read a short article from then in the Wexford People.
NB: Due to a funeral taking place in St John’s church on Wednesday 5th January, Mass will be at the earlier time of 11AM.
Feast of the Epiphany on Thursday 6th January:
Low Mass in St Peter’s College Chapel, Wexford at 10AM
Sung Mass in St John’s Church, Waterford at 6:30PM
(Mass for Friday 31st December takes place at 1pm)
Eucharistic adoration before Our Lord in St John’s church from 11pm to Midnight followed by Sung Midnight Mass.
NB: The Midnight Mass takes the place of the usual 11am Saturday Mass.
In this issue:
Editorial: The Heenan Indult Turns Fifty
Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP looks back at the petition in favour of the traditional Latin Mass by scores of British men and women of the world of culture and the arts, some non Catholic and some non Christian. Pope Paul VI was convinced to grant permission for the traditional Latin missal to be used further in England, and asked Mgr Bugnini to express his permission to Cardinal Heenan of Westminster.
Your Young, Loyal, and Traditional Catholics
The bureau of the Juventutem federation issued a communiqué following Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis Custodes. Juventutem has worked for 17 years to make use of the Roman traditions of the Church for the sanctification of young people, with the blessing of the Holy See and the active support of many cardinals and bishops.
Chant for the Nativity
Chant expert Deacon Gwilym Evans, FSSP, on pastoral placement in England, presents the CD on Christmas chant made with his confreres at the international seminary of St Peter in Wigratzbad, Bavaria. For six consecutive weeks, Sancta Nox: Christmas Matins from Bavaria, on the De Montfort Music label, has been Number 1 on the US Billboard charts for classical music.
The God Rush
Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP shares his happy surprise at the number of young people in the UK who became nuns, friars or seminarians over the past couple of years. Could there have been a worse moment than the Covid outburst? And yet, a dozen of them heard God’s call and are now answering it. A new spring?
Year of St Joseph: A Carpenter’s Son & A Carpenter Today?
Young and mature people alike in our modern world are trapped into virtual reality. In these two articles Richard Kornicki presents woodwork as a welcome antidote for all, even if only by way of meditation in this Year of St Joseph. The profession chosen by Jesus Christ (first article) can safely be embraced by modern apprentices (second article).
Click here to open the magazine.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Carols begin 30 minutes before each Mass.
Midnight Mass in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand Street, Waterford.
Confessions available from 11:15pm
Please note the different location for this Mass.
Christmas Day: 10am Mass in St Peter’s College Chapel, Wexford.
Saturday 18th December
11am to 3:30pm
St John’s Church, Waterford
Programme as follows:
11am Holy Mass, followed by refreshments
12.15pm First conference
1pm Lunch (bring your own packed lunch)
2pm Second Conference
2:30pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, with opportunities for confession. Concluding with Rosary and Benediction, finishing at 3.30pm.
7:30am on Wednesday 15th December in St John’s Church, Waterford
The traditional candlelit Mass of Ember Week in Advent.
NB: This Mass takes the place of the usual 5:30pm Wednesday Mass.
From 12th December, our Sunday Mass in Wexford will be offered at 10am in the new location of the Chapel at St Peter’s College, Summerhill Road.
On Wednesday 8th December Holy Mass will be offered as follows:
11am (Low) in St Alphonsus Church, Barntown
5:30pm (Sung) in St John’s Church, Waterford