Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Vigil All Hallows Eve

Vigil of All Saints: Missa “Júdicant sancti gentes” In several traditional chapels today, there is the observance of the Vigil of All Saints for All Hallows Eve. This day was actually established to honor the many martyrs who gave their lives for Christ and His Church. Evolved through the centuries, this explains why this feast is…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass: Requiem for Andrew Pembroke

Requiem Mass for Andrew Pembroke on the anniversary of his passing. INTROIT Ps. 119 Eternal rest give to them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. (Ps. 64. 2-3). A hymn, O God, becometh Thee in Sion; and a vow shall be paid to Thee in Jerusalem: hear my prayer; all flesh shall…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Bede the Venerable

St. Bede the Venerable, Confessor & Doctor of the Church [Propr Dioc Angl (1754)]: Missa “In medio“ St Bede – also known as the Venerable Bede – is widely regarded as the greatest of all the Anglo-Saxon scholars. He wrote around 40 books mainly dealing with theology and history. Bede was probably born in Monkton,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; SS Simon & Jude, Apostles

SS Simon & Jude, Apostles; Comm. Sunday XXII Post Pentecost: Missa “Mihi autem nimis” On this day we celebrate two Apostles Saint Simon and Saint Jude Thaddeus, most probably because some historians have them being martyred together. The name of Simon occurs in all the passages of the Gospel and Acts, in which a list of…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Vigil of SS Simon & Jude, Apostles

Vigil of SS Simon & Jude, Apostles: Missa “Mihi autem nimis” Tomorrow the Church celebrates the feast of SS. Simon and Jude whose names occur together in the Canon of the Mass and are also celebrated on the same day. Possibly this is because they both preached the Gospel in Mesopotamia and Persia where it is…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Pope St Evaristus, Martyr

Pope, St Evaristus, Martyr: Missa “Si diligis Me“ St. Evaristus was the son of a Greek Jew, originally from Bethlehem, and was the sixth Pope of the Catholic Church. He is traditionally considered a martyr, but there is no documentation of the event. He is buried in the Vatican, near Saint Peter. Saint Evaristus succeeded Saint…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. John of Beverley

St John of Beverley, Bishop Confessor, Com. SS Chrysanthus & Daria, Martyrs: Missa “Sacerdotes tui” John was one of the leaders of the Northumbrian Church following the conversion of the North to Christianity in the 620s and 630s. According to later tradition he was born at Harpham near Driffield, and he was certainly Bishop of Hexham…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Monthly Requiem

Monthly Requiem Mass: Missa “Requiem aeternam“ The Requiem Mass is an expression of the Communion of Saints, the Church Militant (on earth) prays for the souls of the departed expressing Christian hope that they, the departed, will become members of the Church Triumphant (in heaven). Essentially the Church pleads Christ that His promise to the “repentant thief” at His…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria III Sunday XXI Post Pentecost

Feria III Sunday XXI Post Pentecost: Missa “In voluntáte Tua” God is good towards us: let us be the same towards our brethren. If we pardon our brethren from the bottom of our hearts, Our Lord Jesus Christ will remit our debts (our sins). The Apostle describes for the Christian the armour he must put on…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria II Sunday XXI Post Pentecost

Feria II Sunday XXI Post Pentecost: Missa “In voluntáte Tua” God is good towards us: let us be the same towards our brethren. If we pardon our brethren from the bottom of our hearts, Our Lord Jesus Christ will remit our debts (our sins). The Apostle describes for the Christian the armour he must put on…

Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; Sunday XXI Post Pentecost

Sunday XXI Post Pentecost: Missa “In voluntáte Tua” God is good towards us: let us be the same towards our brethren. If we pardon our brethren from the bottom of our hearts, Our Lord Jesus Christ will remit our debts (our sins). The Apostle describes for the Christian the armour he must put on to enable…

“The Vigil”…

…begins tonight! An interactive service where viewers online can send in prayer requests, join in with the singing wherever they are and even send in questions for answering live during the broadcast! Do you know a loved one or a friend stuck at home, unable to get out and about, unable to get to church?…