ADVENT IV & CHRISTMAS 2018 Bulletins

Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. https://youtu.be/DRNttmC-kbQ DIARY THIS WEEK 23.12 Advent Sunday IV*   0700 Morning Prayers Confession available 0830 Holy Mass with homily 1015 Breaking fast The Roedean Café 1700 Evening Prayers Confession available 24.12 CHRISTMAS EVE 0700 Morning Prayers…

Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; Advent IV

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Missa “Rorate, coeli,” Whereas the Church during the whole year offers her prayers to God the Father in union with Jesus Christ, during Advent she addresses herself directly to the Word, and not to the Word Incarnate, as is shown by today’s Collect. Only on the Second Sunday does she entreat God…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass: Ember Saturday in Advent

Sabbato Quattuor Temporum Adventus: Missa “Veni, et osténde” Today is Ember Saturday in Advent. It is a day of Fast and Partial Abstinence as we prepare for one week from today the coming of the Lord. Today is a Major Feria, not Privileged Station at St. Peter’s. In the first ages ordinations took place in…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Thomas, Apostle

St Thomas, Apostle; Com. Feria of Advent III: Missa “Mihi autem nimis” Saint Thomas, called Didymus, that is “the twin,” was probably a Galilean of lowly condition and a fisherman. He was chosen to be one of the apostles in the year 31, as can be determined from the mention of his name in the…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria V of Advent III

Feria V of the Third Sunday of Advent; commemoration of the Vigil of St Thomas, Apostle: Missa “Gaudéte“ Truly we should rejoice in the Lord: Gaudéte in Dómino. This is introduced in the Introit and carried throughout the Mass, especially the Epistle where St. Paul tells the Philippians, “The Lord is nigh, rejoice in the Lord.” We…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Advent Ember Wednesday

Feria Quarta Quattuor Temporum Adventus: Missa “Roráte, Cœlí“ On the Wednesday of Ember Week in Advent, the Mystery of the Annunciation is commemorated by many Churches. The Mass is sung early in the morning. That Mass is sometimes called the Golden Mass, Roráte Mass or Messias Mass. On that occasion the Church is illuminated as a…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feast of The Expectation of the BVM

The Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Missa “Rorate caeli desuper“ This feast, which in recent times has been kept not only throughout the whole of Spain, but also in many other parts of the Catholic world, owes its origin to the bishops of the 10th Council of Toledo, in 656. These prelates thought that there…

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2018

CHRISTMAS EVE 0700 Morning Prayers Confession available 0830 Holy Mass with homily 0930 Breaking Fast Community Cafe 1400 Homeless Christmas Lunch Prep Main kitchen BCH 1700 Evening Prayers Confession available CHRISTMAS DAY 0000 Midnight Mass of the Angels 0830 Dawn Mass of the Shepherds 1000 Morning Mass of the Nativity 1115 Coffee & Mince Pies…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria II of Advent III

Feria II of the Third Sunday of Advent: Missa “Gaudéte“ Truly we should rejoice in the Lord: Gaudéte in Dómino. This is introduced in the Introit and carried throughout the Mass, especially the Epistle where St. Paul tells the Philippians, “The Lord is nigh, rejoice in the Lord.” We pray that our faith and hope in…

Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; Advent III

Third Sunday of Advent; Commemoration of St Eusebius, Bishop Martyr: Missa “Gaudéte“ On this day the Church urges us to gladness in the middle of this time of expectation and penitence: the coming of Jesus approaches more and more. This Sunday is called “Gaudete” (Rejoice) from the first word of the Introit. The whole of this…

ADVENT SUNDAY III 2018 Bulletin

Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. DIARY THIS WEEK 16.12 Advent Sunday III*, comm St Eusebius BpM 0700 Morning Prayers Confession available 0830 Holy Mass with homily 1015 Breaking fast The Roedean Café 17.12 Monday, Advent Feria 0700 Morning Prayers Confession available…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of the Conception of the BVM

Octave Day of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Comm. Sabbato of Advent II: Missa “Salve Sancta” Holy Mother Church celebrates the octave day of the ancient feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. An innovation in 1854 by Pope Pius IX altered the title and Mass of the feast adding the word…