Saturday Passiontide I: Statio ad St Ioannem ante Portam Latinam

May the people prosper who are devoted to Thee by the affection of pious devotion, we beseech Thee O Lord; that instructed by the holy rites, they may be made more pleasing to Thy majesty, and more may they abound in excellent gifts. Through Our Lord… Today’s Station takes place in the Church of St….

Sunday Lent II: Statio ad St Mariam in Dominica

O God, Who seest that we have no power whatever from ourselves; keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts which may hurt the soul. Through Jesus Christ our Lord… The Station…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Ember Saturday in Lent

Ember Saturday in Lent: Missa“Reminíscere” The Station for the Saturday of Ember Week is always at the great basilica erected by Constantine and rebuilt by the Popes in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries on the hill of the Vatican on the spot where St. Peter died on the cross and where his body rests. Besides the…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Matthias, Apostle

Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle: Missa “Mihi autem nimis” St. Peter, in the Acts of the Apostles (Epistle), says that the prophet had Judas in view when he declares “That his episcopate would pass into other hands.” It is the Lord Himself who showed the one He had chosen to be associated with the eleven apostles…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Timothy, Bishop & Martyr

S. Timothy, Bishop and Martyr: Missa “Statuit ei Dominus” Saint Timothy was a convert of Saint Paul, born at Lystra in Asia Minor. His mother was a daughter of Israel, but his father was a pagan, and though Timothy had read the Scriptures from his childhood, he had never been circumcised. On the arrival of Saint Paul at…

Christmastide at the Brighton Oratory

Sunday 24 December Christmas Eve 0830 Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord Christmas Confessions 11-11.30pm Monday 25 December Christmas Day 0000 MIDNIGHT MASS 0800 Confessions 0830 Mass of the Dawn 1030 Mass of the Day 1115 Coffee 1200 Christmas Day Homeless Lunch Tuesday 26 December Boxing Day 1130 Mass of St Stephen Protomartyr Wednesday…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord

Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord; Commemoration of Sunday Advent IV: Missa “Hodie sciétis” Station for Christmas Eve is at St. Mary Major in Rome with a Privileged Vigil of the First Class. It was only when Our Lord’s nativity was celebrated with increasing solemnity that a special Mass was said on this vigil. The Church,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass: S. Chrysogonus, Martyr

S. Chrysogonus, Martyr; Com. Oct. St Edmund, King & Martyr: Missa“In virtúte“ Today is the feast of Saint Chrysogonus who was imprisoned at Rome in the fourth century, during the reign of Diocletian. There he lived for the space of two years upon the alms of that holy Anastasia, the daughter of the Roman noble Praetextatus, who, along…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feast of St Raphael the Archangel

Feast of Saint Raphael the Archangel: Missa “Benedicite Dominum” “It is God who heals”, “God Heals”, “God, Please Heal,” performs all manners of healing. The name of the angel Raphael appears only in the Biblical Book of Tobit. Raphael first appears disguised in human form as the travelling companion of Tobit’s son, Tobiah calling himself “Azarias the…

Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; Sunday XVI Post Pentecost

Sunday XVI Post Pentecost: Missa “Miserére mihi” In the Gospel for the Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost the supernatural life of our souls requires that the grace of God should always go before us and accompany us (Collect). To Him therefore be glory (Epistle). It is He (Christ) Who heals our infirmities (Gospel), and Who is our…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Bartholomew, Apostle

St Bartholomew, Apostle: Missa “Mihi autem nimis“ The name “Bartholomew” appears in the New Testament only on lists of the names of the twelve apostles. This list normally is given as six pairs, and the third pair in each of the Synoptics is “Philip and Bartholomew” (Mt 10:3; Mk 3:18; Lk 6:14; but Acts 1:15)….