+ FEBRUARY 2016 +

SAINT ALOYSIUS, BATTERSEA:

Magda and all the Battersea ‘gang' – students and oldies – send love to everyone reading these Notes, including our Faithful in the Czech Lands, and our many followers in USA. More Masses are offered at Queenstown Road than those listed, and so the listed Mass, as with several other places, is basically the day on which we pray especially for the Faithful in Battersea - not least our students who do so much for us and who remain ‘semper fidelis': ever faithful. God bless you all. The listed January Mass was offered on Thursday, 28th, when there was Solemn Mass at 7pm. However, there was also a Mass on Sunday, January 10th, Feast of the Holy Family, at Noon, when 42 were present (including, as ever, some people from Holborn and Shepherds Bush). A delicious Bring-and-Share Lunch followed, as well as Parish Meeting. Our Battersea and Holborn students then held a separate meeting to plan for the New Year. That was before they all sloped off to their favourite local pub. It's only a rumour, but we rather think that Mrs O'Connor and a few of the Shepherds Bush oldies accompanied them.....! The listed February Mass will be offered on Ember Wednesday, 17th, which follows the First Sunday of Lent. A Lenten Lunch of soup and bread will follow. There will be a retiring collection for the ArchConfraternity Discretionary Fund. Please make a special effort to be present at that 7pm Mass. There will also be a Solemn Mass on Sunday, 28th at Noon (Third of Lent) – again followed by Bring-and-Share Lunch. As it is Sunday, we shan't be in gloomy mood! Bishop Anthony is so glad that, transport-wise, it is now so much easier to get to Queenstown Road from Hampstead, than it used to be. Please keep all our Battersea Faithful in your constant prayers.

 
 
SOLEMNITY OF CANDLEMASS:

This, one of the most beautiful & graceful Feasts of the Church's year, falls on Tuesday, February 2nd. For Mass times please consult Clergy and Guardians. Solemn Mass with Blessing of candles: Hampstead at 7pm; Bo'ness at 6pm; Peterborough at 10am; St. Andrews at 7pm. Fr. Flynn will sing two Masses: Tredegar at Noon & Rhondda at 6pm. Consult Father Julian for the time of Mass at Cwmtillery, and Bishops Daryl and Dennis for Mass times in Wallasey & Barnsley. Candlemass is the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple to Simeon, as well, indeed, as Mary's Purification after childbirth. Another lovely ancient title is ‘Little Christmass Day' because it is a Feast of Light (A Light to lighten the Gentiles, and to be the glory of Thy people Israel). In a real sense, February 2nd is the close of the Christmass season. In some traditional churches the Christmass Tree is not removed until Candlemass. Will our Faithful make a special effort to attend Holy Mass on this day. By permission of the Metropolitan, the Mass at Cardigan on Monday, February 1st, will also commemorate Candlemass.

 
 
SAINT DAVID LEWIS, MONMOUTH & USK:

The listed January Mass on Saturday, 16th was attended by an excellent congregation of 53, people coming from all neighbouring Missions. Norah Herbert herself was Fr. Flynn's chauffeur that day. Without our dedicated team of drivers, Father would not be able to do what he does, and this fact cannot be over-stated!! Renee and all our Usk stalwarts gave everyone the warmest of welcomes, and the lunch that followed was a truly cheerful occasion. The Sung Mass was offered for peace in Syria and Palestine, and also for the remnant of suffering Christians in those countries. Kyrie Eleison! +++

The listed February Mass will be offered on the last day of the month – Leap Day, in fact, Monday 29 th, at 6pm. Supper & Parish Meeting will follow. Mass will be of St. Oswald of Worcester, with a commemoration of St. David, Patron of Wales, whose Feast occurs next day. Renee told Bishop Anthony that although the majority of the congregation do not consider Monmouthshire to be Welsh, they are happy to celebrate the Feast of one of our most fervently, holy, Celtic saints!! There will also be Solemn Mass at Usk on Sunday, 7th February (Quinquagesima) at Noon. Be certain to come! Bishop Anthony will be with you in the summer, probably basing himself again at Brynmawr. Remember our Monmouth and Usk Faithful in your prayers.
 
 
SAINT SILOVAN, CWMTILLERY:

From a Mission which considers itself English, to a growing Mission, only next door, whose Priest is a local Plaid Cymru councillor!! Father Julian Meek greets everyone reading these Notes. He recently graduated from the University of South Wales with an advanced Certificate in the field of Mental Health – useful indeed to the work and vocation of a priest. Father Julian also co-edits a new, local Cwmtillery/Abertillery newspaper, already widely read. His main Sunday Mass is at 11am, and all are welcome. There is a daily Mass, as well as the Office and Rosary. For further details please contact Father Julian or email Bishop Anthony. Thank you, dear Father, for all you do. The Chapter of Advice sends love. By the way, “Silovan” is the Greek version of the Latin “Silas”, thus giving us an indirect connection to the church of Saint Silas, Kentish Town, that famous Anglo Papalist basilica which is dear to Bishop Anthony's heart. Please keep Father Graeme Rowlands, Parish Priest at St. Silas, and his people, in your prayers.

 
 
ASH WEDNESDAY:

This falls on February 10th and is called, in the Old Rite, a Privileged Feria, when we should be present at Mass and Ashing if we can. For Masses consult local Clergy & Guardians. Let us all try to keep Lent in a spiritual way, that we be more worthy to celebrate the joys of our Saviour's Resurrection!

 
 
DO PLEASE KEEP THOSE SECOND CLASS STAMPS COMING!!

They are a source of real income to the ArchConfraternity, helping tremendously with the postal bill for the despatch of the monthly Notes. As we continue to stress, many of our older Faithful don't have access to a computer (and thus to our Web Site) and really do rely on the “old fashioned word” as a vital means of communication. Particular thanks to all who sent stamps during recently. Do PLEASE send a February Offering to Our Lady of Victories. Cheques should be made payable to “ The ArchConfraternity of Our Lady of Victories ” and sent to Bishop Anthony at the address at the top of the Kalendar, or to Mr. Simon Gibbs, ArchConfraternity Treasurer:

Gibbs & Co., Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard, London,EC2V.5AE.

God will bless you.    Holy Mass is offered monthly for all our benefactors.
 
 
YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE SICK

Mother Angelica of the Bl. Sacrament; Lady Jane Cambell.

Mr & Mrs Mistry; Jenny Rees; ; Samantha Jackson; Daphne Ellis; Jimmy Duffy; Shelley Breach; Linzee Hickox (Hampstead) Marie Jones; Malcolm and Barbara Fouracre; Hayden Willis (Brecon) Freda Soraghan (Eltham) Meryl Lay; Frank Lay (Bracknell) Chris & Cathy Bosworth (Ammanford) Elsie Davies; Gertrude Perkin; Janina Harper; Edith Barraskell (Southampton) Alexandra Tundidor-Tungden (Barnsley) Matthew Calderwood (Wirral) Fr. Bohuslav Smesny; Judmila Navratilova; Jirina Starkova; Zdena Vychodilova; Irena Voseckova (Czech Missions) Tony Keane; Katherine Buffin; Pat Markey (Ebbw Vale) Derek Williams; John Rees (Cardiff) Anna Cavacuiti; Christine Tidey (Abertillery) Eileen Jones; Elizabeth Parr; Mary Rees (Cwmtillery) John Aylesbury; Ciss Duggan; William Bard; (Six Bells) Gee Cayley (Hove) Mary Hart (Alton) Della Edling (Covent Garden) John Baker (Swanley) John Crouch (Oxford) Neil Hedgeland; Paul O'Farrell (Edinburgh) Robert McBride (Kettering) Doug Coleman (Spain) Jill Walker (Liss) Sheena Warr (Aberdeen) Joan Rawlins (St. Pancras) Constance Vincent (Winchester ) Tony Banks (Brighton) Gillian and Robin Bencard; (Battersea) Peggy Witcombe (Blackwood) William Duncan (Worcestershire) Teresa Mitchell; James Milton; Anne Moccata (Worthing) Joanna Conrad (Warwick) Tom Smith (Chesham) Netta Piotrowska; Kevin Donnelly (Shepherds Bush) Father Robert Aird; Elizabeth Aird (Chulmleigh) Jim Ford (Chatham) Michael Callaghan; Anne Doyle (Manchester) Neal Edwards; Josie Poultney (Ebbw Vale) Anthony Dunlavey (Walsall Luke Mason (Bridgend) Timothy Williams (Midhurst) Herbert Buckingham (St. Albans) Vladimir Stursa (Chrudim) John Gardner (Helston) Yvonne Roberts (Harrogate) Marian Harrison; June Stubbs (Westminster) Ian Graham; Bernard Phillips; Ian McKenzie (West Lothian) Kath Higginson; Phillip McNulty (Rochdale) Una Hudson (Barry) Barry Carroll (Clapham) Eileen and John Snook; Ann and Colin Ward (Coventry) Stuart Laing (Bedford) Gerald Wilson (Poole) Trudi Spare (Leicester) Clive Murphy; David Gibson (Stepney) George Hodges; Noel Clarke (Huddersfield) Shirley Kloster; Richard & Sarah Saywell (Surbiton) Dorothy Unwin (Kilburn) Father Alan Page (Usk) Hilda and Hedley Turner (Hitchin) Penelope Lamble (Hornsey) Nicholas Johnson (Chester) Marie Argyll (Gosport) Diana and George Praud (Hove)

DO PLEASE send in names for inclusion on the Sick List, and indeed tell us to delete the names of those physically recovered in health – or those who have departed to purgatory!!   Holy Mass is offered for them all every month.

 
 
OUR LADY OF MANCHESTER AT MANCHESTER:

Penny and all our Urmston stalwarts want you to know that they pray for you daily at Vespers and Adoration. Four ladies from Wythenshaw are part of the Mission, and attend regularly. The Guardians of our three Lancashire Missions are in the early stages of planning a special Lancashire Conference to take place in Manchester over a long weekend. This will give Bishop Anthony an opportunity to meet more of our Rochdale & Southport friends! At time of writing, the finding of a suitable venue is still the top priority - but accommodation is not, because everyone attached to the Urmston Mission is happy to host visitors. There was Solemn Pontifical Mass at Manchester on January 12th , and it was of The Holy Family which Feast had fallen two days earlier. 42 were present, people coming over from Rochdale and Southport. The following Bring-and-Share ‘Spread' was not to be missed! Thanks so much to you all for your generous contributions. The collection money was given, by unanimous consent, to Mrs Duggan, towards the cost of a beautiful set of 19th Century Low Mass, silk, green vestments that she found, and bought, ‘on Line'. It was, if you like, a New Year gift to Southport from all our Lancashire folk.

The listed February Mass at Urmston will be sung on Saturday, 13th at Noon, and will anticipate the First Sunday in Lent. Benediction will follow Mass – as will lunch!! Moira and Frances have promised to bring people over from Rochdale and Southport. Tradition is alive and kicking up in Catholic Lancashire! +++

The Metropolitan will travel up the day before, so there will be Low Mass also at 6pm on the Friday, as well as the chance to make your Confession, should you desire.
 
 
THE SACRED HEART, WORTHING/ST. PIUS X. MIDHURST:

We list these together since it is almost always the pattern to offer Mass at Worthing at Marie Todd's on Friday evening, followed next day by a Solemn Mass at Angela Ullathorne's at Noon. Thanks to both ladies, our dearest friends, for all they have done and continue to do. The February Masses are late in the month: Friday, 26th at Worthing at 7pm, and Saturday, 27th at Midhurst at Noon. The Midhurst Mass will be of the Third Sunday in Lent - followed by Benediction. Lunch and Meeting will follow. Some of the Hove people have promised to come to one Mass, or to both. February is the 14th +Anniversary of our Worthing Foundress, Jessica Boggis, and the annual Mass for the +Repose of her soul will be offered on 26th at Worthing. We still miss her cheery presence.

 

 

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