+ JUNE 2016 +


It is not often that we record the good work which goes on week in and week out at Wallasey: just under the Mersey Tunnel from Liverpool! We greet our dear friend, Bishop Daryl Woodward who does so much for the ArchConfraternity on Merseyside, and has for many years. In fact, Thursday, June 9 th , Feast of St. Columba, is the 10 th +Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Daryl, by the Metropolitan, Bishop Anthony. This was performed according to the Old Roman Rite, up at Wallasey in +Daryl's beautiful Oratory, with Father Emilio assisting as Chaplain to the Metropolitan. We all remember that day, with its Pontifical High Mass, and then the delicious Summer Luncheon(!!) with great affection. Bishop Daryl, whose Episcopal Title is ‘Fountains and Hazelwood', is truly one of our many unsung heroes - simply by serving GOD and his Catholic community day by day, without making any great fuss. He has rejoiced with those in joy, and comforted those who mourn. He is a true son of Merseyside, and we thank him with all our hearts for all he does. Please pray for all our Merseyside and Liverpool stalwarts in this most Catholic part of England. Our Lady, keep them safe! Dearest +Daryl: AD MULTOS ANNOS!


Unfortunately Bishop Anthony is unable, this year, to come to Worthing for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday, 3 rd June. This is because quite a number of our London people have already asked for a Solemn Mass of the Sacred Heart in the evening. This will be offered at Holborn at 6pm. Friday, 17 th June, is the Feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, and there will indeed be Solemn Mass at Worthing that evening at the usual time of 7pm – followed then by Benediction, and a Celebration Summer Supper Party! (The usual Solemn Mass at Midhurst, the following day at Noon.)

Will all our Sussex Faithful please make a note of this now! The May Mass was early, on Friday, 6 th , Feast of St. John before the Latin Gate, and over 30 were present, some coming, as ever, from Hove. Marie Todd reports three new people, a young man and two older ladies, who decided that they could no longer support the ultra modern Masses at the main Novus Ordo Catholic Church in Worthing – quelle surprise, as we are wont to say, when “converts” ask for our help!! Bishop Anthony looks forward so much to meeting you all on Friday, 17 th ; he is confident you will like very much our traditional liturgy. A Warm Welcome indeed!!

This falls on Monday, 13 th June, and is a day of special devotion throughout the ArchConfraternity. It is obviously the Patronal Feast of the Hampstead Mission. Please note that the Feast must NOT be kept on Sunday, 12 th !! At Hampstead there will be Pontifical Mass at 7pm; this will include the Blessing of the Lilies, with Si Quaeris, and Veneration of the Relic of our dear Saint which the Mission possesses. A special celebration supper will follow. Will some of our' London Lot' please be sure to come!! Saint Anthony is not only the Patron of things lost- he is far more than that! So, if you want a special Blessing and Plenary Indulgence that day, do be certain to come and beg for his aid. ++


The May Mass was offered on Monday 23 rd , the Feast of St. Dunstan of Canterbury. It was at Tredegar, and Mary reported 32 present, some from other Missions nearby, including four from Usk, bearing gifts of refreshments. We realise that ‘food' is so very frequently mentioned, but, in our little ArchConfraternity, the fellowship and friendship which accompany all we do for JESUS and MARY are vitally important. A simple May Devotion followed, in the form of five Decades of the Rosary, with Salve Regina, after Mass. The June Mass will inevitably be offered on the 24 th : Feast of Saint John Baptist, the Mission's Patron. It will be sung solemnly at 6pm, at Ebbw Vale (Kath's), and followed by a Midsummer Supper. Glenys and Eve in the Rhondda have offered to help with catering, so do please let Kath or Mary or Glenys/ Eve know if you are proposing to come. Many thanks to one and all. June 24 th is also the 80 th Birthday of Dame Joan Rawlins, one of our ArchConfraternity stalwarts, who hosts the Masses at Primrose Hill. She will be remembered at the Ebbw Vale Mass, Father Flynn informs us. But, regarding dear Joan, please see the next item..............


We are sorry to announce that, at the end of April, Joan fell at home, breaking vertebrae in her neck. She has been in the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. Bishop Anthony and Father Graeme Rowlands at St. Silas, Kentish Town, have been ministering to her spiritual and, in part, various practical needs. Thank God, she is making a good recovery. You will see that this month's Intention at the bottom of the Kalendar page is for Joan. The ‘thanksgiving' is for her life at the time of her 80 th Birthday. We are still unsure how we will be marking it: hopefully with a special Sung Mass at her home from which the Primrose Hill Mission is run, followed by an appropriate party. Do, meanwhile, keep Joan constantly in your prayers, as she, in turn, has always prayed for all our ArchConfraternity Faithful, over the years.


This falls on Wednesday, 29 th , and is an Holyday of Obligation. For Masses, consult Clergy & Guardians. It is NOT on the preceding or following Sundays - take note!!


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 June Offering for The Sacred Heart. 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.

Mr & Mrs Mistry; Jenny Rees; Ron & Doreen Hughes; 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 and Cathy Bosworth (Ammanford) Elsie Davies; Joan Reed; 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; Jim Morgan (Cardiff) Anna Cavacuiti; Christine Tidey (Abertillery) Eileen Jones; Elizabeth Parr; Mary Rees (Cwmtillery) John Aylesbury; Ciss Duggan; William Bard; (Six Bells) Gee Cayley (Hove) Bernadette Dolan (Solihull) Della Edling (Covent Garden) John Baker (Swanley) John Crouch (Oxford) Neil Hedgeland; Paul O'Farrell (Edinburgh) Robert McBride (Kettering) Doug Coleman (Spain) Neil Gordon; Sheena Warr (Aberdeen) Joan Rawlins (St. Pancras) Constance Vincent (Winchester ) Tony Banks (Brighton) Gill & Robin Bencard; Lorna Lane (Battersea) Peggy Witcombe (Blackwood) William Duncan (Worcestershire) Teresa Mitchell; James Milton; Anne Moccata (Worthing) Joanna Conrad (Warwick) Tom Smith (Chesham) Netta Piotrowska; Kevin Donnelly; Mair Davies (Shepherds Bush) Fr. Robert Aird; Elizabeth Aird (Chulmleigh) Jim Ford (Chatham) Mick 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) Bernard Phillips; Ian McKenzie (West Lothian) Kathy Higginson; Phillip McNulty (Rochdale) +Francis Dunlavey (Wittering) Barry Carroll (Clapham) Eileen & John Snook; Ann & Colin Ward (Coventry) Stuart Laing (Bedford) Gerald Wilson (Poole) Trudi Spare (Leicester) Clive Murphy; David Gibson (Stepney) George Hodges; Noel Clarke (Huddersfield) Shirley Kloster (Surbiton) Paul Roberts (Cambridge) Dot Unwin (Kilburn) Fr. Alan Page (Usk) Hilda Turner (Hitchin) Penny Lamble (Hornsey) Nicholas Johnson (Chester) Marie Argyll (Gosport) Diana & George Praud (Hove) Andrew Skedd (Livingstone)

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.


have asked us to pray for them. Please do!! In fact Mass is offered for everyone on the List on a regular basis. If you know of names that should be added, do tell us.


The Solemn Mass at Queenstown Road on Whit Monday fulfilled the Pentecost Obligation. 46 were present, including some of our Holborn people. A special Lunch followed. At time of writing the Solemn Mass on Sunday, 29 th May, Second after Pentecost, has yet to take place. It will be followed by Rosary and Benediction - then a combined meeting of our Battersea and Holborn Student Committee. Magda, our Battersea Guardian, is looking forward very much to Father McPherson's visit in early July. He will stay a week, so there will be daily Mass. (He then goes on to Angela at Midhurst). The listed June Mass at Queenstown Road will be offered on their Patronal Festival, Tuesday, 21 st , the Feast of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. There will be Pontifical Solemn Mass at 6pm, followed, as ever, by a Celebratory special Bring-and-Share Supper. We hope as many as possible of our other Londoners will be able to come.


Things are now starting to settle down well at our West Lothian Parish in the town of Bo'ness. Father Norman McLeod is the new Parish Priest, and is already starting to attract new people to the main Sunday Mass. The Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, of whom Fr. Norman is one, now make use of the church building at various times during the week. This in itself is a most welcome aid to the Parish. The Metropolitan, as was announced earlier, has given full permission for the Old Celtic Catholic Rite of Mass to be offered during the week. It is similar to the Tridentine Roman Rite. Fr. Norman (Norrie to his friends!!) has maintained the Parish's recycling scheme which brings in additional, welcome income to the Parish. People give second hand clothing and other material goods, in the large bins outside the church; the bins are taken and sorted out by Council workmen, and a monthly sum of money returned to the Parish. +Please pray for Father Norman as he sets out on this new, exciting venture as Parish Priest.

The Metropolitan is, however, canonically obliged to publish the fact that the former Parish Priest at Holy Guardian Angels, has been excommunicated from the ArchConfraternity - and from the Catholic Church.

Mr. Leslie Saywell knew that if his legitimate wife were to die, he was absolutely forbidden, by Canon Law, from taking another woman unto himself. He disobeyed the Church, and deceived his Metropoloitan by an un-canonical, protestant ‘marriage'. That ‘union' is null and void, and Mr. Saywell is no longer a priest.



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