+ APRIL 2017 +

RENEWED THANKS TO FATHER EMILIO:

...for all he does for The ArchConfraternity down in North Devon . The Chapter of Advice particularly thanks him for running The ArchConfraternity Web Site so very efficiently, and over such a long period now. May the Lord +Bless and keep him – ad multos annos!

 
 
OUR LADY OF MERCY, HOLBORN:

The listed March Mass was offered on the 11th, Ember Saturday in the first week of Lent. It was sung at Noon, and followed by Benediction. Because of a very high turn-out of our London stalwarts, the congregation amounted to an excellent 58. Ruth and helpers were still able to cope with the Buffet Lunch that followed – a Bring-and-Share meal. Thanks also to Eileen and Magda for their contributions which were much appreciated by our Holborn people. London members and friends of the ArchConfraternity truly are one happy family: for which we thank God! There were two more Masses during March, one on Ash Wednesday at 1pm, with Imposition of Ashes (42 present) and the other on 25th , Feast of the Annunciation, at Noon, when we were joined by 50 of our London Faithful. The Hampstead people are now getting used to joining our Holborn friends, whenever there is a Sunday Mass at Noon at Russell Square! A few, however, do wait for the Hampstead Low Mass at 6pm on those occasions! Listed Mass for April at Russell Square will be early in the month – on Passion Wednesday, 5th , at 6pm. Come!!

There will, of course, also be other April Masses, and certainly one in Easter Week to be notified.
 
 
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES:

As ever, please consult Clergy and Mission Guardians for all Masses and other Devotions during Holy Week and Easter. Most Missions have their own weekly/monthly news sheet which will furnish full details. Because of our circumstances, blessed Palms may be distributed at Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week. On those days, Bishop Anthony will offer Holy Mass at 6pm:- Monday at Shepherds Bush; Tuesday at Battersea; Wednesday at Holborn. There will be Low Mass on the Tuesday in Holy Week, at Hampstead at Noon. The Hampstead people already know our local arrangements, as do people in other Missions. Father Flynn has a very full programme in South Wales and Monmouthshire (a rather taxing agenda), as well as his commitments in Southport & Rochdale later in the month. Please keep Father in your constant prayers. And all you kind chauffeurs of our dearest Father: please be punctual and patient throughout Holy Week and Easter!! For Holy Week & Easter times in Scotland, obviously contact Canon Harry Anson, Fr, McLeod and Fr. McPherson. These monthly Notes are only intended to be a “snapshot” of our work generally - both in Britain and in the Czech Lands. We thank the many USA Traditionalists who regularly follow us on the Website. +May God bless you all+

 
 

SACRED HEART OF JESUS, WORTHING:

Our Worthing stalwarts send love and Easter Greetings to you all! The Sacred Heart Mission is, along with St. Anthony's, Hampstead, our earliest, founding Mission.

Mrs Marie Todd took on the reins from Mrs Jessica Boggis (+RIP) back in 2002, and we thank her with all our hearts for what she has achieved as Mission Guardian ever since. Although it is only possible for Bishop Anthony to visit Worthing once a month, the Worthing folk at least have the monthly opportunity of extra Masses at Midhurst and Hove. The three Missions in Sussex are now as united as those in London. Mass in March was on St. Patrick's Day, Friday 17th at 7pm, when 40 were present. It had been Bishop Anthony's birthday the day before, and the Worthing people produced a surprise birthday cake during the Bring-and-Share Supper. Thank you all for your kindness! The April Mass will be offered on the 21st , Friday in Easter Week at 7pm. It will be a Solemn Easter Mass, beginning with Vidi Aquam and concluding, fittingly, with Benediction. Then an Easter Buffet Supper. Will our Hove lot be sure to write this in their diaries now!!
 
 
SAINT PIUS X, MIDHURST:

Solemn Mass will, as always, be next day - 22nd April , Easter Saturday, at Noon. Angela hopes people from the three Sussex Missions will come – bearing goodies also for the special Easter Celebration Buffet Lunch which will follow Mass! Benediction at around 4.30pm. Apart from being Midhurst Guardian, Angela has been elected Treasurer of the combined three Sussex Missions, so she holds the purse-strings, though adding considerably to them, as, indeed, do all our Sussex Faithful! Thank you all for your continuing generosity. The accounts are coming up for their first official auditing. The main Bank Account for the ArchConfraternity remains with The Yorkshire Building Society, but Missions may open their own local accounts, provided everything is properly audited by an accountant or other capable person.

The March Mass, on Saturday 18th , was of Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. The attendance was good, with 47 present. Following Mass a new (but old!!) set of green vestments was blessed for the sole use of the Midhurst people. They are in a rich damask - in very good condition. Mrs Mabel Cassidy is one of our staunch Midhurst ladies; she has a close friend in the antique trade, and the vestments, known to be from the late nineteenth century, were discovered in Lyon, before finding their way to Ardingly, that well known Antiques Fair in Sussex. Ruth and Magda in London have similar contacts, so the exquisite number of complete Mass vestment sets continues to grow over time. Thank you so much, Mabel! Deo Gratias!
 
 
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 us a April Offering for Easter. 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

Philomena Duffy; Jenny Rees; Ron Hughes; Daphne Ellis; Margaret Hepburn; Shelley & Rita Breach (Hampstead)

Meryl Lay; Frank Lay (Bracknell) Megan Edwards (Cardigan) Elsie Davies; Joan Reed; Janina Harper; Edith Barraskell (Southampton) Alexandra Tundidor-Tungden (Barnsley) Matthew Calderwood; Dai Rees (The Wirral) Fr. Bohuslav Smesny; Judmila Navratilova; Zdena Vychodilova; Irena Voseckova (Czech Missions) Stan & Mary Lipscombe (Barnsley) Katherine Buffin; Pat Markey (Ebbw Vale) Jim Morgan (Cardiff) Sylvia Foley; Christine Tidey; Brian Tidey (Abertillery) Eileen Jones; Elizabeth Parr; Mary Rees (Cwmtillery) John Aylesbury; 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) Bishop Robert McBride (Kettering) Douglas Coleman (Spain) Neil Gordon; Sheena Warr (Aberdeen) Joan Rawlins (Harrow) Constance Vincent (Winchester ) Fr. Don Coleman (Suffolk) Tony Banks (Brighton) Gillian and Robin Bencard; Kitty Davis (Battersea) Mavis Boylan (Whitehaven) Teresa Mitchell; James Milton (Worthing) Richard Conrad (Warwick) Tom Smith (Chesham) Netta Piotrowska; Ned McGinty( Shepherds Bush) Father Robert Aird; Elizabeth Aird (Chulmleigh) Jim Ford (Chatham) Jimmy O'Leary; Agnes Murphy (Manchester) Neal Edwards; Josie Poultney (Ebbw Vale) Anthony Dunlavey (Walsall) Luke Mason (Bridgend) Tim Williams (Midhurst) Herbert Buckingham (St. Albans) Vladimir Stursa (Chrudim) John Gardner (Helston) Yvonne Roberts (Harrogate) Bernard Phillips; Ian McKenzie (West Lothian) Leonard Reilly (Rochdale) +Francis Dunlavey (Wittering) Marie Jones (Brecon) Eileen and John Snook; Ann & Colin Ward (Coventry) Stuart Laing (Bedford) David Bradley (Lynmouth) Trudi Spare (Leicester) Dave Gibson (Stepney) George Hodges; Noel Clarke (Huddersfield) Jim Nowell (Yeovil) Paul Roberts (Cambridge) Dorothy Unwin (Kilburn) Fr. Alan Page (Usk) Hilda Turner (Hitchin) Yvonne Evans (Finchley) Nicholas Johnson (Chester) Marie Argyll (Gosport) Diana Praud (Hove) Andrew Skedd (Livingstone) Nick Boles (Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford) Angela Green (Brynmawr) June Stubbs (Guildford) David Davies (Swansea)

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.

 
 
sAINT JOHN BAPTIST, EBBW VALE & TREDEGAR:

Kath, Mary and all “the gang” wish all readers a Happy and Blessed Easter! They have a special Holy Week programme planned which will be centred on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6pm until 9pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Stations of the Cross and Holy Week Vespers will be part of this. There will be Low Mass on Tuesday at 5pm, and we trust that our other South Walians will endeavour to come. These three special days will all, for stability, be kept at Kath's house in Ebbw Vale. Cars and a mini bus are being arranged so that you can all go across to Brecon (Norah's) for the Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, and to the Rhondda for the Good Friday Liturgy at 3pm which will be held at Eve's house in Llantrisant. The Mission's Easter Solemn Mass will be offered on Thursday, 20th (Thursday in Easter Week) at 6pm at Mary Riley's house in Tredegar. All our South Wales and Monmouthshire people will, we are sure, like to make note of these arrangements!! It will be perfectly possible for you all to keep Holy Week, with the Triduum, and Easter itself, in a devout manner, provided you are prepared to do a little local travelling! Please support all that Father Flynn does for you! Note too that there will be Solemn Mass on Easter Tuesday (18th ) at 6pm at Abertillery [Catrina]. Supper follows!

 
 
SAINTS JOHN FISHER & THOMAS MORE, ROCHDALE:

Father Flynn will be driven up to Rochdale, by Johnny Quinn, on Tuesday, 25th April, for the listed Southport and Rochdale Masses. After his tireless efforts for our South Wales people, during Holy Week and Easter (and indeed always ), he will need a nice, necessary break. He will spend at least a week with Moira and family where he is always ‘home from home' and enjoy all the cosseting they love to provide. He hopes to have his paddle in the sea at Southport, if the weather is decent. The listed Masses are Southport (Saint Mark's Day) on 25th, and Wednesday, 26th, at Rochdale. But there will be daily Mass at Rochdale, and several Southport Masses also, thanks to Frances Duggan. Please do avail yourselves of Father's comforting presence amongst you for Confession, Mass, and other spiritual blessings. There will also, of course, be Rosary and Solemn Benediction in the Quinn family Oratory. The Quinns are a proud Catholic, Lancashire family (with some historic Irish blood). They have always been loyal to the Mass of Ages, and were prepared to separate themselves from the Novus Ordo, as far back as the early 1970s. Moira, and her sons Johnny and Timothy, say that they were blessed to find us in the ArchConfraternity. On the contrary, we have been immeasurably blessed to have found them ! Please keep our three Lancashire Missions in your constant prayers. May more Lancashire folk find us soon! +++

 

 

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