+ MAY 2017 +


...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!


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.

This falls, indeed, the following day, May 25th, and is the culmination of our dear Saviour's work on earth - that unspeakable Compact of love between the Father and the Son which ends in the triumph of the Ascension. Ascension Day is NOT on the following Sunday: that is the Sunday after The Ascension. The modern Rite has perversely destroyed so much of Tradition, so much beauty, so much prayer! Thursday, 25th May is an Holyday of Obligation when all Catholics are bound to hear Holy Mass, unless prevented by some grave reason. For all Masses in the ArchConfraternity, do please consult your local Clergy and Guardians. (Shepherds Bush at 6pm)



More Masses are offered than those listed, as is the case with all our London Missions. We are increasingly blessed that the four Missions in the Capital are coming together regularly to support each other in all ways, and not least to avail themselves of many more weekly Masses. The April Mass on Thursday, 27th at 6pm was supported by 52 people, and Magda is, Deo Gratias, able to house so many, as are Ruth at Holborn and Eileen in Shepherds Bush. The listed Battersea Mass for May will be offered on Saturday, 27th at Noon. Bring-and-Share Buffet follows, as does a student meeting – will our Holborn students also please come. About 4.30pm there will also be the May Devotion of Rosary & Benediction before the students go out to deliver a leaflet about the ArchConfraternity in the neighbouring streets around Queenstown Road. There will also be Solemn Mass at Battersea on Sunday, 7th May, Third after Easter, at Noon. Lunch follows. Please all come, bearing tasty morsals (as you always do!), but above all, with a joyous heart that the Latin Mass is alive and kicking in Queenstown Road - as in so many other places now throughout the country! Many of our London students are preparing for vital exams which will determine their entire futures – in this mortal life – and we especially, at this time, ask all you older people who read these Notes to pray for our students, and, indeed, for all young Christians, that they may strive to do the Will of Him Whom they have been blessed to know. Remember that, in these uncertain, precarious times, the lives of the young are often fragile: and certainly far more fraught with difficulties, on all fronts, than ours ever were. Our Lady of Good Counsel: we beg thee to watch over our Catholic students! Amen+


the great work in the Rhondda continues apace, and we really are sorry that you haven't been mentioned in the last two months. But you have your own monthly News sheet, which is distributed now to over 150 people, some local Novus Ordo Catholics who like, from time to time, to revisit the Mass of Ages, and to worship with our Rhondda Faithful. The News Letter is also posted to people in our other South Wales/Monmouthshire Missions, so that they know when there is a Rhondda Mass, and can come when able. One feature of the Rhondda News Letter is a monthly cookery Recipe from either Glenys or Eve (both excellent cooks) which, we know, is much appreciated. Well, there has always been far too much talk of food in the ArchConfraternity Notes (according to some of you) so now you know that our Rhondda people are making a special feature of it!!! A Cook Book may well be published in due course, all proceeds to the work of the ArchConfraternity in the Rhondda. The listed May Mass will be on Tuesday, 23rd at 6pm, and followed by Holy Rosary. This will be back with Eve over at Llantrisant, and we really shouldn't mention that Supper follows! Anyway, it does, and produces a spirit of fellowship and love. (UBI CARITAS......Where is Love, there is GOD). Father Flynn will also sing Mass at Treorchy on Sunday, 14th, Fourth after Easter, at Noon. Will our South Wales people be sure to come. The Scout Hut is the usual arrangement for a Sunday Mass, and we thank them most sincerely for their generosity. The Rhondda folk are, it should be said, always most generous with their support of the other South Wales Missions, willingly travelling to support the Ebbw Vale and Abertillery folk – as well as our (Faithful to Both) Monmouthshire stalwarts!!! For those who don't know: “Faithful to Both” (Utrique Fidelis) is the ancient Motto of the old County of Monmouth, and it means that Monmouthshire is both Welsh and English. May it continue...!!


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 May Offering for Our Lady. 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.

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; Ian Linman ( 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) Nicholas Boles (Grantham) Angela Green (Brynmawr) June Stubbs (Guildford) David Davies (Swansea) Ryan Wordsworth (Hampstead)

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.


On the Wednesday in Holy Week Canon Barry Fry, parish priest of St. Barnabas, Southampton, accompanied Bishop Anthony to Magdalen Hill Cemetery in Winchester to bless the newly erected gravestone of Dame Patricia Earl-Williams, the late Guardian of our Southampton Mission of Saint Teresa. Nine people were present for the short service at the grave, including two former members of the Mission which has now been absorbed into Saint Barnabas Church. Father Barry, a good friend of Bishop Anthony, is himself a valid Bishop in Old Roman Catholic Orders. Dame Patricia's two surviving sisters were present, and flowers laid, when the grave and stone had been blessed and sprinkled with holy water. Many thanks to Father Barry for all his many, continuing kindnesses. God +bless him.


This occurs on Friday, May 12th, and is a day of special devotion throughout the ArchConfraternity, particularly because the Metropolitan, is the Bishop of St. Pancras. There will be Low Mass at Hampstead at 11am, and, in the evening, Pontifical Solemn Mass at Worthing at 7pm. This will be followed by a special Buffet Supper. Will our Sussex people please note, and try to be present!


The April Mass was early in the month on Monday, 3rd, Feast of St. Richard of Chichester. 28 were present, including people from Worthing and Midhurst. Thanks to Mary Powell for her generous hospitality. In May, the Hove Mass will be late, on Monday 29th, Feast of Blessed Margaret Pole, at 2pm. We shall be back at Palmeira Avenue. Bishop Anthony will licence Mr. Sebastian Driscoll as a Eucharistic Minister which will enable the Mission to hold Eucharistic Adoration and indeed to receive the reserved Blessed Sacrament from the Tabernacle, following either Lauds or Vespers. We thank all our Hove people for all their great support of the other two Sussex Missions at Worthing and Midhurst.


Canon Harry Anson sends his love and blessing to everyone reading these Notes. Apart from the great work at Dundee, Canon Harry is based at Forfar in the lovely countryside of Angus. There is daily Mass in Father's beautiful Oratory and it attracts a faithful, if small, congregation in this rather presbyterian area. Father's general counselling work continues, and has brought much comfort to those who have sought his priestly help. For Forfar Mass times, please contact Father.


This long established Mission in Fife, attracts a congregation of about 40 – both University students and people from the small city, There is daily Mass at Queens Terrace, and a weekly bulletin is produced. We thank Father McPherson for his tireless efforts. Pray for them please!



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