Posts by Andrew Leach

Blessing of the House at Epiphany

The Epiphany mass is when chalk is blessed so that we can mark our houses with a blessing for the coming year. Suitable prayers are available from a variety of sources. These are from The Twelve Days of Christmas by Elsa Chaney. Peace be to this house, and to all who dwell herein. From the […]

Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts 2017

Part of the Anglican tradition which has been accepted into the Catholic Church with the Ordinariate is the announcement of the year’s liturgical calendar after the Gospel reading in the Mass of the Epiphany. Know, dear brothers and sisters, that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave […]

A precious gift; a treasure to be shared

It is only really now, seven years after Anglicanorum Coetibus, that it is finally becoming apparent what the treasures are that the Anglican tradition has to share with the Church. We have had to wait for work on the new Missal to be completed, and then for the approval of the CDW and CDF, and […]

The Ordinary writes on the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ On Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica inaugurating the Jubilee Year of Mercy. During the year the Holy Father calls on us to gaze upon and experience the mercy that God freely offers, so that we may then […]

Divine Worship: The Missal — Mass in the Ordinariate Use

Divine Worship: The Missal was formally promulgated for use from Advent Sunday, and Mass will be celebrated in the Ordinariate Use on Mondays at 7:30 in the Lady Chapel at Our Lady of Ransom Church, starting on Monday 30 November with the Feast of St Andrew. It brings into modern Catholic worship as a permanent […]

Advent Carol Service

This year the Advent Carol Service will follow the said Mass on the First Sunday of Advent, 29 November. Mass starts at 4:00pm, and the Carol Service at around 4:30. Come and start Advent with traditional readings and music. As well as old favourites for everyone such as O come, O come Emmanuel and Lo, […]