Posts tagged The Mass

Orientation to the Cross: Fr Neil’s Homily for 12th Sunday in Ordinary time.

We cannot begin to properly speak of the ‘Christ of God’, from today’s gospel, without reference to the Cross. Indeed if we are to follow Jesus we can only do so if we are willing to take up the cross ourselves. It is only by losing ourselves, our life, in the cross that we will […]

Cardinal Sarah’s important advice on the Eucharist.

On Sunday as we were celebrating Corpus Christi, Fr Neil gave out two articles to read. One referred to how we receive the sacrament and the other was a copy on “Eastward facing” which Fr Neil had produced a few months ago. The decision to hand these out was prompted by an interview with Cardinal […]

Eastward facing?!

In the light of my own priestly formation, and the publication of the Ordinariate missal, can the eastward celebration of mass be justified? Let’s be clear that despite what many think Vatican II didn’t rule out eastward facing celebrations of the mass. It is true that the question was raised as to whether facing East […]

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 […]

Homily from Easter 3: Seeing the Risen Christ at the breaking of bread.

In the Gospel we encounter the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Their journey was taking them away from Jerusalem and the temple which was a vivid sign of God’s presence in the midst of this people. Why they were travelling this road is not clear. However, there is a powerful symbolic gesture in […]