Thursday, 29 August 2019
The Latin Mass Society's annual Walking Pilgrimage from Ely to Walsingham (which is 58 miles, if you were wondering), attracted excellent numbers this year, and with four priests on the pilgrimage High Mass with deacon and subdeacon was celebrated each day, plus multiple Low Masses.
It seemed like a good occasion to enroll people in the Society of St Tarcisius, and one of the priests, Fr Terrence Naughton, a Conventual Franciscan from Australia, officiated.
Six new members were enrolled, at the two lowest ranks (Junior and Senior Acolyte); the new members came from Manchester, London, Brighton, and Scotland.
Several existing members were on the pilgrimage. The ceremoney took place at our last camping site, behind Great Massingham Village Hall, on Saturday 24th August.
Friday, 16 August 2019
During the St Catherine's Trust Summer School we enrolled twelve new members of the Society: they were enrolled by the Chaplain of the Summer School, Fr Andrew Southwell. Alas, I have no photographs of the ceremony, but we had Sung Mass every day for the six days of the school, in St Augustine's Shrine, Ramsgate, with one in Aylesford.
On Saturday 10th, at Oxford, in the Church of Holy Rood in the Abingdon Road, we had a full training day and enrolled six new members and promoted four existing members. Some of them had travelled from Birmingham and Malvern to attend. We are very grateful for the hospitality of Fr Daniel Lloyd, the Parish Priest, who officiated at the enrollments.
In the training we looked at Low Mass, Sung Mass, High Mass, Benediction, and even Vespers.