25 March 2017

Fourth Sunday of Lent 1865

26 SUNDAY Fourth of Lent, Violet. Vespers of the Sunday, suffrages. [In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle commemoration in Mass of the Octave of St Cuthbert. First Vespers of St Cuthbert with commemoration of the Sunday. White. In Diocese of Plymouth, First Vespers of St Patrick (Meruit supremos), commemoration of the Sunday. White.]

27 Monday Feria. Violet.

28 Tuesday Feria. Violet.

29 Wednesday Feria. Violet.

30 Thursday Feria. Violet.

31 Friday The Most Precious Blood of OUR LORD, greater double. Creed. Preface of the Cross. Red. Plenary Indulgence.

1 Saturday Feria. Violet. [In dioceses of Clifton, St David’s and Newport, and Plymouth, principal Mass of the BVM, Gloria, one prayer and Creed; Litany of the BVM and Benediction. White.]

From this time to 8 July suffrages are not said. The Crosses and Images are covered with purple veils till Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

The parish of St Mary Chorley is served by the Revs John Aylward and John O’Meara. On Sundays Mass is at 8.00, 9.15 and 10.45.  Baptisms are at 1.30. Catechism is at 3.00. Rosary, Sermon and Benediction at 6.30 except for first Sunday when Way of the Cross and Benediction are at 6.30. On Holydays Mass at 4.45 (yes, 4.45) and 10.00. Weekday Mass at 8.00 and 8.30. On Thursday Instruction, Rosary and Benediction at 7.30 pm.

In 2017 the parish is served by Fr Francis Marsden, supported by Deacon Norman Arrowsmith.  Anticipated Mass on Saturday at 6.15. On Sundays Mass is at at 8.00 and 10.30.  Catechesis for Year Four 11.45 to 12.45. At 4.00 pm Holy Hour – Adoration, Evening Prayer and Benediction. Weekday Mass at 12.00 but see bulletin. Morning Prayer at 9.30 Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 8.40 on Wednesday. Rosary after Mass Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Friday at 7.30 pm Stations of the Cross, Benediction and Holy Communion. Confessions on Saturday 11.00 to 11.45.


Rubricarius said...

As I have said before these are an excellent and illuminating series.

Until last week I was oblivious to local Octaves in Lent. I found the same when I looked in two copies of the Catholic Directory I have for 1893 and 1908. Van der Stappen mentions these local Octave and says they were be specific grant of the Holy See and ceased to be granted from 1895.

Good to see a rose-free Sunday too!

Mike Cliffson said...

4.45 mass on holy days of obligation.Early enough for all but the very wierdest shifts, I suppose. And how many catholics actually had watches ? Clocks perhaps...

Patrick Gray said...

Incidentally it also destroys the purported justification of Pius XII for the innovation of evening Masses. Working people were willing in their devotion to go to Mass at a quarter past four. It is destructive to devotion to ''do away with it'' and destroy both the ancient Communion-fast and with it the rubric requiring Mass to be said ''no earlier than an hour before dawn and no later than 1 P.M.'' (Fortescue).

Concessions seem pretty invariably to lead to laxity and indevotion. A man I know makes a fasting journey of five hours to Mass. I should be very much surprised if any great number observed the ridiculous modern one-hour communion fast. When I was working (I am presently not well enough) I should have been delighted to go to Mass at 4.45.

Patrick Gray said...

One small erratum in the above: quarter-to-five was the time.