20 May 2017

Fifth Sunday After Easter 1865

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(I’m travelling so normal service will not be resumed before 4 June.)

21 SUNDAY Fifth after Easter. St Peter Celestine, Pope Confessor, double. Second prayers and Last Gospel of the Sunday. White. Second Vespers of St Peter Celestine (antiphon Dum esset), sommemoration of the Sunday and of St Ubaldus.

22 Rogation-Monday. St Ubaldus Bishop Confessor, semidouble. Second prayers and Last Gospel of Rogation Day. Third prayers Concede. White. LITANIES. Violet.

23 Rogation-Tuesday. St Hermenigildus, Martyr, semidouble (transferred from 13 April). Second prayers and Last Gospel of Rogation Day. Third prayers Concede. Red. LITANIES. Violet. [In Diocese of Plymouth St Stanislaus, Bishop Martyr, double (transferred from 7 April). Red.]

24 Rogation-Wednesday. Vigil. Our Lady Help of Christians, greater double. ). Second prayers and Last Gospel of Rogation Day. Third prayers of Rogation Day. Creed, and Preface of the BVM. White. Plenary Indulgence. LITANIES. Violet. [In Diocese of Shrewsbury, Patron of the Diocese, double of the First Class with an Octave, during which commemoration of the Octave and Creed.]

25 Thursday ASCENSION-DAY, double of the First Class with an Octave, during which commemoration of the Octave and Creeed and Preface of the Ascension. White. Second Vespers of the Ascension and commemoration of St Augustine. Plenary Indulgence.

26 Friday St AUGUSTINE, Bishop Confessor, Apostle of England, double of the First Class with an Octave during which a commemoration. White. Abstinence. [In dioceses of Westminster, Hexham and Newcastle, Liverpool, and Southwark Plenary Indulgence.]

27 Saturday St Philip Neri, Confessor, double. Fourth prayers of St John Pope Martyr. White.


13 May 2017

Fourth Sunday After Easter 1865

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(I’m travelling so normal service will not be resumed before 4 June.)

14 SUNDAY Fourth after Easter, semidouble. Second prayers of St Boniface, Martyr, third prayers Concede. White. First Vespers of St Stanislaus, commemoration of the Sunday. Red. [In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Plenary Indulgence. In Diocese of Liverpool collection for Episcopal Administration Fund. In Diocese of Northampton fourth prayers for the Bishop. In Diocese of Plymouth first Vespers of St Anselm (Meruit supremos, antiphon O Doctor), commemoration of Sunday. White.]

15 Monday St Stanislaus, Bishop Martyr, double (transferred from 7 May). Red. [In Diocese of Plymouth, St Anselm, Bishop Confessor Doctor, double (transferred from 21 April). Creed. White.]

16 Tuesday St John Nepomucene, Martyr, double. Red.

17 Wednesday St Paschal Baylon, Confessor, double. White.

18 Thursday St Venantius, Martyr, double. Red.

19 Friday St Dunstan, Bishop Confessor, semidouble. Second prayers of St Pudentiana, Virgin. White. Abstinence.

20 Saturday St Bernadine, Confessor, semidouble. Second prayers Concede, third prayers for the Church or the Pope. White.


06 May 2017

Third Sunday After Easter 1865

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7 SUNDAY Third after Easter. The Patronage of St JOSEPH, Spouse of the BVM, double of the second class.  Second prayers and Last Gospel of the Sunday. White. Second Vespers of the Patronage of St Joseph, commemoration of the Apparition of St Michael and of the Sunday. [In Dioceses of Hexham and Newcastle, and Liverpool, Plenary Indulgence. In Diocese of Southwark Plenary Indulgence for eight days.]

8 Monday The Apparition of St Michael, Archangel, greater double. Creed. White.

9 Tuesday St Gregory of Nazianzum, Bishope Confessor Doctor, double. Creed. White.

10 Wednesday St Antoninus, Bishop Confessor, double. Second prayers of Sts Gordian and Epimachus, Martyrs. White.

11 Thursday St Pius V, Pope Confessor, double. White.

12 Friday Sts Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, Virgin, and Pancras, Martyrs, semidouble. Second prayers Concede, third prayers for the Church or Pope. Red. Abstinence.

13 Saturday St Anselm, Bishop Confessor Doctor, double (transferred from 21 April).  Creed. White.

The parish of Our Blessed Lady West Grinstead is served by the Rev John M Denis.  Mass and sermon on Sunday at 10.30. Rosary and Benediction at 3.00. Catechism at 4.00. On first Sunday Vespers of the BVM, instruction and Benediction at 7.00. On third Sunday Stations of the Cross at 3.00. Mass on Holydays at 10.00, on Feasts of Devotion at 9.00. Mass on weekdays at 730. In Lent Benediction with the True Cross on Fridays.  Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays in May. Confraternities of the Living Rosary, Brown Scapular, and Immaculate Heart of Mary.


In 2017 the parish is now the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Consolation.  The Admistrator of the Shrine is Father David Goddard. Anticipated Mass on Saturday is at 6.00 pm. Mass on Sunday is at 10.30.  Weekday Mass not necessarily daily: see Bulletin. Exposition , Adoration on Wednesday at 11.30 before 12.00 Mass. Confession 11.30 to 12.00 Wednesday and 5.30 to 6.00 Saturday or by arrangement. Pilgrimages as advertised on parish website. The Shrine is available to groups who must book in advance and welcomes celebration of the Mass in OF or EF.