16 September 2017

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost 1865

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17 Sunday Fifteenth after Pentecost. The Seven Sorrows of the BVM, greater double.  Second prayers and last Gospel of the Sunday. Preface of the BVM. White. Second Vespers of the Feast, commemoration of St Joseph of Cupertino and of the Sunday. Plenary Indulgence.

18 Monday St Joseph of Cupertino, Confessor, double. White.

19 Tuesday Sts Januarius and Companions, Martyrs, double. Red.

20 Ember-Wednesday Vigil. Sts Eustace and Companions, Martyrs, double. Second prayers and last Gospel of the Ember-day. Third prayers of the Vigil. Red. FAST.

21 Thursday (Feast of Devotion) ST MATTHEW, Apostle and Evangelist, double of the second class. Creed. Preface of the Apostles. Red. [In Diocese of Nottingham, second prayers for the Bishop.] FAST.

22. Ember-Friday St Thomas of Villanova, Bishop Confessor, double. Second prayers and last Gospel of the Ember-day. Third prayers of Sts Maurice and Companions, Martyrs. White. FAST

23 Ember-Saturday St Linus, Pope Martyr, semidouble. Second prayers and last Gospel of the Ember-day. Third prayers of St Thecla, Virgin Martyr. Red. FAST.

The parish of St Catherine is served by the Rev Thomas Aloysius Dixon OP. On Sunday Holy Communion is at 8.00, followed by Mass and Sermon at 10.30. Rosary, sermon and Benediction at 6.30 in summer, and 3.00 in winter. On Holydays Mass at 9.00. Evening service with Rosary and Benediction at 7.30. On weedays Mass at 8.00, and an evening service with Rosary at 7.30. On Thursday Benediction at 7.30. On Friday Stations of the Cross at 7.30. On Saturday Confessions from 5.00. Confraternities of the Most Blessed Sacrament and of the Holy Rosary.

In 2017 Fr Carl Davies is the Parish Priest.  Anticipated Mass on Saturday at 6.30 and on Sunday at 9.00 (Portuguese) and 11.00. Daily Mass at the Franciscan Convent at 10.30.  Benediction at the Convent on Sunday at 4.00 pm.


09 September 2017

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost 1865

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10 SUNDAY Fourteenth after Pentecost. The Most Holy Name of Mary, greater double. Second prayers and last Gospel of the Sunday. White. Second Vespers of the Feast, commemoration of St Nicholas of Tolentino, the Sunday, and Sts Protus and Hyacinth, Martyrs.  Plenary Indulgence.

11 Monday St Nicholas of Tolentino, Confessor, double (transferred from 10 September). Third prayers of Sts Protus and Hyacinth, Martyrs. White.

12 Tuesday Of the Octave, semidouble. Second prayers of the Holy Ghost. Third prayers for the Church or the Pope. White.

13 Wednesday Of the Octave, semidouble. Second prayers of the Holy Ghost. Third prayers for the Church or the Pope. White.

14 Thursday The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, greater double. Preface of the Cross. Red.

15 Friday The Octave of the Nativity of the BVM, double. Second prayers of St Nicomedes, Martyr. White. Abstinence.

16 Saturday Sts Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs, semidouble. Second prayers of St Euphemia and Companions, Martyrs.  Third prayers A Cunctis. Red. [In Diocese of Plymouth, fourth prayers for the Bishop.]

The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Stroud is served by the Rev Fr Robert Paul Stapleton OP.  Mass on Sunday at 8.00. High Mass at 10.30. Rosary and Catechism at 3.30. Devotions, sermon and Benediction at 6.30. Mass on Holydays at 6.30 and 10.30. Discourse and Benediction at 8.00 pm. Weekday Mass at 8.00. Rosary, prayers and Stations on Tuesday at 9.00 pm. Confessions on Saturday from 6.00 to 10.00 pm, every morning, and after evening service on Sunday. Confraternities of the Most Holy Rosary, and of the Cord of St Thomas.

In 2017 the Parish Priest is Canon Tom Gunning.  Anticipated Mass is on Saturday at 6.30.  Mass on Sunday at 10.00.  Morning Mass daily at times advised in parish bulletin.  Confessions Saturday 11.00-11.30.  Morning Prayer Monday-Friday 9.45, Saturday 10.15. Rosary Saturday at 11.00. Exposition Wednesday and Friday after morning Mass until 12.30.




02 September 2017

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost 1865

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3 SUNDAY thirteenth after Pentecost, semidouble. Second prayers A Cunctis. Third prayers free. Green. Vespers of the Sunday, commemoration of Sts Soter and Caius, suffrages. [In Diocese of Beverley, fourth prayers for the Bishop. In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Plenary Indulgence. First Vespers of St Cuth­bert (Meruit Supremos), commemoration of the Sunday. White. In the city of Newcastle St Augustine, Bishop Confessor Doctor, double (transferred from 28 August). Second prayers and last Gospel of Sunday. White. In D of Diocese of St David’s and Newport first Vespers of the Dedication of the Pro-Cathedral, without any commemoration. White. In Diocese of Nottingham, first Vespers of St Joseph Calasanctius (Meruit supremos), commemoration of Sunday. White. In the city of Nottingham, Octave of the Dedication, double. Second prayers and last Gospel of Sunday. White. Second Vespers of the Feast to the Little Chapter, thence of St Joseph Calasanctius (Meruit supremos), commemoration of St Stephen and the Sunday. In Diocese of Plymouth, Vespers of the Sunday, commemoration of St Hermenegildus, suffrages. Green.]

4 Monday Sts Soter and Caius, Popes Martyrs, semidouble (transferred from 22 April). Second prayers A Cunctis. Third prayers free. Red. [In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, the Translation of St Cuthbert, Bishop Confessor, greater double. White. Plenary Indulgence. In Diocese of St David’s and Newport, the Dedication of the Pro-Cathedral, double of the First Class. White. In Diocese of Nottingham, St Joseph Calasanctius, Confessor, double (transferred from 27 August.) White. In Diocese of Plymouth, St Hermenegildus, Martyr, semidouble (transferred from 13 April). Red.]

5 Tuesday St Laurence Justinian, Bishop Confessor, semidouble. Second prayers A Cunctis. Third prayers free. White.

6 Wednesday St Margaret, Widow, semidouble (transferred from 10 June.) Second prayers A Cunctis. Third prayers free. White. [In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, St Ber­nard, Confessor Doctor, double (transferred from 20 August). Creed. White. In dioceses of St David’s and Newport, Nottingham, and Plymouth, Sts Soter and Caius, Popes Martyrs, semidouble (transferred from 22 April). Second prayers A Cunctis. Third prayers free.  Red.]

7 Thursday Of the Blessed Sacrament, semidouble. Second prayers A Cunctis. Third prayers free.  White. [In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Sts Soter and Caius, Popes Martyrs, semidouble (transferred from 22 April). Second prayers A Cunctis. Third prayers free. Red. In dioceses of St David’s and Newport, Nottingham, and Plymouth St Margaret, Widow, semidouble (transferred from 10 June). Second prayers A Cunctis. Third prayers free. White.]

8 Friday (Feast of Devotion) The NATIVITY of the BVM, double of the second class with an Octave, during which commemoration of the Octave, Creed and Preface of the BVM. Second prayers of St Adrian, Martyr. White. Abstinence. Plenary Indulgence.

9 Saturday Of the Octave, semidouble. Second prayers of St Gorgonius, Martyr, third prayers Deus qui corda. White.

The Missionary Rector of Sts Mary and Michael, Commercial Road East is the Rev William Kelly, supported by the Revs Joseph Frederick Padbury, William Bourke, Thomas Francis Gorman, and Thomas Seddon.  Mass on Sunday at 6.00, 7.00, 8.00, 9.00 and 10.00, with a short discourse at each Mass. High Mass at 11.00 with a sermon.  At 3.00 pm Catechism, Instruction and Benediction for children.  At 7.00 pm Vespers, sermon and Benediction.  On Holydays the same except High Mass is at 10.00. Weekday Mass at 7.00, 8.00 and 9.00. On Thursday Rosary, Sermon and Benediction at 7.00. On the first Friday of each month and on every Friday in Lent the Stations and Benediction.  Confessions every morning from 7.00 to 9.00, and on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6.00 to 10.00. Baptisms on Sunday at 1.00 and 3.00, and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10.00. On these two days Churchings after Baptism.  Confraternities of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, the Scapular, of Christian Doctrine, and Bona Mors.  The parish serves St George’s and St George’s in the East Workhouses, and the London Hospital on the Mile-end-road.

In 2017 the parish is served by Frs Willie Skehan and Aidan Sharrett.  Anticipated Mass is on Saturday at 7.00 pm (6.00 pm when the clocks are on GMT), and Sundays at 9.00 and 11.00.  Only Holydays Mass is at 9.30 and 7.00 pm.  Weekday Mass at 9.30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and on Saturday at the Sisters of Mercy Convent. Confessions on Saturday from 6.00 to 6.30.