Monday, 29 June 2009

Feast of Sts Peter & Paul

No - this could hardly be a photo of today's feast as the celebrant is wearing white vestments! The celebrant is none other than my own Bishop - Bishop Peter Moran of Aberdeen, celebrating an Old Rite Mass in May of this year for the Transalpine Redemptorists on Papa Stronsay.

I am including this photo because I have received a request to publicise a traditional retreat for Young Catholics this September. This request came from Damian Barker, Co-ordinator of Young Catholic Adults - part of the Juventutem Federation.

Today we celebrate the unity of our Church under Pope Benedict XVI, and it seems appropriate that this blog, which is very much in the Modern Liturgical tradition, gives enthusiastic support to such a worthy cause.

Many of us Catholic bloggers are far more broad minded that our critics think. You only have to look at the favourable treatment that the Transalpine Redemptorists give to me in their blog! We have much to rejoice about on this Happy Feast!

Some Good News! Young Catholic Adults Douai Abbey Retreat Gets Bigger and Better

During the weekend of the 18-20 September 2009. Young Catholic Adults (YCA are part of the international Juventutem Federation) will be running a Traditional Retreat at Douai Abbey in the south of England, the weekend will be led by Juventutem Ecclesiastical Assistant Fr de Malleray. Summorum Pontificum must be working - at least in a "brick by brick" fashion, just look at the following:-

-For the first time Young Catholic Adults will be using the main Abbey Church for Mass

-For the first time YCA will be organising a Missa Cantata, sung by the Douai Singers; this will be followed by a Marian Procession

- YCA has booked out the whole of the retreat complex this year, on the advice of Douai Abbey itself, as the monks were so pleased with the YCA retreat last year

Places are limited so please book early

-YCA will have the retreat centre to itself
-There will be a social in the evening
- Fr. de Malleray FSSP head of Juventutem will preach the retreat, all Masses will be in the Extraordinary form
- There will be a Sung Mass (Missa Cantata) on Saturday 19th September 09’ at 10am. The choir will be the Douai Singers, in the main Abbey Church, followed by a Marian Procession at 11am (starting from the main Abbey Church) around the extensive grounds of the Abbey (weather permitting, if the weather is poor there will be Marian devotions in the main Abbey Church )
-The weekend will be full-board (except for the Sunday lunch)

How to book

The cost of the weekend will be from as little as 25 pounds for students (or 48-88 pounds for non students) for more details, please see http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk/news.htm or email juventutemcatholicam@yahoo.co.uk or ring 07908 105787

Events Open to the Public

The Sung Mass (Missa Canta) on Saturday 19th September 09’ at 10am followed by a Marian Procession around the extensive grounds of the Abbey at 11am (starting from the main Abbey Church) are open to the public.

There are also a few rooms allocated for all age groups (not just YCA) so please book soon.

There are limited places so please reserve your place early!

Tomorrow we are off to Cawdor Castle.

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