Thursday, 19 July 2012
Restoration of the Traditional Mass in Cheltenham; and a prayer request for our Bishop
1. The Traditional Latin Mass
It has just been confirmed that Fr Alexander Redman of Dursley has kindly undertaken to offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass at St Gregory’s church in Cheltenham. This will be the first opportunity to attend the Traditional Latin Mass in the town since the transfer of Fr Tom Smith to Warminster last autumn.
Mass will be offered on the first Wednesday of every month, at 6pm, starting on Wednesday 5th September.
Many thanks are due to Canon Bosco MacDonald, the parish priest of St Gregory’s, who has kindly permitted this regular celebration, and has also allowed the Mass to be publicised in the church bulletin, which is distributed in all the parishes of Cheltenham.
2. Bishop Lang
It has been mentioned in one or two Catholic blogs recently that our Bishop, Bishop Lang of Clifton, is not very well; and that he is to take a four-month sabbatical in a few months’ time (I don’t know if the two items are connected or coincidental). I don’t have any more information than that, but could I ask of my readers the favour of saying a prayer for his health and wellbeing?