Solemn High Mass this Saturday

There will be a Solemn High Mass at Immaculate Heart at 12pm on Saturday 16th July, celebrated by Fr James Mawdsley FSSP. Fr James Mawdsley was ordained on 2nd July in Bavaria, by His Grace Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Pontifical Ecclesia Dei Commission. He will be celebrating First Masses around the UK during the next couple of weeks, and we are honoured to have him celebrate at Immaculate Heart.

Music, as follows, will be sung by the Schola:

Mass: Salve Sancta Parens
Palestrina: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera
Palestrina: Sicut Cervus
Byrd: Ave Verum

The service will be followed by lunch in the hall.

About the FSSP

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) is a community of Roman Catholic priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the world. The mission of the Fraternity is two-fold: first, the formation and sanctification of priests in the cadre of the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite, and secondly, the pastoral deployment of the priests in the service of the Church. The FSSP operates two seminaries: that of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Denton, Nebraska, USA, and the International Seminary of Saint Peter in Wigratzbad, Bavaria, Germany. 15 priests will be ordained for the FSSP in 2016. They currently have over 120 seminarians, including 8 from the UK.

The FSSP is canonically established in the dioceses of Portsmouth, Northampton, Liverpoool and St Andrews & Edinburgh, and recently took control of St Mary’s Church in Warrington, the first FSSP-run chapel in the UK. With the addition of Fr Mawdsley, there are now 5 FSSP priests serving full-time in the UK. For more statistics on the FSSP and its members, click here.