Our Holy Patroness, looking rather coy
'Her jewel', its a cope morse but we haven't had a priest here with the right to wear it since the turn of the previous century, Provost Moore, in the 1900s.
Preparing the altar
A few devotees arrived early
The Mass, A bit too much exuberance from the thurifer for the Roman Rite.
Of the many options in the modern Roman Rite we choose the option to celebrate both Forms facing the same direction that the congregation face, it just seems natural and amongst our many visitors rarely raises a comment. It seems to be only clergy who have a difficulty with it.
It is of course an entirely legitimate option for any priest to use according to the CDW.
That alb was a bit of a mistake aesthetically, not much of it but it was a really hot day and what linen there is in it was cool, I always wear what the sacristans decide. The chasuble of white silk and silver and gold thread is from Signor Mancinelli, the maniple is a bit ridiculous and of course not strictly necessary in the Ordinary Form.
Veneration of the relic after Mass, or some of my charismatic parishioners call it 'a healing service'.
During the coming week we will celebrate a votive Mass of the Magdalen whenever possible.