Thursday, June 07, 2007

Today is Not Corpus Christi

Again, another Great Feast moved to Sunday, again a very graphic liturgical statement from the E/W Conference of Bishops that religion is just for Sundays.

Over the last few years we have had exposition all day to mark this Feast, it will impossible to do it this Sunday, thanks to their Lordships.
I am sure that many priests will start using Corpus Christi Sunday as a time for First Communion, and this wonderful feast will end up by being lost in a welter of little wedding dresses, children's Masses and the like.


But...

My own Bishop, Kieran Conry, will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi and carry the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of his Cathedral City on the right day, I can't join him but you can if you can get to Arundel, the mass begins at 5.30pm.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for +K!

Fr Justin said...

I wonder if the unhealthy and dangerous canopy will make an appearance this year…?

Anonymous said...

Let's hear it for the Oratory Fathers in Birmingham too who will mark the Feast by celebrating High Mass in the Tridentine Rite using the old calendar.

8pm for anyone in the Brighton area with a helicopter!

Anonymous said...

well, my monk friends in Italy wished me a joyous Corpus Christi today, but, of course in Canada, like all Solemnities it is moved to Sunday....at least in England you still have processions, unheard of i these parts...

Anonymous said...

Well done Msgr Conry!
I never thought of him as an "Old Calendarist".

Ttony said...

Is the influence of the people who live in the big place down the road from the Cathedral in any way relevant?

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have been there - have been the last three years - wonderful, absolutely wonderful.
Amette

paul said...

The Mass at Arundel is always dissapointing, but the procession is wonderful.

Joe said...

No one would have been disappointed with either the Mass or the Procession at Birmingham Oratory last night. It was a grace-filled, solemn celebration of the Great Mystery of our Faith.

Thank God for Newman's sons of the Oratory.

Anonymous said...

Hey who are you Joe?
Pictures of Birmimghams Mass & procession on my blog..