Chrism Mass


The Chrism Mass is a special annual celebration led by the diocesan Bishop with the diocesan clergy.

 

The postponed Chrism Mass is now planned to take place in St Mary’s Cathedral at 12 noon on Thursday 22nd April.

 

Please note that this year the format will differ. Only some clergy will be in attendance and attendance is strictly by invitation only.

Everyone is welcome to watch the celebration via the live stream.

 

Closure of Trinity

Dear Friends,

Once again, I’m sorry to say, we are facing a lockdown.

I’m sure we’ve all heard, or seen, or have had reported to us by now, the First Minister’s changes to the Tier 4 restrictions.

The Bishop has also confirmed and clarified that with immediate effect, Public Worship, including Mass, must cease for the time being. 

It pains all of us, I’m sure, to find ourselves in this situation once again.

Please know that I am still able to make arrangements for the pastoral care of the sick should it be needed.

Please feel free to contact me in the usual way if you need anything.

And please be assured of my prayers for you all during this time.

God Bless,

Fr Emmet

Is the Pope a Catholic?

Bishop Hugh has once again recorded a fine talk on the role of the Pope, and especially the current Pontiff, Pope Francis, in our Catholic life.

Part 1 is here and Part 2 follows it directly below.

 

 

 

The Assumption of Mary

Our second Sunday back was marked by the celebration of the great Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady. This is also the Patronal Feast of our Diocese. Bishop Hugh has recorded a video catechesis on the Assumption which, as usual, is well worth a watch.