Friday 20 March 2015

Breakthrough in Scotland: monthly Mass in Dunkeld diocese

Comment: provision for the Traditional Mass in Scotland has been very limited, and this regular Mass in Dunkeld Diocese, thanks to the pastoral care of the newly appointed Bishop Robson, is an important step forward.
Press Release from the Diocesan website.

Bishop Robson thanked all who responded to his invitation to come and celebrate Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Joseph’s Chapel, Lawside (Sunday, 15th March 2015).
“There were about 130 people present,” said Bishop Stephen, “the original group who petitioned me were about 65 in number and so the numbers participating were much higher than expected with a fairly large number of young people and teenagers.”
“The beautiful High Mass was celebrated by Fr John Emerson FSSP and served by our own student servers with music provided by the students of St Andrew’s University chaplaincy.”
A short meeting after the Mass revealed a general acceptance that, if the Mass in the Extraordinary Form should be offered on a regular basis, it would be supported and greatly appreciated. Accordingly the Mass has been arranged for a monthly celebration until Christmas for whence the practice can be re-assessed.
The Extraordinary Form of the Mass will be celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of the Month, at 4pm, In St Joseph’s Chapel, Lawside, Dundee.
The dates for 2015 are as follows: April 19th; May 17th; June 21st; July 19th; August, 16th; September 20th; October 18th; November 15th and December 20th.
The Mass will normally be celebrated by Father John Emerson FSSP to whom we are grateful for his pastoral care.

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