Our first Ordinariate Mass!

History has been made when an Ordinariate Mass was celebrated for the first time in Lancashire Ordinariate Group today. Since the exploratory group became a full-fledged group on June 10th when I was ordained priest, it has taken a while with the summer holiday intervening, but we are glad that we have been able to hold out first celebration. There was only a small congregation but it’s a start, and we hope it will continue to gather momentum and become our spiritual focus as well as a beacon to draw others into closer unity with the Catholic Church. Many thanks to Tony who has stepped in to play the organ, and to my family for their support and prayers. All our hymns were taken from New English Hymnal, and we sang our hearts out.

Our next Ordinariate Mass will be again on the second Sunday, 14th October 12.30 pm at St Bernadette’s. Hope to see you!

About Masaki

Priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, based in Blackpool.
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One Response to Our first Ordinariate Mass!

  1. Alexander Gow says:

    It was a privilage to attend the first ever Ordinariate Mass held by The Lancashire Ordinariate at St Bernadette’s, Bispham. In his homily, Fr Masaki described how he came to embrace the Ordinariate and I, for one , am very glad he did. Lancashire has for centuries been a bastion of the ”old faith” and I am sure that many like minded catholics in the area will join us by taking the first steps in contacting Fr Masaki direct. The warm welcome given to the Ordinariate from the clergy at St Bernadette’s cannot be overstated. I look forward to our next Ordinariate Mass on 14 October 2012.

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