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Sun., 28 Oct.: SS. Simon & Jude (Trinity 22)
Masses at 9 AM &11 AM; EP at 5 PM
Simon and Jude were named among the
twelve apostles in the gospels of Matthew,
Mark and Luke. Simon is called ‘the
Zealot’, probably because he belonged to a
nationalist resistance movement opposing
Roman rule. Luke describes Jude as the son
of James, while the Letter of Jude has him
as the brother of James, neither of which
negates the other. It seems he is the same
person as Thaddaeus, which may have
been a last name. The two apostles are
joined together on 28 October because a
church which had recently acquired their
relics was dedicated in Rome on 28th October
in the seventh century.

Tues., 30 Oct.: Feria: Mass at 7 PM

Wed., 31 Oct.: Feria: Mass at 10 AM

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Thurs., 1 Nov.: All Saints: Mass at 7 PM
Celebrating the feast of All Saints began
in the fourth century. At first, it was observed
on the day after the feast of Pentecost,
the foundation of the Church,
commemorating those – many of them
unnumbered and unknown – who had
given their lives as witnesses to the
Faith. In the eighth century, a chapel
was dedicated to All Saints in Rome on
this day, and, within a century, 1 November
had become when this festival
was generally celebrated.


Fri., 2 Nov.: All Souls: Requiem Masses at 10 AM & 7 PM
The Anglican-Roman Catholic International
Commission explains the thinking
underlying today’s commemoration
like this: ‘The believer’s pilgrimage of
faith is lived out with the mutual support
of all the people of God. In Christ
all the faithful, both living and departed,
are bound together in a communion
of prayer.’


Sun., 4 Nov.: Trinity 23
Masses at 9 AM & 11 AM; EP at 5 PM


Tues., 6 Nov.: Feria: Mass at 7 PM

Wed., 7 Nov..: St. Willibrord: Mass at 10 AM
St Willibrord was born in Northumbria
in the seventh century and educated at
Ripon, but the main part of his life was
dedicated to his missionary work in Frisia
and northern Germany. He built
many churches, inaugurated bishoprics
and consecrated cathedrals: the Cathedral
of Utrecht, with a diocesan organisation
based on that of Canterbury, is
his most well-known foundation. Together
with his younger contemporary
Boniface, he began a century of English
influence on continental Christianity.
He died on 7 Nov. in 739 and was buried
at Echternach monastery in Luxembourg,
which he founded. He is the patron
saint of the Netherlands.


Sun., 11 Nov..: Trinity 24 (Remembrance)
Masses at 9 AM & 11 AM; EP at 5 PM


Tues., 13 Nov.: Feria: Mass at 7 PM

Wed., 14 Nov.: Feria: Mass at 10 AM

Fri., 16 Nov.: St. Margaret of Scotland: Mass at 7 PM
Born in the year 1046, St Margaret was
the daughter of the Anglo-Saxon royal
house of England but educated in Hungary,
where her family lived in exile
during the reign of the Danish kings in
England. After the Norman invasion in
1066, when her royal person was still a
threat to the new regime, she was welcomed
in the royal court of Malcolm III
of Scotland and soon afterwards married
him in 1069. Theirs was a happy
and fruitful union and Margaret proved
to be both a civilising and a holy presence.
She instituted many church reforms
and founded many monasteries,
churches and pilgrim hostels. She was a
woman of prayer as well as good works
who seemed to influence for good all
with whom she came into contact. She
died on 16 Nov. in the year 1093.


Sun., 18 Nov..: Trinity 25
Masses at 9 AM & 11 AM; EP at 5 PM


Tues., 30 Nov.: Feria: Mass at 7 PM

Wed., 21 Nov.: St. Columban: Mass at 10 AM
Born in Leinster around the year 540, St
Columbanus became a monk in his
youth. In 585 his abbot at Bangor gave
him permission to go to Europe, taking
several companions. Three monasteries
were established in what is now France,
but his inflexible rule and defiant adherence
to the Celtic traditions aroused
fierce opposition, and in 610 the Irish
monks were expelled. St Columbanus
and his companions then crossed the
Alps into Lombardy, in northern Italy,
where they established the great abbey
of Bobbio in 614. His monastic tradition
spread widely, until it was superseded
by the less stringent Benedictine tradition.
St Columbanus died at Bobbio in
the year 615.


Sun., 25 Nov..: CHRIST THE KING
Masses at 9 AM &11 AM; EP at 5 PM


Tues., 27 Nov.: Feria: Mass at 7 PM

Wed., 28 Nov.: Feria: Mass at 10 AM

Fri., 30 Nov.: St. Andrew, Patron of Scotland: Mass at 7 PM
Though St Andrew is named among the
apostles in the synoptic gospels, it is in
St John’s gospel that most is learned
about him. St Andrew was a Galilean
fisherman, a follower of John the Baptist
when Jesus called him to follow
Him. He then went to find his brother
Simon Peter and brought him to Jesus.
St Andrew became one of the inner circle
of disciples that included his brother
and the other pair of brothers, James
and John. Together they witnessed all
the major events of our Lord’s ministry.
After Pentecost, tradition has St Andrew
travelling on several missionary
journeys and eventually being martyred
by being crucified on an x-shaped cross.
He became patron saint of Scotland because
of a legend that his relics had
been miraculously brought here in the
eighth century.


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Sun., 2 Dec.: Advent 1
Masses at 9 AM & 11 AM; EP at 5 PM


Tues., 4 Dec.; Feria: Mass at 7 PM

Wed., 5 Dec.: Feria: Mass at 10 AM

Sat., 8 Dec.: Conception of the BVM: Mass at 11 AM

Sun., 9 Dec.: Advent 2
Masses at 9 AM & 11 AM; EP at 5 PM


Tues., 11 Dec.; Feria: Mass at 7 PM

Wed., 12 Dec.: Feria: Mass at 10 AM

Sun., 16 Dec.: Advent 3
Masses at 9 AM & 11 AM; EP at 5 PM


Tues., 18 Dec.; Feria: Mass at 7 PM

Wed., 19 Dec.: Feria: Mass at 10 AM

Sat., 22 Dec
Cantiones Sacrae
Concert by Candlelight at 7.30 PM

Sun., 23 Dec.: Advent 4
Masses at 9 AM & 11 AM; EP at 5 PM


Mon., 24 Dec.: Christmas Eve
Mass at 11.30 PM

Tues., 25 Dec.: Christmas Day
Masses at 9 AM & 11 AM

Wed., 26 Dec.: St. Stephen: Mass at 10 AM

Thurs., 27 Dec.: St. John: Mass at 7 PM

Fri., 28 Dec.: Holy Innocents: Mass at 7PM

Sun., 30 Dec.: Christmas 1
Masses at 9 AM & 11 AM; EP at 5 PM

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