Christmas Schedule

Sunday, 24 December (Vigil of Christmas):

8am Office of Prime and Martyrology at Saint Walburge’s.
9am Low Mass at English Martyrs.
10:30am High Mass at St Walburge’s.
5:30pm First Vespers of the Nativity. ***NO 6:30pm Evening Mass.***
8:30pm Mattins service at Saint Walburge’s.
11:15pm Traditional English Christmas Carols (Saint Walburge’s).

Monday, 25 December (The Holy Nativity of Our Lord):

12am Solemn Mass of Midnight (Saint Walburge’s).
8:30am Low Mass (2nd Mass of Christmas–Mass of the Dawn) at Saint Walburge’s.
10:30am Solemn Mass (3rd Mass of Christmas—Mass of the Day) at Saint Walburge’s.
5:30pm Solemn Second Vespers of the Nativity at Saint Walburge’s.

NCT Competition: we need your help!

My dear friends,

During the month of July, with the help of some of you, I completed an application to be nominated Church of the Year, receive a medal for the work undertaken and a cheque for £500. This competition is organised by NCT ( National Church Trust). We are now on a short list and an architect from NCT is coming next Wednesday to judge us against other churches.

*Why compete?*
Success would give us *excellent publicity* for further public funding.
Success will put our church and our community on the map: *evangelisation.*
Success will promote the North of England and the Catholic Church, which are not always well represented.

*I need your help!*
Can you :
Pray for this intention?
**Come to church on Wednesday morning 23rd August around 10am** and show your enthusiasm for St Walburge’s? Perhaps bring your children and family?

Thank you so much!
God bless you!

Canon Cristofoli
Rector of the Shrine

ICKSP General Chapter

For the week commencing Monday, 28th August 2023 – Friday, 1st September 2023, the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest will gather at the motherhouse of Gricigliano. The week is an important occasion in the canonical life of the Institute clergy: in addition to providing them with spiritual, liturgical and practical instruction, the gathering is an opportunity for the priests to enjoy a fraternal reunion with brother priests, who rarely have an opportunity to see one another. In addition, the Canons receive their assignments for the coming year.

As a result of the Chapter meeting, the liturgical programme at each aposolate will be subject to revision. Please keep an eye on the appropriate weekly bulletin.