Monday, 21 January 2013

We may appear to be resting....

But... Plans are already at an advanced stage for the third National Pilgrimage to York in honour of St Margaret Clitherow, which this year will take place on Saturday 4th May, due to the proximity of Palm Sunday & Holy week to the Saturday nearest to her actual Feast Day - 23rd & 26th March respectively.

Music details are as follows:

Mass Setting: Missa Simile est Regnum Caelorum: Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548-1611)
Offertory Motet: Audi Filia: Lajos Bárdos (1899-1986)Communion Motet: O Sacrum Convivium: Giovanni Croce (1557-1609)Marian Antiphon: Regina Caeli: Samuel Webbe: (1740-1816) 
Chant Proper: from the Graduale Romanum. Mass of a Holy Woman Martyr in Paschatide, which means we mustn't forget the Alleluias. :-)

Plans are also at an advanced stage for  this,the opening Mass of which will be the transferred Feast of the Annunciation, celebrated by Bishop Malcolm McMahon, the Diocesan Bishop.

The booklet for Conference attendees and congregation is done, and being checked for any errors, which I'd rather not do myself, as it took me hours just to compile it and, needless to say, I felt like the proverbial zombie once I'd finished, hence the need for a fresh pair of eyes!

Meanwhile in York, Compline is still sung regularly, with the addition of Vespers (currently of the BVM) every third Saturday. Check our calendar for further details.

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