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St Augustine Week in Ramsgate

The annual St Augustine Week festival in the Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate takes place from Friday 26th May to Sunday 4th June 2017.

Bringing together people from far and wide, this festival celebrates the richness of culture, history, and religion in England, stemming from the arrival of Augustine of England on Ramsgate’s shores in AD 597.

Our Lady of Compassion, Upton Park

From this Friday, the parish of Our Lady of Compassion, Upton Park in London has a programme of events across three days to welcome the Pilgrim image of Our Lady of Fatima. There will be Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6.30pm on Friday. A Missa Cantata sung by Cantus Magnus (with music sponsored by the LMS) at 12pm on Saturday and lots more. See poster for details.

The church is only 8 minutes walk from Upton Park underground station.

Triduum Celebrations

The Latin Mass Society organised spectacular liturgies for the Sacred Triduum this year. Hosted by Fr Christopher Vipers at St Mary Moorfields, London, the ceremonies were attended by a record number of people.

We thank Fr Michael Cullinan, Fr Patrick Hayward, Fr John Hemer, Mgr Francis Jamieson, Fr Simon Chinery and Fr Christopher Basden who were the sacred ministers. Music was supplied by Cantus Magnus, under the direction of Matthew Schellhorn, the LMS Director of Music for London. We are very grateful to them, and to the team of servers, led by Richard Pickett.

Committee Vacancies

At the time of the Annual General Meeting in June, there will exist a vacancy for the office of Treasurer, and a vacancy for one elected member of the LMS Committee.

Nomination forms may be obtained from the General Manager (

Spring 2017 edition of Dowry

The latest edition of Dowry, the quarterly magazine of the FSSP, has been published.

In this edition
Editorial: The Year of Seven Anniversaries
Martin Luther – Tormented Soul
Last Mass in Norcia
Our Scottish Ministry
Lost and Found Saint Elizabeth
One Hundred and Fourteen Priests Later
Forthcoming Events
The Power To Do More
Support Our Apostolate

Pilgrimage to Fatima

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest are organising a pilgrimage to Fatima for the centenary of the Apparitions, led by His Eminence Cardinal Burke.

Pilgrims fly from Manchester on Wednesday 1st November 2017, returning on Saturday 4th November.

The cost of the pilgrimage is £480, which includes flights, hotel, most meals and some sight-seeing (Lisbon and Sister Lucy’s convent in Coimbra).

A deposit of £150 is payable upon booking, with the balance due by 30th June. The closing date for booking is 30th April.

Fr Michael Clifton RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Michael Clifton, a great supporter of the
Traditional Latin Mass, who died on 23rd February 2017.

Funeral Details:
St Raphael’s Church, St Raphael's Cottage, Portsmouth Road, Kingston-upon-Thames,
Surrey KT1 2NA on Tuesday 28th March at 11.00am.

On Monday 27th March Father Michael’s body will be brought into the church with an Extraordinary Form Mass at 19.00

Masses in the Diocese of Clifton

With the closure this Sunday of Holy Cross Church in Bristol, there have been some discussions between the bishop, diocese, priests and also the faithful who have attended these Masses about the future of the Extraordinary Form Mass in Bristol and nearby area.

Juventutem Mass in London

Mass will be celebrated by Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP on Friday 24th February at 7.30pm in St Mary Moorfields, Eldon Street, London EC2N 7LS

The Mass is open to all and will be followed by a social for young people ages 18-35.

Music by Cantus Magnus directed by Matthew Schellhorn and sponsored by the LMS:
Messa da Capella a quattro voci Monteverdi
Sicut cervus Palestrina
Sitivit anima mea Palestrina

St Augustine’s, Ramsgate

The Latin Mass Society is sponsoring the music for a Mass at the Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate this Friday (24th) at 7.30pm to celebrate the feast of St Ethelbert, a patron of the parish.

The music, sung by Cantabo Domino, will include Mass in A Minor by Claudio Casciolini, with other music by Victoria, Palestrina and Lassus.

To sample other music sung in Pugin's masterpiece Abbey church in Ramsgate, purchase the CD produced by the Victoria Consort.

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