Thursday, 30 July 2009
This is just a short post to say that the new assistant LMS Rep for Gloucestershire is yours truly the author of this blog! You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org. My name is Damian Barker and I will be working to try and increase the number of Masses in this part of the world. There is still much hostility against Summorum Pontificum in Gloucesterhire, hopefully this will be overcome – with time.
There is a new LMS blog for Gloucestershire, it is a bit sparse at the moment, but it gives an overview of what Mass locations are available in Gloucestershire.
Unfortunately there is only one Sunday Mass once a month for the whole of the County, which covers a population of half a million people. Hopefully this will change in the near future.
At the start of July an historic Pilgrimage took place on Caldey island, which is just off the coast of South Wales. The island is one of the oldest monastic islands in Britain and is currently owned by the Cistercian.
It was the first time that the Traditional Mass was celebrated on Caldey Island in c.40 years.
The Feast was the Most Precious Blood.The celebrant was Fr Jason Jones of Our Lady of the Taper, Cardigan.