We are pleased to announce that on the 24th August at 7pm at Holy Rood Market Rasen there will be a Low Mass celebrated by
recently ordained (Belmont) Benedictine priest Fr. Jonathan Rollinson OSB, on the
Feast of St. Batholomew, Apostle and Martyr.The parish will be organising this Mass.
With great pleasure we can also announce that there will be a Traditional Latin Mass at Holy Rood Market Rasen on The Feast of St. Lawrence the Martyr, Wednesday 10th August at 10am, which we have just been informed will be celebrated by Fr. Christopher Thomas (Secretary to the Catholic Bishops Conference of England & Wales). The parish will be organising this Mass.
We can also confirm that one of the cancelled Sunday Masses at Ashby Scunthorpe will now be covered by Fr. Jonathan Rollinson OSB. This will be on Sunday 21st August at 5pm. The Mass will be the XIVth Sunday after Pentecost.
something quite unexpected happened. In a small
isolated town, literally in the middle of nowhere, nearly 70 people attended an extra-ordinary
form Latin Mass in Lincolnshire.
As many will be aware, this is an unprecedented occurrence in this part of the
This comes after another recent & successful Votive Mass of the Holy Cross at Market Rasen when over half of the Sunday congregation turned out in late October. Fr.O’Connor of Brigg travelled to Holy Rood, along with
the Brigg server who also journeyed a great distance to serve
this Mass. We are indebted to both of them. A great debt of thanks also goes out to our schola who sang some wonderful ancient plainchant appropriate to the Mass. The photos were taken byJohn Aron. Thanks also to all those at Holy Rood who were so supportive and helpful.
LMS Mass of Ages Article
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The Catholic News Article
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This Latin Mass was also highlighted on the New Liturgical Movement's website (in their Epiphany photo set for 2015). Click HERE!
IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT WE CAN ANNOUNCE THAT THERE WILL BE BENEDICTION & A VOTIVE LOW LATIN MASS CELEBRATED AT HOLYROOD CATHOLIC CHURCH MARKET RASEN.
THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF FOUR LATIN MASSES CELEBRATED AT MARKET RASEN OVER THE FOLLOWING YEAR. BEING A FRIDAY, AND A MASS OF THE HOLY CROSS, THE RECENTLY DISCOVERED SIXHILLS CHASUBLE WILL BE USED WITH ITS ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL PANELS. NEEDLESS TO SAY THAT THIS PARTICULAR MASS HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO HIGHLIGHT THE PATRONAL NAME OF HOLYROOD.
Monday or Whit Monday (also known as The Monday of the Holy Spirit) is the holiday
celebrated the day after Pentecost, a movable feast in the Christian calendar.
It is movable because it is determined by the date of Easter.
Whit Monday gets its
English name for following "Whitsun", the day that became one of the
three baptismal seasons. The origin of the name "Whit Sunday" is
generally attributed to the white garments formerly worn by those newly
baptized on this feast.
feast was celebrated by the order ofServitessince the 17th century. The veneration to Mary became
popular under this title inRomeespecially, where the feast was
especially promulgated by SaintJohn Boscoand SaintVincenzo
Boscowas an ardent promoter of devotion to "Mary, Help of
Christians". He even built a huge Basilica in her honour in 1868 and
founded a religious Congregation for women, under the title of, "The
Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians".
The Church has
traditionally focused on two aspects of Our Lady's help on this feast day.
Firstly, the Church focuses in this feast upon the role of Our Lady's
intercession in the fight against sin in the life of a believer. Secondly, the
Church has focused upon Our Lady as one who assists Christians as a community,
through her intercession, in fighting against anti-Christian forces.