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On Monday 9th March, Raymond Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Order of Malta, presided at a pontifical high mass and preached on Christianity in England at the shrine church of St Augustine, Ramsgate. The church was packed beyond seating capacity, with people standing four and at times five deep at the back and sides of the church. Fr Christopher, at Fr Marcus Holden's invitation assisted at the throne and the Victoria Consort sang Byrd's Mass for Five Voices and the Propers of the mass.
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A Procession left the school at 2.30pm with the relic of Blessed Roger FIlcock leading the way.
Once inside St John's there was a service involving children from St Mary's School
Later, Vespers and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, with Bld Roger's relic present for intercessions, followed by Mass.
|Posted by deal_ord on November 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
The Thursday evening 6.30 mass which follows exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 6pm, will from 4th December be celebrated according to the Extraordinary Form on the first Thursday of each month. Mass on the third Thursday is celebrated according to the Ordinariate Use, and the Novus Ordo on the other Thursdays.
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At 11.30am on Saturday 12th July, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark presided at a service of consecration and dedication of St John's church and the pontifical mass that followed. It is 80 years since St John's was built but the church had never been consecrated. This was a splendid service and a fitting marking of that 80th anniversary.
Archbishop Peter anoints the consecration crosses around the church.
A lighted brazier was placed on the newly anointed altar, after the relics had been deposited and Archbishop Peter imposed incense which had been specially bought from the Holy Land for the occasion.
After the Mass, a sumptuous lunch prepared by members of the parish was served in the Hall, at the end of which Archbishop Peter cut the celebration cake as a volley of fireworks erupted outside.
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At a sung mass on Thursday 19th December, David Skinner was welcomed into the fullness of communion in the Catholic Church in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. David's sponsor was his wife Driscelia(pictured above with David and Fr Christopher), and after the mass there was a reception at the back of church. A group picture of the three most recent members of the Deal Ordinariate Group was also taken - see below. Congratulations David!
|Posted by deal_ord on November 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
Today at parish masses in both churches, Fr Christopher launched an exciting new project to enrich the musical life of our parish. The plan involves moving St John's pipe organ to St Andrew's( where there is currently no instrument) and restoring some 1840s Holdich pipework to make a new/old organ at St John's.
Fr Christopher hopes that the parish will be able to raise the £12.5k needed to do this, in addition to a private donation pledge of the same sum, an investment in the project by the organ builders, F H Browne, and some fundriaisng that is to be carried out by applying to grant making bodies.
Donations can be made directly to Fr christopher, or using the donations page on this website. Thank you.
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