Chesterton Knew The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue

Chesterton Knew The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue

Friday, 11 June 2010

Polyphonic Mass of thanksgiving for the ‘Year for Priests’

On Saturday 12th June 2010, 3pm, at St James’s Church, Spanish Place, 22 George Street, London W1U 3QY - kindly welcomed by Parish Priest Fr Christopher Colven - newly ordained British priest Fr Simon Harkins, FSSP will offer his first Solemn High Mass in England (in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite).

On this occasion, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (i.e. FSSP) is pleased to invite you to pray in thanksgiving for the graces granted by God during the last 12 months of the ‘Year for Priests’ in response to the many prayers offered for the sanctification of priests and for priestly vocations worldwide and in Great Britain in particular.

Clergy: choir dress. Music: Tomás Luis de Victoria’s ‘Missa Simile est regnum coelorum’ and his ‘Gaude Virgo Maria’ motet. After Mass, Fr Harkins will give individual First blessings. Refreshments will follow.

· Nearest underground: Baker Street, Bond Street.

· Nearest car park: Welbeck Street Mscp, 74-77 Welbeck Street, London W1G 0BB - Distance: 0.22 km, 0.13 mi - Opening hours Monday-Sunday :24 Hours – Daily tariffs: 1 Hour £ 5.00; 1 To 2 Hours £ 10.00; 2 To 3 Hours £ 15.00; 3 To 4 Hours £ 20.00; 4 To 5 Hours £ 25.00; 5 To 6 Hours £ 30.00.
Please come and give thanks for a new British priest (formed according to the usus antiquior).

With 360 clergy serving in 110 dioceses (in the UK: Portsmouth, Northampton, Edinburgh) on 4 continents, the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter is the largest Extraordinary Form priestly community in full communion with the Holy See. British priests ordained for the FSSP: 2 in 2009; 1 in 2010; 1 in 2011. Also: 40 new seminarians starting this year in our two international seminaries. In Rome, Pope Benedict has granted us a personal parish in 2008.

Contact: FSSP, 17 Eastern Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5RU. Website:

Last Saturday in Edinburgh, Cardinal O’Brien attended in choir and preached at Fr Harkins’ First Solemn High Mass. See slideshow here.

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