Saturday 10 March 2018

Holy Trinity, Hethe: the Traditional Mass returns

Archbishop Longley celebrating EF Pontifical Low Mass in January 2017, in Holy Trinty

I am pleased to be able to announce that thanks to the good will and hospitality of the Archdiocese and of the Parish Priest, Canon John Batthula, the Traditional Mass will once again be celebrated on Sundays at Holy Trinity, Hethe.

In the absence of a resident priest, there will be Sung EF Masses at Hethe at 12 noon on the 2nd Sunday of each month and on the last Sunday of each month. The first of these will be Palm Sunday, Sunday 24th March, to be celebrated, with the blessing of palms, by Fr James Mawdsley FSSP. 

Not having every Sunday covered is not the ideal but two Sundays a month is a very positive step, on which it may be possible to build. It is a very special church, and we have a very loyal schola and congregation which I hope can be preserved and nurtured.