Saturday, June 30, 2012

Feast of St Peter and St Paul

Patronal Feast
This year there were lots of opportunities to celebrate our Patronal Feast.  Four Masses and Vespers with Benediction and then a garden party.
One of the masses was advertised on the bulletin as an 'Anticipated Mass' - and some have asked what this is.  An anticipated mass uses the readings and prayers from the Mass of the day.  Although it took place on the Thursday evening, it was the same mass that those attending the 12.15 and 7.30pm mass attended.  An opportunity to attend Mass the Extraordinary Form was available at 6.00pm.  Following that Vespers (evening prayer) and Benediction.
Solemn Blessing: So that by the keys of St Peter and the words of St paul and by the support of their intercession God may bring us happily to that homeland that Peter attained on a cross and Paul by the blade of a sword Amen
Who was ordained Bishop on the Feast of St Peter and Paul?
Answer: click here to view an entry in Billington's Blog, the historical blog celebrating the Cathedral's 150th Anniversary  
Images of the garden party would be welcome for our record.