Ordinariate Mass in Scotland for Tuesday

Ordinariate Mass in Scotland 

Holy Mass according to Divine Worship: The Missal will be here from 8am every day until 8pm.

Holy Mass is recorded in the Oratory Chapel of Saint JosephInverness, each day.
You can make a Spiritual Communion by taking part in the Mass at any time during the day by clicking on the ‘play’ button.  If you have any special prayer requests please click here.

A PDF version of the Mass from Divine Worship: The Missal is available here.

Because of the restriction at present in place Fr Len Black celebrates this Mass alone – the responses are pre-recorded.

Light a candle for hope!

At 7 pm this evening, Christians in the United Kingdom participated  #Light a Candle for Hope: a National Call to Prayer.
Here’s an excerpt of the article at that link:
Presidents of Churches Together in England have issued a call to prayer in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is for all churches and people of prayer to join on Sunday 22nd March, Mothering Sunday.

They write….

This Mothering Sunday, 22nd March, we are calling all churches to a National Day of Prayer and Action. At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.

At 7pm this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.

Whether you are continuing to worship as congregations or not, we have the great privilege and freedom to be able to call upon God, wherever we are, individually and corporately, for healing in our nation. We would pray for all in leadership at this time, making decisions about the containment of the COVID-19 virus, for those working in health and social care, and especially for the most vulnerable, whether elderly or those with underlying health conditions.”

Let’s do that in North America tonight at 7 pm.
Interestingly,  I received the following email from a member of our parish on Thursday. It suggests lighting the candle and praying between 8 pm and 9 pm each evening.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The challenges of these present days are unfamiliar.  Perhaps they have us feeling more cold, distant, suspicious, and despondent toward our neighbour. This is not in keeping with the hope and charity which animate our Christian lives. There is still much to be thankful for in this time when we are unable to gather safely in our churches to worship God, to give thanks, to pray for our needs, and to support one another by our physical presence.

And so, I invite you to step into our Christian tradition, which is an anchor in uncertain times, and join together in prayer. Each evening between 8pm and 9pm place a lit candle visibly in a window of your homes. Please take time during that hour to pray. This could include praying Compline from the Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours, praying the Rosary or the Jesus Prayer, or reading and meditating on Holy Scripture. Please also take time to offer prayers for delivery from affliction and for an increase in hope. Let our neighbours know that Christians are praying for them and for our local community at this time. Let our hope in the Risen Lord shine into the night dispelling fear and anxiety, and that He may heal our afflictions through His peace and great mercy.



WARNING: Please be careful and do not leave a lit flame in a room unattended.

Ordinariate Parishes live streaming Mass for Laetare Sunday

Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham

Msgr. Carl Reid has already celebrated the Mass for Laetare Sunday in Sydney, Australia.

You can find it at the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross Facebook page.

DSC07124A number of parishes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter are live streaming Mass for Laetare Sunday tomorrow.   If you would like Mass times for your parish added, please do so in the comments section.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham will be live streaming Mass Sunday at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT).   Here’s the note from Fr. Charles Hough regarding Mass on Sunday.

This coming Sunday you will have the opportunity to view Mass at the Cathedral
on our website (olwcatholic.org) beginning at 9:00 a.m. We will keep this video up
until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. This will continue on Sundays for the foreseeable

St. John Vianney Catholic Church will live stream Mass at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT) via theirFacebook page.

My parish Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be live streaming Mattins at 9:20 a.m. and Holy Mass at 10:00 a.m. here.

Also at 10:00 a.m. EDT, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, will be broadcasting the Mass live.

Our Lady & St. John will be streaming on their Facebook page , Sunday March 22nd at 3:15 PM EDT.

St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Omaha will be recording Mass tomorrow and putting it up on their YouTube channel.

Mount Calvary in Baltimore will broadcast Mass for the Fourth Sunday Lent  at 10:00 a.m. EDT via their YouTube channel.

Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas will be live streaming the 11:00 a.m. CDT Mass via its Facebook page. The recorded Mass will then be uploaded to Atonement’s YouTube channel.

In the meantime, here is an interesting reflection from Fr. Scharbach of Mount Calvary Catholic Church.

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

As we close ourselves in and businesses close down, the projected longterm effects on our livelihood start to look more ominous. When will the economy recover? This crisis could be a defining event for a generation as global relationships are permanently changed along will our public habits. It already feels, at times, like the end of the world as we know it.

All this may not be as catastrophic as the fall of Rome, but the perspective of Augustine in the wake of that disruption can apply to us as well:

“Rome has collapsed and your hearts are outraged by this. Rome was built by men like yourself. Since when did you believe that men had the power to build things that are eternal? Your souls, filled with the light of the Holy Spirit, will not perish.”

In all this is abundant hope. Joseph said to his brothers: “What you intended for evil, God intended for good.” If Joseph were a metaphor for a civilization, there would be a lot of permanent loss during his time in the dungeon. But God used that trial to raise him up to a place much higher than he was before.

Likewise, St. Augustine writes, “The whole of history since the ascension of Jesus into heaven is concerned with one work only: the building and perfecting of this ‘City of God’.”

God will ultimately use this trial for the good of his people who are citizens of the City of God.

In Christ,
Fr. Scharbach

For those on the West Coast,  Holy Martyrs Catholic Church has the following schedule of Masses online:

Noon Daily  (3 pm.  EDT)
10 AM & Noon Sundays  (1 PM and 3 PM EDT)

12:30pm – 6pm Daily

Go here to the Holy Martyrs Facebook page to watch these Masses live.

Here are some of the Facebook pages of Ordinariate parishes.   Leave a note in the comments section if I missed yours.


Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church,  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Catholic Parish of St. Thomas More, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

St. John Henry Newman, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Our Lady and St. John Catholic Church, Louisville, Kentucky

Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, Murietta, California

St. Alban’s Catholic Church, Rochester, New York

St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Omaha, Nebraska

Holy Nativity Catholic Church, Payson, Arizona

Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas

St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church, Fort Worth, Texas

St. George Catholic Church, Republic, Missouri

St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Cleburne, Texas

The Catholic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Arglington, Texas


Special Indulgences in the current pandemic

Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic, 20.03.2020


The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Rom 12: 12). The words written by Saint Paul to the Church of Rome resonate throughout the entire history of the Church and guide the judgment of the faithful in the face of all suffering, sickness and calamity.

The present moment in which the whole of humanity, threatened by an invisible and insidious disease, which for some time now has become part of all our lives, is marked day after day by anguished fears, new uncertainties and above all widespread physical and moral suffering.

The Church, following the example of her Divine Master, has always had the care of the sick at heart. As Saint John Paul II points out, the value of human suffering is twofold: “It is supernatural because it is rooted in the divine mystery of the Redemption of the world, and it is likewise deeply human, because in it the person discovers himself, his own humanity, his own dignity, his own mission” (Apostolic Letter Salvifici Doloris, 31).

Pope Francis, too, in these recent days, has shown his paternal closeness and renewed his invitation to pray incessantly for those who are sick with the Coronavirus.

So that all those who suffer because of COVID-19, precisely in the mystery of this suffering, may rediscover “the same redemptive suffering of Christ” (ibid., 30), this Apostolic Penitentiary, ex auctoritate Summi Pontificis, trusting in the word of Christ the Lord and considering with a spirit of faith the epidemic currently underway, to be lived in a spirit of personal conversion, grants the gift of Indulgences in accordance with the following disposition.

The Plenary Indulgence is granted to the faithful suffering from Coronavirus, who are subject to quarantine by order of the health authority in hospitals or in their own homes if, with a spirit detached from any sin, they unite spiritually through the media to the celebration of Holy Mass, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, to the pious practice of the Way of the Cross or other forms of devotion, or if at least they will recite the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer and a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, offering this trial in a spirit of faith in God and charity towards their brothers and sisters, with the will to fulfil the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the Holy Father’s intentions), as soon as possible.

Health care workers, family members and all those who, following the example of the Good Samaritan, exposing themselves to the risk of contagion, care for the sick of Coronavirus according to the words of the divine Redeemer: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15: 13), will obtain the same gift of the Plenary Indulgence under the same conditions.

This Apostolic Penitentiary also willingly grants a Plenary Indulgence under the same conditions on the occasion of the current world epidemic, also to those faithful who offer a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, or Eucharistic adoration, or reading the Holy Scriptures for at least half an hour, or the recitation of the Holy Rosary, or the pious exercise of the Way of the Cross, or the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, to implore from Almighty God the end of the epidemic, relief for those who are afflicted and eternal salvation for those whom the Lord has called to Himself.

The Church prays for those who find themselves unable to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and of the Viaticum, entrusting each and every one to divine Mercy by virtue of the communion of saints and granting the faithful a Plenary Indulgence on the point of death, provided that they are duly disposed and have recited a few prayers during their lifetime (in this case the Church makes up for the three usual conditions required). For the attainment of this indulgence the use of the crucifix or the cross is recommended (cf. Enchiridion indulgentiarum, no.12).

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and of the Church, Health of the Sick and Help of Christians, our Advocate, help suffering humanity, saving us from the evil of this pandemic and obtaining for us every good necessary for our salvation and sanctification.

The present Decree is valid notwithstanding any provision to the contrary.

Given in Rome, from the seat of the Apostolic Penitentiary, on 19 March 2020.

Mauro Cardinal Piacenza

Major Penitentiary

Mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ottawa

cropped-dsc08659.jpgEvensong and Mass were live streamed at 6 pm EDT via the Facebook page of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ottawa.

Fr. Doug Hayman, Dean of the Canadian Deanery of St. John the Baptist of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter was celebrating.   Michael Trolly our organist was the cantor.