Many thanks to all of you who have sent in contributions for vestments for the Sacred Liturgy via Damian Thompson's Holy Smoke blog, and Fr Zuhlsdorf's "pound Fr Finigan" campaign on his blog What Does the Prayer Really Say?. Tomorrow morning's Mass (EF) will be offered for your intentions.
Unfortunately, the current centralised banking system in my diocese does not allow for internet access to the current transactions so I will have to ask for a printed statement to ascertain the total of donations received. There are also pledges of further donations so we will easily reach the total required to pay for a fine set of rose vestments to be used for Mass on Laetare Sunday.
I have now managed to secure sacred ministers for the EF Mass that Sunday, so we will be able to celebrate High Mass in the fullest expression of the Roman Liturgy in a normal parish setting.
Thank you all for your generosity and God bless you. We will be blessing the vestments tomorrow and the servers are looking forward to setting them out for Mass - in both forms of the Roman Rite.