Mass and Vespers

This morning's Solemn High Mass was celebrated by Fr Joseph Welch, a recently ordained priest from the Oxford Oratory. This was his first High Mass, hence the presence of an Assistant Priest in cope in addition to the Deacon (Dr Laurence Hemming) and Subdeacon (Fr Petr Gee.) Fr Emerson FSSP preached at the Mass. I have plenty more photos and will post them on to Facebook and here later.

Now I have to go to Vespers where, as I discovered, I am not second but first Assistant Deacon and therefore have to pre-intone the antiphons for Bishop McMahon as well as trying to put his mitres on properly and remember to keep to his right hand side.

Fr John Boyle will be taking some photos of Vespers so look out for them on his blog.

Damien Thompson and Mac McLernon came for today to attend the Mass and this evening's Vespers. I'll try and get some more photos at tonight's reception before dinner.

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