Some personal feedback on Most Precious Blood

At popular request, I should like to make the following comment about the Ordinariate Parish of Most Precious Blood, Borough:

It is really good to see a parish thriving, with a good mixture of ages, seventh candle on the altar usw.

19445462415_68d122a3ac_zYes, here is the Ordinary. Monsignor Keith Newton, singing the Angelus at the end of Mass, before going through the door to greet the people. He has removed his pontificals and these are held by Fr. Christopher Pearson, the Parish Priest. I imagine that this is a fairly unique experience in a Catholic Church.

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4 Responses to Some personal feedback on Most Precious Blood

  1. Fr Gerard says:

    The ‘pontificals’ aren’t worn in my parish (neither priest is mitred), but every weekday Mass ends with a Marian Anthem, appropriate to the season. Not uncommon in my experience nor unique to the Ordinariate.

  2. Fr Gerard says:

    The Angelus is regularly prayed..

  3. Rev22:17 says:

    David,

    You wrote: Yes, here is the Ordinary. Monsignor Keith Newton, singing the Angelus at the end of Mass, before going through the door to greet the people. He has removed his pontificals and these are held by Fr. Christopher Pearson, the Parish Priest. I imagine that this is a fairly unique experience in a Catholic Church.

    Your last sentence is somewhat ambiguous as to what you mean by “this:” the use of pontifical insignia or the singing of a Marian antiphon after mass.

    >> The use of pontifical insignia is reserved to abbots, bishops, and those who are equivalent in law to a diocesan bishop.

    >> The singing of a Marian antiphon after mass, however, is entirely up to the discretion of the pastor and/or the principal celebrant of the mass. There are some Catholic parishes that do it and some — probably a lot more — that do not.

    Norm.

    • Sorry, you are right about the confusion.

      I specifically meant the SINGING of the Angelus in English. Occasionally (especially when the Pope celebrates) you can experience a spoken Angelus when the Mass ends at around midday, but I’ve never heard it sung in English in a regular Roman Rite church. And even when the Pope says it, it is always within Mass before the final blessing, not after the exit procession (as is always the case at MPB).

      Strictly speaking the Angelus is not a Marian Antiphon (or Anthem), although it is replaced in Eastertide by the Antiphon “Regina Caeli”. The four Marian Antiphons – Alma Redemptoris Mater (Advent to Candlemas), Ave Regina Caelorum (Candlemas to Good Friday), Regina Caeli (Eastertide) and Salve Regina (Trinitytide) – are sung at the end of Compline or Evensong.

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