Sunday 15th August (being the 3rd Sunday of the month) will be Missa Cantata at St Joseph's, Gateshead. As it is also the feast of The Assumption of BVM we are especially delighted that it will be a Missa Cantata.
As always our own schola will provide the plainchant Proper & Ordinary.
Please diarise Saturday 11th September when the annual Mass will be a Solemn High Mass at Brinkburn Priory (situated between Morpeth & Rothbury) at 12 noon. The celebrant will be Fr Shaun Swales with deacon Fr David Phillips & subdeacon Fr Michael Brown.
The Rudgate Singers from York will provide a polyphonic Ordinary whilst our own schola will sing a plainchant Proper. I always feel that this combination of plainchant & polyphony adds so much to the celebration of Mass.
We are hoping to have a shared table after Mass so please bring along a selection of sweet & savoury food - not forgetting something to drink - & a folding chair. Please encourage as many as possible to attend - including your clergy as the large sanctuary will hold them quite well. The setting is beautiful alongside a clear river & we are (usually) blessed with fine weather.