Through the generous hospitality of the Benedictine community there are currently three worshipping catholic congregations at St Mary's Abbey on any given Sunday. First the diocesan parish has Mass at 9.15am, then the Abbey has its principal Mass at 10.30am and then finally the newcomers, the Ordinariate, usually have their Mass at 3pm. For the sacred Triduum we came together to celebrate the paschal mystery as one worshipping body. It was a great privilege to witness close at hand the enormous care and hard work that is put into providing the Church's Faithful with a liturgy that can touch heart and mind in a way nothing else can.
|Michael photographed in Rome at the recent pilgrimage|
The breath-taking list below speaks for itself.
15:00 Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
Tristis est anima mea Lassus
Popule meus Victoria
Adoramus te, Christe Lassus (men's voices)
Ave verum corpus Lassus
Miserere mei Lassus