Sacred Liturgy

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Sacred Music

Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. (Pope St Pius X - 'Tra Le Sollecitudini', Instruction on Sacred Music)

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Service of the Altar

It is fitting that all Catholic boys and men should know how to serve Holy Mass. Training sessions are conducted regularly. Please contact Fr Tattersall to indicate your interest.

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Sacristy/Guild of St Clare

The Guild of St Clare was established to bring together parishioners (and others) who are interested in the repair, design and manufacture of vestments and altar linens. We will be meeting again in the near future. Existing members of the Guild will be contacted, but new members are also welcome. Please contact Fr Tattersall for more information.

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Parish Participation in the Liturgy

The work of the Sacred Liturgy, especially its Solemn celebration, cannot be successfully carried out only by the clergy. It is the work of the whole Church, and the lay Faithful have a personal responsibility to contribute their time and talents. Nowhere is this more the case than in the traditional Latin Liturgy, which can only be sustained over the long term when significant numbers of the Faithful are prepared to immerse themselves in the rich culture which supports it.

We are in need of more Catholic men and youth to offer themselves for the service of the Altar and the Sacristy, and of the Faithful of both sexes to assist with Sacred Music. Anyone interested in serving, singing, or helping in the sacristy, is urged to speak to the Fathers or contact the office.