As the current pandemic is keeping us apart from the various liturgies during the Month of May and we have not been able to join the Benedictine Monks of Belmont Abbey, Herefordshire for their annual Torchlight Procession this evening, please join us for a selection of Marian hymns and incense in front of our Blessed Lady on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

The Holy Father has asked us to pray one Pater Noster at 11.00am UK time (12 noon Rome time)

Click here to visit the Bishops Conference of England and Wales website for more information.

Some of the information given by the BCEW will only apply to the Ordinary Form. If you are unsure about anything, please speak to a priest before Holy Mass.

Today is Septuagesima Sunday and traditionally the Alleluia is “buried ” until the great Vigil of Easter. It’s traditional to literally bury it in the ground. Why not check out the link below. #ripalleluia

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2019/02/burying-alleluia-2019.html#.XkCcqn6nyfA

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13721b.htm

May I take this oppoturning to wish you all a blessed, happy and holy Christmas.
May our new-born blessed saviour bless you all during this Christmas season.
Be assured of my prayers.
In Domino
Andrew

Christmas Mass times have now been released. You can find them by clicking on the link below.
Masses for the Diocese of Menevia have also been included.

View Christmas Mass Times

The following arrangements have been made for Father Aidan’s Requiem Mass at Belmont Abbey:

WEDNESDAY 26th JUNE 2019

7.00pm – A Traditional Low Requiem Mass (Latin Mass) will precede the reception of Father Aidan’s body at Saint Joseph’s Altar

7.40pm – Father Aidan will be received into the Abbey Church of St Michael and All Angels (Belmont Abbey)

THURSDAY 27th JUNE 2019

2.30pm – Father Aidan’s Requiem Mass (Novus Ordo – Ordinary Form) will be offered followed by interment in the community cemetery

** These details have been added to the Mass Times page and LMS calendar at the top of the page (News > Upcoming Events Calendar) **

Original post from Father Abbot and the Community at Belmont Abbey

Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Dom Adian Doyle OSB. Monk Of Belmont Abbey, Hereford. Details of Father Aidan’s Requiem Mass to follow.

The following was posted on the Belmont Abbey website.

2nd June 2019

Dear friends in Christ,

We have all been saddened by the death of Fr Aidan, your beloved Parish Priest and a member of the Belmont Community. After a long and painful battle with cancer and a series of chest infections, he died peacefully on Monday, 27th May, the Solemnity of St Augustine of Canterbury. I was privileged to give him the Last Rites. Fr Aidan was only 63 years’ old and had served at Belmont in many capacities: monastic infirmarian, running Hedley Lodge in the early days, curate on various parishes, parish priest at Whitehaven, then Abertillery and Brynmawr, and finally at Bromyard and Leominster. He was a wonderful pastor, who took special care of the sick, dying and bereaved. His words of encouragement were filled with compassion and faith. You always came away from any conversation with him feeling better inside and touched by God and Our Lady, to whom he had the greatest devotion. He had a wicked sense of humour and was a brilliant mimic. We pray that the good Lord will receive him into the choir of angels and saints.
I would like to thank you all for caring for Fr Aidan during his last, protracted illness. Almost to the end he lived in hope of recovery and returning to serve you, his parishioners, but God had other plans. Now that he has left us, I can assure you that in a short time, in consultation with the Archbishop, I will appoint a parish priest to each parish, Thank you for your patience. In addition to praying for Fr Aidan and his family, could you spare a prayer for the Belmont Community? We have lost so many good men to an early grave, in fact, all Fr Aidan’s contemporaries. I wonder what God is trying to tell us! Let us live in hope and thanksgiving.

Every prayer and blessing,

Fr Paul

A few photographs of Fr Aidan and also Hugo his best friend.