Newman’s Summer (July)

Newman’s Summer (July)

At the Birmingham Oratory under Saint John Henry Newman there was the tradition of having the month of August as a more relaxed period for the Priests of the community. This corresponded with the English school holidays. In Scotland our schools finish a month earlier, at the end of June.

Rest is important, and it gives us a chance to build up resources for the coming year.
Please note:

  1. The 11 am and the 4.30pm Masses will have Organ only.
  2. The 11am will be without ceremony.
  3. There will be no Vespers at 5.30pm.
  4. Benediction with a short period of Adoration will take place
    immediately after the 4.30 Mass.
  5. The Brothers of the Little Oratory will not meet during the
    month of July
Canon Hannan Grave Visit

Canon Hannan Grave Visit

On Monday 24th June at 8.30am the grave of Canon Hannan will again be blessed (the western path, the Grange Cemetery), all are welcome at this simple ceremony to mark his death in 1891; our former Parish Priest and Founder of Hibernian FC deserves particular recognition.
We are grateful to all those who assisted at his Memorial Mass on Saturday.

Canon Hannan Annual Memorial Mass

Canon Hannan Annual Memorial Mass

12.30pm Saturday 22nd of June, Holy Mass remembering our first Parish Priest, who is most famous for his foundation of Hibernian Football Club (Hibs). Edward Hannan was born on 21st June 1836 and died on the 24th of June 1891: read more about his life in this excellent article Canon Hannan: the priest who helped found Hibs – Archdiocese of Edinburgh (archedinburgh.org)

Quarant’ore (40 Hours) Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Corpus Christi Procession

Quarant’ore (40 Hours) Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Corpus Christi Procession

Click on the text to reveal larger image of the Corpus Christi Poster with times and liturgy.
The longest period of Exposition takes place from Friday morning all the way through to Saturday evening continously; the Corpus Christi Procession takes place on Sunday after the 11am Mass (with the Archbishop) passing along the Cowgate, turning on to St Mary’s Street, the Royal Mile, Blackfriars Street and connecting onto South Gray’s Close returning to the church).