MASS IN THE EXTRA-ORDINARY FORM (TRIDENTINE) IN 2013
The celebration of Low Mass in the Extra-ordinary Form (Tridentine) during 2012 has been welcomed in the parish and will continue in the New Year on six Saturdays throughout the year, all commencing at 1100hrs (11.00am). The Masses will take place on 26th January - 9th March - 11th May - 6th July - 14th September and 9th November. Just in case a Mass has to be postponed or cancelled at short notice please do check the website to avoid unnecessary travel. Christmas Services
The times of Masses & confessions up to and including Epiphany are as follows. Leaflets are available on the oak chest at the rear of the church.
Sat 15th December: 10am - 11am & 5pm - 5.45pm
Sun 16th December: after 830am & 1030am Masses.
Mon17th December: after 10am Mass
Tue 18th December: after 1215pm Mass (Fr Miller - Hoddesdon)
Wed19th December: after 10am Mass (Fr Gray - Ware)
Fri 20th December: after 1215pm Mass
Sat 22nd December: 10am - 11am & 430pm - 545pm
Sun 23rd December: after 830am & 1030am Masses
Sat 15th & Sun 16th: Sat 6pm (Vigil Mass): Sun 830am,1030am & 6pm
Mon 17th: 10am
Tue 18th: 1215pm
Wed 19th: 10am
Thu 20th: 730am
Fri 21st: 1215pm
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd: Sat 6pm (Vigil Mass): Sun 830am, 1030am & 6pm
Mon 24th Christmas Eve: 6pm Vigil Mass of Christmas (fulfills Christmas Obligation)
Tue 25th: Christmas Day Blessing of the Crib & Midnight Mass
830am: Mass of the Dawn & 1030am Mass of the Day
Wed 26th: 11am St Stephen's Day, Mass and installation of new altar servers.
Thu 27th: 11am St John the Evangelist, Mass.
Fri 28th: 11am Holy Innocents, Mass
Sat 29th: 11am St Thomas a Becket, Mass. 6pm Holy Family (Vigil Mass):
Sun 30th: Holy Family Masses at 830am, 1030am & 6pm
Mon 31st: 11am Mass
Tue 1st January 2013 11am Mary, Mother of God, Mass & Te Deum, followed by drinks & nibbles in the house.
Sat 5th 6m Vigil Mass of The Epiphany
Sun 6th Epiphany: Masses at 830am,1030am & 6pm
As a lot of people from both Hertford and beyond know our parish crib is quite a spectacular thing and takes quite a bit of determination to erect so thanks to all who helped build it on the evening of Wednesday 12th December at 7pm. Any, many, volunteers would be most welcome. The crib stays up until Candlemas Day, Saturday 2nd February; do come and marvel at Bethlehem in Hertford.
The Billings Ovulation Method of Family Planning is 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy with no side effects, is very useful for those couples having difficulty in conceiving and is a natural alternative to IVF. One of our parishioners is a trained Billings counsellor and a clinic is held fortnightly in the Parish Hall from 7.30 - 9.30pm. Email: billingsmethodhertford.org.uk to find out more and to book an appointment.
Our Rosary Group meets at 7pm on Tuesday evenings in the church. All are most welcome to recite the rosary together during this year of faith.
Any Catholics admitted to QEII/Lister Hospitals should contact the Catholic Chaplains as they are not automatically given any information about patients'religious affiliation. Please contact John Paul Lyttle or Jacqueline Humphreys on 07884-187463 (mobile) or 01707-365520 ( hospital direct line) if you wish to see them.