Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Chelt Young Catholic Adults Events Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

Weekend 5th - 6th Dec 2015

The Chelt YCA Christmas Party is coming up on Sat 5th Dec at 6:45pm in the Cote Brasserie in Montpellier

( http://cote-restaurants.co.uk/Cote_Restaurant_Cheltenham.html). 

Christmas Day 25th Dec 2015

YCA will be providing the serving for the Christmas Day Mass (EF) at Stow on the Wold, Our Lady and St Kenelm's, Back Walls, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham, GL54 1DR at 11:30am. 

Epiphany 6th Jan 2016

YCA will be providing the serving for the Epiphany Day Mass (EF) at 7pm at St. Gregory's Church. St Gregory's, 10 St James Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR.  

Followed by Rosary and Wine at 8:15pm in the Old Priory at St. Gregory's.

Monday, August 17, 2015

YCA National Weekend at Aylesford 2015 (31st Oct-1st Nov)

2015 Theme: “One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.”
Attributed to Saint Dominic.

YCA National Weekend at Aylesford -in Association with the Scola Gregoriana of Cambridge

Set in the heart of Kent, England, The Friars - Aylesford Priory - is an ancient religious house of the Order of Carmelites dating back to the 13th Century. Over the centuries and now today The Friars has become the destination for thousands of visitors. Fr. Gregory Pearson and noted author Donel Foley will be giving talks.

At the 2015 Young Catholic Adult Weekend Pilgrimage, there will be:

  • Sung/High Masses, 
  • Gregorian Chant Workshops, 
  • Talks, 
  • Rosaries, 
  • Confessions, 
  • Marian Procession, 
  • Socials.

To book on to the weekend please go to the automated booking system at:- 

*Please note Aylesford Priory have a booking deadline of 18th September, otherwise they reserve the right to release rooms for sale to other guests as required. Also they do not allow last minute refunds so  any non-arrivals and/or cancellations made up to 3 days before the event will be non-refundable.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Children's Choir from Versailles, France, led by FSSP Clerics to perform in 8 Major Cathedrals and Churches across England: 19th-27th August 2015


"Tomorrow all the children of the world will sing God’s peace"
August 2015 - England Concert Tour
The Little Singers of Saint-Charles
Versailles, France
will sing sacred music including works by
Palestrina, Victoria, Bach, Handel and Rossini.
Who they are
The children’s choir Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Charles was founded in 1983 by Father Roger Morandi. Their mission is to sing the Lord and his wonders and to radiate faith and Christian joy. Our young singers receive both a musical and a spiritual education for without a living faith, sacred music is reduced to a purely artistic gesture and loses its meaning.

This choir is part of the International Pueri Cantores Federation, a grouping of children’s choirs whose purpose is to praise the Lord through sacred music. Together with other young singers of the world, Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Charles sing the peace of God so that, on Earth, all men of good will live in peace.

What they sing
Les petits chanteurs de Saint-Charles perform Renaissance motets (Palestrina, Viadana) and Sacred Masterpieces from the world's great composers such as Vivaldi (Gloria),  Bach (Magnificat, St. John Passion, Cantatas), Handel (Messiah), F.J.Haydn (St. Nicolas Mass, Missa in tempore belli), Mozart (Requiem, Kronungsmesse,Vesperae solennes de confessore) and Rossini (Solemn Little Mass). They also sing French repertoire from Charpentier (Midnight Mass For Christmas), Gounod (St. Cecilia Mass), Fauré (Requiem) or Duruflé (Requiem).

Les petits chanteurs de Saint-Charles have recorded a dozen music CDs.  You can listen to audios extracts on this page : https://soundcloud.com/petitschanteurs-stcharles.

The choir is conducted by Hélène Nougayrède. She graduated in Harmony and Theory at the National Conservatory (CNSM) of Paris and received both piano and flute diplomas at the National Conservatory for the Versailles Region.

What they do

These singers have rehearsals every week. Once a month they sing Sunday service in Versailles. They give several concerts a year, mostly in December with traditional a capella Christmas songs and in June at the end of the school year. Late August during summer vacation about 50 young singers spend a fortnight together in France or abroad for a concert tour. This gives the children an opportunity to learn community life and to discover many foreign countries : Italy, Austria, Germany or Poland in the past years, and England in 2015!

Concert Programme

O Jesu Christe - Van Berchem (1505-1567)
Sicut Cervus - Palestrina (1525-1594)
Alma Redemptoris - Palestrina (1525-1594)
O Vos Omnes - Victoria (1548-1611)
Exultate Justi, Ps. 32 - Viadana (1560-1627)
Cantata BWV 105 - Bach (1685-1750)
For unto us (from Messiah) - Haendel (1685-1759)
Alleluia (from Messiah) - Haendel (1685-1759)
Solemn Little Mass, excerpts - Rossini (1792-1868)
Veni Domine - Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Panis Angelicus - Franck (1822-1890)
Benedictus - Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Tour Dates
Wednesday 19th August
1.00 pm
Our Lady of Consolation Church
West Grinstead, Horsham, West Sussex
Thursday 20th August
1.00 pm
Portsmouth Cathedral
High Street, Portsmouth
Friday 21st August
1.10 pm
St George’s Chapel
Windsor Castle
Saturday 22nd August
12.00 noon
Arundel Cathedral
London Road, Arundel
Monday 24th August
1.30 pm
St George's Cathedral Southwark
Westminster Bridge Road, London
Tuesday 25th August
1.00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
Saint Aldate's, Oxford
Wednesday 26th August
7.00 pm
Oxford Oratory
Woodstock Road, Oxford
Thursday 27th August
7.00 pm
Our Lady & St John Church
Ferry Lane, Goring, Oxfordshire

Admission is free


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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Latin Mass at Prinknash Abbey Cancelled - Indefinitely

Some very sad news from Gloucestershire, the longest running Sunday EF Mass in Gloucestershire has been stopped, an announcement was made, after the Saturday Low Mass on  18th April.

No official reason has been given.The weekly Saturday Low Mass continues, for the moment; however, it should be noted that it no longer appears on the offical weekly notices (although it remains on the main Prinknash website).


Sunday, April 5, 2015


'Noli me tangere'
Appearance of Jesus Christ to Mary Magdalene
by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov
Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia!
 A very happy Easter! May God bless you abundantly today and always!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Maundy Thursday: please now sign the petition 'Support our Priests'

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This is the petition which is separate to the letter to the press which many have signed in support of our courageous and faithful priests: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/support-our-priests. Please do sign it if you haven't already.

[In case you didn't know, these priests signed a letter asking the Synod members to uphold Church teaching on marriage. And this was printed in the Catholic Herald: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/03/24/nearly-500-priests-in-england-and-wales-urge-synod-to-stand-firm-on-communion-for-the-remarried.]

And, if you still haven't signed the letter to the press, you may do so here: http://marklambert.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/in-support-of-our-priests-our-families.html.

Please do sign and then encourage others who'd be interested in signing too.

What a wonderful thing to do on Maundy Thursday, the day that Christ instituted the Priesthood!

Monday, March 30, 2015

In support of our faithful priests, our families, and our Church

You may have seen the recent letter from more than 450 faithful priests in support of the Church’s teaching on marriage.
We would like to invite you to sign the letter below, to be sent to the press in support of them, and to encourage others to sign it.
To sign, please leave your name and your diocese, with the coordinators: Mark Lambert (mark@landbtechnical.com) and/or Andrew Plasom-Scott (andrewplasom_scott@me.com).

The Letter:

Dear Sir,

We, the undersigned, wish to endorse and support the letter signed by over 450 priests in the recent edition of the Catholic Herald.

As laity, we all know from our own family experiences, or those of our friends and neighbours, the harrowing trauma of divorce and separation, and we sympathise with all those in such situations.

It is precisely for that reason that we believe that the Church must continue to proclaim the truth about marriage, given us by Christ in the Gospels, with clarity and charity in a world that struggles to understand it.

For the sake of those in irregular unions, for the sake of those abandoned and living in accordance with the teachings of the Church, and above all for the sake of the next generation, it is essential that the Church continues to make it quite clear that sacramental marriage is indissoluble until death.

We pray, and expect, that our hierarchy will represent us, and the Church’s unwavering teaching, at the Synod this autumn.

Yours faithfully,

Monday, January 5, 2015


Take a stand for life during Lent
From 18th February to 29th March, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life: a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Gloucestershire and beyond.
Vigil Location: 

Outside Hope House
Western Entrance
Royal Gloucester Hospital
Great Western Road

If you are interested in supporting this life-saving campaign, please go to
http://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/gloucester/ to sign up for vigil hours between 8am and 8pm, or contact the Campaign Director, James Tranter, directly by email 40daysforlifegloucester@gmail.com or phone 07796 511375.


If you can't make the Gloucester vigil, please keep this important cause in your prayers.