Wednesday, 7 October 2009

150th Anniversary Day - the Rosary

Each day this week the 12:15pm Mass is being celebrated in a different side chapel within the Cathedral. As today is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Lady Chapel will be used for today's Mass. The blog today looks back at the recitation of the Rosary last Sunday, when a great many people were present for our 150th anniversary celebrations. The Rosary is said in the Cathedral every Sunday at 4pm, though not usually with such a large crowd!

It was wonderful to see a number of bishops present in choir dress. All of the Bishops who were sitting in choir for Vespers came to the Rosary beforehand. Bishop Campbell was joined by Bishop O'Donoghue, Bishop McMahon (Nottingham), Bishop Brain (Salford) and Bishop Griffiths (Emeritus Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle). Some of the Cathedral Chapter were also present.

Rosary every Sunday in the Cathedral takes place with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; Vespers and Benediction follows. Tomorrow's post will feature images of Vespers, at which many people from outside our parish were present.