Friday 1 January 2010

Mary, the Mother of God

A Happy New Year to all blog readers, at home and abroad. Today we celebrate the feast of Mary, the Mother of God, with Mass in the Cathedral at 12:15pm and sung Vespers with the Veni Creator at 6pm; there is also a low Mass in the extraordinary form this morning at 10am.

On the sanctuary during the Christmas octave there is a beautiful statue of Our Lady, presenting her Son to the world. The statue was recently donated to the Cathedral by the church of Our Lady, Queen of Poland, just a few yards down the hill from here. We are very grateful for the gift and will certainly put it to good use; it fits the Cathedral perfectly. As the New Year begins we entrust our cares to Our Lady's intercession, asking that by her prayers the Lord may bless us as we look to the future.