Diary December 2019

Date Day Event Location 01.12 Sun 0830 Mass live broadcast 1015 Morning Worship1300 Sunday Lunch Positive1830 Carol Service (St Michael’s) Brighton OratoryCongress HallDorset GardensNewhaven 02.12 Mon 0730 Morning Meditation0830 Mass live broadcast 1230 Rough Sleepers Partnership1730 Vesperal Oblation Brighton Oratory Community BaseBrighton Oratory 03.12 Tue 0730 Morning Meditation0800 Mass live broadcast 0930 Community Safety Partnership…

Conference “Catechism”: how do I discern God’s will for my life?

A NEW series exploring Vocational Discernment – how do we discern our vocation in life? How does God make His will known to us? These and other questions Metropolitan Jerome will explore in these live and recorded broadcasts from the Brighton Oratory every Saturday morning from 10am.

In review…

As I prepare for an episcopal visitation to France and a much needed vacation, I’m reminded of a frequent question I’m asked… “what do you do” or, as often family phrase it, “what have you been up to”? I usually brush off such enquiries with “oh, this and that” but today I’ve given it some…

Conference: The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Conference during the Octave of Pentecost. Metropolitan Jerome describes, discusses and applies the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit as enumerated by the Messianic prophet, Isaiah (cf Isaiah 1:2-3) and St Thomas Aquinas’s “Summa Theologica” II.II (“Secunda Secundae“) to Christian life.

Pentecost Ordinations 2019

On Saturday, June 8th while offering the Divine Liturgy for the Vigil of Pentecost at the Brighton Oratory, UK, Metropolitan Jerome admitted by tonsure into the clerical state Bro. Juniper n/CDC and Dr Robert Wilson. The following day, Pentecost Sunday during Mass, His Grace ordained Bro Juniper and Dr Wilson to the minor orders of…

Celebrating Faith in Action 2019

On Thursday, June 6th the anniversary of the D-Day Landings, Metropolitan Jerome hosted the multi-faith event “Celebrating Faith in Action” during National Volunteers Week. The event took place in Brighton’s iconic Open Market, enabling faith led or inspired community and social action projects to advertise, inform and engage the general public about their work. The…

Music Therapy

Aside from Metropolitan Jerome’s passion for the mission of Christ’s Church and his love of cooking, is… music! Throughout his life music has played an important role and this is just as true now as it ever was in his formative years. His Grace is fortunate to be able to employ his musical skills not…

Homelessness: The Hub

In 2009 Metropolitan Jerome partnered the Brighton Oratory with the Salvation Army at The Level in central Brighton to facilitate a homeless drop-in later called “The Hub”. Majors Mark and Tracy Bearcroft were the Corps Officers at the time and the Corps had employed a part-time chef, Michael to work the Community Cafe at the…

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Eighteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Cáthedra sancti Petri Apóstoli, qua primum Romæ sedit. The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle, who established the Holy See at Rome. Ibídem pássio sanctæ Priscæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ sub Cláudio Imperatóre, post multa torménta, martyrio coronáta est. In the same place,…

Décimo sexto Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Décimo sexto Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Seventeenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. In Thebáide sancti Antónii Abbátis, qui, multórum Monachórum Pater, vita et miráculis præclaríssimus vixit; cujus gesta sanctus Athanásius insígni volúmine prosecútus est. Ejus autem sacrum corpus, sub Justiniáno Imperatóre, divína revelatióne repértum et Alexandríam delátum, in Ecclésia sancti Joánnis Baptístæ humátum…

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Sixteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Romæ, via Salária, natális sancti Marcélli Primi, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, ob cathólicæ fídei confessiónem, jubénte Maxéntio tyránno, primo cæsus est fústibus, deínde ad servítium animálium cum custódia pública deputátus, et ibídem, serviéndo indútus amíctu cilícino, defúnctus est. At Rome, on…

Décimo octávo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Décimo octávo Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Fifteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Sancti Pauli, primi Eremítæ, Confessóris; qui quarto Idus Januárii inter beatórum ágmina translátus fuit. St. Paul, the first hermit, who was carried to the home of the blessed on the tenth of this month. In território Andegavénsi beáti Mauri Abbátis, qui fuit…

Décimo nono Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Décimo nono Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Fourteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Sancti Hilárii, Epíscopi Pictaviénsis, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris; qui prídie hujus diéi evolávit in cælum. St. Hilary, bishop of Poitiers, confessor and doctor of the Church, who entered heaven on the thirteenth day of this month. Nolæ, in Campánia, natális sancti Felícis…

Prídie Idus Januárii. Luna

Idibus Januárii. Luna. The Thirteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ sanctæ Tatiánæ Mártyris, quæ, sub Alexándro Imperatóre, uncis atque pectínibus laniáta, béstiis expósita et in ignem missa, sed nil læsa, demum, gládio percússa, migrávit in cælum. At Rome, in the time of Emperor Alexander, St. Tatiana, martyr, who had her flesh…

Prídie Idus Januárii. Luna.

Prídie Idus Januárii.  Luna. The Twelfth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. Romæ sanctæ Tatiánæ Mártyris, quæ, sub Alexándro Imperatóre, uncis atque pectínibus laniáta, béstiis expósita et in ignem missa, sed nil læsa, demum, gládio percússa, migrávit in cælum. At Rome, in the time of Emperor Alexander, St. Tatiana, martyr, who had her flesh…

Tértio Idus Januárii. Luna

Tértio Idus Januárii. Luna. The Eleventh Day of January. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ sancti Hygíni, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, in persecutióne Antoníni, glorióse martyrium consummávit. At Rome, St. Hyginus, pope, who suffered a glorious martyrdom in the persecution of Antoninus. Item Romæ natális sancti Melchíadis, Papæ et Mártyris; qui multa, in persecutióne Maximiáni, passus est,…

Quarto Idus Januárii. Luna

Quarto Idus Januárii. Luna. The Tenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon.  In Thebáide natális beáti Pauli, primi Eremítæ, Confessóris, qui, a sextodécimo ætátis suæ anno usque ad centésimum décimum tértium, solus in erémo permánsit; cujus ánimam, inter Apostolórum et Prophetárum choros, ad cælum ferri ab Angelis sanctus Antónius vidit.  Ejus autem festívitas décimo…

Quinto Idus Januárii. Luna.

Quinto Idus Januárii.  Luna. The Ninth Day of January.  The Night of the Moon. Antiochíæ, sub Diocletiáno et Maximiáno, natális sanctórum Juliáni Mártyris, et Basilíssæ Vírginis, ipsíus Juliáni uxóris. Hæc, virginitáte cum viro suo serváta, in pace vitam finívit; Juliánus vero (postquam multitúdo Sacerdótum et Ministrórum Ecclésiæ Christi, quæ, propter immanitátem persecutiónis, ad eos confúgerat, igne…