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…

Séptimo Idus Decémbris. Luna.

Séptimo Idus Decémbris.  Luna. The Seventh Day of December.  The Night of the Moon. Vigília Conceptiónis beátæ Maríæ Vírginis. The Vigil of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sancti Ambrósii Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, qui prídie Nonas Aprílis obdormívit in Dómino, sed hac die potíssimum cólitur, qua Mediolanénsem Ecclésiam gubernándam suscépit. St. Ambrose,…

Octávo Idus Decémbris. Luna.

Octávo Idus Decémbris.  Luna. The Sixth Day of December.  The Night of the Moon. Myræ, quæ est metrópolis Lyciæ, natális sancti Nicolái, Epíscopi et Confessóris, de quo, inter plura miraculórum insígnia, illud memorábile fertur, quod Imperatórem Constantínum ab intéritu quorúmdam se invocántium, longe constitútus, ad misericórdiam per visum mónitis defléxit et minis. At Myra, which…

Nonis Decémbris. Luna

Nonis Decémbris. Luna . The Fifth Day of December. The Night of the Moon.  In Judæa sancti Sabbæ Abbátis, in óppido Cappadóciæ Mútala orti, qui miro sanctitátis exémplo refúlsit, et pro fide cathólica, advérsus impugnántes sanctam Synodum Chalcedonénsem, strénue laborávit, ac tandem in ea diœcésis Hierosolymitánæ laura, quæ ipsíus sancti Sabbæ nómine póstmodum est insigníta, requiévit…

Prídie Nonas Decémbris. Luna

Prídie Nonas Decémbris. Luna . The Fourth Day of December. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Petri Chrysólogi, Epíscopi Ravennátis, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, cujus memória quarto Nonas hujus mensis recensétur. St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop of Ravenna, confessor, and doctor of the Church, whose birthday is kept on the 2nd of December. Nicomedíæ pássio sanctæ Bárbaræ,…

Tértio Nonas Decémbris. Luna

Tértio Nonas Decémbris. Luna . The Third Day of December. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Francísci Xavérii, Sacerdótis e Societáte Jesu et Confessóris, Indiárum Apóstoli, sodalitátis et óperis Propagándæ Fídei atque Missiónum ómnium Patróni cæléstis; qui prídie hujus diéi quiévit in pace. St. Francis Xavier, priest of the Society of Jesus, confessor, Apostle of the…

Quarto Nonas Decémbris. Luna

Quarto Nonas Decémbris. Luna . The Second Day of December. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ pássio sanctæ Bibiánæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, quæ, sub Juliáno Imperatóre sacrílego, ob Christum támdiu plumbátis cæsa est, donec rédderet spíritum. At Rome, the martyrdom of the saintly virgin Bibiana, under the sacrilegious Emperor Julian.  For the sake of our Lord…

Kaléndis Decémbris. Luna.

Kaléndis Decémbris. Luna. The First Day of December. The. Night of the Moon. Sancti Nahum Prophétæ, in Bégabar quiescéntis. The prophet Nahum, who was buried in Bagabar. Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Diodóri Presbyteri, et Mariáni Diáconi, cum áliis plúribus, qui, sub Numeriáno Príncipe, cum in Arenário natalítia Mártyrum ágerent, illic, obstrúcta a persecutóribus jánua cryptæ ac díruta…

Prídie Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

Prídie Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna. The Thirtieth Day of November. The Night of the Moon. Apud Patras, in Achája, natális sancti Andréæ Apóstoli, qui in Thrácia et Scythia sacrum Christi Evangélium prædicávit. Is, ab Ægéa Procónsule comprehénsus, primum in cárcere clausus est, deínde gravíssime cæsus, ad últimum suspénsus in cruce, in ea pópulum docens bíduo supervíxit;…

Tértio Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

Tértio Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Ninth Day of November. The .. Night of the Moon. Vigília sancti Andréæ Apóstoli. The Vigil of St. Andrew, apostle. Romæ, via Salária, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Saturníni senis, et Sisínii Diáconi, sub Maximiáno Príncipe; quos, diu in cárcere macerátos, jussit Urbis Præféctus in equúleum levári et áttrahi nervis, fústibus ac…