Saturday, December 14, 2019

New ICKSP Church in Belfast, N. Ireland

This past Wednesday, the Institute of Christ the King celebrated the opening of a new permanent home for its apostolate in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a very nice neo-Gothic building, hitherto known as the “Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian Church”, which they were recently able to acquire, and have now dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Prior General of the Institute, Mons. Gilles Wach, celebrated the inaugural solemn Mass in the presence of the local ordinary, His Excellency Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor. The Twitter feed of BBC Newsline posted a story about the opening Mass. (It is nice to be able to say that the opening line of the copy, “Few Catholics now remember when Mass was said in Latin” is inaccurate, and getting more so every day.) Our thanks to Canon Wulfran Lebocq for sharing these photos with us, and our best wishes for the continued flourishing of the apostolate.

The bishop imposes and blesses incense for the Gospel.

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