The Soho Masses Pastoral Council have announced that they will be known as the ‘Soho Masses’ at Farm Street, and that the Masses at Farm Street will continue to be at the heart of their life in communion, and their pastoral activity. They expect that the Jesuits, who have been the mainstay of their provision of Mass at Warwick Street, will continue the facilitation of their misuse of the liturgy. The Soho Masses Pastoral Council state:
‘The Masses at Farm Street will, clearly, continue to be at the heart of our life in communion, and of our pastoral activity, and we look forward to participating fully in them. We are sure those priests with connections to Farm St. who have ministered to us at Warwick Street in the past will make us feel especially welcome.
Our only reservation regarding the transfer of base is that our title becomes somewhat of a misnomer, in that we shall be in Mayfair, rather than in Soho. However, given the value of the title Soho Masses we shall continue to use it.’
The Soho Masses Pastoral Council are presenting their move to Farm Street as an expansion of their activities, not a curtailment.
They go on to claim that the move to Farm Street is a welcome development because they have outgrown the facilities at Warwick Street:
‘We have become victims of our own success, in terms of the number of people who have joined the Eucharistic Community of our congregation. This means that, while the body of the church in Warwick St. is still adequate to our number, the lack of other facilities in the 18th Century building has become a limiting factor in organising social and pastoral activity and prayer, in particular for elderly, infirm or disabled people. We therefore look forward with much anticipation to the opportunity of using the greater space offered by the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and, since we have kindly been relieved of our responsibility of organising the Mass, to respond positively to the Archbishop’s challenge to develop our pastoral work in this “new phase” of our peripatetic existence.’
The Soho Masses Pastoral Council also view the move to Farm Street, Mayfair, as giving them a better location to spread their Queer ideology within the Church.
Protect the Pope comment: In both this message and Terence Weldon’s blog the Soho Masses Pastoral Council express gratitude to Archbishop Nichols for the move. Now that the details are coming out from them we can see why they might think this. They are playing us all for fools.