Masses in Honour of Saint Josemaría

26th June is the anniversary of the death of the Founder of Opus Dei in 1975. Public Masses will be celebrated in several places in Britain to mark the date.

Saint Josemaría was canonised in 2002 and his feast day is 26th June. Information about his life, and favours granted through his intercession, is online at

Principal Masses

To mark the occasion, Masses will be celebrated in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Oxford. Priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation half an hour before the beginning of each Mass.

Saturday 21 June 2008, 11am at the church of St. Cadoc, 24 Fruin Avenue, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6HA. Main celebrant: Rt. Rev. John Cunningham, Bishop of Galloway. 

Thursday 26 June 2008, 7.30pm at the church of St. Thomas More, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 5SU. Main celebrant: the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz.

Thursday 26 June 2008, 7.30pm at Salford Cathedral, Chapel Street, Salford, Manchester M3 5LL. Main celebrant: Fr. Paul Hayward.

Thursday 26 June 2008, 6.30pm at the church of SS. Gregory and Augustine, 322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS. Celebrant: Fr. Bernard Marsh.

Saturday 28 June 2008, 12 noon at the church of St. John the Baptist, Dale Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2EF. Main celebrant: Mgr. Nicholas Morrish.

On Thursday 26 June the 8am Mass at the London Oratory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Brompton Road, London) will be celebrated in honour of St Josemaría, in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Additional Masses will be celebrated in the following places (for further details, contact the parish or chaplaincy):

St Lucy's Chapel House, 9 Pine Crescent, Abronhill, Cumbernauld

St Peter, Howatshaws Road, Dumbarton

St Kentigern's, Parkgrove Road, Barnton, Edinburgh

St Andrew, 77 Belford Road, Ravelston, Edinburgh

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 162 Groomfield Road, Glasgow

St Gregory Barbarigo, 136 Kelvindale Road, Glasgow

St Dominic, 21 Kirriemuir Road, Glasgow

St Paul's, 16 Birdstone Road, Milton of Campsie, Glasgow

St Simon's, 33 Partick Bridge Street, Partick, Glasgow

St Columbkille's, 2 Kirkwood Street, Rutherglen, Glasgow

St Mary's, Griminish, Isle of Benbecula

Holy Family and St Ninian, 20 Union Street, Kirkintilloch

St Mary's, Clousden Hill, Forest Hall, Newcastle

Our Lady Star of the Sea, South Terrace, Horden, Co. Durham

St George's Chapel, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, London

For details about Masses in other countries, see the website about Saint Josemaría Escrivá.

Further information can be obtained from Andrew Soane at (020 7221 9176).