Great video on the “Dome of Home”

Here is a great video about the “Dome of Home”, a large church near Liverpool, England, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury entrusted now to the Institute of Christ the King.

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  1. e.davison49 says:

    In the meantime check out the “liturgy” at the LA Religious Education Congress!

    At about 33:50 they start preparing the altar. Grooooovy.

  2. mamajen says:

    Very interesting–thank you for sharing! It is nice to see how reverent they are even behind the scenes as they prepare for the mass. I follow the Institute of Christ the King on Facebook and always enjoy the beautiful pictures they post there.

  3. Aspergesme says:

    How beautiful! People forget how unifiying the Latin Mass was (and is)…that you could attend the same Mass in Liverpool England as you did in your hometown USA. You feel right at home. And that is not even much of a contrast, compared to non-English speaking countries.

  4. Medjugorje Man 07 says:

    I’m not a man of many words. I short, OUTSTANDING!

  5. Medjugorje Man 07 says:


    That can’t be real. And if it is, it is not “Catholic” is it?

  6. Darren says:

    Beautiful… just beautiful.

  7. APX says:

    My mind is exploding. I have the extremely awesome on one end, and the extremely horrible on the other. The Universal Language versus “43 distinct different languages”. Cassocks and lace versus Hawaiian shirts and mumus.

  8. VexillaRegis says:

    Hi Aspergesme, I believe there is another ( periodically frequent) poster here named Asperges, so I first thought you were him/her. Or maybe you are :-) Perhaps you should reconsider your alias. In that case, contact Fr.Z. Welcome on here if you are a newcomer!

  9. Muv says:

    Utterly marvellous. The sort of church you could find in any large town here when I was a child.

    I lived for a while in Liverpool. This church is in New Brighton, on the opposite side of the Mersey, where the estuary meets the sea. It is not in the same diocese as Liverpool, but within its sight. Bravo to the Bishop of Shrewsbury!

    I now live in a different diocese altogether. Fat chance of our bishop allowing such a thing. It’s as likely as him enthusiastically embracing an order to participate in the Consecration of Russia.

  10. Supertradmum says:

    Bishop Mark Davies is fantastic and one of his type is now Bishop of Portsmouth. Bishop Egan, who is also fantastic. He just gave a talk to the seminarians at Wonersh on evangelizing in a pagan world. Timely.

    The monstrance is beautiful. Lucky people who can live near this magnificent church. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Giuseppe says:

    I have little doubt that if we had the Traditional Latin Mass when I was young, I would have become a priest. I did not feel much of a calling when I was a boy in the 70s, 80s, but in retrospect, watching this, knowing who I am and who I was, I would have at least tried.

  12. PostCatholic says:

    Truly, no disrespect intended, but that marble put me so in the mind of a stilton or rocquefort that the picture made me laugh.

  13. Stumbler but trying says:

    @ e.davison49
    One of the many reasons I have not nor ever will attend that so-called “LA Religious Education Congress.” The thought of what goes one there is too much too bear because in the clamor and distraction of the LA RE Congress, I would not be able to find any peace, let alone silence…that will not do as I would be too upset.
    If on the other hand I was near a church such as the one depicted, wow…what a safe and holy refuge where in silence and beauty, I could lift my heart to God. In all fairness to Los Angeles, CA there are still small and precious pockets of holiness and faithfulness and reverence to be found and I for one, still seek them out. One day, one day at a time…

    Lord, help us to keep praying for a more reverent and holy and humble Church!

  14. Stumbler but trying says:

    I did some research on the Institute of Christ the King and found a parish near me! I am so happy! Though it will be a long drive I think I can manage it at least once a month. Thank you Lord Jesus!

    and another one here:

    We are truly blessed.

  15. Aspergesme says:

    Thanks for the welcome, VexillaRegis. I am a first-time “commenter” although I have followed the blog for a while. Perhaps I should change my alias to Judicame or Lavabisme. It is just that the “Asperges” is one of my absolute favorite chants

  16. VexillaRegis says:

    Aspergesme, yes, the Asperges is very beautiful indeed! I think there is a Mundabor on this forum too, but I haven’t detected any Lavabisme :-) Just send Fr.Z an e-mail and ask him what he thinks you should do. Keeping Aspergesme when there is an Asperges here already, might cause puzzlement…

  17. ByzCath08 says:

    I love the Institute of Christ King. I’m blessed to have them in a nearby parish as well as my Eastern Catholic church. I get the best of both with my setup.

  18. StWinefride says:

    Dear Stumbler but trying, you are indeed blessed- Canon Meney, who used to be at the ‘Dome of Home’ is now at St Margaret’s in Oakland! He is French, a good priest and according to my children who met him last year, has a great sense of humour! Here’s the announcement of his departure from the LMS UK:

    Good luck!

  19. e davidson.49, As a former member of the Archdiocese of LA, I dread the 3 days of darkness, or WRECK as I prefer to call the Religious-dis-education congress.

    stumbler but trying, the best places to avoid Liturgical Madness in LA are St Therese in Alhambra, St John Chrysostom in Inglewood, Holy Innocents in Long Beach, and St Andrew’s (Greko-Russian( in El Segundo…

    Thank goodness the tide is slowly turning

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