Friday, June 24, 2016

Pentecost VI

Just two Masses this week due to the cancellation of the Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, Leeds.

Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.
St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00 p.m.
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Reminder that there is Mass at 6.00 p.m. on Monday at Markenfield Hall on Monday for the feast of our Lady of Perpetual Succour, patroness of the diocese.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Prayers please

Of your charity please remember two of our diocesan priests who are both suffering from serious illnesses, Fr. Krykiewski who is parish priest at Our Lady of Lourdes, Leeds and Fr. Abberton, the parish priest at St. Anthony's, Clayton, Bradford. I have already suspended the Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes and I am afraid that I shall have to do the same at Clayton as well until further notice.

Masses this weekend for the fifth Sunday of  Pentecost are as follows:

Sunday
Leeds Cathedral - 8.00 a.m.
Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton - 11.00 a.m.
St. Joseph's, Pontefract Rd. Castleford - 3.00 p.m.

Please remember our Mass at Markenfield Hall on June 27th.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 27th notice

The feast day of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is celebrated on June 27th. Under Pope Pius XII's Pontificate, our Mother of Perpetual Succour was designated as the national Patroness of the Republic of Haiti and Almoradi, Spain.

It is also one of the patronal feasts of the diocese of Leeds. 

We have again been invited by Lady Deirdre and Mr Ian Curteis to hear a sung Mass in their beautiful medieval chapel at Markenfield Hall, just south of Ripon towards Harrogate on the right hand side. The celebrant is Father Parfitt, to whom thanks are also due. Mass at 6.00 p.m.  

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pentecost IV



Masses this weekend for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                                11.00 a.m.
                           (Sung)  St. Peter’s, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford.        3.00 p.m.

                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.                              3.00 p.m.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Happy news from Bradford

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June - month of the Sacred Heart

Happy news from Bradford announces Fr. Z on his blogsite. His information is taken from the latest edition of the Catholic Herald.
The links are:



This Sunday Mass will be offered at:

   (Sung) Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.            11.00 a.m.
               St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.           3.00 p.m.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Queenship of Our Blessed Lady



Tuesday 31st May. Missa cantata for the Queenship of Our Lady at Bewerley Grange Chapel, nr Pateley Bridge at 7.00 p.m.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Corpus Christi Sunday


Sunday              (Sung) Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                             11.00 a.m.

                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.                                      3.00 p.m.

On Tuesday 31st May there will be a sung Mass for the Queenship of our Blessed Lady at 7.00 p.m. at Bewerley Grange Chapel. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Bishop has now released information about the future of provision in the diocese of the Extraordinary Form of Mass and I am extremely grateful to him for listening to our request for a permanent home and the suggestions which accompanied it. The Bishop writes:

EXTRAORDINARY FORM RITE OF MASS.  I am making St Joseph’s Church in Bradford a principal church for the celebration of the Extraordinary Form Rite of Mass within the Diocese of Leeds. This will not of course alter or restrict the ability of priests to celebrate the Extraordinary Form in other churches of the diocese but is, rather, a pastoral response to the request from a number of the faithful for a central church that is easily accessible with a celebration at a time on a Sunday that will facilitate a larger congregation of the faithful to attend. It is anticipated that the Mass will be celebrated each Sunday at 12:30pm.

The new venue will be in use for the EF Mass from September by which time a lot of behind the scenes work will be undertaken in drawing up rotas and organising the singing, serving and extra Masses. Please watch this space!
We have, of course, used St. Joseph's on many occasions in recent years when both Canon McCreadie and Fr. Newman were Parish Priests. Indeed the first Solemn High Mass in many years took place there when Canon Boyle was our celebrant assisted by Mgr Smith and Fr. Wiley. Let us pray that our move goes smoothly.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Blessed Trinity

Masses for the Feast of the Blessed Trinity this weekend are as follows:

Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                                                  11.00 a.m.
                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.                                                 3.00 p.m.
                           St. Anthony’s, Bradford Road, Clayton, Bradford. BD14 6HW               4.00 p.m.   

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pentecost

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Veni, Sancte Spiritus,
et emitte caelitus
lucis tuae radium.
Veni, pater pauperum,
veni, dator munerum,
veni, lumen cordium.
Consolator optime,
dulcis hospes animae,
dulce refrigerium.
In labore requies,
in aestu temperies,
in fletu solatium.
O lux beatissima,
reple cordis intima
tuorum fidelium.
Sine tuo numine,
nihil est in homine,
nihil est innoxium.
Lava quod est sordidum,
riga quod est aridum,
sana quod est saucium.
Flecte quod est rigidum,
fove quod est frigidum,
rege quod est devium.
Da tuis fidelibus,
in te confidentibu s,
sacrum septenarium.
Da virtutis meritum,
da salutis exitum,
da perenne gaudium.

At a purely linguistic level the Sequence we have at Mass today is straightforward Latin and therein lies its beauty. The depth of its meaning and at the same time the easy and measured simplicity of its expression could hardly be conveyed so beautifully in any other way. 
At the same time I have read many approved translations in different prayer books (as well as in English) and therein lies the power of the prayer because it is a pure source of  goodness however the words are received.
Veni Sancte Spiritus!   

EF Masses this weekend for the birthday of the Church are as follows:
Sunday              St. Anne’s Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds.                        8.00 a.m.
                           Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                                         11.00 a.m.
                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.                                       3.00 p.m.
And

As a birthday treat please listen to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kphky63gK5I

Friday, May 6, 2016

Ascension Sunday

Due to illness of the Parish Priest I have taken the decision to suspend Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes, Leeds until further notice.
Masses this weekend for the external solemnity of the Ascension are as follows:


Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                                        11.00 a.m.
                           (Sung)  St. Peter’s, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford.                3.00 p.m.

                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.                                      3.00 p.m.
Mass at Bradford will be followed by May devotions.


Monday, May 2, 2016

Ascension Thursday


Holy Mass on the Feast of the Ascension. (No longer a holy day of obligation) 

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, near Skipton. Low Mass.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Busy bees

A flash two day Ofsted monitoring visit and catch up controlled assessments at other schools in speaking and writing components have blighted my life for recent days. I have had no extra time to follow a less hectic and more enjoyable routine. I have neglected to advertise two important events in neighbouring Middlesbrough Diocese on Saturday.
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Tomorrow is the annual Solemn High Mass and procession in honour of St. Margaret Clitherow, a Blessed Martyr of York, starting at the Oratory of St. Wilfrid at 1.30 p.m.  The procession follows the Mass and starts at 3.00 p.m. concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 4.00 p.m.

AND ALSO ON SATURDAY IN YORK
Following is an adapted copy of a notice which I received from the organiser of the Walk for Life.


  SATURDAY APRIL 30TH
9th WALK FOR LIFE YORK

With Our Lady of Guadalupe and the English Martyrs.
IN REPARATION FOR THE LEGALIZING OF ABORTION
AND PRAYING FOR THE HEALING OF WOUNDS
CAUSED BY ABORTION
(Led by Franciscan Friars of the Renewal)

Coach departs Leeds, joyful mysteries of Rosary and introductory prayers
11.30 a.m. EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
IN ST WILFRID'S CHURCH, PETERSGATE YO1 7EF
FOLLOWED BY HOLY MASS at noon
1.00 pm Procession departs from WEST PRECINCT OF MINSTER.


     Process to Margaret Clitheroe plaque, Ousebridge,(via St Margaret Clitheroe’s Shrine in the Shambles) for hymns, prayers, flower ceremony and naming the babies.

Process to the Bar Convent. Veneration of the relic of St. Margaret Clitheroe

Process to the Tyburn monument, Knavesmire for prayers

Process to Church of English Martyrs, Dalton Tce YO24 4DA
For final prayers and Benediction at 4.15pm. Followed by refreshments
Departs home 5.15

Both St. Wilfrid’s Church, Petersgate and
English Martyrs, Dalton Terrace are open for prayer all day.

NB please walk orderly in pairs, keeping close together, maintaining silence except for vocal prayers and hymns,
This is a walk of reparation for the sins against life

COACH SUGGESTED DONATION £14.00
ST MARY'S HORSFORTH, 9.30 a.m. 
West Yorkshire Playhouse, 9.45 a.m.  
ST AUGUSTINE'S, HAREHILLS 9.55 a.m.
ST THERESA'S CROSSGATES, 10.10 a.m.

PAT 01132582745/07747698553
patriciamarysammon@btinternet.com


Masses in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday in the Diocese of Leeds are as follows:

Sunday              (Sung) Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                             11.00 a.m.
                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.                                      3.00 p.m.

If all this were not enough I have undertaken to write an essay about the role of bees in scripture and tradition and have already spoken to several people.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Easter IV

Masses for the fourth Sunday of Easter are as follows:

Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                                            11.00 a.m.
                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.                                          3.00 p.m.
                           St. Anthony’s, Bradford Road, Clayton, Bradford.                            4.00 p.m.