Saturday, January 21, 2017

Epiphany III

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I was embarrassed last week to realise that I had advertised the wrong feast - namely not the second Sunday after the Epiphany but that of the Holy Family. Apologies for this. All Masses offered were the "correct" ones.

This Sunday is the third Sunday after the Epiphany and we have three Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford
4.00 p.m. St. Anthony's, Bradford Road, Clayton, Bradford

The sung Mass at St. Joseph's on Sunday will be followed by the prayer for the queen and the prayer for the Church. Recessional hymn - Faith of our Fathers.



  


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth

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Sunday is the feast of the Holy Family and we have three Masses:

8.00 a.m. St. Anne's Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Final in series -Cathedral lecture

Fr Andrew Pinsent
The final lecture of the present series will take place this Wednesday, 11th January, usual time and place, i.e., 7.00 p.m. at Wheeler Hall adjacent to the Cathedral.
 
The speaker will be Fr. Andrew Pinsent, who is returning after giving an excellent lecture in the last session when he spoke on “God, Grace, and Science.”
 
Fr. Pinsent is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University, a member of the Theology Faculty there, a Research Fellow of Harris Manchester College and a Catholic priest of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton.
 
Fr. Pinsent has a D.Phil in high energy physics fromOxford, three degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and a further Ph.D. in philosophy from Saint Louis University. He is also a member of the United Kingdom Institute of Physics and a tutor of the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham.
 
Fr. Pinsent's most recent book is The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics: Virtues and Gifts. Besides academic publications, he is a co-author of the Evangeliumcatechetical course and the CredoApologia, and Lumen pocket books, published by the Catholic Truth Society. He has done much writing work with Fr. Marcus Holden, our first speaker in the present series.

The title of Fr. Pinsent’s lecture on Wednesday is "What is the Good News?” In this he will examine new perspectives on grace from the subject areas of science, philosophy, and theology."

Fr. Pinsent will be bringing along recent DVDs that he has made and a selection of his writings. These will be available to buy.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Epiphany Sunday

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Sunday sees the celebration of the Epiphany. Masses for this feast:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 a.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford  Sung Mass




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Epiphany

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Friday is the Feast of the Epiphany but alas is no longer a Holy Day of Obligation. This is a beautiful feast and one which has been celebrated for many centuries in the Roman and Eastern lungs of the Church. There will be two Masses in the EF.
9.30 a.m. at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton BD23 3AE
7.30 p.m. at St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield. WF1 3QN (Sung)

The external solemnity of this Feast will be celebrated next Sunday.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Octave Day of the Nativity

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Formerly referred to as the Circumcision of Our Lord,  Masses on Sunday are as follows:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton (Sung Mass)
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford (Low Mass with carols)

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Best Christmas present




Yesterday I accidentally caught sight of one of the best presents I have ever received - above. It wasn't even for me personally. It said something to me that was of more value to me than anything.

Deo gratias and Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Venite adoremus

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Saturday 24th. December, Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.30 p.m.
Sunday   25th. December, Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m. 
                                           St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford 12.30 p.m.

Friday 30th. December, Wakefield Chantry Chapel, Wakefield, 7.30 p.m. (not 7.00 p.m.)

Confessions at call.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Masses this week

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Masses daily during the week at Sacred Heart, Broughton at 9.30 a.m.

Saturday 24th. December, Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.30 p.m.
Sunday   25th. December, Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m. 
                                           St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford 12.30 p.m.

Confessions at call.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Advent IV

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The last Sunday of Advent is here and we have three Masses this weekend:

8.00 a.m. St Anne's Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

I will post dates and times of Masses for Christmas later in the week.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Gaudete

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Gaudete - the third Sunday of Advent is almost upon us and means that this year Christmas is only two weeks away. The lightning of the mood with rose vestments is a gladness at the nearing of Christ's coming in the glory of his birth.
Masses on Sunday:


11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's Pakington Street, Bradford (Sung Mass)

I was very lucky to be able to attend Wednesday's Cathedral Lecture (unlike the nightmare we had failing to get to the last lecture on All Souls day).

This month's talk was delivered by Professor John Rist, now of Cambridge University and formerly of Washington's Catholic University to name only two.

I hope to give a summary of the professor's talk soon.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Immaculate Conception

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Thursday is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton at 11.00 a.m.
Mass on Tuesday is at the earlier time of 9.00 a.m. Masses on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the usual time of 9.30 a.m.

Cathedral lecture. On Wednesday this week (December 7th.) Professor John Rist will give a lecture at 7.00 p.m. at the Cathedral's Wheeler Hall entitled The past, present and future of the Papacy. Free admission. 

O God our refuge and our strength, look down in mercy on thy people who cry to Thee and through the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Blessed Joseph her spouse, the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul and of all the saints, mercifully and graciously hear our prayers for the freedom and exaltation of our holy mother, the Church. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Advent II


Masses for the second Sunday of Advent this weekend are as follows:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Thanks to Frs. Parfitt and Crawley for these Masses.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Advent I

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My annual lament at how quickly the first Sunday of Advent seems to come round! The older I get the faster things seem to come round.
This Sunday we have three Sunday Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford (This is a sung Mass)
4.00 p.m. St. Anthony's, Bradford Road, Clayton, Bradford

Advent is a season of repentance, "Do penance for the kingdom of God is at hand" and the Advent liturgical propers express this spirit of prayer and mortification - the Gloria is omitted, but the gloom of the penitential aspect is lightened by the joyful expectation of the Nativity of the Lord.

I have been asked about when Masses at Christmas are and so here is the list of Masses fulfilling the obligation in the EF:
Christmas Masses:
Christmas Eve - 11.30 p.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
Christmas Day - 11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
                           12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford