Friday, February 16, 2018

Lent I and this week

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This weekend is the first Sunday of Lent and its Gospel is the temptation of Christ by the devil. 
We have three Masses:

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

There was a very pleasing attendance at St. Joseph's on Ash Wednesday which I hope will be replicated at the coming week's Mission at St. Joseph's.

Fr. Hall is taking as his theme the Seven Sacraments.

On Monday Father will address the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Starts at 7.00 p.m. with Low Mass followed by the talk. There will be an opportunity for questions following each talk.
On Tuesday we shall start at 6.30 p.m. with Ordinary Form Mass followed by a talk on Baptism and Confirmation. This fits in with the regular parish schedule.
On Wednesday we start at 7.00 p.m. with Low Mass and then a discourse on the Sacrament of the Sick or Unction.
On Thursday there will be a Solemn High Mass at 7.00 p.m. followed by teaching on Holy Orders and Matrimony.
On Friday there will be Low Mass at 7.00 p.m. followed by Father's treatment of the Sacrament of Penance.
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Confessions will be available each evening - providing us with an opportunity to make our Easter Duties.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Masses

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

"Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris"

Confessions at call at all EF Masses.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Quinquagesima and Ash Wednesday

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This weekend is the start of half term and the final Sunday before the start of Lent. We have two Masses for Sunday and two for Ash Wednesday.

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

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Ash Wednesday:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
5.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford



Sunday, February 4, 2018

Cathedral Lecture

Wednesday 7th February 2018
7.00 p.m. Wheeler Hall, Leeds Cathedral


Dr. Anthony McCarthy

Education and Communications Director, Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. Lecturer on Catholic Life Ethics, School of the Annunciation, Buckfast Abbey. Author of Ethical Sex: Sexual Choices and Their Nature and Meaning (2016). Articles in several journals including New Blackfriars, Chronicles, and Culture Wars.

“Gender Theory: Some Philosophical Reflections


(Although any kind of sexual behaviour presupposes a certain reproductive polarity of sexual organs, the term ‘gender’ has become increasingly associated with conceptions of sex and sexuality removed from any clear procreative referent. Questions of identity arise not only with same sex attracted people but with those wishing to 'transition' from one gender to another, making rational discourse difficult. As with earlier disputes over abortion and sterilization, gender reassignment calls into question traditional concepts of medicine and of respect for human dignity.)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sexagesima

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There was an attendance of well over sixty at the Solemn Mass in Wakefield this evening and the schola and St. Austin Singers executed the Mass beautifully.
Our next High Mass will be at St. Joseph's, Bradford on Thursday 22nd February at 7.30 p.m. as part of the Mission Week.

Masses for Sexagesima Sunday are as follows:

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

Confessions at call.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Candlemas

Reminder - we have two Masses for the feast of Candlemas:

11.00 a.m. at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
and Solemn High Mass at St Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield at 7.30 p.m.