The LMLEEDS blog exists to make people aware of the activities pertaining to the Extraordinary Form of Mass (also known as the Traditional Latin or Tridentine Mass) in the Diocese of Leeds and to promote and publicize other issues of interest to traditional Catholics. This blog looks to Our Lady of Walsingham and Saint Nicholas Owen as its heavenly patrons.
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:
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.
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.
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
St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00 p.m.
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:
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.
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.
9th WALK FOR
With Our Lady of Guadalupe
and the English Martyrs.
IN REPARATION FOR THE
LEGALIZING OF ABORTION
AND PRAYING FOR THE HEALING
CAUSED BY ABORTION
(Led by Franciscan Friars of
Coach departs Leeds, joyful
mysteries of Rosary and introductory prayers
11.30 a.m. EXPOSITION OF THE
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,
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
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,
Masses in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday in the Diocese of Leeds are as follows: