Friday, July 24, 2015

Pentecost IX

Saturday (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.

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

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pentecost VIII


Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Back on line

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July - the month of the Precious Blood

Apologies for not advertising the Masses last weekend for Pentecost VI, the internet connection has been disconnected but was repaired today. Despite the lack of advertising there was a very pleasing congregation at Broughton with lots of young families with children and babies.

Masses this coming weekend for the seventh Sunday after Pentecost are as follows:

Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
                        (Vigil) Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardigan Road, Leeds. 5.30 p.m.          
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.

On this anniversary of the release of Pope Benedict's Summorum Pontificum please remember to pray for our Pope Emeritus. 



Friday, June 26, 2015

Ss Peter & Paul


Saturday (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.

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


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pentecost IV

Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
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.

                           Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike. 4.00 p.m.

The Masses at the Cathedral have been well attended to date. Please do all you can to show that there is a demand for such Masses at the Cathedral. We already have a Solemn High Mass of Requiem booked in for a Saturday in November.
This Sunday will be a particularly special occasion for Geraldine and John from Wakefield who are celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary. They will receive a special blessing after Mass. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pentecost III

After the fiery red of Pentecost and white for the Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi this weekend sees a return to the post Pentecost cycle and green vestments which symbolise the life of the Church. In the Eastern Church green is the colour used at Pentecost.

Masses this weekend:

Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
                        (Vigil) Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardigan Road, Leeds. 5.30 p.m.          
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 5, 2015

Corpus Christi Sunday

Saturday (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday (Sung) Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.  
                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00 p.m.

                           Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike. 4.00 p.m. 

There will be a procession of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass at Broughton.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Corpus Christi - Thursday


There will be Mass at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, near Skipton on Thursday at 9.30 a.m. for the Feast of Corpus Christi as it appears in the calendar of the Roman Missal. Thanks to Fr. Parfitt for this. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Trinity Sunday

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This weekend sees the Feast of the Blessed Trinity which ranks as one of my personal favourites. We had planned to have a Solemn high Mass but due to circumstances beyond my control this has had to be postponed. There will be a high Mass at the Cathedral in November.

Masses this weekend:

Saturday (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.

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

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pentecost - birthday of the Church


Saturday (Vigil)     St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday                  Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.

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


Monday, May 18, 2015

Next week

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Next week is half term and again we are to have Mass at Bewerley Grange chapel near Pateley Bridfe in Upper Nidderdale. This will be on Tuesday 26th May at 11.30 a.m. It will be a sung Mass. Reminder to follow. Thanks to Fr. Parfitt for this Mass.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Ascension Sunday

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This Sunday is the external solemnity of the Ascension - reminder that we have our second Mass at the cathedral on Sunday morning.

Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
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.
                           Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike. 4.00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ascension Thursday


Mass on Thursday for the feast as it appears in the Missal and its scriptural day is at 9.30 a.m. at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Easter V


Saturday (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
              (Vigil) Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardigan Road, Leeds. 5.30 p.m.       
   
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.



Commentary for the Readings in the Extraordinary Form:
Fifth Sunday after Easter
"If you ask the Father anything in My Name, He will give it to you. . .Ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full" (Gospel).
Petition Sunday, followed by Rogation Days! We petition the Father's blessing upon springtime planting in the fields; yes, and in our souls. We ask in the "Name" of Jesus. He intercedes for us with the Father.
We must ask only for what keeps us on the Christian road. "I go to the Father," is the signpost on this road to which Jesus points. The Epistle warns us of a dangerous detour, if we ignore this road guide. Religion is vain unless one be a "doer" and not a "hearer" only. "Religion pure and undefiled" in our interior life, means keeping "oneself unspotted;" in our social life, it means the spiritual and corporal works of mercy to all "in their tribulation."
Excerpted from My Sunday Missal, Confraternity of the Precious Blood from :
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2015-05-10#trad