Friday, April 13, 2018

Easter II

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As the holiday draws to a close we have three Masses for the 2nd Sunday of Easter:

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

As always, please can I ask that you do all you can to attend one of our Sunday Masses as this shows our clergy and the bishop that there is a demand for the traditional Rite of Mass. Attendance has been very pleasing at Broughton and Bradford over recent weeks. It would be great to boost numbers at the Cathedral - the mother church of the diocese.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Requiescat in pace

Some readers may remember Mary Thornton who used to attend Mass at Killingbeck.
Mary died before Easter and her Requiem Mass is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1.30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Moortown, Leeds. Please remember her in your prayers and her husband Geoff who survives her. May she rest in peace.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Low Sunday


Masses today for Low Sunday as follows:

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


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Easter!


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Resurrexit sicut dixit, Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Many thanks to Fr. Peter Kravos for giving us free reign at the Chaplaincy again and to Fr. Michael Hall for his determined hard work again and beautifully prepared sermons on the theme of the meanings of the word "host". I hope to post these on this blog in due course. The ceremonies went very well and for the first time in many years the paschal fire behaved, despite the rain. Decent numbers came each day and I would like to thank the singers and servers and anybody else who helped things to run smoothly. The collection for the Holy Places realised £49.10. Thank you.
Happy Easter!

Masses tomorrow:

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

Easter week - each day at Sacred Heart, Broughton at 10.30 a.m. 

Friday, March 23, 2018

HOLY WEEK

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Consummatum est.

Already Holy Week is upon us again and the Masses and ceremonies are listed below.
Please make every effort to attend any of the Masses you are able.

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

Holy Monday
10.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton

Holy Tuesday
10.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton

Spy Wednesday
10.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton

Maundy Thursday
7.30 p.m. Notre Dame Chapel, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds
followed by watching at the altar of repose until 9.00 p.m.

Good Friday
3.00 p.m. Notre Dame Chapel, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds

Holy Saturday
2.00 p.m. Notre Dame Chapel, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds 

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




Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lent V and St. Joseph

But Jesus hid Himself

This weekend is the fifth Sunday of Lent or the first Sunday of the Passion and so Passiontide begins. The statues and crucifixes are veiled from today recalling the words of the Gospel, "But Jesus hid Himself".

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

On Monday we have the Feast of St. Joseph. St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of the Universal Church, protector of priests and the Terror of Demons as his litany tells us. We have two Masses:

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

O St. Joseph,You prepared the way for Mary in our homes as terror of demons, cause them to flee from us. St Joseph, help cast out all demons that are preventing our hearts from being receptive so that she, who is receptivity, may pour out her graces into our hearts and thus enable us to more perfectly receive, retain and share the merciful love of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, Pray and Intercede for us. Amen

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Sacred Triduum

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The Triduum will take place this year again at Notre Dame Chapel, Chaplaincy to the University of Leeds, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds.

Maundy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7.30 p.m. with watching until 9.00 p.m. at the altar of repose.

Good Friday, The Passion and Mass of the Pre-sanctified, 3.00 p.m.

Holy Saturday, the Vigil, 2.00 p.m.

(Once again it has been necessary to have the vigil at this unfortunately early time as opposed to cancelling the Vigil.) 

Thanks to Frs. Kravos and Hall.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Laetare Sunday with correction

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This Sunday marks the mid way point of Lent when the Church lightens a little with rose vestments and the Gospel recalls the multiplication of the loaves, the ramifications of which are similarly multiple.
We have two Masses:

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

Mass is next week at the cathedral - apologies for the earlier error.

Plans are now well underway for the Sacred Triduum which will be held again at Notre Dame Chapel, St Mark's Avenue. Details to follow. Many thanks to Fr. Hall who has again agreed to be our celebrant.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Lent III


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Apologies for the late posting.

Masses for the third Sunday of Lent:

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lent II

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This week has been a spiritually uplifting occasion. Good numbers of people have attended the Masses, confessions and moreover the superbly delivered talks about the Seven Sacraments given by Fr. Michael Hall. I have learned much this week when many eyes, ears, mouths, car doors, confessional doors and hearts have been opened for the love of the teaching of our Lord and the Church. I hope anybody who attended felt uplifted and fortified by their attendance.

Thanks to all the clergy, musicians, servers and staff at St. Joseph's for making this a memorably spiritual exercise for Lent.

This Sunday is the second Sunday of Lent and we have two Masses:

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

The Gospel is the beautiful account of the Transfiguration in both forms of the Mass.

Confessions are available at all EF Masses




Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mid Mission Week

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Already we are half way through our Mission week at St. Joseph's and Fr. Hall has provided plenty of food for thought, as one lady remarked after Monday's session. Tonight after Mass Father will address the Sacrament of Unction of the sick.
Please do make a special lenten effort to attend the Masses and talks. Mass begins at 7.00 p.m. and tomorrow we have a Solemn High Mass for the feast of the Chair of St. Peter. This will be only the second Solemn Mass  at St. Joseph's since the changes. Fr. Hall will speak about the Sacraments of Matrimony and Orders.

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.