Sunday, October 15, 2017

November

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November is to be a busy month for us:

Wednesday 1st November - Feast of All Saints. Mass at 5.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's, Bradford and 11.00 a.m. at Broughton Hall, Skipton
Thursday 2nd November - Feast of All Souls. Mass at 5.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford and at 11.00 a.m. Broughton Hall, Skipton
Wednesday 8th November - Leeds Cathedral Lecture at 7.00 p.m. Wheeler Hall, Leeds Cathedral "How to be counter-cultural" by Mr Dennis Sewell.
Saturday 11th November - Pontifical High Mass of Requiem at 3.00 p.m. Leeds Cathedral
Sunday 12th November - Sung Mass of Requiem for the war dead at 12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford
Thursday 23rd November - Confirmations and Pontifical Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 7.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Please put these in your diary and make every effort to attend as many of these events as you can.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Pentecost XIX

How camest thou in hither, not having on a wedding garment?
We have three EF Masses this weekend for the nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost:

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

There has been a noticeable increase in the attendance at many of our Masses over recent months which is very rewarding for our clergy who freely give of their time to offer the Mass for us. Please continue to lend your support and show demand for the EF Mass.

I am pleased to announce that we have been able to organise a first in this diocese. During the first full week of Lent 2018 we have a week long Parish Mission at St. Joseph's, Bradford to be preached by Fr. Hall on the theme of the Seven Sacraments. Daily Mass and Confessions will be part of the Mission. Details nearer the time.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pentecost XVIII

Masses this weekend for the eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost with its beautiful Gospel are as follows:

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

Please remember that we have a pontifical High Mass of Requiem at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 11th November at St. Anne's Cathedral in Leeds. Twelve days later on THURSDAY* 23rd. November the bishop will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at 7.00 p.m. at Bradford's St. Joseph's.  This will be followed by pontifical Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

(* not Wednesday as wrongly stated earlier)

Please make a note in your diary for these events.

At the end of this year we will be able to say that in the Leeds Diocese six of the seven Sacraments have been given using the books of 1962 in the last twelve months.
With the grace of God it will not be long before the remaining seventh Sacrament, Holy Orders, will be celebrated as we have seen recently in Liverpool.

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Wednesday November 8th. sees the first in the latest cycle of the Leeds Cathedral Lectures.
I am looking forward to the first in this series to be given by Mr. Dennis Sewell at 7.00 p.m. at Wheeler Hall, Leeds Cathedral.
I remember reading his book Catholics (pictured above) years ago and being struck by the quality of its content.

I promised John Beaumont who organises the Cathedral Lectures that I would re-read Mr. Sewell's book before hearing his lecture, "How to be counter-cultural". Here is the extract from the poster:

Mr. Dennis Sewell

Writer and broadcaster. Contributing editor of the Spectator and a frequent contributor to the Catholic Herald. Previously on the staff of BBC News, where he worked as a reporter on Newsnight and presented Radio 4’s Talking Politics. His books include Catholics (2002) and The Political Gene - How Darwin’s Ideas Changed Politics (2010).

“How to be Counter-Cultural”

(“I ask you to swim against the tide” said Pope Francis, calling on Catholics to be counter-cultural. But in an age of liberal intolerance where the teachings of the Church can be represented as bigotry or even ‘hate crime’, what are the practicalities and the potential risks of telling the truth? And what does being counter-cultural really entail? Is it merely about asserting tradition in the face of modernity and relativism in today’s increasingly secularized Western world? Or must the Church be counter-cultural in a more profound way at all times and in all places?)

Reminder that Confession is available at call before or after all EF Masses.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Pentecost XVII

This Sunday is the seventeenth after Pentecost and we have two Masses:

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

Please remember to put in your diary the Pontifical High Mass scheduled for Saturday 11th November at the Cathedral in Leeds. Bishop Stock is the celebrant at this unique occasion.

Wednesday 23rd. November sees the first public episcopal confirmations in the diocese for many years and I would please ask you to contact me if you wish for yourself or another to be considered for the reception of this Sacrament.
This ceremony is to be concluded with Pontifical Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.





Monday, September 25, 2017

Confirmations

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Bishop Stock will be conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation according to the books of 1962 on Wednesday 23rd November at 7.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Pakington Street, Bradford.

Please contact me at lmsleedsATgmail.com if you wish to be confirmed or have a child wishing to be confirmed. Since moving to St. Joseph's we have had two baptisms and a marriage according to books of 1962.

We are very grateful to His Lordship for his solicitude.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pentecost XVI

I hope you noticed the "deliberate" eye-watering mistake in last week's post about the Gospel. Apologies for this.

Masses this weekend for the sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost:

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

Please remember that confessions are available at call at all Masses and that Mass is offered Monday to Saturday at 9.30 a.m. at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall.




Saturday, September 16, 2017

Pentecost XV

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This Sunday has the beautiful account in the Gospel recounting our Lord's curing of the man brought to Him suffering of the palsy. We hear the Lord's voice telling the healed man to pick up his bed and go home.  

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

The strength and  power of  the Sacrament of Confession and Penance which leads to Reconciliation with God is freely offered at all EF Masses at call.




Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Summorum Pontificum a decade old

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It is ten years today since Pope Benedict's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum came into force on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in 2007. Please remember the Emeritus Pope in your prayers and for the continued promotion of his wonderful gift to the Church.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Pentecost XIV and update

Masses this weekend for the feast of the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows:

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

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This weekend marks our first anniversary at St. Joseph's and although the numbers fluctuate they remain steady. I think it is fair to say that the EF Mass people and St. Joseph's have become good friends. Who was it who said ut unum sint? Please consider attending to celebrate this milestone. Thank you to St. Joseph's people, clergy and Jeff!

Preparations are well underway for the upcoming solemn Mass of Requiem in November to be offered by His Lordship the Bishop for his predecessors in the Cathedral. I will give more information when I am in a position to do so. In the meantime we are very grateful to Bishop Stock for his continued solicitude. I hope to find out about confirmations as well.




Friday, September 1, 2017

Pentecost XIII

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It was very refreshing today to see that the Feasts of the Epiphany and the Ascension are to be restored as holy days of obligation from next year. Eleven years ago these feasts were "demoted" - a decision I never understood as these were feasts with a timed link with other feasts i.e. twelfth night and forty days after Easter.

Less felicitous was the news of the death of of Cormac Murphy O'Connor who has died of cancer. May he rest in peace.

Masses this weekend for the thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost are as follows:
Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton at 11.00 a.m. missa cantata
St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford at 12.30 p.m.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Pentecost XII

We have 2 Masses tomorrow for the twelfth Sunday of Pentecost:

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

NO MASS AT CLAYTON AS THESE HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pentecost XI

We have three Sunday Masses this weekend for the eleventh Sunday of Pentecost:

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


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This week

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This week sees the feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Lady on Tuesday, when we shall have two Masses:
Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton at 11.00 a.m.
St Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford at 5.00 p.m.

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On Saturday there will be a sung Mass of Requiem at Markenfield Hall near Ripon (HG4 3AD) at 11.00 a.m. for the repose of the souls of those members of the Markenfield family who were directly affected by the results of the the Rising of the North. As always some monks of Ampleforth Abbey will chant the Mass which will be offered by Father Creighton-Jobe of the London Oratory. We are always grateful to Lady Deirdre and her family for allowing us the privilege of hearing Mass in their beautiful home. The last time we were there we celebrated the late addition to the 1962 missal in the form of the Mass for St. Rose of Lima, where the chapel is home to a relic of this saint.





Friday, August 4, 2017

The Tansfiguration

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Already we reach the ninth Sunday of Pentecost which this year is the Feast of the Transfiguration and the first Sunday of August. Masses this Sunday are as follows:

11.00 a.m. Missa Cantata, Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12. 30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford