Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pentecost XXI

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This Sunday is the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost 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

Confessions at call.


Friday, October 5, 2018

This weekend



Please remember the Ordinariate's Mass at St. Joseph's, Bradford at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday. This is the first regular monthly Mass to be held here and hope it is as popular as our own EF Mass is.


Sunday is the XXth 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


Confessions at call.


The torchlight procession at Batley on Monday was a great witness to the Faith and was touchingly referred to as the Lourdes of the North by the Bishop in his address before the crowd in the Market Square. Later His Lordship gave Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the church following the procession.


Tuesday provided a very informative evening at the first of this cycle's Cathedral Lectures. Ian Wilson spoke widely and expertly about the Shroud of Turin and it was good to see such a large turnout.











Thursday, September 27, 2018

A very busy few days

The next few days will be very busy for traditionally minded Catholics and this post sums up the events in a bulletin fashion.

Saturday sees the solemn Mass at noon for the feast of St. Michael the archangel at St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield.


Sunday is the nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 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

Confessions at call.

On Monday there is the traditional Batley Torchlight Procession starting at Batley Market Place at 7.30 p.m. and then processing to St. Mary's Church for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The Bishop will be in attendance.

On Tuesday at 7.00 p.m. there is the first of this season's cycle of the Leeds Cathedral Lectures:



LECTURES 2018-19                                  Wheeler Hall, St Anne Street, Leeds

Tuesdays @ 7.00pm







                                                                                                                                                                   Admission free; retiring collection

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Mr. Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson is a retired freelance author specializing in researching historical mysteries, particularly ones with a religious slant. He graduated in History from Magdalen College, Oxford University. After converting to the Catholic Church in 1972, he then wrote a book on the Turin Shroud. The book became a best-seller both in the UK and USA, was translated into nine languages, and spawned a TV documentary, Silent Witness, co-scripted by him, that won a BAFTA award. A later book Jesus: The Evidence was similarly a bestseller. In 1994 his Shakespeare: The Evidence, arguing that Shakespeare was a crypto-Catholic, was also successful. Ian Wilson lives in Brisbane, Australia.

“The Turin Shroud: New Facts and a New Historical Theory”


(This lecture will directly challenge the widely accepted 1988 carbon dating “verdict” that the Turin Shroud is a medieval fake.  After a brief review of the Shroud image’s still unexplained photographic properties, its anatomical accuracies, its convincingness as a two-thousand-year-old textile, and the unsuitable location from which the carbon dating sample was taken, two hitherto overlooked mid-fourteenth century manuscripts will be presented shedding dramatic new light on the French knight Geoffroi de Charny, allegedly the Shroud’s first European owner)
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On Saturday 6th October the embryonic Leeds Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham will hold its second Mass in this diocese, the first having been a couple of weeks ago at the Cathedral. I was immediately impressed with the beauty of the language and the ritual, the latter of which any EF Mass attendee would immediately recognise. The  Mass will be at our own St. Joseph's, Pakington Street at 3.00 p.m. Fr. Stafford from Sheffield will be the celebrant.

Please do anything you can to offer your time for any of these events which a lot of good people spend a lot of their time organising and ultimately for the glory of God. As this Sunday's Gospel tells us - many are called but few are chosen.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Feast of Saint Michael

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Saturday 29th September is the feast of Saint Michael and we have two Masses

10.30 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton (Low Mass)
12.00 p.m. St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield (Solemn Mass)

I'm sure the music will be as excellent as ever.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Pentecost XVIII

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This weekend marks the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and we have two Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford (sung)

Confessions at call.

Reminder that there will be the Torchlight Procession in Batley on Monday 1st. October. starting at 7.30 p.m. in the market place at Batley.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Batley & Pentecost XVII

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There will be Mass at St. Mary's Batley at 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday 19th September which Fr. Hall will offer again. The parish secretary has e-mailed to say she will ask Father Hall to make this a regular Mass.

The traditional Batley Torchlight Procession returns this year following the break last year because of repairs to the roof of the church.
The procession will begin at Batley Market Square at 7.30 p.m. and go from there to St. Mary of the Angels church. His Lordship the Bishop will attend the event. This is on the first Monday of October, so there will be a future reminder.

This weekend marks the seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost and we have three Masses on Sunday:

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

Confessions at call.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Reminder

The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

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High Mass in the Cathedral
Church of Saint Anne

Great George Street/Cookridge
Street Leeds LS2 8BE
on the Memorial of
Our Lady of Sorrows
Saturday 15th September at 1.30pm

Mass setting

John Merbecke [c.1510 –c.1585]
sung by the Rudgate Singers.

Celebrant: Revd Fr. David Stafford [Sheffield Ordinariate]

Preacher and Deacon of the Mass: The Revd. Mgr. Robert Mercer C.R. [Ordinariate Priest]

Sub Deacon: Seminarian John Tee [York Ordinariate]

Everyone is welcome

Friday, September 7, 2018

Pentecost XVI

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This weekend marks the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost with the Gospel of our Lord curing the man afflicted with the dropsy.
We have two Masses:

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

Confessions at call.

The Mass last week at Broughton was a memorable occasion as the St. Austin singers from Wakefield sang the Mass with a mixture of polyphony and Gregorian chant. Many thanks to them.
There were a lot of new people and families at St. Joseph's last week and we were pleased to welcome back Richard Nicyperowicz who played the organ for us. It was great to hear Purcell's Trumpet Tune as the priest processed back to the sacristy.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Pentecost XV

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This weekend is the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost and St. Luke's Gospel records the widow of Nain whom the Lord raises from death. 

We have two Masses:

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

Confessions at call.

As the summer draws to an end there are several high Masses planned before Christmas. Already preparations are underway for the annual Requiem for previous bishops at the Cathedral in November. Again this will be a Solemn Mass. I shall produce a fuller and detailed list shortly.

* Anybody wishing to attend the event in York on Saturday by public transport is advised that a strike has very much limited the accessibility by railway to York station at the usual frequent and regular times. Mass is at 12.10 p.m. at St Wilfrid's but this year pilgrims are gathering at the Bar Convent at 10.30 a.m.  i.e. before the Mass.








Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A requiem and a reminder

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It was a great privilege to attend the requiem Mass of Fr. John Abberton today at the Cathedral in Leeds. The principle celebrant was Bishop Stock and the homily was delivered by Fr. Kieron Walker of Shipley who spoke very movingly on the priesthood as Fr. Abberton had requested in his will.
Many regular attendees at the EF Mass and celebrants of same were at the Mass.

I was reminded after the Mass that there will be the annual pilgrimage to York on Saturday,  details of which I have lifted from the Latin Mass Middlesbrough blog.

The pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret Clitherow and the Martyrs of York will take place on Saturday, 1st September.

Pilgrims should assemble at the Bar Convent at 10.30am for a 10.45 departure on foot for Ouse Bridge, where Margaret Clitherow was executed, and The Shambles, where she lived and a house has been made into a shrine to her.

The procession will continue to St Wilfrid's Church where there will be Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 12.10pm.  Benediction will follow. 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Pentecost XIV

This weekend marks the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and we have two Masses.

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford - missa cantata  (with a big welcome to Fr. Crawley who is back with us to sing this Mass.)

Confessions at call.








Sunday, August 19, 2018

Pentecost XIII

Tomorrow is the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost and 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

Confessions at call.

Please remember my brother in law who died suddenly on Thursday morning. It has been a terrible shock to my wife and her mother.

On a much happier note this week marks the 55th wedding anniversary of  Mike and Ann Murphy & the sixtieth of Michael and Agnes Rutherford.
Mike plays the organ and cantors at many of our Masses. Agnes was the LMS rep for many years in this diocese in more troubled times, as far as the liturgy went. She paved the way after Bishop Wheeler's retirement for subsequent reps to walk smoothly to any of the bishops thereafter.

I am sure I speak for all who know these good people in wishing them well on these milestones and every joy and happiness for the future.

Mr and Mrs Rutherford are celebrating their anniversary on Wednesday 22nd. August at Sacred Heart Broughton with Mass at 10.30 a.m. 
There will also be Mass at St. Mary's, Batley at 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday. Fr. Hall will be the celebrant.

[I have only very recently been informed that the Mass at Broughton Hall is now usually at 10.00 a.m. on weekdays and at 10.30 a.m. on Saturdays. I shall change the sidebar accordingly.]



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Assumption of Our Blessed Lady

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With only limited access to the internet in Belgium last weekend I was unable to mention the  upcoming feast  of our Lady which occurs on Wednesday of this week.

 The Assumption  of our Blessed Lady.

 We have two Masses:

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


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Pentecost XII

Masses tomorrow for the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost:

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