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)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Of your charity...

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A good and faithful servant

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. John Abberton of this Diocese who died last evening in Munich.
Fr. Abberton was a very devoted priest and learned to say the Old Mass about eleven years ago under the tuition of Fr. Parfitt. He was a member of the Marian Movement of Priests and the diocesan exorcist. He will be missed by many people. May he rest in peace.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Pentecost XI

Apologies for this late post to remind people about Masses this weekend which is the eleventh after Pentecost.

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

We've just returned from a very hot Germany where we were able to observe the feast of St Ignatius in Cologne. The very fine little church (which looks like it was the chapel of some educational establishment and now defunct) in the Chlodwigplatz district is called Maria Hilf (Maria auxiliatrice) and is under the care of the FSSP.

The liturgy was exactly as it is celebrated at Broughton Hall except that the third confiteor was included which I have seen for many years in Germany along with some sort of overhead projector which shines a hymn number onto the east wall from the choir loft.
This was probably revered as progress in the post-war past and now looks rather quaint just as the third confiteor sounded.


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(picture from DOMRADIO.COM)

Monday is the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and there will be Mass at Broughton at 10.30 a.m.
Confessions at call.



Thursday, July 26, 2018

Pentecost X

O God, be merciful to me a sinner.

We have two Masses this Sunday for the tenth after Pentecost (or Pontefract as our late great friend Mgr McGuire used to say).

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

Confessions at call. Weekday Masses at 10.30 a.m. at Broughton Hall. Again confessions at call before the priest is vested to offer Mass and after he has divested. 

We have at least two Masses in this diocese on August 15th and there will be the Requiem for the Markenfield family members at Markenfield Hall on August 18th at 11.00 a.m. Details and reminders nearer the times.

I hear from Father Hall that the recent Mass at Batley went very well. Watch this space. 



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham comes to Leeds

I am delighted to announce that the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is coming to our diocese and as part of its initial activities involve a High Mass according to its Missal in mid September. Further regular activity will be at St. Joseph's in Bradford, details of which I shall post in due course. I wish the Ordinariate every success here and in other dioceses.
The poster below contains the text but not the picture they supplied which I was unable to upload.

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, July 20, 2018

Pentecost IX

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This Sunday is the ninth 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 - missa cantata

Confessions at call.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Late news

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Please note that there will be Mass at our old stamping ground of St. Mary's Batley at 6.00 p.m. tonight Wednesday 18th. July. All welcome. Thanks to Fr. Hall for offering this Mass.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pentecost VIII

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This evening (Thursday) saw a very pleasant  sung Votive Mass of Our Lady at Markenfield Hall and a decent number of people from near and far. Thanks to the Schola, the servers, Fr. Parfitt and Lady Deirdre and her husband Mr. Curteis.

This Sunday is the eighth Sunday after Pentecost and we have three Masses:


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

Confessions at call.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Pentecost VII


This Sunday is the seventh 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

It is most encouraging to see so many new faces at St. Joseph's and so many young families from such a diversity of backgrounds which reflects the multi- cultural nature of the parish. Long may this continue.

Reminder that we have Mass on Thursday at 6.00 p.m. at the chapel of St. Michael at Markenfield Hall. Please see previous post.

Confessions at call at all of our Masses.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Forthcoming Masses at Markenfield Hall

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I am very pleased to announce that we have two Masses scheduled over the summer months at Markenfield Hall just south of Ripon in the beautiful medieval chapel. The postcode is HG4 3AD.

The first Mass is later this month on July 12th at 6.00 p.m. and will be a missa cantata. The celebrant for this Mass is Fr. Parfitt.

On August 18th at 11.00 a.m. there will be the annual sung Mass of Requiem for the members of the Markenfield family who suffered terribly for the Faith following the Rising of the North in 1569. As usual the celebrant for the Mass will be Fr. Creighton-Jobe of the London Oratory with the chant provided by monks of Ampleforth Abbey.

The family again extend a warm welcome to those wishing to attend these Masses. You can read more about the Hall at the website http://markenfieldhall.com/  



Friday, June 29, 2018

The Feast of the Precious Blood

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This Sunday is the Feast of the Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and the rest of the month of July is given over to devotion of this wonderful manifestation of the love He has for us by the shedding of this Blood for our salvation.
We have two Masses:

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

Below is the Litany of the Precious Blood which I have taken from the internet.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. 

Christ, hear us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the eternal Father,
save us.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word or God,
save us.
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament,
save us.

Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in Agony,
save us.
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging,
save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns,
save us.
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross,
save us. 
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation,
save us.
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness,
save us.

Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls,
save us.
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy,
save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons,
save us.

Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs,
save us.
Blood of Christ, strength of Confessors,
save us.
Blood of Christ, bringing forth Virgins,
save us.

Blood of Christ, help of those in peril,
save us. 
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened,
save us.
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow,
save us.

Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent,
save us.
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying,
save us. 
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts,
save us.

Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life,
save us.
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory,
save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honour,
save us.

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.
V. Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy Blood.
R. And made us, for our God, a kingdom.

Almighty and eternal God, Thou hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world and willed to be appeased by his blood. Grant, we beg of Thee, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

This Litany in honour of Jesus in His Most Precious Blood was drawn up by the Sacred Congregation of Rites and promulgated by Pope John XXIII on February 24, 1960. The devotion to Jesus in His most Precious Blood was first popularized by Saint Gaspar del Bufalo (1786-1837, feast Dec. 28) who founded the Missioners of the Most Precious Blood. A partial Indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite this litany.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ss Peter & Paul

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Friday is the Feast of the great saints Peter and Paul who are always referred to in the Confiteor at Mass.
We have two Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton
5.00 p.m. St Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

This is a Holy Day of Obligation and as such we are not bound to abstain from meat on this day. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Nativity of St. John the Baptist

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Sunday is the feast of the birth of St. John the Baptist, one of only three birthdays the Church celebrates, with our Blessed Lord and our Lady. We have two Masses:

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

Later this week is the Holy Day of Obligation of Ss Peter and Paul. Details to follow.