Saturday, January 31, 2015

Septuagesima



If Lent is the race, now starts the preparation for the start of the race. No Gloria. Sunday Masses are being trimmed down and from now on we shall not hear the Gloria on a Sunday until the Easter Vigil.

Masses this weekend:

Saturday (vigil) 6.00 p.m. St Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.
Sunday   (sung) 11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton.
                         3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.

NO MASSES AT HECKMONDWIKE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fr. David Smith of Harrogate has asked me to announce the following Mass. Thanks to the Parish Priest Father Byrne for permitting this Mass.

Low Mass and Benediction
St Joseph’s, Skipton Road,  Bilton, Harrogate
15th February 2015 at 4pm


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Epiphany III


On Sunday evening the body of Mgr McGuire will be received into the Cathedral at 7.15 p.m. to be followed by Requiem Mass at 11.00 a.m. on Monday and burial at Selby Cemetery later in the day.

Masses in the old Rite which fulfil the obligation this weekend :

Saturday - 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.

Reminder that a sung Mass is offered Sundays at noon at St Wilfrid's, York.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mgr Peter McGuire

Monsignor Canon Peter McGuire (Prot.Ap)

It was with great sadness that I learned yesterday of the death of Monsignor Canon Peter McGuire, a former Vicar General and Dean of the Cathedral in Leeds. It was whilst at the Cathedral that Mgr McGuire was a regular celebrant for us both at the Cathedral and at Killingbeck Cemetery Chapel, a role he continued when he left the Cathedral to become Parish Priest at Holy Name. After Canon Denis Tangney retired Mgr McGuire became the senior priest responsible for drawing up the rota of priests to offer Mass at Killingbeck before the publication of Summorum Pontificum. As a celebrant he was always popular with people coming to Mass and always gave a sympathetic ear to those who sought his help. Both my predecessor Gerry Lyons and I always enjoyed working with him and rejoiced in his fairness and good humour. On a very personal note it was Mgr McGuire who offered the Mass of Angels and buried our baby son at a time when a previous bishop forbade any priest ordained after 1970 to offer the old Mass. Mgr McGuire always realised how unjust this ban was. He was a  pragmatic and gentle confessor and a preacher who always gave food for thought and who enjoyed singing the Mass. May his soul rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon him. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Feast of the Holy Family


This weekend is the Feast of the Holy Family.

Masses:

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

Sunday 11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
             3.00 p.m. St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke,Bradford (sung)
             3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Epiphany 2

Mass for the actual Feast of the Epiphany at 9.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Epiphany


Masses this weekend:

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

Sunday (Sung) 11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton

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


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Octave day of the Nativity


Fr. Parfitt will be offering Mass at 11.00 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton.

May I take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones every peace and joy in 2015.

Update: Looking at the way I had written Nativity in the original post I think my new year's resolution must be to see an optician more regularly.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mass at Wakefield

The Battle of Wakefield (Dec. 31, 1460)
Requiem Mass on Tuesday evening at Wakefield's historic Chantry Chapel at 7.00 p.m. to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Wakefield and death of Richard, Duke of York in 1460.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Masses


Masses over the next couple of days:

Wednesday

7.00 p.m. Notre Dame Chapel, Leeds University, St Mark's Avenue, Leeds
11.30 p.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton

Thursday

11.00 a.m.  Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gaudete

We are already at the third Sunday of Advent.
Masses for Gaudete Sunday are as follows:

Saturday (vigil) 6.00 p.m. St Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax
Sunday             11.00 a,m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton
                          3.00 p.m. St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford (sung)
                          3.00 p.m. St Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford

                         

Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy new year

Advent is upon us.

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.

Reminder that there is Mass every day except Sundays at Sacred Heart, Broughton at 9.30 a.m.

On Wednesday I shall be giving my little talk at the Cathedral's Wheeler Hall as part of the regular series, this is the third in this present series. My topic is about the life, works and influence of Monsignor Ronald Knox. Squeezing this into 40 odd minutes will be interesting, I hope. The talk starts at 7.00 p.m.


Friday, November 21, 2014

XXIV and last Sunday of Pentecost

Already the last Sunday after Pentecost. Tempus fugit! Next week we see the first Sunday of Advent and the start of the Church's new year.

Masses:

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ad multos annos, Bishop Stock

A NEW BISHOP FOR LEEDS

The above picture of our new Bishop, Marcus Stock is from the Leeds Diocese's website. I hope they do not mind my using it.
 May I take this opportunity to wish His Lordship all good wishes and prayers on his episcopal ordination as 10th bishop of Leeds.

Ad multos annos!

This weekend's Masses for Pentecost XXIII include:

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 Rd. Castleford, 3.00 p.m. 


A Catholic colleague at school today told me that she had recently seen my talk about Monsignor Ronald Knox advertised (on the Cathedral noticeboard) for December in the Wheeler Hall . This scared me as I still have a lot to do to it having started and roughly finished it in May. Details to follow.

Please remember to pray for those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith in this month of November dedicated as ever to the souls of the faithful departed.