Saturday, September 5, 2015

Pentecost XV and update

Masses this weekend for the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows:

Saturday (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday (Sung)    Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.

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


More Masses are still being arranged and I am delighted to report that the Leeds Cathedral Masses are to continue each third Sunday of the month at 8.00 a.m.
Since we have been at each of the Masses it has been clear that preparation has been faultless. The Cathedral now has a drawer in the sacristy devoted to the Extraordinary Form of Mass with the latest edition of the 1962 missal and altar cards. Since our first Mass every set of vestments laid out have included matching maniple, veil and burse and tabernacle veil. Many thanks to Monsignor Moger for this.  

In November we are to have a Mass of Requiem in the Cathedral on a Saturday afternoon. I hope this will be a High Mass. This Mass is to be offered for the repose of Bishop Wheeler. Details to follow.



Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pentecost XIV

Masses for 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.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pentecost XIII

Masses for this the third Sunday after Pentecost are listed below:

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.



Friday, August 14, 2015

The Assumption of Our Blessed Lady





Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday              St. Anne’s Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds. 8.00 a.m.
                         Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.

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

Mgr. Moger will be offering the regular third Sunday Mass at  the Cathedral at the usual time of 8.00 a.m. for this feast  of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady.




Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Transfiguration of the Lord and UPDATE


This Feast is a "personal favourite" of mine as is the Gospel account of the same. Mass tomorrow at 9.30 a.m. at Sacred Heart, Broughton, near Skipton.

I have been asked announce that there is to be a retreat at Aylseford organised by the YCA - here is the information I was given:

YCA National Weekend at Aylesford -in Association with the Scola Gregoriana of Cambridge 31st Oct-1st Nov 2015
Set in the heart of Kent, England, The Friars - Aylesford Priory - is an ancient religious house of the Order of Carmelites dating back to the 13th Century. Over the centuries and now today The Friars has become the destination for thousands of visitors.
At the 2015 Young Catholic Adult Weekend Pilgrimage, there will be 
  • Sung/High Masses, 
  • Gregorian Chant Workshops, 
  • Talks, 
  • Rosaries, 
  • Confessions, 
  • Marian Procession, 
  • Socials. 
To book on to the weekend please go to the automated booking system at:- 
*Please note Aylesford Priory have a booking deadline of 18th September, otherwise they reserve the right to release rooms for sale to other guests as required. Also they do not allow last minute refunds so  any non-arrivals and/or cancellations made up to 3 days before the event will be non-refundable..

Also there is to be Mass in honour of the Nativity of Our Blessed Lady at Wakefield's historic Chantry Chapel, Kirkgate Bridge at 7.00 p.m. on Monday 8th. September. This will be a missa cantata.

Masses this coming weekend for the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: 
Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
                           (Vigil) Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardigan Road, Leeds. 5.30 p.m.          
Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.
                           (Sung)  St. Peter’s, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford. 3.00 p.m.
                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00 p.m.

Please note the Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes is at 5.30 p.m.
Also there will be no more EF Masses at Heckmondwike as Fr Abberton is moving to Bradford, to a parish close to the school where I teach. I shall of course offer to serve Mass for him when he arrives there.




Saturday, August 1, 2015

Pentecost X

Apologies for the delay in posting this, I was severely delayed last night be events in Calais even though I was several miles up the coast in Dunkerque.

Masses for the tenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows:

Saturday (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday (Sung) Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.

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

Last week we heard Mass again at Chapelle d'Armentieres (thanks to the Institute of Christ the King) near Lille and during the week at St Paul's Abbey in Wisques - this was a conventual Mass sung by the Benedictines. Both were very uplifting experiences. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pentecost IX

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.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pentecost VIII


Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday              St. Anne’s Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds. 8.00 a.m.
                           Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Back on line

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July - the month of the Precious Blood

Apologies for not advertising the Masses last weekend for Pentecost VI, the internet connection has been disconnected but was repaired today. Despite the lack of advertising there was a very pleasing congregation at Broughton with lots of young families with children and babies.

Masses this coming weekend for the seventh Sunday after Pentecost are as follows:

Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
                        (Vigil) Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardigan Road, Leeds. 5.30 p.m.          
Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.
                        (Sung)  St. Peter’s, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford. 3.00 p.m.

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

On this anniversary of the release of Pope Benedict's Summorum Pontificum please remember to pray for our Pope Emeritus. 



Friday, June 26, 2015

Ss Peter & Paul


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.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pentecost IV

Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday              St. Anne’s Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds. 8.00 a.m.
                           Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.
                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00 p.m.

                           Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike. 4.00 p.m.

The Masses at the Cathedral have been well attended to date. Please do all you can to show that there is a demand for such Masses at the Cathedral. We already have a Solemn High Mass of Requiem booked in for a Saturday in November.
This Sunday will be a particularly special occasion for Geraldine and John from Wakefield who are celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary. They will receive a special blessing after Mass. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pentecost III

After the fiery red of Pentecost and white for the Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi this weekend sees a return to the post Pentecost cycle and green vestments which symbolise the life of the Church. In the Eastern Church green is the colour used at Pentecost.

Masses this weekend:

Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
                        (Vigil) Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardigan Road, Leeds. 5.30 p.m.          
Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.
                           (Sung)  St. Peter’s, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford. 3.00 p.m.

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

Friday, June 5, 2015

Corpus Christi Sunday

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

                           Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike. 4.00 p.m. 

There will be a procession of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass at Broughton.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Corpus Christi - Thursday


There will be Mass at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, near Skipton on Thursday at 9.30 a.m. for the Feast of Corpus Christi as it appears in the calendar of the Roman Missal. Thanks to Fr. Parfitt for this.