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


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pauline Sutcliffe RIP

Of your charity pray for the repose of the soul of Pauline Sutcliffe who was a regular attender at Broughton Hall over many years and who died last Saturday. Below is the obituary which will appear in the Catholic Herald later this week (with my emphasis):




On July 29th, peacefully in the Friary Hospital, Richmond, N Yorks aged 88 years, of Castle Bolton, N Yorks, formerly of Bredfield, Suffolk. A much loved aunt and friend. A Latin Funeral Mass will take place at Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, nr Skipton, N Yorks on Tuesday 8th August at 12 noon followed by interment at Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton. Family flowers only please, donations if desired will go to MacMillan Cancer Care (plate in Church) or may be sent c/o Sanderson & Co Funeral Directors, Leyburn Business Park, Leyburn, N Yorks, DL8 5QA. Will friends please meet at the Church. RIP
Pauline was a surprising person in many ways and I don't think I've ever met anybody who had been an air hostess and a headmistress. Any child in trouble or passenger in distress would have soon calmed down in Pauline's presence. May she rest in peace and rise in the glory of God.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pentecost VIII

This Sunday is the fifth Sunday of the month and is the eighth Sunday of Pentecost.


Masses are as follows:


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



1962 Rite of Marriage

I have just about recovered from the end of term relief and my eldest daughter's wedding which took place on Sunday at St. Joseph's, Bradford. The bride's own great-great grandparents were married in this church nearly 125 years ago with the same Rite. How marvellous that this same Faith has remained in the same family and even the same parish church and God-willing that same Faith will extend in generations to come.
My daughter's father-in-law who is not a Catholic commented that the purpose of marriage had never been made so clear to him as at the wedding he had just attended. Pro-creation was what he said. He had remembered the words of the final prayer over the bride and groom which refer to the propagation of mankind
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to St. Joseph's for the usual perfect preparation, to Fr. Michael Hall, for having conducted the service so sensitively, to Canon Wiley who attended in white choir and respectively to the authorised person and organist, Jan and Richard Niczyperowicz.  I have heard Richard playing at the World Heritage Saltaire URC and seen him on YouTube but he excelled himself on Sunday. 
The servers are two of the bride's brothers.




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pentecost VII

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Last Sunday was of course the sixth and not the fifth Sunday of Pentecost as I stated erroneously last week, so on Sunday we celebrate the seventh Sunday of Pentecost.

There will be no Mass at St. Anthony's on Sunday as Fr. Abberton is retiring and these Masses have been discontinued.

We have two Masses this Sunday:

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

Confessions at call.

Fifth Sacrament is the Marriage Covenant

At 2.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's there will be a Service of Marriage according to the liturgical books of 1962 when my eldest daughter will walk up the aisle with me to Pachelbel's Canon.
You are cordially invited to the ceremony.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pentecost V

This Sunday is the fifth Sunday of 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.