Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pentecost VI

Masses for tomorrow

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall Skipton
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.
4.00 p.m. Holy Spirit. Bath Road, Heckmondwike.  

Friday, July 11, 2014

No Mass at Halifax

There will be no Mass at Halifax this week or next as the Parish Priest is away.
Masses on Sunday for the fifth Sunday of Pentecost are as follows:

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.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Le grand tour

Unless you have been asleep during the last few weeks you will know that this diocese is the place where this year's Tour de France is starting this weekend. Over 1000 roads are to be closed over the next three days and this is having a lot of impact on weekend Masses in both Rites in many parishes.

There will be no first Friday Mass tomorrow at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Moortown, Leeds. As Broughton Hall is now a huge campsite the first Sunday Mass at sacred Heart has been CANCELLED. This is only the second time in over 30 years that this has happened (the last time was the early nineteen-eighties when flooding occurred).

Unaffected Masses -

Saturday Halifax, St. Mary's, Gibbet Street 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, Castleford, St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road 3.00 p.m.
             Heckmondwike, Holy Spirit, Bath Road 4.00 p.m.

Happy cycling. The Madonna del Ghisallo was named patron saint of bicyclists by Pope Pius XII.

Monday, June 16, 2014


Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Thursday is at 9.30 a.m. at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall near Skipton.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Blessed Trinity


Masses for the Feast of the Blessed and Undivided Trinity

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

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Pentecost


VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS

Masses for this beautiful Feast this weekend

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. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford
            -  3.00 p.m. St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford (Missa Cantata)


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Excellent afternoon



An excellent turnout, excellent music and a delightful tea after Mass made for a very worthwhile afternoon today at our Mass to mark the centenary of the opening of Holy Spirit church at Heckmondwike. Many thanks to all who made this possible - here's to the next hundred years! 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Ascension Sunday


We have four Masses this weekend to observe the external solemnity of the Ascension:

Saturday (Vigil) - 6.00 p.m. St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.
Sunday              11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton (Sung Mass)
                          3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford
                          4.00 p.m. Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike (Sung Mass)

The Mass at Heckmondwike is part of the church's centenary celebrations and I am very grateful that we have been invited to share in those celebrations which of course bring G.K. Chesterton, Fr. Brown and Mgr. O'Connor to mind. The photo shows the recently renovated and redecorated Holy Spirit Church. This church has one of the most beautiful statues of Our Lady I have ever seen. Refreshments after Mass.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ascension Thursday

Mass for the Ascension will be at 9.30 a.m. at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall near Skipton (and not at 11.00 a.m.)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Easter V

Masses on Sunday

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall
3.00 p.m. St Joseph's, Pontefract Rd. Castleford

Please remember our big event at Heckmondwike next Sunday at 4.00 p.m..

Friday, May 16, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

Friday, May 9, 2014

This weekend

There is no Mass on Saturday at St. Mary's, Halifax as Mgr Smith is away.
On Sunday we have three Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, near Skipton.
3.00 p.m.   St Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford. Missa cantata.
3.00 p.m.   St. Joseph's, Pontefract Rd. Castleford.

This morning the latest edition of Mass of Ages, the LMS quarterly, dropped through the letterbox and a very enjoyable read it proved to be. The articles on Fr. Brown and Chesterton were particularly relevant in view of the fact that we are to have a sung Mass on the first Sunday in June (1st. June) at Holy Spirit, Heckmondwike, as part of that church's centenary celebrations. I have written before of the links with Chesterton and the then Parish Priest Fr. John O'Connor. Chesterton was received into the Church by Fr. O'Connor and it was on Fr. O'Connor that Chesterton based his fictional detective Fr. Brown.
The American Chesterton expert Dale Ahlquist recently delivered a talk at Holy Spirit about this.
The present Parish Priest, Fr. Abberton, regularly offers the traditional Mass at Holy Spirit and he will be the celebrant at the Mass in June - the external solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord. Mass at 4.00p.m.
  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

LMS York pilgrimage - video

The LMS has produced a short video about the recent pilgrimage to York. Please follow the link
http://youtu.be/Brz8emd67l4

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saints Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, pray for us



Divine Mercy Sunday, Low Sunday, Dominica in albis, Quasimodo Sunday has as its Gospel the incredulous Thomas, who utters those amazing words - My Lord and my God! - when he realises that the body, blood, soul and divinity of the risen Lord is before him - burning with love.

Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, near Skipton
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Rd. Castleford