Thursday, December 5, 2019

This weekend - the Immaculate Conception

On Friday evening at 7.30 p.m. we have the regular first Friday Mass at St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield.
On Saturday the regular Mass at Broughton Hall is at the usual 10.30 a.m.



Although Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent the Feast of the Immaculate Conception overrides this in the Extraordinary Form. We have two Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
1.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford - sung Mass

Confessions at call.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Election 2019

General Election 2019










A message from Bishop Marcus Stock: 
In the next parliament, it is likely that there will be efforts to introduce changes to the law that would allow abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth and that there will be further attempts to introduce assisted suicide.  Whatever political party you may be considering voting for, please reflect on the importance of human life.  Find out where your local political candidates stand on life issues – abortion and assisted suicide – by visiting www.righttolife.org.uk/bothlives.  If you use social media, please also consider sharing this campaign on your Facebook page or whatever social media platform you use.  Draft flyers are also available from: https://righttolife.org.uk/wpcontent/uploads/2019/11/RTL-flyer-print.pdf.

From Sunday's bulletin at St. Joseph's, Bradford

Friday, November 29, 2019

Advent

Fifty years ago this weekend the missal of Pope Paul VI was introduced and very strict restrictions were imposed on the celebration of the Mass in the form which had preceded it. Many good pastoral priests believed it was their duty to stamp out anything which had gone before.

Fifty years later that form of Mass which was all but supressed still continues to flourish in many parts of the world. Yesterday I added a new resource courtesy of the FFSP in Sydney, Australia - this is an extremely interesting and absorbing  page. https://maternalheart.org/resources/



The season of Advent begins on Sunday and I am in the process of finalising details of the Advent and Christmas Masses. I can say that there will be a first this year with a Rorate Mass in Brighouse.

We have two Masses on Sunday:

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

Confessions at call.

Next week - the first week in Advent - we have Mass at 10.00 a.m. from Monday to Friday at Broughton: in addition there are Masses at 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday at Ossett; at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Anthony's, Bradford and at 7.30 p.m  on Friday at St. Austin's, Wakefield.

Please make an extra effort to attend at least one of our Masses in the beautiful season of Advent.



Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Quiz


On Monday night the Knights of St. Columba in Bradford organised an inter-parish quiz at Shipley Catholic Men's Society's club - the Avondale. For the first time we entered a team called St. Joseph's on Extraordinary Form. Fourteen teams entered and we came seventh. We were a team of three. The next quiz is on Monday 27th April - so if you would like to join us please let me know. There is a raffle and free supper.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Extra Mass



Tomorrow, Tuesday 26th, there will be Mass at St. Joseph's, Martin Street, Brighouse at 10.00 a.m.
Reminder also that there is Mass each Thursday at 9.30 a.m. at St. Anthony's, Bradford Rd, Clayton Bradford.

Confessions at call.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Pentecost XXIV

I have just returned from a few days in Cracow so I apologise for this later than usual update about Masses this weekend. This Sunday is the twenty-fourth and last Sunday after Pentecost. Next week Advent begins.
We have two Masses:

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

Confessions at call.


Friday, November 15, 2019

This weekend

On Saturday we have a solemn High Mass of Requiem at 3.00 p.m. at Leeds Cathedral for the repose of the soul of Bishop Wheeler. Mgr. Smith will be the celebrant assisted by Canon Wiley and Fr. Crawley.


On Sunday it is the twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost and we have three Masses:

8.00 a.m. Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
1.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Leeds Cathedral - Solemn High Mass of Requiem

Solemn High Mass of Requiem



for the repose of the soul of Bishop William Gordon Wheeler

Saturday 16th. November

3.00 p.m.

Leeds Cathedral

Cookridge Street, Leeds



With the Leeds Schola Gregoriana

led by Michael Murphy

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Remembrance Sunday



This Sunday we remember the men and women who gave their lives in defence of our country against enemy forces which would have destroyed our way of life. 

We have two Masses:

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

1.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford - This will be a sung Mass of Requiem for the war dead. Following Mass there will be remembrance at the parish cenotaph, which came from the nearby now defunct St. Ann's church.

This week there are the usual Masses each day at Broughton at 10.00 a.m. 

On Tuesday there will be an extra Mass at St. Joseph's, Martin Street, Brighouse at 10.00 a.m.
Also  a reminder that the Thursday Mass at Clayton's St. Anthony's, Bradford continues with increasing popularity at 9.30 a.m.

On Saturday:

Annual Requiem Mass for Bishop Wheeler 



Saturday 16th. November  

Leeds Cathedral 
3.00 p.m.

with the Schola Greg lead by Michael Murphy

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Bishop William Gordon Wheeler. A good and faithful servant.



 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Notitiae

November - the month of the suffering souls in purgatory

It was very pleasing to see good numbers of people at the All Saints Masses at St. Joseph's Bradford and St. Austin's, Wakefield, both of which were sung. Mass for All Souls at Pontefract was well attended to say it is many years since the EF Mass was celebrated in that church. Canon Wiley is planning to have a regular Mass there in the New Year, starting on January 1st.

Attendance at Bradford was up this Sunday but poorly attended at Broughton Hall. I hope that this is on account of the abysmal traffic at the moment as road improvements are being introduced in Keighley.
Forty years ago Broughton was one of the very few places in England where the Tridentine Rite was permitted thanks to Bishop Wheeler and is something which has gone from one Mass per month to a daily event. Those readers who live in Lancashire and the north of the diocese are encouraged to come along. Please support this Mass.

Talking of Bishop Wheeler, there will be a solemn high Mass of Requiem for him at Leeds Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds on Saturday 16th. November at 3.00 p.m. The Leeds schola Gregoriana will be singing. Mgr Smith will be the celebrant with Fr. Crawley and Canon Wiley acting as deacon and sub-deacon.

My appeal for servers has brought another three young men who will be learning how to serve Mass in a couple of weeks time when we return from a few days in Paris.
If you would like to learn to serve the Mass please make yourself known to any of our celebrants and arrangements will be made. This will be announced from the pulpit at St. Joseph's next Sunday which will be a sung requiem for the war dead.


I understand that St. Mary's old church, now an Asian banqueting hall called Regency Hall,  will be open on remembrance Sunday next week for those who wish to pray for the war dead on the church's war memorial which is filled with many names of Catholics in that area who gave their lives in the wars.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Pentecost XXI

This Sunday is the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost and we have two Masses:

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

Confessions at call.

There will be a solemn High Mass of Requiem at Leeds Cathedral on Saturday 16th. November. The Mass will be for the repose of the soul of Bishop Wheeler.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

All Saints & All Souls



All Saints - Friday 1st November - the Church Triumphant

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
5.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford
7.30 p.m. St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield

All Souls - Saturday 2nd. November - the Church Suffering

9.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Back Street, Pontefract WF8 1NL
5.00 p.m. St. Mary's, Bishophill, York, YO1 6EN (Middlesbrough Diocese)

Confessions at call.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Christ the King and His Church triumphant and suffering

This weekend marks the Feast of Christ the King being the last Sunday of October. The week ends with the Holy Day of Obligation of All Saints . Masses as follows:


Sunday CHRIST THE KING

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

Monday.
10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.
Tuesday.
8.30 a.m. St. Ignatius, Storrs Hill Road, Ossett
10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.
Wednesday.
10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.
Thursday.
9.30 a.m. St. Anthony's, Bradford Road, Clayton.
10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.





Friday ALL SAINTS

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.
5.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford.
7.30 p.m. St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield.

Saturday ALL SOULS

9.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.
10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.
3.00 p.m St. Joseph's, Back Street, Pontefract.


Confessions at call.



Thursday, October 17, 2019

Pentecost XIX


This weekend sees the nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost with the Gospel ending with the words that many are called but few are chosen. Multi enim sunt vocati, pauco vero electi.
We have three Masses:

8.00 a.m. Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
1.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

I have been asked to provide some training for serving Mass. If any other men or boys would like to learn how to serve Mass please speak to one of the celebrants at any of our Masses and then something can be arranged which is mutually convenient.