The LMLEEDS blog exists to make people aware of the activities pertaining to the Extraordinary Form of Mass (also known as the Traditional Latin or Tridentine Mass) in the Diocese of Leeds and to promote and publicize other issues of interest to traditional Catholics. This blog looks to Our Lady of Walsingham and Saint Nicholas Owen as its heavenly patrons.
A flash two day Ofsted monitoring visit and catch up controlled assessments at other schools in speaking and writing components have blighted my life for recent days. I have had no extra time to follow a less hectic and more enjoyable routine. I have neglected to advertise two important events in neighbouring Middlesbrough Diocese on Saturday.
Tomorrow is the annual Solemn High Mass and procession in honour of St. Margaret Clitherow, a Blessed Martyr of York, starting at the Oratory of St. Wilfrid at 1.30 p.m. The procession follows the Mass and starts at 3.00 p.m. concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 4.00 p.m.
AND ALSO ON SATURDAY IN YORK
Following is an adapted copy of a notice which I received from the organiser of the Walk for Life.
9th WALK FOR
With Our Lady of Guadalupe
and the English Martyrs.
IN REPARATION FOR THE
LEGALIZING OF ABORTION
AND PRAYING FOR THE HEALING
CAUSED BY ABORTION
(Led by Franciscan Friars of
Coach departs Leeds, joyful
mysteries of Rosary and introductory prayers
11.30 a.m. EXPOSITION OF THE
IN ST WILFRID'S CHURCH, PETERSGATE YO1 7EF
FOLLOWED BY HOLY MASS at noon
1.00 pm Procession departs from
WEST PRECINCT OF MINSTER.
Process to Margaret
Clitheroe plaque, Ousebridge,(via St Margaret Clitheroe’s Shrine in the
Shambles) for hymns, prayers, flower ceremony and naming the babies.
Process to the Bar Convent. Veneration of the relic of St. Margaret Clitheroe
Process to the Tyburn monument,
Knavesmire for prayers
Process to Church of English
Martyrs, Dalton Tce YO24 4DA
For final prayers and
Benediction at 4.15pm. Followed by refreshments
Departs home 5.15
Both St. Wilfrid’s Church,
English Martyrs, Dalton Terrace are open for prayer all day.
NB please walk orderly in
pairs, keeping close together, maintaining silence except for vocal prayers and
This is a walk of reparation
for the sins against life
COACH SUGGESTED DONATION £14.00
ST MARY'S HORSFORTH, 9.30 a.m.
West Yorkshire Playhouse, 9.45 a.m.
ST AUGUSTINE'S, HAREHILLS 9.55 a.m.
ST THERESA'S CROSSGATES,
Masses in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday in the Diocese of Leeds are as follows:
So far I have received three requests for children to be confirmed according to the books of 1962 and I shall contact the bishop about this before the end of the week. If you wish for your child to be confirmed please let me know so that you may be added to the list.
It has been most gratifying to learn of people's positive reactions to the recent Sacred Triduum at the Leeds University chaplaincy. Some people who had not experienced the ceremonies in this Rite were deeply moved by the its ritual and the incisive sermons delivered by Fr. Hall. Father Kravos has also written to me to thank us for the collection for the holy places on Good Friday, which realised just under £100.
We have just returned from a few days away looking at Roman museums and ruins in Chester and Wroxeter. I was very surprised to find a prominent northern priest of liberal disposition saying the old Mass at an ecumenical centre (former Anglican church) near Newport wearing a blue kimono and sitting cross-legged throughout the liturgy (versus populum before a tea tray) whilst a Sri Lankan gentleman played the sitar. The "sermon" was given by a United Reformed lady pastor who spoke about strength in unity whilst alluding also to her husband's double glazing business. Val and Russ (as they were called) are keen to develop links with other faith groups and already have contact with some Zoroastrians and a Rastafarian organization in Wolverhampton. It's a funny old world.
Many thanks to everybody who made our Triduum such a success again this year, especially to the indefatigable Fr. Hall whose preaching was as potent and smart as ever, the servers, singers and all those who attended. God bless you all.
The time of year when we begin to recall the most sacred events in the history of the Church are once again upon us.
The times of the Masses for the whole week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday are listed below. Please note there are some differences to the usual schedule.
Notre Dame, Leeds University chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds, 7.30 p.m with repose of the Blessed Sacrament and adoration until 9.15 p.m. (Reminder that adoration continues after this time at the Cathedral).
Good Friday Notre Dame, Leeds University chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds, 3.00 p.m. -with the traditional collection for the holy places.
Holy Saturday Notre Dame, Leeds University chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds, 3.00 p.m.
(to enable us to have the ceremony sung and followed by missa cantata.) Thanks again to Mr. Murphy for agreeing to this.
(No Mass at Clayton)
I joined the Latin Mass Society in the very early 1980s. At that time the very best that the above could have read (but only very seldom did) would have registered only two "public" Masses in one week on consecutive days.
Yet, in context, Bishop Wheeler never refused permission for public celebration of the "old" Mass. At that time people came from near and far for the festive celebrations at Killingbeck Cemetery chapel for the first Mass of Christmas and the Easter Vigil. This has continued to be the case.
Well over thirty years later we have a different bishop who not only willingly accepts celebration of the Extraordinary Form (regularly offered at his request in the cathedral) but who is in the process of learning to offer this rite of Mass himself.
Bishop Stock has also agreed that those attached to the older Rites should become a natural and regular part of an easily accessible parish, with freedom to access all of the Sacraments. As I have reported before consultation is now underway to come to a decision before the first Sunday of September.
The first time I met the Bishop he expressed his desire to administer Sacrament of Confirmation for those eligible to receive it. Please let me know if your child is eligible and you wish the bishop to confer the Sacrament.
In the meantime please consider attending some part of the Triduum at Notre Dame.
Masses for this weekend - already the third Sunday of Lent.
Following the astonishingly beautiful Gospel recalling the Transfiguration last week, this Sunday's Gospel is much harder to understand and demands our reading and thinking as well as our hearing, wondering and imagining, I am looking forward to Father Abberton's sermon about this week's readings.
St. Joseph’s, Pontefract
Road, Castleford. 3.00
St. Anthony’s, Bradford
Road, Clayton, Bradford. BD14 6HW 4.00 p.m. Unfortunately I couldn't get to the Mass at Broughton on Friday morning which was offered by Bishop Schneider but our Mr O'Dowd was able to attend and has sent me some photos. When I transfer the images in a compatible format I'll post them on this blog. Bishop Schneider is in Warrington tomorrow and I look forward to reading what he says. I only very recently learned of the death of Mrs Winefride Lynch (Pickles) who before her illness was a regular attendee at many of our Killingbeck Masses. May she rest in peace.
Sunday St. Anne’s Cathedral, Great
George Street, Leeds. 8.00 a.m.
Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00
St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00 p.m.
Following my meeting with the Bishop earlier this week I had a very nice e-mail today from him thanking me for meeting with him, which I found very thoughtful and touching. Watch this space as things unfold for us. Please also try to support our existing Masses. We are again to have the Sacred Triduum at Notre Dame at Easter thanks to Fathers Hall and Kravos.