Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gaudete

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This Sunday is Gaudete, the third Sunday of Advent and the liturgical colour is rose - a sign that the coming of the Lord is ever nearer.

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.

Christmas Masses:

11.30 p.m. Monday 24th December Sacred Heart, Broughton
11.00 a.m. Tuesday 25th December Sacred Heart, Broughton
12.30 p.m. Tuesday 25th December St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford 


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Thank you

Just a note to thank everyone who made Jim Carrol's Requiem Mass today such a solemn and moving event. There were several priests and brothers in attendance in the congregation and in white choir. Fr Driver was the celebrant and Messrs Forbester and Burton sang the parts of the Mass.
Today was the first time I have ever witnessed a burial in a Catholic cemetery attached to the parish church.
Marie was adamant that Jim got a great send off.
May Jim rest in peace.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Advent II


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This weekend marks the second Sunday of Advent and on Saturday we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Reminder that on Friday we have an anticipated solemn high Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception at St. Austin's, Wakefield at 7.30 p.m.
On Saturday there will be Mass on the day at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton at 10.30 a.m.

On Sunday we have two Masses:

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

On Tuesday there is the Requiem and burial of Jim Carroll at St. Edward's, Clifford at 11.00 a.m. and in the evening there is the third of this cycle's Cathedral Lectures at Wheeler Hall, St. Anne's Street, Leeds at 7.00 p.m. 

Dr. Brian Sudlow

Brian Sudlow is a lecturer in French at Aston University. His doctorate consisted of a comparative study of G. K. Chesterton and the French writer Alphonse Retté. He is the author of Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England: 1880-1914 (2011) and of a forthcoming monograph on criticism of technology in France from 1920 to 1958.

“Human Life and Sacred Men: Abortion and Exclusion in Paris and London”

(Abortion has been legal in the U.K. for over fifty years but the medicalisation of this procedure now increasingly erases the ethical discussion of unborn life from public debate. France has walked the same path as the U.K. and stands this year on the brink of passing new bioethical laws that will extend the dispensability of human life from conception to death. The lecture will revisit recent literary, philosophical and theatrical contributions to these debates to examine how treating human life as dispensable is leading us unwittingly towards catastrophe). 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Immaculate Conception

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Friday 7th December is the feast of St. Ambrose but we are having an anticipated Mass of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This will be a solemn high Mass at St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace at 7.30 p.m. and the excellent St. Austin Singers will provide the music. Sacred ministers will be Revv. David Smith, Richard Aladics and Sean Crawley.
You might consider supporting this Mass as part of your advent observance.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Advent I

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Already the beautiful season of Advent is upon us and we have two Masses this Sunday:

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

Confessions at call.

I have spoken this evening to Marie Carroll, Jim's wife about the funeral arrangements and Jim's requiem in the Old Rite will take place at St. Edward's, Clifford on Tuesday 11th. December at 11.00 a.m. followed by interment in the church's cemetery. 


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Jim Carroll RIP

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Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. James Carroll who departed this life on Saturday 25th November at his home after a long illness patiently borne. May he rest in peace.
Jim and Marie were regular attenders at our Masses for many years until ill health curtailed their ability to travel.
Jim was always well informed and a loyal son of the Church. Our prayers go to his widow Marie.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Pentecost XXIV

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Apologies for the late posting but my computer died last week but I'm up and running again on my spanking new laptop.

On Saturday (a week earlier than usual) there will be a sung Mass in the Ordinariate Rite at 3.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's, Bradford. The canon of this Mass is a beautiful translation and its language is utterly transcendent.

On Sunday we celebrate the 24th and last Sunday after Pentecost - which means Advent is on the horizon.
We have two Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

SOLEMN REQUIEM - LEEDS CATHEDRAL

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The annual Solemn Mass of Requiem for Bishop Wheeler will take place again this Saturday 17th November at 3.00 p.m. with the venue being the Cathedral. 
Last year Bishop Marcus was the celebrant, this year the celebrant is Fr. Crawley whose role as celebrant at a solemn Mass is a first for him. A couple of years ago Fr. Abberton (R.I.P.) was the celebrant and he is pictured above at the arrival of the foot of the altar.
Thanks as always to the Cathedral Dean Mgr. Moger who always hosts this Mass superbly with his natural affability.

Reminder that there will be Low Mass on Sunday at 8.00 a.m. in the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral.

Also on Sunday which is the sixth remaining after Pentecost:

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

Confessions at call.



Thursday, November 8, 2018

Remembrance Sunday

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This Sunday marks one hundred years since the end of the First World War and all of the appalling horrors which that entailed for millions of people across the globe.

This Sunday we have two Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford - Sung Mass of Requiem, followed by prayer at the Parish War Memorial.

Next Saturday 17th November we have a Solemn High Requiem Mass at the Cathedral in Leeds for Bishop Wheeler at 3.00 p.m.

Animae eorum fidelium defunctorum requiescant in pace. Amen


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Next Cathedral lecture


LECTURES 2018-2019    


Wheeler Hall, St Anne Street 

Tuesdays @ 7.00pm







                                                                                                                                                                   Admission free; retiring collection



Tuesday 6th  November 2018

Mr. Kevin Turley

K. V. Turley is a film critic and writer who worked in the film industry for a number of years. He writes the Faith on Film column for the St. Austin Review published in the United States. He has also written many articles for Catholic publications such as National Catholic Register. Catholic World Report, Crisis, Catholic Herald and The Tablet.

St. Thomas More, Bonnie & Clyde and the Birth of New Hollywood”

(1967 was a pivotal year in Hollywood. Two films were at the centre of this transformation. One depicts a saint, the other tells a sordid tale of bank robbers. The films represent opposing philosophies, not just of filmmaking but also of the culture in which they were made. In their different ways they represent old Hollywood then dying and the New Hollywood about to move into the ascendant)



Saturday, November 3, 2018

This weekend

Thanks to Canon Wiley for offering All Saints and All Souls Masses for us at St. Joseph's, Bradford. The All Souls Day Solemn High Mass offered by Mgr. Smith assisted by Fathers Aladics and Crawley accompanied by members of the St. Austin singers was a sublime experience and there is  to be another Solemn High Mass on Friday 7th. December at St. Austin's, Wakefield.

Sunday's Mass is of the fourth remaining after the Epiphany and we have two Masses:

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

Confessions at call.

On Tuesday there is the second Cathedral Lecture to be given by Kevin Turley and I shall post details shortly.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

All Saints and All Souls

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Thursday is the Feast of All Saints - we have two Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
5.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Friday is the Feast of All Souls - we have three Masses:
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  missa solemnis with the St. Austin singers.

Confessions at call.
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On Saturday there will be a sung Mass in the Ordinariate Rite in honour of St. Winefride at St. Joseph's, Bradford at 3.00 p.m.

As always please sacrifice some of your time to hear any of these Masses.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Christ the King

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In the 1962 calendar this weekend is the feast of Christ the King, as this  always falls on the last Sunday of October. We also have the reward of gaining an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning. Please remember that BST ends at 2.00 a.m. on Sunday and to put the clock back.

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

Confessions at call.

This week there are Masses for All Saints on Thursday at Broughton and Bradford.
On Friday Masses at Broughton, Bradford and Wakefield.
On Saturday the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has Mass of Our Lady at St. Joseph's.

Details shortly.

Times to be confirmed shortly.
 


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pentecost XXII

Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's.


This weekend sees the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost and we have three Masses:

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

Confessions at call.