Thursday, October 27, 2011

All Saints & All Souls

For Masses this weekend please see the previous post.

For the Feast of All Saints on Tuesday;

Monday, 31st. October, 7.30 p.m. Vigil Mass, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds.
Tuesday, 1st. November, 11.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, near Skipton.

For All Souls on Wednesday, 2nd. November 11.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, near Skipton. (and not at the usual 9.30 a.m.)

Today I attended a co-ordination meeting with Fr. Wiley, the Co-ordinator for the Extraordinary Form in Leeds, after Mass to discuss future provision.
One discussion issue was the poor attendance at some of the Masses we already have and how we can best use and if necessary re-direct the resources at our disposal. Two priests have recently put themselves forward, one to learn the Mass and the other to offer the Mass regularly. Our next meeting in the Spring will see decisions being made. As we have no evening Mass on All Saints Fr. Wiley readily agreed to offering a Vigil Mass on Monday at 7.30 p.m.

Many thanks to Fr. Parfitt for Tuesday's Mass at Bewerley. An hitherto grey day again brightened as the schola sang the Mass for the feast of St. John of Beverley. Another great Yorkshire Saint is St. Robert of Newminster who was born in Gargrave - which is part of Fr. Parfitt's own parish today. Masses at Broughton on Tuesday and Wednesday at 11.30 a.m.

Please remember the November Indulgence for the Holy Souls. A great act of charity.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Masses this weekend - CHRIST THE KING

Masses for the Feast of Christ the King this weekend are as follows:

Saturday 4.00p.m. Notre Dame Chapel, Leeds University Chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds.
Saturday 6.00p.m. St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.
Sunday 3.00p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Half term

This week our school was given an inspection. It has been a tiring week. It has been a tiring first half term back. It is now half term. My German lesson, on expressing opinions, to a year 7 class was deemed outstanding by a severe looking inspector. I realised my confidence had finally been restored when I heard this after having worried about it before my 3 month recuperation came to its gradual conclusion a month ago.

Next week is a rest planned and I am looking forward to hearing a sung Mass again at Bewerley Grange Chapel, at Pateley Bridge on Tuesday 25th. October at 11.30 a.m.
Our celebrant will be Fr. Parfitt and the schola will sing.

For this Sunday- Pentecost XX;

Saturday 6.00p.m. (Vigil) St. Mary's, Gibbett Street, Halifax.
Sunday 3.00p.m. Missa cantata, St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

So now you know...

Event: Sacred Circle Dance Weekend

Date: 04/11/2011


The Briery Retreat Centre, 38 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley, LS29 9BW

Contact: The Administrator


Led by Sylvia Williment. Friday 6pm until Sunday after lunch.

Source: forthcoming events section of the Diocesan website.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Busy weekend

This afternoon we have our first retreat in years - please see previous post. We then have four Sunday Masses.

Saturday - Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton Low Mass for the feast of St. Teresa, 9.30 a.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Harrogate Rd. Leeds, Sung Mass -St. Teresa, c. 3.00 p.m.

St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax (Vigil) Pentecost XVII

Sunday St. Joseph's, Pontefract Rd. Castleford, 3.00 p.m.
Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Pontefract, 4.00p.m.
St. Augustine's, Harehills Road, Leeds, 5.00p.m.

Please give your support to any of our initiatives. It's always nice to see new faces.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


On Saturday we have our October afternoon of recollection from 1.30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Harrogate Road, Leeds. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, a talk on the Rosary and Benediction. After a break there will be a talk on the spirituality of the Mass followed by a Missa Cantata for the Feast of St. Teresa.
It would be lovely to see good numbers attending - so please do something extra for Our Lord and Our Lady in this month traditionally dedicated to the Holy Rosary.
We hope to finish at around 4.00 p.m.
Thanks to Revv. Abberton, Hall and Wiley for making this possible.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pentecost XVII

Masses this weekend:

Saturday (Vigil Mass) St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday (Missa cantata) St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Bradford. 3.00 p.m.
St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00 p.m.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Afternoon of prayer and recollection for October

Last year I was inspired by a day of recollection at St. Joseph's in Gateshead, organised by my friend Mr. David O'Neill, the LMS rep for Hexham and Newcastle. This was given by a Priest of the FSSP and was followed by a solemn Mass.

On October 15th we are to have our own Afternoon of Recollection. There will be a sung Mass for the feast of St. Teresa, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and an opportunity for confession.
There will be two spiritual talks;
Fr. John Abberton will speak about the Holy Rosary and Fr. Michael Hall will speak about the spirituality of the EF Mass.
Both these men are powerful speakers.
Please use this opportunity to put yourself out to do something extra in this special month dedicated to the Holy Rosary.
We will start at 1.30 p.m. and finish at about 4.30 p.m.
The venue will be the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds.
Thanks to Father Wiley the Parish Priest, who is the diocesan co-ordinator for the EF Rite of Mass whose help and support has been invaluable in this initiative.

By the way - Mr. O'Neill has arranged another High Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle on Saturday 5th. November at 10.00 a.m. if you are in the area.

Feasts of the Holy Rosary and St. Bridget

Holy Mass for the Feast of the Holy Rosary at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall near Skipton on Friday 7th. October at 9.30 a.m.
Also on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. for the Feast of St. Bridget.