Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Masses


Masses this Christmas

Christmas Eve

Notre Dame, University of Leeds Catholic Chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds, 7.00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton, 11.30 p.m.

Christmas Day

Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton, 11.00 a.m. AND NOT AT 11.30 A.M. AS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED. My apologies for not noticing this typo before.



Friday, November 8, 2013

I believe in....the resurrection of the body and life everlasting

I believe in purgatory. I value the ability to hear Requiem Masses for the dead and offer up prayers for the dead. I regularly go to Ypres and offer prayers for my great grandfather who fell there in October 1917.
I hold dear the fact that the Church allows the Requiem Mass to be offered on Sunday for those who fell in battle in two world wars and other wars since, fighting the menaces faced by our country.

This weekend:

Saturday 6.00 p.m. St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton, Skipton.
             3.00 p.m. St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford.
             3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thank you

Prayerful thanks to all of those of you who have sent your condolences, Mass intentions, beautiful cards and letters of sympathy, attended the Requiem or assured us of your prayers over recent weeks and days. Mass will be offered for your intentions
It was very good to catch up with people this morning at the Mass at Broughton for the Feast of All Saints. There was a good attendance - I'm always glad to see young families at our Masses and there were a lot of little children at Broughton today.

Masses this weekend:

Masses for the feast of All Souls

Saturday 2nd November - Broughton Hall at 9.00a.m, 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.

Masses for the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany.

Saturday 2nd. November - (Vigil) St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax at 6.00 p.m.
Sunday   3rd. November - Broughton Hall, near Skipton at 11.00 a.m. (Missa cantata).
                                    - St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford at 3.00 p.m.
                                    - Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike at 4.00 p.m.

During recent weeks there has been Mass at St Austin's, Wakefield - the first of many I hope and plans are now afoot for regular Solemn Masses in the diocese.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Of your charity

Please pray for the repose of the soul of my mother, Carole Christine who died at lunchtime today (Tuesday)  following 72 hours of the most utterly appalling suffering I have ever had to witness and experience. 
I think I am in a state of shock because everybody is telling me it hasn't yet properly "hit me": it cannot have, because after over 4 months of making sure all of my routine has fit in with appointments, trips to consultants, clinics, pharmacies, day centres, radiotherapy recovery sessions, Marie Curie, and more importantly with arranging 24 hour support without a day off myself, I'm now becoming anxious that I shall be unable to think of what to worry about next apart from reporting forthcoming events and serving Mass at a good number of our venues which I have been unable to attend. The last sixteen weeks have been exhausting and I am sorry to have been unable to keep things up to date. 

I shall provide an update on diocesan events soon.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pentecost XVIII

Holy Masses this weekend for the 18th Sunday of Pentecost are as follows:

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

Reminder
Mass on Thursday 26th September at Bewerley Grange Chapel, Pateley Bridge. Missa cantata at 6.30 p.m.

Forthcoming event

I have been asked to advertise the following event again, which I am more than happy to do. One of my children enjoyed this event greatly last year.

Book now for the Young Catholic Adults weekend event at Cold Ash Retreat Centre (a couple of miles from Douai Abbey, which was booked up this year).

 *It will be include the following speakers:- Fr Gregory Person OP, Fr Matthew Goddard FSSP  Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP,and Br. Gabriel Wilson O.S.B.
* There will be a Marian Procession, Rosaries, Sung/High Masses, Confession and socials.
* Gregorian Chant Workshops will also be running, this year led by the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge.
How to Book for the retreat

Prices start at £35 per night. For more details/options,  please see:- http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk/events.htm for the online booking service:or see the booking form on the events page.
If you have any queries, please ring Margaret on 07515 805015 or Damian on
07908105787.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mass at Bewerley

I am delighted to announce that we shall be having Mass again at the charming Bewerley Grange Chapel, near Pateley Bridge. The Mass is in honour of Our Lady and will be on Thursday 26th. September at 6.30 p.m. 

Fr. Parfitt has asked my to remind readers that next Sunday the Mass at Broughton (15th September) will be at the earlier time of 10.00 a.m.

Friday, September 6, 2013

First Friday

Tomorrow is the First Friday of the month and there will be two public EF Masses in the diocese:

9.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
7.30 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds


This weekend marks the Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost - there are 5 Masses. September 8th is also the Feast of the Nativity of Our Blessed Lady.

Saturday 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. Peter's, Leeds Road, Bradford (Sung)
              3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford
              4.00 p.m. Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike (but no Mass next week)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Prayers please

My Mother is now very close to the end of her life on earth and today I received my "final instructions" about various things she wants to happen to her possessions and regarding her funeral. Her ultimate wish is to be buried with our son, who would have been twelve. The aggressive cancer has spread to the major organs of her body. She is in no physical pain, generally conscious but also anxious about what the end will be like. Our daughters have massaged her feet, combed her hair, helped her do things she cannot now do herself and more importantly kept her informed about everything that's been going on in their lives mingled with family gossip.  
Please remember her and us in your prayers.
Thank you.

Our Lady, Morning Star and Refuge in Grief, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

Monday, August 26, 2013

This week

Please accept my apologies for not having published details of the Masses for last Sunday (Pentecost XIV), a domestic family emergency has taken up most of my free time recently.

On Tuesday there will be Mass at Broughton at the usual time of 9.30 a.m. and I have received the following from my colleague in Hallam;
Tuesday 27th August 2013Low Mass (1962 Rite) with hymns
St Theresa's Church, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, S2 1EY
Time: 7.30 p.m.


On Saturday there will be Mass at
Notre Dame Chapel. St Mark's Avenue, Leeds at 4.00 p.m. (Vigil)
St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax at 6.00 p.m. (Vigil)

On Sunday
Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, near Skipton at 11.00 a.m. 
St. Joseph's., Pontefract Road, Castleford at 3.00 p.m. 
No Mass at Heckmondwike this week until next Sunday.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Pentecost XIII


It was lovely to see so many people at Mass at Broughton yesterday for the feast of the Assumption of  Our Lady.

Masses this weekend for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost are as follows:

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


Monday, August 12, 2013

Assumption


Thanks to Fr. Hall for an intriguing and fresh response to today's Gospel, an account of the parable of the Good Samaritan - it provided me with a week's food for thought.

On Thursday we have the obligatory holy day Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady which is one of our remaining unmoved to the nearest Sunday Feasts.

Mass at Broughton Hall's Sacred Heart near Skipton at 11.00 a.m. and at St. Osmund's, Long Lane, Breightmet, Bolton at 7.30 p.m. in Salford diocese.

On Saturday (17th. November) there will be a sung Mass at Markenfield Hall, near Ripon (HG4 3AD) at 11.00 a.m. The celebrant will be Fr. Ronald Creighton-Jobe Cong. Orat. with Fr. Adrian Convery O.S.B. and other monks as choir from Ampleforth. The Mass will be a Requiem for Sir Thomas Markenfield and other family members who were driven into exile and starvation following the 1569 Rising of the North.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pentecost XII

This Sunday is the twelfth Sunday of Pentecost - as I already intimated in my last post there will be no Mass at Halifax until next Saturday.

Sunday
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.
3.00 p.m. St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Bradford. (Sung Mass)
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.


Sunday, August 4, 2013

UPDATE

Due to the parish pilgrimage to Walsingham there will be no Mass at Holy Spirit, Heckmondwike on Sunday 4th August - apologies for not having remembered this sooner.
ALSO - there will be no Mass next Saturday at Halifax as Mgr Smith is unavailable.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Back from holidays


After a week on the continent and a week of doing barely anything I am now feeling refreshed enough to start being sociable again and doing some work - as well as lots more holiday reading.
This weekend is the first of the month and Masses for Pentecost XI are as follows:

Saturday - 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, July 20, 2013

Pentecost IX

Mass at Halifax on Saturday resumes tomorrow as Mgr Smith has now returned from Rome and Lourdes.

Masses this weekend:

Saturday
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.

I see that one of the worst kept secrets ever has now become official news and that the Oratorians are to take over the parish of St. Wilfrid's in York. The Oratory at Oxford is much too small for the community there and I understand that some of the community are unable to reside in the presbytery (where I have served Mass several times).

It will be interesting to see how this develops and if the York Oratory enjoys the same success as those in Birmingham, Oxford, Manchester and London.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Masses this weekend

At Masses this weekend please remember two of our celebrants who are celebrating 25 years of priestly ministry this week. Fr. Richard Aladics and Fr. Tim Wiley are both good friends to the LMS and on behalf of the Society I should like to extend our very good wishes and prayers to them. Ad multos annos Fathers!

Masses on Sunday:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.
3.00 p.m. St. Peter's, Leeds Rd. Laisterdyke, Bradford. (Sung Mass)
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Rd. Castleford.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer cancellations and Masses this weekend

Due to other parish commitments/events there will be no Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Moortown this Friday (first in July). ALSO there will be no Masses for the next two Saturdays in Halifax. It has been impossible to find substitute priests this year.

First Friday Mass at Broughton Hall at 9.30 a.m.
Masses for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost this Sunday are as follows:

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



Friday, June 28, 2013

Saints Peter and Paul

This weekend marks the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. This is a truly Roman feast.
Masses are as follows:

Saturday - 9.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall,  Skipton
                4.00 p.m. Notre Dame, Leeds University Chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds
                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

   

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pentecost V

Masses this weekend for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost (22 and 23 June):

Saturday 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.
              4.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Skipton Road, Bilton, Harrogate - Missa Cantata.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pentecost IV

Masses this weekend for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost:

Saturday 15th. June St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax, 6.00 p.m.
Sunday 16th. June Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, 11.00 a.m.
                             St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford, 3.00 p.m.
                             Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike, 4.00 p.m.

Reminder that next week (23rd. June) we have a Missa Cantata at St. Joseph's, Bilton, Harrogate at 4.00 p.m. A faithful parishioner has been doing all the spade work to organise our Masses over recent months there and I am very grateful to him. It has been of some concern to me that some priests in the Harrogate deanery have refused to advertise these Masses, as if there has been no Summorum Pontificum. Alas some clergy are still locked in a 1970s time warp. I have no desire to invite controversy but such pastors really do need to take a reality check and realise that orthodoxy didn't end with Vatican II and that the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Mass can co-exist in harmony. We still profess the same Creed and follow the same Catechism - or do we?

Friday, June 7, 2013

An evening of Sacraments

Just over two dozen people attended Mass for the Sacred Heart at the church of the Immaculate Heart in Leeds this evening - and a very pleasant festal Mass it was - thanks to Fr. Wiley, the Dean of North Leeds for this and also for having conferred the Rite of Confirmation on two young lads beforehand.  The lads are regular servers at our Masses around the diocese. Mgr. Wilson, the Vicar Capitular (or Diocesan Administrator in newspeak) had sent special permission for this Sacrament to be conferred this day by Fr. Wiley and in accordance with the books of 1962 in the absence of an Ordinary. The boys had their confessions heard before the ceremonies, as did others.
We sang Come Holy Ghost before the Confirmation and Sweet Heart of Jesus at the conclusion of Mass, with a Salve Regina and the Tantum ergo in and amongst.
The boys took the names Benedict and Dominic.
Deo gratias!
 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Good news


I have just been greatly cheered with news from Fr. Abberton in Heckmondwike. The scaffolding is down and Masses will resume there on June 16th. at 4.00 p.m. Reminder nearer the time.

Monday, June 3, 2013

PLEASE NOTE

Due to crossing of wires there will be NO MASS at St. Peter's, Bradford, next Sunday (9th. June)  due to the annual parish procession of the Blessed Sacrament. Please pray for good weather for them. Normal schedule for us to be resumed in July.
There will however be a sung Mass at St. Joseph's, Bilton on Sunday 23rd. June at 4.00 p.m.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

This week


Mass every day this week at Broughton Hall at 9.30 a.m. (Sundays 11.00 a.m.)

Friday is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and there will be a Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Moortown, Leeds at 7.30 p.m. preceded by Confirmations at 7.00 p.m. Opportunity for confession.

Corpus Christi Sunday

Come to the banquet!

It has been half term and a long week. My father in law's requiem Mass went ahead faultlessly followed by burial at Bradford's historic Undercliffe Cemetery. We are all grateful for the kind wishes and Masses.

This weekend we observe the external solemnity of Corpus Christi.

Masses - Saturday - 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 - Heckmondwike is still out of use but Fr. Abberton assures me that the normal schedule will be resumed as soon as possible after removal of the scaffolding.)




Thursday, May 23, 2013

Trinity


Masses this weekend

Saturday 
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.

Reminder - next week
TUESDAY 28 MAY - Bewerley Grange Chapel, Pateley Bridge, 11.30 a.m. (St. Augustine)
THURSDAY - 30 MAY - Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, 11.00 a.m. (Corpus Christi)

Confirmations

The First Friday of June will see Confirmations administered according to the 1962 Rite, by the Dean of North Leeds and Vicar Forane  in the absence of an Ordinary and with the permission of the Vicar Capitular. These will take place at Immaculate Heart, Moortown, Leeds on Friday June 7th. at 7.00 p.m. - the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A little treat

Mr. Forbester of York who is a regular singer at many LMS events and founder of the Rudgate Singers has put a video recording of the Mass at York a few weeks ago on Youtube. You will hear the quality of the singing, the preaching and the ceremony. Thanks to Mike for this.
http://youtu.be/varAxW6HuQk

Friday, May 17, 2013

Of your charity

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Of your charity please say a prayer for the repose of the soul of my father in law who died peacefully this afternoon after much suffering patiently borne.
May he rest in peace.
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Pentecost

Sunday is the birthday of the Church.

Masses this weekend:

Saturday at St. Mary's, Halifax at 6.00 p.m.

Sunday at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton at 11.00 a.m.
                St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford at 3.00 p.m.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Another busy week ahead


This week sees the feast of the Ascension and although it is no longer a holy day in this country there will be Mass on Thursday at Sacred Heart, Broughton at the later time of 11.00 a.m.

On Saturday there will be Masses at Notre Dame chapel, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds at 4.00 p.m. (sung) and at St. Mary's Halifax at 6.00 p.m.
On Sunday Masses at Broughton at 11.00 a.m., at St. Peter's,  Bradford at 3.00 p.m. (sung), St. Joseph's, Castleford at 3.00 p.m. and at St. Joseph's, Skipton Road, Bilton, Harrogate at 4.00 p.m.

This means we have access to 6 Sunday Masses offered by six different priests - please do all you can to attend one of them. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

An occasion to remember


The Mass at St. Wilfrid's in York today was by any standard an excellent occasion. The setting, the music, the ceremony and the sermon were as good as any I have yet seen and heard. Revv Montjean, Hall and Cahill carried out their duties confidently under the hawk-eyed MC. At Benediction it was again a pleasure to see Fr. Brown of the University of Bradford give Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Another Leeds Priest was also in the congregation and a good number of Leeds members were able to join us and serve and be involved in the procession. 

A lady and her daughter to whom I spoke at Immaculate Heart last year when Bishop Rifan visited us were present at the Mass in their native York and the lady was very complimentary about this blog - I now know who my reader is!

The picture above is by way of Leo Darroch, President of Una Voce who was the Armstrong Jones of Ushaw a few years ago at our conferences there.

Thanks be to Almighty God for such an inspiring day.

Friday, May 3, 2013

This weekend

This weekend is going to be very busy and so there will be no First Friday Mass at Immaculate Heart, Leeds but Mass will be offered as usual at Sacred Heart, Broughton at 9.30 a.m.

Mass at Broughton again on Saturday morning at 9.30 a.m.
In York on Saturday there will be the annual pilgrimage to York beginning with Mass at St. Wilfrid's next to the Minster at 1.30 p.m. followed by a procession to English Martyrs via the Shambles and the home of St. Margaret Clitherow, in whose honour the occasion takes place. It is very moving to pass the spot on the Ouse Bridge which marks the spot of her disgraceful and heroic death. Benediction at English Martyrs with veneration of the relic of St. Margaret.
Mass at Halifax at 6.00 p.m.

On Sunday the Mass at Broughton Hall will be a Missa Cantata at 11.00 a.m.
Low Mass at Castleford, St. Joseph's at 3.00 p.m. but due to ongoing building works no Mass at Heckmondwike.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

May


May is the month of our Blessed Lady

Let us try to offer at least a decade of the Rosary each day for the liberation and exaltation of the Church, the Holy Father and the Propagation of the Faith.

We have a busy weekend ahead and I'll post on this tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It made me smile

I am always suspicious when a child at school prefaces something with the question - you're a Catholic aren't you Sir? Is it true that Catholics can't do this or that or did you read that in the paper etc.
Today the question was followed with a twinkling eye and then another question - what do you get when cross a Jehova's Witness with an atheist?
It appears to be somebody who walks down the road knocking on doors for no particular reason.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Lifted


Father Zuhlsdorf has done us a great service, producing extracts from the Pope's latest sermon about the Sacrament of Penance. I reproduce it below with Fr. Z's own remarks cut - so as to hear only the Pope's voice as we read. The original can be found on the WDTPRS blog.


Commenting on the First Letter of St. John, which states ” God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all,” Francis Pope pointed out that “we all have darkness in our lives,” moments “where everything, even our consciousness, is in the dark”, but this – he pointed out – does not mean we walk in darkness:
“Walking in darkness means being overly pleased with ourselves, believing that we do not need salvation. That is darkness! When we continue on this road of darkness, it is not easy to turn back. Therefore, John continues, because this way of thinking made him reflect: ‘If we say we are without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us‘. Look to your sins, to our sins, we are all sinners, all of us … This is the starting point. But if we confess our sins, He is faithful, He is so just He forgives us our sins, cleansing us from all unrighteousness…The Lord who is so good, so faithful, so just that He forgives.”
When the Lord forgives us, He does justice” – continued the Pope – first to himself, “because He came to save and forgive“, welcoming us with the tenderness of a Father for his children: “The Lord is tender towards those who fear,  to those who come to Him “and with tenderness,” He always understand us”. He wants to gift us the peace that only He gives. ”  “This is what happens in the Sacrament of Reconciliation” even though “many times we think that going to confession is like going to the dry cleaner” to clean the dirt from our clothes:
“But Jesus in the confessional is not a dry cleaner: it is an encounter with Jesus, but with this Jesus who waits for us, who waits for us just as we are. “But, Lord, look … this is how I am”, we are often ashamed to tell the truth: ‘I did this, I thought this’. But shame  is a true Christian virtue,  and even human … the ability to be ashamed:  I do not know if there is a similar saying in Italian, but in our country to those who are never ashamed are called “sin verg├╝enza’: this means ‘the unashamed ‘, because they are people who do not have the ability to be ashamed and to be ashamed is a virtue of the humble, of the man and the woman who are humble. ”
Pope Francis continued: “ we must have trust, because when we sin we have an advocate with the Father, “Jesus Christ the righteous.” And He “supports us before the Father” and defends us in front of our weaknesses. But you need to stand in front of the Lord “with our truth of sinners”, “with confidence, even with joy, without masquerading… We must never masquerade before God.” And shame is a virtue: “blessed shame.” “This is the virtue that Jesus asks of us: humility and meekness”.
“Humility and meekness are like the frame of a Christian life. A Christian must always be so, humble and meek. And Jesus waits for us to forgive us. We can ask Him a question: Is going to confession like to a torture session?  No! It is going to praise God, because I, a sinner , have been saved by Him. And is He waiting for me to beat me? No, with tenderness to forgive me. And if tomorrow I do the same? Go again, and go and go and go …. He always waits for us. This tenderness of the Lord, this humility, this meekness …. ”
This confidence, concluded Pope Francis “gives us room to breathe.” “The Lord give us this grace, the courage to always go to Him with the truth, because the truth is light and not the darkness of half-truths or lies before God. It give us this grace! So be it. “
I will endorse Fr. Z's plea for us to frequent the Sacrament - and a reminder we have Confession at call at all our Masses.
Different voice, different Pope, different radio, same message.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Easter IV


Masses this weekend, sometimes called Justice Sunday, will be offered according to the books of 1962  as follows:

Saturday (Vigil) St. Mary's, Halifax 6.00 p.m.
Sunday             Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton, 11.00 a.m.
                        St. Joseph's, Castleford, 3.00 p.m.

For your diary - Mass in Harrogate at St. Joseph's, Bilton, Harrogate on Sunday 12th. May at 4.00 p.m. Thanks to Fathers Byrne (PP) and Smith for this. I hope there will be enough Mass booklets this time.

Today I received a little package from the Latin Mass Society - thankfully not with some onerous distribution task, but a Sunday Missal I bought from them via the online second hand book and missal service   http://www.lms.org.uk/resources/second_hand_catalogue 
I recently gave my previous worn copy of Fr. Stedman's Sunday missal to a serious enquirer and have since sought to replace it. For a few pounds I have picked up a very decent replacement in super condition from the LMS. 
I wonder if anybody knows where I can obtain a copy of the new St. Edmund Campion missal and hymnal from an outlet in this country, which is published by the American Corpus Christi Watershed Organisation? 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I'm reading

 

Dr. James Haggerty's latest work about a former Bishop of Leeds and Archbishop of Westminster, John Cardinal  Heenan, has been waiting for about a fortnight on my bedside table (as has his work about a former Leeds priest and Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Hinsley). Heenan himself wrote a biography of Hinsley which I hope to read before tackling Haggert's opus.
I shall offer a commentary on the book when I have finished reading it. What is eminently clear is Heenan's love of the Priesthood and his notion of service and sacrifice.