Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mass at Wakefield

The Battle of Wakefield (Dec. 31, 1460)
Requiem Mass on Tuesday evening at Wakefield's historic Chantry Chapel at 7.00 p.m. to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Wakefield and death of Richard, Duke of York in 1460.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Masses


Masses over the next couple of days:

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gaudete

We are already at the third Sunday of Advent.
Masses for Gaudete Sunday are as follows:

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

                         

Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy new year

Advent is upon us.

Masses this weekend

Saturday (Vigil) 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 that there is Mass every day except Sundays at Sacred Heart, Broughton at 9.30 a.m.

On Wednesday I shall be giving my little talk at the Cathedral's Wheeler Hall as part of the regular series, this is the third in this present series. My topic is about the life, works and influence of Monsignor Ronald Knox. Squeezing this into 40 odd minutes will be interesting, I hope. The talk starts at 7.00 p.m.


Friday, November 21, 2014

XXIV and last Sunday of Pentecost

Already the last Sunday after Pentecost. Tempus fugit! Next week we see the first Sunday of Advent and the start of the Church's new year.

Masses:

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ad multos annos, Bishop Stock

A NEW BISHOP FOR LEEDS

The above picture of our new Bishop, Marcus Stock is from the Leeds Diocese's website. I hope they do not mind my using it.
 May I take this opportunity to wish His Lordship all good wishes and prayers on his episcopal ordination as 10th bishop of Leeds.

Ad multos annos!

This weekend's Masses for Pentecost XXIII include:

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


A Catholic colleague at school today told me that she had recently seen my talk about Monsignor Ronald Knox advertised (on the Cathedral noticeboard) for December in the Wheeler Hall . This scared me as I still have a lot to do to it having started and roughly finished it in May. Details to follow.

Please remember to pray for those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith in this month of November dedicated as ever to the souls of the faithful departed.




Friday, November 7, 2014

Requiem Masses of Remembrance

This weekend there will be several Masses which fulfil the Sunday obligation.

Saturday - Sung Mass of Requiem- Leeds University Chaplaincy- Notre Dame, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds, 4.00 p.m. Thanks to Fr. Kravos for this.
             Also    St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday 11.00 a.m  Sacred Heart Chapel,  Broughton Hall, Skipton
             3.00 p.m. St. Peter's, Laisterdyke, Leeds Road, Bradford (Requiem)
             3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.

UPDATE  UPDATE   UPDATE

Apologies to Fr Smith of Harrogate.
I forgot to announce another extra Mass on Sunday

4.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Skipton Road, Bilton, Harrogate (Requiem)

Friday, October 31, 2014

All Saints and All Souls

Masses this weekend:

Saturday (Vigil) 6.00 p.m. St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.
Sunday             11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton (sung)
                         3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's Pontefract Road, Castleford
                         4.00 p.m. Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike


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



Sunday, October 26, 2014

This week

It will not have escaped the notice of some readers of this blog that this is the start of half-term. This has been a long half-term and I am glad to have breathing space to catch up on my extra-curricular activities. I have to finish preparing my forthcoming December talk at the Cathedral on the life of Mgr Knox, fix up some wardrobes and do the garden. Simple!

Masses for the fourth Sunday of the month are  at the usual venues and times - Halifax, Saturday 6.00 p.m., Broughton Hall, Sunday 11.00 a.m. and St. Joseph's Castleford, 3.00 p.m. It is of course the Feast of Christ the King.

During the coming week there will be two differences to the regular schedule,

On Tuesday there will be a sung Mass at Pateley' Bridge's beautiful medieval chapel at Bewerley Grange. This will be at 11.30 a.m. All hopeless cases welcome.

On Wednesday morning the funeral of Mgr. Boyle takes place at Glasgow Cathedral. Fr. Parfitt will also offer a Mass of Requiem for Mgr Boyle (who often attended Mass at Broughton when on holiday) on Wednesday morning at 11.00 a.m.

Thanks as always to Fr. Parfitt for offering these Masses.




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Of your charity


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mgr Canon Hugh Boyle, who died today at the home of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Glasgow. He was 79 and in the 52nd year of his sacred ministry. 

Mgr Boyle was a great friend to the Latin Mass Society - especially in this diocese and to Una Voce in Scotland. When I joined the LMS thirty four years ago it was Mgr Boyle who was one of the regular celebrants I remember from the start, offering Masses regularly each year at St. John's, Normanton and at the shrine of St. Margaret Clitherow in York. Mgr Boyle was celebrant at the first solemn high Mass at St Joseph's, Bradford since 1970 and by chance offered the first Mass at Killingbeck Cemetery chapel following the release of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.

In his own diocese of Glasgow Mgr Hugh was a former Archdiocesan Chancellor and Administrator of the Cathedral.

A very pragmatic, erudite and honest man, Mgr always had a kind word and a dry sense of humour. Despite his failing health I was saddened and shocked to learn of his death and my prayers go out to his family in Leeds, London and Glasgow. I shall ask Fr. Parfitt to offer Mass for the repose of his soul and I ask Almighty God to let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
  



Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pentecost XIX

Masses this weekend:

Saturday (Vigil) 6.00 p.m. St. Mary's, 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

Holy Michael Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke we humbly pray, and do thou Prince of the heavenly host, thrust down to hell, Satan and all wicked spirits who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mater ecclesia


And the tempest-tossed Church, all her eyes are on thee, as they look to thy shining sweet star of the sea.
Mater Ecclesia, ora pro nobis

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pentecost XVIII

Masses this weekend:

Saturday, Vigil Mass, Halifax, St. Mary's 6.00 p.m.

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

Advance notice - Mass at Bewerley Grange chapel near Pateley Bridge,  October 28th. 11.30 a.m. This will be a sung Mass. Thanks to Fr. Parfitt and Sr. Mary Cuthbert for this.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pentecost XVII

Masses this weekend:

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

Confessions at call.


             

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pentecost XVI

Masses for this weekend

Saturday (Vigil) 6.00 p.m. St. Mary's, Halifax

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


Due to blocked fuel pipe I was unable to attend the Mass at Preston today, but by all accounts it was a tremendous occasion with standing room only. I wish the Institute all the best in their new venture and pray that their presence will revitalise Catholic life in that area.

Friday, September 26, 2014

St. Walburge's Preston

Pontifical High Mass this Saturday (27th September) at noon at St. Walburge's, Preston. The music will be provided by the Seminarians of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and the celebrant Mgr Gilles Wach of the Institute.
I know there are people coming from far and near to hear this Mass which will be offered in the presence of Bishop Michael Campbell OSA, Bishop of Lancaster, who has offered the church to the Institute, who are also custodians of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena in New Brighton.

Church address:  Weston Street, Preston PR2 2QE

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pentecost XV

Masses this weekend:

Saturday - Vigil Mass, St. Mary's, Halifax, 6.00 p.m.

Sunday - Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton, 11.00 a.m.
               St. Joseph's, Pontefract, 3.00 p.m.
               Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike, 4.00 p.m.

Please pray for our new bishop.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We have a Bishop

 
It was a great relief to learn the Holy Father has appointed the tenth Bishop of Leeds in the person of Mgr Marcus Stock, who is a Priest of the archdiocese of Birmingham and Secretary to the Bishop's Conference.
I pray that Bishop-elect Stock will quickly settle in to his new role and wish him every happiness in his new position. Ad multos annos!
I shall write to his Lordship in the coming weeks to offer him our best wishes.
I should also like to put on record my sincere thanks to Mgr John Wilson for his solicitude over the last couple of years, especially in permitting Fr Wiley to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the absence of a Bishop in 2013 and for permitting an early celebration of the Easter Vigil earlier this year due to pastoral need.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Masses tomorrow:

11.30 a.m. Sacred Heart chapel, Broughton Hall
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Castleford
3.00 p.m. St. Peter's Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford (Sung Mass)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pentecost XIII

Masses this weekend for the thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost:

Saturday - 6.00 p.m. Halifax, St. Mary's, Gibbet Street.

Sunday- 11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton. (Sung)
                 3.00 p.m . Castleford,  St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road.

No Mass at Heckmondwike.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Holiday reflections


We have just returned from a very enjoyable rest in northern France. Mass last Sunday was offered by a priest of the Institute of Christ the King in the chapel of Our Lady of Fatima school at Chapelle d'Armentieres near Lille (pictured in the internet photo). This substantial chapel was filled to capacity with a lot of people (including us) standing at the back. What was instantly noticeable was the number of young and very young families. It was unusual to feel like a very old oldie at Mass and to hear little lots of little babies crying throughout the Mass as their older siblings were silent watching what was happening in the sanctuary. Also noticeable was the inevitable and seemingly unending stream of small children processing in and out with maman or papa for the customary visits to the toilet! Despite this activity the atmosphere was one of unity of purpose and absolute reverence. Another ICKSP priest heard confessions during Mass. At one point a little girl walked over to the priest for a little chat as he sat there and it was enchanting to watch her radiant little face as he was obviously telling her something very important sitting on the step of the box at his feet! The eldest server of a total of ten was about 15 and the youngest no older than 4 years old. The younger boys sat on the altar steps during the sermon. It was an occasion where the buzz expression of "community" fizzled away in my mind and there was a real sense of family. 
The ICKSP are to take charge of another church in northern England. As I reported earlier this year they are to become custodians of St Walburge's in Preston at the invitation of Bishop Campbell of Lancaster. The inaugural Mass of the Institute's tenure will take place in September and I shall post details later. It will be a solemn high Mass offered by Mgr Wach in the presence of Bishop Campbell. I hope that this church will also see standing room only in years to come.

Masses on Sunday in this diocese:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart chapel, Broughton Hall
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Castleford

No Mass at Heckmondwike next week as Fr. Abberton will be in Lourdes.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pentecost X

Masses this weekend:

Saturday - St Mary's Halifax at 6.00 p.m.
Sunday - Sacred Heart, Broughton at 11.00 a.m.
              St. Joseph's, Castleford at 3.00 p.m.
              Holy Spirit, Heckmondwike at 4.00 p.m.

Friday's Mass at Broughton for the Assumption saw a good attendance, a thought provoking sermon and was concluded with the litany of Loreto. Many thanks, as ever, to Fr. Parfitt for this. Reminder that Mass is offered each weekday in the old Rite at 9.30 a.m. and at 11.00 a.m. on Sundays.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Pentecost IX

Masses this weekend for the ninth Sunday after Pentecost:

Saturday St Mary's, Halifax 6.00 p.m.
Sunday   Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton 11.00 a.m.
              St. Peter's, Laisterdyke, Bradford 3.00 p.m. (sung)
              St. Joseph's, Castleford 3.00 p.m.
             
Reminder also that this week sees the feast of the Assumption. Mass at Broughton Hall at 11.00 a.m.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Latest LMS video

The LMS has produced another excellent instructional video about the Mass and the direction the priest faces whilst offering the sacrifice.
Please copy, paste and follow this link : http://www.lmschairman.org/2014/08/video-on-mass-ad-orientem.html
I have tried to embed this video with little success and the children are all away. Sorry to do it the old fashioned way.

Monday, August 4, 2014

100 years

100 years

Requiescant in pace.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pentecost VIII

Sunday Masses this weekend are as follows:

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

Sunday at Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m. *
                Castleford, St. Joseph's. 3.00 p.m.
                Heckmondwike, Holy Spirit. 4.00 p.m.

* There is an event in the grounds at Broughton Hall which will not affect the Mass but may cause traffic to be heavier than usual so please allow yourself a little extra time for travelling.

Masses each day next week at Broughton Hall at 9.30 a.m.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pentecost VII

Apologies to those of you who went to Halifax this evening, I only found out as I was en route that the Mass had been cancelled because Mgr Smith had missed his flight. Regular time of 6.00 p.m. resumes next week.

Masses tomorrow:
11.00 a.m. at Broughton
3.00 p.m. At Castleford

Please watch this blog for any changes over the holiday period. I shall be spending time near Wisque in August and so there will be no Mass at Notre Dame, Leeds on the last Saturday of August.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pentecost VI

Masses for tomorrow

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.  

Friday, July 11, 2014

No Mass at Halifax

There will be no Mass at Halifax this week or next as the Parish Priest is away.
Masses on Sunday for the fifth Sunday of Pentecost are as follows:

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

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Le grand tour

Unless you have been asleep during the last few weeks you will know that this diocese is the place where this year's Tour de France is starting this weekend. Over 1000 roads are to be closed over the next three days and this is having a lot of impact on weekend Masses in both Rites in many parishes.

There will be no first Friday Mass tomorrow at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Moortown, Leeds. As Broughton Hall is now a huge campsite the first Sunday Mass at sacred Heart has been CANCELLED. This is only the second time in over 30 years that this has happened (the last time was the early nineteen-eighties when flooding occurred).

Unaffected Masses -

Saturday Halifax, St. Mary's, Gibbet Street 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, Castleford, St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road 3.00 p.m.
             Heckmondwike, Holy Spirit, Bath Road 4.00 p.m.

Happy cycling. The Madonna del Ghisallo was named patron saint of bicyclists by Pope Pius XII.

Monday, June 16, 2014


Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Thursday is at 9.30 a.m. at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall near Skipton.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Blessed Trinity


Masses for the Feast of the Blessed and Undivided Trinity

Saturday (Vigil) 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, June 7, 2014

Pentecost


VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS

Masses for this beautiful Feast this weekend

Saturday - Vigil 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
            -  3.00 p.m. St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford (Missa Cantata)


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Excellent afternoon



An excellent turnout, excellent music and a delightful tea after Mass made for a very worthwhile afternoon today at our Mass to mark the centenary of the opening of Holy Spirit church at Heckmondwike. Many thanks to all who made this possible - here's to the next hundred years! 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Ascension Sunday


We have four Masses this weekend to observe the external solemnity of the Ascension:

Saturday (Vigil) - 6.00 p.m. St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.
Sunday              11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton (Sung Mass)
                          3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford
                          4.00 p.m. Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike (Sung Mass)

The Mass at Heckmondwike is part of the church's centenary celebrations and I am very grateful that we have been invited to share in those celebrations which of course bring G.K. Chesterton, Fr. Brown and Mgr. O'Connor to mind. The photo shows the recently renovated and redecorated Holy Spirit Church. This church has one of the most beautiful statues of Our Lady I have ever seen. Refreshments after Mass.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ascension Thursday

Mass for the Ascension will be at 9.30 a.m. at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall near Skipton (and not at 11.00 a.m.)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Easter V

Masses on Sunday

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall
3.00 p.m. St Joseph's, Pontefract Rd. Castleford

Please remember our big event at Heckmondwike next Sunday at 4.00 p.m..

Friday, May 16, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Masses this weekend

Saturday (Vigil) - 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.

Friday, May 9, 2014

This weekend

There is no Mass on Saturday at St. Mary's, Halifax as Mgr Smith is away.
On Sunday we have three Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, near Skipton.
3.00 p.m.   St Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford. Missa cantata.
3.00 p.m.   St. Joseph's, Pontefract Rd. Castleford.

This morning the latest edition of Mass of Ages, the LMS quarterly, dropped through the letterbox and a very enjoyable read it proved to be. The articles on Fr. Brown and Chesterton were particularly relevant in view of the fact that we are to have a sung Mass on the first Sunday in June (1st. June) at Holy Spirit, Heckmondwike, as part of that church's centenary celebrations. I have written before of the links with Chesterton and the then Parish Priest Fr. John O'Connor. Chesterton was received into the Church by Fr. O'Connor and it was on Fr. O'Connor that Chesterton based his fictional detective Fr. Brown.
The American Chesterton expert Dale Ahlquist recently delivered a talk at Holy Spirit about this.
The present Parish Priest, Fr. Abberton, regularly offers the traditional Mass at Holy Spirit and he will be the celebrant at the Mass in June - the external solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord. Mass at 4.00p.m.
  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

LMS York pilgrimage - video

The LMS has produced a short video about the recent pilgrimage to York. Please follow the link
http://youtu.be/Brz8emd67l4

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saints Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, pray for us



Divine Mercy Sunday, Low Sunday, Dominica in albis, Quasimodo Sunday has as its Gospel the incredulous Thomas, who utters those amazing words - My Lord and my God! - when he realises that the body, blood, soul and divinity of the risen Lord is before him - burning with love.

Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, near Skipton
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Rd. Castleford




Thursday, April 24, 2014

NOT ACCEPTABLE

It appears that some querulous individuals from a neighbouring diocese have started up their old proud antics again - refusing to leave church after Mass and now more alarmingly - verbally abusing some of the clergy. This is not acceptable. The information about these unfortunate people has been passed on to various authorities to appraise and moreover to warn them of the activities of this insidious minority.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

The Triduum is over for another year. The Lenten fast is over for another year. Easter is here. Deo gratias, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

I am extremely grateful to Fr. Kravos for letting us use the chapel again and to the serving team for carrying out their duties with enthusiasm and gravitas. Thanks also, of course, to Fr. Hall for the punishing hard work he has done over the last three days, travelling, offering the Masses, preaching and hearing confessions. Please pray for Father's sister, whose pleasure it was this evening to be received into the Church by her brother.
Thanks to Mike Murphy for his excellent singing at the vigil and to all those who made the effort to attend the ceremonies.

Masses on Easter Sunday - 11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall near Skipton
                                         3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Castleford
                                         4.00 p.m. Holy Spirit, Heckmondwike





Monday, April 14, 2014

THE SACRED TRIDUUM

Thanks to Mgr Wilson, the Apostolic Administrator, we are again able to celebrate the Sacred Triduum this year at NOTRE DAME chapel, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds LS2 9BN , which is part of the Catholic Chaplaincy to the University of Leeds. Thanks again to the chaplain Father Kravos and moreover to our celebrant Father M. Hall.

Maundy Thursday   7.30 p.m.

Good Friday  3.00 p.m.

Holy Saturday  2.30 p.m. (by special dispensation)


Masses also at Broughton Hall near Skipton on Spy Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. and on Holy Thursday at 5.15 p.m.


Confessions available before all Masses.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Good news for St. Walburge's, Preston


It was very pleasing to learn this morning that the church of St. Walburge in Preston (Lancaster diocese) has been given over to the charge of the Institute of Christ the King, on a similar basis as to that which operates in the Wirral's Saints Peter, Paul and Philomena (Diocese of Shrewsbury). The church will become a place of Eucharistic adoration and the Institute will take over the daily running of the church later in the year. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Next week

There are some events which I would like to draw to your attention over the next few days:

Tuesday 25th March - Mass for the feast of the Incarnation  - Sacred Heart,  Broughton Hall near Skipton, 9.30 a.m.

Saturday 29th March - National annual pilgrimage to York in honour of St Margaret Clitherow and the York Martyrs - High Mass at St Wilfrid's, York. There will be no Mass at Notre Dame, Leeds as I shall be at the Mass in York.

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On Sunday 30th we have an extra sung  Mass at St. Joseph's, Bilton Harrogate at 4.00 p.m.
On Monday 31st we have an extra Mass at St Ignatius, Ossett at 7.30 p.m.

Third Sunday of Lent


Masses this weekend

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


Next week there will be an extra Mass (sung) at St. Joseph's, Skipton Road,  Bilton, Harrogate at 4.00 p.m.offered  by Fr. David Smith of the army, and as always with the blessing of Fr. Byrne, the PP.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Congratulations to Archbishop McMahon


The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham as Archbishop of Liverpool. I have met his grace on several occasions at Latin Mass events and Masses and have always found him to be  charming and courteous. I wish him every success in taking on Liverpool.
Photo - Bishop McMahon at the 2013 LMS training event at Radcliffe College near Leicester.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

More on Chesterton

The Return of Chesterton
Yesterday I reported that Dale Ahlquist will be speaking at Heckmondwike in April, later that day he will be speaking in Leeds.
Here are the details, courtesy of the Leeds Diocese website:
On Sunday  April 6th Dale Ahlquist will be speaking at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Heckmondwike on "G.K. Chesterton and the Real Father Brown" at 2pm.

Holy Spirit Church was built by Fr. John O'Connor, the priest upon whom Chesterton based the famous detective Fr. Brown. The Church is celebrating its centennial this year. 

Following the afternoon lecture, Dale will be speaking at Leeds Cathedral for the Cathedral's ongoing lecture series. It will be in the Wheeler Hall at 7.15pm  on the  "The Return of Chesterton".  

For more information on Chesterton click on:  www.chesterton.org