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.