Friday, May 29, 2015

Trinity Sunday

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This weekend sees the Feast of the Blessed Trinity which ranks as one of my personal favourites. We had planned to have a Solemn high Mass but due to circumstances beyond my control this has had to be postponed. There will be a high Mass at the Cathedral in November.

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.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pentecost - birthday of the Church


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.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Next week

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Next week is half term and again we are to have Mass at Bewerley Grange chapel near Pateley Bridfe in Upper Nidderdale. This will be on Tuesday 26th May at 11.30 a.m. It will be a sung Mass. Reminder to follow. Thanks to Fr. Parfitt for this Mass.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Ascension Sunday

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This Sunday is the external solemnity of the Ascension - reminder that we have our second Mass at the cathedral on Sunday morning.

Saturday           (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday              St. Anne’s Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds. 8.00 a.m.
                           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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ascension Thursday


Mass on Thursday for the feast as it appears in the Missal and its scriptural day is at 9.30 a.m. at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Easter V


Saturday (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
              (Vigil) Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardigan Road, Leeds. 5.30 p.m.       
   
Sunday   Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a,m,
              (Sung)  St. Peter’s, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford. 3.00 p.m.

               St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00 p.m.



Commentary for the Readings in the Extraordinary Form:
Fifth Sunday after Easter
"If you ask the Father anything in My Name, He will give it to you. . .Ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full" (Gospel).
Petition Sunday, followed by Rogation Days! We petition the Father's blessing upon springtime planting in the fields; yes, and in our souls. We ask in the "Name" of Jesus. He intercedes for us with the Father.
We must ask only for what keeps us on the Christian road. "I go to the Father," is the signpost on this road to which Jesus points. The Epistle warns us of a dangerous detour, if we ignore this road guide. Religion is vain unless one be a "doer" and not a "hearer" only. "Religion pure and undefiled" in our interior life, means keeping "oneself unspotted;" in our social life, it means the spiritual and corporal works of mercy to all "in their tribulation."
Excerpted from My Sunday Missal, Confraternity of the Precious Blood from :
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2015-05-10#trad

Friday, May 1, 2015

Easter IV

This weekend marks the fourth Sunday after Easter and the month of May, traditionally devoted to our Blessed Mother.

Let us remember our suffering fellow Christians in the Middle East at this time.

Masses in the EF form:

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

Commentary for the Readings in the Extraordinary Form:
Fourth Sunday after Easter

"If I do not go, the Advocate will not come;. . .but if I go, I will send Him to you. . .He will (convince) the world. . .of justice" (Gospel).
The Sunday of Justice, interior and social! The Holy Spirit descends upon us with His seven Gifts at our Confirmation (symbolized by the Dove). He puts before us the imitation of Christ's sinless example, since "the prince of this world" had tried to confuse and even destroy the correct ideas of right and wrong. Hence we may now sing "a new canticle," because God "hath revealed His justice" (Introit).
The Epistle and Offertory extol the gifts of interior "justice;" the Prayer, evidently referring to social "justice," makes us realize that only God can "make (all) of one will."
How do we react in thought and action to this twofold standard of "justice" revealed in the Life of Christ and taught us by the "Spirit of truth"
— Excerpted from My Sunday Missal, Confraternity of the Precious Blood and found on the "biformal" website  http://www.catholicculture.org/ 
Newly spotted resource: I found this very impressive online missal the other day   http://media.musicasacra.com/sjfm/   I shall add it to the others in the sidebar.