Saturday, September 26, 2015

Just seen

Apologies for the late posting of this. I've only just seen it.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pentecost XVIII

Masses this weekend, the eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost:

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.


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Pentecost XVII and update

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Holy Mass this weekend the seventeenth after Pentecost:

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.

Thanks to Fr. Driver for so readily agreeing to stand in for Fr. Hall at St. Peter's, Bradford last week when he sang the Mass for us. Fr. Driver will be offering Mass again for us at Castleford on Sunday. 

Also on Sunday is our now regular Cathedral Mass at 8.00 a.m. The long holiday season has also elicited some telephone calls from regulars who are taking advantage of out of term breaks. Bonnes vacances! Please come along if you are curious.

Fr. Abberton who was at Heckmondwike has now established a regular fourth Sunday Mass in his new parish of St. Anthony's, Clayton, Bradford. These Masses will be at 4.00 p.m. The first Mass is on Sunday 25th October.

I am hoping to be able to announce a regular Mass soon  in Fr. Abberton's old deanery encompassing Batley and Heckmondwike, now that Fr. Abberton is no longer at Holy Spirit (and Fr. Wiley and Fr. Hall are no longer at Batley)

There is to be a solemn Mass of Requiem for the repose of the soul of Bishop Wheeler at the Cathedral in Leeds on Saturday 14th. November at 4.00 p.m. There will be no Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, Leeds on this Saturday.

Mass will be sung again, bearing our suffering Christian brothers and sisters of the Middle East in mind and prayer, at Bewerley Grange chapel, near Pateley Bridge in the October half term. Exact details to follow soon, but it is most likely to be on the Tuesday of the last week of October. As ever I am grateful to Fr. Parfitt and the Anglican custodian Sr. Mary Cuthbert.








Thursday, September 10, 2015

Pentecost XVI


Masses this weekend for the sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost are as follows:

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.


On Sunday our regular celebrant, Fr. Hall, will be away and I am delighted that Fr. Driver so readily agreed to cover for him to sing the Mass for us. 
Masses next week each day at Broughton Hall at 9.30 a.m. except for Thursday when the Mass will be at 7.00 p.m. 
Plans are underway for our next Mass at Bewerley Grange in October and details will follow shortly, many thanks to Fr. Parfitt and the chapel's custodian, Sr. Mary Cuthbert.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Pentecost XV and update

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

Saturday (Vigil) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday (Sung)    Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 11.00 a.m.

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


More Masses are still being arranged and I am delighted to report that the Leeds Cathedral Masses are to continue each third Sunday of the month at 8.00 a.m.
Since we have been at each of the Masses it has been clear that preparation has been faultless. The Cathedral now has a drawer in the sacristy devoted to the Extraordinary Form of Mass with the latest edition of the 1962 missal and altar cards. Since our first Mass every set of vestments laid out have included matching maniple, veil and burse and tabernacle veil. Many thanks to Monsignor Moger for this.  

In November we are to have a Mass of Requiem in the Cathedral on a Saturday afternoon. I hope this will be a High Mass. This Mass is to be offered for the repose of Bishop Wheeler. Details to follow.