Thursday, December 13, 2018


Image result for third sunday of advent

This Sunday is Gaudete, the third Sunday of Advent and the liturgical colour is rose - a sign that the coming of the Lord is ever nearer.

We have three Masses:

8.00 a,m, Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

Christmas Masses:

11.30 p.m. Monday 24th December Sacred Heart, Broughton
11.00 a.m. Tuesday 25th December Sacred Heart, Broughton
12.30 p.m. Tuesday 25th December St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Thank you

Just a note to thank everyone who made Jim Carrol's Requiem Mass today such a solemn and moving event. There were several priests and brothers in attendance in the congregation and in white choir. Fr Driver was the celebrant and Messrs Forbester and Burton sang the parts of the Mass.
Today was the first time I have ever witnessed a burial in a Catholic cemetery attached to the parish church.
Marie was adamant that Jim got a great send off.
May Jim rest in peace.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Advent II

Image result for second sunday of advent
This weekend marks the second Sunday of Advent and on Saturday we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Reminder that on Friday we have an anticipated solemn high Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception at St. Austin's, Wakefield at 7.30 p.m.
On Saturday there will be Mass on the day at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton at 10.30 a.m.

On Sunday we have two Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

On Tuesday there is the Requiem and burial of Jim Carroll at St. Edward's, Clifford at 11.00 a.m. and in the evening there is the third of this cycle's Cathedral Lectures at Wheeler Hall, St. Anne's Street, Leeds at 7.00 p.m. 

Dr. Brian Sudlow

Brian Sudlow is a lecturer in French at Aston University. His doctorate consisted of a comparative study of G. K. Chesterton and the French writer Alphonse Retté. He is the author of Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England: 1880-1914 (2011) and of a forthcoming monograph on criticism of technology in France from 1920 to 1958.

“Human Life and Sacred Men: Abortion and Exclusion in Paris and London”

(Abortion has been legal in the U.K. for over fifty years but the medicalisation of this procedure now increasingly erases the ethical discussion of unborn life from public debate. France has walked the same path as the U.K. and stands this year on the brink of passing new bioethical laws that will extend the dispensability of human life from conception to death. The lecture will revisit recent literary, philosophical and theatrical contributions to these debates to examine how treating human life as dispensable is leading us unwittingly towards catastrophe). 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Immaculate Conception

Image result for immaculate conception

Friday 7th December is the feast of St. Ambrose but we are having an anticipated Mass of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This will be a solemn high Mass at St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace at 7.30 p.m. and the excellent St. Austin Singers will provide the music. Sacred ministers will be Revv. David Smith, Richard Aladics and Sean Crawley.
You might consider supporting this Mass as part of your advent observance.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Advent I

Image result for first sunday of advent
Already the beautiful season of Advent is upon us and we have two Masses this Sunday:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton missa cantata
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford 

Confessions at call.

I have spoken this evening to Marie Carroll, Jim's wife about the funeral arrangements and Jim's requiem in the Old Rite will take place at St. Edward's, Clifford on Tuesday 11th. December at 11.00 a.m. followed by interment in the church's cemetery.