Monday, June 10, 2019

Congratulations Archbishop-elect John Wilson

Congratulations to Bishop John Wilson who has accepted the post as Archbishop of Southwark. Mgr Wilson was very popular here in the Leeds Diocese when he was the Apostolic Administrator before Bishop Stock arrived. Needless to say he was always very kind to us - for example giving Canon Wiley faculties to confirm some children in the Extraordinary Form when we were without a bishop. He follows bishops Hinsley, Heenan, Dwyer and Roche who all worked in this diocese and became archbishops.

Ad multos annos!

Archbishop-elect John Wilson

Sunday, June 9, 2019


I was away a couple of weeks ago when the death of Fr. Canice McGinn, Parish Priest of St. Matthew's, Allerton, Bradford, was announced.
A very diligent pastorally minded priest Fr. McGinn was an EF celebrant for us for a considerable time at Killingbeck chapel in the late 1980s, as he was a priest of that deanery. He was always incredibly cheerful, likeable and positive as well as being very popular with all those hearing his Masses. May he rest in peace. Fr.'s funeral will be offered at noon on Wednesday 12th. June at  St. Matthew's, Saffron Drive, Allerton Bradford. This will be Mass in the Ordinary Form.

For anybody in Warrington at the end of the month, I have been asked to advertise the following:

Please remember that we have EF Masses at the Cathedral at 8.00 a.m. next Sunday (Trinity) as well as Masses at Broughton and Bradford. Confessions at call.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Spiritus Domini replevit orbem terrarem, alleluja Image result for pentecost

This weekend is the birthday of the Church as we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. Masses and services from Friday evening as follows:

Friday 7.30 p.m. St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield

Saturday 10.30 a.m  Mass of the Vigil of Pentecost, Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton

Sunday 11.00 a.m.  Mass of Pentecost, Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
Sunday 12.30 p.m. Sung Mass of Pentecost, St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford
Sunday  5.00 p.m. Sung Vespers and Benediction St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield

Monday 10.00 a.m. Low Mass, St. Joseph's, Martin Street, Brighouse
Monday 10.00 a.m. Low Mass, Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Sunday within the octave of the Ascension

The Ordinariate Mass this afternoon was a fine occasion and the music and sermon preached by Mgr. Newton were very uplifting. Thank you to all those who put in so much hard work.

Image result for sunday within the octave of the ascension
Masses for tomorrow are as follows:

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