Monday, June 27, 2022

Week beginning 27th. June

 


This week sees the Holy Day of obligation for the feast of Ss Peter & Paul.

Masses this week as follows:

Tuesday - St. Ignatius, Ossett at 6.00 p.m.
Wednesday - St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford at 5.00 p.m. (No Mass at St. Winefride's)
Thursday - St. Anthony's, Clayton, Bradford at 9.30 a.m.
                - St. Joseph's Back Street, Pontefract at 7.00 p.m.
Friday - St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield at 7.30 p.m.
Sunday - St. Ignatius, Ossett at 8.30 a.m.
             - St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford at 1.00 p.m. 


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Week beginning 20th. June



Our Corpus Christi procession after the 1.00 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick's on Sunday was a successful and memorable occasion and my wife said that several passengers in cars filmed or photographed the procession. A variety of Eucharistic hymns was sung as about 50 of us accompanied the Blessed Sacrament around the block and back to church for Benediction.

Thank you to the gentlemen who assisted in carrying the canopy. There had also been a procession earlier through the streets round St. Joseph's in Manchester Road - our old venue.

This week Masses are as follows:


Tuesday - 6.00 p.m. St Ignatius, Ossett

Wednesday - 6.30 p.m. at St. Winefride's, Wibsey, Bradford

Thursday - 9.30 a.m. at St. Anthony's, Clayton, Bradford

                   7.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's, Back Street, Pontefract

Friday - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, missa cantata at St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield

Sunday - 8.30 a.m. at St. Ignatius, Ossett

                1.00 p.m. at St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford


Monday, June 13, 2022

Week beginning 13 th. June

 


This week  we celebrate the feast of the Corpus Christi.


Masses as follows:


Tuesday - 6.00 p.m. at St. Ignatius, Ossett

NO Mass on Wednesday

Corpus Christi Thursday - 9.30 a.m. at St. Anthony's, Clayton

                                           7.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's, Back Street, Pontefract

Friday - 7.30 p.m. at St. Austin's, Wakefield

Sunday (External Solemnity of Corpus Christi)  - 8.30 a.m. St Ignatius, Ossett

               1.00 p.m. at St. Patrick's, Bradford followed by Eucharistic Procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

                                     

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Week beginning 7th. June -updated

PLEASE NOTE NO MASS AT ST. WINEFRIDE'S AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY.



Masses this week are as follows:

Tuesday - 6.00 p.m. at St. Ignatius, Ossett

CANCELLED Wednesday - 6.30 p.m. at St. Winefride's, Wibsey, Bradford CANCELLED

Thursday - 9.30 a.m. at St. Anthony's, Clayton, Bradford

                   7.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's, Back Street, Pontefract

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

Sunday - 8.30 a.m. at St. Ignatius, Ossett

                1.00 p.m. at St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford (sung) 


I have been asked to advertise the following talk later this month which I shall be attending myself.


OUT OF THE ORDINARY: SINGING THE PROPER TEXTS AT MASS

FR GUY NICHOLLS, DIRECTOR OF THE J.H. NEWMAN INSTITUTE OF LITURGICAL MUSIC 14TH JUNE 7.00 PM, HINSLEY HALL, LEEDS 

TO REGISTER, PLEASE EMAIL HENRY.LONGBOTTOM@DIOCESEOFLEEDS.ORG.UK



Sunday, May 29, 2022

Week beginning 30th. May. UPDATE

PLEASE NOTE THE FIRST FRIDAY MASS AT ST. JOHN'S HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS MGR GROGAN IS TO BE AWAY.


This week marks the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  We shall sing the National Anthem after Mass next Sunday at St. Patrick's.


The Holy Father announced the elevation of Archbishop Roche, our bishop emeritus, to the cardinalate at a consistory to be held in August. Ad multos annos!

Cardinal Arthur Hinsley, of happy memory,  is another Yorkshireman  who was made a Cardinal and I was privileged  to attend the Bradford school named after him. Hinsley had originally founded St. Bede's Grammar School in Bradford. Cardinal Hinsley Grammar School at Tong was built in the 1960s to accommodate the bourgeoning post war Catholic community in South Bradford. Sadly the school no longer exists. The much diminished Catholic community in Bradford is a sad sign of the post-conciliar times.

Next month sees the Feast of Corpus Christi and we are marking the occasion with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction following the Mass at St. Patrick's. 

Masses this week:

No Mass at Ossett on Tuesday.

Wednesday - 6.30 p.m. at St. Winefride's, Bradford

Thursday - 9.30 a.m. at St. Anthony's, Clayton

                 - 7.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's, Pontefract

Friday (First Friday of June - the month of the Sacred Heart) 

                     - 6.30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist, Cooper Lane, Bradford

                     - 7.30 p.m. at St. Austin's, Wakefield

Sunday- 8.30 a.m. (sung) at St. Ignatius, Ossett

            - 1.00 p.m. at St. Patrick's, Bradford

Monday, May 23, 2022

Week beginning 23rd. May

 


This week sees the feast of Our Lord's glorious Ascension into glory.

There will be no Mass on Wednesday at St. Winefride's and no Masses at Clayton or Pontefract because of this. Masses are as follows:


Tuesday - 6.00 p.m. at St. Ignatius, Ossett

Thursday - 5.00 p.m. at St. Patrick's, Westgate,  Bradford (HOLY DAY of OBLIGATION)

Friday- 7.30 p.m. at St. Austin's, Wakefield

Sunday - 8.30 a.m. at St. Ignatius, Ossett

              - 1.00 p.m. at St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford

Monday, May 16, 2022

Week beginning 16th. May

Thanks to Fr. Frantisek for yesterday's sung Mass. Over the last few years I have only heard very few pro-life sermons, but his sermon is the best I have ever heard on this important subject. He pulled no punches and called out abortion for what it is. It was also very encouraging to see so many new faces at Mass. 

Masses this week:

Tuesday - 6.00 p.m. at St. Ignatius, Ossett

Wednesday - 6.30 p.m. at St. Winefride, Bradford

Thursday - 9.30 a.m. at St. Anthony, Clayton

                 - 7.00 p.m. at St. Joseph, Back Street, Pontefract

Friday - 7.30 p.m. at St. Austin, Wakefield

Sunday - 8.30 a.m. at St. Ignatius, Ossett

             - 1.00 p.m. at St. Patrick, Westgate, Bradford