Friday, September 30, 2011

Updated schedule

Unfortunately we have decided to suspend all Masses at Batley during the week and Wednesday saw the last Mass there. This means that there are no EF Masses there now.
The third Saturday Mass at Batley has been superseded by two Sunday Masses at Heckmondwike, Holy Spirit in Bath Road. These are at 4.00p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month. I shall ask Mr. Grady of the Diocesan Catholic Post to publish the new schedule in the next edition of the paper.

Masses this weekend:

Saturday (Vigil Mass) St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax, 6.00 p.m.

Sunday Missa cantata, Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall near Skipton, 11.30 a.m.
Low Mass, St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford, 3.00 p.m.
Holy Mass, Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike, 4.00 p.m.

Looking ahead

Saturday 15th. October, 1.30 - 4.30 p.m. An afternoon of prayer and reflection on the spirituality of the Extraordinary Form of Mass and the Rosary. Missa Cantata, Rosary, Benediction and opportunity for confession.
Immaculate Heart of Mary church, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds.
Reminders to follow!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pentecost XV

Mass for the 15th Sunday of Pentecost will be a Missa Cantata at St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford at 3.00p.m.

Friday, September 16, 2011

This weekend's Masses

Gl Cr Pr of the Holy Trinity.

Saturday St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00p.m. Vigil
Sunday St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.oop.m. Low Mass.

No Masses at Leeds St. Augustine's, (annual holiday), Batley (now discontinued) or Heckmondwike (clerical retreat).
No Mass at York.

Preparations for an October afternoon retreat are now well this space!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pentecost XIII

Gl Cr Pr of the Holy Trinity

This weekend, Masses for the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost will be as follows:

Saturday (Vigil) 10th. September: St Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax - 6.00 p.m.

Sunday Missa cantata 11th. September: St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford - 3.00 p.m.
Sunday Low Mass 11th. September: St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford - 3.00 p.m.

Numbers were down last month at Bradford on account of the holidays - please do all you can to attend. One of our schola members has moved to Turin for a year so if you feel in fine voice please come and support our singers!

News from Hallam Diocese:

SHEFFIELD SUNG REQUIEM. Solemn Requiem Mass with Absolutions at the Catafalque, Friday 30 September 2011, at 7.30pm. Celebrant: Rev. Fr A Tomlinson, STL. St Theresa's Church, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield. Music provided by the Eckington Singers inc. Faure Requiem and traditional motets. For more information, please contact0114 2332801 or email:
NEW SHEFFIELD VENUE for Mass. From Saturday, 10 September, because of the temporary closure of Sheffield cathedral for renovation work, the regular monthly monthly EF Mass will take place in the Cathedral Hall, Norfolk Row, SHEFFIELD S1 2JB. Masses start at 10am and take place on the second Saturday of the month.
Thanks to my colleague Mr. Fitzpatrick for this.

NB No Mass at York this week.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Holiday over. Restored to health. Deo gratias!

I am now ready to back to school on Monday, but with a staggered return for the next four weeks. The last three months have seen some hair-raising moments for me with administration of extreme unction in a most extreme moment, a dose of double pneumonia and two cracked ribs following a fall. My biggest fear was the onset of a fit a depression which I experienced after having acute kidney failure and blood poisoning about 9 years ago, brought on by a scratch I received in Rome. So far so good.
Apologies for a degree of laxity in posting and general activity over recent weeks as my recovery and building up my confidence has been my priority and I have been able to spend extended periods of silence before the Blessed Sacrament and literally passing the strains of life over to Him. A trip to Turin and other sites of pilgrimage in Europe held special significance for me over the last month. This said the chapel at Harrogate hospital,by no means a Catholic one, has an atmosphere which was incredibly conducive to prayer and a deeper understanding for God's will for us. The omnipresence of God is never stifling.
There is quite a bit of activity planned over the next few weeks, irons are in the fire for several projects for which I shall provide notice on this blog.

Masses this weekend
Gl Cr Pr of the Holy Trinity

Saturday 6.00 p.m. St. Mary's Halifax.
Sunday Missa Cantata 11.30 a.m. Sacred Heart Broughton Hall, near Skipton.
Sunday Low Mass, 3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Ponterfract Road, Castleford.
NB. No Mass at Heckmondwike - as Father is in Rome.