Saturday, September 29, 2012

Leeds Lectures 2012-13 at Wheeler Hall

Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Helen Watt

Senior Research Fellow at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford. Author of Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics, and the editor of Fertility and Gender.

“Improving Bad Laws Without Moral Compromise”
(How should we respond to an unjust law that we do not have the power to change completely? An examination of possible approaches, notably in relation to abortion and embryo research)

Wednesday 7th November 2012

Pravin Thevathasan

Consultant psychiatrist. Editor of the Catholic Medical Quarterly. Author of The Catholic Church and the Sex Abuse Crisis.

“The Church and the Problem of Sexual Abuse”
(An examination of the nature and extent of clerical sexual abuse, its prevalence, likely causes and consequences. The position, teaching and pastoral response of the Church)

 Wednesday 5th December 2012

Anthony McCarthy

Education and Publications Manager for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. Author of Cloning and Stem Cell Research

“The Church and ‘Same-Sex Marriage’”
(Neither the church nor the state has the right to redefine marriage. To try to change the heterosexual nature of marriage is to undermine an institution which protects children and society)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pentecost XVIII

This weekend we have four Masses which fulfill the obligation.

4.00 p.m. Leeds University Chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds.
6.00 p.m. St. Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.

10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, near Skipton.
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pentecost XVII

Please excuse the brevity of this posting but we are to be inspected at school on Monday.

Masses on Sunday:

Broughton Hall's Sacred Heart chapel, near Skipton at 10.00 a.m.
St. Joseph's, Pontefract Rd. Castleford at 3.00 p.m.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pentecost XVI

Mass attendances were down across the board last Sunday as many people were no doubt enjoying the end of the school holidays and taking children-free breaks.

The first two weeks back at school have been the usual action packed festivities with bigger and bigger ideas, better and better systems and more and more "involvement". So no change there.

This year I have a class of extremely vulnerable teenagers capable of possibly anything. To date, at my present school, I have taught several children who have gone on to be charged and convicted of rape and/or murder. This saddens me as much as when one of the children I teach dies.

This weekend there are four Traditional Masses:

Saturday 15th September. St Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax. 6.00 p.m.
Sunday 16th September. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, nr Skipton. 10.00 a.m.  
                                       St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00 p.m.
                                       Holy Spirit, Bath Road. Heckmondwike. 4.00 p.m.

Please pray for our Holy Father, Pope Benedict on this Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross as he visits Lebanon.
14th September 2007 saw the bringing into force the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.

God bless the Pope!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday and Sunday

Saturday is the Feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Lady. Mass at Broughton Hall at 9.30 a.m.

In the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle there will be a High Mass at Brinkburn Priory off the A1 (onto the A697 for just under 8 miles and then onto the B6344 for about a mile and a half) at NOON.

In Halifax there will be the vigil Mass at St. Mary's at 6.00 p.m. (Pentecost XV)

On Sunday:

Low Mass at Broughton Hall at 10.00 a.m.
Missa Cantata at St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford at 3.00 p.m.
Low Mass at St. Joseph's, Pontefract at 3.00 p.m.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

All change

After a few days away on the east coast and moors in North Yorkshire the reality of work on Monday is starting to dawn on me. I always love hating going back to school. My classes' examination results were pleasing and  I have rested well and am looking forward to getting into a regular routine again.

On Sunday the new schedule at Sacred Heart, Broughton will kick in and for the first time ever the Missa cantata will be at the earlier time of 11.00 a.m. Thereafter at 10.00 a.m. (Low Mass) will be offered every Sunday except on the first Sundays of the month when the sung Mass will be at 11.00 a.m.

On Saturday there will be a Vigil Mass at 6.00 p.m. at St Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.
On Sunday, Low Mass at St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford will be at 3.00 p.m.
                   Holy Mass at Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike, 4.00 p.m.