Thursday, January 31, 2013

Busy weekend

Tomorrow is the first Friday of February. (Memo to self - go to confession)

Masses tomorrow:
Sacred Heart,  Broughton Hall Mass at 9.30 a.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Moortown, Leeds at 7.30 p.m.      (Confessions at call at both Masses)

Saturday is the Feast of the Purification or Candlemas - and the Mass involves the blessing of candles and a procession - it is a simply beautiful feast.
Mass at Sacred Heart, Broughton, Skipton at the later time of 11.00 a.m.

Vigil Mass for Sexaguesima at St. Mary's, Halifax at 6.00 p.m. Mgr Smith is back from his recent break.

Sacred Heart,  Broughton Hall Mass at 11.00 a.m. Missa cantata.
St. Joseph's, Pontefract at 3.00 p.m.
Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike at 4.00 p.m.

Laus Deo semper!

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Christmastide is rapidly drawing to an end and tomorrow Lent begins to cast its shadow on the Liturgy as we celebrate Septuagesima.
Mass on Saturday, for Candlemas will be at the later time of 11.00 a.m. at Broughton Hall and there will be the newly established first Friday Mass at Immaculate Heart, Harrogate Road, Leeds at 7.30 p.m.


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

Vigil Masses at  at St. Mary's, Halifax resume next Saturday at 6.00 p.m.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Extra Masses

Please note that for the next two Saturdays only the Masses at Halifax, St. Mary's, have been cancelled.
Extra Masses on the horizon are as follows:
A new venue - Sunday 10th. February at 4.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Skipton Road, Bilton, Harrogate.
Another venue- First Fridays of the month - 7.30 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Moortown, Leeds.              
There will be Mass at Pateley Bridge's Bewerley Grange chapel in the February half term - details in due course.

Masses this weekend;
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
              3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford
              4.00 p.m.  Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike

Please do what you can to attend any of the Masses above - especially the Harrogate Mass which may be a force to help us establish ourselves in the Harrogate deanery. Masses in this deanery are generally restricted to those offered publicly at Markenfield Hall usually by Fr. Creighton-Jobe and Fr. Parfitt.
I am also wondering if it is time to resurrect the Knaresborough Pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of the Crag. If you have any thoughts about this please e-mail me. Address in sidebar.

Photo - St Joseph's, Bilton, Harrogate.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Feast of the Holy Family

Masses on Sunday for the Feast of the Holy Family are as follows:

10.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, nr Skipton
3.00 p.m. St. Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford (sung)
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford

I have news of new Mass venues which I will publish later this week.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Leeds Lecture

Fatima 1917

On Wednesday 9th January there is to be a lecture at Wheeler Hall, Leeds Cathedral at 7.00 p.m.
Donal Foley will speak about apparitions of Our Blessed Lady in history.

Something to consider

I saw the following on Fr. Zuhlsdorf's blog:

The Latin Mass is like beer. You have to drink it in a few times to like it. My challenge would be for you to attend the Latin Mass for four Sundays in a row before making a decision. Give it that long. Here’s why.
You will slowly make a shift in the way that you assist at Holy Mass. Your concept of Active Participation will transform in your heart. There is a lot of quiet “space” in the Latin Mass. The first time or so, you’ll be sitting there doing nothing and thinking, “What’s going on? Why aren’t we doing anything?”
When you’ve reached that point, you’re getting close. It’s like drinking beer for the first time. “This tastes terrible? What’s the hype? I don’t understand.” But then you come to realize that beer is more than just the taste.

Follow the link for the entire post

I do not know who Taylor Marshall is, but at one time there were two local breweries here - Taylor's and yes, you've guessed it - Marshall's!

Saturday, January 5, 2013



Masses for this holy feast on its traditional day are as follows:

Saturday  5th January - St Mary's, Gibbet Street, Halifax at 6.00 p.m.
Sunday  6th January - Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton at 11.00 a.m. (Sung)
                          St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford at 3.00 p.m.
                          Holy Spirit, Bath Road, HECKMONDWIKE (not Pontefract!) at 4.00 p.m. Due to a special request this Mass will now continue throughout the winter - many thanks to Fr. Abberton for this. 

In Hallam Diocese
There will be a *Solemn High Mass in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, 12th January 2013 at 10:00 a.m.* in St Marie's Cathedral (Blessed Sacrament Chapel), Sheffield. The Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Fr Adrian Tomlinson. He will be assisted by Rev. Mr Kieran Fletcher (Deacon) and Rev Fr David Stafford (Sub-Deacon).