Thursday, May 23, 2013


Masses this weekend

St. Mary's, Gibbet Street,  Halifax, 6.00 p.m.

Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton, 11.00 a.m.
St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford, 3.00 p.m.

Reminder - next week
TUESDAY 28 MAY - Bewerley Grange Chapel, Pateley Bridge, 11.30 a.m. (St. Augustine)
THURSDAY - 30 MAY - Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, 11.00 a.m. (Corpus Christi)


The First Friday of June will see Confirmations administered according to the 1962 Rite, by the Dean of North Leeds and Vicar Forane  in the absence of an Ordinary and with the permission of the Vicar Capitular. These will take place at Immaculate Heart, Moortown, Leeds on Friday June 7th. at 7.00 p.m. - the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A little treat

Mr. Forbester of York who is a regular singer at many LMS events and founder of the Rudgate Singers has put a video recording of the Mass at York a few weeks ago on Youtube. You will hear the quality of the singing, the preaching and the ceremony. Thanks to Mike for this.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Of your charity

Of your charity please say a prayer for the repose of the soul of my father in law who died peacefully this afternoon after much suffering patiently borne.
May he rest in peace.


Sunday is the birthday of the Church.

Masses this weekend:

Saturday at St. Mary's, Halifax at 6.00 p.m.

Sunday at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton at 11.00 a.m.
                St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford at 3.00 p.m.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Another busy week ahead

This week sees the feast of the Ascension and although it is no longer a holy day in this country there will be Mass on Thursday at Sacred Heart, Broughton at the later time of 11.00 a.m.

On Saturday there will be Masses at Notre Dame chapel, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds at 4.00 p.m. (sung) and at St. Mary's Halifax at 6.00 p.m.
On Sunday Masses at Broughton at 11.00 a.m., at St. Peter's,  Bradford at 3.00 p.m. (sung), St. Joseph's, Castleford at 3.00 p.m. and at St. Joseph's, Skipton Road, Bilton, Harrogate at 4.00 p.m.

This means we have access to 6 Sunday Masses offered by six different priests - please do all you can to attend one of them. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

An occasion to remember

The Mass at St. Wilfrid's in York today was by any standard an excellent occasion. The setting, the music, the ceremony and the sermon were as good as any I have yet seen and heard. Revv Montjean, Hall and Cahill carried out their duties confidently under the hawk-eyed MC. At Benediction it was again a pleasure to see Fr. Brown of the University of Bradford give Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Another Leeds Priest was also in the congregation and a good number of Leeds members were able to join us and serve and be involved in the procession. 

A lady and her daughter to whom I spoke at Immaculate Heart last year when Bishop Rifan visited us were present at the Mass in their native York and the lady was very complimentary about this blog - I now know who my reader is!

The picture above is by way of Leo Darroch, President of Una Voce who was the Armstrong Jones of Ushaw a few years ago at our conferences there.

Thanks be to Almighty God for such an inspiring day.

Friday, May 3, 2013

This weekend

This weekend is going to be very busy and so there will be no First Friday Mass at Immaculate Heart, Leeds but Mass will be offered as usual at Sacred Heart, Broughton at 9.30 a.m.

Mass at Broughton again on Saturday morning at 9.30 a.m.
In York on Saturday there will be the annual pilgrimage to York beginning with Mass at St. Wilfrid's next to the Minster at 1.30 p.m. followed by a procession to English Martyrs via the Shambles and the home of St. Margaret Clitherow, in whose honour the occasion takes place. It is very moving to pass the spot on the Ouse Bridge which marks the spot of her disgraceful and heroic death. Benediction at English Martyrs with veneration of the relic of St. Margaret.
Mass at Halifax at 6.00 p.m.

On Sunday the Mass at Broughton Hall will be a Missa Cantata at 11.00 a.m.
Low Mass at Castleford, St. Joseph's at 3.00 p.m. but due to ongoing building works no Mass at Heckmondwike.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


May is the month of our Blessed Lady

Let us try to offer at least a decade of the Rosary each day for the liberation and exaltation of the Church, the Holy Father and the Propagation of the Faith.

We have a busy weekend ahead and I'll post on this tomorrow.