Monday, January 20, 2014

Frank Savage RIP

Today I had the privilege of attending the traditional Requiem Mass of local member Francis Savage who died earlier this month at the fine old age of 88. Frank was a very gentle man who put Christ at the centre of his life. The Requiem was the first traditional Mass to be offered in the new church at Alwoodley, Leeds. Despite the modern layout the church lent itself very well to the old Rite and the sacristans were very impressed. One lady told me afterwards that the gradual nature of the changes in the sixties had made her forget just how it really had been and it had come flooding back to her - the silent canon had made the biggest impact on her...she could actually focus and pray!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Masses this weekend

Please note that Mgr Smith is away for the next two weeks so no Mass at Halifax for two weeks.

Sunday 12th. January

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
3.00 p.m. St Peter's, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford  (sung)
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford. Thanks to Fr. Driver for offering this Mass.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy New Year

My first post of the New Year is one with immediate good news. Our old friend Father Richard Aladics who has now returned to the Diocese and is Parish Priest at St. Ignatius, Ossett has with his new parishioners arranged to have the Extraordinary Mass there each last Monday of the month.

Fr. Aladics has written:

I plan to have the Mass on the last Monday of the month at 7.30pm. So, the dates for the first half of next year are:
27th January
24th February
31st March
28th April
26th May
30th June

I am also now finalising details for a conference to be held in February half term which promises to be a very special occasion and the Sacred Triduum. 

Happy New Year and God bless us all.