Unless you have been asleep during the last few weeks you will know that this diocese is the place where this year's Tour de France is starting this weekend. Over 1000 roads are to be closed over the next three days and this is having a lot of impact on weekend Masses in both Rites in many parishes.
There will be no first Friday Mass tomorrow at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Moortown, Leeds. As Broughton Hall is now a huge campsite the first Sunday Mass at sacred Heart has been CANCELLED. This is only the second time in over 30 years that this has happened (the last time was the early nineteen-eighties when flooding occurred).
Unaffected Masses -
Saturday Halifax, St. Mary's, Gibbet Street 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, Castleford, St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road 3.00 p.m.
Heckmondwike, Holy Spirit, Bath Road 4.00 p.m.
Happy cycling. The Madonna del Ghisallo was named patron saint of bicyclists by Pope Pius XII.