Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pentecost XVI

Masses for this weekend

Saturday (Vigil) 6.00 p.m. St. Mary's, Halifax

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

Due to blocked fuel pipe I was unable to attend the Mass at Preston today, but by all accounts it was a tremendous occasion with standing room only. I wish the Institute all the best in their new venture and pray that their presence will revitalise Catholic life in that area.

Friday, September 26, 2014

St. Walburge's Preston

Pontifical High Mass this Saturday (27th September) at noon at St. Walburge's, Preston. The music will be provided by the Seminarians of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and the celebrant Mgr Gilles Wach of the Institute.
I know there are people coming from far and near to hear this Mass which will be offered in the presence of Bishop Michael Campbell OSA, Bishop of Lancaster, who has offered the church to the Institute, who are also custodians of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena in New Brighton.

Church address:  Weston Street, Preston PR2 2QE

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pentecost XV

Masses this weekend:

Saturday - Vigil Mass, St. Mary's, Halifax, 6.00 p.m.

Sunday - Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton, 11.00 a.m.
               St. Joseph's, Pontefract, 3.00 p.m.
               Holy Spirit, Bath Road, Heckmondwike, 4.00 p.m.

Please pray for our new bishop.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We have a Bishop

It was a great relief to learn the Holy Father has appointed the tenth Bishop of Leeds in the person of Mgr Marcus Stock, who is a Priest of the archdiocese of Birmingham and Secretary to the Bishop's Conference.
I pray that Bishop-elect Stock will quickly settle in to his new role and wish him every happiness in his new position. Ad multos annos!
I shall write to his Lordship in the coming weeks to offer him our best wishes.
I should also like to put on record my sincere thanks to Mgr John Wilson for his solicitude over the last couple of years, especially in permitting Fr Wiley to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the absence of a Bishop in 2013 and for permitting an early celebration of the Easter Vigil earlier this year due to pastoral need.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Masses tomorrow:

11.30 a.m. Sacred Heart chapel, Broughton Hall
3.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Castleford
3.00 p.m. St. Peter's Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford (Sung Mass)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pentecost XIII

Masses this weekend for the thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost:

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

Sunday- 11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton. (Sung)
                 3.00 p.m . Castleford,  St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road.

No Mass at Heckmondwike.