Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Chantry Mass

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On Wednesday 30th. December there will be a Mass at Wakefield's historic chantry chapel on the Kirkgate bridge at 7.00 p.m. It marks the anniversary of the Battle of Wakefield on 30th. December 1460. This Mass is quite fittingly a sung Requiem Mass.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Local flooding

Having just seen the local news and weather, if you are in doubt about travelling to Mass at the following locations please call  the following after breakfast on Sunday:
Sacred Heart, Broughton Tel: 01756 793794
St. Joseph's, Castleford Tel: 01977 552753
St. Anthony's, Clayton, Bradford Tel: 01274 574720

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Sunday within the octave of the Nativity

Masses on Sunday are as follows:

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

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Masses

Why is it that when one thing breaks down everything else seems to follow suit? Internet has been off more than on, the television set stopped working (no real worry there) and my laptop keeps dying which means that I could be "cut off" any minute. It has made for a very frustrating start to the holiday. I am however looking forward to Christ's Mass when we behold the infant child in the crib, pure innocence - but not for us - because in a few weeks we see why that child was nailed to a cross.
All the feasting and jollities aside the Christmas message (but not the occasion) should really leave us feeling uneasy and ready for the lengthening days when we can look at ourselves and forward to the candles of baptismal renewal of the Sacred Vigil, when again beautiful light comes into our night liturgies as the light and life of the Saviour are celebrated. The late Father Cresswell used to say that at Mass we have the Incarnation, Birth, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ before us.

Masses for the Feast are as follows:

Thursday  Christmas Eve
                 Notre Dame Chapel, Leeds University Chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds  7.00 p.m.
                 Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton 11.30 p.m.
Friday      Christmas Day
                 Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton 11.00 a.m.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Advent IV

The last Sunday before Christmas is upon us this weekend and Masses are as follows:

Saturday           (Vigil Mass) St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax                  6.00 p.m.
Sunday              St. Anne’s Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds.             8.00 a.m.
                           Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                            11.00 a.m.
                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.                           3.00 p.m. 

I shall post times of our Masses for Christmas early next week. Please do all you can to attend the Cathedral Mass. Following our success at the High Mass it would be great to see an increased number of attendees. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Advent III

Masses this weekend for Gaudete are as follows:

Our Lady of Lourdes (oratory beside the presbytery), Cardigan Road, Leeds, 5.30 p.m.
St. Mary's Gibbet Street, Halifax,  6,00 p.m.

Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton, 11.00 a,m,
St. Peter's, Leeds Road Bradford. 3.00 p.m. (Sung Mass)
St. Joseph's, Pontefract Road, Castleford 3.00 p.m.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Advent II

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Masses for the second Sunday of Advent:

Saturday           (Vigil Mass)  St. Mary’s, Gibbet Street, Halifax.                              6.00 p.m.
Sunday              (Sung) Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                             11.00 a.m.

                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.                                      3.00 p.m.