Saturday, February 27, 2016

Third Sunday of Lent

Masses for this weekend - already the third Sunday of Lent. 

Following the astonishingly beautiful Gospel recalling the Transfiguration last week, this Sunday's Gospel is much harder to understand and demands our reading and thinking as well as our hearing, wondering and imagining, I am looking forward to Father Abberton's sermon about this week's readings. 
Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                                      11.00 a.m.
                           St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford.                                     3.00 p.m.
                               St. Anthony’s, Bradford Road, Clayton, Bradford. BD14 6HW   4.00 p.m.   

Unfortunately I couldn't get to the Mass at Broughton on Friday morning which was offered by Bishop Schneider but our Mr O'Dowd was able to attend and has sent me some photos. When I transfer the images in a compatible format I'll post them on this blog.  Bishop Schneider is in Warrington tomorrow and I look forward to reading what he says.

I only very recently learned of the death of Mrs Winefride Lynch (Pickles) who before her illness was a regular attendee at many of our Killingbeck Masses. May she rest in peace. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Second Sunday in Lent

Masses this weekend are as follows:

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.

Following my meeting with the Bishop earlier this week I had a very nice e-mail today from him thanking me for meeting with him, which I found very thoughtful and touching. Watch this space as things unfold for us. Please also try to support our existing Masses. We are again to have the Sacred Triduum at Notre Dame at Easter thanks to Fathers Hall and Kravos.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bishops, bishops...

Visit of Bishop Athanasius Schneider 
With the agreement of Bishop Marcus, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, will be paying a short visit to Broughton Hall on Friday 26 February 2016 and will celebrate the 9.30am Mass in the Extraordinary Form. All are most welcome.

We are of course grateful to Bishop Marcus for giving Mgr Schneider permission to offer Mass in the Diocese at the end of the month and I know people who are going to listen to him speaking in Warrington on Saturday 27th.

Meeting with Bishop Marcus
Today Father Wiley and I again had the pleasure of meeting with the bishop following his recent request to meet with us. I am very pleased to say that I am now working in consultation with the bishop to find a suitable parish which we can call "home" in time for September after the summer clergy moves. The bishop is keen that we have a sense of permanence and this became very clear five minutes into the eighty minute meeting. I am very much looking forward to further discussion with him and will report more details when I have them.

Friday, February 12, 2016

First Sunday of Lent

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It is about time to change my internet provider. At first I thought it was my computer which was defective, but my sons' laptops have been similarly affected. Apologies for the absence of blogs for last week and Ash Wednesday.
Anyway Lent is upon us again, sooner this year than last and I wish you every perseverance in your prayer and fasting.

Masses for this the first Sunday of Lent are as follows:

Saturday          (Vigil Mass) Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardigan Road, Leeds.            5.30 p.m.          
Sunday              Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton.                                        11.00 a.m.
                           (Sung)  St. Peter’s, Leeds Road, Laisterdyke, Bradford.                3.00 p.m.

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