The time of year when we begin to recall the most sacred events in the history of the Church are once again upon us.
The times of the Masses for the whole week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday are listed below. Please note there are some differences to the usual schedule.
Palm Sunday (No Cathedral Mass)
Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton 11.00
a.m. ( singing and procession)
St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00 p.m. (Low)
Monday Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 9.30 a.m.
Tuesday Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 9.30 a.m.
Spy Wednesday Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 9.30 a.m.
Holy Thursday Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton. 5.00 p.m.
Notre Dame, Leeds University chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds, 7.30 p.m with repose of the Blessed Sacrament and adoration until 9.15 p.m. (Reminder that adoration continues after this time at the Cathedral).
Good Friday Notre Dame, Leeds University chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds, 3.00 p.m. -with the traditional collection for the holy places.
Holy Saturday Notre Dame, Leeds University chaplaincy, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds, 3.00 p.m.
(to enable us to have the ceremony sung and followed by missa cantata.) Thanks again to Mr. Murphy for agreeing to this.
Easter Sunday Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall,
Skipton. 11.00 p.m. (With singing)
(No Mass at Clayton)
St. Joseph’s, Pontefract Road, Castleford. 3.00
I joined the Latin Mass Society in the very early 1980s. At that time the very best that the above could have read (but only very seldom did) would have registered only two "public" Masses in one week on consecutive days.
Yet, in context, Bishop Wheeler never refused permission for public celebration of the "old" Mass. At that time people came from near and far for the festive celebrations at Killingbeck Cemetery chapel for the first Mass of Christmas and the Easter Vigil. This has continued to be the case.
Well over thirty years later we have a different bishop who not only willingly accepts celebration of the Extraordinary Form (regularly offered at his request in the cathedral) but who is in the process of learning to offer this rite of Mass himself.
Bishop Stock has also agreed that those attached to the older Rites should become a natural and regular part of an easily accessible parish, with freedom to access all of the Sacraments. As I have reported before consultation is now underway to come to a decision before the first Sunday of September.
The first time I met the Bishop he expressed his desire to administer Sacrament of Confirmation for those eligible to receive it. Please let me know if your child is eligible and you wish the bishop to confer the Sacrament.
In the meantime please consider attending some part of the Triduum at Notre Dame.