Thursday, July 27, 2017
I have just about recovered from the end of term relief and my eldest daughter's wedding which took place on Sunday at St. Joseph's, Bradford. The bride's own great-great grandparents were married in this church nearly 125 years ago with the same Rite. How marvellous that this same Faith has remained in the same family and even the same parish church and God-willing that same Faith will extend in generations to come.
My daughter's father-in-law who is not a Catholic commented that the purpose of marriage had never been made so clear to him as at the wedding he had just attended. Pro-creation was what he said. He had remembered the words of the final prayer over the bride and groom which refer to the propagation of mankind
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to St. Joseph's for the usual perfect preparation, to Fr. Michael Hall, for having conducted the service so sensitively, to Canon Wiley who attended in white choir and respectively to the authorised person and organist, Jan and Richard Niczyperowicz. I have heard Richard playing at the World Heritage Saltaire URC and seen him on YouTube but he excelled himself on Sunday.
The servers are two of the bride's brothers.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
There will be no Mass at St. Anthony's on Sunday as Fr. Abberton is retiring and these Masses have been discontinued.
We have two Masses this Sunday:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford
Confessions at call.
You are cordially invited to the ceremony.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
This year the fifth Sunday of Pentecost is also the Feast of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More.
Masses are at:
Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton - 11.00 a.m.
St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford - 12.30 p.m.
There was a very pleasing turnout at Markenfield on Thursday evening. The Bird polyphony was incredibly evocative and the feast of Saint Maria Goretti was itself something of a novelty given that few altar missals contain it.
At the end of Mass Fr. Parfitt revealed that above altar and beyond reach was a relic of Saint |Maria Goretti.
Monday, July 3, 2017
There will be no Mass at Broughton Hall on Thursday 6th. July because Fr. Parfitt will be offering Mass at Markenfield Hall at 6.00 p.m. in the medieval chapel (above).
This will be a missa cantata and will be accompanied by the Rudgate Singers. The feast is that of the Virgin and Martyr, St. Maria Goretti who died 115 years ago to the day.