11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford
Numbers at St. Joseph's continue to increase as we see friends new and old as well as the stalwart regulars. I was very pleased to hear that despite his recent move to Wakefield, Fr. Crawley has remained on the rota and Fr. Whitwell is progressing well in his own preparations to offer the Mass in the new year.
This blog has had over 200 hits in the last 24 hours following the Confirmations last night.
The welcome with which the EF Mass has been met at St. Joseph's is "textbook" as the local Bradfordian vernacular used to say.
The Parish Priest, Fr. Angel was attending a School Governor's Committee Meeting but stayed as long as he could before the bishop arrived.
My personal prayer of thanks this week is that Bishop Stock, our father in Faith and bonus pastor, has fed his sheep with a truly paternal disposition.
For the first time ever I think it can be publicly and repeatedly said that the Extraordinary Form of Mass and Sacraments are mainstream in Leeds under Bishop Stock.
Of your charity please would you pray for a friend of mine who is very ill and asks for strength to receive the last Sacraments.