Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sunday with the Octave of Christmas

This has been very much a week off for us hence the late posting.
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This weekend is the Sunday within the octave of the Nativity and we have three Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford
AND
7.30 p.m. at Wakefield's historic Chantry chapel there will be a sung requiem for Richard Duke of York who was killed on this date in 1460 at the Battle of Wakefield.
ALSO
On Monday at 10.00 a.m. there will be a Mass at St. Joseph's, Martin Street, Brighouse followed by the Te Deum which has a plenary indulgence attached to it on this day. Thanks to Fr. Hall for this Mass.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Happy Christmas

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Masses for Christmas:

Monday 24th December - Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton 11.30 p.m.
Tuesday 25th December - Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton 11.00 a.m.
Tuesday 25th December - St. Joseph's Pakington Street, Bradford 12.30 p.m.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Advent

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This weekend marks the fourth Sunday of Advent with the Nativity of our Blessed Lord following on Tuesday.


We have two Masses on Sunday:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford
Confessions at call.
Christmas Masses:
11.30 p.m. Monday 24th December Sacred Heart, Broughton
11.00 a.m. Tuesday 25th December Sacred Heart, Broughton
12.30 p.m. Tuesday 25th December St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford 

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gaudete

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This Sunday is Gaudete, the third Sunday of Advent and the liturgical colour is rose - a sign that the coming of the Lord is ever nearer.

We have three Masses:


8.00 a,m, Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

Christmas Masses:

11.30 p.m. Monday 24th December Sacred Heart, Broughton
11.00 a.m. Tuesday 25th December Sacred Heart, Broughton
12.30 p.m. Tuesday 25th December St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford 


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Thank you

Just a note to thank everyone who made Jim Carrol's Requiem Mass today such a solemn and moving event. There were several priests and brothers in attendance in the congregation and in white choir. Fr Driver was the celebrant and Messrs Forbester and Burton sang the parts of the Mass.
Today was the first time I have ever witnessed a burial in a Catholic cemetery attached to the parish church.
Marie was adamant that Jim got a great send off.
May Jim rest in peace.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Advent II


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This weekend marks the second Sunday of Advent and on Saturday we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Reminder that on Friday we have an anticipated solemn high Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception at St. Austin's, Wakefield at 7.30 p.m.
On Saturday there will be Mass on the day at Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton at 10.30 a.m.

On Sunday we have two Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

On Tuesday there is the Requiem and burial of Jim Carroll at St. Edward's, Clifford at 11.00 a.m. and in the evening there is the third of this cycle's Cathedral Lectures at Wheeler Hall, St. Anne's Street, Leeds at 7.00 p.m. 

Dr. Brian Sudlow

Brian Sudlow is a lecturer in French at Aston University. His doctorate consisted of a comparative study of G. K. Chesterton and the French writer Alphonse Retté. He is the author of Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England: 1880-1914 (2011) and of a forthcoming monograph on criticism of technology in France from 1920 to 1958.

“Human Life and Sacred Men: Abortion and Exclusion in Paris and London”

(Abortion has been legal in the U.K. for over fifty years but the medicalisation of this procedure now increasingly erases the ethical discussion of unborn life from public debate. France has walked the same path as the U.K. and stands this year on the brink of passing new bioethical laws that will extend the dispensability of human life from conception to death. The lecture will revisit recent literary, philosophical and theatrical contributions to these debates to examine how treating human life as dispensable is leading us unwittingly towards catastrophe). 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Immaculate Conception

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Friday 7th December is the feast of St. Ambrose but we are having an anticipated Mass of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This will be a solemn high Mass at St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace at 7.30 p.m. and the excellent St. Austin Singers will provide the music. Sacred ministers will be Revv. David Smith, Richard Aladics and Sean Crawley.
You might consider supporting this Mass as part of your advent observance.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Advent I

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Already the beautiful season of Advent is upon us and we have two Masses this Sunday:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton missa cantata
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford 

Confessions at call.

I have spoken this evening to Marie Carroll, Jim's wife about the funeral arrangements and Jim's requiem in the Old Rite will take place at St. Edward's, Clifford on Tuesday 11th. December at 11.00 a.m. followed by interment in the church's cemetery. 


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Jim Carroll RIP

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Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. James Carroll who departed this life on Saturday 25th November at his home after a long illness patiently borne. May he rest in peace.
Jim and Marie were regular attenders at our Masses for many years until ill health curtailed their ability to travel.
Jim was always well informed and a loyal son of the Church. Our prayers go to his widow Marie.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Pentecost XXIV

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Apologies for the late posting but my computer died last week but I'm up and running again on my spanking new laptop.

On Saturday (a week earlier than usual) there will be a sung Mass in the Ordinariate Rite at 3.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's, Bradford. The canon of this Mass is a beautiful translation and its language is utterly transcendent.

On Sunday we celebrate the 24th and last Sunday after Pentecost - which means Advent is on the horizon.
We have two Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

SOLEMN REQUIEM - LEEDS CATHEDRAL

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The annual Solemn Mass of Requiem for Bishop Wheeler will take place again this Saturday 17th November at 3.00 p.m. with the venue being the Cathedral. 
Last year Bishop Marcus was the celebrant, this year the celebrant is Fr. Crawley whose role as celebrant at a solemn Mass is a first for him. A couple of years ago Fr. Abberton (R.I.P.) was the celebrant and he is pictured above at the arrival of the foot of the altar.
Thanks as always to the Cathedral Dean Mgr. Moger who always hosts this Mass superbly with his natural affability.

Reminder that there will be Low Mass on Sunday at 8.00 a.m. in the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral.

Also on Sunday which is the sixth remaining after Pentecost:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.



Thursday, November 8, 2018

Remembrance Sunday

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This Sunday marks one hundred years since the end of the First World War and all of the appalling horrors which that entailed for millions of people across the globe.

This Sunday we have two Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford - Sung Mass of Requiem, followed by prayer at the Parish War Memorial.

Next Saturday 17th November we have a Solemn High Requiem Mass at the Cathedral in Leeds for Bishop Wheeler at 3.00 p.m.

Animae eorum fidelium defunctorum requiescant in pace. Amen


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Next Cathedral lecture


LECTURES 2018-2019    


Wheeler Hall, St Anne Street 

Tuesdays @ 7.00pm







                                                                                                                                                                   Admission free; retiring collection



Tuesday 6th  November 2018

Mr. Kevin Turley

K. V. Turley is a film critic and writer who worked in the film industry for a number of years. He writes the Faith on Film column for the St. Austin Review published in the United States. He has also written many articles for Catholic publications such as National Catholic Register. Catholic World Report, Crisis, Catholic Herald and The Tablet.

St. Thomas More, Bonnie & Clyde and the Birth of New Hollywood”

(1967 was a pivotal year in Hollywood. Two films were at the centre of this transformation. One depicts a saint, the other tells a sordid tale of bank robbers. The films represent opposing philosophies, not just of filmmaking but also of the culture in which they were made. In their different ways they represent old Hollywood then dying and the New Hollywood about to move into the ascendant)



Saturday, November 3, 2018

This weekend

Thanks to Canon Wiley for offering All Saints and All Souls Masses for us at St. Joseph's, Bradford. The All Souls Day Solemn High Mass offered by Mgr. Smith assisted by Fathers Aladics and Crawley accompanied by members of the St. Austin singers was a sublime experience and there is  to be another Solemn High Mass on Friday 7th. December at St. Austin's, Wakefield.

Sunday's Mass is of the fourth remaining after the Epiphany and we have two Masses:

11.00 a.m Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton missa cantata
12.30 p.m. St Joseph's, Pakington Street,  Bradford

Confessions at call.

On Tuesday there is the second Cathedral Lecture to be given by Kevin Turley and I shall post details shortly.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

All Saints and All Souls

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Thursday is the Feast of All Saints - we have two Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
5.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Friday is the Feast of All Souls - we have three Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
5.00 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford
7.30 p.m. St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield  missa solemnis with the St. Austin singers.

Confessions at call.
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On Saturday there will be a sung Mass in the Ordinariate Rite in honour of St. Winefride at St. Joseph's, Bradford at 3.00 p.m.

As always please sacrifice some of your time to hear any of these Masses.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Christ the King

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In the 1962 calendar this weekend is the feast of Christ the King, as this  always falls on the last Sunday of October. We also have the reward of gaining an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning. Please remember that BST ends at 2.00 a.m. on Sunday and to put the clock back.

Sunday:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall Chapel, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

This week there are Masses for All Saints on Thursday at Broughton and Bradford.
On Friday Masses at Broughton, Bradford and Wakefield.
On Saturday the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has Mass of Our Lady at St. Joseph's.

Details shortly.

Times to be confirmed shortly.
 


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pentecost XXII

Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's.


This weekend sees the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost and we have three Masses:

8.00 a.m. St. Anne's Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 a.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pentecost XXI

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This Sunday is the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost and we have two Masses:


11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.


Friday, October 5, 2018

This weekend



Please remember the Ordinariate's Mass at St. Joseph's, Bradford at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday. This is the first regular monthly Mass to be held here and hope it is as popular as our own EF Mass is.


Sunday is the XXth after Pentecost and we have two Masses:


11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton  missa cantata 
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street,  Bradford


Confessions at call.


The torchlight procession at Batley on Monday was a great witness to the Faith and was touchingly referred to as the Lourdes of the North by the Bishop in his address before the crowd in the Market Square. Later His Lordship gave Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the church following the procession.


Tuesday provided a very informative evening at the first of this cycle's Cathedral Lectures. Ian Wilson spoke widely and expertly about the Shroud of Turin and it was good to see such a large turnout.











Thursday, September 27, 2018

A very busy few days

The next few days will be very busy for traditionally minded Catholics and this post sums up the events in a bulletin fashion.

Saturday sees the solemn Mass at noon for the feast of St. Michael the archangel at St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield.


Sunday is the nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost and we have two Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

On Monday there is the traditional Batley Torchlight Procession starting at Batley Market Place at 7.30 p.m. and then processing to St. Mary's Church for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The Bishop will be in attendance.

On Tuesday at 7.00 p.m. there is the first of this season's cycle of the Leeds Cathedral Lectures:



LECTURES 2018-19                                  Wheeler Hall, St Anne Street, Leeds

Tuesdays @ 7.00pm







                                                                                                                                                                   Admission free; retiring collection

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Mr. Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson is a retired freelance author specializing in researching historical mysteries, particularly ones with a religious slant. He graduated in History from Magdalen College, Oxford University. After converting to the Catholic Church in 1972, he then wrote a book on the Turin Shroud. The book became a best-seller both in the UK and USA, was translated into nine languages, and spawned a TV documentary, Silent Witness, co-scripted by him, that won a BAFTA award. A later book Jesus: The Evidence was similarly a bestseller. In 1994 his Shakespeare: The Evidence, arguing that Shakespeare was a crypto-Catholic, was also successful. Ian Wilson lives in Brisbane, Australia.

“The Turin Shroud: New Facts and a New Historical Theory”


(This lecture will directly challenge the widely accepted 1988 carbon dating “verdict” that the Turin Shroud is a medieval fake.  After a brief review of the Shroud image’s still unexplained photographic properties, its anatomical accuracies, its convincingness as a two-thousand-year-old textile, and the unsuitable location from which the carbon dating sample was taken, two hitherto overlooked mid-fourteenth century manuscripts will be presented shedding dramatic new light on the French knight Geoffroi de Charny, allegedly the Shroud’s first European owner)
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On Saturday 6th October the embryonic Leeds Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham will hold its second Mass in this diocese, the first having been a couple of weeks ago at the Cathedral. I was immediately impressed with the beauty of the language and the ritual, the latter of which any EF Mass attendee would immediately recognise. The  Mass will be at our own St. Joseph's, Pakington Street at 3.00 p.m. Fr. Stafford from Sheffield will be the celebrant.

Please do anything you can to offer your time for any of these events which a lot of good people spend a lot of their time organising and ultimately for the glory of God. As this Sunday's Gospel tells us - many are called but few are chosen.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Feast of Saint Michael

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Saturday 29th September is the feast of Saint Michael and we have two Masses

10.30 a.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall, Skipton (Low Mass)
12.00 p.m. St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield (Solemn Mass)

I'm sure the music will be as excellent as ever.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Pentecost XVIII

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This weekend marks the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and we have two Masses:
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford (sung)

Confessions at call.

Reminder that there will be the Torchlight Procession in Batley on Monday 1st. October. starting at 7.30 p.m. in the market place at Batley.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Batley & Pentecost XVII

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There will be Mass at St. Mary's Batley at 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday 19th September which Fr. Hall will offer again. The parish secretary has e-mailed to say she will ask Father Hall to make this a regular Mass.

The traditional Batley Torchlight Procession returns this year following the break last year because of repairs to the roof of the church.
The procession will begin at Batley Market Square at 7.30 p.m. and go from there to St. Mary of the Angels church. His Lordship the Bishop will attend the event. This is on the first Monday of October, so there will be a future reminder.

This weekend marks the seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost and we have three Masses on Sunday:

8.00 a.m. Leeds Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Reminder

The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

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High Mass in the Cathedral
Church of Saint Anne

Great George Street/Cookridge
Street Leeds LS2 8BE
on the Memorial of
Our Lady of Sorrows
Saturday 15th September at 1.30pm

Mass setting

John Merbecke [c.1510 –c.1585]
sung by the Rudgate Singers.

Celebrant: Revd Fr. David Stafford [Sheffield Ordinariate]

Preacher and Deacon of the Mass: The Revd. Mgr. Robert Mercer C.R. [Ordinariate Priest]

Sub Deacon: Seminarian John Tee [York Ordinariate]

Everyone is welcome

Friday, September 7, 2018

Pentecost XVI

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This weekend marks the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost with the Gospel of our Lord curing the man afflicted with the dropsy.
We have two Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford (missa cantata)

Confessions at call.

The Mass last week at Broughton was a memorable occasion as the St. Austin singers from Wakefield sang the Mass with a mixture of polyphony and Gregorian chant. Many thanks to them.
There were a lot of new people and families at St. Joseph's last week and we were pleased to welcome back Richard Nicyperowicz who played the organ for us. It was great to hear Purcell's Trumpet Tune as the priest processed back to the sacristy.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Pentecost XV

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This weekend is the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost and St. Luke's Gospel records the widow of Nain whom the Lord raises from death. 

We have two Masses:

11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton - missa cantata
12.30 a.m. St. Joseph's. Pakington Street, Bradford

Confessions at call.

As the summer draws to an end there are several high Masses planned before Christmas. Already preparations are underway for the annual Requiem for previous bishops at the Cathedral in November. Again this will be a Solemn Mass. I shall produce a fuller and detailed list shortly.

* Anybody wishing to attend the event in York on Saturday by public transport is advised that a strike has very much limited the accessibility by railway to York station at the usual frequent and regular times. Mass is at 12.10 p.m. at St Wilfrid's but this year pilgrims are gathering at the Bar Convent at 10.30 a.m.  i.e. before the Mass.