Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Easter!


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Resurrexit sicut dixit, Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Many thanks to Fr. Peter Kravos for giving us free reign at the Chaplaincy again and to Fr. Michael Hall for his determined hard work again and beautifully prepared sermons on the theme of the meanings of the word "host". I hope to post these on this blog in due course. The ceremonies went very well and for the first time in many years the paschal fire behaved, despite the rain. Decent numbers came each day and I would like to thank the singers and servers and anybody else who helped things to run smoothly. The collection for the Holy Places realised £49.10. Thank you.
Happy Easter!

Masses tomorrow:

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

Easter week - each day at Sacred Heart, Broughton at 10.30 a.m. 

Friday, March 23, 2018

HOLY WEEK

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Consummatum est.

Already Holy Week is upon us again and the Masses and ceremonies are listed below.
Please make every effort to attend any of the Masses you are able.

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

Holy Monday
10.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton

Holy Tuesday
10.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton

Spy Wednesday
10.30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton

Maundy Thursday
7.30 p.m. Notre Dame Chapel, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds
followed by watching at the altar of repose until 9.00 p.m.

Good Friday
3.00 p.m. Notre Dame Chapel, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds

Holy Saturday
2.00 p.m. Notre Dame Chapel, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds 

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




Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lent V and St. Joseph

But Jesus hid Himself

This weekend is the fifth Sunday of Lent or the first Sunday of the Passion and so Passiontide begins. The statues and crucifixes are veiled from today recalling the words of the Gospel, "But Jesus hid Himself".

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

On Monday we have the Feast of St. Joseph. St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of the Universal Church, protector of priests and the Terror of Demons as his litany tells us. We have two Masses:

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

O St. Joseph,You prepared the way for Mary in our homes as terror of demons, cause them to flee from us. St Joseph, help cast out all demons that are preventing our hearts from being receptive so that she, who is receptivity, may pour out her graces into our hearts and thus enable us to more perfectly receive, retain and share the merciful love of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, Pray and Intercede for us. Amen

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Sacred Triduum

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The Triduum will take place this year again at Notre Dame Chapel, Chaplaincy to the University of Leeds, St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds.

Maundy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7.30 p.m. with watching until 9.00 p.m. at the altar of repose.

Good Friday, The Passion and Mass of the Pre-sanctified, 3.00 p.m.

Holy Saturday, the Vigil, 2.00 p.m.

(Once again it has been necessary to have the vigil at this unfortunately early time as opposed to cancelling the Vigil.) 

Thanks to Frs. Kravos and Hall.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Laetare Sunday with correction

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This Sunday marks the mid way point of Lent when the Church lightens a little with rose vestments and the Gospel recalls the multiplication of the loaves, the ramifications of which are similarly multiple.
We have two Masses:

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

Mass is next week at the cathedral - apologies for the earlier error.

Plans are now well underway for the Sacred Triduum which will be held again at Notre Dame Chapel, St Mark's Avenue. Details to follow. Many thanks to Fr. Hall who has again agreed to be our celebrant.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Lent III


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Apologies for the late posting.

Masses for the third Sunday of Lent:

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