Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A requiem and a reminder

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It was a great privilege to attend the requiem Mass of Fr. John Abberton today at the Cathedral in Leeds. The principle celebrant was Bishop Stock and the homily was delivered by Fr. Kieron Walker of Shipley who spoke very movingly on the priesthood as Fr. Abberton had requested in his will.
Many regular attendees at the EF Mass and celebrants of same were at the Mass.

I was reminded after the Mass that there will be the annual pilgrimage to York on Saturday,  details of which I have lifted from the Latin Mass Middlesbrough blog.

The pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret Clitherow and the Martyrs of York will take place on Saturday, 1st September.

Pilgrims should assemble at the Bar Convent at 10.30am for a 10.45 departure on foot for Ouse Bridge, where Margaret Clitherow was executed, and The Shambles, where she lived and a house has been made into a shrine to her.

The procession will continue to St Wilfrid's Church where there will be Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 12.10pm.  Benediction will follow. 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Pentecost XIV

This weekend marks the fourteenth 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 - missa cantata  (with a big welcome to Fr. Crawley who is back with us to sing this Mass.)

Confessions at call.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Pentecost XIII

Tomorrow is the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost and 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.

Please remember my brother in law who died suddenly on Thursday morning. It has been a terrible shock to my wife and her mother.

On a much happier note this week marks the 55th wedding anniversary of  Mike and Ann Murphy & the sixtieth of Michael and Agnes Rutherford.
Mike plays the organ and cantors at many of our Masses. Agnes was the LMS rep for many years in this diocese in more troubled times, as far as the liturgy went. She paved the way after Bishop Wheeler's retirement for subsequent reps to walk smoothly to any of the bishops thereafter.

I am sure I speak for all who know these good people in wishing them well on these milestones and every joy and happiness for the future.

Mr and Mrs Rutherford are celebrating their anniversary on Wednesday 22nd. August at Sacred Heart Broughton with Mass at 10.30 a.m. 
There will also be Mass at St. Mary's, Batley at 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday. Fr. Hall will be the celebrant.

[I have only very recently been informed that the Mass at Broughton Hall is now usually at 10.00 a.m. on weekdays and at 10.30 a.m. on Saturdays. I shall change the sidebar accordingly.]

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Assumption of Our Blessed Lady

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With only limited access to the internet in Belgium last weekend I was unable to mention the  upcoming feast  of our Lady which occurs on Wednesday of this week.

 The Assumption  of our Blessed Lady.

 We have two Masses:

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Pentecost XII

Masses tomorrow for the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost:

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

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Of your charity...

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A good and faithful servant

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. John Abberton of this Diocese who died last evening in Munich.
Fr. Abberton was a very devoted priest and learned to say the Old Mass about eleven years ago under the tuition of Fr. Parfitt. He was a member of the Marian Movement of Priests and the diocesan exorcist. He will be missed by many people. May he rest in peace.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Pentecost XI

Apologies for this late post to remind people about Masses this weekend which is the eleventh after Pentecost.

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

We've just returned from a very hot Germany where we were able to observe the feast of St Ignatius in Cologne. The very fine little church (which looks like it was the chapel of some educational establishment and now defunct) in the Chlodwigplatz district is called Maria Hilf (Maria auxiliatrice) and is under the care of the FSSP.

The liturgy was exactly as it is celebrated at Broughton Hall except that the third confiteor was included which I have seen for many years in Germany along with some sort of overhead projector which shines a hymn number onto the east wall from the choir loft.
This was probably revered as progress in the post-war past and now looks rather quaint just as the third confiteor sounded.

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(picture from DOMRADIO.COM)

Monday is the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord and there will be Mass at Broughton at 10.30 a.m.
Confessions at call.