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


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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.