Friday, February 25, 2022

Quinquagesima and important update.

 This Sunday is Quinquagesima which means that Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and so Lent starts.

8.30 a.m. St. Ignatius, Ossett
1.00 p.m. St Patrick, Westgate, Bradford - the intention for this Mass is for peace in Ukraine

6.00 p.m. St. Ignatius, Ossett

Ash Wednesday:
This Mass has had to be CANCELLED as we now have no priest due to an oversight. Apologies for the late notice.

9.30 a.m. St. Anthony, Clayton
7.00 p.m. St. Joseph, Back Street, Pontefract

6.00 p.m. St. John the Evangelist, Buttershaw PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER TIME.
7.30 p.m. St. Austin, Wakefield

Thursday, February 24, 2022



As Ukraine finds itself in an appalling and dire situation please remember to pray for this country. Putin is a menace and must be stopped. 

Many of my old teachers and schoolfriends are of Ukrainian extraction and my heart goes out to them and their friends and families.

Oremus pro pacem!

Friday, February 18, 2022



This Sunday is Sexagesima Sunday meaning it is only a couple of weeks to the first Sunday of Lent. 



8.30 a.m. St. Ignatius', Ossett

1.00 p.m. St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford (Solemn High Mass)


6.30 p.m. St. Winefride's, Wibsey, Bradford


9.30 a.m. St. Anthony's, Clayton, Bradford

7.00 p.m St. Joseph's, Pontefract


7.30 p.m. St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield

I will add details about Ossett on Tuesday when I have them.

Saturday, February 12, 2022


Fr. Aladics has contacted me to say that he is feeling suitably recovered to start offering  Mass again starting NEXT Sunday 20th February. The virus really knocked him for six. It is gratifying that Fr. is back in action.

Friday, February 11, 2022


This Sunday is Septuagesima and marks the start of the pre Lent season and it is only three weeks to the first Sunday in Lent.

I am still unsure as to the situation in Ossett and will provide details as soon as I have any.

Sunday - St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford at 1.00 p.m. (Missa cantata.)

Wednesday - St. Winefride's, Wibsey, Bradford at 6.30 p.m.

Thursday - St. Anthony's, Clayton, Bradford at 9.30 a.m.

                   St. Joseph's, Back Street, Pontefract at 7.00 p.m.

Friday - St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield at 7.30 p.m.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Mr Geoffrey Winn

 Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr Geoffrey Winn, father of Fr. Simon Winn. Mr Winn died peacefully after a long and painful illness patiently borne. Sincere condolences to the family.

The funeral takes place on Thursday so there will be no Mass at Clayton on Thursday this week.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Epiphany V

 This Sunday is the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.

I have still not heard from Fr. Aladics so cannot comment about St. Ignatius, Ossett, Masses. I will update this as soon as I know anything.

Sunday: St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford, 1.00 p.m.

Wednesday: St. Winefride, Wibsey, Bradford, 6.30 p.m.

Thursday: St. Anthony, Clayton, Bradford, 9.30 a.m. Cancelled:  please see post above.

                  St. Joseph, Back Street, Pontefract, 7.00 p.m.

Friday: St. Austin, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield, 7.30 p.m..

Next Sunday is Septuagesima and the Mass at St. Patrick's will be a missa cantata. The journey towards Lent begins in earnest.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

First Friday of February

Masses tomorrow:

6.30 p.m. St. John the Evangelist, Cooper Lane, Bradford

7.30 p.m. St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield