This week marks the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We shall sing the National Anthem after Mass next Sunday at St. Patrick's.
The Holy Father announced the elevation of Archbishop Roche, our bishop emeritus, to the cardinalate at a consistory to be held in August. Ad multos annos!
Cardinal Arthur Hinsley, of happy memory, is another Yorkshireman who was made a Cardinal and I was privileged to attend the Bradford school named after him. Hinsley had originally founded St. Bede's Grammar School in Bradford. Cardinal Hinsley Grammar School at Tong was built in the 1960s to accommodate the bourgeoning post war Catholic community in South Bradford. Sadly the school no longer exists. The much diminished Catholic community in Bradford is a sad sign of the post-conciliar times.
Next month sees the Feast of Corpus Christi and we are marking the occasion with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction following the Mass at St. Patrick's.
Masses this week:
No Mass at Ossett on Tuesday.
Wednesday - 6.30 p.m. at St. Winefride's, Bradford
Thursday - 9.30 a.m. at St. Anthony's, Clayton
- 7.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's, Pontefract
Friday (First Friday of June - the month of the Sacred Heart)
- 6.30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist, Cooper Lane, Bradford
- 7.30 p.m. at St. Austin's, Wakefield
Sunday- 8.30 a.m. (sung) at St. Ignatius, Ossett
- 1.00 p.m. at St. Patrick's, Bradford