Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Week beginning 29th. August

September is the Month of the Holy Cross and contains the Feasts of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Sorrows - a feast which has as its own sequence-  the Stabat Mater which was immortalised in the classical genre by the likes of Pergolesi and Rossini.  

Tuesday 30th August- 6.00 p.m. St. Ignatius, Ossett

Wednesday 31st. August- NO Mass at St. Winefride's for the next two weeks

Thursday 1st September- 9.30 a.m. St. Anthony's, Clayton

                                         NO Mass at Pontefract (resumes next week)

Friday 2nd. September- 7.30 p.m. St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield.

Sunday 4th. September  - 8.30a.m. St. Ignatius, Ossett (usually sung)

                                      - 1.00 p.m. St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford

The requiem Mass for Mrs. Doran went very smoothly last Thursday and considering it was the celebrant's first ever Requiem Mass in either Form was something of a triumph. Mrs. Doran's daughter told me afterwards that the Mass was exactly what her mother would have wished for. The Parish Priest was very welcoming and sat in white choir before sprinkling the coffin as it was put into the hearse after recitation of In Paradisum. 

Many thanks for all of your recent prayers and Masses during my recent period of incapacitation. It was a terrible shock to us all and everybody has been very kind.  I expect to make a full recovery and will be able to drive again shortly. Mass will be offered for your intentions.


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

For the Bank Holiday next Monday


Week beginning 22nd. August


A few changes this week:

Tuesday 23rd August- 6.00 p.m. St. Ignatius, Ossett

Wednesday 24th. August- NO Mass at |St. Winefride's for the next three weeks

Thursday 25th. August - 9.30 a.m. St. Anthony's, Clayton

                                         NO Mass at Pontefract

There will be a Requiem Mass at St. Walburga's, Kirkgate . Shipley at 1.00 p.m. on Thursday for Mrs Maureen Doran who until quite recently was a regular attendee with her family at St. Joseph's and St. Patrick's. May she rest in peace. Mrs Doran will be buried in Cheshire with her husband on Friday.

Friday 26th August - 7.30 p.m. St. Austin's, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield.

Sunday 28th. August - 8.30a.m. St. Ignatius, Ossett

                                   - 1.00 p.m. St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Week beginning 15th August

 Thanks to Fr. Hall for a lovely Mass today for the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. It was uplifting to see so many new faces there . Father's explanation of how we know our Lady is in heaven, because of St. Elizabeth's words in the Gospel was refreshingly simple. 

Things are back to normal this week. Masses as follows:

Tuesday 16th. St. Ignatius, Ossett- 6.00 p.m.

Wednesday 17th. St. Winefride's, Wibsey- 6.30 p.m.

Thursday 18th. St. Anthony's, Clayton -9.30 a.m.

                         St. Joseph's, Pontefract - 7.00 p.m.

Friday 19th. St. Austin's, Wakefield - 7.30 p.m.

Sunday 21st St Ignatius, Ossett - 8.30 a.m.

                     St. Patrick's, Bradford - 1.00 p.m.

Confessions at call.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Week beginning 8th August


The holiday season is still with us. Masses this week.

Tuesday - no Mass at Ossett

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

Thursday -St. Anthony's, Bradford, 9.30 a.m. NO MASS at Pontefract

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


                  - 8.30 a.m. St. Ignatius, Ossett.

                   - 1.00 p.m. St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford

Thursday, August 4, 2022


There will be no Mass this coming Sunday (7th August) or  next Tuesday (9th August) at St. Ignatius, Ossett as Fr. Aladics will be away.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Week beginning 1st August

The holiday season continues and this is reflected in the Mass schedule this week. 

August is the month dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Tuesday 2nd. August, 6.00 p.m. at St. Ignatius, Ossett.

No Mass on Wednesday

Thursday 4th. August, 9.30 a.m. at St. Anthony's, Clayton. But NO Mass at Pontefract.

Friday 5th. August First Friday - 6.00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist, Cooper Lane, Buttershaw, Bradford. 

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

Sunday 7th August  - 8.30 a.m. at St. Ignatius, Ossett (normally sung)

                                -  1.00p.m. at St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford.

Please spare a prayer for the faithful and the Friars of Saint Pio Monastery who are walking the Three Peeks this weekend. If you could help financially please copy and paste this link: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SPM-Peaks-2022   

This will help the great work the Friars do at St. Patrick's and help to maintain this historic church near the city centre in a landscape which has changed almost beyond recognition since the late 1960s. 

At St. Patrick's we have the privilege of being the only church in the diocese to exclusively offer the old Mass on Sundays.  

Forward notice:  there will be no Mass on Monday 15th. August for the Feast of the Assumption because in England and Wales the Feast is transferred to the Sunday this year. It is an external solemnity.