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.