Thursday, August 24, 2023

Pentecost XIII

Thank you to those people who said they were encouraged to see that our albeit weekly Mass was being advertised here again and I have one or two ideas about supplementing these bulletins.

Mass this Sunday - 1.00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s, Westgate, Bradford - is a Low Mass and the final hymn will be O Mother blest, as we near the end of August. 

On Tuesday 29th there will be Mass in the Ordinary Form at noon to mark the departure of Fr. Columba CFR who is rector at St. Patrick’s and who is taking up a new position in Limerick in his native Ireland. Fr Columba has been amazing in all the time we have been having Mass there each Sunday and Holyday. His patience at my initial incompetence with the digital lights and other domestic matters was as instructive as it was enviable. I shall miss him and wish him every joy in his new post. Some of you will remember that Fr. joined us for the Good Friday liturgy when Fr. Frantisek was the celebrant. Fr Frantisek will replace Fr. Columba as the rector. I am looking forward to working with Fr. Frantisek as much as I did Fr. Columba.

Confessions generally available at call before or after Mass.


Saturday, August 12, 2023

Pentecost XI

Apologies for the late post, we have just returned from Brussels, where the old Mass is available every weekday evening in at least two churches. It was interesting that in both churches the epistle and Gospel were read in the vernacular from the altar and both churches had the dialogue Mass. The churches were under the control of the FSSP and the SSPX. Definitely worth a visit. The SSPX church (St. Joseph/Sint Josef) dates back to the 1840s and is a magnificent edifice.  

Mass tomorrow for the eleventh Sunday of Pentecost at St. Patrick's, Bradford (1.00 p.m.) will be a missa cantata.

Tuesday is the feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Lady and there will be Mass at St. Patrick's at 5.00 p.m. 

Friday, August 4, 2023

The Transfiguration

Sunday is the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord and as usual there will be Mass on Sunday at 1.00 p.m. at St. Patrick's, Westgate, Bradford.