News Archive

Sunday 25 June 2017

Minnie Vinnies

Some young parishioners from St Wilfrid's School went with the Junior Branch of the SVP, the Minnie Vinnies, to a celebration at Liverpool Cathedral. Our school Minnie Vinnies work closely with the adult SVP conferences in the different York parishes finding fun ways to raise money for lots of needs both locally and abroad.IMG_20170624_163821

Sunday 25 June 2017

Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

St. Peter and Paul popup 1Thursday, 29 June, is the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul and a Holiday of Obligation. There is a Mass at St Joseph's at 9.15am and Masses at St Wilfrid's at 10am, 12.10pm and 6pm (Sung Latin Extraordinary Form)

Saturday 24 June 2017

Visit of Fr Felix Selden

Last week we welcomed Fr Felix Selden of the Oratory in Vienna. Fr Felix is Delegate of the Holy See to the Congregation of the Oratory and has the task of visiting every Oratory in the world once every five years. This was his first visit to York and it was wonderful to welcome him to our city. Please continue to pray for the well-being of our communities around the world.IMG_2624Br David is absent from the York picture as he is still in Oxford but he can be seen in the Oxford photo here - along with Br Henry who seems to have managed to get in twice! He can't bilocate; he was just Fr Visitor's guide on the journey north.Image-14-400x300

Monday 19 June 2017

Fallen Scaffolding

A warning for those coming to St Wilfrid's today - Monday, 19 June - to allow a little more time. Scaffolding on a shop front in Gillygate collapsed this morning and the street is likely to be closed for an hour or two. Traffic is being diverted via Lord Mayor's Walk and Stonebow. Fortunately nobody was hurt.IMG_2603

Monday 19 June 2017

First Holy Communions

Congratulations to our children who received their First Holy Communion at St Joseph's last week and at St Wilfrid's this week. Many thanks to the catechists, Sue, Sarah and Charlotte. Please say a prayer that these young people may grow into an ever deeper love for our Blessed Lord. Here are some informal pictures from the party in St Wilfrid's garden. Angela Stabler made and decorated the fantastic cake. Fr Richard will post the formal First Communion photograph when he receives it.IMG_2596IMG_2593IMG_2600IMG_2599

Friday 16 June 2017

Prayer for York

poster picOn Friday, 23 June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, there will be Eucharistic Adoration in St Wilfrid's from 8am until 10pm. The day will conclude with Candlelit Adoration, Procession, and Benediction. Please consider signing the watching list at the back of church to offer half an hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament.


8am - Exposition Mass
12.10pm - Mass
6pm - Mass - Extraordinary Form
8pm - Musical Oratory
8.30pm - ‘Light of Christ’ - Candlelit Adoration
9.45pm - Candlelit Procession with the Blessed Sacrament
10pm - Prayer for York and Benediction

Postcards with all the details are available at the back of church

Friday 16 June 2017

Micklegate Singers in St Wilfrid's

1434721996732There will be a concert of sacred music in St Wilfrid’s on Saturday, 1 July at 7.30pm performed by the Micklegate Singers. Tickets are £12 (Concessions: £8, Students: £6). Tickets available on the door. Details of the programme can be found on the Micklegate Singers' website.


Monday 12 June 2017

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Corpus-Christi-4-660x350-2There will be a Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm on Thursday, 15 June, the old Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

Monday 12 June 2017

Music for June

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Wednesday 7 June 2017

Confirmation Mass

Seven St Wilfrid's candidates were confirmed by Bishop Terence Patrick at a lively and inspiring Mass at English Martyrs' Church last night. Canon Michael Ryan joined us for the - not very formal - group photographs! Please pray for our newly confirmed and for our First Holy Communion children who will make their First Holy Communions at Masses at this Sunday at St Joseph's and next Sunday at St Wilfrid's.IMG_2553