Thursday, 22 August is the Feast of Our Lady of York. There will be Novena Prayers after the 12.10pm Mass each day from 15 August (the Solemnity of the Assumption) and at Benediction on Sunday. There will be Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 8am on Thursday 22 at her altar in St Wilfrid's and a Mass with Hymns at 12.10pm that day.
Thursday, 15 August is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady. There will be Masses with hymns at St Joseph's at 9.15am and at St Wilfrid's at 12.10pm. There will be a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm at St Wilfrid's.
Please click here for a list of events planned for the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman in Rome on Sunday, 13 October. You can register for the events through the canonisation website. All the events are free.
Fr Stephen celebrates 25 years as a priest today, 22 July. He was ordained in St Mary's in Selby in 1994. Thank you to everyone who came to yesterday's garden party or who helped. Ad multos annos......
After hearing so much about the effects of loneliness and isolation in North Yorkshire, BBC Radio York began Cake and a Cuppa. The idea is to give everyone a chance to get together to have a good natter and meet old friends and make new ones. BBC Radio York wants to make the event on Yorkshire Day the biggest ever. We’ll be hosting a Cake and a Cuppa event at St Joseph’s Hall on Yorkshire Day, 1 August, from 1 – 3pm. If you can help by providing cakes (we hope we’ll need lots) please see Hilary Topham or Fr Richard. Remainders will be sold off the next Sunday for Macmillan Cancer Care, so don’t worry about having too many. If you know anyone who could do with an afternoon out, please bring them along.
Congratulations to Br Henry on his ordination to the Diaconate. Thank you to all who helped to make it such a memorable occasion. Here are some photographs as a reminder of the day.[Photographs by Lars Karlsson, Simon Crouch and John Ridgeway-Wood]
The Procurator of the Oratory, Fr Michele Nicolis, has recently seen the Bishop of Middlesbrough, and the formal process for the independence of the York Oratory has now begun. The photograph shows Fr Michele with the community in St Philip's Chapel. [Missing from the photograph, Fr Daniel Seward and Br Adam Fairbairn] Fr Michele also visited the Oratory in Formation in Manchester. A report (in Italian) can be read on the Confederation Website.
Pope Francis will canonise Blessed John Henry Newman, the founder of the English Oratory in Rome on Sunday, 13 October. News about the canonisation and resources on Blessed John Henry can be found on the Canonisation Website where you can sign on to receive updates. We will be having a pilgrimage from York. Please email Br Henry if you would like to have more information. There will be a celebration event in York later in the year.