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Monday 11 June 2018

Pilgrim Group from St Alban's

Screen Shot 2018-06-11 at 22.00.25We often welcome groups of pilgrims coming to the Shrine of St Margaret Clitherow or to discover more about our other York saints and pray to them. Last week we were pleased to have a group from an even more ancient and venerable city than York, from the Catholic Parish at St Alban's in Hertfordshire.

Monday 11 June 2018

First Holy Communions

20180610_114734-1Congratulations to the children in St Wilfrid's parish who made their First Holy Communion last Sunday and at St Joseph's last Sunday. (Fr Richard has not had any photos of that!) Thanks to the catechists, especially Sarah Kurdziel and Sue Whitaker and our catechists' assistants Charlotte and Mary.  And, of course, to Angela Stabler who made the cakes that have become a feature of our First Communion parties....20180610_100352

Friday 8 June 2018

Music for June

Please click on the poster to enlarge it.Music June

Friday 1 June 2018

Prayer for York 2018

P1040988_DxO-circleWill you not watch one hour with me? Once again we will be praying in a special way for our city with prolonged Eucharistic Adoration at St Wilfrid's from Friday to Saturday 8/9 June the Feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Postcards giving details of service times are available at the back of St Wilfrid's and St Joseph's.  Please use the sign up sheet at the back of St Wilfrid's to pledge an hour's watching before the Blessed Sacrament. Information also available at

Friday 1 June 2018

Welcome to Seminarians from Oscott College

IMG_3727We were pleased to welcome Fr Andrew Robinson and one of the "House Groups" from Oscott College on a pilgrimage to St Margaret Clitherow and Catholic York. They celebrated Mass in the church.IMG_3724IMG_3726

Friday 1 June 2018

Homily for St Philip's Day

P1110192_DxO_previewBishop Marcus has kindly allowed us to publish the excellent homily he preached on St Philip's Day last Saturday.

Monday 28 May 2018

Pictures from St Philip's Day

P1110132_DxO_previewThe York Oratory in Formation celebrated its first St Philip's Day in York, rather than join with our Mother House in Oxford as we have done in previous years. We were delighted to welcome as celebrant and preacher the Bishop of Leeds, Rt Rev Marcus Stock, an old friend of the Oratories in both Birmingham and Oxford and who has been a devotee of St Philip since his days as a seminarian at the Venerable English College in Rome. He gave us an excellent sermon on St Philip which we hope to make available soon. Here are some photographs of the Solemn Mass - with thanks to Simon Crouch.P1110156_DxO-1_previewP1110192_DxO_previewP1110213_DxO_preview

Monday 28 May 2018

Corpus Christi

Corpus ChristiThere will be a Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm on Thursday, 31 May, the traditional day of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

Tuesday 22 May 2018

St Philip's Day - 26 May

FNeriSt Philips' DayThe Solemnity of St Philip Neri, the founder of the Oratory, is on Saturday, 26 May. There will be Sung First Vespers at 6pm on Friday, 25 May. On Saturday, 26 May, Rt Rev Marcus Stock, the Bishop of Leeds, will be the Celebrant and Preacher at the Sung Mass in St Wilfrid’s which will be at the slightly earlier time of 12 noon.

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Music List for May and June

Music May JunePlease click on the poster to enlarge it.