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.
Thursday, 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)
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.Br 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.
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.
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.
On 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.
|6pm||-||Mass - Extraordinary Form|
|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
There 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.