St Wilfrid's Garden will be open again on Saturday, 14 July from 12 noon until 4pm for the summer flowering. Strawberry teas will be included in the price of entry.
All the Fathers and Brothers from York went down to Oxford last week for the Ordination and First Mass of Fr Oliver Craddock. Br Adam, Br Henry and Br David have all been living and studying alongside Fr Oliver for the last few years. Fr Oliver will celebrate one of his first Masses in York in the next few months and will impart his First Blessings to us. For more pictures and reporting please see the Oxford Oratory website here and here.
We welcomed a visiting choir today at the 12 noon Mass. Sourcework sings directly from manuscripts or facsimile manuscripts. Today they sang the Missa Inclina Domini by Rogier. Musically it was a stunning performance; more importantly it was a perfect fit with today's liturgy and greatly enhanced our celebration of the Solemnity of the Precious Blood.
In reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church we can perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God, his saving will, as well as the central place of Jesus Christ... (John Paul II, Fidei Depositum)This new group aims to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church at a relaxed pace within 18 months. Reading the Catechism will help us to live our faith and share it with others. We will meet once a month for discussion and encouragement. First meeting on Tuesday, 17 July at 7.30pm in the Upper Room at St Wilfrid's.
For more information, please contact Syra Cheeseman.
We 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.
Congratulations 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....
Will 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 prayerforyork.org.uk