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.
This Thursday (20 June) is the old Solemnity of Corpus Christi. There will be a Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm. The choir will sing the Orgelsolo Messe by Mozart.
Tessa arrived four years ago today. She now lives in Tadcaster but we do still get to see her. She's very grown up these days, even well-behaved! But Tessa is not the only one looking young in these pictures....!Here are two more recent pictures, taken this Easter at Rievaulx Abbey