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Saturday 20 August 2016

Pilgrimage to Fatima

We are having a pilgrimage to Fatima next year for the centenary of the apparitions. Fr Daniel Seward, the Provost of the Oxford Oratory, and Fr Richard will be the leaders. Application forms can be found at the back of the church but you can also make enquiries to Tangney Tours, our travel agents.Fatima-Poster-V2

Saturday 20 August 2016

Solemn Mass of the Assumption of Our Lady

img_1900Many thanks to Fr Bill Charlton, Parish Priest of Stokesley for coming to celebrate the Solemn Mass of the Assumption of Our Lady last Monday. Thanks also to the St Austin's Choir of Wakefield for providing such splendid music. Fr Richard was in Rome with other parishioners and doubts they heard better in Santa Maria Maggiore where they were  that day! It was a pleasure also to welcome ecumenical guests, among them an Anglican Bishop and an Orthodox Monk.img_1907Thanks to Rita Barker for the photographs.

Wednesday 10 August 2016

High Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption

There will be a Sung High Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Solemnity of the Assumption at 6pm on Monday, 15th August.poussin-the-assumption-of-the-virgin-1650

Fr William Charlton, Parish Priest of Stokesley, will be the celebrant, and the music will be sung by the St Austin's Singers from Wakefield.

MUSIC

Hassler - Missa dixit Maria

Victoria - Ave Maria

Victoria - Gaude Maria Virgo

Monday 8 August 2016

Traffic restrictions in Gillygate

A large hole has opened up in Gillygate and the street is closed in both directions. This will also make driving into York from the north even more frustrating than usual. Please allow extra time if you are coming in to church from that direction. Here is a fuller account from the York Press.  Updated information can be found by clicking here.

Saturday 30 July 2016

Our Dean's Silver Jubilee

Members of St Wilfrid's Parish and the Oratorian Community enjoyed Canon Alan Sheridan's Silver Jubilee of Ordination last Wednesday evening. There was a Mass followed by a party in the Tramways Club. Many congratulations to Canon Alan on the occasion and thanks to the people of St George's for the lovely celebrations.IMGL8997 IMGL8987 IMGL8918Thanks to Lars Karlsson for the photographs.

Saturday 30 July 2016

St Crux Sale

Thanks to everyone who supported the sale at St Crux Hall in Pavement to raise money for the Parish Building Fund. We had lots of donations, enthusiastic helpers and a good crowd of punters thanks to the fine weather. The amount raised will appear in next week's bulletin, meanwhile here are some picures of the day...IMG_1813-1IMG_1812-1IMG_1810-1IMG_1814

Friday 8 July 2016

Parish pilgrimage to St Anthony's Relics

Anthony of Padua Relics Middlesbrough Cathedral 20 06 2016 (157)In addition to the trips mentioned in an earlier post parishioners also enjoyed a pilgrimage to the Relics of St Anthony of Padua when they came to the Cathedral. Afterwards we had excellent fish and chips in Saltburn followed by a beautiful drive back over the Moors on what was one of the few fine days.20160620_152010

Friday 8 July 2016

St Wilfrid's School wins again

DebateIMG_5781.jpg.galleryChildren from St Wilfrid's School have won the York Civic Trust's Schools' Public Speaking Competition for the second year running. This year Beau Gascoigne and Ellen York battled it out pitching the Romans against the Vikings debating which had the greatest influence in our city's history. Last year the winners were Isabel Jatto and Maeve Reeve-Smith.debatecomp.jpg.gallery

Thursday 30 June 2016

York before St Wilfrid's

Fr Richard often has a look at the York Past and Present website which is full of interesting pictures and historical information. They recently posted a picture of what Duncombe Place would look like without St Wilfrid's.image1The left hand side of the photograph is a recent picture, but the right hand side shows the corner of Blake Street and the old Lop Lane before Duncombe Place was built in 1864 to provide a better view of the Minster and a more dignified means of access from the railway station. Below is another old picture from the same position.A Scene in York: York Minster from Lop Lane

Thursday 30 June 2016

Recent Trips and Visitors

June has been a very full month. We began with Canon Michael Ryan's Golden Jubilee Mass at St George's. Pictures from the display about Fr Michael's life in Ireland and Yorkshire are still up in the Upper Room for those who would like to go and take a look.P1120500
We had a pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Diocese.........P1120172P1120038-1

P1120169......and another smaller one to Pantasaph and Holywell in North Wales.imageMeanwhile a lot of visitors came to see us, including eight priests from the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles on a Retreat/Pilgrimage (no photo), all the seminarians from Oscott College in BirminghamOscott 2 and the Staff of the Maryvale Institute (Adult Formation) also in Birmingham.IMG_1630If only the weather had been a bit better. Here's hoping for July!