News Archive

Friday 4 September 2015

York Irish Association Cultural Event with the Irish Ambassador

logo2The York Irish Association will be hosting an Irish Culture Night at the York Barbican on Saturday, 19th September at 7.00pm. The event will feature a variety of performances including Irish singer and songwriter John Spillane as the headline act.

As well as John Spillane there will be an Irish dancing performance by the O'Connor Academy of Irish Dance and music performances from Paula Ryan, Steve Campbell and regulars from the York Irish traditional scene. We are also honoured that the Irish Ambassador to Britain, Daniel Mulhall, will give a talk on the night. Elly Fiorentini from BBC Radio York who herself has Irish ancestory will be the MC for the night.
Tickets for the event are on sale on the Barbican Centre Website and at the venue and cost just £14! Alternatively you can just email us at York Irish Association saying that you would like to attend and we will get the tickets to you. All proceeds will go towards making sure the York Irish Association can continue to make a difference to the community in York in 2016.

20150826_105808(0)The picture of Croagh Patrick in the rain was taken by Teresa Caddy on the recent St Joseph's/St Wilfrid's Pilgrimage to Knock. More pictures will follow when Fr Richard has more time!

Sunday 9 August 2015

Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady

assumptThe Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady is transferred to Sunday, 16th August this year. There will be a Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm on Friday, 14th August, the Vigil of the Solemnity.

Tuesday 4 August 2015

500th Birthday of St Philip Neri, the founder of the Oratory

11053368_10155904139670615_4797281011115599022_oBr Adam represented the York Oratory in Formation at the 500th anniversary celebrations of St Philip's Birth. Our founder was born in Florence on 21st July 1515.

Other members of the Oxford Oratory were there, including our own Bishop Robert Byrne, Fr Daniel Seward - the Father - Fr Nicholas and Br Oliver.11053307_10155904140205615_9120293445547421201_o11828616_10155904143895615_5057703221909343848_n

Friday 31 July 2015

Consecration of the Chapel at Thicket Priory

IMG_4481_MGL4900Br Adam and Br Henry were the Masters of Ceremony for the consecration of the sisters' chapel at Thicket Priory on Thursday. Bishop Terence Patrick celebrated the Mass and many clergy from the diocese were there together with Carmelite Nuns from Wood Hall Carmel the foundation made by York Carmel near Wetherby in 1969. We celebrate Mass at Thicket most weeks and Tessa (the Oratory dog) likes to get a country walk at the same time - except when Fr Richard throws her ball over the sisters' fence and she can't get it back...._MGL4929

Thursday 16 July 2015

Our new church board

Finally our new church noticeboard is up - thanks to Brian the Brush, the famous Bradford sign writer. It is a nice coincidence that St Wilfrid's coat of arms is so similar to St Philip's.


Thursday 16 July 2015

Work continues on the top floor

Work is continuing on the top floor of the house putting in two bathrooms and decorating in readiness for the new members of the community coming to York this summer.


Wednesday 15 July 2015

Concert tonight at St Wilfrid's


Tuesday 14 July 2015

Ukelele Concert at St Wilfrid's School

Class 3/4B have been busy all year learning how to the play the ukulele and will perform a concert in school on Wednesday July 15th from 2pm. All funds will go to the Nepal earthquake appeal.

Sunday 28 June 2015

A new priest for our community at St Wilfrid's

2015-06-28 16.42.12We are pleased to announce that Fr Stephen Brown, a priest of the Leeds Diocese, has asked to try his vocation as an Oratorian here at St Wilfrid's. Fr Stephen has visited often in the last eighteen months and will have become known to many parishioners.

Fr Stephen was born in Wallsend in 1964 and grew up in Tyneside, Yorkshire and Kent. He was received into the Catholic Church at St Robert’s in Harrogate in 1984. After studying law at Manchester University he qualified as a solicitor. Fr Stephen trained for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome and was ordained as a priest of the Leeds Diocese on 22nd July, 1994. He has served as a curate in Leeds and Keighley and as a Parish Priest in Leeds and Bradford as well as being Chancellor of the Diocese. Most recently, from 2008, he has been the Chaplain to the University of Bradford. We are most grateful to the Bishop of Leeds, Rt Rev. Marcus Stock, for releasing such a gifted priest to come to us.

Fr Stephen will be in York quite often over the summer, but he will also be helping his successor in Bradford find his feet and spending some time in Oxford as well as having a holiday. He should be here full time from September or October. Please keep Fr Stephen in your prayers.


Saturday 27 June 2015

A busy and beautiful June

We have had a busy and beautiful month of June at St Wilfrid's and St Joseph's, starting with First Holy Communions, continuing with a Confirmation Mass with Bishop Terence and ending with a beautiful diamond jubilee Mass for Canon Pat Harney. The following photographs taken by Lars Karlsson speak more loudly than words....