News Archive

Thursday 30 July 2020

Mass intentions list for the week beginning Sunday, 2nd August

Please click here for the Mass intentions list for the week beginning Sunday, 2nd August.

Wednesday 29 July 2020

The Cities of Refuge


The latest edition of Talking Heads may be seen here.  It deals with Chapter 35 of the Book of Numbers, and the establishment of the Cities of Refuge.

Friday 24 July 2020

Mass intentions list for the week beginning Sunday, 26th July

Please click here for the Mass intentions list for the week beginning Sunday, 26th July.

Monday 20 July 2020

Maps and names

Talking Heads this week deals with Chapter 34 of Numbers, describing the boundaries of the Promised Land and how they will be apportioned. Click here.


Meanwhile, there is another episode of Luminous, recorded here: Jesus the Lamb of God, available from Shalom World TV. Click here.


Thursday 16 July 2020

Mass Intentions list for the week beginning Sunday, 19th July

Please click here for the Mass Intentions list for the week beginning Sunday, 19th July.

Thursday 16 July 2020

Receiving Holy Communion

The Fathers and Brothers of the York Oratory would like to thank parishioners and members of the congregation for your patience while we have been working out the best way to receive Holy Communion now that public worship has resumed.

We decided on a phased return to a more normative celebration of Mass beginning with Masses without communion. Once it was clear what the numbers would be like at Mass it became easier to work out what would be the best way to move on the the next stage, making it possible to receive Holy Communion.

We have decided to use Option Two in the guidance issued by the Bishops' Conference. Holy Communion will be given in St Philip's Chapel at St Wilfrid's and in the Lady Chapel at St Joseph's after the final blessing of every Mass.  There will be a brief pause while the celebrant returns to the sacristy to sanitise his hands. Precise instructions will be given at the end of each Mass, at least until we get used to the new procedure, and a steward will be on hand to guide you.

If you are at all unsure about receiving Holy Communion please be reassured that there is not - and never has been - any obligation to receive Holy Communion at every Mass and that you probably should not receive if you think you are at all vulnerable. It is always possible to make a spiritual communion.

Monday 13 July 2020

Dedication of St Wilfrid’s Church

C1F46AC3-E59F-4BB0-B962-BD4EFBECBE55Tuesday 14th July is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the consecration of St Wilfrid’s Church by Bishop Thomas Shine in 1945.


Monday 13 July 2020

Getting lost in the Wilderness

Chapter 33 of the Book of Numbers details all of Israel's stopping and starting points during its forty year journey across the Sinai Peninsula. Watch the latest episode of Talking Heads to find out more. Click here.


Friday 10 July 2020

Archbishop of York's Pilgrimage to St Margaret's Shrine

After having had his election as Archbishop of York confirmed (by Zoom!), Dr Stephen Cottrell's first act was to make a pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Margaret Clitherow on the Shambles, accompanied by his wife, Rebecca, and the Dean of York Minster, Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost. There he was welcomed (in a socially-distant manner) by our own Bishop, Rt Revd Terence Patrick Drainey, Bishop of Middlesbrough.

They then prayed together in the Shrine, before the Anglican party returned to the Minster.

Thursday 9 July 2020

Mass Intentions for the Week Beginning Sunday, 12th July

Please click here for the Mass intentions list for the coming week.