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.
Many 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.Thanks to Rita Barker for the photographs.
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.
Hassler - Missa dixit Maria
Victoria - Ave Maria
Victoria - Gaude Maria Virgo
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.
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. Thanks to Lars Karlsson for the photographs.
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...
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.
Children 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.
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.The 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.