Sunday, 7th February
Mozart - Missa brevis in D major
Webbe - Super flumina Babylonis
O Salutaris & Tantum Ergo
Ash Wednesday, 10th February
Byrd: Four Part Mass
Byrd: Miserere mei Deus
Byrd: Ave verum
First Sunday of Lent, 14th February
Palestrina: Missa aeterna Christi munera
Scarlatti: Exaltabo te, Domine
Lasso: Scapulis sui
O Salutaris & Tantum Ergo
Sunday 31st January
12 noon Mass
Schubert: Mass in C major
Webbe: Perfide gressus meos
O Salutaris: Zelinka
Tantum Ergo: Fauré
Candlemas, Tuesday 2nd February
Mozart: "Orgel-Solo” Mass
Eccard: When to the temple Mary went
Brewer: Nunc dimittis in D major
There will be Mass with the Imposition of Ashes at 8am, 12.10pm and 6pm (Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form)
REGULAR EVENTS IN LENT
Fridays of Lent: Stations of the Cross at 11.30am
Friday Lent Lunches after the 12.10pm Mass
Pope Francis has asked that Friday 4th March and Saturday 5th March should be special Days of Reconciliation and Mercy. There will be a Mass on Friday 4th March at 6pm followed by a Holy Hour led by the confirmation candidates from St Joseph’s and St Wilfrid’s. The next day there will be confession in church all day with the clergy from all the York parishes. There will be similar services led by young people in some other city parishes:
English Martyrs' 7pm, 11th March
St George’s 7pm, 18th March
Confessions are at the usual times, Saturday, 10.45am - 12 noon and Monday to Friday 11.30am to 12.10pm and twenty minutes before every Mass.
A number of parish pilgrimages are planned for this year, Pantasaph from 15th - 16th June, Rome from 11th - 18th August, Walsingham 22nd - 25th August, and Ladyewell on 8th September. Please click here for the Itinerary and full details of the Rome Pilgrimage. For all other information, including details of timings and costs please email Theresa Caddy, the Parish Pilgrimage Organiser.The Shrine of St Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratory, in Rome.
We thought we ought to have a go at ringing our own bells. Many thanks to the tower captain, David Hull, and the ringers for making us welcome and giving us the guided tour. Fr Joseph from the Oxford Oratory was visiting us at the time and was the first to have a go. Find out more here about the St Wilfrid's bells and the bell ringers.
One of the inspiring things about the coverage of the floods in York has been the number of calls we have received in the parish from all over the country - and some from abroad - offering not only sympathy but generous help and support. This is most gratefully received. Whether you are offering donations of money, gifts in kind or practical voluntary service assistance is most effective when coordinated centrally. Full details about how you can help can be found on the York Flood Relief section of the City of York Council website.
The St Wilfrid's conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul is also able to offer assistance. Please let one of the Fathers or Brothers know if you or anyone you know is in need of help. Meanwhile our sympathies are with parishioners and friends who have been affected. Bishop Terry also assures us of his prayers and thoughts.
Click here for a glimpse of the damage suffered by one parishioner with a house in Huntington Road.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a very special Christmas. Below are pictures of the Crib Service, the Carol Service, the Rorate Mass and breakfast, the visit of St Philip's relics and the Oratory Christmas Tree. These are just the things that were photographed. Many people worked very hard to clean the church, arrange the flowers and prepare the music and the services, and at a difficult time for the city too. Thank you once again. May we all be blessed with a happy and peaceful year in 2016.
The Solemnity of the Epiphany is transferred this year to Sunday, 3rd January. There will be a Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm on the original day, Wednesday, 6th January.
We are open as usual at St Wilfrid's. Access to the city centre can be difficult so it's best to check online before driving. A number of parishioners are affected so please spare a thought and a prayer for those facing an anxious Christmas holiday weekend.