Masses this Sunday:
8.00 a.m. St Ann's Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds
11.00 a.m. Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton
12.30 p.m. St. Joseph's, Pakington Street, Bradford
Thursday at St. Joseph's, Bradford, Confirmation and Pontifical Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and given by Bishop Stock at 7.00 p.m.
It is good to see that the Cathedral is in use again for the EF Mass this weekend and just as good to see the bishop giving the Sacrament of Confirmation according to the books of 1962 in Bradford. This again marks a first. There have been traditional rite confirmations in this Diocese since 1970. Two of my children were confirmed by Canon Wiley during the interregnum period by dispensation given by the Apostolic Administrator Mgr. Wilson. What is different is that for the first time the diocesan bishop is conferring this Sacrament publicly.
The bishop recently said that he wished to offer the Mass in the Extraordinary Form to show that he is a father to all in his diocese. The bishop clearly sees that deeds speak louder than words.