The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary

On the first Sunday after the Solemnity of the Annunciation (Sunday 29 March 2020), present circumstances permitting, the personal Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary will happen in Walsingham, in every Catholic Cathedral, in every parish and hopefully in as...

Pope Francis’ Unique Prayer on Friday 27 March

Pope Francis has said “We must respond to the virus pandemic with the universality of prayer” On Friday evening, the Holy Father presided at a Statio Orbis at St Peter’s in Rome. With the Host in the Blessed Sacrament, the Holy Father blessed the...

Year of the Word – Gabriel’s Message for Harrogate

Gabriel’s Message for Harrogate    As part of its celebrations for the Year of the Word, the Diocese of Leeds is running a series of podcasts entitled A History of the Word in 12 Objects. Each podcast showcases various objects, chosen from churches and schools...

Lourdes – 2020 Diocesan Pilgrimage Postponed to July 2021

The Director of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Fr Phillip Hall, has announced the postponement of this year’s Pilgrimage, due to depart on Friday 3 July. It will now begin on 2 July 2021. The full text of Fr Hall’s statement is available here: Letter...

Reopening Our Churches – Updates

I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’ (Psalm 122) Messages from Bishop Marcus with information on the re-opening of churches for public Liturgical Worship in the Diocese of Leeds **Please note that attendance at church must...