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

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

Rev Fr Michael Sullivan RIP

It is with great sadness that the Diocese of Leeds announces the death of Fr Michael Sullivan who died at home in Otley on Thursday 21 May. Please pray for the repose of his soul. Details of the arrangements for Fr Michael’s funeral will be available in due course....

Launch of New Reconciliation Resources

The Diocese of Leeds has produced a new book to help our children to prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and make their first Confession.    In the book there are illustrations by Si Smith to look at and stories from the Bible to explore. Virtues...

Join The National Rosary Rally on Pentecost Sunday

People are invited to join the National Rosary Rally taking place in dioceses throughout England, Wales and Scotland from 9am to 9pm on Pentecost Sunday, 31 May. Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their family homes during the month of May,...

Pipe Up! Organ Podcasts from our Cathedral Organist

After successfully going ‘online’ with Jonathan Rennert’s Monday Lunchtime Recital (still available to hear via our Leeds International Organ Festival You Tube Channel, www.lioflive.org.uk ) David Pipe, Leeds Cathedral Organist and Festival Artistic...

Covid-19: Pope Francis’ Invitation to Prayer on 14 May

On Thursday 14 May, believers around the world will join – whether through prayer, fasting or by performing acts of charity – to pray for an end to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.  Speaking before the Regina Coeli on 3 May, Pope Francis said “since...