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Ritual Mass: For the Conferral of Confirmation
Wednesday 2 May celebrated by Bishop Marcus, Mass will start at 7pm
Confirmation is a precious gift of grace won for us by Jesus Christ through his death on the cross. This holy Mass is a great opportunity to come together and pray the Mass with our bishop. Make a note in your calendar so that you can attend this special occasion.

Organ & Flower Festival “Follow the trail and Discover the Beatitudes” at The Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5EA. The festival runs from Monday April 23rd – Saturday April 28. The Church will be open from 10.00am – 4.30pm. Each day (12.00 – 1.30pm) of the festival a different organist will give a recital, taking their theme from a different Beatitude. Entry is free and refreshments will be available. For further details, visit www.thegoodshepherd.org.uk and click on the latest newsletter.

2018 02 Pastoral Letter – Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

2018 02  Pastoral Letter on the Diaconate

Holydays of Obligation with effect from the 1st Sunday of Advent 2017, two holydays of obligation are being reinstated. This decision was made by the Bishops of England and Wales, and has been confirmed by the Holy See.

The Holydays of Obligation for England and Wales are therefore:
Every Sunday
Nativity of the Lord (25 December)
Epiphany of the Lord (6 January*)
Ascension of the Lord (Thursday after 6th Sunday of Easter)
St Peter & St Paul (29 June*)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August*)
All Saints (1 November*)

2017 Statement – On the Bread and Wine for the Eucharist

2017 Diocesan Annual Report 2017