Welcome to the Halifax Deanery
The following link is for ordinary time 2019 Weekend Masses in the Halifax Deanery
- The Catholic Church in England and Wales will suspend public Masses and other liturgies – this will begin from Friday evening, 20 March 2020, until further notice.
- Priests who hold parochial office should continue to celebrate Mass in a church within their parish, daily, without the faithful.
- Baptisms, First Confessions, First Holy Communion and Confirmations should also be postponed.
- Weddings should be deferred, or restricted to the celebrant, bride, groom and immediate family.
- With great pastoral sensitivity, funeral services must be restricted to the graveside or at a crematorium.
- Bishops’ Conference, emphasises that Catholics in England & Wales are dispensed under Church law from the Sunday obligation to attend a Mass.
- Churches will remain open where possible. They will be a focal point of prayer.
- Catholics are also urged to continue to participate in the spiritual life of the Church, particularly through prayer
- “Knowing that the Mass is being celebrated; joining in spiritually in that celebration; watching the live-streaming of the Mass;
following its prayers at home;
making an act of spiritual communion:
this is how we share in the Sacrifice of Christ in these days.
These are the ways in which we will sanctify Sunday, and indeed every day,”
- Please play your part. For your commitment to this, thank you.
Holydays of Obligation.
The Holydays of Obligation for England and Wales are therefore:
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 (Friday 29 June*)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August*)
All Saints (1 November*)