Mgr Anthony Boylan RIP – It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Mgr Anthony Boylan who died peacefully in his sleep this morning (Wednesday 20 November 2019 ). I know you will remember him in your prayers and Masses.
Mgr Anthony Boylan, was born in Bradford on 6 May 1939. In 1955 Tony left Bradford and followed what by then had become a well-trodden path from St Bede’s to Ushaw College in County Durham, where he studied for the priesthood. He was ordained at St Joseph’s Church, Bradford on 24 May 1964. To his core, Mgr Boylan was a loyal son of the Church and of the Diocese of Leeds, its Bishops and its People. He served them all his adult life and especially during the fifty-five years of his priestly ministry. He was always positive about life and to the last he was a man of deep faith, rooted in the celebration of the Eucharist. His was, without doubt, a priesthood of both substance and distinction.
The following arrangements have been made;
Monday, 9 December 7.00pm: Reception of Mgr. Boylan’s body into Leeds Cathedral, (No Mass)
Tuesday, 10 December 12.30pm: Requiem Mass, Leeds Cathedral, Great George Street.
Wednesday, 11 December 11.00am: Mass for the repose of the soul of Mgr Boylan at St Boniface Catholic Church, Robin Lane, Bentham LA2 7AB followed by burial in Bentham Cemetery. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
NO MASS at Blackshawhead (Tuesday), Hebden Royd Methodist Church (Thursday) and Kershaw Community Centre (Friday) until further notice.
ELECTION 2019: FIND OUT WHERE YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES STAND ON IMPORTANT LIFE ISSUES. ( from Bishop Marcus.) In the next parliament, it is likely that there will be efforts to introduce changes to the law that would allow abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth and that there will be further attempts to introduce assisted suicide. Whatever political party you may be considering voting for, please reflect on the importance of human life. Find out where your local political candidates stand on life issues – abortion and assisted suicide – by visiting www.righttolife.org.uk/bothlives. Thank you.
Every Wednesday before Mass The Angelus Promise
PARISH REVIEW Please see below parish review documents – perhaps you will need a cuppa and a biscuit to help you negotiate the final reports!
Please see below a ‘LETTER TO THE CLERGY AND FAITHFUL IN THE DIOCESE OF LEEDS’ (together with the copy of the Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God) The Bishop has asked that both letters are to be made available this weekend (26 AUG 2018). LETTER TO THE CLERGY AND FAITHFUL IN THE DIOCESE OF LEEDS and LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD