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St Columba’s & St Malachy’s Catholic Churches Halifax

Parish Priest:  Monsignor Michael McQuinn (Fr Michael)

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

St Columba’s 11.30am – 12 noon – First Saturday of each month (next on Saturday 4th Feb)

St Malachy’s 4.00pm – 4.45pm – First & third Saturday of each month (next on Saturday 4th Feb)

Fr Michael is also available by personal arrangement.

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POPE BENEDICT XVI REQUIESCAT IN PACE

On learning of the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on 31 December 2022, the Right Reverend Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds, has issued the following message:

‘It is with great sadness that we learned today of the death of our beloved Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI.

We recall with great fondness how Benedict won the hearts and minds of so many of the people of our country during his visit to England in September 2010. His ministry and leadership were characterised by a gentleness and serenity that sprang from an intense personal relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Benedict’s teaching as the Successor of St Peter and his theological writings have given the Church a profound legacy that will be appreciated ever more deeply both now and in years to come.

May the humble and selfless soul of Benedict XVI, who ministered as chief Shepherd of God’s Church, be welcomed into heaven by the Lord whom he loved and served so faithfully on earth.’

The website of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) carries an Obituary: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/pope-benedict-xvi-requiescat-in-pace/  and prayer cards have been distributed to all Catholic parishes.

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Pope Francis, has appointed Rev Mgr Canon Philip Moger, until now a priest of this diocese and currently Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, as an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Southwark. See link below:

https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/72317-2/

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Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund Appeal 7-8 January 2023

Aa second collection will be taken next weekend to support the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  A appeal letter explaining how the collection will be used is available at the back of both churches.