Then the Lord himself went by. There came a mighty wind, so strong it tore the mountains and shattered the rocks before the Lord. But the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind came an earthquake. But the Lord was not in the earthquake.
The Wednesday Word
Thought Of The Day
Private prayer is like straw scattered here and there. If you set it on fire it makes a lot of little flames. But gather these straws into a bundle and light them, and you get a mighty fire, rising like a column into the sky; public prayer is like that." St John Vianney
Welcome to our Parish
Our parish is one of the oldest parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Leeds. It serves the centre of the City of Wakefield and its surrounding areas. It is a large and very active parish with 500 people or more attending Mass every Sunday. The Parish includes two churches. St Austin's in the City Centre was built in 1828 and is one of the oldest churches in our Diocese. It was the first Catholic church built in the area since the Reformation and is Wakefield's "mother church". English Martyrs' Church was built in 1957 to serve the western suburbs of the City. Beneath and to the sides of St Austin's is a range of parish rooms and a parish hall built in 1931. There is also a social centre to one side of English Martyrs' Church in Lupset. We try to keep the churches opoen during the day for private prayer and reflection.
On this web site you will find a description of many of the activities taking place in the parish on a regular basis. All of these activites would warmly welcome your involvement. Please take time to look through the web site. Hopefully you may want to help in some way.
Saturday - 6 15 pm Vigil Mass with organ, hymns and sung Mass parts.
8 15 am at St Austin's - with instruments, some hymns and sung Mass parts.
9 30 am at English Martyrs - a family Mass with instruments, hymns and sung Mass parts.
11 am at St Austin's - a traditional Mass with organ and St Austin's Choir and Children's Liturgy
3 30 pm at St Austin's - Mass in Polish
6 pm at St Austin's - with organ, sung hymns and sung Mass parts.
Weekday Mass Times
9 30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 12 noon on Thursdays in St Austin's Church. 12 noon on Tuesdays and Fridays in English Martyrs' Church. These Masses are usually preceded by half an hour of reflection and meditation before the Blessed Sacrament. But please check the bulletin for possible changes.