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The Churches of St Austin's, Wakefield, Est. 1828 & English Martyrs, Wakefield, Est. 1932

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Bulletins & News

Homily: Passion Sunday

Monsignor Smith speaks about the significance of Our Lord’s suffering for all humanity. To listen to Monsignor’s message, please click here.

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Third Sunday of Lent: Monsignor Smith's Homily

This week Monsignor Smith speaks about Our Blessed Lord's cleansing of the Temple.  To listen to Monsignor's homily please click here.

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Monsignor Smith’s homily

To listen to Monsignor Smith’s homily about the cure of the leper in St Mark’s gospel please click here.

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First Sunday of Advent

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Feast of Christ the King

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Mgr Smith's homily

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First Holy Communion Preparation 5

Unfortunately, the closure of our churches means that once again we are having to postpone our First Holy Communion Masses.  Once the children have completed their preparation, though, it will be possible to rearrange these

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First Holy Communion Preparation 4

Today Monsignor Smith has recorded another message for the First Holy Communion children of the parish as they continue to prepare to receive Our Lord in the sacrament.  To listen to the message, please click here.

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First Holy Communion Preparation 3

Please click here to listen to Mgr Smith's message to the First Holy Communion Children.

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First Holy Communion Preparation 2

To listen to Monsignor Smith's introduction to session 4 of our First Holy Communion preparation course, please click here.

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First Holy Communion Preparation 1.

Today Monsignor Smith has recorded a special message for the children of the parish who will be receiving Our Lord in Holy Communion for the first time before Christmas.  To listen to Monsignor Smith's message please click Read more

Mgr Smith's homily for the 15th Sunday of the Year

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Changes in the Parish

As you will remember, when the Bishop appointed Fr Willis to the parish last year, it was on the understanding that at the end of twelve months he would be leaving us to take up his new, permanent appointment as chaplain to the

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A message from the Parish Priest regarding the easing of lockdown measures

Monsignor Smith speaks to the parish about the latest arrangements for visiting church and attending Holy Mass.  Please click here to listen to Mgr Smith's message.

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Monsignor Smith's homily for the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul

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Mgr Smith's homily for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Monsignor Smith's homily for the feast of Corpus Christi

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Monsignor Smith's homily for Trinity Sunday

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Monsignor Smith's homily for Whitsunday

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Monsignor Smith's homily for the Sunday after Ascension

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Monsignor Smith's homily for the Sixth Sunday in Eastertide

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Monsignor Smith's Homily for the Fifth Sunday in Eastertide

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Monsignor Smith's homily for Good Shepherd Sunday

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Mgr Smith's homily for the Third Sunday in Eastertide.

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Low Sunday: Mgr Smith

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Prayer Intentions

The prayers being offered every morning between 11.15 and 11.30 include all the members of the parish family, but especially this week:

Our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP, Robert, Dave and Family, Lisa, Anne, Lin, Maureen,

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Easter Sunday: Monsignor Smith

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Good Friday: A message from our Parish Priest

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Maundy Thursday: a message from our Parish Priest

Click here to listen to Mgr Smith's message, and visit the website over the coming days for further messages.

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Parish Prayers

In this time when we are isolated from one another, and many of us may have troubles which we are unable to share, it is particularly important that we keep one another in our prayers.  A group of parishioners have made a

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Monsignor Smith's message for the beginning of Holy Week

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A message from Mgr Smith for Wednesday in Passion Week

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Mgr Smith's homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

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Making Donations to the Parish.

Several people have asked me about the procedure for contributing to the upkeep of the parish during these weeks when Mass cannot be celebrated in public.  If anyone wishes to hand in their offerings in cash, or by cheque, either

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A Message from Monsignor Smith for the Feast of the Annunciation

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Closure of Churches

We have received an instruction from His Lordship the Bishop in the light of the Prime Minister's announcement of yesterday evening.  The Bishop, with the greatest regret and sorrow, has instructed that all churches must be

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Mgr Smith's homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent

Please click here to listen to Mgr Smith's homily for this Laetare Sunday.

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Novena to our Lady of Walsingham from St Austin

 

Re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary on the Sunday after the Annunciation 29 March.  The re-dedication in 2020, unlike the dedication of King Richard II in 1381, will not be the gift of the country of England, but

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Coronavirus: A video message from our Parish Priest, Mgr Smith

Following the decision from the Bishops of England and Wales to suspend all public worship, our Parish Priest Mgr Smith has recorded a short video message. Please click here to watch.

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