It is hoped that the autumn will bring with it the formation of a Parish History Group; a number of Parishioners have expressed an interest in this. If you are interested let Fr. Nicholas know. A couple of ideas have been mooted:
- Researching, with a view to produce a History of the Parish, embracing the histories of St. Joseph's (including its former Mass centres such as St. Monica's at Kirkburton & also Holmfirth), English Martyrs', the Meltham Catholic community & the Catholic congregation at Shepley.
- With the approaching centenary of the outbreak of the Great War it would be good to do some work on the production of a list of St. Joseph's / Huddersfield Catholic's who lost their lives in both the First & Second World Wars.
Just a couple of thoughts!
Due to the celebration of the 1940's Weekend & Civic Service on Sundays 7th & 28th July at St. Bartholomew's Church a VIGIL MASS will be celebrated next SATURDAY 6th JULY at 5.00PM. The same arrangements will also be in place for SATURDAY 27th JULY with Mass at 4.00PM.
Meltham Memories Weekend
The annual Meltham Memories Weekend is being held between Friday 5th—Sunday 7th July; on the Saturday & Sunday afternoons tea & cakes will be served in St. Bartholomew's Church Hall. Local school children are singing in the Hall on both afternoons, so much help will be needed. If you can bake or help please sign the list at the back of the church. All proceeds to Help For Heroes & the Church Tower Repair Fund.
Confirmation will be celebrated on next Saturday 29th June during the Vigil Mass at English Martyrs' Church (6.30pm). The next catechectical session will take place on Wednesday 26th June at 7.00 pm. This is for both the candidates & also their sponsors. It will be held in the Meeting Room at English Martyrs' Church.
N.B. Pews will be reserved for the candidates & their families—this may mean that you do not get to sit in your usual seat in church. Mass will be a little longer than usual! Refreshments afterwards!