Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School

Catholic Life

 

Diocese of Leeds

At Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School, we learn about our school within the wider catholic community and the world.  As part of this, we take part in international events and fundraising opportunities as well as taking part in diocesan events.

For more information on the Diocese of Leeds, please visit their website at: http://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/

 

 

The Bishop

Our bishop is currently Bishop Marcus Stock. As bishop, he is responsible for schools and parishes within his diocese.

We pray for Bishop Marcus, that God will guide him in his role as bishop.

Holy Days of Obligation

Sundays and holy days of obligation are days on which the faithful are obliged to participate in the Mass [… and to] abstain from those works and affairs which hinder the worship to be rendered to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s day, or the suitable relaxation of mind and body (Code of Canon Law, Canon 1247).

Holy days mark days in the liturgical year of special importance or that merit special celebration. Worldwide, there is some variation in the dates of celebration of holy days as local Church authorities acknowledge patron saints or allow the celebration of holy days that occur during the week on the nearest Sunday. In England and Wales, according to a 1984 decision of the Bishops’ Conference, holy days which fall on Saturday or Monday are in general transferred to the Sunday. From the first Sunday of Advent 2006 the feasts of The Epiphany of the Lord, The Ascension of the Lord and the Body and Blood of Christ have also routinely been transferred to the neighbouring Sunday. With effect from the 1st Sunday of Advent 2017, two holy days of obligation have been reinstated: The Epiphany of the Lord, 6 January and The Ascension of the Lord, Thursday after 6th Sunday of Easter.

 

Holy Days of Obligation 2023

Epiphany of the Lord 6 January

Ascension of the Lord 18 May

St Peter and Paul 29 June

Assumption of The Blessed Virgin

Mary 15 August

All Saints 1 November

Christmas 25 December

 

See liturgyoffice.org.uk for Table of Liturgical Dates

 

London Road, Barkston Ash, Nr Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 9PS

01937 557373

Mrs Ward: admin@barkstonash.n-yorks.sch.uk