We are working with members of the Diocese team to provide our students and community with a chance to participate in an online virtual pilgrimage. The Leeds diocese information can be found HERE

Online Rosary

Students from schools across the Diocese have been preparing an online Rosary for people to join in with. It has been recorded by many schools students and staff, along with the youth team. Due to the high attendance of year 10 student for face to face provision over the last three weeks MSM has fully participated in this project. It can be found at this link:


Special Mass at Leeds Cathedral

Bishop Marcus will be celebrating Mass at Leeds Cathedral this Sunday (5th July, 11am), with a particular emphasis on Lourdes. Representatives from our schools, along with a number of volunteers from the hospitality section will be at this Mass. Do encourage everyone to join in with this Mass. The link is:


Live Stream from Lourdes

We’re also invited to join in by praying at the same time as others who would be on pilgrimage. A simple schedule has been put together, which I attach. The live feed from Lourdes can be found at:

Sunday 12th July – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 5th July – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 28th June – The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Sunday 21st June – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 14th June – Corpus Christi

Prayers for the Feast of Corpus Christi

God commanded the skies above,
and opened the doors of heaven;
he rained down on them manna to eat,
and gave them the grain of heaven.
Mortals ate of the bread of angels;
he sent them food in abundance.
— Psalm 78:23-25

O God, give peace to Your world.
Give strength to the hearts of men.
Raise us up from death in Christ.
Give us to eat His immortality and His glory.
Give us to drink the wine of His Kingdom.

— Thomas Merton, Entering the Silence

We thank you, our Father, for the life and knowledge which you have made known to us through Jesus your Servant;
to you be the glory forever.
Even as this broken bread was scattered over the hills,
and was gathered together and became one,
so let your Church be gathered together from the ends of the earth into your kingdom;
for yours is the glory
and the power
through Jesus Christ forever.

— The Didache

External Links

We are proud to announce our inclusion in a Diocese project called St Matthew’s Gospel Unlocked.

The project has involved over 150 people who have contributed by recording passages at home using mobile phones, tablets and computers. Their separate recordings have been stitched together to form a series of 11 podcasts of roughly equal length. Listen to the first below and CLICK HERE for the complete list.

Sunday 7th June – Trinity Sunday

Above are this week’s Mass Readings.

Sunday 31st May – Pentecost

A Reflection on Pentecost

Pentecost has many facets. It celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples with wind and fire. The Spirit transformed a group of frightened men into Apostles: people who were sent out to tell the Good News to the whole world.

We can also think about the presence of the Holy Spirit working within our own lives and our common calling to go out and proclaim the gospel.

It is also in a very real sense the Church’s birthday, and the day when we celebrate our relationship with God. We are his children, able to call him, ‘Abba, Father!’ We are also joint heirs with Christ in his suffering and his glory.

Whilst we cannot go out and tell the Good News as we might in a physical way, we can live the Good News in the way we treat our families and friends and those in our communities at this time.

In many ways Retribuam is the very epitome of using the gifts of the Holy Spirit and we ask our school community to share these gifts and continue to demonstrate Retribuam over the coming days and weeks.

Sunday Mass Readings for Sunday 31st May 2020 – Pentecost

May is The Month of Our Lady

Mr Stuart-Collins and the Lay Chaplains across the Diocese are asking us to pray one Hail Mary per day throughout the month of May. To honour Our Lady and pray to her for the safekeeping of all within our school communities, their families and all they love.

Scripture Reflection: Pray for society

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

• For those doctors, nurses, carers and other health professionals as they come under pressure and strain – that they would be kept free from illness

• For scientists to be successful in finding a vaccine and other effective ways to protect people from the virus

• That people would be mindful of the effects of their actions on others: following medical advice carefully and being responsible when buying supplies

• That time in isolation from others would provide an opportunity for people to reflect on their lives and the decisions they have made.

• For all those whose work or study is hit by the crisis – that we would be fair to all who are affected and look after those whose livelihoods are threatened

• For students now being educated at home – that this period would helpfully supplement their school education and that a fair solution to exams and qualifications would be found and followed.

• For all those facing abuse or violence at home – that they would be kept safe and find the help they need