Welcome to St. Mary of the Angels, Batley

 A word from our Parish Priest Fr Eamonn Hegarty

“Welcome to the website of St. Mary of the Angels in Batley – the home of the Torchlight Procession. Feel free to browse around. Here you will find useful information about who we are and what we do. If there is anything you can’t find or want further information, please feel free to contact us and we are happy to help. We do hope you enjoy our website and find what you are looking for.

Below you will find links to the daily prayer life of the Church, including the daily Mass, the Divine Office and the Rosary. Please join with us in prayer each day.

God bless you.”

Fr Eamonn Hegarty (PP)

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Lent

My dear friends,

We are now in the holy Season of Lent, a time of renewal as we once again focus our lives more intently upon the place of God in our lives. May we as individuals and as a parish, be conscious of the loving presence of God in our lives – calling us ever closer to Him and also calling us ever closer to each other as brothers and sisters in the Lord. I pray this will be a holy season for all of us, bearing much fruit in our lives of faith.

I am happy to also announce that the major work on our church roof is now to begin on Monday 15th February. It is a big job and will take a long time. Please keep the work and the workers, very much in your prayers. Thank you for all your support over the last few months as we prepare for this work. Not least in the very generous way you have responded to our appeal to raise the money to pay for the roof. You really have been exceedingly generous, with your time, efforts and financial support. Please God, we will soon begin to see the fruits of our labours as we see our beautiful church restored to its former glory.

Those who are interested, I have put the architects plans/drawings on the website (click here) and they are available at the back of church too. Please feel free to see the extent of the work we are trying to do. This is obviously phase 1 in the work. The internal repairs is another job which will be dealt with in due course. The first thing that must be done is get the roof sorted properly, then we are in a position to tackle the problems we have inside too.

Thank you to the many people who visit our website, it is great to have your interest and support. Also again, thank you to the many people who have donated to our roof project, some local, many much further way but still love their parish in Batley.

May I wish you every blessing for this Season of Lent. Let us keep each other in prayer as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus this coming Easter.

God bless you all.

Fr. Eamonn

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If you would like to prepare for the Sunday Mass readings the Wednesday Word reflections are available here.