9th DECEMBER 2018
2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT (C)

PARISH MATTERS

MASS ATTENDANCE LAST WEEKEND – 237

“Welcome to St. Mary’s Church, especially to any visitors and new parishioners.”

SICK / HOUSEBOUND & HOSPITAL
If you or your loved ones are sick or in hospital and would like a visit from Fr Eamonn, please do let me know. I am more than happy to visit them.

TEA & COFFEE AFTER 10.00am MASS
Each Sunday morning after the 10.00am Mass tea, coffee and biscuits are served down in the St Mary’s Hall. Please come down and join us for some social time together. All are welcome.

BAPTISMS IN ST MARY’S
If you would like to arrange the baptism of your child, please see Fr Eamonn after Mass to pick up an application form and arrange a date.
Baptisms take place at 11.30am after the Sunday Mass.

PRIMARY SCHOOL CAROL SERVICE
Thursday 20th December at 2.00 pm
All are welcome to join our wonderful children from our Primary school as they lead us in carols and reflection, as we get closer to the special season of Christmas.

PARISH PRE-CHRISTMAS PARTY
Sunday 23rd December after 10.00 am Mass
Come along and join Fr. Eamonn and fellow parishioners as we begin to get into the approaching festive season. Tea, coffee, mince pies, sandwiches and mulled wine. All welcome

ST. JOHN FISHER CATHOLIC VOLUNTARY ACADEMY
TRADITIONAL CAROL SERVICE
The annual carol service will this year take place in the Parish of
Our Lady and St Paul’s in Cleckheaton. It will held on
Monday 17 December at 7.30pm. Many of our students will be taking part in this evening and everyone is warmly invited to join us.

LIVE CRIB
The St. John Fisher CVA Live Crib Nativity service will take place outside the Longcauseway Church in Dewsbury on Wednesday 19th December at 11.00 am. All are welcome to come along a join in this wonderful witness of our faith by Sixth form students of our Catholic High School.

RETIRING COLLECTION
Please be advised that there will be retiring collections over the weekends of
15/16th December and 22/23 December for Christmas flowers for the church.
Thank you.

WELCOME
To the Good Shepherd Company who are visiting us this weekend, selling their produce to help Christians in the Holy Land.

FORTHCOMING FUNERAL IN OUR PARISH
Stephen Walker RIP – Thursday 20th December 10.00 am – Requiem Mass

BISHOP VISITATION—CHANGE OF DATE
Please be aware that the Bishop is now visiting our Parish over the weekend o f the 26/27th January 2019

O LITTLE TOWN OF BATLEYHEM – A LIVE NATIVITY
SATURDAY 22ND DECEMBER – 4.00 PM
Batley Churches Together invite you to meet in the Market Place for a Live
Nativity with Carols led by the Batley Community Choir. There will be chance to meet and greet the donkeys and we invite everyone to come dressed as a
character from the Nativity Story if they so wish!
Refreshments will be available in the Methodist Church.
Any donations will be in aid of Batley Care and Drop In and also Forget Me Not Hospice for Children.
Come and set the scene for that special time of year as we remember the
Nativity story right here in Batley-hem!!!

DIOCESAN MATTERS

VACANCY
Financial Accountant based at Hinsley Hall. A good all-rounder to work in a small Finance Team providing financial and administrative support across our Diocese. Please contact [email protected] for a job description.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH
Sunday 16th December, 3pm, Leeds Cathedral. Information and tickets (£10) visit www.skiptoncamerata.com

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Envelopes (G) £289.80
Envelopes (NG) £127.61
Loose £298.02
Total Offertory £715.43
Roof £15.46
Total Income £730.89
lotto

1st December 2018
Bonus Ball No: 57
WINNER: No winner