19th November 2017
33rd SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (A)

PARISH MATTERS

LAST WEEKEND’S MASS ATTENDANCE: 272

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

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 Masses.

TEA / COFFEE  AFTER THE 10.00am MASS  –  SOCIAL CLUB
If you are free, please come down to the Hall and join us after Mass for some refreshments. All proceeds for the roof fund.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Thank you to all who supported the Fayre. It really was a lovely occasion. A special thanks to all who helped to arrange it and looked after stalls for us. Your hard and enthusiasm is very much appreciated. We could not run these events without all your hard work. Thank you. I will be able to let you know how much we raised next weekend.

CHORDIALITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT – TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Sunday 10th December – 3.00PM
Back by popular demand. Tickets now on sale, priced £5.00 each which includes mulled wine and mince pies.

CHRISTMAS DAY FREE LUNCH
Longcauseway Church, Dewsbury, WF13 1NH
Are you spending Christmas alone? Are you struggling to make ends meet? Then you are welcome here Christmas Day. If you are interested, please contact, Mob:07979032910 / 07491613202
Or see the poster at the back of church for more details

NOVEMBER SERVICE OF PRAYERFUL REMEMBRANCE
FOR OUR FAITHFUL DEPARTED
Monday 20th November at 7.00pm
All welcome

ST MARY’S THEATRE GROUP PRESENT:
THE SNOW QUEEN
Please come along and support St Mary’s Theatre Group as they present their next production The Snow Queen. St Mary’s Theatre Group have been part of our parish and have entertained us for many years supporting the parish in many ways , not least in a significant financial contribution to our Church Roof Fund last year. Let’s show our appreciation by supporting them with their next performance:

Friday  8th December 7.30pm
Saturday  9th December 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 10th December 1.30pm
St Mary’s Parish Hall.

Reserve your seats now 01924 478394.

An adventure into the evil Queen’s icy plan for the Universe! Fun for all the family at £5 per person, under 12’s receive a gift from Santa.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR CHRISTMAS FAYRE
25th November
Thank you to all who support them.

BAPTISM CONTRATULATIONS
On behalf of the parish, I would like to say congratulations to Quinn Marie Fox and Preston Hunter McFarland who were baptised here in St Mary’s last Sunday. May God bless them as they begin there lives of faith.

GREGG’S OFFENSIVE CHRISTMAS ADVERT
I am sure you all saw the offensive Christmas advert by Greggs who replaced the child Jesus in the manger with a sausage roll. This is a deeply offensive image. For Christians, the child Jesus in the manger is the Son of God incarnate. To replace Jesus with a sausage roll shows the total lack of respect Greggs have for Christians and indeed people of any faith (Jesus was a Jew and pork is abhorrent to Jews, and Muslims too have a high regard for Jesus as a prophet).
I encourage you to boycott Greggs
and not support a company which shows such disrespect for our faith.

EUCHARISTIC PILGRIMAGE & CONGRESS
Liverpool: 7th – 9th September 2018
This is an initiative by the Catholic Church of England & Wales to promote the place of the Eucharist in our lives. Would anybody be interested in attending this and representing our parish? There is a poster at the back of church with details on of what will take place. If you are interested please see Fr Eamonn.

DIOCESE MATTERS

PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
Join us at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (144 Norman Lane, Eccleshill, Bradford, BD2 2JU) on 24 November at 6.30pm to pray for priestly vocations and for our current priests. There will be an hour of Adoration and praying of the Rosary, followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

BRADFORD CATHOLIC YOUTH CHOIR
PERFORM WITH WORLD-FAMOUS GABRIELI CONSORT & PLAYERS
Sunday 3rd December, 4pm, St Joseph’s Church, Bradford. Come and support these talented young singers from our Diocese in a programme for choir and orchestra, directed by Paul McCreesh. Tickets available in advance from here and on the door.

VACANCY for LAY CHAPLAIN
St John Fisher, Dewsbury
Part of the Blessed Peter Snow Catholic Academy Trust, St John Fisher is a mixed 11-19 Catholic Academy with a strong moral and spiritual ethos. The Governors wish to make an appointment to the position of Lay Chaplain for January 2018. Visit ‘vacancies’ on school website for more information.

MOUNT ST JOSEPH’S CHRISTMAS FAIR
Sat 25th November 2017 from 2pm to 4pm at the Little Sisters of The Poor, Mount St Joseph, Shire Oak Road, Headingley, LS6 2DE. Lots of Stalls Tombola Raffle, plus a selection of clothing from The Little Sisters Clothes shop; Refreshments including Irish Coffees.

AFTERNOON OF RENEWAL
Sunday 26th November at St Aelred’s Church, Woodland Drive, Harrogate, HG2 7BE from 2pm – 5pm (1.30 tea, coffee & registration). Theme “The Gift of the Spirit”. For more details click here or ring Paddy Spiller on 01274 566332. See poster for more details.

ADVENT RETREAT DAY
The Briery in Ilkley, Saturday 2nd December 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm. This retreat is for anyone who would like the opportunity for a quiet and reflective day during Advent. Further details and booking: The Briery on 01943 607287 or email here.

ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION
“Mary, mother of Jesus – who was she?” on 15th December at The Briery Retreat Centre led by Sr Anne Hammersley, C.P. and Linda Pennington. For further information please telephone the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email here.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Many thanks

Envelopes (G) £140.00
Envelopes (NG) £208.90
Loose £307.30
Total Offertory £656.20
Roof Donation £322.95
Total Income £979.15
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