26th March 2017
4th Sunday of Lent (A)

PARISH MATTERS

MASS ATTENDANCE LAST WEEKEND: 291

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, whether it is to offer them the Sacrament of the Sick, Holy Communion or just to see a friendly face for a chat.

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. It is good to be able to spend social time together.

THANK YOU TO BRESLIN FAMILY – £435.58 FUNERAL DONATION
On behalf of the parish, I would like to express our thanks to the family of the late Joseph Breslin who had collection at his Requiem Mass for the St Mary’s Roof Fund. They actually raised £435.58 for us. Thank you for thinking of us at such a difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

ROOF FUND EXTRA – ELVIS TRIBUTE NIGHT
Sat 8th July – St Mary’s Social Club
Tickets £10.00 including supper.
All proceeds towards the Roof Fund

ST MARY’S SOCIAL CLUB AGM
Tues 4th April at 7.00pm
All members of the Social Club are invited to attend the AGM.
This will take place at the Club

DEANERY REORGANISATION PARISH MEETING
MONDAY 3rd APRIL AT 7.00pm
At this meeting we will vote to decide which is our preferred option for amalgamations in the deanery. There are 5 proposals and we have to decide as a parish which are our preferred 3 options. The outcome will then be taken to the final deanery meeting to vote which is the favourite proposal for the deanery. This proposal will then be sent to the Bishop for his agreement. Please do come along and have your vote.

HOLY WEEK VOLUNTEERS
I am now looking for volunteers of people who would be willing to read and be Eucharistic Ministers for the Holy Triduum in Holy Week. Please see the lists at the back of church and sign up for a ministry you are willing and able to do. Your help is essential in order to make our Holy Week services possible. Thank you for your generosity in helping.

PARISH DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 28th April – Roof Fund Coffee – Morning 10am – 12noon – Parish Hall
Saturday 24th June – First Communion
Saturday 22nd July – Parish BBQ – after 6pm Mass – in the Presbytery Garden
Friday 29th Sept – Game and Race Night – 7pm – Parish Hall Ballroom
Monday 2nd Oct – Torchlight Procession
Saturday 18th Nov – Christmas Fayre – 12noon – Parish Hall

RED MISSION BOX CO-ORDINATOR
Thank you to Thomas Lockwood who has very kindly offered to be the new Red Mission Boxes Co-ordinator. Your willingness to help is very much appreciated.

REQUEST FOR PRAYERS FOR PARISH CONVERTS AT EASTER
Please keep in your prayers the Sharon Stadnicki, Danielle Thornton and Tilly Duerden, who having gone through the preparation programme are to be received into the Catholic Church this Easter.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BATLEY
Good Friday Ecumenical Walk of Witness – 14th April at 11.30am
Please see the poster at the back of church for more details.

A MORNING FOR PARISH READERS
Saturday 8th April 2017 at St Paulinus, Dewsbury – 10:30am – 1.00pm.
Available to any who read at weekday or Sunday Masses or would like to. The morning will cover the background to our readings, and practical reading skills. All welcome.
Any queries please contact Deacon Nick Shields on 01924377921

DIOCESE MATTERS

PRAYER FOR PRIESTS (PRESENT AND FUTURE!)
Fri 31st March, 6-9pm, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (294 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 6LE). You can join for as much or little time as you like! For more info contact Fr Michael Doody.

LEEDS DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
7-13 July. Hospitality Staff always needed. A Hosting meeting is being held on 1 March at Holy Name Church, 52 Otley Old Road, Leeds LS16 6HW at 7pm if you would like to join this team. Contact Jo Jarvis 07881518465 for further details.

DISCERNMENT PRAYER GROUP
All invited for an hour before the Blessed Sacrament, on Monday 3rd April, 7-8pm
Hinsley Hall Chapel (62 Headingley Lane, Headingley, LS6 2BX)
For more info contact Fr Michael Doody.

DAY OF RECONCILIATION
Thursday 6th April from 7am – 7pm
Leeds Cathedral
For more details please see poster.

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS STAFF PRAYER GROUP
Do you work at the universities in Leeds? The university chaplaincy is available for staff as well as students & there is an opportunity for staff to meet at lunch time to pray together followed by a cup of tea. Every Thursday starting from 27th April 2017 there will be a chance for half hour of Adoration and Divine Mercy at 1.15pm in the Catholic Chaplaincy on St. Mark’s Avenue. If you would like any further information please email Anne Cooke
or Fr Peter Kravos  Website: www.uilcc.org

THE COURTYARD PROJECT – FULL TIME VOLUNTEER
Courtyard mobilises parishes to reach out to young people on the edge of their communities, enabling them to contribute their gifts to positively transform their lives. Looking for someone who has experience working with volunteers and who can help us take Courtyard to the next stage from Sept 2017. The closing date is 31st March 2017. Apply here.
See poster for more details.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTION

Thank you to you for your generosity.

Envelopes (G) £183.00
Envelopes (NG) £162.50
Loose £350.87
Total Offertory £696.37
Roof Donations £470.81
Total Income £1167.18

lotto
18th March 2017
Bonus Ball No: 43
Winner: Monica Hopkins