24th SEPTEMBER 2017
25th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (A)

PARISH MATTERS

LAST WEEKEND’S MASS ATTENDANCE: 227

SICK / HOUSEBOUND & HOSPITALSICK / 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.

DUCK RACE & GAMES NIGHT
Thank you to all who attended the Duck Race & Games Night. It really was a fun evening and thanks especially to all who arranged it. I will let you know how much was raised once I get the final total in.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Saturday 18th November
We would be very grateful to receive any unwanted gifts, toys in good condition, bottles etc. These can be placed in the red box under the table in the foyer.  Many thanks.

CHORDIALITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Sunday 10th December – 3.00PM
Back by popular demand Chordiality are coming to do one of their wonderful Christmas Concerts here in St Mary’s Parish. They are in high demand all over the north of England and we are very lucky to be able to host them in our newly restored church. Tickets are now on sale, priced £5.00 each which includes mulled wine and mince pies.
Please come along and join in the festive spirit once it arrives!

DISNEYLAND PARIS TRIP  –  OCTOBER 2018
Bookings are now being taken for Disneyland Paris, October school break 2018. For more details or to book, please contact Maureen on 513872.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO RIPON CATHEDRAL
The pilgrimage will take place on Wednesday 18th October (Mass in Ripon Cathedral at 11.00 am). It is hoped to make this a day-out for Deanery parishioners with the afternoon being spent in Ripon & a fish ‘n’ chip stop on the way home. If you are interested in taking part please contact Anne Howgate 01274  879043 by Sunday 30th September so that a coach can be organised.

FIRST CONFESSION 2018  –  APPLICATION FORMS
PARENTS MEETING: Sunday 1st October after the 10.00am Mass
For those children who are eligible to make their First Confession next year, the preparation will begin in October. Please pick up and application form from Fr Eamonn in order to enrol onto the Preparation Programme.First Confession is the sacrament in preparation for First Holy Communion. In order for a child to make their First Holy Communion, they must make their first Confession first.  So the children who receive their First Confession in 2018, they will make their First Holy Communion in 2019.

CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY
Friday 6th October 2017
Envelopes now available at the back of church.

NEXT CONVERTS MEETING
The next meeting for the Converts for next Easter will take place this Monday 25th September at 7.00pm in the Presbytery.

CONGRATULATIONS TO JANET & STEVE WALKER
50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
On behalf of the parish, may I wish every happiness and blessing to Janet & Steve Walker who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you at this special time.

DIOCESE MATTERS

CATHOLIC CARE
warmly invite you to their Annual Meeting on Wednesday 27th September at 7pm at Leeds Trinity University. Join us to hear about the difference we make to the lives of the many people we care for and support and for news of our current and future projects. We will also be welcoming Elizabeth Davies to speak on Amoris Laetitia. See poster for more details.

NIGHTFEVER
Leeds Cathedral, Friday 6th October, 5:30pm – 10:30pm. There will be Mass, Adoration, music and prayer. Volunteers will invite people into the Cathedral to light a candle and pray if they wish. Priests will be available for conversations and/or confession. More information here. To volunteer, email here.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Many thanks

Envelopes (G) £130.10
Envelopes (NG) £148.50
Loose £285.08
Total Offertory £563.68
Roof Donations £139.33
Total Income £703.01

lotto
17 September 2017
Bonus Ball No: 38
Winner: Sean Ellis