18th FEBRUARY 2018
1st WEEK OF LENT (YEAR B)

PARISH MATTERS

MASS ATTENDANCE LAST WEEKEND – 246

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.

HELP WANTED
Could anyone spare a couple of hours every other Thursday morning to help the fantastic team who clean our church? “Many hands make lighter work” and anyone available to help would be made very welcome. Anyone who might be interested please see me after Mass

DEANERY REORGANISATION
The next stage of our deanery reorganisation has taken place and Our Lady & St. Paulinus and St. Joseph’s, Batley Carr have now merged. May we extend a warm welcome to any parishioners who have chosen to come to St. Mary of the Angels due to changes in Mass times.

SOCIAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Mary Clancy will be receiving applications for renewals and new membership at the Paroch coffee mornings after 10.00 am Mass on Sundays. If you are unable to get to the coffee morning you can telephone 01924 507901 to arrange an alternative time.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY
Please be aware that CAFOD Family Fast Day is on Friday 23 February 2018. Envelopes available at the back of Church.

ST. PATRICK’S NIGHT
On Friday 16th March 2018 at 7.30pm we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s night in the Parochial Hall with great entertainment from Skelsey Row. Tickets £5.00 including a pie and pea supper. These will be on sale after Mass or from any Roof Fund Committee member.
All proceeds to the Roof Fund.

DIOCESAN MATTERS

VACANCIES – HINSLEY HALL CONFERENCE AND PASTORAL CENTRE
is recruiting for an interim full time General Manager, with an immediate start for a period of approximately four months (Ref. 103) and a permanent full time General Manager (Ref. 102). To request a job description and salary details, please email here. Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to the same email address, and include which position(s) you wish to be considered for. Closing dates: interim position 12:00 Noon on Monday 19th Feb 2018. Permanent position 11.59pm on Wednesday 28th Feb. 

DIOCESE OF LEEDS FOUNDATION DIRECTOR VACANCIES
A number of vacancies exist for Foundation Directors for Multi Academy Trust Boards throughout the Diocese. Please see poster for more information.
Closing Date: 19th March 2018.

ADORATION CHAPEL AT LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY:
We are hoping to set up an adoration chapel at Leeds Trinity University (Horsforth, which would operate from 7:30am till 10:30pm every day (apart from certain holidays when the University closes. Please would you consider giving an hour of your time a week to adore the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. If you would like to help cover a slot or you need any more information about this project, please contact Fr Michael Doody
Tel: 01977 552753

MISSION WEEK – “THE REALITY IS CHRIST”
It is now well over a year since Bishop Marcus provided a stable home for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass at St Joseph’s in Bradford. To celebrate this and give a good start to Lent, Fr Michael Hall will be preaching a mission on the evenings of the 19th – 23rd February. Entitled “The Reality is Christ”, the Mission will consider meeting Our Lord in the seven sacraments. Mass will be offered each evening. Tuesday will be the normal parish in the Ordinary Form, but the others will be Low Masses according to the Extraordinary Form, apart from Thursday (the Feast of St Peter’s Chair) which will be a full Solemn Mass. Confessions will be available each evening. It is fitting that this should be the traditional “Ember Week”, when we are encouraged to fan into flame the gift that is in us. 7pm, St Joseph’s Pakington Street, Bradford. All are welcome

WOMEN’S DISCERNMENT GROUP:
On 20th Feb at 7pm at St Joseph’s Presbytery (Pontefract Rd, Castleford, WF10 4JB). If you are a woman aged 18-35 years and are wondering about the next steps in your life please come along. There will be the opportunity to learn more about your faith, experience Christian fellowship and pray with others. For more information please contact Fr Michael Doody

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR SPRING FUNDRAISER:
Sat 3rd March at 2pm Mount St Joseph’s, Shire Oak Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2DE. Poster at the back of Church

DAY OF REFLECTION: A CARMELITE APPROACH TO JUSTICE:
Sat 10th March 10:30am-4:30pm, Wood Hall Monastery, Linton. Take time out to reflect on the Gospel roots of the need to take action on issues of social justice. This day is free to attend but booking is essential as places are very limited. Please email to book a place or see our website for more details.

FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS:
The programme at Leeds Cathedral on 7th April, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July and 4th August: Start 10:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, if possible; the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet; Confession; 12noon Mass; 12:30pmTalk in the Hall when possible; 4:00pm Finish.

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND 24th – 29th SEPTEMBER 2018
Itinerary to include: Krakow, Czestochowa, Wieliczka, Wadowice, Kalwaria Zebrzydowskan & Auschwitz. Further details: Fr Timothy Whitwell – Telephone: 01274 720299
E-mail here

SHELTERED HOUSING – ST SCHOLASTICA’S RETREAT
VACANT FLATS AVAILABLE:
The Retreat offers sheltered housing to practising Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 self-contained flats at £459pcm – more information from The Warden: Deacon Seán Duffy, 27 The Retreat, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0JG (01844) 344437.
Email here  or see website

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Many thanks

Envelopes (NG) £155.20
Loose £237.37
Total Offertory £594.12
Roof £24.32
Total Income £618.44
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10th February 2018
Bonus Ball No: 13
Winner: Cath & Eric