14TH OCTOBER 2018
28TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (B)

PARISH MATTERS

MASS ATTENDANCE LAST WEEKEND – 287

“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.

PRAY FOR THE CHURCH
Pope Francis has asked the ‘Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network’ to help all the faithful to pray more intensely for the Church this October. He invites us to pray every day the Holy Rosary with the intention that the Virgin Mary help the Church in these times of crisis, and to pray each day to St. Michael the Archangel that he defend us against the attacks of the Devil. According to spiritual tradition, Michael is the chief of the celestial armies and the protector of the Church
(Revelation 12:7-9).
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WELCOME
Welcome back to Fr. Martin Agwella and thank you for celebrating the Masses for us this weekend.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Will take place on Saturday 17th November 2108
We are appealing for donations of unwanted gifts, toiletries, saleable goods and bottles to make this years Fayre a great success. There is a red box in the foyer for such items. Thank you.

CTS NEW SUNDAY MISSAL
The time has come to order copies of the CTS New Sunday Missal for next year. The price is £5.95 and as long as we order a few the postage is free. Please write your name in the CTS order book at the back of church if you would like a copy of the Missal. A CTS catalogue is there in case you would like to order any other publication.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – 21ST OCTOBER 2018
Next Sunday, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission. Your support on World Mission Sunday will help brave missionaries in building a future of hope both in Ethiopia and around the world. Please join in this special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for our mission of the Church. It will be possible to Gift Aid all donations by using the special envelopes. For more information visit here.

FIX UNIVERSAL CREDIT TO PREVENT MORE PEOPLE GOING HUNGRY
An event called ‘Universal Credit: the launch in Bradford’ took place at the Thornbury Centre in Bradford recently. This was organised by ‘Welfare Reform Impact Bradford’ and ‘Wellsprings Together’. At the above event there was an initiative of a petition to the Prime Minister called: ‘Fix Universal Credit to Prevent More People Going Hungry’. This is a joint venture between End Hunger UK and Church Action on Poverty. This petition is available to sign at the back of church if you would take a moment to do this and make our voice in Batley heard. This is one action linked to the second World Day of the Poor which the Catholic Church will mark on Sunday 18th November.

DIOCESAN MATTERS

CPT GROUP 74 BOLLYWOOD BALL
Saturday 10th November at the Grand Banqueting Suite Ravensthorpe. Tickets cost £25 for a fantastic curry buffet and amazing entertainment.
Tickets are available from Helen Regan on 07546393938 or here. All proceeds from this event go towards taking 7 local children to Lourdes next Easter.

FULL TIME GENERAL MANAGER
Hinsley Hall Conference and Pastoral Centre is recruiting a full time General Manager, with an immediate start. A full job description is available at here. Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV here. as soon as possible. Further information, and a preliminary discussion, can also be
requested through this e-mail address.

CELEBRATING SAINT OSCAR ROMERO
This Sunday 14th October at 8:10am BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship will be broadcast live from Leeds Cathedral. Bishop Marcus will celebrate Mass to mark the canonisation of Bl Oscar Romero, former Archbishop of San Salvador, and six others. Pope Francis stated during Romero’s beatification, ‘His ministry was distinguished by his particular attention to the most poor and marginalized.’ It seems fitting that this celebratory broadcast will take place in one of the most deprived areas of West Yorkshire and draw communities together from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. The Choirs of Leeds Cathedral, conducted by Benjamin Saunders and accompanied by organist David Pipe, will sing works by Andriessen and Bermudez. Tune in live at 8:10am, BBC RADIO 4 or catch up on BBC iPlayer.

DAY OF ADORATION AT LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY
On Fri 19th Oct from 8:00am-8:00pm there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel of Leeds Trinity University (Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5HD). Please let Fr Michael Doody know if you would like to volunteer to cover one of the hours. Phone 0113 2490762 or email here.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Envelopes (G) £138.95
Envelopes (NG) £120.00
Loose £316.88
Total Offertory £575.83
Roof £44.77
Total Income £620.60
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6th October 2018
Bonus Ball No: 5
WINNER: M. Gallagher