Welcome to St. Mary of the Angels, Batley

Please click here for a welcome message from Fr. Eamonn

This Week’s Masses

Christmas Masses 2021

2 Children’s Masses
Friday – 24th December – 4.30pm – St Mary’s
Friday – 24th December – 6.30pm – St Patrick’s

Midnight Mass
Saturday – 25th December – Midnight – St Patrick’s

Christmas Day
Saturday – 25th December – 9.00am – St Patrick’s
Saturday – 25th December – 10.30am – St Mary’s

Live Streamed Masses

All Masses which take place in our parishes are now live streamed to our YouTube Channel. Visitors to the channel will have the option to subscribe (this is free). As a subscriber you will receive notifications when a live stream is available. Live streams will be available to view all day on the day of broadcast and will be replaced by the next Mass on the following day.

Please click here to access the St Mary’s and St. Patrick’s YouTube Channel.

Click here for daily Mass reflections

St Mary’s, please pray for……

THOSE WHO ARE POORLY
Maria Ashton, Kathleen Pawson (nee Rush), Fr Bernard Funnell, Lindsey Redgewick, Frank O’Neill, Ann Leach, Elaine Richardson, Catherine & Jimmy McVeigh, Andy Swindells, Sheila Haigh, Michael Haigh, Geoff Holland, Bill Hall, Thomas Hopkins, James Hagerty, Nick Eatough, Stefan Stadnicki, Jennie Farnhill, Peter McKenna, Raymond Crorken, Anthony Clementson, Brenda Riley, Simon Murphy, Margaret Harrison, Franco Menic, Katie Gallagher-Peel, Barbara Maguire, Canon Eugene McGillycuddy, Elaine Wraith, Fr David Bulmer, John Kenny, Jane Hellings, Barry Murphy, James Waldron, Pauline Clark, Bishop Christopher Budd, Canon John Nunan, Marian McGeown, Sophia Taylor, Roy Richardson, Tony Walsh, Angela Eddy, Zoe Sands, Tony Halloran, Robert Thurman, Mark Johnson, Poorly Person (C.S.), Clothilda Goredema

RECENTLY DECEASED
Ann Blakeley, Mark White, Peter Foley, Linda Marshall, Walter ‘Wally’ Blackburn Anne Dewhirst, Sheila Asquith

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.

OUR LADY’S CANDLE
Mary Keelan (B’day Anni), Stasha Kenyon (B’day Anni), Josephine Gierula (A)

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Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Please join us as we remember our Faithful Departed. 
Click here to open our online Book of Remembrance

Click here to join us on our new page where we are asking people to take a photo from scenes in their daily lives, wherever they may be, and relate it to a piece of Scripture.

Take a trip down Memory Lane……..
See our new page here.

Join in our online prayer book as we support each other in prayer.

ARE YOU A CATHOLIC…and have lost touch?

I just want you to know that you are always welcome back to your parish of St. Mary’s.
It is still your parish.
Jesus said,

 ‘Come to me all you who labour and are over-burdened.’ (Matthew 11.28)

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PARISH OFFERTORY

Offertory envelopes and standing orders for offerings

 

TEXT GIVING

We now have the facility to take offerings using text messaging. To use this service and to contribute £5 to the Parish Offertory, please text CHURCH BATLEY to 70500

Please note that it is a feature of the text-giving facility that allows for no more and no less than £5 to be given to the Offertory via each text.  If your regular weekly parish giving is either more or less than this amount, please feel free either to send more than one text – or maybe use this facility just once a month. Thank you for supporting the work of the Church: your generosity is much needed and particularly appreciated at this time

For further information, please see below, from the Diocese of Leeds website.

The Diocese of Leeds will receive 96% of your £5 donation. The money will come from your mobile network account. You only pay a donation if you receive a reply message back, some mobile phone accounts have text donations blocked on them because they are business phones or they are pre-pay phones with insufficient credit. You may (depending on network) have to pay to send a “standard rate” message which should cost about 10p. Always get the bill payers permission. If you have questions about this service call 03306600425 to speak to someone from the service provider Vir2.Text Giving

You can also make a donation to the parish offertory by card.

St Patrick's UCM Invitation to Prayer

Sacrament of Baptism
St. Patrick’s: Saturdays at 11.00am (after Mass)
St Mary’s: Sundays at 11.30am (after Sunday Mass)
Please pick up a Baptism Application Form from Fr Eamonn.
Date of baptism to be arranged with Fr Eamonn.
Sacrament of Marriage
Arranged with Fr Eamonn. Please speak to him in good time in order to get your preferred date and to  allow time for the preparation to take place.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
St Patrick’s – Saturday 9.15am  –  9.45am
St Mary’s – Saturday 3.45pm  –  4.15pm
Or by appointment
 Sacrament of the Sick
If you or your loved ones are poorly and / or in hospital and would like a visit from Fr Eamonn, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am more than happy to visit our sick parishioners.
If it is an emergency and I am not available, it may be quicker to phone the hospital chaplain directly.
They can be contacted as follows:
Dewsbury District Hospital
Fr Patrick Mungovin  –  (01924) 492950
Pinderfields Hospital
Priests at St Austin’s Wakefield  –  (01924) 372080

The Year of the Word

in the Catholic Church in England and Wales
2020

“The God who Speaks”

The year 2020 sees the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Benedict XVI on The Word of the Lord. The year 2020 is also the 1,600th anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These are strong reasons for us to embark at this time on a creative and deeper engagement with the Holy Scriptures across the life of each diocese.

To download the brochure, where you will find the three themes and vision for the year, together with information about our key events, resources and activities, please click here.

Prayer Life of the Church

Liturgical Calendar 2019/20

Wednesday Word

To see the Gospel at Mass this Sunday please click here.

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