Welcome to St. Mary of the Angels, Batley

 A word from our Parish Priest
 Fr Eamonn Hegarty

Welcome to the website of St. Mary of the Angels in Batley – the home of the Torchlight Procession. Feel free to browse around. Here you will find useful information about who we are and what we do. If there is anything you can’t find or want further information, please feel free to contact us and we are happy to help. We do hope you enjoy our website and find what you are looking for.

Below you will find links to the daily prayer life of the Church, including the daily Mass, the Divine Office and the Rosary. Please join with us in prayer each day.

God bless you.

Fr Eamonn Hegarty (PP)

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.

Christmas Fayre 2019

CHRISTMAS FAYRE RAFFLE PRIZE WINNING TICKETS

DRAWN SATURDAY 16THNOVEMBER 2019

1. Marks & Spencer Hamper – Blue Ticket – No. 64
2. Pamper Hamper – Orange Ticket – No. 218
3. Tea Treat Hamper – Pink Ticket – No. 298
4. Mrs Bridges GoodiesBag – White Ticket – No. 10
5. Bottle Red Wine – Blue Ticket – No. 224
6. Bottle White Wine – Pink  Ticket – No. 461
7. Tin of Quality Street – Blue Ticket – No. 296
8. Small Biscuit Hamper – Orange Ticket – No. 271
9. Tin of Mixed Toffees – Blue Ticket – No. 287
10. Box of Chocolates – White Ticket – No. 121
11. Box of Biscuits – Blue Ticket – No. 183
12. Box of Biscuits – Orange Ticket – No. 213

Mass/Holy Hour times for the week ahead

Third Sunday of Advent

Prepare the way of the Lord

A copy of the Advent and Christmas leaflet for St. Mary’s Batley and St. Patrick’s Birstall is available here.

Children’s Liturgy – Sunday 10.30am Mass in term time

Readers and Eucharist Ministers and Counters rota available here.

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 9.30am  –  9.55am
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

Our Lady’s Candle
Rush Family, Heaps Family, Harrison Family

Please pray for…..

Those who are poorly
Peggy Walker, Maria Ashton, Kathleen Pawson (nee Rush),
Fr Bernard Funnell, Patricia Scrutton,
Lindsey Redgewick, Frank O’Neill, Ruth McMullen,
Ann Leach, Elaine Richardson, Catherine & Jimmy McVeigh,
Andy Swindells, Sheila Haigh, Michael Haigh,
Cindy Carter, Leonie Briggs,
Joe Elders, Fr David Bulmer, Ken Towner,
Rita Nellist, Tony Curley

Those who have died
Rita Ledger

Anniversaries
Margaret McLaughlin, Hugh Hegarty, Michael Walker,
Kevin and David Halloran, William Battye, Betty Carroll

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

Prayer Life of the Church

Liturgical Calendar

Wednesday Word

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

Useful Links