Booking System for weekend Masses 6th/7th March now closed
Booking System for Holy Week opens on
Wednesday 10th March at 10.00am
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, Ruth McMullen, Ann Leach, Elaine Richardson, Catherine & Jimmy McVeigh, Andy Swindells, Sheila Haigh, Michael Haigh, Leonie Briggs, Tolan Kilgallon, Geoff Holland, Bill Hall, Thomas Hopkins, James Hagerty, Nick Eatough, Roger Meehan, Stefan Stadnicki, Bert Gibson, Jennie Farnhill and all the poorly members of our parish.
Please pray for those who have died: Anne Philomena Godlington, Patricia Scrutton, Sheila Mary Oram, Geoffrey Cave, Frances Flanagan, Frances Armitage
Anniversaries / Remembrance: Victor Marshall, Jimmy Gallagher, Eamonn Hegarty, Joan McFadyean, Alice Blanchfield, Joseph & Kathleen Foley, Derek Thompson, Kath Collins, John McGarretty, Mary Sykes, Geoff Bowers, Rose Ellen McLaughlin, Neil Dennis, Kathleen McQuinn, Derek Savage, Peter Newsom, Nicola Lella, Konrad Nowacki, John Neville, Patrick Carney, Eileen Clancy, Henry Smith, Jack Hill
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.
‘Come to me all you who labour and are over-burdened.’ (Matthew 11.28)
We would love you to be part of our future in this your parish, and I can assure you of a warm welcome, no matter how long it may have been. For more information please click here.
God bless you,
your Parish Priest
13th January 2021 – NEW message!
SPIRITUAL SUPPORT FROM MOUNT ANGEL ABBEY – WITH ABBOT JEREMY
Here you will find a series of excellent talks from Abbot Jeremy offering us advice,comfort and support at this time of Pandemic.
These talks include;
I – The Risen Life Within Us 5 talks
II – Stella Caeli Prayer 2 talks
III – Holy Week at Home 5 talks
IV – Blessings in Troubled Times 4 talks
V – Together in Christ 5 talks
Recently added talks:
God with us, in whatever unfolds – 28th January 2021
Let peace be your quest and your aim – 14th January 2021
For access to these talks, please click here.
Thank you to Arch-Bishop Arthur Roche for sharing these.
Offertory envelopes and standing orders for offerings
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.
The Year of the Word
in the Catholic Church in England and Wales
“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.