10th July 2020
NEW GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATING SACRAMENTS
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2nd July 2020
Latest Guidelines for the Recommencement of Mass – click here
Please read the guidelines before coming to Mass
Sacrament of Baptism
Phoebe Catharine Fabianski and Felix Alezander Fabianski
who were baptised in St Mary’s Church on Sunday.
May God bless and guide them and their family as they begin their life of faith.
Charlotte Grace Watkins
who was baptised in St Mary’s Church last Sunday.
May God bless and guide her and her family as she begins her life of faith.
Mass on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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St Mary’s, please pray for……
Those who are poorly
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, Fr David Bulmer, Tolan Kilgallon, Geoff Holland, Marie Mevel & baby Sophia Taylor and all the sick members of our parish and their family and friends.
Those who have died
Shirley Findlay, Bradley Gledhill, Gerard Martin
Anniversaries / Remembrance
Peter Swallows, Brian Willans, Peter Hill, Catherine Lynch, Henry Smith & Eddie Whitelaw
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord.
Let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
To view Masses/Holy hour times for the week ahead please click here.
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
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:
An invitation from Abbot Jeremy to the Virtual Saint Benedict Festival
A Word from Abbot Jeremy
i) 16th July 2020
ii) 23rd July 2020 – How we monks pray for you
iii) 30th July 2020 – How we pray to Jesus
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.