Welcome to St. Mary of the Angels, Batley
Please click here for a welcome message from Fr. Eamonn
Booking System for weekend Masses 5th/6th December now open.
Please click here to book your space at Mass.
Please note the Booking System will close at 8.00pm on Friday 4th December
Mass on the 1st Sunday of Advent
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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, Leonie Briggs, Fr David Bulmer, Tolan Kilgallon, Geoff Holland, Bill Hall, Thomas Hopkins, baby Sophia Taylor, James Hagerty, Roger Meehan and all the sick members of our parish and their family and friends.
Please pray for those who have died:
Gwyneth Jones, Michael Morley, William Ellis
Anniversaries / Remembrance:
Grace Lynch, Richard Conlan, Rosemary Senior, Margaret Tomlinson, Norton Crumpton, Nicholas Crowley, Annie Bennett, Gavin Heaton, Rita Woodhead, Eliza Harrison, Steve Walker, Maria Teresa Cooper, Anthony John Scott, Mary Elizabeth O’Neill, John Ball & Francis Denville.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord.
Let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
Our Lady’s Candle – Our Glorious Dead
IMPORTANT NOTE: FR EAMONN IN SELF ISOLATION UNTIL 8TH DECEMBER
Due to having being in contact with a parishioner who has tested positive for the virus, I now legally have to self-isolate until the 8th December. This means that I am unable to say any public Masses. The weekday Masses that are scheduled will be said in private from the Presbytery. Monsignor Paul Fisher has kindly agreed to celebrate the weekend Masses for both parishes next weekend
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:
i) 12th November – What God has prepared for us
ii) 29th October – Befriending the Saints in times of distress.
iii) 22nd October – Discerning God’s love in times of turmoil.
iv) 14th October – Are we too anxious to rejoice?
v) 8th October – May the words of our mouths be pleasing to you O Lord.
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.