Welcome to St. Mary of the Angels, Batley

Please click here for a welcome message from Fr. Eamonn

Booking System for weekend Masses (24th/25th October) now open
Please click here to reserve a space at Mass

Please note: The Booking System will close on Friday 23rd October at 8.00pm 

NEW ENCYCLICAL LETTER OF POPE FRANCIS  –  ‘FRATELLI TUTTI’
To access this document and other resources please click here

CARITAS LEEDS CRIMINAL JUSTICE INQUIRY 

‘Justice and Mercy’ 

Bishop Marcus is launching the results of a 2 year Inquiry into the criminal justice system. Full details of this Inquiry and the work it has done and hopes to do and how you can get involved are available here.

Update: 28th September 2020
NEW GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATING SACRAMENTS
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Recommencement of Masses 

Masses with a congregation
recommenced at St. Mary’s on
Saturday 4th July 2020 

For more information please click here

 Latest Guidelines for Masses – click here
Please read the guidelines before coming to Mass

Coronavirus – Latest Guidance from the Diocese

Please click links below to access the information

Guidance for the Celebration of Mass- Revised- 28.09.20 
Reception of Holy Communion on the tongue -Pandemic-Restrictions

Coronavirus Information
Updated 18th September 2020

For latest advice from Kirklees Council please click here

Mass on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
18.10.20

A live recording of the Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time will be available here from the evening of Saturday 24th October

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, 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, Ian Harrison, Bill Hall, Thomas Hopkins, baby Sophia Taylor, James Hagerty and all the sick members of our parish and their family and friends.

Please pray for those who have died:
Richard Conlan, John Lyons, Sean Quinn, Charles Martin, Maureen Pickles (nee Marlow), Kirsty McIntyre, Mary Senior

Anniversaries / Remembrance:
Michael & Ellen Maloney, John Travis, James Hopkins, Bernard Mullaney, Barry Long

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.

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.
Updated content!

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

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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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) 24th September – Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
ii) 1st October – Bless the Lord, all you his angels

For access to these talks, please click here.
Thank you to Arch-Bishop Arthur Roche for sharing these.

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 9.30am  –  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

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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