PLEASE HELP WITH OUR OLD SCHOOL & CONVENT PLANNING APPPLICATION
Parishioners will recall that a planning application was submitted in October 2023 for the proposed demolition of the former convent and part of the former St Mary’s Primary School, together with the creation of a new parish carpark and small residential development. Kirklees Planning Authority requested more survey information, and these were completed and submitted to Kirklees in January. Kirklees are satisfied that they now have sufficient information to consider the proposal and the application was validated on 25 January 2024. The period of public consultation has now begun and will conclude until 1st March 2024.
The planning application can be viewed online here.
We need your support. May I ask that you take the opportunity to look at the proposals and if you can, please support the application. It would be greatly appreciated if you could make a positive response in support of our application. These buildings have been a burden to our parish and a nuisance to our school and neighbours for many years. The proposals will be a step in the right direction and will improve facilities for the parish and school as well as improving the local area and the outlook for our neighbours. Any support you can give will be appreciated and hopefully help to build for the future of our parish.
Sunday 25th February 2024
2ND SUNDAY OF LENT
EVANGELII GAUDIUM – Preparing for the Jubilee Year in Faith and Prayer
Evangelii Gaudium Sunday calls us to be joyous in proclaiming our faith. “Evangelii Gaudium” is Latin for “Joy of the Gospel”. The day supports the work carried out by the Mission Directorate on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference.
A key focus of work for the next few years is responding to Pope Francis’ calling of a Jubilee Year in 2025 with the theme Pilgrims of Hope. The Holy Father has invited the whole Church to prepare for the Jubilee in the two years prior through:
* Reflecting on the four Constitutions of the Second Vatican Council.
* Deepening our prayer life, with a special focus on the Lord’s Prayer.
To support the Church in England and Wales in this important initiative the Mission Directorate has produced a series of videos on the four Constitutions which reflect on the Liturgy, the Word of God, the Church and on its role in the modern world.
(We as a parish will have a chance to share / discuss these videos together over the course of the next year.)
A range of resources are being prepared for the Year of Prayer in 2024 which include a course on the Lord’s Prayer from small groups for Lent, encouragement to try different ways of praying from the tradition of the Church. Please support the Mission Directorate through prayer and giving to the second collection. However much you give, big or small, it will go directly to support this important work to bring the joy of the Gospel to all.
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.
Please click here to access Leeds Cathedral’s YouTube Channel
St Mary’s, please pray for……
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE POORLY
Maria Ashton, Kathleen Pawson (nee Rush), Frank O’Neill, Ann Leach, Elaine Richardson, Catherine & Jimmy McVeigh, Sheila Haigh, Geoff Holland, Stefan Stadnicki, Jennie Farnhill, Peter McKenna, Raymond Crorken, Anthony Clementson, Simon Murphy, Margaret Harrison, Franco Menic, Katie Gallagher- Peel, Barbara Maguire, Elaine Wraith, Fr David Bulmer, Jane Hellings, Barry Murphy, James Waldron, Pauline Clark, Canon Eugene McGillycuddy, Canon John Nunan, Marian McGeown, Zoe Sands, Tony Halloran, Peter Savage, Clare Gavan, Mason Ross Kilgallon, Julie Murphy, Pauline Hughes, Baby Archer, Ro, Gail, Nancy, Judy, Gail & the Teal Sisters (Ovarian Cancer Support Group), Paris Thompson, Joan Franklin, Rod McKenzie, Patricia Mould, Sr Francis, Michael Andrews, Elaine Mulqueen, Linda Beck, Evelyn Hall, David Nicholson, Neil Hilton, Margaret Norton, Celia & Harry Wilson, Mary De-Gol, Desmond Graham, Michael O’Hanlon, Sandra Heaton, Geoff Camponi,
Ann Mawby and John Connor.
Charles James Kennedy | Kathleen Nowacki
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
OUR LADY’S CANDLE
Paris Thompson | Private Intention (EPH)
Prayers for Ukraine
Let us keep in our prayers the people of Ukraine. May the world community join together and do all they can to support Ukraine and bring an end to Putin’s barbarous regime. (Fr Eamonn – 24th Feb. 2022)
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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