14TH APRIL 2019
PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY (YEAR C)

PARISH MATTERS

MASS ATTENDANCE LAST WEEKEND :  265

“Welcome to St. Mary’s Church, especially to any visitors and new parishioners.”

DECORATING UPDATE
THE DECORATORS HAVE COMPLETED ONE COAT OF PAINT IN CHURCH AND SOME OF THE WOODWORK THIS WEEK. THEY WILL RETURN TO FINISH THE WORK AFTER EASTER WEEK. IN THE MEANTIME WE ARE BACK IN CHURCH FOR ALL MASSES AND SERVICES.

SICK / HOUSEBOUND & HOSPITAL
If you or your loved ones are sick or in hospital and would like a visit from
Fr. Eamonn, please do let me know. I am more than happy to visit them

TEA & COFFEE AFTER 10.00 am MASS
Each Sunday morning after the 10.00am Mass tea, coffee and biscuits are served down in the St Mary’s Hall. Please come down and join us for some social time together. All are welcome.

BAPTISMS IN ST. MARY’S
If you would like to arrange the baptism of your child, please see Fr. Eamonn after Mass to pick up an application form and arrange a date. Baptisms take place at
11.30 am after the Sunday Mass.

MARGARET MENNELL RIP
We are so very grateful to the family and friends of Margaret who donated £325.32 to the Roof fund following her funeral last week. Thank you so much.

RETIRING COLLECTIONS
The retiring collections for the following will be:
Sunday 14th April 2019 – Flowers for Church at Easter
Good Friday 19th April 2019 – Holy Places

FUND -RAISING  /  SOCIAL EVENTS TICKETS FOR SALE
Ladies Evening/ Fashion Show – 26th April 2019 – Tickets £5
Boyband Tribute Night – 8th June 2019 – Tickets £10
 Tickets are now on sale. You can also obtain tickets by contacting Jennifer Roche on 07876453306 or
Maureen Gill on 01924 513872

PARISH SOCIAL / FUND RAISING EVENTS
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 12th April  –  Annual Coffee Morning  –  10.00am  –  12.00noon
Friday 26th April – Ladies Night / Fashion Show – with cheese & wine (Tickets £5)
Saturday 8th June  –  Boy Band Tribute  –  Tickets £10.00
Saturday 29th June  – Parish BBQ  – in the Presbytery Garden after 6.00pm Mass
Saturday 16th November  –  Christmas Fayre  –  12.00noon  – 3.00pm
Friday 29th November  –  Abba Again  –  Tickets £10.00
Sunday 15th December  –  Chordiality Concert  –  3.00pm  –  Tickets £10
Tickets for any of these events are available from:

Jennifer Roche  –  078764543306
Maureen Gill  –  01924 513872

Further details of all these events will be available in due course – ALL WELCOME

GOOD FRIDAY ECUMENICAL WALK OF WITNESS
On Good Friday 19th April the Ecumenical Walk of Witness will start here at
St. Mary’s church at 10.00 am.
All welcome

DIAMOND JUBILEE
Canon Thomas O’Connor will join us here at St. Mary of the Angels at
10.00 am Mass on Sunday 7th July 2019 to celebrate his
60th year in the Priesthood.
Hopefully lots of you will come along and it will be a very special
occasion.

ST. MARY’S PAROCHIAL HALL AGM
30th APRIL AT 7.00 PM
There has been little response to the appeal for new members or helpers. If the Parish didn’t have a Hall they would feel the need for one…. it’s there now, it’s a wonderful venue, the best in the Diocese and the best in Batley, and if we ‘don’t use it we will lose it’!

FORTHCOMING FUNERAL
RITA LYONS RIP
Thursday 26th April – 7.30 pm – Reception into Church
Friday 27th April – 12.00 noon -Requiem Mass

ANNUAL COFFEE MORNING
Well done and thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great
success. There were lots of cakes and it was a lovely social occasion.

PRIVATE MICHAEL HUNT (KOYLI) WW1
The Great Grandson of the KOYLI Soldier mentioned above and a Serving NCO in the Royal Air Force in Lincolnshire writes:
My Great Grandfather is due to be remembered in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Batley Cemetery on Wednesday 17th April 2019, courtesy of Project Bugle, a local historical group who have researched and commemorated all of the
Soldiers from the Batley area who fought and died during and shortly after WW1.
Not only will we be remembering the soldier from WWI but also
’re-finding’ the grave of that soldier’s parents – all associated with St Mary’s Church.
The event will start at 10.30 am in the Chapel in the Cemetery – All welcome

DIOCESAN MATTERS

DIOCESE OF LEEDS – FOUNDATIONS IN FAITH
A Course of Catholic Faith Formation for catechists, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. The course incorporates the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) and begins at Hinsley Hall in September 2019. There will be an information evening about the course at Hinsley Hall on Tuesday 11th June from 7:00 – 8:30pm. To book a place or for further information please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or email here.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Many thanks

Envelopes (G) £319.00
Envelopes (NG) £202.50
Loose £383.09
Total Offertory £904.59
Roof £20.20
Total Income £924.79
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6th April 2019
Bonus Ball No: 21
WINNER: Cath & Eric