20TH JANUARY 2019
2ND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (C)

PARISH MATTERS

MASS ATTENDANCE LAST WEEKEND: 271

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

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

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 11.30am after the Sunday Mass.

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.

ST MARY’S SOCIAL CLUB – SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW DUE
Please note, membership (£3) is due at the beginning of February. Would members who wish to renew their subscription please contact Mary Clancy on 01924 507901. Mary will be available at the Club on Thursday and Sunday evenings throughout February and on Sunday mornings at Tea/Coffee Club after 10am Mass. New members are very welcome – chance to win the annual draw.
The Social Club/Parochial Hall is available to hire for functions small or large at reasonable rates. Contact Debbie on 07864 656100.
See our website:  www.stmaryssocialclubbatley.uk

ROOF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
The minutes from the meeting held on Tuesday 8th January 2019 are now available.
Please pick up a copy from the back of church.

BISHOP’S PARISH VISITATION NEXT WEEKEND
Please be reminded that Rt. Rev. Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds, will visit our parish next Sunday, 27th January 2019.
He will celebrate Mass at 10.00 am and meet as you leave after Mass.
He will then meet with the Head and Chair of our primary school and finally with myself to check that our affairs are all in order.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES
Will commence on Sunday 27th January, 2019 11.00 am—12.15 pm (after 10.00 am Mass)
Followed by:
10th February 2019
10th March 2019
7th April 2019
12th May 2019
9th June 2019
These are for Children in Years 5 & 6 who have made their First Holy
Communion and want to take the next step in their journey in faith.
Year 6 will be confirmed in June 2019 and Year 5 in September 2019.
If this is something that your child is interested in please see Fr. Eamonn.

PEACE SUNDAY
Today is Peace Sunday
“Let us pray together that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict”
Pope Francis, prayer intention for November 2018

DIOCESAN MATTERS

CATECHISTS’ MEETING
Saturday 9th March, Hinsley Hall, 10am-1pm: The Diocese invites all catechists and those involved in faith formation to a meeting at Hinsley Hall. There will be a chance to meet fellow catechists, to share best practice, and to meet the new Co-ordinators for Catechesis (Gregory Stacey and Kieran Hughes). There will be a particular focus on the opportunities presented by “family catechesis” and the ways in which the Diocese is developing ways to support catechists in their work.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to email here.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
The Diocese of Leeds is seeking non-executive Directors to help undertake the Governance of a variety of charitable trusts and schools within the Dioc-esan ‘family’. Would lay Catholics wishing to be considered as potential fu-ture Trustees and School Governors please send CV and covering letter to: Mr Ian Burrell, Chief Operating Officer,
Diocese of Leeds, Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 2BX.
For more information, email here.

‘YOU MAKE ME BRAVE’: YOUTH 2000 YOUNG ADULTS’ RETREAT WEEKEND
15-17th February, Leeds Trinity University; aged between 16-30 years? You are invited to a weekend of talks, workshops, liturgy, worship and friendship for young Catholic adults at Leeds Trinity University. For more info click here.

 See poster for more details.

FLAME 2019
The biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK- Flame 2019 is coming up in March. See the poster for more details on how to book your tickets.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Many thanks

Envelopes (G) £175.50
Envelopes (NG) £145.20
Loose £375.84
Total Income £696.54
lotto

12th January 2019
Bonus Ball No: 26
WINNER: No winner