15th December 2019
3rd Sunday of Advent
(Year A)

To download a copy of the bulletin this week please click here.

PARISH MATTERS

MASS ATTENDANCE LAST WEEKEND: 267

COFFEE CLUB is having it’s Christmas party on Sunday 22nd December after 10.30 Mass. All welcome!!

CHRISTMAS FAYRE RAFFLE PRIZE WINNING TICKETS DRAWN SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019 – There are still a number of prizes unclaimed. Please check your raffle tickets. 1st Prize Marks & Spencer Hamper Blue Ticket No. 64, 3rd Prize Tea Treat Hamper Pink Ticket No 298, 7th Prize Tin of Quality Street Blue Ticket No.296, 10th Prize Box of chocolates, White Ticket No, 121, 12th Prize Box of Biscuits Orange Ticket No. 213 Please see Jennifer Roche
4.30 p.m. Mass or Andrea Sands 10.30 a.m. Mass, to claim your prize.

ST JOHN FISHER CAROL SERVICE – St Mary of the Angels, Batley on Tuesday 17th December at 7.00pm – all are welcome!

CONGRATULATIONS – to Heleena Egan and Thomas Kilroy who were married here on Sunday 8th December.  May God bless them with a long and happy life together.

DIOCESE OF LEEDS ANNUAL REVIEW 2019 – These are available from the back of church.  Please take one it is a free  informal ‘snapshot’ in words and pictures of just a few of the highlights from the homes, schools and parishes of our Diocese from Advent 2018 to date.

ST. MARY’S SOCIAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP DRAW
1st Prize £100.00 No: 144 Malcolm Connelly
2nd Prize £  50.00 No:    25 Frank Hudson both claimed
3rd Prize £  25.00        No:  146 Madge Smithwait
Prizes can be picked up from the Social Club on production of membership or ID

DIOCESAN MATTERS

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE AT THE BRIERY – Wednesday, 18th December 2019 at 7.30pm. A service of carols and readings held in the Briery Chapel followed by mulled wine and homemade mince pies. Please contact the
Administrators on 01943 607287 or email here if you’d like to come along. All welcome!

A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA: Sponsor a name plate of a former parishioner/family member of St Patrick’s Church, Bradford to be erected in the vestibule of the newly renovated Church as part of the Legacy Project. Simply send your name and contact details along with the name of the family or family member you would like to sponsor and a cheque for £45.00 to St Patrick’s Mission, 1A Sedgefield Terrace, Bradford, BD1 2RU.

PAID WORK OPPORTUNITY WITH THE J&P COMMISSION: Do you want to make the world a better place? Do you have the time and skills to help the Commission in its work of celebrating what people do about social justice issues across the Leeds Diocese and to build awareness of what more people could do? We need one or two self-employed people who are available, on a flexible basis, to do in the region of 500 hours of work per annum. Please email here for a set of the Terms of Reference detailing out the activities that we need doing or see the home page of our website . Closing date: 18th December 2019.

DAY OF RECONCILIATION AT LEEDS CATHEDRAL – Thursday 19th December 2019. Confessions will be available from 7.00am until 7.00pm.

HARBOUR: NEW YEARS EVE – You are invited to a NYE praise party with Harbour! Come and spend the New Year in prayer and praise as we prepare for 2020. Doors open at 7pm and there will be confessions, prayer ministry, an inspiring talk, Adoration, food, praise and worship and much more! You are very welcome to come for as little or as much as you’d like. Tickets are free but a donation on the door towards the cost of the event is greatly appreciated. Please purchase your free ticket here. Contact Harbour here or telephone 01274 721989

YOUTH 2000: LEEDS RETREAT – 21st-23rd February 2020, Leeds Trinity University. The Youth 2000 & Leeds Trinity University Retreat is a weekend of friendship, prayer and fun, where we come together as a community of young people to grow in our relationship with God with the support of the Church. If you’ve heard the story of the Lost son, the Father says: ‘You are with me always and everything I have is yours.’ (Luke 15:31) Whether you’ve wandered far or just need a weekend at ‘home’ with the Father, the Leeds retreat is for you! Over the weekend, we will journey together in prayer, friendship, social time & teaching to discover that God is with us always and everything He has really is ours! Further Info: – Anyone between the ages of 16 – 35. If you are under 18 you will need to be accompanied by someone who is over 18. Families are also welcome. Accommodation will be on the gym floor; you will need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, roll mat/air bed. There will be showers available. – Food: The retreat is fully catered (and includes unlimited free tea, coffee and cake) for the whole weekend. Please make us aware in the booking form of any dietary requirements you may have. Tickets available here. If you would like to attend but can’t afford to you may be eligible for a subsidised space. Please contact Thomas at here.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Envelopes £426.80
Loose £285.62
Total Income £656.35
Thank you for your generosity.
ANYTHING FOR THE BULLETIN?
If you have any items for the parish bulletin, please may I have them no later than Thursday 12.00noon. These can be sent to Annette Crowther here or post them through either presbytery letterbox and I will pick them up and add them to the coming week’s bulletin. Many thanks.
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7th Dec. 2019
Bonus Ball No. 39
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