17TH FEBRUARY 2019
6TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (C)

PARISH MATTERS

MASS ATTENDANCE LAST WEEKEND :  233

“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

PARISH SICK CALLS
One of the most important things that priests do is visit the sick. It is something I try to do as much as possible. However, at the moment I am trying to arrange 7 funerals between Batley, Dewsbury and 1 in Bradford. I will be back visiting our sick parishioners as soon as possible, but please note that at the moment, I need to visit the bereaved too and arrange the funerals. Obviously if a parishioner is very poorly and needs a priest urgently, do not hesitate to contact me.

UNWANTED CHRISTMAS GIFTS
If you have any unwanted Christmas Gifts would you please consider donating these to Church. All donations will be gratefully received, these can be used for the Christmas Fayre later in the year or for possible raffle prizes for our fundraising events. Your continued support is much appreciated.
Please leave any items are the back of Church. Thank you.

REFUGEE CRISIS
There will be a retiring collection across the weekend of 23rd/24th February to support the Diocesan response to the continuing refugee crisis and severe hardship being suffered by those fleeing war and poverty. Families arrive in the most tragic of circumstances, frightened, alone and traumatised.
Please pray for them.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
A service will be held on Friday 1st March, the World Day of Prayer, at 2.00 pm at Batley Parish Church. All welcome.

DIOCESAN MATTERS

FLAME
is an inspiring and uplifting Catholic event for young people at Wembley
Arena. Passes for the event and return travel from Leeds or Wakefield cost just £42. Places are very limited, don’t miss out! For further information, please email Ryan or Jessica here.

RACE NIGHT
Saturday 13th April, 7:30pm. Little Sisters of the Poor, Mount St Joseph, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2DE. Telephone (0113) 2784101. See the poster for more details.

PROJECT CO-ORDINATORS
The Vicariate for Education is looking for two project co-ordinators one to support work on Catholic Character education and the other to support schools converting to academy status. For further information, please see the diocesan website or call 0113-2618040

JOB VACANCY FOR A CHEF TO WORK AT HINSLEY HALL
Responsible to: Head Chef Hinsley Hall – 15 hours per week over 7 days, Meals on duty, Secure on-site parking, Day – 0600-1400, Evening 1500-2300; Living foundation wage paid monthly. Applications to: [email protected]

March 20th or March 23rd March 2019 – LENTEN RETREAT DAY
led by Fr Dennis Cassidy 10.00am-3.30pm, The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley. A journey to Easter with Blessed John Henry Newman. £30 to include morning coffee, a hot two-course lunch and afternoon tea. To book please contact the Administrator at The Briery on 01943 607287 or here.

A RETREAT WITH A DIFFERENCE
A Foyer de Charité Retreat will be held at Hinsley Hall, the Diocese of Leeds Pastoral Centre, from Sunday 21st July (6pm) – Saturday 27th July (2pm). The theme is God’s Plan for the Fullness of Time, and the preacher will be Mgr Keith Barltrop. Foyer retreats are held mainly in silence, with three talks a day, and offer a holistic way of deepening our faith in the Church’s teaching and our life in Christ. For further information or to book a place, contact Mgr Barltrop: [email protected]

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Many thanks

Envelopes (G) £144.50
Envelopes (NG) £140.50
Loose £294.66
Total Offertory £579.66
Total Income £588.66
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9th February 2019
Bonus Ball No: 12
WINNER: D. Thompson