17th November 2019
33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
MASS ATTENDANCE LAST WEEKEND : 255
TEA & COFFEE AFTER 10.30 am MASS – Each Sunday morning after the 10.30am 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.
PARISH SOCIAL/FUND RAISING EVENTS – DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
- Friday 29th November – ABBA Again – Tickets £10.00
- Sunday 15th December – Chordiality Christmas Concert – 3.00 pm – Tickets £10.00
WEEKDAY MASSES CANCELLED – it is with regret that I inform you that due to ill health, for next week, the weekday Masses have been cancelled. I have a trapped nerve in my neck which is currently getting worse not better. I have been advised by Mgr Paul Fisher, the Vicar General , to go on sick until it starts easing. I am now seeing a physiotherapist hoping they will be able to put it right. I am sorry to those people who have booked in Masses that I am unable to say them for you at the moment. I will say the Masses as soon as possible. This weekend there will be priests coming to celebrate my four weekend Masses in Batley and Birstall. I apologise for any inconvenience.
CHORDIALITY CONCERT – Tickets are now on sale for the Chordiality concert which will be held on Sunday 15th December 2019 at 3.00 pm in St Mary’s Church. Tickets are £10.00 each which includes refreshments which will be served in the school hall after the concert.
PERU MISSION APPEAL 2019—The First Sunday of Advent is when a collection is taken throughout the Diocese for the people of Peru. Your generosity helps a variety of people. Our grant gives a group of young practicing Catholics the opportunity to complete their University degrees. It is a chance they could only otherwise dream of and all are doing well. Many are trained catechists and all contribute to the life of their parishes. Sida Vida, an organisation associated with the Columban Fathers, supports those who are affected by HIV and AIDS. Many are refugees from Venezuela. It also works to protect women from violence and abuse. Hanoprem is a house of adults with special needs and our funds help to support them in their community. All your generosity goes to Peru and directly to those who study, provide healthcare and love for people in need. Thank you so much for your support.”
ST. MARY’S THEATRE GROUP – are excited to be holding yet another Christmas pantomime in St Mary’s Social Club. This year it’s Aladdin with all the magic and mayhem to go with it! Our production is proving as popular as ever with our local community!
Friday 6th December @ 7.30 pm 7.30, Saturday 7th December @ 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm, Sunday 8th Dec 1.30 pm.
Tickets remain at £5 including a present for under 12’s. Hurry, before they sell out!! Contact St. Marys Theatre Group on 01924 478394, SMSC, or call into Jo Cox House, Batley
HARBOUR PRAYER GROUP: Every Friday at St Patrick’s Church, Bradford BD1 2RU, you are invited to come to Harbour. Harbour is a prayer group open to all with sung worship, Adoration and prayerful sharing. Come and spend some quality time in prayer and find fellowship and support in this ever challenging world. For more information, join the Facebook group Harbour, follow @StPioFriary on facebook, and/or follow us on Instagram: @prayerharbour.
THE CHRIST IS ALIVE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL COMMUNITY will be organising a Life in the Spirit Seminar from 10 November 2019. The seminar will run every Sunday from 10 November 2019 from 16.30 to 19.00 for six weeks at the Holy Rosary Church, Chapel Town Road, LS7 4BZ in Leeds. The seminar is free of charge and anybody interested in attending should send an email with their names and contact details or call or text the following numbers: 01132741007/07983776337/07909083440.
FILM SHOWING: VOICES ACROSS THE DIVIDE: Friday 22nd November, 5:30pm, Wheeler Hall, Leeds Cathedral. The Justice & Peace Commission is working with the Leeds Pax Christi group to show this film exploring the Israel /Palestine conflict through the voices of different people. It lasts about one hour and there will be some opportunity to discuss the issues raised by the film afterwards. Pay as you feel for the event.
MORNING OF TRAINING FOR READERS: Prior to the start of The Year of the Word this Advent, Readers are invited to a morning of theological reflection and practical training on November 30th from 10am-1pm at Hinsley Hall. We will examine how we can best understand and proclaim the readings at Mass for Advent, with a particular focus on texts from Isaiah. To confirm a place, please email here.
ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION: led by Fr Dennis Cassidy – choose either Friday 6th or Saturday 7th December 2019 – “An Advent Journey to Christmas with St John Henry Newman”. Offerings £30 per person. For further information or to book a place please contact the Administrator on 01943 607287 or email: here.
ADVENT PREACHED WEEKEND RETREAT: led by Fr Bernard Bickers – 13th-15th December 2019 – “Mark’s Gospel: The Beginning of the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” For more information or to book a place, please contact the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email here.
Thank you for your generosity.
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.