6th October 2019
27th Sunday of Ordinary Time
(Year C)



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.

“ABBA AGAIN”  –  FUND-RAISING EVENT  –  Friday 29th November 2019 at St. Mary’s Social Club. This fundraising event is proving to be very popular and tickets are selling fast.  Please could all those who have reserved tickets, please collect and pay for their tickets by the end of September.  After this date any tickets not collected will go on general sale.  Thank you for your support, as always!


  • Saturday 16th November  – Christmas Fayre  – 12.00 noon  –  3.00 pm
  • Friday 29th November – ABBA Again – Tickets £10.00
  • Sunday 15th December – Chordiality Christmas Concert – 3.00 pm – Tickets £10.00

BATLEY TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION – MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER – Our annual Batley Torchlight Procession will take place on Monday 7th October at 7.30 pm in Batley Market place. Please try to come and support this event.

FRANCES VARLEY (RIP) Friday 11th October 2019 12.30 pm Requiem Mass
IRENE MITCHELSON (RIP) Monday 14th October 2019 11.30 am Funeral Service

CAITLIN COLE (RIP) Thursday 24th October 2019 1.30 pm Requiem Mass

FIRST CONFESSION 2020 Could the children who are due to make their First CONFESSION next year please pick up an application form from Fr Eamonn after one of the weekend Masses (Saturday 4.30pm or Sunday 10.30am). Preparation will begin in due course with a Parents Meeting, which will be announced through the church. We need to know who and how many children wish to make their First Confession next year. Many thanks.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020 Could those children who made their first Confession this year, and wish to make their First Holy Communion next year, please pick up their Mass Attendance Form from Fr Eamonn. The next
Parents Meeting for the children making their First Holy Communion next year is on Sunday 29th October after the 10.30am Mass in the Primary School.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION Confirmation is open to any children in Year 6 and above who have made their First Holy Communion. Details to follow. Gentle Reminder to our Parents Like all parishes, the future of our parishes and schools depends upon the parents of our children who are willing to support the church with their presence.

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAYRE 16.11.2019— We are currently in the process of planning for our Parish Christmas Fayre and are appealing for your generosity and help. We need the following items for the stalls:
Donations of “good quality toys” for the toy stall, bottles for the bottle stall, Any unwanted gifts, Filled jam jars (filled with sweets, miniature toys, crayons etc.). We also need empty jam jars, raffle Prizes for the Christmas Raffle. Please leave any donations at the back of Church. If you would like to help with the organisation of the Christmas Fayre speak to a member of the fundraising committee. Any offers of help will be much appreciated.

HCPT GROUP 74 BOLLYWOOD BALL – Saturday 9th November 7—11 pm. Tickets are £27.00 include a curry buffet, To purchase phone Helen on 07546393938 or email [email protected] All proceeds will take local children on pilgrimage to Lourdes next Easter.

This service is to remember our loved ones who have died. During this service, we light a candle to remember our loved ones and the names of our faithful departed are read out and remembered in prayer. I will be taking their names over the coming weeks. The service is open to Catholics and non-Catholics. It is a wonderful way in which we can reach out to friends and neighbours and welcome them to our church to pray together for our loved ones. Please place the completed forms in an envelope along with any donation and give it to Fr. Eamonn and he will include the names of your loved ones in the Parish Book of Remembrance.


VACANCY – HEADTEACHER, ST JOHN FISHER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, HARROGATE. (SALARY L33 – L39): The governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational Catholic leader to the role of Headteacher for September 2020. For more information about the vacancy please see website or contact Dion Mills (Hays Recruitment) on 07899063321 or email here. Closing Date: Monday 14 October 2019.

ST WILFRID’S WAY 2019: Annual diocesan walking ‘Camino’ between Leeds and Ripon.  Friday 11thand Saturday 12thOctober.  See information on diocesan website, but could ALLplanning to join ANYpart of the walk or ANYof the Pilgrims’ Masses and Devotions at historic sites along the way, please email here to register their interest and obtain a booklet with this year’s route.

BRADFORD CATHOLIC YOUTH CHOIR FUNDRAISING CONCERT –  Sunday October 13th, 4pm, St Walburga’s Church, Shipley. Join the Senior Choirs of BCYC for a wonderful hour of music as they prepare for their choir pilgrimage to Rome. The programme includes music by Mozart and Durante, and will feature the Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs. Admis-sion is free with a suggested donation of £5 on the door. If you can’t come but want to help them fundraiser, visit here.

RENAISSANCE IN RIPON: The Choir and Trombone Quartet of the University of Texas at El Paso are visiting the Diocese of Leeds in October to join Leeds Cathedral Choir for a Gala Concert of Renaissance choral music at St Wilfrid’s Church on Sunday, 13 October at 3.30 pm. Tickets are £10 from Charles Foulds on 07813 832231 or [email protected]– with all proceeds going towards the St Wilfrid’s Restoration Appeal Fund. For more information visit website.

SHORT TALK ON NEMWAN: Following the Leeds Newman Festival and Bl. John Henry’s Canonisation, Prof. George Herring (parishioner of St. Wilfrid’s Ripon, whose academic specialism is the Oxford Movement) will give a talk entitled “Newman: Saint for the 21st Century” at St Robert’s Parish Centre, Harrogate on 17th October, begin-ning at 7.30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact here to reserve a place.

DOWRY TOUR: From Thursday 7thNovember, 4pm, until Saturday 9thNovember, 1pm, the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will be at Leeds Cathedral.  There will be a range of liturgical celebrations and devotions throughout the visit, including Mass, the Rosary, processions, talks and a display telling the story of English Catholic history in images and words.

REFUGEE RESPONSE WAKEFIELD:Tuesday 22ndOctober 2019 at St Peter and St Paul Parish Centre, St George’s Walk, Stanbridge Lane, Wakefield, WF2 7NR from 7-00pm to 9.30pm. This event is an opportunity to hear from the organisations which are supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers and learn about the volunteer roles available. There will be a number of short presentations followed by time to visit information stalls. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. Please contact Lucy Irven on 07739 975 020 at email here for more information.

Many thanks
Envelopes (G) £235.60
Envelopes (NG) £149.00
Loose £346.38
Roof £35.10
Total Offertory £766.08
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.
28th Sept. 2019
Bonus Ball No. 26
Paul Carroll