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Wednesday 29th January 5.00 pm – Reception of the Body
Thursday 30th January 12.00 noon – Reception of the Body Requiem Mass

THANK YOU – to family and friends of Joan Wilkinson RIP who donated £100.00 to St. Mary’s following her funeral last week

IRISH NIGHT 6th MARCH 2020 – Our next fundraising event will be our Irish Night on the 6th March 2020. This event has been very popular over the last two years and this will be our third such event. This year will see a new band entertaining us “Whisky in the Jar”. Tickets will be £10.00 this includes a pie and pea supper. Tickets will be on sale shortly, but if you would like to register your interest in buying a ticket please speak to Jennifer Roche (Saturday 4.30 p.m. Mass or Maureen Gill Sunday 10.30 a.m. Mass) or alternatively please ring 07876453306 or 01924 472774. This promises to be a really good evening so don’t miss out – order your ticket now!

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE – The meeting has been rearranged for Tuesday 21st January at 6.30 pm in the social club. New members always welcome.

SINGING FOR FUN GROUP – we meet down in the St. Mary’s social club every Wednesday afternoon 2 pm until 4pm. There are no auditions, we are a friendly group just trying to encourage new members.

ST. MARY’S SOCIAL CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW DUE – please note that membership (£3.00) is due at the begin- ning 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 morning at Tea/Coffee club after 10.30 am Mass at St. Mary’s. New members are very welcome—chance to win the annual draw. Both the Social Club ballroom and lounge are available to hire for parties, Christenings, funerals etc at reasonable rate. Contact Debbie 07864 656100. See website here. Please support your Parish Hall.

ST. PATRICK’S RAMBLERS 2020 – The following walks are planned to take place on every other Thursday. Be at St. Patrick’s car park for 9.20 am to set off from Church at 9.30 am unless otherwise stated:
30th January Newmiller Dam Kate

PILGRIMAGE TO KRAKOW, POLAND 28th or 29th August 2020 – HOLY SPIRIT 7 nights b&b, evening meal, coach, English guide. Excursions include Auschwitz, Salt Mines, Devine Mercy Sanctuary, Pope Saint John Paul 2 sites. £950 p.p. Single £1,100. For more details contact Susan Moreland 01925 501774

DIOCESAN YEAR BOOKS – These are available from the back of church at £4.00 per copy.


PARISH RETREAT DAY AT THE BRIERY, ILKLEY: Saturday, 25th January 2020, 10am-4pm. This retreat is open to anyone who would like the opportunity for a quiet and reflective day at the beginning of the year. Offerings £29 (to include tea/coffee on arrival, a 2-course hot lunch and afternoon tea). To book a place please call the Briery Administrator on 01943 607287 or email here.

THE PRAYER AND LIFE WORKSHOP (PLW), founded by Franciscan Capuchin Fr Ignacio Larrañaga, is a 15-week se- ries of practical sessions to learn how to pray using different methods, meditate and live the scriptures. Begins on Monday 27h January 2010 at 7:00 pm. Located in St Patrick’s Mission, Apostolic Centre (The Old Convent), 1 Sedgefield Terrace, BD1 2RU, Bradford. Contact: Martina Chupkova 07411203158

ST. PATRICK’S MISSION BIBLE STUDY: A Bible study on the parables of Jesus will begin Thursday, January 30th, 7:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Mission Bradford. If you have any questions please call Fr. Giles at 01274 721989. VACANCY: Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Leeds seeks to appoint and Out of School Club Manager. Closing date: Friday 7th February; Interviews: Friday 14th February. Poster attached.

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 wan- dered 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: 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 here.

MINDFULNESS DAY: “THE SACRED PAUSE”: 4th March 2020. Angela Rogerson will lead a day on Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition. Offerings £32 (to include tea/coffee on arrival, a 2-course hot lunch and afternoon tea). To book a place please call the Administrator on 01943 607287 or email here.

A LENTEN JOURNEY led by Fr Dennis Cassidy. 5th or 7th March 2020. A quiet day of reflection during Lent. Offerings £32 (to include tea/coffee on arrival, a 2-course hot lunch and afternoon tea). To book a place please call the Administrator on 01943 607287 or email here.


Envelopes (G) £115.00
Envelopes (NG) £128.00
Loose £358.03
OLC £12.00
Donations £198.20
Roof £20.37
Total Offertory £871.60
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.
11th January. 2019
Bonus Ball No. 14
Monica Hopkins