18th August 2019
20th Sunday of Ordinary Time
(Year C)

PARISH MATTERS

MASS ATTENDANCE
LAST WEEKEND : 218

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

TEA & COFFEE AFTER 10.30 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.

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
11.30 am after the Sunday Mass.

PARISH SOCIAL / FUND RAISING EVENTS

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 16th November  –  Christmas Fayre  –  12.00noon  – 3.00pm
Friday 29th November  –  Abba Again  –  Tickets £10.00
Sunday 15th December  –  Chordiality Concert  –  3.00pm  –  Tickets £10
Tickets for any of these events are available from:

Jennifer Roche  –  078764543306
Maureen Gill  –  01924 513872

Further details of all these events will be available in due course – ALL WELCOME

BAPTISM CONGRATULATIONS
Last Sunday we celebrated the baptisms of Mylah Rae Slavin & Tommy Geoffrey Armitage and welcomed them into the Church. May God bless and guide them as they begin their lives of faith.

PARISH SACRISTANS
May I say a big thank you to all those people who offered their services as sacristans. We now have three teams of people for both our Saturday evening & Sunday morning Mass. This help will be invaluable as I go between St Marys and St Patricks. Thank you for all your support.

CHURCH ORGAN REPAIR
As you may know a few months ago a fault was found on our church organ that requires a substantial repair. Due to all the expense of the church renovation recently, I decided to put the repair on the back burner until things were a bit better financially. However, recently I have received various very generous anonymous donations for the organ repair which have covered the cost on the organ repair – this is over a £1000.00. May I say a big thank you, for your generosity, as always, in getting St Mary’s back to it former glory. Those donations were offered in memory of Joan McFadyean who was our church organist for years. May she rest in peace, and know her legacy lives on in our church organ.

LETTER OF THANKS FROM THE SOCIETY OF AFRICAN MISSIONS (SMA)
This week we received a letter of thanks from Rev Morland the Appeals Coordinator for the SMA’s. His Missionary Appeal weekend was a great success and he asked me to pass on their thanks both for your generosity and your usual warm welcome to Fr Krzempek who did the appeal.

HOLIDAYS
To all our parishioners who are going away, have a lovely holiday and a good rest!
Bon voyage!

DIOCESAN MATTERS

DOWRY TOUR
From Thursday 7th November, 4.00pm, until Saturday 9th November, 1.00pm, 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. A full programme will be available in due course.

MASS FOR ALTAR SERVERS
Saturday 21st Sept 2019, Leeds Cathedral,12:00 Noon. All Diocesan altar servers are welcome to attend. Those attending will need to bring their albs/cassocks and cottas and gather in Wheeler Hall by 11.40am. Also, please bring a picnic lunch which will be eaten in Wheeler Hall following the Mass. Please see the poster available at the back of church.

ST BEDE’S AND ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC COLLEGE BRADFORD – The Governors invite applications for the post of Lay Chaplain from practising Catholics in good standing with the Church. Full time permanent post, term time only plus 5 days £16679.56 to £18456.75 per annum For further details or to arrange a visit, please email here or contact Miss Ruth Jackson, Personnel Officer on 01274 941941 or see the main advert in church. See poster at back of church

BATLEY TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION – Monday 7th October 2019 – starting at 7.30pm in the Batley Market Square ending with Benediction in St Mary’s Church, Batley. The procession gives a fine witness to our Catholic faith and gives honour to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, in the tradition of our forefathers in England the Dowry of Mary. All welcome.

CELEBRATION OF MARRIED LIFE SAT. 5TH OCT. – 6.00pm – LEEDS CATHEDRAL –
There will be a special Thanksgiving Mass for couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries this year. The Mass will fulfil the Sunday Obligation and there will be an opportunity for couples, who wish to do so, to renew their marriage vows during the Mass. If you are celebrating the Jubilee of your wedding and you would like to take part in this celebration, please fill out this application form available at the back of church and return it as soon as possible, by post or email, by Tuesday 10th September 2019 at the latest. Please see the poster at the back of church for more details.

SCHOOL VACANCY – ST JOHN’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF— are recruiting for a School Business Manager. This is a senior appointment in a Catholic residential and day school for children with communication and other special needs. Closing date: 13 September 2019. Further details can be found on the School’s website.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Many thanks
Envelopes (G) £311.60
Envelopes (NG) £96.50
Loose £301.42
Total Offertory £709.52
lotto

Date: 4th August 2019
Bonus Ball No: 31
Winner: D. Thompson