ST PATRICK’S LOURDES GROUP NEXT PILGRIMAGE – The St Patrick’s Lourdes Group will travel to Lourdes from; 22nd to 30th June 2023.
Preparations are already starting for this important pilgrimage and we are requesting the services of a Nurse or Doctor to travel with us on the Jumbulance for the dates above. If you are interested in this rewarding activity then please contact Dorothy Kenny (01924 476967) or Paul Leese (07582101538). Thank you.
CONGRATULATIONS TO TAMILIN & ROB WALKER 10TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY – On behalf of the parish, may I say a big ‘congratulations’ to Tamlin & Rob Walker who are today celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their wedding. May God bless them at this special milestone in their married life.
TEA & COFFEE AFTER SUNDAY MORNING MASSES
St Patrick’s – after the 9.00am Mass each Sunday. All welcome
St Mary’s – after the 10.30am Mass each Sunday. All welcome
BEING CAREFUL IN CHURCH – In both our parishes, we are very fortunate to have very kind and helpful parishioners who do lots of things behind the scenes on a weekly basis. However, unfortunately, we also have people who will do anything to try and steal from our churches. May I kindly ask, that if you are coming to church, especially on your own, for your own safety, please ensure that you close the door behind you. Your safety is the number one priority. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.
ST PATRICK’S DISCUSSION GROUP – The next meeting of the group will be held on Wednesday the 6th July at 10am in the coffee room. All welcome.
SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND – There will be a 2nd Collection next weekend in aid of The Apostleship of the Sea.
ST MARY’S SOCIAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP – Membership of the Social Club for 2022 is now overdue, anyone wishing to renew their membership would you please contact Mary on 01924 507901. Thank you for your continued support.
ST MARY’S SOCIAL CLUB – Are you thinking about where to celebrate a family party, baptism, wedding, birthday? St Mary’s Social Club has great rooms available to hire at very good prices.
The Melton Lounge – ideal for parties up to 50 people with a well stocked bar.
The Ball room – can hold up to 160 people, with an adjoining kitchen and bar. For more information please visit here
St Mary’s Social Club and Parochial Hall – Melton Street, Batley, WF17 8PT
Booking Enquiries – Michelle 07896 974429 or find us on Facebook
EVENTS IN ST MARY’S SOCIAL CLUB
Social Dancing – Sunday evenings from 7.30pm
Masc Batley Karate Club – Tuesdays – 4.00pm – 5.00pm | 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Singing for Fun – The classes have now moved back into the downstairs room at the Social Club on Wednesdays from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. All welcome
Batley Rock and Roll Club – Wednesdays form 8pm
Slimming World – Thursdays – 9.00am | 11.00am | 5.00pm | 7.00pm
Monday to Thursday – Central Pointe Dance (in the studio)
CHORDIALITY SUMMER CONCERT – A Celebration of British Music.
Sunday 3rd July at 3.00pm – Holy Spirit Church, Heckmondwike
Tickets – £10.00 – Tel. (01274) 872984 or from choir members
SUPPORTING YOUR PARISH FINANCIALLY
I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to you all who have continued to support your parish financially at this difficult time. You really have been very generous in so many ways. There are various ways in which we are able to support the parish – as follows;
Giving by Text – We now have the facility to take offerings using text messaging. To use this service and to contribute £5 to the Parish Offertory, please text;
CHURCH BATLEY to 70500 CHURCH BIRSTALL to 70500
Please note that it is a feature of the text-giving facility that allows for no more and no less than £5 to be given to the Offertory via each text. If your regular weekly parish giving is either more or less than this amount, please feel free either to send more than one text – or maybe use this facility just once a month.
Standing Order Mandate – More and more people are paying their offertory collection by Standing Order, rather than using cash each week. If you would like to start using this facility please download the standing order form from the parish website or contact Annette Crowther and she will arrange to post one to you. If you have any questions about setting up a standing order with the parish, do not hesitate to contact Annette Crowther the Parish Administrator. The following contact details are for both St Mary’s and St Patrick’s.
Annette Crowther: Email here
Pay by Card – following advice from the Diocese we now have a facility available to the parish, whereby people can make donations to the parish via their bank cards. This facility is available on the parish website and is very quick and easy to use.
NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE
LIFE TRANSFIGURED SERIES: Our next event will be at Wheeler Hall, Leeds Cathedral on Tuesday 12th July, 7-8pm. Oxford Philosopher Professor Mark Wynn will explore “Aesthetic experience in the Christian life”. For more information and to register, email here
Poster available here
ANNUAL MASS AT FOUNTAINS ABBEY: Feast of St Benedict, Monday 11th July, 12noon. All welcome.
Poster available here
FLAME: The largest Catholic youth event in England and Wales is back! Join thousands of young people for a day of music, prayer, worship, talks from great speakers and much more at Wembley Arena in London. Tickets are £60 per person (including return coach travel). Email here to book yours!
Poster available here
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023: Aged 16-30? You’re invited to join the Diocese of Leeds Youth Service in Lisbon, Portugal from 31st July – 7th August 2023 for World Youth Day, a week-long youth festival with Pope Francis and young people from across the world! Cost: £1200, which includes accommodation, travel, WYD package and more! Email here to apply!
Poster available here
LOURDES 1-7 JULY: Live feed for some Masses and Services. For pilgrims who are not able to attend this year, please see the diocese of Leeds website, follow the link for Lourdes, and information about the live feeds where pilgrims at home can take part in the services.
SAMUEL GROUP: The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal are running an 8 month programme for those aged 18-40 to go deeper in their prayer life and formation on discerning God’s voice in their life. Applications open on Friday 8th July and close on Friday 2nd September.
Poster available here
HANDMAIDS WOMEN’S GROUP: Join the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal for Adoration, Music, Rosary, opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation and refreshments. Friday 8th July 2022 7-8.30pm Corpus Christi Church, Neville Road, Leeds.
DIVINE MERCY MISSION BUS will be in the car park at Tesco’s Supermarket Roundhay Road on Wednesday 27th July between 1pm – 3pm. Everyone welcome to visit.
HOW TO READ THE GOSPELS: This short course prepared by the Vicariate for Education is an introduction to the gospel texts, their origins, and their shared and distinctive qualities. For use by individuals or parish groups, it can be found at here.
The full range of Resources can be found here
ROXANNA PANUFNIK ‘IN CONVERSATION’: World-renowned composer Roxanna Panufnik is joining us for an ‘in conversation’ event on 5 July 2022. Concert at 6.30 pm in the Cathedral, followed by an interview with Roxanna at 7 pm in Wheeler Hall, hosted by Philip Moore. Admission is free, and there is no need to reserve a place.
WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE OF REPARATION AND PRAYER FOR THE SANCTITY OF LIFE: Saturday 6th August. Mass at 12noon celebrated by Bishop Philip Egan. More information available here.
Poster available here.
CATHOLIC CARE VACANCIES: Vacancies across the Diocese, Outreach Support Workers in adult care, Care Bank Support Workers in adult care and for Children and young people, Senior Support Workers in adult care, Residential Child Care Workers, Floating Support Workers, School Social Workers, A Catholic Care Trustee. Flexible working hours available. For an Application form or more information visit website or call 0113 388 5400.
DAY FOR CATECHISTS: Saturday 9 July 2022, 10am-4pm.
Opportunity for prayer, reflection discussion and exploring the guidelines and the principles of Children’s Liturgy of the Word and Catechesis, sharing ideas, good practice and resources. Please book either, or both, events directly with The Briery. Suggested offering: £37, including lunch. Some parishes may feel able to fund places, so please do speak with your parish priest if this might be possible.
BRIERY VACANCY: Cook required immediately to work as part of a team at the Briery Retreat & Conference Centre, Ilkley. 12 hours per week (2 x 6 hour shifts). For more information please call the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email here. Further information attached.
BRIERY ONLINE ZOOM MEDITATIONS on Thursday from 7.30pm to 8.15pm. We open at 7.15pm for a chat and start promptly at 7.30pm. It is a simple format of praying with the Sunday Mass Readings and sharing in small groups. To register, please email here
To donate £5.00
Text either: CHURCH BATLEY or CHURCH BIRSTALL to 70500
…to make your contribution.
This facility can be used as often or as little as you wish in order to match your usual weekly / monthly giving.
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Thank you for your continued support at this time.
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.