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New Items for Fifth Sunday of Easter - Year C
In Remembrance
Please pray for :Theresa Barrett, Adam Robinson,Michael Quigley, Winifred Bethel, Stephen Koszel,
John William Dockerty, Harry Marshall, Leslie Lowther,Geoff Heald, Harry Clements, Marie Lillyman, Peter Lodge, Leonard Cushing, Tony Hackett,Fr. David Smith, Margaret Knight, Elizabeth Chapelow,Mary Micklethwaite, Fr. Alban Rimmer OSB, Ina Coughlan, Anne Eaglan, Michael Meah,Mary Anne Taylor, Margaret Ann Wood, Eugene Henry Brownhill (Harry) and Frances Buchanan.  . . 
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
Masses received: Joseph Chadwick, Thanksgiving, the Souls of Jack and Winnie Leach, Ernest and Edith Waterhouse, Clare Class, Eileen Flanagan and Phillip Houghton. .
Bacon Butties: The Lourdes Fundraising Group will be offering bacon butties after both Masses THIS Sunday, 19 May 2019.  All welcome
An Astonishing Secret Video Course - by Fr Donal O’Leary –  7.30-9.00pm, Thursday 30th May, in the Parish Centre Lounge.  Come and join us to watch the second episode of Fr Donal O’Leary’s video course, 'An Astonishing Secret'.  Don't worry if you missed the first evening, you will still be able to follow episode 2. Fr Donal, a former parish priest at St Benedict’s, was an internationally respected teacher and author who completed the video course only months before his untimely death in January. The aim of the course is to ‘offer precious and life-changing insights about Creation, Incarnation and our own divine hearts.’  (Further information at where you can also view episode 1.)
The family of the late Eileen Flanagan would like to thank family, friends and parishioners for their many Mass(15) and sympathy cards, and kind words of comfort on the loss of Eileen.  The collection held for two charities supported by Eileen raised a very generous total of £458.50 to be shared between SPUC and the Diocesan Lourdes Fund.  Thank you very much.

Congratulationsto the families of Edward James Taylor and Brett Palonukona Schmidt who were baptised last Sunday.

Mothers Prayers will meet on Thursday 23 May in the Narthex from 1:45pm until 3:00pm.  All very welcome to join us in prayer.
Vocations weekend for young women: Oganised by the FCJ Sisters (Faithful Companions of Jesus) and open to women in their 20s and 30s, the theme of the weekend isDiscernment and Vocation24-26 May 2019 in Liverpool.   For more information contact Sr Lynne fcJ at or visit
- Preparation classes for year 6 and 7 pupils who are enrolled for this cohort begin at 6:00pm on Wednesday 5 June 2019 in the Parish Centre.  Parents/carers are invited to stay for the first session which is due to end at 8:00pm.  Remaining sessions will take place 6:00pm – 7:00pm on 12, 19, 26 June and 3 July, and 6:00pm – 8:00pm on 10 July. The Confirmation Mass will be celebrated by The Right Reverend Marcus Stock at 7:00pm on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

The Second Collection last weekend for the Priests’ Training Fund raised £282.75.  Thank you.

- Confirmation enrolment forms for the next (2019/20) cohort are available in the Narthex.  This is for children who will be moving up to years 5 and 6 in September. Please complete and return directly to Fr Phillip by the end of June.  It is anticipated that Confirmation will take place in February 2020.
There are only a few seats left for the Diocesan pilgrimage departing on 5th July.  If you would like to book your place, please contact Joe Walsh Tours on 0161 820 8790.

Dementia Friends: Following this week’s talk there are various information leaflets on the table in the Narthex.

Dementia Action Week: A Stroll in the Park, Monday 20 May, 1:30pm, at The Canal Gardens, Roundhay.  Meet outside Tropical World for a gentle stroll around Canal Gardens followed by refreshments at the café.  For more information contact Belinda Connolly, Memory Support Worker, 07483 926 074 /
Diocese of Leeds - Foundations in Faith: A Course of Catholic Faith Formation for catechists, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. The course incorporates the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) and begins at Hinsley Hall in September 2019.  There will be an information evening about the course at Hinsley Hall on Tuesday 11th June from 7:00 – 8:30pm.  To book a place or for further information please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or
Enthusiastic Gardeners Needed: St Benedict’s Allotment needs helpers.  No hard tasks involved. Help in any way, even for half an hour, would be greatly appreciated. We are a friendly group and we enjoy our coffee breaks. Crops produced are donated to those in need and proceeds from the sale of crops go to N.E.T.  Call David on 07553 428 364.  Thank you.
Lourdes 2019: The Hospitality Team are in desperate need for more volunteers (Doctors, Nurses, Helpers) for the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes – 5th – 11th July 2019.  If you are able to help please call Kim O’Connor (Medical) 07947 534989; Angela Harvey (Helpers) 07939 262748.   Many thanks.
Vacancies for two class teachers(Main pay scale 1-6 or UPS dependent on qualification and experience). St Mary’s and St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Upper Nidd Street, LeedsRoad, Bradford, BD3 9ND. Required from September 2019.  Application packs, including CES application form, are available by emailing or via the school website
World Youth Day at Home: 7th – 9th June 2019 is a weekend festival in Staffordshire bringing young people ages 15 – 25 together to have a taste of WYD.  With prayer, catechesis, fellowship, liturgies and worship, the weekend promises to provide a wonderful experience of God’s love for young people from all over the country.  Please see website for further details.
Dates for diaries: First Holy Communion will be held on Saturdays 8 and 15 June at 10:00am. Advance notice: the next date for Confirmation is looking like February 2020. This is for children who will be moving up to years 5 and 6. More details to follow.  The Mass will now be celebrated by Bishop Marcus at 7:00pm on Wednesday17 July 2019.
First Holy Communion preparation for children who do not attend St Benedict’s Primary School: Catechesis for children willtake place on Thursdays at 6:15pm – 7:15pm in the Narthex: 4 and 25 April, 2, 9, 16 and 23 May.  It will be led by the Year 3 class teacher at St Benedict’s, Miss Carney.  Please bring the ‘I Belong’ book you were given last year for First Reconciliation.
The Lourdes group is having a weekend at Hinsley Hall, 14 -16 June, at which we try to re-create the atmosphere and ethos of our Lourdes pilgrimages.If you would like to join us for this fun and prayerful weekend please see Chris or Catherine Simpson for more details (tel:2870562).
Dayspring Counselling: a local counselling service offered by Dayspring Church where practitioners work according to the Association of Christian Counsellors Code of Ethics and Practice. £45 per session.  Concessions available.  Contact 0113 287 5055 / / 26a Main Street, Garforth, LS25 1AA.
If you know of anyone who would like to be added to the left hand page section of the bulletin titled ‘Please Pray For’, please speak with Fr Phillip.
Churches Together in Garforth is continuing with Storytime sessions in the Library after the success of our Advent Storytime. Sessions run in the Cielo Library Cafe on Mondays at 9:30am for an hour. Sessions involve a story, a craft, some singing, chat, and a prayer. Please do tell those who might enjoy attending or helping out! Revd Becki Stennett, Methodist Minister,,0113 287 2412.

Do you know a local group looking to hire a venue on a weekly basis?  From 10 April the Parish Centre will be available to hire on Wednesdays between 9:15am and 2:00pm.  Please pop into the Parish Office for further details including hire charge.

Church flowers: If you would like to contribute to church flowers, please see the rota on the noticeboard for details. Thank you.
If Fr Phillip is absent from the parish and you need a priest please contact the Dean of East Leeds, St Theresa’s, Crossgates, Fr Pat Wall, 0113 264 5260.
The Parish Centre Hall, Lounge and Bar are available to hire for weekend events/parties (except 18th and 21st birthdays).  The venue has a license to sell alcohol.  Booking enquiries – 07514 053 325
Becoming a Catholic: If you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming a catholic, please contact Fr Phillip directly.
New email address: Fr Phillip has a new Diocesan email address. Please use the new email address from now
Catholic Care Community Counselling Service: A free and confidential service for people with mental health issues. Operating from three discrete locations in the Leeds area, ensuring the upmost confidentiality for clients. Contact 0113 388 5406 or email
Online resources for the deepening of faith and knowledge of the Church:
1, – Bishop Robert Barren – Proclaiming Christ in the Culture. All kinds of reflections on the Gospels and dogma based on our living in the world: homilies, DVDs, downloads, blogs on all kinds of topics relating to the Catholic Church and beyond.
2, - If you are new to using Catholic apps, let’s start with the basics. Begin by downloading a Swiss Army-type app that comes loaded with many useful Catholic apps and special features all in one package. There are a few to choose from based on your type of device and platform. After you choose one of those “essential” all-in-one Catholic apps.  
Mass offering envelopes: Please be aware that it is on a first come first served basis. Therefore we will our best to accommodate a particular day, but it will not always be possible.
Following the Saturday 10am Mass there will be Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11am, during which time there will be an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Wednesday Word is a way of reflecting on the Sunday readings to deepen our understanding of the Sacred Word. Also known as Lectio Divina. Copies can be found at the back of church.
If you or a relative are taken into hospital, please ensure that you register as Roman Catholic with the nursing staff, to enable a visit from the hospital chaplaincy team.
200 Club April Winners: £50 - J Cawood (270);
£20 - Andrea Grant (10); £10 - Wendy Heron (76).
May subscriptions now due.
If you would like a Mass intention to be remembered on a specific date – please kindly give at least 2 weeks’ notice to facilitate this. Thank you.
Hospital Chaplain Details:
LGI and Chapel Allerton: Canon Chris Irving
Tel: 0113 392 2914 or email: 
Wharfedale, St James’ or Seacroft:
Fr Ben Griffiths Tel:  0113 206 4664 or email:
St Gemma’s Hospice:
If you or a relative are in hospital please ask the ward staff to contact the chaplain for you or use the details above.