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New Items for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C
In Remembrance
Please pray for :Catherine Edwards, Marianne Dalmour, Alec Moverly,Norman Wright, Johanna Francesca Dyer, Sean Mone,Pauline Nicholson, Kathleen Cohen, Leo Mc Gowan,Kathleen Anne Neasham, Francis Anthony Almond,Patrick Christopher McHugh, Dorothy Davis, Mary Lunn, Jackie Wilson, Elizabeth O’Leary, Jean Katherine Green,Sarah Ann Gray, Bridget Murtagh, Shirley Baines,Kevin Speight, Andrew Pierre, Bridie McCann, Thomas Ford, Kathleen Butler, Maureen Thorpe, Mary Howson, Charles Marsland, Tommy Hughes and Madge Storey Kelly. 
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Masses received: John Murphy.

Next weekend we welcome Fr Henry Somah from the Society of African Missions.  Fr Henry willmake an appeal for the work of the missions in Africa.
Next Baptism Preparation Class: 10am, Saturday 14 September in the Parish Centre Lounge.  All baptism enquiries are to be made to Fr Phillip after Mass.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham: 28 September, details on the diocesan website: 
The Community Defibrillator will be installed all being well Wednesday 28 August. It will have a personal dedication for Agnes & Peter Radford who bequeathed the parish a financial gift.
UCM dates for your diary - 4 September, our Welcome Back meeting.  Saturday 7 September, Quarterly Meeting at St Benedict's beginning with Prayers at 12noon. Monica Walker to speak at this meeting about Dementia.
Confirmation 2020: Year 6 catechesis will begin after autumn half term. This will culminate in a Confirmation Mass on 28 January 2020.  Year 5 catechesis will begin in the summer term of 2020 with the date of the Confirmation Mass yet to be determined. All those who have enrolled will soon receive a letter informing them of the above information.
An Astonishing Secret Video Course 7.30-9.00pm, Thursday 29 August, Parish Centre Lounge.Join us for the next episode of Fr Donal O’Leary’s video course. Episode 6,’The Body is Beautiful’ develops Pope Francis’ teaching that everything created by God is beautiful. Each episode stands on its own so no need to have followed earlier episodes.
SPARK Social Justice Volunteers Needed: This is a new project for young people aged 16-30 years, living in the Diocese of Leeds. SPARK aims to raise awareness of social justice issues and inspire young people to take positive action in light of their faith. We will be delivering a number of interactive, practical workshops from September - December in schools, colleges and universities and are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly volunteer or two to support the delivery of these workshops.

If this Sparks your interest and: ​you are aged between 18-30yrs​, you enjoy working creatively , you would like to try something new​ and you would like to develop your skills, then we would love to hear from you! ​(If this isn't you perhaps you know someone who might be interested?) Please email for more information.

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.  For further details:
Celebration of married life: 6:00pm, 5 October, Leeds Cathedral.  Thanksgiving Mass for those celebrating 25, 40, 50 or 60 years of marriage this year. To register to take part please pick up an application form from the Narthex.
The Newman Festival: In honour of the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman our neighbouring parish is holding a festival in September. Details can be found on the posters on display.
Batley Torchlight Procession, in honour of our Blessed Lady of Lourdes, Monday 7 October, 7:30pm. From Batley Marketplace.  Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex if you would like to attend. Depending on numbers Fr Phillip will hire a coach.
Congratulations to Freya Robyn Kneeshaw who was baptised recently. Congratulations to her parents, Richard and Adele and Godparents, Daniel, Amy and Sarah
Living With Loss Retreat Part 2: 6th to 8th September 2019.  Led by Abi May, this retreat is intended for those who would like a follow up from Part 1.  The offering for this is £173.  For more information please call the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email:  Deadline for booking is Thursday, 15th August 2019.
Dowry Tour: From 4pm on Thursday 7 until 1pm Sat 9 November, 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 soon.

Mass for Altar Servers: 12pm, Sat 21Sept 2019, Leeds Cathedral. All Diocesan altarservers 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.

Volunteers needed for diocesan house for women asylum seekers.  St Monica's Housing, run by Leeds Diocese, provides a home for destitute asylum-seeker women.  They need volunteers to help maintain the house in Beeston or to do weekly visits to the women, helping to befriend and support them.  St Monica's has also recently opened a second house in Harehills. If you are interested, please email Sheelagh Pickles on or contact Dot Read 07946 368953.
Imagining Reality: Beauty, Goodness and Truth in English Literature.  20-22 Sept, The Christian Heritage Centre, Clitheroe.  A study weekend exploring the connection between reading, imagination and character formation through the lens of English literature, with special reference to J.R.R. Tolkien. Communal prayer, Divine Office and Mass optional.  To book: 01254 827 329 or
Next Baptism Preparation Class: 10am, 15 September in the Parish Centre Lounge.  All baptism enquiries are to be made to Fr Phillip after Mass.
Mass for Altar Servers: 12pm, Sat 21 Sept 2019, Leeds Cathedral. All Diocesan altarservers 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.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham: Sat 28th September.  Please see Diocesan website for details.
House blessings: if you would like Fr Phillip to come and bless your house, he would be delighted to perform this in your home.
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
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.
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 June winners: £50: Andrew Wilkinson – 219; £20: Margaret Chambers – 38;
£10: Chris Simpson – 15
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.