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In Remembrance
Please pray for Winifred Bethel, Stephen Koszel, John William Dockerty, Harry Marshall, Leslie Lowther, Geoff Heald, Harry Clements, Marie Lillyman, Leonard Cushing, Tony Hackett, Peter Lodge, Fr. David Smith, Margaret Knight, Elizabeth Chapelow, Mary Micklethwaite, Fr. Alban Rimmer OSB,Anne Eaglan, Ina Coughlan, Michael Meah, Mary Anne Taylor, Margaret Ann Wood, Frances Buchanan Eugene Henry Brownhill (Harry), Daniel Yorath, Thomas Haston, Valerie Wilford, Catherine McKnight,Agnes Mitchell, Lila Kelly Campling, Primrose McLean,
Ernest Lunn, Dennis Sugg, Owen Patrick Clarke,Michael Anthony McElhone, Joyce Emmett and
Patricia Ann Norfolk. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
Mother’s Prayers: Will meet in the Narthex from
1:45pm - 3:00pm, 24 May, 7 June and 21 June 2018. All welcome.
Masses received: Mrs Audrey Smith, Phillip Houghton,David Simpson x 2.
Save the Date! Refugee Week – Walk of Solidarity
A Walk of Solidarity is being organised during Refugee Week by Garforth Refugee Group. The walk will take place on Thursday 21st June during the day and will start at St. Benedict’s Church. You are very welcome to join us. More details to follow!!
We welcome Fr Gerry Creasey in to our parish this weekend.
Evening reflection on our Blessed Lady, led by Deacon Andrew Philipps, Wednesday 30th May 7.30-9.00pm in the Narthex. Based on the meditations of St Louis de Montfort on Mary, the Mother of God. All Welcome.
Adult Confirmation candidates (over 14 years of age): If you have not been Confirmed please speak to Fr Phillip about being part of the service being led by Bishop Marcus on 18 July 2018.
Committed volunteers required to help run the bar from July onwards on an ad hoc basis. Please speak to Fr Phillip if you would like to help.
Day trip to Walsingham – Tuesday 3 July 2018.  Tickets are £40.00.  To register your interest please speak with Susan Oldroyd.
Irish Folk Night and BBQ on 30 June, 7:00pm – late. Queens Hall, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 292 Harrogate Roads, Leeds. Tickets available from Rena Paul or on the door.  £10 adults / £5 children. All proceeds to HCPT (Disabled and Disadvantaged Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes).
World Communications Day collection on Sunday 13 May raised £120.73.  Thank you for your kind support.
Let’s Talk Family! Let’s Be Family!A six session series of ‘conversations’ on faith and family life - free to download at Or attend the series at Hinsley Hall on Wednesdays starting Wed 6th June. Download an application form to book your place (before 25th May) or call Breda on 07761715101 / specifying whether you want to attend the morning (10am-12pm) or evening sessions (7pm-9pm).
Revelation Youth Event at Leeds Cathedral:An event for young people (in Years 8-13) from across the Diocese. There’ll be praise & worship, games, a talk, small groups, and Adoration at Wheeler Hall on Tuesday 22nd May, 6:30-8:30pm. If you’re planning to attend, please contact
Gardening Club Fundraising – Last month the Gardening Club raised £100 for NET. They have now raised the same amount for the Lourdes Fund. To help with the gardening or buy bulbs/seeds please contact David. Usually found with his hat on, in the allotment.
St Benedict’s Church: On Sunday 30 September 2018 there will be a 20th Anniversary Mass at 11:00am followed by a parish celebration. If you would like to volunteer to help organise and deliver the Celebration Event please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex

Date for the diary: On Wednesday 18 July 2018 at 7:00pm The Right Reverend Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds, will come to St Benedict’s to preside at the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Afternoon tea will be served in the Parish Centre on Sat 16th June, 2pm - 4 pm. £6 per ticketwith all proceeds going to the Lourdes Fund.  Tickets available this weekend from Janet Daniel,Mandy Donnelly or Catherine

The Diocesan Refugee Support Group information evening on the Community Sponsorship Scheme is on Wed 23rd May 2018 at 7pm at Wheeler Hall.  If you are interested in finding out more about welcoming a Syrian refugee family into your parish community, please come along.  All welcome.

Catechist Forum – Sat 16 June 2018:All Diocesan Catechists are invited to the Catechist Forum at 10:00am at Wheeler Hall. The meeting will conclude with the celebration of Mass in the Cathedral with Bishop Marcus at 12 noon.  To book a place please contact or 0113 261 8040.
Safeguarding – please can parents and guardians ensure they accompany their own children to the toilet. 
Parish Day of Recollection: 10:30am – 3:30pm, Saturday 6 October 2018 in the Parish Centre.  Led by Deacon Andrew Phillips on the Holy Rosary.  All welcome.  More details to follow.
St Gemma’s Hospice, 40th Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving: 10:00am, Weds 16th May, Bishop Marcus will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at Leeds Cathedral to commemorate 40 years of St Gemma’s Hospice. Refreshments available afterwards in Wheeler Hall
Eucharistic Ministers and Readers – as the weather warms up please remember to wear appropriate clothing whilst on duty in church. Many thanks.

Discerning God's Call In My Life – a vocations weekend for young women (20s and 30s) takes place 25-27 May 2018 in Liverpool.Organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (fcJ),there will be input on different aspects of vowed life and time for prayer, reflection and discussion with other young women considering a vocation to religious life.For more information contact Sr Lynne FcJ at or visit 

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.  
Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress Liverpool 2018: A unique opportunity for the church to gather and reflect on the centrality of the Eucharist and particularly to explore the place of Eucharistic Adoration. 7th - 9th September 2018. Our parish has been given four places. If you would like to take part on behalf of our parish, please let me know.
Volunteer(s) required to help with opening and locking the parish centre at weekends. No previous experience necessary. Must know how to operate a key.
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.
Parish finance Committee: meeting Tuesday 5 June
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.
April Winners - 200 Club
£50 - Tina Taylor (144); £20 - Karen Derbyshire (280);
£10 - Mandy Donnelly (105); £10 - Maria Hughes (145).
May sub's now due. New members welcome.
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.