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New Items for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C
In Remembrance
Please pray for :Charles Murphy, Chris Seneviratne, Jamie Patterson,Lucy Jackson, Pauline Kirby, Fr. Edward Croft OSB,Joseph Symes, Rita Priestley, Paddy Slattery,Roy Stone,Mary Cassidy, Audrey Harigon, Margaret Wright,Terry Hansbro, Kenneth Heptonstall, Archbishop Dwyer,Tino Santini, John Hughes, Barry Marsland, Eric Exley,
Lily & Ted Tyler, Kenneth George Hunter, Agnes Mullins, Reginald Scholey, Gerard Anthony Peters,  Catherine Murphy, Charlotte Fay Dobson, Francis Derek Keenoy and Peter John Davison. 
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
This week’s second collection is for Home Mission.  Funds raised directly support the work of the Bishops’ Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, served by one full-time Home Mission staff member.
Masses received:Kathleen Costigan, Noel Hooper, David and Minnie Kilbride, John and Pat Cairns (60th Wedding Anniversary), the Naylor and Hockney Families, Arthur Rayner, Hector Gardner Munro and Walter Phillips
Last weekend’s second collectionfor Catholic Education Services raised £104.16.  Thank you
15 - 22Sept is the World Week of Prayer for Peace in Palestine and Israel. (World Council of Churches.)  Please pray that justice and peace prevail in these lands.
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.Thursday 26 September a Canonical Mass for St John Henry Newman led by Bishop Marcus at Corpus Christi, Osmondthorpe.
The Season of Creation is a global ecumenical celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home, which started on 1 September and finishes on the Feast of St. Francis, 4 October. As the Bishops of England and Wales reminded us: “a great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us, and it will demand that we set out on the long path to renewal.” “It is now an unprecedented ‘ecological crisis’.” Please take a copy of the prayer from the narthex, pray it and take action for change.
Viva Vox Choir will be performing in the Parish Centre on Sunday 29 September at 4:00pm.  Tickets are £5 adults; £3 children and include refreshments.  Tickets on sale after each Mass this weekend and next weekend.
Blessing of pets and animals, our allotment and our defibrillator will take place on Saturday 5 October at 10am. More details to follow.
Poverty Workshops: Please come along and join us for a series of six poverty workshop meetings beginning 24 September at 7pm in the Narthex. The aim of the workshop is to inform ourselves about Catholic social teaching and issues of poverty in our local areas.  The materials we will use have been especially written (by Church Action on Poverty) for our diocese and have been endorsed by our Bishop who is encouraging every parish in the diocese of run a series of the workshops. These sessions will be full of discussion and story sharing so do please join us on the evening or ring Liz Taylor (287 0583) for more details.
Finally, on 18 September we have Film Night - we will be watching ‘Fisherman's Friends’.Meet at Dover Street at 7pm for a 7:15pm start.
Pilgrimage to Rome, 10 – 14 OCTOBER: The Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman has 5 places available
(1 single and 2 twins) on its pilgrimage to Rome to attend Newman’s Canonisation Mass on the 13Oct. Departs Thursday 10 October & returns Monday 14, staying at Hotel Ergife Palace, half-board. £780 per person - single supplement of £145. Travel Insurance £30. Contact Mary at Parish office 0113 2645260 any weekday morning. 
The new Parish Health and Safety Officer is Kevin Joseph.  If you have any questions regarding parish H&S matters please speak with Kevin.
Our Annual Leukaemia Walkaround school grounds will take place on Saturday 21 September at 10am. Entry fee is £5 and includes scones and tea/coffee. Sponsor forms are available or just make a donation to Leukaemia Research.  For any more details see Janet Daniel or phone 2867790.
Out of date bar stock is available in the Narthex after Masses this weekend.  Donations welcome.  Please note the use by/best before dates are July/August 2019.
St George’s Crypt: Would you like to volunteer at
St George’s Crypt, the centre for the homeless? Tel 0113 245 9061 or email
Macmillan Coffee Morning, 10:30am, Friday 27 September 2019, at 80 Ringway, Garforth.  Do join us for our fundraising event for this very worthy cause.  Entry fee is £2.00 which includes tea/coffee (and refill!) and cake or scone. Excellent selection of raffle prizes, Irish music for a ceilidh or to sing to! Plenty of chat or ‘craic’ so please join us. If any of our excellent bakers would like to donate cakes, buns or savouries that would be very much appreciated, and any gifts for the raffle would be gratefully received. A box for gifts will be placed in the Narthex. Thank you so much in anticipation, Irene K.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham: 28 September, details on the diocesan website: 
A week of guided prayer, 6th - 11th October 2019: The parish of St Peter & St Paul, Wakefield, are hosting a Week of Guided Prayer, led by members of The Briery Team, in October.  Everyone welcome.  Please contact The Briery to book a place: 01943 607287
Leeds Irish Health & Homes annual charity dinner dance at Leeds Irish Centre on Saturday 5th October.  The guests of honour will be the Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain, Adrian O’Neill and Aisling, his wife. Details of how to buy tickets can be found on the poster in the Narthex.
WYDAN Night Shelter in Garforth: Can we say a big thank you to everyone in Garforth Churches Together for your fantastic support in helping the Shelter run so well this Summer whether by giving your time on the rota, financial support (over £800), making meals, donations of home grown produce, clothes, toiletries or help with the laundry, showering facilities and toilet cleaning. The Shelter has been a place of refuge and support to our 10 guests and we have made some good friendships but, as in past shelters, we feel humbled by the kindness and hope shown by our guests in what are really difficult and uncertain times in their lives. There has been a marvellous spirit of fellowship throughout the whole fortnight. Sue and Tim Bean, Night Shelter Leaders.
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.
The Divine Praises Prayer
Blessed be God. 
Blessed be His Holy Name. 
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man. 
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints. Amen
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.
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.
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
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.
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 winning numbers for August: £50 - Hannah Taylor (93); £20 - Jerome Murphy (202);£20 - Tony Walker (24)September subs now due. Thank you.
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.