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New Items for Third Sunday of Advent – Year B
In Remembrance
Please pray for:17thDecember Bernard Suggitt, Annie Dickinson, Wendy Carragher, Hannelore Marie LouiseBuckley, Jack Johnson, 18thFrederick Butterfield, Joseph Smith, Mary Jane Naylor, Ernest Berry, Raymond Corrigan, Peter Irish, John Devine, Agnes Reilly, Shirley Moore, 19thRosellina Gutman, Teresa (Tess) Waldron, 20thKathleen Hughes, Margaret Jones, Margaret Martin, 21stAnne Laval, Alma Rigby, Kathleen Giedzuwn, 22ndPartick James Scully, 23rdLucy Davin, Annie Young, Patrick Quirk, Seamus Power, Terry Farley, Mary Hannah Pearson, Howard Grinham, Jack Carragher, Roy Connolly, Jack Gerraghty, Maria Sen.
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
UCM: Wednesday 20th December 2017 - The UCM is hosting its Secret Santa evening -   All very welcome after the evening 7.30 Mass. A very Happy Christmas to all our members and a blessed New Year.
Thank you to all who worked so hard to make the Parish Christmas Fair a wonderful event. A total of £1286 was raised. Well done! 
Unclaimed raffle prizes:
White ticket (493), Blue tickets (40)+(114), Green ticket (346), Yellow ticket (96).
Recently retired? Want a change of scenery plus free coffee and biscuit? Maybe join the rest of us – David, Terry, Jim etc. in the allotment at the back of church. Mon-Thurs mornings, any start/finish time. Lots of banter and maybe a little gardening. Simply come round or see David on the veg stall at 10am Sunday mass.
Masses received: Roy Bentham, Agnes Reilly, Molly Chambers, Mary & Peter McGlynn, Joe Hennessey.
Christmas Card for all: Year 3 have produced a large Christmas card for us all to sign. Donations when signing this card will be given to St Gemma’s Hospice
Live Simply:When writing your Christmas cards bring to mind the person to whom you are sending it. Reflect on what kind of a year they have had and pray for their needs.
St Benedict’s SchoolLunchtime Supervisor: 5 hours per week from January to support children across the school in the dining room and playgrounds. Please contact Mrs Andrea Shaw on 2869819 or email for more details.
Advent Day of Reconciliation: Friday 15th December 2017, 7am—7pm at Leeds Cathedral.
A Traditional Service of Carols by Candlelight and organ: You are warmly invited to a celebration of Readings and Carols THIS Sunday 17th December 2017 at 3pm in Church followed by mince pies and mulled wine in the narthex.
Garforth Refugee Group Thank you for the donations of socks, gloves and hats last weekend.  This week we're collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, shower gel, soap, men's deodorant.  Next week: men's winter coats / sturdy shoes; also breakfast cereals, teabags, coffee & sugar for the Christmas night shelter.
Garforth Refugee Group:Thank you so much for your donations of toiletries last weekend.  This weekend we are collecting men's winter coats and sturdy shoes.  We are also collecting breakfast cereals, teabags, coffee & sugar for the winter night shelter over Christmas and New Year. Please note: we can't accept any more donations after this weekend.
Sacrament of Confession will be available immediately after every Mass in Advent.
Advent Wreath Candle Lighting – Readers Each week in Advent, immediately after the greeting and welcome, we invite the reader of the first reading to come to the lectern to read the Entrance Antiphon (on the bulletin) whilst the candles are being lit.
English Conversation Club. Thank you to everyone who voted in the Aviva funding bid - we are finalists!  We find out in January if we have been successful.
Masses received: Margaret Daly, John Dinnewell, Deceased UCM members, Bernard Shaw, Mary & Chalie Bellwood, May Cairns.
Retiring collection this Sunday for the Peru Mission fund. For further information about the different projects that we support, please see handout at the back church.
Mass Offerings: currently very few Mass Offerings received. When people come to church to have a ‘Mass said’, it is an ancient practice whereby they have a Mass offered for someone, an occasion or a special intention. In asking the priest to offer Mass, the accompanying money gift to him, is looked upon as an offering for his support as a priest for that day, or the Church at large, or a missionary endeavour in some part of the world. It is not a payment for Mass. The amount can vary as there isn’t a fixed cost, but generally people give around £10 per Mass. 'It is a contribution for the good of the Church and by contributing, they share the Church’s concern for the support of its ministers and its activities.’ (Code of Canon Law, 946) The Mass is the most perfect prayer a Catholic can offer to God. That is why so many people contribute to the beautiful and ancient practice of ‘having a Mass said.’ Having a Mass offered for some joyous occasion like a wedding, an anniversary, birthdays is also encouraged. This website is an aid to prayer on the move. Downloadable to your phone and tablets. It contains the prayer of the church, readings and order of mass and also prayer reflections.
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: November winners £50 - Keith Varley (8), £20  - Anne Foran (227), £10 -  Keith Stringer (317), £10  - Mark Shaw (138). The Christmas Draw will take place over the weekend 16/17th December, therefore, outstanding December sub's due before please. Thank you for your support.
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.