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New Items for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C
In Remembrance
Please pray for :Emily Porter, Catherine Siberry,Sarah Beckett, Ernest Beckett, Ron Parker, Nora Martin,Nellie Halstead, Harry Halstead, Eileen Davidson,Helen Swift, James Swift, Kathleen Swift, Ron Roden,Thomas Ernest Gott, Oliver Teal Hunter, Lily Harrison,Margaret Toolen, Audrey Parkinson, George Caddy,Eileen Elizabeth Brennan, Eva Jane Beaumont,Cynthia Schwarz, Alice Brumwell, George CaddyJames Leonard Doherty, John Michael Dinnewell, Mary Bellwood, Michael Reape and Philomena Robinson
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
Masses received: Susan Hilley (A), Emily Haines and John Dinnewell.
Last week’s collection for The Apostleship of the Sea raised 107.85.  Thank you.
Congratulations to the 23 young people who were Confirmed by Bishop Marcus on Wednesday.
Defibrillator: A new defibrillator has been purchased for the community and will be located near the main church entrance.  This was funded by the legacy of Agnes Radford and her son, Peter.
National Grandparents pilgrimage – Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimages at the Shrine of Our Lady, in Walsingham on Sunday 21July 2019. For information visit or email:
Installation of Bishop John Wilson as Archbishop of Southwark: Thursday 25 July at 12pm at Southwark Cathedral. We keep Archbishop elect John in our prayers. .
Parish Centre summer closure:  from Thursday 25 July until Friday 2 August the Parish Centre will be closed for routine maintenance
An Astonishing Secret Video Course - by Fr Donal O’Leary, Episode 5, 7.30 - 9.00pm, Thursday 8th August, Parish Centre Lounge.  Join us for the next episode of this inspiring video course. In episode 5, 'The Look of Love'. Fr Donal explores how we can deepen our experience of God’s love in our everyday lives. Each episode can stand on its own so do come along even if you have missed previous episodes.
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..
Can you help with the Night Shelter in Garforth? The Methodist Church is again hosting the Night Shelter for destitute asylum seekers, for 2 weeks from 5th - 19th August.  It is for people who have escaped war or persecution only to find themselves homeless in our country. The Shelter provides a bed and a meal for people who would otherwise literally be sleeping on the street.  Could you spare a couple of hours to chat to people one evening, or cook a meal at home, or wash some clothes?  Or maybe you could do an overnight stay.  For more information: 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
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.
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 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.
Live Simply Recycling: 
- Have a scrap paper pad to use for shopping lists and notes. 
- Buy recycled paper as well as other products e.g. recycled foil and products made from recycled plastic bottles which you can find online.
- Find which sells a vast range of eco-products for the kitchen and the bathroom.                  - is a site offering a huge range of silicon products to replace plastic ones, e.g. wooden handled washing up brushes with bristles .
- Earth and Friends similarly offers materials and products that replace many single use plastics such as cling film.- Support St. Benedict’s Tradecraft stall. 
- Buy foodstuffs in glass bottles which can be reused and recycled.
- Cotton dishcloths can be obtained from many stores including Wilkos. They are preferable because polyester material sheds micro bits into water which we drink. 
- Make sure that tins and plastic trays are clean before you put them in the recycling bin or they may be rejected.
St Benedict's School Golf Day: Our school will be hosting a golf day at Garforth Golf Club on Thursday 25th July. The event is open to all and will support the school in fundraising during the 50th Anniversary celebrations. A letter containing further details is available in the Narthex.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham: Sat 28th September.  Please see Diocesan website for details.
Memorial Mass for Albert Maher - former President of the Leeds Central Council of the SVP. There will be a Mass offered for Albert at Ss Peter & Paul, Sandal on Monday 22 July 2019 at 7pm. The Mass will be celebrated by Fr Simon Bradbury and the homily will be offered by Fr Phillip Hall who is the Spiritual Director for the Leeds Central Council of the SVP
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.
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.
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.