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In Remembrance

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Marie Scholefield, Wilf Wilson, John Brennan, Margaret Glynn, Phillip Houghton, Terry Waddington, Kathleen and Tommy Cooney, Mary Tansey, Veronica Roden, John Pratt,Mary Jackson, Yvonne Crosbie, Carmencita Ellis, Ray Barley, Ann Howson,John Stephen Kennedy, Francis Gorton, Francis Seruwagi, Mary Harper,Frank Ferguson, Mary Harper, Charles Lawson, Ellen McLean, Jean Green,George Scholefield, Terence Hackett, Kevin Bottomley and Bernard Bruynseels. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

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The obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been removed for the time being as decreed by the Holy See.

Other Sacraments, Masses and services updated:
Confessions – special arrangement
Sacrament of the Sick – special arrangements for house calls
Baptisms – special arrangements
Funerals- services and requiems with special arrangements
Weddings – special arrangement

Saturday Vigil Mass on Saturdays has been recommenced at 6.30pm

Sacramental Preparation News ***updated
Baptisms from 17th May in church once again.
Sacrament of Confirmation – Catch Up classes continue from 21st April – 26th May.
First Confessions (current year 3)catechesis will begin in May. Parents will be contacted in preparation. The Sacrament will be celebrated 12 & 19 June, 10am if permissible.
***First Holy Communion (current year 4, going into year 5 in September) catechesis will begin in July and completed in October. Parents will be contacted in due course. The amended dates for First Holy Communion are 6, 13 and 20 November.
Next cohort of the Sacrament of Confirmation (current year 5, going into year 6 in September) catechesis begins in September. The Mass of Confirmation will be celebrated Sunday 21 November (Youth Sunday) in the afternoon.

laudato Si UkClick on this link to read 'A Catholic Response to the Environmental Crisis'
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Ascension Thursday 13 May Mass will be at 10am

Second collection this week is for the Priests’ Training Fund

Collection envelopes/monies: For you usual weekly offering envelopes and basket offertory collection, please deposit in the basket or through the presbytery letter box.If you would like to make an electronic funds transfer to St Benedict’s, our account details are: 402715-01208853. If you would like to create a regular weekly/monthly Standing Order rather than awaiting to use cash in the church, please contact your bank and use the above sort code and account number of St Benedict’s church. If you are a tax payer, contact the parish office. We will be able to claim back on your contributions which directly benefit the parish. These benefits help to pay for building maintenance, repairs, liturgical/prayer books, your children’s sacramental instruction materials.

New Collection envelopes for the new financial year will be available to collect from the Narthex from next weekend. From 7 April, please use the new envelopes and discard any envelopes from the last year

Rachel’s Vineyard ‘Healing the trauma of abortion, one week at a time’.A supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment where woman and men can deal with post-abortive emotions. Contact rachelmackenzie1@hotmail.co.uk

St Benedict’s School Places Available:We currently have school places available in this academic year for Reception, Year 1, Year 3 and Year 5 pupils.We also have places available for Reception class in September 2021. If you are interested please contact school for further details or to receive an application form. Please contact Mrs Coolican, our Finance and Admin Manager, on 01132869819 or by email coolics03@sbcps.bkcat.co.ukWe look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your continued support of St Benedict’s, our parish school.

Catholic Universe and Catholic Times newspapers:  As we do not have newspapers to pick up in the Narthex, you can now get them delivered direct to your home every week. Visitwww.thecatholicuniverse.com or call on 0161 820 5722 and free delivery will be arranged for you.
SPECIAL OFFER 3 Months:                      £25.00
SPECIAL OFFER 12 Months:                    £99.00
DIGITAL COPY 12 Months:                      £55.00
All papers are Covid-safe and packed in a sterile component.

Short online course on the Early Church:The Church that Follows Jesus Christ, covering the early life of the Church leading to the Council of Nicea (325CE) is now available as six 30-minute recordings available https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/education/finding-out-more/resources/

Request from Allotment Team: If you would like to donate any bird seed for the new bird table, please see David Jackson.

Vocations to the priesthood and religious life: As part of our commitment to encourage and nurture vocations in our parish, please pray that the Lord will send labourers into the harvest. Please encourage your children to contemplate their vocation.  The patron saint of vocations is St John Mary Vianney of Ars. Here is part of a novena pray for vocations:

O holy Curé of Ars, St. John Vianney, you loved God and faithfully served Him by serving His people as their priest.  Now, as you are with our Father, you can continue to serve Him by presenting our petitions to Him directly.  Remember the vulnerabilities, fears, and anxieties that surround us and intercede for us in all our needs, especially….(here mention your own personal request).  O Priest of Ars, pray for us in a special way during this novena, we ask in the name of Jesus our Lord.  Amen’.

Coffee Morning with ‘Zoom’ (Hosted by Catholic Care): Friday mornings at 11am. A place to have a chat, become part of a community and have some fun! All welcome. Meeting ID: 882 6618 1071 Passcode: Hello21
 Relax and Revivewith Catholic Care: Join Janet Kent every Monday afternoon at 4pm starting Monday 12th April for a friendly online relaxation group. Meeting ID: 829 0366 7151 Passcode: 526282

A Catholic Approach to Mental Health: an online conference for those involved in the education or catechesis of young people. Friday 28th May 2021, 9am-3.30pm (online) Hosted by Leeds Trinity University. Input from Christian psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, academics, clergy, media professionals and students.  Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. More information: h.hayward@leedstrinity.ac.uk or https://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/events/the-trinity-conference-2021-mental-health-in-education-a-catholic-approach.php

Friends of St Benedict’s PTA wish to thank everyone who bought tickets in support of their Easter raffle. A total of £616 was raised for school funds.  This money will be put toward new IT equipment. Thank you for your continued generosity.

PTA raffle prize winners - parishioners:  Mrs Sharpe (Chocolate Egg Hamper) and Mrs Daniel (Meat Voucher).

Community Counselling: 0113 38885400 Or email: info@catholic-care.org.uk
Lifeline for marriages: Retrouvaille Group tel 07887296983 or email:retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com

As we continue with the lockdown please do not fall into a false sense of security with the prospect of the vaccine. Please remain vigilant and observe the rules that govern your entry into church, participation and leaving church. We are very fortunate to remain open when so many public buildings are closed. Please continue to set the great example to everyone: SPACE – MASK – HANDS. Please leave church quickly and save any conversations until you are outside in the open air.

If you are feeling the long lockdown a very isolating experience, you can have some support through Catholic Care.Catholic Care have organised a number of initiatives that are designed to help. They have weekly relax and revive sessions, a telephone befriending service or an online social group with different themes and speakers each week. For more details contact Catholic Care 0113 3885400 or Janet 07739 975008. Further information attached.
 The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing untold economic hardship, the impact of which is leaving many feeling unable to feed their families for the first time.  Catholic Care Community Market is supporting families positively with dignity is the aim of our Community Markets.  If you are interested in supporting us with this work please contact Janet Kent 07739 975 008 janet.kent@catholic-care.org.uk. Further information attached.

Cafod are continuing their children’s liturgy weekly at 10am. To register for the LIVE and recorded Children’s Liturgy sessions click here https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Children-s-liturgy

Prayers for Children and Children’s Liturgy
- Icthus
(2 pages)
- Look
- Wednesday Word (children)

Please use the following link for the CAFOD resource for children

Click on the words above to access these resources

If you would like to bring any spare food or other items to church for the benefit of others, I will gladly distribute it locally for the use of the SVP and St Vincent’s Centre. Thank you to Paula’s Café on Main Street who donated a substantial amount of food this week.

200 Club :In view of the current circumstances, 200 Club will be cancelled for the rest of the year.  We have had two draws - Jan/Feb this year, and aware that some Parishioners have paid for the full year, and some part-paid.  This will be taken into account when we can resume, and as soon as this occurs, a system will be worked out to credit the remaining amounts paid for next year, excluding Jan/Feb.  A full explanation of how this will work will be given then.
Leeds City Council are offering chances for volunteers to help people who are stuck at home. Tel 0113 3781877.
Bulletin Delivery Service: Please let me know and I will drop one in your letter box.
House blessings: if you would like Fr Phillip to come and bless your house, he would be delighted to perform this in your home.
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.
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 counselling@catholic-care.org.uk
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.
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: Christopher.irving@leedsth.nhs.uk 
Wharfedale, St James’ or Seacroft:
Fr Ben Griffiths Tel:  0113 206 4664 or email: benjamin895@btinternet.com
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.