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New Items for Thirty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time- Year B
In Remembrance
Please pray for Harry Long, Ambrogiani Bruno, Nell Worrall, Jennifer & Jasmine Tavares, Rose Toner, Jacqueline Johnson, Edward Flanagan, John Carroll,Julia Yale, Brigid Dalton, John Francis Gill, William Kelly, Arthur Foster Wyatt, John Harry Britton, Margaret Suchley, Lilian Joan Leavy, Ethel Robinson, May Mooney, Laurence Clark, Elsie Heald, Edgar Laval,Derek Thompson, John Levick Booth, Elizabeth PettyBrigid Hutchinson, Ellen (Nellie) Cunningham, Eileen Midgley, Peter Hughes, Mary Kathleen McGowan,Ethel May Kirkham, Eileen Midgley, John Mullins, Aileen Doran, Verdun Longbottom, Edmund (Ted) Bradshaw , May Morrissey, James Shannon, Ruby Gillham, Kathleen Swaine, John Cummins and Patricia Joliffe May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
Masses received:Rose Francis, Mary Moorey (A) and Jack and Winnie Leach.

Two lunchtime Supervisors required at St Benedict’s Primary School. Permanent (term-time), 5 hrs p/w, Mon - Fri, 12pm – 1pm. To support children across school during lunchtimes in the dining room and playgrounds.  To apply please complete an application form available from the school office. Completed forms to be returned to the school office or emailed to shawa09@sbcps.bkcat.co.uk by midday on Thurs 6Dec 2018. Appointments subject to enhanced DBS disclosure and all relevant recruitment checks.

Next week’s collection is for the Diocese of Leeds Youth Service.

CAFOD/Refugee Group events:

- Delicious hot food, a glass of wine, an informative talk, great company, a quiz and games - what is it? It's CAFOD and the Refugee Group's 'Winter Warmer'Sat 24th November at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre.  Tickets available after mass this weekend.
- Advent Reflection Evening, Tue 4 Dec, 7.30pm in the Narthex.  For the past few years we have been blessed with an Advent reflection evening facilitated by poet/priest Fr Michael McCarthy, who sadly died in July. In honour of Fr Michael, join us for a reflective evening of poetry, mulled wine, mince pies and conversation. If you would like to, please bring a favourite poem or just come along enjoy listening to readings from Fr. Michael's latest anthology, 'The Bright Room', published posthumously. All welcome to a relaxed and convivial gathering around the hearth in the Narthex.
Christmas Fair raffle tickets will go on sale after Masses from this weekend. £1 per strip. A variety of prizes available to win. Christmas Fayre, Sunday 2 December at 11am: Please continue to donate bottles, raffle and tombola prizes, new or unused gifts and chocolate. Cakes requested nearer the date. Santa is to visit the Fayre bringing free gifts for children! 
Pocket Panto! Friday 30 November at 7:30pm. A few tickets for Dick Whittington are available from the Parish Office. £5.00 each and include raffleentry.
The next Churches Together bring and share lunch will take place on Wed 21 November, 12.00pm – 1.00pm, in the Narthex.  All welcome.
UCM Meeting on Wed 21 November:A Winter Floral Display. Gael will show us how to create  beautiful floral displays for winter. 8:00pm, Parish Centre Lounge.  All welcome.
Mothers Prayers will meet on Thursday 22 November in the Narthex from 1:45pm until 3:00pm.  All very welcome to join us in prayer.
CAFOD/Refugee Group events:
- Our next meeting takes place on Wednesday 7 Nov at Liz and Steve Taylor's home, 57 Ludlow Avenue, Garforth, Tel 2870583. Everyone welcome. Meeting 7pm-8pm followed by a cuppa for those who can stay. Please do join us!

- Winter Warmer in the Parish Centre: Saturday 24 Nov at 7:30pm. An informative and entertaining evening get together. Tickets on sale soon - save the date!

- Please join us for a CAFOD Memorial Mass at 7:00pm on Thursday 15 November here at St Benedict’s.

Crucifix: Our bishop, Marcus has offered us as a personal gift of this crucifix for our church. It was commissioned by Bishop Arthur Roche, who is now Archbishop and Secretary to the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Sacraments, in the Vatican Curia. It was commissioned for the chapel at Hinsley Hall, the diocesan Pastoral Centre at Headingley. The Crucifix was created by David Johns, who also created in the church, the Stations of the Cross, the statue of Our Lady and Jesus as well as the Processional Cross which is used during Masses on Sundays. It is an amazing piece of work; totally unique; it is amazing how much it fits into the church scheme and design.  I brought it from Hinsley Hall this week to show to our Parish Council. On their advice and following consultation, I am placing this crucifix in the church for a few months to allow the power of this Cross to grow on us.Over the next few months it will give everyone a chance to view it close up and also to aid prayer most especially during the Sacrifice of Mass.  I may well move it from place to place to find a suitable position long term. It is hoped that this gift offered to us by Bishop Marcus will be received in due course and following much reflection. May it deepen our faith, and our understanding of what Jesus has done for us. May it enliven our faith and give us a deeper understanding of the 'loving kindness of the heart of our God, who visits us like the dawn from on high. He will give light to those in darkness and those who dwell in the shadow of death and guide us into the way of peace'. (Luke 1:79).
Interested in learning to play the organ? The Diocese of Leeds Music Department is offering opportunities to learn the organ. The cost of lessons will be covered by the parish.  Please speak to Fr Phillip for further information.
Date for your diary: There will be a joint Churches Together Choir singing Christmas Carols in Garforth on Saturday 23 December.  More information to follow.
The Briery Retreat Days:“The Gifts of the Holy Spirit”,1 December,led by Canon Timothy Swinglehurst. During the day we will reflect on the meaning of thewonderful gifts of the Holy Spirit we receive at Confirmation and how they help us live like Christ and serve the Church and the world around us.
“What the teachers say”, 7 or 8 December, led by Fr Dennis Cassidy.  This Advent Retreat day will explore the teachings of various schools of Spirituality.
“The Evercoming God”, 14 – 16 December, led by Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, C.C.Sp.  Shafts of Light Refracted through the Prism of Love.  Insights and Intuitions from Fr Daniel O’Leary to help us get the most out of Advent.
A new Foundation Governor is sought for St Benedict’s School Academy Council. If you feel you have a skills set that would enhance the work of the Academy Council we would love to hear from you. We are already very lucky to have volunteers who have a broad range of skills and would appreciate support from someone who has an educational background. This is an exciting opportunity to support the work of our successful school and this role appointed by the Diocese is normally a four year office. Enhanced DBS check required. If interested please speak to Fr Philip in the first instance to express your interest.
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
Save the date! Sunday 2 December at11am: Our Christmas Fayre. Please start collecting and bringing in bottles, raffle and tombola prizes, chocolate in any form and cakes nearer the date. BREAKING NEWS!!! Santa is to visit the Fayre bringing free gifts for children! Also, any donations of new or unused gifts for the Christmas Gift Stall would be very well received. 
New email address for the Parish Office – from now on please use the new email address which is office.stbenedicts@dioceseofleeds.org.uk
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 onwards:phillip.hall@dioceseofleeds.org.uk
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
Online resources for the deepening of faith and knowledge of the Church:
1, wordonfire.org – 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, Catholicapptitude.org - 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 October Winning Numbers: £50 - Mrs Hooper (157); £20 - Mrs Varley (195); £10 - Celia Ghiradi (89); £10 - Jan Stephenson (324).
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.