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New Items for Twenty Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time- Year B
In Remembrance
Please pray for Peggy Richardson, Margaret O’Leary, Catherine Johnson, Jessica Stansfield, Mary Campbell, Mavis WilsonMargaret (Peggy) Lowry, Maureen Patricia Clark,James Winn, Mary Clark, Agnes Jordan, Joan Clauter, Elizabeth Younger, Kathleen Clarke, Patricia Sandham, Thomas O’Donnell, William Patrick Hansbro, Hilda May Grinham, Samuel Bugg, James Bentley, Thomas Martin, Fr. Charles Hand SJ, Adolf Klima, Joseph Gavins, Robert Hamilton, Ernest Waterhouse, Nancy Grey, Dorothy Tessyman, Mary Kathleen Heslop, Margaret (Peggy) Fletcher, Thomas Herrington, Danny Loftus, Rita Beanlands, Colin Beanlands, Chris Byrne, Cameron Bond, Tom Reid, Mary Hirst, John Murphy, Peter Fagan, Alf Ashby, Mollie O’Mahony, Nora Hopkins, Pat Higgins, Anne (Nancy) Brady and Elsie Carter May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
Masses received:Mary Broxup (A), John Hilley and Mary McEldowney.
Mothers Prayers will meet on Thursday 27 September in the Narthex from 1:45pm until 3:00pm.  All very welcome to join us in prayer.
Children’s Liturgy: A helper is required to support Children’s Liturgy.  If this is something you would like to do please contact Fr Phillip or the Parish Office.  For DBS purposes the person must be over 18 years of age.
CAFOD Family Fast Day is Friday 5 October.  The focus this year is on the provision of clean water. This is something we all take for granted, but so many people do not have access to it.  Envelopes will be available from next weekend, 29/30 September. Thank you for your continuous and generous support.
New Mission Magazines are available in the Narthex for those who bring their red boxes
U.C.M. Dates for your diary: .
- The Annual Retreat at the Briery this year is the weekend 9-11th November. For further details please see Janet Daniel or phone 2867790.
20th Anniversary Celebration Event
Sunday 30 September 2018
Mass at 11:00am; Parish Social event 12 – 4pm

Entrance Procession- Parish groups and ministries: Please could you nominate a member to represent your group/ministry who can bring with them a symbol – something that represents your group.  We would like the many ways in which parishioners serve our community to be honoured by representatives walking in the entrance procession. Symbols are to be placed in the Sanctuary area as directed. Please gather in the Narthex before Mass to walk in the entrance procession as Mass begins.  Many thanks.  
 
Flowers: Flower displays will be prepared at 10:00am on Friday 28 September 2018.

Exhibition:
Please can any exhibition contributions be brought in by 9:00am on Friday 28 September 2018.

Decorate a hat: As part of our celebrations we invite children and adults to bring along and model a ready-decorated hat.

Bring and share food: BBQ burgers and sausages will be provided.  Parishioners are invited to bring and share a salad or desert or a cold international dish that represents their heritage.

Seating: Please bring your own folding chairs and picnic blankets.

Parking: Please utilise both the church and station car parks
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Volunteers: We are still looking for volunteers to help set up on Saturday 29 Sept and to help for half an hour on the day.  Please sign up on the rota in the Narthex if you would like to help.
Lastweek’s second collection for Home Mission raised £137.81
New email address for the Parish Office – from now on please use the new email address which is office.stbenedicts@dioceseofleeds.org.uk
Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage to Lourdes 80th Anniversary, Dinner Dance:  To be held at the Met Hotel, Leeds on Friday 26 October at 7:30pm. Tickets £40. Available from Phil Marshall 07766 148 375 or philmarshall49@hotmail.com
Mass for Altar Servers: Saturday 20 October 2018, 12:00pm.  Servers to gather in Wheeler Hall by 11:40am.  Bring a picnic lunch.
Cathedral Lectures: Please see poster on the noticeboard.
Counters: We are looking for a team of four volunteers to work in pairs to count the weekend collection.  If you are interested in this role please speak with Fr Phillip.
October; Month of Our Lady: Saturday 6 October, 10:30am – 3:30pm, Day of Recollection led by Deacon Andrew Phillips on the theme of the Rosary. To be held in the Parish Centre.  All welcome.

Reflections on Mary: Wednesday 10 October, 7:30pm, led by Fr Michael Hall. Wednesday 25 October, 7:30pm, led by Fr John Carlisle. Both meetings will take place in the Narthex.  All welcome.

Flood relief for Kerala: Following the recent devastating floods in Kerala Bishop Marcus encourages us to support the ongoing relief effort. Donations via svp.org.uk or cafod.org.uk and follow the Kerala links.
The annual Leukaemia Research 5km Walk around school grounds will take place on Saturday 29th September. The walk will start at the parish centre at 10am and finish there with free drinks and scones for the walkers. Why not support this event by walking, donating or coming along for refreshments between 10am and 12pm. £5 entry fee for adults, children free. Pay on the day or see Janet Daniel for details.
Becoming a Catholic: If you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming a catholic, please contact Fr Phillip directly.
Torchlight Procession: The annual Batley procession in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will take place Monday 1st October, led by Bishop Marcus. Gather in Batley Market Place (WF17 5DA) for 7.30pm.
Coming Soon: dates for 2018/9 sacramental programmes and events for First Confessions, First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Fire Marshals/First Aiders: Two Fire Marshals and a First Aider are required for the Saturday Vigil. If you are willing to volunteer for either role please contact the parish office.
Soft children’s toys are very welcome in church.  However, please could hard toys be left at home to help reduce background noise during Mass. Thank you.
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
Safeguarding – please can parents and guardians ensure they accompany their own children to the toilet. 
Parish Day of Recollection: 10:30am – 3:30pm, Saturday 6 October 2018 in the Parish Centre.  Led by Deacon Andrew Phillips on the Holy Rosary.  All welcome.  More details to follow.
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 August Winners:

£50 - Helen Walton (83)
£20 - Tina Taylor (169)
£10 - Michael Carter (187)
£10 - Mrs Varley (195)
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.