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In Remembrance

PPlease pray for the repose of the souls Albert Ingham, Peter Brennan, Mary Carrigan, Ada Jerstice, Rosa Maria Howells, Maxim (Max) Veigas, Gordon Carrack, Brian Fisher, Michael Rowland, Mollie Ayscough,Ellen Rowland, Mary Gray, Peggy Curtis, Winn Wood, James Fineren, Robert “Bob” Christie, John Mitchell, Delia Bugg, Alice Ann Howland,
Thomas King, Doreen Tanner, Mary Exley, Kathleen Hurley, James West,Mary Kearney, Mollie Harrop, Barbara Anne Hunter, John Hutchinson, Brian Harrison, Mary Joan Bernadette Moist, John Blyth, Patrick Walsh,Leonard Rose, Catherine Cheesbrough and Ilias Djakab.  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
***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.

Sacrament of Confirmation: The next cohort of confirmands will celebrate the sacrament on Sunday 27 June and Sunday 4 July. Both of these Masses are subject to CV-19 restrictions and are not public Masses. Please pray for these young people as they are about to receive full membership into the Church.

Congratulations to our young people who made their First Confessions this last fortnight. May the good work that has begun in them, continue with God’s grace.

Congratulations to Amelia-Rose Casey who was baptized last Sunday. Congratulations to her parents Ben & Lizzie, and her godparents Luke, Catherine and Helen. Please do encourage your family to be baptized. Please collect an enrolment form outside the church, through the parish office or by coming to see me after Mass

A second collection next week will be for Day for Life. This was requested by Pope John Paul II for the Church to celebrate the positive teaching on life. The collection is used to support the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and causes that come under the theme.

EU Settlement Scheme: The deadline for applications to the Settlement Scheme for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens is on 30 June 2021. For more information: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/bishops-call-on-catholics-to-help-european-citizens-secure-their-rights/

Parish Journey into Faith for adults: Do you know of anyone who would like to become a Catholic? Please contact Fr Phillip for a course that will begin (and continue for some) in September. For younger people, 7-16 years please contact Fr Phillip.

Mercy & Justice: Prison Service and the Criminal Justice system: Have you had experience of the criminal justice system in any way? Have you had experience of being in prison/on-remand or have worked in the justice/prison system? Would you like to share your experiences to contribute to a larger discussion for The Leeds Criminal Justice Enquiry? The diocese through CARITAS want to know individual experiences. Please do speak to Fr Phillip or email.

The Yorkshire Brethren Society: when Yorkshire Priests retire or fall sick they receive support from the YBS currently supporting over 70 priests. Anyone can help them by becoming a benefactor contributing at least £50 for membership of the society. Each benefactor will have five Masses offered them during their life or, after death, as requested and share in 130 Masses offered by priest members every month. Apply to e: yorkshirebrethren@gmail.com or The Secretary, YBS, 134 Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2 5JN.

Saints we celebrate this week
St Aloysius Gonzaga was born in 1568 in Italy. He had a pious upbringing and joined the Jesuits. Whilst working for the sick in a hospital, he contracted the plague and died in 1591.
St John Fisher was born in 1469 in Beverley and died in London in 1535. He became the Chancellor of Cambridge University and the bishop of Rochester. He wrote for the defense of the Catholic Faith during the first years of the English Reformation.
St Thomas More was born in London in 1478 and was martyred also in 1535. He was an Oxford scholar, a judge, a parliamentarian who served as Speaker and Lord Chancellor. Both John and Thomas were drawn into conflict against Henry VIII over his remarriage and the question of Papal Supremacy. Both were beheaded for treason. They are remembered for the courage and clarity of conscience.
St Etheldreda, Abbess, was born in Suffolk in the late 7th Century. Despite being married twice she remained a virgin. She left her second husband, the king of Northumbria to become a nun. She founded a monastery for men and women which she ruled as the Abbess. This monastery is on the site of Ely Cathedral. She was the most famous Anglo-Saxon female saint dedicating her life in austerity and chastity.

Masses for your Parish Priest to offer:I am currently very low on Mass intentions at the moment. Please do collect a Mass offering envelope in the box in the narthex or present an intention in an envelope to myself.

‘Laudato Si’ mini-pilgrimage: walk and social event at Myddelton Calvary in Ilkley on the afternoon of Sunday 27 June 2021, restrictions permitting. For more information, please register your interest via communications@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

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

Advance notice: The Annual Ladies Retreat is hopefully going ahead this year. It will be the weekend of 29/31st October at the Briery, Ilkley.  If you are interested or would like more information please get in touch with Janet Daniel 0113 2867790.

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

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.

A new course exploring Catholic faith, education, and spirituality, will be offered by the Diocese and Leeds Trinity University from Autumn 2021. An online information evening, on 22nd June (7-8pm), will introduce the course in detail. For links or more information, email gregory.stacey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk. (This is excellent for catechists and for those interested in being a catechist).

Chasing the wind – Philosophy, The Bible and the Problem of Evil: A series of 5 talks by Dr Gregory Stacey, exploring accessible responses to the claim that the existence of evil makes belief in God irrational, will take place via Zoom on Monday nights from 7-8pm, beginning on 14th June. For information and Zoom invitations, please email gregory.stacey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk.

St Paul's Bookshop at Hinsley Hall: Reopening on Tuesday 1st of June. Initial opening hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
hinsleyhall@stpauls.org.uk / 0113 275 4043.

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/

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

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

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.
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.