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January 2021 Divine Office Psalter Week 3
Masses are resumed from Thursday 3 December
Date Mass/Service times Feast Intention
Saturday 23rd 6.30 pm
Vigil Mass

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

People of the Parish
Sunday 24th 10.30 am Sylvy D’Souza
Monday 25th No Mass
The Conversion of St Paul, Apostle  
Tuesday 26th 7.00 pm
SS. Timothy & Titus, Bishops
Michael Cairns (LD)
Wednesday 27th 7.00 pm
St Angela Merici, Virgin
Paul McMillan (LD)
Thursday 28th

9.15 am***


St Thomas Aquinas, Priest & Doctor of the Church

Requiem Mass for Patricia Ryan

Jon Hand (LD)

Friday 29th 10.00am

Mary Jackson (LD)
Saturday 30th 10.00am

10.30 am
Mass of Our Lady

Sacrament of Confession
Mary Atkinson (LD)
6.30 pm Vigil Mass
People of the Parish
Sunday 31st 10.30am
Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Bobby Gray


I am very pleased to tell you that I have received a grant for £750 in lieu of our repairs to our church roof. I applied for the grant before Christmas and have received a very quick response. The grant was given to St Benedict’s by All-churches Trust Limited. Their address is Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JZ. Thank you to Anna Larkin of the Diocesan Curia for assisting me in this respect. The last segment of the overall roof repair will continue in the next weeks.

Booking for Mass – Capacity is around 42 people per Mass.
1. Use the booking system on our website www.stbenedicts-garforth.co.uk
2. Alternatively please call/text 0751 405 3325 (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 12:00pm).  
You can also drop a note at the presbytery with your name, number and preferred Mass time. Booking requests at the presbytery will be dealt with within the above time slots.
You may not get your first choice of day. Have a reserve in mind.
Track and Trace:
Your personal details are required when you book a seat in church so that you can be contacted if there is a local outbreak of COVID-19. These details are compulsory for your booking but only held for three consecutive weeks after which they are removed.

Other Sacraments, Masses and services updated***
Sacrament of the Sick –Emergency house calls only;
Weddings – deferred until further notice unless there is an emergency;
Sacrament of Confession – Saturday 10. 30am or at any other time-contact me privately;
Sacrament of Baptism –emergency in danger of death only – all other baptisms are deferred until further notice;
Funerals- services and requiems with special arrangements, Max. 30 only.


Masses Received:Ann Lake (sick)
Collection for Sunday 10.01.2021: Envelopes £276.00, Loose Plate £50.05, Votive Candles £15.34, Standing Orders £558.00, Total £889.39. Thank you for your continued financial support at this time.
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been removed for the time being as decreed by the Holy See.

Please pray for: Fr John Gbakaan (LD),Fr Kevin Alban O.Carm., The soul of Kathleen Wilkinson, Patricia Ryan (LD), Marie Brattley (LD)Dunston Booth, Private Intention, Father of Dominic Halse, Private Intention (CW), Angela Cassidy (S), Peter Murphy,Pauline Sibson, Fitz John, Mary Ransom, Elaine Richardson, May Hill, Doreen Hooper, Maureen Crossan, Terry &Stella Burrow,those preparing to be received in to Church, those preparing for the sacrament of marriage,children preparing for the sacrament of First Holy Communion, all sick priests & deacons,Churches Together Garforth, the conversion of sinners, those affected by Coronavirus,for all those in our nursing and care homes and for their carers, for all in NHS and caring profession,for all frontline workers, for all with addictions, and those struggling with their mental health, the Street People of Leeds.

Bulletin Deadline – Wednesday at 11am