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19th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (A):

9th AUGUST, 2020

PUBLIC MASSES THIS WEEK:

Sunday 9th August (19th Sunday of Ordinary Time):  9.30am (Intention: Eileen McKinney – A) & 11.00am (Intention: Maura Blackburn – A)

Tuesday 11th August (Memoria of St Clare): 7.00pm (Intention: Robert Phizackerley)

Friday 14th August (Memoria of St Maximilian Kolbe): 7.00pm (Intention: Yorkshire Brethren Society)

Sunday 16th August (Solemnity of the Assumption): 9.30am (Intention: The People of the Parish) & 11.00am (Intention: Jim Finlay)

The Obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended and therefore you are invited to attend any of the above Masses, but for the Sunday Masses you must book a place in order to comply with the space restrictions in our church and the government’s NHS Test & Trace service for all assemblies. To book a place please email stjosephspudsey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk or phone 0113 257 0803 & leave a message if necessary.

For all weekday Masses please write your name & phone number on a piece of paper & leave it with the steward in the church porch. You no longer have to book a place beforehand for weekday Masses.

Please note – everyone in our church must wear a facemask at all times.

 

PRIVATE MASSES THIS WEEK:

Wednesday 12th August (Feria): 9.30am (Intention: Dead List)

Thursday 13th August (Feria): 9.30am (Intention: Fr Colman Ryan – YB)

Saturday 15th August (Vigil – The Assumption of Our Lady): 6.30pm (Intention: Dead List)

 

All Masses in our church continue to be livestreamed:

www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/live-stream


VATICAN LIVESTREAM LITURGIES: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/vatican

LEEDS CATHEDRAL LIVESTREAM LITURGIES: www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk


PUBLIC MASSES: The UK government has now mandated that face coverings must be worn in all places of worship. The consequence, though, is that we are now able to implement the “1 metre plus” distancing rule, and it means that we can now use every other bench in our church, with two individuals (or one larger family unit) per bench, which means we can accommodate 32 people (or more with family groupings). Therefore, it is no longer necessary to book a place for weekday Masses, though for Sunday Masses you will still need to.

WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS PLEASE – for more info see: stjosephpudsey.org.uk/volunteers. If you can volunteer, please contact Janice in the parish office: office.stjoseph.pudsey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


CONFESSIONS: are now permitted, but again with social-distancing restrictions. The confessional in our church is not compliant as it is not aired, and so the only opportunity for confession at the moment would be to ask Fr Peter to hear it outdoors. Please contact him if you want to arrange this – weather-dependent!!


FIRST COMMUNIONS: This year 49 children should have made their First Holy Communions in our parish, and obviously the lockdown meant that we couldn’t have the communal celebration we had hoped. Most of the children will now do so in special Masses throughout October, but a few will do so over the summer. Congratulations to Georgia Billington, who makes her First Communions at the 9.30am Mass today (Sunday), and to Zara & Tia Nero, who will make theirs this coming Friday at the 7.00pm Mass. Please keep all the children in your prayers, and a sincere thank you to all those who have tirelessly dedicated themselves to their preparation – our catechists and the children’s parents & family members.


BAPTISM: Congratulations to Mia Amy Hall & Jude Matthew Hall, who were baptised yesterday (Saturday). All our best wishes and prayers to them and their family.


OFFERTORY & DONATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK: Envelopes received this week: £498.50; Cash donations: £177.91; Standing Orders & all donations directly to our bank account: £944.18; Online donations for July: £107.00; SMS donations for July: £55.00. This means that altogether our parish has this week received £1782.59. Sincere thanks for your continued generosity, especially during these difficult times.

How to give to our parish:

  1. Bank transfer or Standing Order – please contact Fr Peter for our bank details & further information.
  2. By popping your offertory envelope (or your own envelope with your number clearly marked please) through the presbytery letterbox.
  3. By SMS: text CHURCH PUDSEY to 70500 to contribute £5 to the offertory of our parish.
  4. You can also make donations online by going to: dioceseofleeds.org.uk/supporting-your-parish

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: These are ready to be collected from Fr Peter’s shed, or he can pop them through your letterbox. Please contact him to arrange.


DIOCESAN ONE-DAY ONLINE RETREAT: The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal invite you to a day retreat online live from St Patrick’s Mission in Bradford on Saturday (15th August): Mass at 9.00am, first session 11.00am, second sessions 2.00pm; Holy Hour with music and prayers 4.00pm, close at 5pm. Follow the retreat on the St Pio Friary Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StPioFriary (you don’t need to have a Facebook account). You can register your interest here: https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/diocesan-retreat


HEADTEACHER VACANCY: at Ss Peter & Paul’s Catholic Primary school in Yeadon, from January 2021. Deadline for applications: 21st September. For more information see: www.bishopwheelercatholicacademytrust.org/trust-vacancies/


ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: Our SVP are regularly phoning those known to them to check that they are coping and well. In-house visits are not possible during this time, but we will try to help as much as possible. If you would like to help or need help, please contact Fr Peter and he will forward your details to our SVP.


CATHOLIC PAPERS: We are still receiving The Universe every week, which now incorporates The Catholic Times. Please get in touch with Fr Peter if you would like a copy leaving in his shed for you to pick up.


“LIVING FAITH”: We’ve just received this excellent and popular daily devotional booklet for July – September. If you would like a copy posting to you, or you would like to pick it up from Fr Peter’s shed, please get in touch with him!


COVID-19 SUPPORT LINES: A telephone support line is available to anyone in Leeds with family members or friends who are critically ill, or who have died from Covid-19. The phone support line is staffed by trained bereavement workers who are able to listen when you need someone to talk to, provide emotional support and allow you to express your feelings, and signpost you to other services and resources if necessary. Call St Gemma’s Hospice on 0113 218 5544 or Wheatfield’s Hospice on 0113 203 3369 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays). If the phone line is engaged please leave a message with your name and phone number and they will return your call.


PARISH ONLINE SCRIPTURE GROUP: The Scripture Group continue to meet on Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. As well as praying with Scripture, we are going to start exploring Pope Francis’s encyclical “The Joy of the Gospel”. If anyone else would like to join the group, please get in touch. If you are unable to join us online, but are interested in using the study guide privately please email and we can let you have the details of the guide we will be using and how to purchase it pudseystjoseph@gmail.com


LEEDS NORTH WEST FOODBANK: The Foodbank has closed all its distribution centres and will be operating a delivery service instead. Referrals can be made by email or telephone (see website below) and food parcels deliveries are being done by British Gas. Most of the major supermarkets who do online orders are now including the option to donate to the Foodbank on their websites. The best way to support the foodbank at this critical time is by making a financial donation – please see the website for more details of how to do this – www.leedsnorthandwest.foodbank.org.uk


LEEDS COVID-19 SUPPORT LINES: Trained bereavement workers are able to listen when you need someone to talk to, provide emotional support and allow you to express your feelings, and signpost you to other services and resources if necessary. Call St Gemma’s Hospice on 0113 218 5544 or Wheatfield’s Hospice on 0113 203 3369 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays). If the phone line is engaged please leave a message with your name and phone number and they will return your call.


CATHOLIC CARE LEEDS: Community Response Service to support those in our communities who are sick, self-isolating, have been adversely financially impacted or are finding it difficult to cope. The service is available Monday – Friday 8am-6pm. Please phone 07739975001 or 07739975008 or 07739975009 or email janet.kent@catholic-care.org.uk or jessica.price@catholic-care.org.uk if you would like to access this service or you would like to refer a person in your Parish or school community.


MARY’S MEALS: is a charity that seeks to provide life-changing meals to some of the poorest children of the world every day they attend school. Please consider supporting this excellent charity – for more details see: www.marysmeals.org.uk or search for “Mary’s Meals UK” on YouTube for inspirational videos about their work and specifically a message to all Catholics during the Coronavirus crisis: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek0x5FbAypk&t=10s


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