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25th OCTOBER, 2020: 30TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

PUBLIC MASSES THIS WEEK:

Sunday 18th Oct (29th Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 9.30am* (Intention: The People of the Parish) & 11.00am* (Intention: Sandra Harding)

Tuesday 27th Oct (Feria) at 7.00pm

Friday 30th Oct (Feria) at 9.30am

Saturday 31st Oct (Feria) at 12 noon* (Intention: Dead List)

Sunday 1st Nov (Solemnity of All Saints) at 9.30am* (Intention: The People of the Parish) & 11.00am* (Intention: Dead List)

The Obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. You are invited to attend any of the above Masses, but for the Sunday & Saturday Masses marked with asterisks* you must book a place in order to comply with the space restrictions in our church and the government’s NHS Test & Trace scheme for all assemblies. To book a place please email stjosephspudsey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk or phone 0113 257 0803 (preferably on Monday & Fridays 9am to 1pm, leaving a message if necessary).

Everyone in our church must wear a facemask at all times, unless you are exempted.

Please also scan our QR code as you enter the church for the NHS COVID-19 APP.


PRIVATE MASSES THIS WEEK:

Wednesday 28th Oct (Feast of Ss Simon & Jude) at 9.30am (Intention: Babar & Maryam Kiyani – ints)

Thursday 29th Oct (Feria) at 9.30am


All Masses in our church continue to be live-streamed: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/live-stream

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

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


FIRST COMMUNIONS: All our prayers & congratulations to Natalia Linthead, Isabelle Greener, Phillipa Crabtree, Alexander Purcell, Hannah Goodwin & Oliver Shanahan, who made their First Holy Communions on Saturday (24th October). Many thanks to all who have helped them to prepare for this day.


VOLUNTEERS:

Thank you to those who have generously volunteered to serve as stewards & cleaners in church for our public Masses. For more info about what is involved please see: stjosephpudsey.org.uk/volunteers. If you can volunteer, please contact Janice in the parish office: office.stjoseph.pudsey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


CONFESSIONS: Our confessional is not compliant as it is not aired, so if you wish to have confession in the Blessed Sacrament chapel please ask Fr Peter after any of the public Masses.


LIVING FAITH: We now have the new editions (October – December) of these popular daily devotional booklets. They can be picked up at the exit of our church, or please contact Fr Peter if you would like any posting to you. Donations towards them are welcome!


OFFERTORY & DONATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK: Envelopes received this week: £154.00; Cash donations: £64.90; Standing Orders & all donations directly to our bank account: £491.25. This means that altogether our parish has this week received £710.15. CAFOD so far: £277.00. ‘Missio’ so far: £100.00. Sincere THANKS for your generosity to our parish, especially at this difficult time.

How to give to our parish:

  1. Bank transfer: Sort Code: 40-27-15, A/C no: 21018175, A/C Name: ST JOSEPHS PUDSEY.
  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

A message for families awaiting preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation:

Thank you for your patience as we have all been awaiting further guidance from the Diocese on how we can proceed with the preparation and celebration of First Sacraments during these challenging times. We will soon start with the preparation of candidates in Year 6 (& above) who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, and so we will be emailing all the families previously enrolled. However, if you have not already participated in our parish Reconciliation/Communion programme and you are interested in enrolling your child for this Sacrament please email Sacraments@stjosephpudsey.org.uk .

Details will be emailed soon to the families of children in Year 4 who have already enrolled to prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.


PARISH ONLINE SCRIPTURE GROUP: The Scripture Group continue to meet on Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7.15pm. As well as praying with Scripture, we are 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


“FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE” VIGIL: In view of the current restrictions, this year there will be a shorter vigil each day from Wednesday 23rd September to Sunday 1st November from 10am to 2pm outside the Marie Stopes Abortion Centre (Barrack Road LS7 4AB) to pray for and be a “voice for the voiceless” unborn babies in danger of abortion. Please consider praying at home or coming along. For more information contact Catherine on 0744 353 4869).


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.


CAFOD HARVEST FAST: was on the 9th October. This year CAFOD is focusing on the global Coronavirus pandemic and efforts to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world to “survive, rebuild and heal.” Thank you so far for £197.00 received. You can donate online directly to CAFOD at cafod.org.uk/give or give by SMS – text CAFOD to 70085 to donate £10. You can also pick up one of the CAFOD envelopes in our church porch, or simply put your donation in an envelope marked “CAFOD”, and bring it to church or pop it through the Presbytery letterbox. You can also make your donation directly to the parish account and mark it “CAFOD”: Sort Code: 40-27-15, Account No.: 21018175, Account Name: ST JOSEPHS PUDSEY.


MISSION SUNDAY: was last Sunday. If you would like to make a donation to support Catholic missionaries, please put your offering in an envelope marked ‘Missio’ and bring it with you to Mass next week, or pop it through the presbytery letterbox. You can also make a donation directly to our parish account marked ‘Missio’: Sort Code: 40-27-15, Account No. 21018175, Account Name: ST JOSEPHS PUDSEY. For more details see: www.missio.org.uk

Many of you have the RED MISSION BOXES at home, and they can now be emptied. You can bring it to Mass and leave it in the church porch – please leave your name attached to it and you can pick up the empty box the following week. Otherwise, please get in touch with Pat Lucas or with Fr Peter to make other arrangements.


NOVEMBER DEAD LIST ENVELOPES:  are now available in the church porch. Please put your list of deceased loved ones in the envelope, along with any offering you wish to make. You can pop the completed envelope into the offertory collection at Mass, or return them to Fr Peter. Mass intentions for all those on the list will be offered throughout the year. A list of all the names will also be on display in the church porch and on our parish website. Please indicate on your list if you’d rather not publish your submitted names.


RETROUVAILLE: is a support group for married couples that may have lost a sense of the closeness they once had as marriage partners by helping them to survive times like these in their marriages. This programme has helped thousands of couples experiencing difficulty at all levels of marital stress. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about Retrouvaille or to register for the next programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 12th -15th Nov 2020, call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 or email retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com – or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk


FRATELLI TUTTI: To find out more about Pope Francis’ latest Encyclical Letter: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/fratelli-tutti


“YEAR OF THE WORD”: The series of talks organised in our diocese for the “Year of the Word” continues online through Zoom with Sr Gemma Simmons CJ speaking on “Treasuring God’s Word: Reflecting on Scripture and the mysteries of Mary’s life through the art of Stephen Foster.” The talk will be on Thursday 19th November 7pm-8pm. To book a place on the Zoom Talk, please email Fr Henry Longbottom: henry.longbottom@dioceseofleeds.org.uk Sr Gemma is a well-known author broadcaster, retreat-giver, and a member of the Congregation of Jesus.


ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL HISTORY: Years 1 & 2 at our school are doing a project on the history of our parish primary school, and if you have any photos, items of interest or any memorable memories of the school in the past which you are able to share please contact Sharon Ford at the school: s.ford@stjosephspudsey.org


NATIONAL ROSARY RELAY RALLY: Saturday 31st October 9am to 9pm. People from across the country are asked to join in praying the rosary at designated times, and we here in Leeds are called to do so at 6.00pm. Then, on Sunday 1st November at 8.00pm, Bishop John Keenan of the Diocese of Paisley in Scotland will lead the rosary which will be broadcast live online. For full details see: www.walsingham.org.uk and follow the links for the Rosary Rally.


GRIEF SUPPORT: If you are interested in helping people who are grieving, a training course online will start on the 9th November. For full details see: https://griefcompanion504627506.wordpress.com/online-training-course/ or please contact Fr Peter.


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