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13th JUNE, 2021: 11th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)


MASSES THIS WEEK:

Saturday 12th June (Vigil – 11th Sunday of O.T.) at 6.30pm (Intention: November Dead List)

Sunday 13th June (11th Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 9.30am (Intention: The People of the Parish) 11.00am (Intention: Peter Devine – A)

Monday 14th June (Feria) at 9.30am

Tuesday 15th June (Feria) at 7.00pm (Intention: November Dead List)

Wednesday 16th June (Feria) at 9.30am (Intention: Mrs Hart – YB)

Thursday 17th June (Feria) at 9.30am (Intention: November Dead List)

Friday 18th June (Feria) at 9.30am

Saturday 19th June (Vigil – 12th Sunday of O.T.) at 6.30pm (Intention: Patricia McCarthy – LD)

Sunday 20th June (12th Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 9.30am (Intention: The People of the Parish) 11.00am (Intention: Deceased – Egan family)

For details of livestreamed Masses see: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/live-stream

The Obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. All our Masses are open to attendance, but you must book a place for the weekend Masses in order to comply with the ongoing space restrictions in our church and the government’s NHS Test & Trace scheme for all assemblies.

TO BOOK A PLACE AT SATURDAY/SUNDAY MASS please email office.stjoseph.pudsey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk or phone Janice on 0113 257 0803 Mondays & Fridays 9am to 1pm.

 Everyone in our church must always wear a facemask, unless you are exempted. Please also scan our QR code as you enter the church for the NHS COVID-19 APP.


REST IN PEACE: Please pray for the family and the repose of the soul of Mrs Josie Clarke of our parish. Her funeral service will be at St Joseph’s on Thursday 17th June at 12noon. Attendance is restricted, so if you would like to attend, please contact the parish office.


STEWARDS & CHURCH CLEANING: We are very grateful to all those who have volunteered to be stewards for our weekend Masses, and we would very much appreciate some more volunteers. We also would like to restart the rota for cleaning the church, which would mean vacuuming & dusting the whole church and cleaning the toilets for an hour or so about once a month. If you can help with either or both, please contact Janice: office.stjoseph.pudsey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


CONFESSIONS: Fr Peter is available in the church for confessions on Saturdays from 6pm to 6.20pm. We are still advised not to use the confessional as it is not sufficiently aired, so confessions will be heard in the sacristy. Otherwise, please ask Fr Peter after any of the public Masses.


PARISH ONLINE SCRIPTURE GROUP: meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. If anyone else would like to join the group, please get in touch: pudseystjoseph@gmail.com


OFFERTORY & DONATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK:

Standing Orders & all donations directly to our bank account: £600.00; Offertory envelopes: £139.70; Cash donations: £80.80. Total received: £820.50.

A sincere THANK YOU for your generosity, 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

“LIVING FAITH”: The new edition (July to September) of these popular daily devotional booklets are now available in the church porch & Fr Peter’s shed – donations for them welcome!


MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like a Mass offering for a particular intention or for the repose of the soul of a loved one, please put your offering in an envelope and write the name of the intention, the date requested and your contact details & pop it into the collection box in the church porch or through the presbytery letterbox. You may like to consider also becoming a benefactor to the Yorkshire Brethren Society, which supports priests in Yorkshire who retire or fall sick. Membership is at least £50, and each benefactor will have five Masses offered for them during life or after death, as requested, and share in the 130 Masses offered by the priest members every month. Please consider a legacy or a donation to the society. Apply for membership to: Fr Craig Elliott, Yorkshire Brethren Society, 34 Armthorpe Road, Intake, Doncaster DN2 5SF or email yorkshirebrethren@gmail.com


READERS AT MASS: We would really appreciate some more people to read at Mass, so please contact Fr Peter if you would like to help with this important ministry.


TIM DEVEREUX’S PILGRIMAGE FOR PEACE: Tim, from our parish, recently completed a cycling pilgrimage to remember his cyclist brother Chris, who died last year from Covid, and to raise money for Pax Christi and Alzheimer’s Research. He covered 277 miles in five days and managed to ‘draw’ a virtual CND sign around the city of Bradford! You can read all about it and see some photos on http://www.timdevereux.co.uk/peace_pilgrim_2021/pilgrim_p1.html where you can also find the links to make donations. So far, he has raised £300 for Pax Christi and £845 for Alzheimer’s Research. Many thanks to all who have donated and supported!


SVP HOME VISITS: Now that the restrictions on visiting people in their homes are easing, our SVP are starting to visit our housebound parishioners. If you would appreciate a visit, please contact Chris Hirst on 0771 541 4262.


LEEDS CATHOLIC CARE: offers a free counselling service for adults in the Catholic community. Our team are BACP registered counsellors and psychotherapists and are here to support you with up to 6 sessions free of charge. For more info tel. 0113 388 5406 or email counselling@catholic-care.org.uk


‘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


COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP OF REFUGEES: A national Catholic celebration of the scheme via Zoom on 14th June at 6pm at the start of Refugee Week. Find out how you can get involved and hear from refugees and parishes. To register visit: www.communitysponsorship.org.uk/events Here in the Leeds Diocese we now have four Community Sponsorship Groups who have either already welcomed a family or are making plans to do that. If you would like to find out more about setting up a group, then contact Sue Parsons at Catholic Care – 07702 255113 or sue.parsons@catholic-care.org.uk


NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF UNFAILING HELP: at Leeds Cathedral 18th-26th June – Novena prayers with Benediction Monday to Friday 6.15pm; Saturdays 11.00am; Sunday 4.15pm.


“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


SVP SHOP APPEAL: The Saint Vincent de Paul Society in our city is appealing for beds, wardrobes, drawers, living room furniture, sofas. Small items such as bedside cabinets, coffee tables etc can be taken directly into the shops – see here for the full list: http://stvincents.maxmuller.co.uk/linksshops.html . There is also a need for volunteers in the shops for even a short time, volunteer drivers and drivers mates, people to man the phones and sort goods in St Vincent’s Bradford. For more information and for collections of large items of furniture please tel. 0113 245 0800 or email wyinfo@svp.org.uk.


CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES (CCRS): A new course exploring the Catholic faith will be offered by the Diocese and Leeds Trinity University from Autumn 2021. The CCRS is suitable for teachers, catechists, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Catholic theology, faith, and practice. 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


BRADFORD CATHOLIC YOUTH CHOIR IS RECRUITING! Join our family of fantastic choirs for children in Y3 and above. Come along to our June open rehearsals at St Walburga’s church in Shipley and try it out: Mon 14th June (Girls Choir, Y6+), Wed 16th June (Junior Choir, Y3-6), Thurs 17th June (Boys’ Choir, Y4+). Please book a place by emailing office@dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk or for more info see: www.dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk


NEW RESOURCES: Fr Mark Jarmuz’s 12-session Scripture course, his Eastertide course ‘Encountering the Risen Jesus’ and a new 6-session course on the documents of the Second Vatican Council are now available online: https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/education/finding-out-more/resources


THE TWELVE YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM ARE RECRUITING: The Diocesan Youth Leadership Team looks to recruit Catholic young people aged 11-18 to continue collaborating with Bishop Marcus, giving a voice to young people. Deadline for Applications: Sunday 20th June. Email Ryan Wilkinson at youth@dioceseofleeds.org.uk for further information. www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/youth/the-twelve/


ST PAUL’S CATHOLIC BOOKSHOP: at Hinsley Hall in Headingley is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 4pm.


THE BRIERY RETREAT CENTRE: in Ilkley has the following events coming up:

  1. ZOOM MEDITATION, Thursdays from 7.30pm to 8.15pm. Simple format of praying with the Sunday Mass Readings and sharing in small groups.
  2. THE GOD WHO SPEAKS THROUGH FAMILIES IN THE BIBLE: 19th June led by Breda Theakston & Jean Marsh. The offering is £35 for this day’s retreat and includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea with cake.
  3. FOLLOWING JESUS – DISCIPLESHIP IN THE NEW TESTAMENT: 12th-17th July – Fr Donald Senior, CP, presents a live-streamed retreat. Participants can be residential at the Briery from 12th-17th July with full board and en-suite accommodation (offering £400) or receive the link at home (offering £200).

For bookings & further details of all the above, please email: briery@btconnect.com or telephone: 01943 607287.


YOUTH WORKER VACANCY: Mary, Mother of God Parish, Bradford are recruiting a Parish Youth Worker to develop their ministry to young people. £20.500-£22,000pa (depending on experience). 3 year contract. Please contact Emma Nicholson: evangelisation.admin@dioceseofleeds.org.uk.


 

YEAR OF ST JOSEPH: 8 December 2020 – 8 December 2021

Pope Francis has announced that the coming year will be dedicated to St Joseph to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his declaration as Patron of the Universal Church.

St Joseph is, of course, our own parish & school patron, and as we hope and pray that the year ahead will release us from the grip of the Covid-19 coronavirus it would be good for us as a parish to rededicate ourselves to St Joseph’s protection – and to mark this by working to have a statue or icon of him in the main body of our church. In the meantime, please commit to making this prayer, written by Pope Francis, a daily devotion in the year ahead:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil.  Amen.


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