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26TH SEPTEMBER 2021:  26TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)


MASSES THIS WEEK:

Saturday 25th September (Vigil – 26th Sunday of O.T.) at 6.30pm (Intention: Patricia Geary – LD)

Sunday 26th September (26th Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 9.30am (Intention: Antonietta & Helio Sacilotti de Oliveira) & 11.00am (Intention: The People of the Parish)

Monday 27th September (St Vincent de Paul) at 9.30am (Intention: Yorkshire Brethren Society)

Tuesday 28th September (Feria) at 7.00pm (Intention: James Herron – LD)

Wednesday 29th September (Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels) at 9.30am (Intention: November Dead List)

Thursday 30th September (St Jerome) at 9.30am (Intention: November Dead List)

Friday 1st October (St Therese of Lisieux) at 9.30am (Intention: Steven Moore)

Saturday 2nd October (Vigil – 27th Sunday of O.T.) at 6.30pm (Intention: Sheila Brady – LD)

Sunday 3rd October (27th Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 9.30am (Intention: Stephen Bonner – LD) & 11.00am (Intention: The People of the Parish)

All Masses are open to attendance – please continue to wear a face covering in church.

The obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains suspended by the Bishops of England & Wales and the Sunday 9.30am Mass will continue to be livestreamed during this time: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/live-stream


 

CONFESSIONS:Fr Peter will be available in the confessional on Saturdays from 6.00pm to 6.20pm, and in the sacristy for face-to-face confession on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 6.50pm.


“LIVING FAITH”: The new edition (October to December) of these popular daily devotional booklets are now available in the church porch & Fr Peter’s shed – please make a donation to cover their cost.


TODDLER GROUP: Our parish Toddler Group is now meeting in our hall on Thursdays at 9am. Admission £1 per child, 2nd child 50p. 9:00am Play & Craft time; 10:00am Refreshments; 10:20am Play & Craft time continues; 10.45am Story time & singing with musical instruments; finish 11am. We welcome any child from birth to nursery age and it is also an opportunity for mums, dads, grandparents and childminders to meet each other and spend time together. Our aim is to offer all the opportunity to spend time with their children and make new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment.


PARISH ONLINE SCRIPTURE GROUP: Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. We are currently exploring the themes in some of the main documents of Vatican II, so if you would like to join the conversation, please get in touch: pudseystjoseph@gmail.com


OFFERTORY & DONATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK:

Standing Orders & bank transfers: £365.00; Offertory envelopes: £169.40; Cash donations: £111.71. Total received: £646.11. 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

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: Our parish’s group is meeting again, and would always welcome new members to do charitable work and support. Please contact Chris Hirst: chris.j.hirst@outlook.com for more information about our parish group, or see www.svp.org.uk for general information. The SVP sponsored walk in our diocese will be September 26th from St Joseph’s Wetherby, registration is from 1pm. There is a circular walk of 5½ miles with an alternative of 2½ miles suitable for youngsters and pushchairs. Afterwards there is complimentary tea with cakes and sandwiches in the parish hall. Please contact Chris if you are interested.


FAITH IN ACTION AWARDS INFORMATION MEETING: Meetings for all Faith In Action Award Leaders and those interested in running the Awards Scheme in parishes or schools will be held at Hinsley Hall on Tuesday 28th September and Wednesday 6th October, 2-4pm or 7-9pm on each day. Please book your free place at youth@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


REVELATION: The Youth Service’s monthly event for young people in Years 8-13 is back! An evening of prayer, music, games and fellowship focusing on the theme of ‘Creation’ on Thursday 7th October 5:30-7:30pm at Hinsley Hall. For further information, email youth@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


ST WILFRID’S WAY 2021: First-aiders are needed on the annual diocesan walking ‘Camino’ between Leeds Cathedral & Ripon on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th October. Please can all pilgrims planning to join either day of the walk or any of the pilgrims’ Masses & devotions at historic sites along the way, email office@dioceseofleeds.org.uk  to register an interest.


 

PAX CHRISTI FILM: The Third Harmony shown online on Saturday 2nd October from 6.30pm, followed by discussion. Register with the PX office https://tinyurl.com/2Octfilm Donations welcome towards costs of evening. Based on 30+ hours of interviews with prominent nonviolent activists and scholars, scientists, teachers, practitioners of restorative justice, and others. It tells the story of nonviolence, the greatest overlooked resource in human experience. Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/459116870


CARITAS LEEDS PRISONS WEEK 2021 EVENT: Last year, the Diocese of Leeds launched Justice & Mercy, an ambitious plan of action to raise awareness and promote positive change in the criminal justice system. The report was the result of a 2-year journey listening to the testimonies of prisoners, victims of crime, their families, their communities, those working and volunteering in the criminal justice system. Prisons Week 2021 (10-16th Oct) is an important reminder for Catholics of our duty to work for justice and mercy in the criminal justice system. To mark this occasion, Caritas Leeds is holding a special event to help individuals and parishes respond to the needs of all people affected by the criminal justice system through prayer and action in the coming year. It will take place on Saturday 16th October, 2-4pm at the New Wortley Community Centre, 40 Tong Road, Leeds LS12 1LZ. Please register interest here: www.leedsprisonsweek2021.eventbrite.co.uk The event will include: Justice & Mercy themed participative liturgy; The Rt Revd Richard Moth, Liaison Bishop for Prisons; Alison Lowe, West Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime; Launch of Faith Works training programme with West Yorkshire Police; Stalls and networking opportunities with local charities and services for people and communities affected by the criminal justice system. For more info email: joseph.cortis@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


CONFLICT & CLIMATE CHANGE: A Season of Creation Liturgy organised by the Diocese of Leeds Justice and Peace Commission on Monday 4th October 2021 7.30pm – 8.30pm. A time for prayer and reflection exploring the interconnectedness of conflict and climate change. All are welcome. To register for this on-line event, go to www.leedsjp.org.uk/events


CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY: is on Friday (1st October). The largest ever gathering of world leaders on British soil is taking place from the 1st November in Glasgow to discuss climate change. The focus of CAFOD’s Harvest Appeal this year is on the climate crisis on how it threatens the lives of so many millions of the world’s poorest & most vulnerable. Please see www.cafod.org.uk/climatecrisis for information about CAFOD’s appeal. We will have an extra collection to support CAFOD’s appeal after the Masses next weekend, so please take a CAFOD envelope from the church porch for this. If you would like to make a donation online, please see the CAFOD website for details of how, or text CAFOD10 to 70580 to donate £10.


INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: exploring the relationship between Catholic faith and reason. Tuesday evenings from 21st September – 19th October at Hinsley Hall. Please contact gregory.stacey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


INFORMATION EVENT ON THE PERMANENT DIACONATE – BY ZOOM: Wednesday 20th October at 8pm. An event for those who feel you might have a calling to the Permanent Diaconate or just want to know more about this ministry. For further information and log-in details contact: david.arblaster@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


NAZARETH – A FAMILY FRIENDLY MASS COMMUNITY: Are you a Catholic family with young children who would like to meet others in your situation for worship?  Come to the launch of the Family-friendly Mass Community at St Patrick’s church Elland, on Sunday October 3rd at 1.30pm.  Further details from Katie McNamara-Hall 07712 127036


40 DAYS FOR LIFE: 22nd September to 31st October. Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired thousands of people and changed & saved many lives. For more information see: www.40daysforlife.com/Leeds or take a leaflet from the church porch.


NATIONAL PRO-LIFE PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM: Saturday 23rd October 2021. To book your place on the coach with Leeds People for Life or for further details, please contact Kate on 07505 767415.


THE BRIERY RETREAT CENTRE, ILKLEY:

WEEKLY ZOOM MEDITATIONS: Thursdays 7.30pm – 8.15pm. Opening at 7.15pm for a chat and start promptly at 7.30pm. It is a simple format of praying with the Sunday Mass Readings and sharing in small groups.

MINDFULNESS IN THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION: Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 10am – 3.30pm. Led by Angela Rogerson, this retreat is suitable for those new to mindfulness and experience practitioners. Suggested offering: £35 per person, includes lunch and tea/coffee.

ONLINE WEEKS OF GUIDED PRAYER: Monday 27th September to Friday 8th October, 2021. 2 weeks. First week: online meetings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm covering introductions and different ways of praying. Second week: commitment to daily prayer time and individual online meeting with prayer guide (about 30 mins each.)  Suggested Offering £50.

WAYS OF PRAYING: Although this is part of Online Week of Guided Prayer these online zoom sessions are available to everyone. Tuesday 28th September – Lectio Divina, Wednesday 29th September – Examen, Thursday 30th September – Imaginative Contemplation and Thursday 7th October – Praying with Art. There is no need to book for these sessions just come along and join us. The zoom link is:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82009483498?pwd=OUMraDBqUy9YRmxseHdVekpyWlVVQT09

Meeting ID: 820 0948 3498 Passcode: 421659

BRIERY QUIZ NIGHT – Wednesday, 6th October at 7pm. Come along to The Briery to enjoy a fun evening!  Tickets are £5 per adult and £2.50 per child and include either a small beer, wine or soft drink.  Phone 01943 607287 for your ticket or email briery@btconnect.com

For further information about all the above please email briery@btconnect.com or tel. 01943 607287.


THE WORLD PRIEST APOSTOLATE are hosting an online Zoom Rosary to pray for priests on Thursday 30th September 2021 at 5pm (UK time). It is an opportunity to join together with people from all over the world to pray the Luminous Mysteries for our beloved priests. More details and registration link can be found at https://www.worldpriest.com/rosary-thursday/


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


CATHOLIC CARE VACANCIES: https://www.catholic-care.org.uk/recruitment/latest-vacancies/


VACANCIES: Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School seek to recruit two Deputy Headteachers. Specific responsibilities will be negotiated in line with experience and expertise, however, the two roles will be responsible for delivering on the Quality of Education and Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes. Application & further details: contact Amanda Stubbs a.stubbs@mountstmarys.org or 0113 2455248. Closing date: 5th October 2021. Interviews: week commencing 18th October. See: http://mountstmarys.org/who-are-we/vacancies/


COLLEGE LIBRARIANSt Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College seek to employ a College Librarian. We are looking for an individual who will be responsible for a vibrant, welcoming, and stimulating College Library. They will be passionate about reading and familiar with young adult fiction, committed to promoting reading across the College and keen to work with young people to develop their enthusiasm for reading. They will oversee the provision of an efficient College Library, providing a responsive user-friendly atmosphere conducive to study and research, pro-actively researching new technology and aligning resources with curriculum subject area requirements.

Start date: As soon as possible; Contract type: Full Time 37 hours per week Term time only plus 2 days; Salary: Spine points 12 to 17 £18789 – £21013 (actual) dependent on experience; Contract Term: Permanent. Closing date: Monday 11th October 2021 at 12 noon.

To apply please visit http://sbsj.co.uk/job-opportunities For further details or to arrange a visit, please email: personnel@sbsj.co.uk


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