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13TH SEPTEMBER, 2020: 24TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

PUBLIC MASSES THIS WEEK:

Sunday 13th September (24th Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 9.30am (Intention: The People of the Parish) & 11.00am (Intention: Dead List)

Tuesday 15th September (Memoria of Our Lady of Sorrows) at 7.00pm (Intention: David Bower – LD)

Friday 18th September (Feria) at 9.30am (Intention: Steven Moore – B)

Sunday 20th September (25th Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 9.30am (Intention: Teresa Sykes – A) & 11.00am (Intention: The People of the Parish)

The Obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. 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 (preferably on Monday & Fridays between 9am and 1pm, leaving 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 MASS THIS WEEK:

Wednesday 16th September (Memoria of Ss Cyprian & Cornelius) at 9.30am (Intention: Dead List)

Thursday 17th September (Feria) at 9.30am (Intention: Maria Almeida – intentions)

Saturday 19th September (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


VOLUNTEERS:  Thank you to those who have generously volunteered to serve as stewards & cleaners in church for our public Masses. However, WE DO 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: 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: £484.00; Cash donations: £84.75; Standing Orders & all donations directly to our bank account: £409.25. This means that altogether our parish has this week received £978.00. 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

“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).


FREE ONLINE TALKS: The Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst College are offering a series of online talks over the coming months in a series named “Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters.” Exploring some of the great figures of Western spirituality with well-known experts, the series is free to attend online. They will take place at 7:30pm on Thursdays. Simply register to receive a link, either online at https://christianheritagecentre.com/event/saints-scholars-spiritual-masters or by email to events@christianheritagecentre.com . The next talk will be on Thursday 24th September: “St Therese of Lisieux” by Canon John Udris.


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.


PARISH ONLINE SCRIPTURE GROUP: The Scripture Group continue to meet on Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. As well as praying with Scripture, we 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


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


THE BRIERY RETREAT CENTRE: The upcoming programme at the Briery Retreat Centre in Ilkley includes the following events in September: 18th to 20th September 2020 Parish Retreat (Weekend Retreat with opportunity for Day Guests). Led by the Briery Team, this retreat is open to small group or individuals who would like the opportunity for a quiet and reflective times. 25th to 27th September 2020 Living with Loss Part 1 (Bereavement Weekend with opportunity for Day Guests). Led by Abi May, an experienced retreat leader, author and educator (www.livingwithloss.co.uk). The aim of this retreat is to help deal with life changing loss. Further information can be found on the website: www.briery.org.uk or by contacting the Briery Tel. 01943 607287 or Email: briery@btconnect.com .

The Briery is also organising “A Week of Guided Prayer Online” – an opportunity for daily spiritual exercises & one-to-one spiritual direction online over the course of a week. For details about this, download the flyer from here.


HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKERS: “Leeds Citizens” is collaborating with Citizens UK in a campaign to improve the pay and conditions of work of thousands of support workers in nursing, residential and care homes (Social Care Sector). Their plight has been accelerated through the current pandemic and it is vital that the support for them demonstrated through the ‘clapping’ events is turned into concrete action. This campaign is targeting the Autumn Budget and the ask from the Government is to commit to £1.4 billion pounds additional funding for this sector. Our Diocese is a partner of Leeds Citizens. A proforma has been developed to gather personal testimonies from those working in the field to contribute towards encouraging the Government to act. If you are a care worker and would like to have your say, please go to stjosephpudsey.org.uk/carers and download the response form from there. Closing date for responses: 20th September, 2020.


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