WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

9th JUNE 2024: 10th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)

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MASSES THIS WEEK:

Saturday 8th June (10th Sunday of O.T. – Vigil Mass) AT 6.30pm (Intention: The People of the Parish)

Sunday 9th June (Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 9.30am (Intention: Frank Conway – LD) & 11.00am (Intention: Jean McGlinchey – LD)

No Masses this week from Monday to Friday

Saturday 15th June (11th Sunday of O.T. – Vigil Mass) at 6.30pm (Intention: The People of the Parish)

Sunday 16th June (Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 9.30am (Intention: Theresa Dickins – A) & 11.00am (Intention: Anne Broderick – A)


CONFESSIONSSaturday 6.00pm-6.20pm. No confessions this Tuesday.


PARISH OFFICE: Mondays and Fridays 9am–1pm. Janice: office.stjoseph.pudsey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


ONLINE SCRIPTURE GROUP: meets on Tuesday evenings. For info: pudseystjoseph@gmail.com


OFFERTORY RECEIVED LAST SUNDAY:

Envelopes: £299.40; loose plate: £348.86; bank transfers: £1176.00; Total: £1824.26. Sincere thanks for your generosity! Ukraine appeal: £25.00. You can continue to give to CAFOD’s humanitarian aid for Ukraine by putting your offering in an envelope marked ‘Ukraine’.

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LOURDES BUN & CAKE SALE: St Mary’s Menston pilgrims from Year 10 & Year 12 will be undertaking the pilgrimage to Lourdes in July. They will be supporting those in need of extra support during their stay as well as participating fully in the pilgrimage. Some of the pilgrims are selling cakes & buns and accepting donations around the various local parishes to fundraise for the pilgrimage, and will be at St Joseph’s after the 9.30am Mass TODAY (Sunday 9th June). Please support them! The students will be also taking any special intentions to Lourdes (cards will be in church for you to complete).



PUDSEY COMMUNITY PROJECT are appealing for food and toiletries for people in need in our area. We can collect regular donations here at St Joseph’s – so please leave any in the church porch and we will transfer them each week. Thank you for all your generosity so far! For more info: www.pudseycommunity.org.uk


PRAYER GARDEN: You may have noticed the bench and flowers in the enclosed area next to the parish hall, by the new path, which is the beginning of a Prayer Garden which we will develop. Many thanks to our MOPS (Men of the Parish) group for donating the bench & flowers and doing the work. Please feel free to use!


LIVING FAITH: The new editions (July-September) of these popular daily devotional booklets are now available in the church porch. If you can leave a donation of £2 to pay for them, we would be grateful.


GENERAL ELECTION: The St Vincent de Paul Society and CAFOD are working together in the run up to the General Election. As Catholics, we know that tackling poverty and injustice are among the most important issues politicians should act on. SVP and CAFOD have produced a guide for Catholics for the General Election, with suggested questions to ask candidates: www.cafod.org.uk/encounter or www.svp.org.uk/encounter


SCHOOL ‘CAP’ CONSULTATION: The Department for Education is currently running a consultation on ending the 50% ‘cap’ on admissions for new free schools. Bishop Marcus is Chair of the Catholic Education Service (CES). It has been a longstanding objective of the CES to have this ‘cap’ removed since the changes were introduced in 2010. The consultation is running until 20th June and, notwithstanding the calling of a General Election on 4th July, it is essential that the DfE receives more positive responses than negative ones to have any chance of the ‘cap’ being removed in the future. There is now a section of the website of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) which has a short form you can fill in to submit a positive response to the consultation. We encourage as many people as possible to participate in this campaign – so please follow the link:

www.cbcew.org.uk/lifting-the-faith-schools-cap/

Thank you!


GROWING OLD GRACE-FULLY ONLINE SESSIONS: Leeds Diocese older people’s charity Growing Old Grace-fully’s next online session is Reconciling With Our Past, on Wednesday 12th June, 2:30pm with Pippa Bonner and Cath Mahoney. To attend email growing.old.gracefully@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


NAZARETH FAMILY MINISTRIES SUMMER PICNIC: Sunday 30th June, 12noon-4pm, St Mary & Monica’s Catholic Church, Bingley BD16 1SA. All invited! Bring a picnic and gather with other Catholic families for fun, friendship, cake, age-specific talks, and Eucharistic Adoration. Register here: www.linktr.ee/nazarethfamilyministries


SAFEGUARDNG IN THE DIOCESE OF LEEDS – SURVEY: The Diocese of Leeds Safeguarding and the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) would like to hear your views on current Safeguarding practice and processes in our Diocese. The Survey is very short – just two questions – and it’s anonymous, unless you choose to provide details. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts before 15th July 2024. Survey and more information available at

www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/safeguarding-in-the-diocese-of-leeds-please-tell-us-how-were-doing/


THE BRIERY RETREAT CENTRE, ILKLEY:

Briery Weekly Online Meditations: Each Thursday evening The Briery hosts a meditation via Zoom focusing on the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday and provide an opportunity for shared reflection in small groups. Meditation begins at 7.30pm and the ‘doors’ are open from 7.15pm for a welcome and chat. All are welcome. Register for zoom link by emailing: admin@briery.co.uk

For bookings & further information, please email briery@btconnect.com or tel. 01943 607287. www.briery.org.uk


The annual Novena to Our Lady of Unfailing Help, the Principal Patron of the Diocese, takes place from 18th to 26th June at Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 6BE. Monday to Friday 6.15pm; Saturdays and Sundays 5.00pm.


CENTENARY OF THE DEDICATION OF THE CATHEDRAL JULY 2024: On Thursday 18th July at 11.30am, together with the Priests, Deacons, Religious and Lay Faithful, Bishop Marcus will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Cathedral Church of St Anne, the Mother Church of the Diocese of Leeds, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication.


CORPUS CHRISTI EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION: will be led by Bishop Marcus at Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane LS6 2BX on Sunday 9th June at 3.00pm. Large free car park on site, food, drink & games afterwards in the grounds. All welcome. The event may be cancelled in bad weather, so check www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/news beforehand.


EUCHARISTIC HEALING SERVICE: The Parish of Our Lady of Kirkstall invites you to a Healing Service. This is a beautiful opportunity to pray for healing for yourself or others, whether physical, psychological, or spiritual. Remember Jesus is alive, and miracles can and do happen! Everyone is welcome – all that is needed is an openness to Jesus. Tuesday 18th June, 7pm, St Mary’s, Horsforth LS18 5AB.


FOUNTAINS ABBEY MASS: Mass for the Feast of St Benedict, Thursday 11th July, 12noon. All welcome. Principal Celebrant: Fr Michael Hall, Parish Priest, St Joseph’s, Brighouse. Entry is via The Visitor’s Centre (HG4 3DY) where there is ample parking; a shuttle bus is available for those who find the walk too much. Disabled access is via the West Gate where all parking is reserved for the disabled. Special arrangements can be made for wheelchairs. Admission to the Abbey is free to National Trust Members and by special arrangement the National Trust has kindly agreed to waive normal charges to allow free admission for those attending the Mass.


SCHOOL VACANCIES

Teaching Assistant VACANCY: St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Horsforth, Start: September 2024. Closing date: Friday, 14th June 2024. Further info: https://www.bishopwheelercatholicacademytrust.org/Trust-Academy-Vacancies/

Teacher of Maths VACANCY: St. Mary’s, Menston, Start: September 2024. Closing date: Monday, 17th June 2024. Further info: https://www.bishopwheelercatholicacademytrust.org/Trust-Academy-Vacancies/


LEEDS DIOCESAN CATHOLIC CARE VACANCIES:

Senior Support Worker £24,702 – £25,979 pro rata (dependent on qualifications and experience) Location: Westhaven. Post: Full time Shift patterns to include weekends and bank holidays. Sleep – in allowance payable.

Support Worker, Leeds £23,151 – £24,294 pro rata (based on qualifications and experience) 30 hours (possible 37) shifts patterns to include weekends and bank holidays) with sleep-in allowance Closing Date: Until position filled.

For further details and how to apply please visit http://www.catholic-care.org.uk/recruit/latest-vacancies/ or telephone 0113 388 5400 to request an application form.