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1ST AUGUST 2021:  18th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)


MASSES THIS WEEK:

 Saturday 31st July (Vigil – 18th Sunday of O.T.) at 6.30pm (Intention: November Dead List)

Sunday 1st August (18th Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 9.30am (Intention: The People of the Parish) & 11.00am (Intention: Maura Blackburn – A)

Monday 2nd August (Feria) at 9.30am (Intention: Yorkshire Brethren Society)

Tuesday 3rd August (St Oswald) at 7.00pm (Intention: Phyllis Dockerty)

Wednesday 4th August (St John Vianney) at 9.30am (Intention: November Dead List)

Thursday 5th August (Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major) at 9.30am (Intention: Sean Coyle – LD)

Friday 6th August (The Transfiguration of the Lord) at 9.30am (Intention: Ben Oldroyd – LD)

Saturday 7th August (Vigil – 19th Sunday of O.T.) at 6.30pm (Intention: Eileen McKinney – A)

Sunday 8th August (19th Sunday of Ordinary Time)at 9.30am (Intention: The People of the Parish) & 11.00am (Intention: Sean, Dan & Stephen Walsh)

 All Masses are open to attendance – please continue to wear a face covering in church. The Sunday obligation remains suspended and the Sunday 9.30am Mass will continue to livestreamed during this time: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/live-stream


CONFESSIONS: Fr Peter is available in the church sacristy for confessions on Saturdays from 6pm to 6.20pm, and in the confessional on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 6.50pm.


BAPTISM: Congratulations to Orlaith Rose Purcell and her family on his baptism yesterday (Saturday).


WEDDING: Congratulations and prayers also to Charleygirl Doherty & Patrick Doherty, who get married in our church on Saturday (7th August) at 2.00pm.


CONFIRMATIONS & FIRST COMMUNIONS: Our prayers and congratulations go to: Nikodem Szlachetko, Alexander Lock, Imogen Arnold & Jack Jobling, who receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at today’s Saturday vigil Mass at 6.30pm; and to Zofia Szlachetko, Connie Schofield & Joseph O’Connor, who make their First Holy Communions at the same Mass.


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: £513.00; Offertory envelopes: £204.70; Cash donations: £95.40. Total received: £813.10.

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

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: is looking for volunteers who can commit to supporting older people in central Leeds with light shopping duties. Please contact Janet Kent janet.kent@catholic-care.org.uk or phone 0773 997 5008. There are also many vacancies for employment within Catholic Care – for more info see: www.catholic-care.org.uk/recruitment/latest-vacancies


 

THE BRIERY RETREAT HOUSE ZOOM MEDITATION: Thursdays from 7.30pm to 8.15pm. We open 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. To join go to www.zoom.us/join and log in with the following: Meeting ID: 834 3658 3706 Passcode: 977049.


ST PATRICK’S MISSION FUNDRAISER: The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal at St Patrick’s Mission in Bradford are holding their annual Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on 7th August. If you’re interested in joining in or supporting the fundraiser, see: www.stpatricksmission.co.uk/events



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. For info: www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/study/teaching/catholic-certificate-in-religious-studies


DIOCESAN VACANCIES:

  • Diocese of Leeds Music is recruiting a Music Programme Manager, a full-time position for a gifted and dynamic arts administrator. Our Music Programme, recently recognised by a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society award, works with over 7,500 children weekly in schools across West and North Yorkshire. For more information visit: dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk/staff/ For an application pack, please contact Jessica Shears: office@dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk. Closing date: 25th August 2021.
  • The Parish of St John Vianney, Leeds (Moortown/Alwoodley) is looking to appoint a Personal Assistant to the Parish Priest from September 2021. Full-time post (37 hours per week); salary £25,012 per annum. For applications: stjohnvianney@dioceseofleeds.org.uk. Closing date: 22nd August 2021.

PREPARATION FOR ‘40 DAYS FOR LIFE’: Watch “Unplanned” – the story of 40 Days for Life and how its prayerful impact led abortion facility director, Abby Johnson, to quit her position and take up the cause of fighting for the unborn. Free if you have Amazon Prime or borrow a DVD from Chris Redding 07815681343, 40daysforlifeleeds@gmail.com. To join a watch party (online) on 7th August (3pm) contact Shannon at 40DaysLeeds.communications@gmail.com


LIVING ‘LAUDATO SI’: Two long weekends (3-6 September or 15-18 October) of talks, discussions and practical activities on Zoom on living the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the care of creation in and through our parish communities. The weekend is aimed at people who would like to start a relevant parish group or initiative. Voluntary donations gratefully accepted, but there will be no fee for the weekend. For more information and to apply please email Sr Margaret Atkins on margaret@boarbankhall.org.uk


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


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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