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22nd MAY 2022:  6th SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C)


MASSES THIS WEEK:

Saturday 21st May (6th Sunday of Easter – Vigil) at 6.30pm (Intention: In Thanksgiving – Dennis & Annette Marshall – WA)

Sunday 22nd May (Sixth Sunday of Easter) at 9.30am (Intention: The People of the Parish) & 11.00am (Intention: Tina Rossato – LD)

Tuesday 24th May (Easter Feria) at 7.00pm (Intention: Special Intention – TW)

Wednesday 25th May (St Bede the Venerable) at 9.30am (Intention: Keith Lumb – B)

Thursday 26th May (The Ascension of the Lord) at 9.30am (Intention: Yorkshire Brethren Society) & 7.00pm (Intention: Special Intention – JA)

Friday 27th May (St Augustine of Canterbury) at 9.30am (Intention: November Dead List)

Saturday 28th May (7th Sunday of Easter – Vigil) at 6.30pm (Intention: Mary Harris – LD)

Sunday 29th May (Seventh Sunday of Easter) at 9.30am (Intention: Maria Szymanska) & 11.00am (Intention: The People of the Parish)


CONFESSIONS: Saturday 6.00pm – 6.20pm; Tuesday 6.30pm-6.50pm.


ONLINE SCRIPTURE GROUP: Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. Welcome! To join: pudseystjoseph@gmail.com


OFFERTORY & DONATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK:

Standing Orders & bank transfers: £336.00; offertory envelopes: £308.00; cash donations: £257.26; Total: £901.26. Ukraine humanitarian appeal: £35.00. A sincere THANK YOU for your generosity!

HOW TO GIVE TO OUR PARISH

  1. Bank transfer: Please contact the parish office for details.
  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

CHILDREN’S LITURGY IS BACK! We are delighted to announce the return of the children’s liturgy to the 9.30am Sunday Mass. All children are welcome. Please note the children’s liturgy is aimed at primary school children in Reception upwards. The children will process out after the entrance hymn and re-join the main Mass at the offertory. We look forward to welcoming the children of our parish back.


PLATINUM JUBILEE GARDEN PARTY: Sunday 5th June, starting at 3pm. Tickets are now on sale after each of the weekend Masses (adults £3, children £1), or please contact Freda Mortimer or the parish office. It’s essential to buy tickets beforehand for catering & planning purposes. We hope to provide games for the children, so if anyone has any garden games that they can loan to us, please speak to Freda when buying your tickets.


SUMMER FAIR: Sunday 26th June in the afternoon. More details about this will be announced soon.


RETURNING TO MASS AT PENTECOST: In view of the thankfully better situation regarding Covid in our country, our bishops have now announced that from the Solemnity of Pentecost (Sunday 5th June) all Catholics again should return to attending Mass each Sunday & on Holy Days of Obligation, unless of course ill- health, care for the sick, or legitimate fear about attending church safely means you cannot. The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is this Thursday, and it would normally be a ‘Holy Day of Obligation’, but we will still have two Masses (9.30am & 7.00pm) and a Mass in our school too, and it would be good to get back into the habit! The bishops have also stated that the online streaming of Mass does not fulfil the Sunday Obligation, and it seems the right time to stop our own livestreams from today. The bishops acknowledge that those who cannot attend Sunday Mass should consider receiving Holy Communion at home, and so please do contact Fr Peter if you would like this.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY APPEAL: Our SVP Community Support Centres in Leeds and Bradford urgently need small domestic and personal electrical appliances, for disadvantaged people and for re-sale:  Toasters, Microwaves, Slow cookers, Sandwich Makers, Kettles, Mixers, Steamers, Blenders, Coffee Makers, Health Grills, Hair Dryers, Hair Curlers, Hair Straighteners, Irons, Clothes Steamers, Heaters (Oil, Fan, Halogen, Radiant), Table and Floor Lamps, Radios, and TVs. The donated goods should be: ● Clean and in good working order; ● marked (legal requirement – usually found on a label on the appliance) ● If possible, with Instruction Booklet for more complicated products.

COLLECTION: Members of our Parish SVP Conference will be available after weekend Masses during May to take your donated items. Or please deliver directly to St Vincent’s Leeds (Berking Avenue LS9 9LF, near the Irish Centre off A.64) or St Vincent’s Bradford (Rees Way, Otley Road BD3 0DZ).

GIFT AID: UK Taxpayers can Gift Aid their donated goods, increasing their value by 25%. We will need to record your donation, Post Code and house number/name.


HELP AT OUR SCHOOL: Did you know that our school have raised flower beds that are looking a bit tired these days? The Friends of St Joseph (FOSJ) would like to financially support bringing these back to their former glory. In order to do this, we need to form a dedicated team to come in on a regular basis to firstly prepare and plant the beds and then continue with the maintenance. If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing, then please get in touch with us by emailing fosj@stjosephspudsey.org All are welcome – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and staff; we will take all the help with this project! Please do get in touch and help us out! For more info join our Facebook Group: “FOSJ Pudsey”


LEEDS DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: After two years without being able to go to the Lourdes due to the pandemic, the diocese will be going ahead with its annual pilgrimage from Friday 1st to Thursday 7th July. For further information and for online booking please see: www.tangney-tours.com/leeds  If you would like a printed booking form, please contact the parish office.


OUT OF THE ORDINARY: SINGING THE PROPER TEXTS AT MASS: Life Transfigured, a series of talks exploring Catholic Faith and the Arts throughout 2022, continues on Tuesday 14th June 7-8pm at Hinsley Hall. Fr Guy Nicholls, Oratorian priest and Director of the John Henry Newman Institute for Liturgical Music will discuss his work to make Gregorian chant accessible to parish musicians. To register for a place, please email lifetransfigured@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


RALPH MARTIN: Internationally renowned author and Catholic speaker, Ralph Martin will be speaking at St Patrick’s Mission, Bradford on June 2nd at 7:30pm on the topic of “Being a Catholic in Challenging Times.” All welcome. www.stpatricksmission.co.uk


DIOCESAN DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION VACANCY: The Diocese of Leeds and the Vicariate for Education wish to appoint a practising Catholic to promote and implement the bishop’s vision for Catholic Education within the Diocese.  Please contact Liam Dowds, on 01737 652043 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me  for further details. Closing date: Monday 6th June 2022 at 12 noon.


LEEDS CATHOLIC CARE: is hosting a welcome session for people interested in becoming a parish representative at their Head Office, 11 North Grange Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2BR (next to Hinsley Hall) on Tuesday 7th June at 6pm. Please confirm your attendance to rachel.wilkinson@catholic-care.org.uk


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.

LEADERS OF CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD:  A day for both new and experienced leaders, Saturday 2 July 2022, 10am-4pm. DAY FOR CATECHISTS: Saturday 9 July 2022, 10am-4pm. Opportunity for prayer, reflection discussion and exploring the guidelines and the principles of Children’s Liturgy of the Word and Catechesis, sharing ideas, good practice and resources.

JONATHAN TULLOCH “A Life in Nature” – Saturday 11th June from 10am-4pm.  Times and Tablet columnist, Jonathan Tulloch, will be inviting you to come close to nature and all her glory.   Offerings £37 per person.

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


CHARLES DE FOUCALD: was declared a Saint of the Church on the 15th May by Pope Francis, and to mark the occasion the Leeds Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission have arranged a Zoom interview with Br Xavier Chevillard on Tuesday 24th May at 7.30pm. Brother Xavier came to Leeds in 1971 and is now part of the leadership team of the Little Brothers of Jesus, who were founded by inspiration of the life & writings of Charles de Foucald. To register for the Zoom meeting, see the link on www.leedsjp.org.uk

“The moment I realized that God existed, I knew that I could not do otherwise than to live for him alone… Faith strips the mask from the world and reveals God in everything. It makes nothing impossible and renders meaningless such words as anxiety, danger, and fear, so that the believer goes through life calmly and peacefully, with profound joy-like a child, hand in hand with his mother.” (Charles de Foucald)


THE TWELVE: is the Diocesan Youth Leadership Team and are looking to recruit Catholic young people in Years 8-12 to continue their work of collaborating with Bishop Marcus on Diocesan decision making, giving voice to young people on Diocesan matters and priorities: www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/youth/the-twelve. The Deadline for Applications is Friday 10th June. Email Ryan Wilkinson at youth@dioceseofleeds.org.uk for further information.


VACANCY: Duty Manager at the Leeds Diocesan Conference Centre at Hinsley Hall in Headingly. Further info: www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/vacancies


VOCATIONS SERVICE HOLY HOUR: Wednesday 25th May 7pm-8pm at Hinsley Hall (62 Headingley Lane LS6 2BX). All welcome, whether exploring your own relationship with Jesus, or simply to pray for vocations. Bar open afterwards for informal chat with Vocations Service.


BRIERY RETREAT CENTRE CASUAL STAFF: The Briery Retreat Centre in Ilkley is looking for staff to help with general duties, cleaning, dining room, etc. To apply please send a CV by email to briery@btconnect.com  or by post to The Briery, 38 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley, LS29 9BW. If you require any more information telephone: 01943 607287 or see: www.briery.org.uk


YORKSHIRE LAY DOMINICANS: Lay Dominicans are lay people, married and single, who commit themselves to lives based around prayer, study, community and preaching. For more details see http://laydominicans.org.uk/about-us  If you are interested in being part of a Lay Dominican group in Yorkshire, please contact Simon Hewitt at s.hewitt@leeds.ac.uk


LEEDS TRINITY CONFERENCE: A CATHOLIC RESPONSE TO THE DIGITAL AGE: 9-10th June 2022 at Leeds Trinity University.  How does Digital Media impact our young peoples’ mental health, safeguarding, privacy, character, discipleship, mission and much more?  See website for timetable, speakers, and booking info:  www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/events/the-trinity-conference-2022-a-catholic-response-to-the-digital-age.php


BOOK CLUBThe Diocesan Vicariate for Education is marking 2022 as a year to celebrate ‘Life Transfigured’ and have chosen four books which we hope you will enjoy reading and discussing. You may like to form a Book Club in your own parish or, for those who would prefer it, we have organised four sessions on ZOOM so that everyone – including those especially who are housebound – can join in. Please spread the word! To sign up for the Zoom sessions, please  email: mark.jarmuz@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

The details are: 

  • To be read January – February for a Zoom on Tuesday 1 March 7-8pm: Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying with Icons, by Henri Nouwen (£10.99), led by Fr. Mark Jarmuz
  • To be read April – May for a Zoom on Tuesday 31 May 7-8pm: Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert, by Rowan Williams (£7.99), led by Mrs. Helen Edwards
  • To be read June – July for a Zoom on Tuesday 26 July 7-8pm: Fifty Catholic Churches to See Before You Die, by Elena Curti (£14.99), led by Sr. Susan Irwin
  • To be read September – October for a Zoom on Tuesday 25 October 7-8pm: What is the Point of Being a Christian? by Timothy Radcliffe (£13.99), led by Mr. Joseph Fitzpatrick.

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


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