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14TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (A): 5th JULY, 2020
MASSES LIVE-STREAMED THIS WEEK:
Sunday 5th July (14th Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 10.00am (Intention: The People of the Parish)
Tuesday 7th July (Feria) at 7.00pm* (Intention: Lynn Murphy – LD)
Wednesday 8th July (Feria) at 10.00am (Intention: Dead List)
Thursday 9th July (Feria) at 10.00am (Intention: Mirko Kravos – LD)
Friday 10th July (Feria) at 10.00am* (Intention: Brennie Guscott – LD)
Saturday 11th July (Feast of St Benedict) at 10.00am (Intention: Peter Steele – A)
Sunday 12th July (15th Sunday of Ordinary Time) at 10.00am (Intention: The People of the Parish)
Fr Peter will try his best to fulfil the Mass intentions requested, though on Sundays he must always offer Mass for the entire parish and everyone’s intentions. Please do get in touch with Fr Peter if you have a Mass intention request. * You are invited to attend Mass on Tuesday at 7pm and Friday at 10am, but 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0113 257 0803 & leave a message if necessary.
VATICAN LIVESTREAM LITURGIES: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/vatican
LEEDS CATHEDRAL LIVESTREAM LITURGIES: www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk
If you have someone who has died recently, or who is sick or in need, please email Fr Peter and he’ll publish the names here.
CHURCH OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER & HOLY COMMUNION: St Joseph’s church will be open for private prayer on Sunday from 2pm to 5pm until further notice. Fr Peter will lead a short service with Holy Communion at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. We are limited to 23 people maximum in the church at any one time, so if the steward requests that you to wait outside please do so – it won’t be for long! To comply with the government’s NHS Test & Trace service, please write your name & phone or email address on a piece of paper & bring it with you to place in the registration box as you enter the church.
RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC MASSES: The UK government now permits public worship in our churches, though there are many restrictions. Our diocese has decided to abide with the 2-metre social-distancing rule, which does mean that our church here at St Joseph’s can only allow 23 people at any one time to be inside, and that therefore everyone attending Mass must book a place beforehand (for full information click here). In addition, there must be stewards at the entrance of the church and inside, and the benches and all used surfaces must be disinfected & cleaned before and after each service. THANK YOU to those who have generously volunteered to serve as a steward and cleaner, but it is clear that at the moment we are not able to cover the resumption of Masses at the weekends. Our bishops have announced that the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays remains suspended, and so our livestreams online will continue. Fr Peter will offer Holy Communion during our church opening on Sundays at 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm (please read the conditions above). Mass on Tuesday at 7pm and on Friday at 10am will be open to people attending, but you must book a place (the details are also above). We will need a lot more volunteers in our own parish to help with stewarding and the cleaning of the church before and after each Mass if we are to resume Masses at the weekend, so PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING – see here: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/volunteers. If you can volunteer, please contact Janice in the parish office: email@example.com
OFFERTORY & DONATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK:Envelopes received this week: £475.00; Cash donations: £100.00; Standing Orders & all donations directly to our bank account: £872.18; Donations through the “supporting your parish webpage” (see below): £24.00; Donations by SMS: £20.00. This means that altogether our parish has this week received £1491.18. Sincere THANKS for your generosity to our parish, especially at this difficult time.
How to give to our parish:
- Bank transfer or Standing Order – please contact Fr Peter for our bank details & further information.
- By popping your offertory envelope (or your own envelope with your number clearly marked please) through the presbytery letterbox.
- By SMS: text CHURCH PUDSEY to 70500 to contribute £5 to the offertory of our parish.
- You can also make donations online by going to: dioceseofleeds.org.uk/supporting-your-parish
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: These are ready to be collected from Fr Peter’s shed, or he can pop them through your letterbox. Please contact him to arrange.
“HYMNS AT HOME: ONE DIOCESE, MANY VOICES”: Sunday 12th July at 3pm. Join in on www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk or www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk to join in with well-known Catholic hymns subtitled on screen for everyone to sing along at home, interspersed with prayers and reflections. Raising our voices in song is an important part of worship, as well as good for our well-being. So, until we’re able to sing in our churches again, let’s gather together from our own homes in prayer and praise!
NATIONAL WEEKLY MASS FOR NHS & CARE HOME WORKERS: A National Weekly Mass is celebrated by one of the bishops of England and Wales and live-streamed from his Cathedral for NHS front-line and Care Home workers, the sick and their families each Thursday at 7.00pm. This week (9th July) Mass will be from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral by Bishop Tom Williams. You can watch it by following the livestream link here: www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk
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.
CATHOLIC PAPERS: We are still receiving The Universe every week, which now incorporates The Catholic Times. The Catholic Herald has just issued an edition for the whole month, priced £8. Please get in touch with Fr Peter if you would like any of the above posting to you.
“LIVING FAITH”: We’ve just received this excellent and popular daily devotional booklet for July – September. If you would like a copy posting to you, or you would like to pick it up from Fr Peter’s shed, please get in touch with him!
COVID-19 SUPPORT LINES: A telephone support line is available to anyone in Leeds with family members or friends who are critically ill, or who have died from Covid-19. The phone support line is staffed by trained bereavement workers who are able to listen when you need someone to talk to, provide emotional support and allow you to express your feelings, and signpost you to other services and resources if necessary. Call St Gemma’s Hospice on 0113 218 5544 or Wheatfield’s Hospice on 0113 203 3369 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays). If the phone line is engaged please leave a message with your name and phone number and they will return your call.
PARISH ONLINE SCRIPTURE GROUP: has been meeting on Tuesday evenings at 7pm via Zoom for several weeks now. We are always happy for new people to join and we are following a resource written by one of our diocesan priests. If anyone would like to either join the group or follow the resource we are using privately at home (it’s free!), please contact Helen Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a resource that you can dip in and out of and lends itself to both individual and group use and each week has a different theme.
LEEDS NORTH WEST FOODBANK: The Foodbank has closed all its distribution centres and will be operating a delivery service instead. Referrals can be made by email or telephone (see website below) and food parcels deliveries are being done by British Gas. Most of the major supermarkets who do online orders are now including the option to donate to the Foodbank on their websites. The best way to support the foodbank at this critical time is by making a financial donation – please see the website for more details of how to do this – www.leedsnorthandwest.foodbank.org.uk
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME: for children in school Year 3 and above, and who have yet to start on the parish programme. We are unable to say when we can start the programme but you can still enrol so we have your details, and so we can keep you updated. If you have been unable to collect an enrolment application pack from Fr Peter, please email Sacraments@stjosephpudsey.org.uk and we will email you the documents. If you have a pack but have been unable to return it, we can email you the form so you can return via email.
LEEDS COVID-19 SUPPORT LINES: Trained bereavement workers are able to listen when you need someone to talk to, provide emotional support and allow you to express your feelings, and signpost you to other services and resources if necessary. Call St Gemma’s Hospice on 0113 218 5544 or Wheatfield’s Hospice on 0113 203 3369 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays). If the phone line is engaged please leave a message with your name and phone number and they will return your call.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to access this service or you would like to refer a person in your Parish or school community.