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18th APRIL, 2021: THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR B)


MASSES THIS WEEK:

Sunday 18th April (3rd Sunday of Easter) at 9.30am* (Intention: The People of the Parish) & 11.00am* (Intention: Waldyr & Vania Albani)

Monday 19th April (Easter Feria) at 9.30am (Intention: Peter Wilcock – B)

Tuesday 20th April (Easter Feria) at 11.15am* Requiem Mass: Lawrence Fahy

Wednesday 21st April (Easter Feria) at 9.30am (Intention: November Dead List)

Thursday 22nd April (Easter Feria) at 9.30am (Intention: Private Intention J&K)

Friday 23rd April (Solemnity of St George) at 9.30am* (Intention: Peter Winterburn – A)

Saturday 24th April (Easter Feria) at 9.30am (Intention: Anne & Ron Bright)

Sunday 25th April (4th Sunday of Easter) at 9.30am* (Intention: The People of the Parish) &11.00am* (Intention: Wanda Madej & Jarek Szlachetko)

For details of livestreamed Masses see: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/live-stream

The Obligation to attend Mass remains suspended. You are invited to attend any of the above Masses marked with an asterisk* but you must book a place for the Sunday Masses and the Requiem Mass on Tuesday in order to comply with the space restrictions in our church and the government’s NHS Test & Trace scheme for all assemblies.

To book a place at Mass please email office.stjoseph.pudsey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk or phone Janice on 07305 431831 on Mondays & Fridays 9am to 1pm.

Everyone in our church must always wear a facemask, unless you are exempted. Please also scan our QR code as you enter the church for the NHS COVID-19 APP.


 

REQUIEM MASS: for Mr Lawrence Fahy is on Tuesday at 11.15am. If you would like to attend, please contact Janice (details above) to book a place.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: A very special thank you to the volunteers in our parish who ensure that we can open up our church for Mass. We would really appreciate some more volunteers – for more information see here: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/volunteers  If you can volunteer, please contact Janice in the parish office: office.stjoseph.pudsey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk or phone 07305 431831 on Monday or Friday 9am to 1pm.


CONFESSIONS: If you wish to have confession please ask Fr Peter after any of the public Masses.


PARISH ONLINE SCRIPTURE GROUP: meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.15pm. If anyone else would like to join the group, please get in touch: pudseystjoseph@gmail.com


“LIVING FAITH”: We now have the new editions (April to June) of these popular daily devotional booklets. They can be picked up in the church porch and in Fr Peter’s shed. Please contact Fr Peter if you would like any posting to you. Donations towards them are welcome!


OFFERTORY & DONATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK:

Standing Orders & all donations directly to our bank account: £499.25; Offertory envelopes: £233.00; Cash donations: £25.40; Online donations in March: £98.00; Text Donations in March: £60.00. Total received: £915.65.

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

CATHOLIC CARE COMMUNITY RESPONSE SERVICE: Are you finding lockdown isolating and would welcome some support? Catholic Care organise two weekly events on Zoom:

Zoom Coffee Morning: Friday mornings at 11am – a place to have a chat, become part of a community and have some fun! Meeting ID: 882 6618 1071; Passcode: Hello21

Zoom Relax and Revive: Join Janet Kent every Monday afternoon at 4pm for a friendly online relaxation group. Meeting ID: 820 5307 5411; Passcode: 655300

For more details contact Catholic Care 0113 3885400 or Janet 07739 975008.


SHORT ONLINE COURSE ON THE EARLY CHURCH: “The Church that Follows Jesus Christ” covering the early life of the Church leading to the Council of Nicea (325AD) is now available as six 30-minute recordings available on the diocesan website at: https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/education/finding-out-more/resources/


CATHOLIC PAPERS: This week’s “The Universe” is available in the church porch or in Fr Peter’s shed, price £2.40.


SPARK SOCIAL JUSTICE: This diocesan project is sponsoring 10 people aged 18-30 to attend the National Justice & Peace Network Conference (23-25 July) which is about what more we can do about our Climate Emergency – especially with COP26 coming up in Glasgow. More details and application form: www.leedsjp.org.uk/climate-change-conference-sponsorship


ENCOUNTERING THE RISEN JESUS: A series of 5 reflections taking place on Zoom on Mondays 7-8pm, beginning 12 April. Led by Fr Mark Jarmuz these will explore the varied responses to the resurrection of: The women who followed Jesus (12 April); Peter (19 April); the disciples (26 April); Emmaus (10 May); and the beloved disciple (17 May). For further details and Zoom invitation, please email gregory.stacey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


VACANCY: in the Diocesan Finance Department for an Accounts Assistant to provide accounting and clerical support to a small dynamic team based in Hinsley Hall. Please contact john.moran@dioceseofleeds.org.uk  for a full job description and an outline of the application process. Closing date for applications Friday 14 May 2021.


‘ROLL BACK THE STONE’: An online service with reflections on the Resurrection, to help us on our onward Eastertide journey, organised by Growing Old Grace-fully, on Saturday 24th April, 4pm. For information and to book: www.growingoldgracefully.org.uk

 


THE QUARTERLY AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN MASS is next Sunday 25th April at 1.00pm at Leeds Cathedral. To attend, please register by clicking the links on www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/cathedral


 

MENTAL HEALTH IN EDUCATION: A CATHOLIC APPROACH: an online conference for those involved in the education or catechesis of young people. Friday 28th May 2021, 9am-3.30pm (online) Hosted by Leeds Trinity University. Input from Christian psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, academics, clergy, media professionals and students.  Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. More information: h.hayward@leedstrinity.ac.uk or https://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/events/the-trinity-conference-2021-mental-health-in-education-a-catholic-approach.php


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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