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5th DECEMBER 2021:  SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (C)


MASSES THIS WEEK:

Saturday 4th December (Vigil – 2nd Sunday of Advent) at 6.30pm (Intention: Michael Walker – LD)

Sunday 5th December (Second Sunday of Advent) at 9.30am (Intention: The People of the Parish) & 11.00am (Intention: Nick Reed – LD)

Tuesday 7th December (St Ambrose) at 7.00pm

Wednesday 8th December (Immaculate Conception) at 9.30am (Intention: November Dead List)

Friday 10th December (Advent Feria) at 9.30am (Intention: November Dead List)

Saturday 11th December (Vigil – 3rd Sunday of Advent) at 6.30pm (Intention: Special Intention – J&K)

Sunday 12th December (Third Sunday of Advent) at 9.30am (Intention: November Dead List) & 11.00am (Intention: The People of the Parish)

The Sunday 9.30am Mass is livestreamed : www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/live-stream


REST IN PEACE: Please pray for the families & the repose of the souls of:

  • Mr Nick Reed – his body will be received into the church on Tuesday (7th Dec) at 5.30pm, and his funeral service will be on Wednesday (8th Dec) at 11.15am.
  • Mr Philip “Micky” Wadsworth – his funeral service will be on Thursday (9th Dec) at 9.30am.

CONFESSIONS: Fr Peter will be available in the confessional on Saturdays from 6.00pm to 6.20pm, and in the sacristy for face-to-face confession on Tuesday 6.30pm to 6.50pm.


SVP APPEAL: Our parish St Vincent de Paul Society group meets on the first Monday of the month, and would always welcome new members to do charitable work and support. Please contact Chris Hirst: chris.j.hirst@outlook.com for more information. Today (Sunday) we’ll have an extra collection after all the weekend Masses for our SVP’s efforts over Christmas to help local families & people in need. Envelopes are available in the church porch. Toy collection – we’ll also collect any toys for the St Vincent’s Centre to distribute to poor families in Leeds for Christmas. Toys can be left in the church porch – deadline: 12th December.


BISHOP’S VISITATION: We will welcome Bishop Marcus Stock for his formal visitation of our parish on next Sunday (12th December), when he will celebrate the 11.00am Mass.


PARISH ONLINE SCRIPTURE GROUP: Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. We are currently focussing on Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. If you would like to join: pudseystjoseph@gmail.com


OFFERTORY & DONATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK:

Standing Orders & bank transfers: £996.93; Offertory envelopes: £171.70; Cash donations: £202.61; SMS donations (in November): £60.00. Total received: £1431.24. 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

FROM PARISH TO MISSION: Pope Francis calls all Catholics to respond to 10 questions as part of the two-year process ‘Synod 2021-2023: For a Synodal Church.’  You can complete an online questionnaire at www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/parish-to-mission-survey or please ask Fr Peter if you would like a hardcopy of the questions to fill in and post to the diocese. By mid-December, all the contributions will be collated and summarised, and then our own diocesan process of consultation From Parish to Mission will continue. For more information see: www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/parish-to-mission


MISSION APPEAL: Thank you for your support & generosity last weekend for the appeal given by Barbara Charles for Network for a Better World – a Liverpool-based charity that works in partnership with the Montfort Fathers, with specific support for women & children in a rural mission parish in southern Malawi. The collection so far is £994.65. Please return any further donations by the end of this week. You can put your offering in an envelope marked “APPEAL” and post it through the presbytery letterbox. For more info: www.n4bw.org.uk


NOVEMBER DEAD LIST: The final list of names received are now on our church porch noticeboard and website: www.stjosephpudsey.org.uk/november. 86 Masses will be offered over the coming year.


CHRISTMAS AT ST JOSEPH’S: Masses this year will be on Christmas Eve (Friday 24th Dec) at 6.30pm and 10.00pm, and on Christmas Day (Saturday 25th Dec) at 9.30am and 11.00am. Boxing Day (26th Dec) is a Sunday this year, so Masses will be at 9.30am and 11.00am, but there will not be a Vigil Mass the night before. Carols will be sung from 6.00pm and 9.30pm before the respective Christmas Eve Masses. We expect a lot of people to attend the 6.30pm Mass, so please consider attending one of the other Masses to ease the load and make it comfortable & safe for everyone. We kindly ask everyone to continue to wear face-coverings unless exempt.


RACHEL’S VINEYARD: provide reconciliation and healing retreats for those have been involved in an abortion. There will be a talk in Wheeler Hall (Leeds Cathedral) about its work on Wednesday 8th December starting at 6:30pm. The speaker (Rachel) will include her own abortion story, the stages of abortion grief, hope and healing for those affected by abortion and supporting someone who is post abortive. There is Mass at 5:30pm in the Cathedral. The talk arranged by Leeds People for Life, email: 40daysforlifeleeds@gmail.com. For more information about the charity, see: www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk


“LET IT BE DONE TO ME”: A series of online sessions via Zoom, exploring Mary’s journey to Christmas through prayer and reflection on Scripture, led by Anna Dimond. Mondays in Advent (beginning 29th November), 7-8pm. For an invitation, email gregory.stacey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


REVELATION: is the Diocesan Youth Service’s monthly youth event for young people in Years 8-13. The next meeting is on Thursday 16th December at Hinsley Hall, Headingley, 5:30-7:30pm. It will be an evening of prayer, music, games, fellowship and more as we focus on the theme of ‘Hope’. For further information, email youth@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


DIOCESAN DIRECTORIES: The 2022 Leeds Diocesan Directories are now available in the church porch, priced £4.00.


LEEDS CATHOLIC CARE VACANCIES: Senior Support Workers, Waking Nights Support Workers, Finance Assistant, Day Support Workers, Outreach Workers, Residential Child Care Workers, and a Catholic Care Trustee. Please note that we offer flexible working hours. For more information, please call 0113 388 5400 or visit www.catholic-care.org.uk/recruitment/latest-vacancies


“THE UNIVERSE CATHOLIC WEEKLY”: has launched a new online Catholic newspaper with the full support of our first subscriber – Cardinal Vincent Nichols! Order your digital copy by going to www.universecatholicweekly.co.uk or call us on 0743661 7650 and ask for Michelle. Special offer: Only £20 for 3 months.


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.

ADVENT PREACHED WEEKEND: “Advent Characters”  10th-12th December.  Fr Michael Winstanley, SBD, leads a preached residential weekend retreat at the Briery.

CHRISTMAS LUNCHES: The Briery is pleased to be able to offer groups of family, friends or parishes a pre-Christmas lunch served on Thursday, 16th December at 12.30pm, £30 per person.

HORIZONS OF HOPE:  Saturday, 22nd January 2022. Inspired by the Wisdom of Fr Daniel O’Leary’s book, the day will be facilitated by the “Begin with the Heart” team.

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

www.briery.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


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