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In Remembrance
Please pray for:22ndOctober Cora Shaw, Francine Lilley, Gladys Clarke, Katie Ann Asquith, Edward Harupa, Maureen Patricia Clark, 23rdJames Harrington, Douglas Dixon, Christina Simpson, Mary Ingham, 24thFr. Michael Conlin, Patrick McNally, Frank Murphy, Neil Duckworth, 26thNellie Starkey, Annie McLane, David Whitaker, Frank Childerson, Edna Grant, 27thCatherine Hunt, Edith May Beeson, Mary Marchbank, John McCarthy, Rebecca O’Brien, John David Taylor, 28thLily Lever, Rose Kemp, Lynne Pickering.
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
We welcome into the family of the church Jacob John George Fitzhenry baptised here last weekend.
Pantomime at St Benedict’s Parish Centre, Friday 8th December 2017 at 7.30pm.  “Cinderella” by Pocket Panto. Open to all ages – great family night out. Tickets on sale after all Masses 4th/ 5th November 2017 (30 per Mass for the first weekend of sale then first come first served for the second weekend). £5 per ticket, includes raffle entry.
St Benedict's Liturgy and Formation Group: Next meeting will be in the narthex at 7pm on Tuesday 24thOctober 2017. If you have anything you would like the group to consider please contact Fr. Phillip or Margaret Siberry
Christmas Fair Planning Meeting: Thursday 2nd November 2017 at 7pm in the Narthex. All welcome.
Lourdes Group fundraiser: Bacon butties will be on sale in the Parish Centre after Mass next Sunday.
Garforth Churches Together: AGM 17th October 2017 at 7.15pm in the Narthex. Shared Reflection and Lunch Wednesday 25th October 2017, 12 Noon, in the narthex all most welcome.
October Devotions: In October we devote time in prayer especially to our Blessed Lady. Here are some suggestions for your prayers.
-Pray as a family a decade of the rosary together, daily.
-Learn more about Mary and her role in the Church and Salvation in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
-Pray the Litany of Loreto (Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary).
-Come to Sunday afternoon Marian devotions in church during October.
Mass Offerings: currently very few Mass Offerings received. When people come to church to have a ‘Mass said’, it is an ancient practice whereby they have a Mass offered for someone, an occasion or a special intention. In asking the priest to offer Mass, the accompanying money gift to him, is looked upon as an offering for his support as a priest for that day, or the Church at large, or a missionary endeavour in some part of the world. It is not a payment for Mass. The amount can vary as there isn’t a fixed cost, but generally people give around £10 per Mass. 'It is a contribution for the good of the Church and by contributing, they share the Church’s concern for the support of its ministers and its activities.’ (Code of Canon Law, 946) The Mass is the most perfect prayer a Catholic can offer to God. That is why so many people contribute to the beautiful and ancient practice of ‘having a Mass said.’ Having a Mass offered for some joyous occasion like a wedding, an anniversary, birthdays is also encouraged.
Do you want to train to be an Early Years or Primary School Teacher? St.Anthony’s Teaching School are recruiting for our School Direct Teacher Training Programme.  Please contact C.McFadden on 0113 2776944, or
Retreat in Daily Life: Those involved have begun their retreat and are focusing this week on ‘That we may love Jesus more faithfully’. Please keep them in your prayers.
World Mission Sunday (APF) red box will have a retiring collection next weekend.
November is traditionally the month in which we pray for the faithful departed. Envelopes for Mass offerings for loved ones are available in the Narthex. These Masses will be offered by Fr Phillip and other priests. Thank you.
Do you know someone who would like to become a Catholic or is interested in the faith? Please see Fr Phillip. Also if you have not received the sacrament of confirmation above year 9 age please also see me.
You are warmly welcome to come to Fr Gerard’s Induction Mass at the Parish of St Jeanne Jugan. The Mass will be on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 7pm. At St Urban’s Church, Grove Lane, LS6 4AQ This website is an aid to prayer on the move. Downloadable to your phone and tablets. It contains the prayer of the church, readings and order of mass and also prayer reflections.
Wednesday 18th October 2017 after 7.30 Mass   -   it is Craft Evening at UCM - all welcome. Be prepared - bring scissors, glue and anything else you think might be useful! Don't forget it is our AGM on 1st November.Subs to National UCM for 2018 are now due by 1stNovember 2017 - £15.50.
Following the Saturday 10am Mass there will be Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11am, during which time there will be an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Diocese of Leeds Peru Commission: It would be wonderful to welcome new members to be part of this commission, who help a great deal of people in Peru. Next meeting will be held at Mercy Convent, Cemetery Road, Yeadon on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 3pm. See Pat Atha for details, tel: 2865478.
Wednesday Word is a way of reflecting on the Sunday readings to deepen our understanding of the Sacred Word. Also known as Lectio Divina. Copies can be found at the back of church.
Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Ripon: Mass at Ripon Cathedral, 11am on Wednesday, 18th October 2017.  Why not also walk or travel there via any part of the new ST WILFRID’S WAY ‘camino’ between Leeds Cathedral and Ripon:  Monday & Tuesday, 16th& 17thOctober.  Details on Diocesan website or email All Welcome!
If you or a relative are taken into hospital, please ensure that you register as Roman Catholic with the nursing staff, to enable a visit from the hospital chaplaincy team.
200 Club: September winners £50 - Doreen Mills (299), £20 - Joanne Taylor (124), £10 - Pat Warrington (82), £10 - John Bugg (180). We have an outstanding winner from June - Claire Jubb £10 (230).
Just a reminder we are now into the final quarter with many subscriptions still outstanding. Thank you for your support.
If you would like a Mass intention to be remembered on a specific date – please kindly give at least 2 weeks’ notice to facilitate this. Thank you.
Hospital Chaplain Details:
LGI and Chapel Allerton: Canon Chris Irving
Tel: 0113 392 2914 or email: 
Wharfedale, St James’ or Seacroft:
Fr Ben Griffiths Tel:  0113 206 4664 or email:
St Gemma’s Hospice:
If you or a relative are in hospital please ask the ward staff to contact the chaplain for you or use the details above.