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In Remembrance
Please pray for Eileen Roberts, Brian Rogan, Jean Kearney, Helen Foers, Frank Foers, William Edward Encell, Ian Howson, Mary Boyd, Douglas Mephan, Eileen O’Sullivan, Etel Marta Carver, Eleanor Mangan,Roy Rayner, Mark Harris,Cora Shaw, Francine Lilley, Gladys Clarke, Katie Ann Asquith,Edward Harupa, Maureen Patricia Clark, James Harrington,Douglas Dixon, Christina Simpson,Mary Ingham, Fr. Michael Conlin, Patrick McNally, Frank Murphy, Neil Duckworth, Nellie Starkey, Annie McLane, David Whitaker, Frank Childerson, Edna Grant, Catherine Hunt, Edith May Beeson, Mary Marchbank, John McCarthy, Rebecca O’Brien, John David Taylor, Lily Lever, Rose Kemp and Lynne Pickering. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
Masses received:Frances Rogers, Special Intention and Delma Giles (LD).
Mothers Prayers will meet on Thursday 25 October in the Narthex from 1:45pm until 3:00pm.  All very welcome to join us in prayer.
We welcome Fr Sean Crawley to this week’s Vigil Mass.. – Local baby loss support service. There will be aSaying Goodbye Service at Bradford Cathedral, 4:00pm on 21 October 2018.  Open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in early years, or who has been affected by family members or friends losses
Children’s Liturgy: A helper is required to support Children’s Liturgy.  If this is something you would like to do please contact Fr Phillip or the Parish Office.  For DBS purposes the person must be over 18 years of age.
Free dahlia tubers available from the Allotment Team.  Please see David or Terry.
Forty Days For Lifecontinues daily until 4 Nov from 7am-7pm.  This is a peaceful, prayerful vigil outside the Marie Stopes Abortion Centre, Barrack Road, Leeds, LS7 4AB.  Please consider coming along to pray for the most vulnerable in our society and be a “voice for the voiceless” (Saint Oscar Romero).  For further information or if you wish to meet someone to accompany you, contact Chris Redding 07815681343.
Date for your diary: There will be a joint Churches Together Choir singing Christmas Carols in Garforth on Saturday 23 December.  More information to follow.
The Briery Retreat Days:“The Gifts of the Holy Spirit”,1 December,led by Canon Timothy Swinglehurst. During the day we will reflect on the meaning of thewonderful gifts of the Holy Spirit we receive at Confirmation and how they help us live like Christ and serve the Church and the world around us.
“What the teachers say”, 7 or 8 December, led by Fr Dennis Cassidy.  This Advent Retreat day will explore the teachings of various schools of Spirituality.
“The Evercoming God”, 14 – 16 December, led by Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, C.C.Sp.  Shafts of Light Refracted through the Prism of Love.  Insights and Intuitions from Fr Daniel O’Leary to help us get the most out of Advent.
A new Foundation Governor is sought for St Benedict’s School Academy Council. If you feel you have a skills set that would enhance the work of the Academy Council we would love to hear from you. We are already very lucky to have volunteers who have a broad range of skills and would appreciate support from someone who has an educational background. This is an exciting opportunity to support the work of our successful school and this role appointed by the Diocese is normally a four year office. Enhanced DBS check required. If interested please speak to Fr Philip in the first instance to express your interest.
WYDAN West Yorkshire Destitute Asylum Network. The Methodist Church, Garforth, is hosting a Nightshelter 5th -12th Nov for vulnerable asylum seekers who would otherwise be homeless. Please come along and chat, play games, share a meal and/or prepare one. You would be most welcome! For more information contact Trish 2860658.
The Parish Centre Hall, Lounge and Bar are available to hire for weekend events/parties (except 18th and 21st birthdays).  The venue has a license to sell alcohol.  Booking enquiries – 07514 053 325
The Annual U.C.M Retreat at the Briery this year is the weekend 9-11th November. Cost is £110.  Transport can be organised through the UCM. For further details please see Janet Daniel or phone 286 7790.
Save the date! Sunday 2 December at 11am: Our Christmas Fayre. Please start collecting and bringing in bottles, raffle and tombola prizes, chocolate in any form and cakes nearer the date. BREAKING NEWS!!! Santa is to visit the Fayre bringing free gifts for children!  
One World Week: Churches Together, Garforth, One World Week Service, 11:30am, Wednesday 24 October, here at St Benedict’s, followed by lunch.
New email address for the Parish Office – from now on please use the new email address which is
St Wilfrid’s Sixth Form Open Evening, Thursday 15 November, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Month of the Holy Souls, November Deadlist.  Please pick up the Holy Souls brown envelopes from the Narthex table. Please return envelopes to Church or the Presbytery.
Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage to Lourdes 80th Anniversary, Dinner Dance:  To be held at the Met Hotel, Leeds on Friday 26 October at 7:30pm. Tickets £40. Available from Phil Marshall 07766 148 375 or
World Mission Sunday, 21st October 2018. THIS Sunday, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Mission, his official charity for overseas mission.  Your support on World Mission Sunday will help brave missionaries in building a future of hope both in Ethiopia and around the world.  Please join in this special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for our mission of the Church.  It will be possible to Gift Aid all donations by using the special envelopes.  For more information visit:
First Sacrament enrolment forms – please could the parents of those children who do NOT attend St Benedict’s Primary School and who received First Reconciliation in March 2018, please see Fr Phillip to collect a new form.
Day of Adoration at Leeds Trinity University:On Fri 19th Oct from 8:00am-8:00pm there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel of Leeds Trinity University (Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5HD). Please let Fr Michael Doody know if you would like to volunteer to cover one of the hours. 0113 2490762 or email

Reflections on Mary: Wednesday 10 October, 7:30pm, led by Fr Michael Hall. Wednesday 25 October, 7:30pm, led by Fr John Carlisle. Both meetings will take place in the Narthex.  All welcome.

Becoming a Catholic: If you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming a catholic, please contact Fr Phillip directly.
New email address: Fr Phillip has a new Diocesan email address. Please use the new email address from now
Catholic Care Community Counselling Service: A free and confidential service for people with mental health issues. Operating from three discrete locations in the Leeds area, ensuring the upmost confidentiality for clients. Contact 0113 388 5406 or email
Online resources for the deepening of faith and knowledge of the Church:
1, – Bishop Robert Barren – Proclaiming Christ in the Culture. All kinds of reflections on the Gospels and dogma based on our living in the world: homilies, DVDs, downloads, blogs on all kinds of topics relating to the Catholic Church and beyond.
2, - If you are new to using Catholic apps, let’s start with the basics. Begin by downloading a Swiss Army-type app that comes loaded with many useful Catholic apps and special features all in one package. There are a few to choose from based on your type of device and platform. After you choose one of those “essential” all-in-one Catholic apps.  
Mass offering envelopes: Please be aware that it is on a first come first served basis. Therefore we will our best to accommodate a particular day, but it will not always be possible.
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.
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.
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 - Patricia Bellwood (297); £20 - A. Gledhill (344); £10 - Pat Atha (267);
£10 - Mary Carter (107). There are still outstanding winnings to collect from July and August, and October subscriptions are now due.
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.