Welcome to St. Patrick’s, Birstall

Please click here for a welcome message from Fr. Eamonn

Prayers for Ukraine

Let us keep in our prayers the people of Ukraine. May the world community join together and do all they can to support Ukraine and bring an end to Putin’s barbarous regime. (Fr Eamonn – 24th Feb. 2022)

25th March 2022 – Letter from Pope Francis to the Bishops of the World

25th March 2022 – The Act of Consecration of humanity , especially Ukraine and Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

This Week’s Masses

Sunday 7th August 2022
19th Sunday in OT

Live Streamed Masses

All Masses which take place in our parishes are now live streamed to our YouTube Channel. Visitors to the channel will have the option to subscribe (this is free). As a subscriber you will receive notifications when a live stream is available. Live streams will be available to view all day on the day of broadcast and will be replaced by the next Mass on the following day. 

Please click here to access the
St Mary’s and St. Patrick’s YouTube Channel.

This Week’s Parish Faithful Departed

Bridget Melvin, Rebecca Williams (2020), Tess Brearton (2018), Jean-Francois Nicolas (2018), Eileen Halliwell (2016), Dorothy White (2006), William Gallagher (1933), Margaret Richardson (2003), Catherine Blanchfield (1995), Mary Heaps, Kath King, Patrick Clancy, Maureen Hepworth (2012), Mary Peck (2002), Cindy Carter (2020), Mary Patricia Goldthorpe (1999), Emily May McGuire (1941)

Prayers of preparation before Mass click here

Spiritual Communion click here

Prayers of thanksgiving after Mass click here

St Patrick’s Church, please pray for…

Maria Ashton, Kathleen Pawson (nee Rush), Lindsey Redgewick, Frank O’Neill, Ann Leach, Elaine Richardson, Catherine & Jimmy McVeigh, Andy Swindells, Sheila Haigh, Michael Haigh, Geoff Holland, Bill Hall, Thomas Hopkins, Stefan Stadnicki, Jennie Farnhill, Peter McKenna, Raymond Crorken, Anthony Clementson, Brenda Riley, Simon Murphy, Margaret Harrison, Franco Menic, Katie Gallagher-Peel, Barbara Maguire, Elaine Wraith, Fr David Bulmer, Jane Hellings, Barry Murphy, James Waldron, Pauline Clark, Bishop Christopher Budd, Canon Eugene McGillycuddy, Canon John Nunan, Marian McGeown, Roy Richardson, Zoe Sands, Tony Halloran, Robert Thurman, Mark Johnson, Patricia South, David Hodgson, Peter Savage, Clare Gavan, Mason Ross Kilgallon, Annette Crowther, Julie Murphy, Pauline Hughes, Daisy Morton (2 years old), Hepworth Family, Baby Freddie

Michael McCabe, David Farley, Kathleen Smith, Aurora Walisko, Sean Waldron

Eternal rest grant unto them
O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Your Prayer Intentions

Please feel free to add your personal prayer intentions here
and we can join you in prayer as a parish

Take a trip down Memory Lane

See our new page here

Missio Ignites God’s Love By Helping Missionaries To Work Alongside Communities Globally That Are Poor Or In Need, Regardless Of Their Background Or Belief.

For more information about Missio and their work
please click here

Please join us as we remember our Faithful Departed. 
Click here to open our online Book of Remembrance

Join us on our new page where we are asking people to take a photo from scenes in their daily lives, wherever they may be, and relate it to a piece of Scripture. 

CAFOD  –  Diocese of Leeds

Bronagh Daly from the Diocese of Leeds Office has sent out two videos expressing their thanks to all the volunteers who help with their great work. Our own Peter Hill (RIP) is also mentioned. Well done to all who help and support CAFOD in any way  –  your work is vital to the work of CAFOD and is making a difference all around the world.
Thank you to Ian Mallet for sharing these videos with us.
Twitter Video
Facebook Video

Social Messaging Box

St Patrick’s UCM Invitation to Prayer

Parish Offertory

Offertory envelopes and standing orders for offerings

For more information and to download a standing order form please click here.


We now have the facility to take offerings using text messaging. To use this service and to contribute £5 to the Parish Offertory, please text CHURCH BIRSTALL to 70500

Please note that it is a feature of the text-giving facility that allows for no more and no less than £5 to be given to the Offertory via each text.  If your regular weekly parish giving is either more or less than this amount, please feel free either to send more than one text – or maybe use this facility just once a month. Thank you for supporting the work of the Church: your generosity is much needed and particularly appreciated at this time

The Diocese of Leeds will receive 96% of your £5 donation. The money will come from your mobile network account. You only pay a donation if you receive a reply message back, some mobile phone accounts have text donations blocked on them because they are business phones or they are pre-pay phones with insufficient credit. You may (depending on network) have to pay to send a “standard rate” message which should cost about 10p. Always get the bill payers permission. If you have questions about this service call 03306600425 to speak to someone from the service provider Vir2.Text Giving

You can also make a donation to the parish offertory by card

Sacrament of Baptism
St. Patrick’s: Saturdays at 11.00am (after Mass)
St Mary’s: Sundays at 11.30am (after Sunday Mass)
Please pick up a Baptism Application Form from Fr Eamonn.
Date of baptism to be arranged with Fr Eamonn.

Sacrament of Marriage
Arranged with Fr Eamonn. Please speak to him in good time in order to get your preferred date and to allow time for the preparation to take place.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
St Patrick’s – Saturday 9.15am – 9.45am
St Mary’s – Saturday 3.45pm – 4.15pm
Or by appointment

Sacrament of the Sick
If you or your loved ones are poorly and / or in hospital and would like a visit from Fr Eamonn, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am more than happy to visit our sick parishioners.

If it is an emergency and I am not available, it may be quicker to phone the hospital chaplain directly.
They can be contacted as follows:
Dewsbury District Hospital
Fr Patrick Mungovin – (01924) 492950
Pinderfields Hospital
Priests at St Austin’s Wakefield – (01924) 372080

The Year of the Word

in the Catholic Church in England and Wales 2020

“The God who Speaks”

The year 2020 sees the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Benedict XVI on The Word of the Lord. The year 2020 is also the 1,600th anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These are strong reasons for us to embark at this time on a creative and deeper engagement with the Holy Scriptures across the life of each diocese.

To download the brochure, where you will find the three themes and vision for the year, together with information about our key events, resources and activities, please click here.

Prayer Life of the Church

Wednesday Word – To see the Gospel at Mass this Sunday please click here.