Welcome to St. Patrick’s, Birstall
Booking System for weekend Masses (24th/25th October) now open
Please click here to reserve a space at Mass
Please note: The Booking System will close on Friday 23rd October at 8.00pm
NEW ENCYCLICAL LETTER OF POPE FRANCIS – ‘FRATELLI TUTTI’
To access this document and other resources please click here
CARITAS LEEDS CRIMINAL JUSTICE INQUIRY
‘Justice and Mercy’
Bishop Marcus is launching the results of a 2 year Inquiry into the criminal justice system. Full details of this Inquiry and the work it has done and hopes to do and how you can get involved are available here.
Update: 28th September 2020
NEW GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATING SACRAMENTS
Please click here
Recommencement of Masses
Masses with a congregation
recommenced at St. Patrick’s on
Saturday 4th July 2020
Updated 18th September 2020
Coronavirus – Latest Guidance from the Diocese
Please click links below to access the information
Mass on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
A live recording of the Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time will be available here from the evening of Saturday 24th October.
Click here for daily Mass reflections
Prayer of preparation before Mass click here
Spiritual Communion click here
Spiritual Communion click here
St Patrick’s Church, please pray for…
Those who are poorly
Peter McKenna, Raymond Crorken, Anthony Clementson, Brenda Riley, Simon Murphy, Monika Kacprowski, Margaret Harrison, Franco Menic, Rose Mackowski, Katie Gallagher-Peel, Barbara Maguire, Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Elaine Wraith,
Sister Teresa, Theresa Maguire, Fr David Bulmer, Tolan Kilgallon, Geoff Holland,
Jude Cox, baby Sophia Taylor and all of our poorly family members and parishioners.
Please pray for those who have died:
Richard Conlan, John Lyons, Sean Quinn, Charles Martin, Maureen Pickles (nee Marlow), Kirsty McIntyre, Mary Senior
Anniversaries / Remembrance:
Michael & Ellen Maloney, John Travis, James Hopkins, Bernard Mullaney, Barry Long
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord.
Let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
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.
Join in our online prayer book as we support each other in prayer.
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.
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SPIRITUAL SUPPORT FROM MOUNT ANGEL ABBEY – WITH ABBOT JEREMY
Here you will find a series of excellent talks from Abbot Jeremy offering us advice,comfort and support at this time of Pandemic.
These talks include;
I – The Risen Life Within Us 5 talks
II – Stella Caeli Prayer 2 talks
III – Holy Week at Home 5 talks
IV – Blessings in Troubled Times 4 talks
V – Together in Christ 4 talks
Recently added talks:
i) 24th September – Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
ii) 1st October – Bless the Lord, all you his angels
Thank you to Arch-Bishop Arthur Roche for sharing these.
St Patrick’s UCM Invitation to Prayer
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 9.30am – 9.55am
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
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.