Welcome from Fr Eamonn

Welcome to the website of St. Patrick’s in Birstall. Feel free to browse around. Here you will find useful information about who we are and what we do. If there is anything you can’t find or want further information, please feel free to contact us and we are happy to help. We do hope you enjoy our website and find what you are looking for.

Below you will find links to the daily prayer life of the Church, including the daily Mass, the Divine Office and the Rosary. Please join with us in prayer each day.

God bless you.

Fr Eamonn Hegarty (PP)

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.

SM  –  St Mary’s Church
SP  –  St Patrick’s Church

Ash Wednesday
26th February

10.00am – Mass with distribution of Ashes SP
12.00pm – Mass with distribution of Ashes SM
7.00pm – Mass with distribution of Ashes SM

1st Week of Lent

Sunday 1st March – 2.00pm
HOLY HOUR:
Stations with Exposition & Confessions – SP
Friday 6th March – 7.00pm
Stations of the Cross–SM


2nd Week of Lent

Sunday 8th March – 2.00pm
HOLY HOUR:  Stations with Exposition & Confessions – SM
Friday 13th March – 7.00pm
Stations of the Cross – SP

3rd Week of Lent

Sunday 15th March – 2.00pm
HOLY HOUR:  Stations with Exposition & Confessions – SP
Friday 20th March – 7.00pm
Stations of the Cross – SM

4th Week of Lent

Sunday 22nd March – 2.00pm
HOLY HOUR:  Stations with Exposition & Confessions – SM
Friday 27th March – 7.00pm
Stations of the Cross – SP

5th Week of Lent

Sunday 29th March – 2.00pm
HOLY HOUR:  Stations with Exposition & Confessions – SP
Friday 3rd April – 7.00pm
Stations of the Cross – SM

Palm Sunday
HOLY WEEK

Sunday 5th April – 2.00pm
HOLY HOUR:  Stations with Exposition & Confessions       SM

EASTER TRIDUUM

Holy Thursday 9th April

7.00pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
St Patrick’s

Good Friday 10th April

3.00pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
St Patrick’s
7.00pm – Stations of the Cross with Veneration
St Mary’s

Holy Saturday 11th April

6.00pm – Easter Vigil
St Mary’s

Easter Sunday 12th April

9.00am – Mass of Easter
St Patrick’s
10.30am – Mass of Easter
St Mary’s

Children’s Liturgy – Sunday 9.00am Mass in term time

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
Pinderfields Hospital
Priests at St Austin’s Wakefield – (01924) 372080

Please pray for

Those who are poorly
Peter McKenna, Raymond Crorken, Anthony Clementson, Brenda Riley,
Simon Murphy, Monika Kacprowski, Sean Quinn, Margaret Harrison,
Franco Menic, Rose Mackowski, Joan Tingle, Katie Gallagher-Peel,
Barbara Maguire, Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Elaine Wraith,
Sister Teresa, Theresa Maguire, Fr David Bulmer,
Sean Quinn and all of our poorly family members and parishioners

Those who have died
Rita Nellist, Kathleen Harrop, Peter Frain, Kathleen Gott, Joe Elders

Anniversaries
Colin Cousins, Mary Frances Hopkins, Fr. Barrie Scannell, Desmond Kirkby

Prayer Life of the Church

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