Welcome to St. Patrick’s, Birstall

Please click here for a welcome message from Fr. Eamonn

Booking System for weekend Masses 5th/6th December now open.
Please click here to book your space at Mass.


Please note the Booking System will close at 8.00pm on Friday 4th December

1st December :
For the latest FAQs regarding Covid-19 from the Diocese please click here

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

Recorded Masses

Mass on the 1st Sunday in Advent
29.11.20


Click here for daily Mass reflections

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…

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, Theresa Maguire, Fr David Bulmer, Tolan Kilgallon, Geoff Holland,
Jude Cox, baby Sophia Taylor, Jane Hellings and all of our poorly family members and parishioners.

Please pray for those who have died:
Gwyneth Jones, Michael Morley, William Ellis

Anniversaries / Remembrance:
Grace Lynch, Richard Conlan, Rosemary Senior, Margaret Tomlinson, Norton Crumpton, Nicholas Crowley, Annie Bennett, Gavin Heaton, Rita Woodhead, Eliza Harrison, Steve Walker, Maria Teresa Cooper, Anthony John Scott, Mary Elizabeth O’Neill, John Ball & Francis Denville.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord.
Let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in pe
ace.

IMPORTANT NOTE: FR EAMONN IN SELF ISOLATION UNTIL 8TH DECEMBER
Due to having being in contact with a parishioner who has tested positive for the virus, I now legally have to self-isolate until the 8th December. This means that I am unable to say any public Masses. The weekday Masses that are scheduled will be said in private from the Presbytery. Monsignor Paul Fisher has kindly agreed to celebrate the weekend Masses for both parishes next weekend

To view Masses/Holy hour times for the week ahead please click here.


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.
Twitter Video
Facebook Video

Social Messaging Box

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) 12th November – What God has prepared for us
ii) 29th October – Befriending the Saints in times of distress.
iii) 22nd October – Discerning God’s love in times of turmoil.
iv) 14th October – Are we too anxious to rejoice?
v) 8th October – May the words of our mouths be pleasing to you O Lord.

For access to these talks, please click here.

Thank you to Arch-Bishop Arthur Roche for sharing these.

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.

TEXT GIVING

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
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.