Welcome to St. Patrick’s, Birstall

Please click here for a welcome message from Fr. Eamonn

Join in our online prayer book as we support each other in prayer.

Weekly message from Father Eamonn,
Sunday 31st May 2020.

To read the message please click here.

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, Katie Gallagher-Peel, Barbara Maguire, Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Elaine Wraith, Sister Teresa, Theresa Maguire, Fr David Bulmer, Sean Quinn, Tolan Kilgallon, Geoff Holland, Molly Sowden, baby Sophia Taylor and all of our poorly family members and parishioners

Those who have died
Peggy Walker, Teresa Kelly & Terence Leach, Angie Ellis,
Richard Knowles & Philip Stephenson

Anniversaries / Remembrance
Margaret McLaughlin Jim & Sally Conroy

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

May they rest in pe

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

Mass on
Pentecost Sunday

Today’s Hymns (click link for words)

Come down, O Love Divine

Be still (for the presence of the Lord)

Click here for today’s daily Mass reflection

Prayer of preparation before Mass click here

Spiritual Communion click here

Prayer of thanksgiving after Mass click here

Strong in the face of Tribulation

The Dicastery for Communication of the Holy See has made available a downloadable book entitled “Strong in the Face of Tribulation”, containing prayers, supplications and the Pope’s homilies as “a sure support in time of trial”. The book contains a collection of prayers, intercessions and homilies to help sustain the Church’s sense of communion amid the coronavirus pandemic. For more information and to access this precious resource please click here.

Message of his Holiness Pope Francis to mark International Nurses Day, available here.

Social Messaging Box


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

For access to these talks, please click here.

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

Daily virtual singing sessions from the Diocese’s Schools Singing Programme are now available:

2:00pm every weekday

Aimed at primary school children, every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God.

They are led by the Diocese’s expert Choral Directors, and sessions for younger and older children are also available. Please subscribe to the YouTube channel, found at:


This is a wonderful tool to reach children and families across the Diocese and beyond, so please share this information as widely as you can with your parish and school community.

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 9.30am – 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.