14th Sunday of the Year
We are still only open for private prayer, until the foreseeable future, Sunday 10am until 12pm, Thursday 10am until 12pm.
There are too many restrictions to open at the moment.
The Scriptures today tell us not to worry too much, to trust in the Lord, one of the reasons we sometimes feel terrible pressure is because we believe we have to handle our problems alone. We may even begin to think that no one can do it properly except ourselves and that can lead to the greatest mistake of all thinking that we are indispensable.
Saint John Paul the XXIII wrote in his diary how every night before he went to bed, as Pope, he would visit the Blessed Sacrament to pray, and then as he was preparing to leave would finally say to God, Lord, I’ve done as much as I can today.
I am going to bed now – it’s your church, you can look after it until I wake up.
You and I must also trust in the Lord, and in one another.
PS. I would like to thank a number of parishioners who have dropped in envelopes and cheques to the Presbytery your collection, are gratefully appreciated at this time, thanking you all for your prayers and generosity, you are true St Patricks parishioners very loyal and devoted, I am most grateful to you.
God bless you and your families, peace be with you at this time.
RE-OPENING CHURCH FOR PRIVATE PRAYER – VOLUNTEER STEWARDS NEEDED
We are working towards our church being open for private prayer only from Sunday 28th June 2020.
The days and times will be Sunday’s and Thursday’s 10am – 12pm.
Are you able to help?
As a parish, we need to gather a group of volunteer stewards. Two or more stewards are required to be present when the church is open. Stewards cannot be in either the high or moderate risk categories and must be aged 18 -70 years or if under 18 years, to be accompanied by an adult. The categories are set out here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-athigherrisk/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/
Volunteer Stewards are asked to offer your time for a period of 1 – 2 hours, per fortnight (or more if
You will be asked to:
1 – sign a declaration to say you are not in a high or moderate risk category and you are over 18 or accompanied by a responsible adult. This declaration will be held by diocese.
2 – supervise the church which includes ensuring guidance on social distancing, one-way route, etc is followed; and only if queues are building up to ask people to leave church, after a suitable time.
3 – undertake regular light cleaning of surfaces including door handles & plates, benches and toilet (if used) and keep record of this, held at church.
If you can help, please email the office directly at email@example.com or contact the parish office on 0113 2482851 as soon as possible. Thank you.
The diocese requires us to have a rota as part of the “sign off” agreement and we cannot re-open without this.
LIVE-STREAMING OF MASS FROM LEEDS CATHEDRAL
Mass will be celebrated at Leeds Cathedral each Sunday which will be live-streamed at 11am.
Mass will also be streamed daily at 10.30am from the Cathedral. Please visit www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk
Please consider texting CHURCH ST PATS LEEDS to 70500 to contribute £5 to the Offertory of our Parish
A message from Fr Eugene
I hope you are all well in the family of St Patrick’s.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers and I hope and pray that the Good Lord will keep us safe.
May we use this period of containment to reflect and pray for all the world and remember those who still have to work to keep us safe.
Hopefully at this time people will take the opportunity to remind themselves of what is really important; health, family, friends and helping others and may we think of the people and things we sometimes take for granted.
Stay strong, stay positive and most of all, stay safe.
I will endeavour to keep you all updated on this website so please keep checking.
Fr. Eugene McGillycuddy
Offertory envelopes and standing orders for offerings
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Sacrament of Reconciliation
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