Parochial Administrator: Fr Craig Fitzpatrick, MA, JCL

St Nicholas Presbytery, Oakwood Lane, LEEDS, LS9 6QY

Email: pp.blessededmundsykes@dioceseofleeds.org.uk          Tel: 0113 249 0429

 

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 17th July 2022

This weekend

Saturday

St Nicholas

6pm

16th Sunday in OT

People of the Parish

Sunday

St Nicholas

9.30 am

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Seamus&Brendan McLoughlin

Our Lady’s

11.00 am

Billy O’Callaghan

This Week

Monday

St Nicholas

9.15am

Dedication of the Cathedral

Mary Austin

Tuesday

No Mass

No Mass

No Mass

No Mass

Wednesday

St Nicholas

9.15am

School leavers’ Mass

 

Thursday

 

Our Lady’s

 

9.10am

 

6.30pm

School leavers’ Mass

 

Confirmation Mass

 

Friday

No Mass

No Mass

No Mass

No Mass

Next weekend

Saturday

St Nicholas

6pm

17th Sunday in OT

Roseanne Sullivan

Sunday

St Nicholas

9.30am

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Betty McPartlan

Our Lady’s

11am

People of the Parish

 

Please remember those in need of our prayers

Adah McHugh, Joan Parry, Raymond Clarke, Sally Hyland, Josie Smith, Kath Littlewood, Jane (seriously ill), Barbara Miller, Eileen Coates, Pat Doolan, Katie Robinson, Willie McDonagh, Eric Lambert

 

Mass Intentions Received this week

Josie Heal, Sheila Thompson x2, Margaret Egan, Teresa&Rory Lillis, Thomas&Patricia, Dorothy Whitelow, Danny McAfferty, Mary&Tom Roland x2, a Sick Person x2, Andrew Miller x2, Thomas Waldron, Patsy McNaughton, Mary Sykes & Family, Kevin Curry, Betty McPartlan, Roseanne Sullivan

 

Those who have died recently

Rob Hughes, Michael Ronald Kirby

 

Sunday Mass Readings next week

 

1st Reading                  Genesis 18:20-32

Psalm                           137

2nd Reading                 Colossians 2:12-14

Gospel                         Luke 11:1-13

 

 

PARISH KITCHEN

Our parish has been awarded a £10,000 grant by the National Lottery to get our new kitchen fitted! Work should begin shortly. I’ll no longer ask you to fit the units yourselves!

 

FRIENDS OF DIVINE MERCY SCOTLAND & KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA MERCY BUS

Between Monday 25th July and Saturday 30th July, the Knights of St Columba will be taking their ‘Mercy Bus’ around for people to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Confession. It will be coming to Tesco at Roundhay on Wednesday July 27th11am-3pm. There are flyers at the back of church.

 

 

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE OF REPARATION AND PRAYER FOR THE SANCTITY OF LIFE

Saturday 6th August. Mass at 12noon celebrated by Bishop Philip Egan. More information: www.prolifepilgrimage.org. Poster attached.

 

SAMUEL GROUP

The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal are running an 8 month programme for those aged 18-40 to go deeper in their prayer life and formation on discerning God’s voice in their life. Applications open on Friday 8th July and close on Friday 2nd September.

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE

As things wind down for summer, especially in our schools, it seems fitting that we all have chance to make the most of a rest period. Even Pope Francis is easing off his duties in July! For this reason, our parish Mass schedule will be different from the last two weeks in July till the middle of August. Although weekend Masses will be the same, there will be no public weekday Masses, except as publicised. It will also give our new parish secretary time to get sorted…

 

SICK LIST

We perhaps get used to seeing names on our sick list and forget the reason we have it on our newsletter. Every person listed on it deserves our prayers. Prayer is never about telling God what to do but it’s our Christian duty to commend everyone on our sick list to Him. God knows what is best for us. Never doubt that your prayers are important and are always heard. Sometimes all we can do is tell God that we are placing someone in His care. In the words of Cardinal Basil Hume:

 

We are offered the following tips: first, “Plan to pray; do not leave it to chance. Select a time and a place (a room at home, on the bus, taking a walk).” Second, “Always start by asking the Holy Spirit for help in your prayers. Pray: ‘Come Holy Spirit, teach me to pray; help me do it.’” Third, “Decide what you are going to do when you pray – for example, which prayer to select to say slowly or lovingly; or which passage from the Bible to read prayerfully. Sometimes use your own words; sometimes just be silent and still. Follow your inclinations.” Fourth, “If you have distractions, then turn your distractions into your prayer. Lastly, remember, “trying to pray is praying. Never give up trying.”

 

RELICS IN THE ALTAR OF ST ANNE’S CATHEDEDRAL,LEEDS

Peter Snow belonged to a prominent family in Ripon where his father, Matthew Snow had been Wakeman in 1545. Some years later Peter Snow was among a group of people accused of refusing to conform to the established church. He was probably the same Peter Snow who was admitted to the English College, then in Rheims, France in 1589 and was ordained priest in 1591. Six weeks later he set off for England and returned to Yorkshire.

Ralph Grimston) was a gentleman of good family from Nidd in the West Riding. He was a staunch Catholic and it seems that most of his estate was eventually forfeit to the Crown as a result of his refusal to conform to the Church of England. He also spent some time imprisoned in York Castle but was back in Nidd in 1598. Now he was accompanying Fr. Peter Snow to York when they were arrested on their way. Fr. Snow was convicted of treason as a Seminary priest, and Ralph Grimston of felony for assisting him. They were martyred in York on the Knavesmire on 15 June 1598. Afterwards their severed heads were impaled on spikes and exposed in the town as a warning to all.

 

PRAYER INTENTION OF POPE FRANCIS FOR JULY 2022

For the elderly

We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.