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 

 

3rd Sunday of Easter 

Sunday 1st May 2022 

This weekend 

Saturday 

St Nicholas 

6pm 

3rd Sunday of Easter 

People of the Parish 

Sunday 

St Nicholas 

9.30 am 

 

3rd Sunday of Easter 

 

Walter & Mary Hunt 

Our Lady’s 

11.00 am 

Maureen Walls 

During the Week 

Monday 

St Nicholas 

9am 

St Athanasius 

Paul Duffy 

Tuesday 

Our Lady’s 

10am 

Ss Philip & James 

Willie Byrne 

Wednesday 

St Nicholas 

9.15am 

School Anniversary Mass 

All Staff & Students 

Thursday 

Our Lady’s 

No Mass 

No Mass 

No Mass 

Friday 

St Nicholas 

No Mass 

No Mass 

No Mass 

Next weekend 

Saturday 

St Nicholas 

6pm 

4th Sunday of Easter 

Moira Gilmartin 

Sunday 

St Nicholas 

9.30am 

4th Sunday of Easter 

Deceased Siakeu Family 

Our Lady’s 

11am 

People of the Parish 

 

Please remember those in need of our prayers 

Jane (seriously ill), Vincy Ford, Barbara & Andy Miller, Eileen Coates, Pat Doolan, Katie Robinson, Willie McDonagh 

Mass Intentions Received this week 

Michael Bernard Walsh, Adrian Hartman 

Those who have died recently 

 

Sunday Mass Readings next week 

 

1st Reading Acts 13:14, 43-52 

Psalm 99 

2nd Reading Apocalypse 7:9, 14-17 

Gospel John 10:27-30  

 

SUPPLY 

We welcome and thank Canon Sean Gilligan who will be covering Masses at St Nicholas and Our Lady’s for the next two weekends. 

 

MASS INTENTIONS 

Please submit Mass intentions for a specific date as soon as possible. Please also remember that there might be some time between a Mass intention being received and the Mass being offered, unless a specific date is requested. 

 

ROSARY & HYMNS TO OUR LADY 

On Sunday 8th May at 4pm, Marian devotions for peace in Ukraine will be held at St Gregory’s church, Swarcliffe. Everyone is welcome and and it’s a great way of continuing to invoke Our Lady’s powerful intercession for peace in our troubled world. 

 

PARISH SYNOD FOLLOW-UP MEETING 

You might remember our parish Synod meeting was in November last year. Now that feedback has been collated from parishes across the Diocese, a feedback meeting has been arranged for us on Wednesday 18th May at 7pm, to be held in the parish room at St Nicholas. Please do try to come along. 

 

COVID REGULATIONS REMINDER 

We still need to be mindful that many vulnerable people in our congregations are being extra cautious as they return to church. Please anticipate a desire for social distancing, especially when offering the Sign of Peace and when lining up to receive Holy Communion 

 

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 

1-7 July 2022. Tangney Tours booking forms available in all parishes. You can also book online: www.tagneytours.com/pilgrimages/lourdes/leeds-lourdes or call: 01732 886666. New volunteer carers and registered nurses welcome. Full training given. Please email Anita for more information about volunteering - anita.bodurka@dioceseofleeds.org.uk 

 

UKRANIAN REFUGEES 

Thank you to all who have expressed an interest in supporting Ukrainian refugees.  Catholic Care has updated information on the options available on their website should you wish to support it. https://www.catholic-care.org.uk/ Our parish raised £354 to support aid efforts in Ukraine. Thank you all. 

 

CELEBRATION OF MARRIED LIFE:  

On Saturday 14th May, there will be a special Celebration Mass for Married Life at Leeds Cathedral at 12noon for couples and their families celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th and 70th wedding anniversaries  this year and for those whose anniversaries occurred during the years of the pandemic. There will be an opportunity for couples, who wish to do so, to renew their marriage vows during the liturgy. If you are celebrating the anniversary of your wedding and you would like to take part in this celebration, please email Miss Anne Cooke, Bishop’s House, 13 North Grange Road, Leeds, LS6 2BR or email it to bishop@dioceseofleeds.org.uk by 3rd May. 

 

POCHOMIL, NICARAGUA 

In 2019, Fr Craig and two of his parishioners from St Helen’s church, Oldcotes, Nottinghamshire, visited a children’s centre in Pochomil, Nicaragua that the parish had been raising money for. Many children in that area are neglected and end up being abused by tourists. Fr Craig received word last week that the money raised was used to build a permanent home for the centre, which had been, basically, just a large tent! 

 

POVERTY CHALLENGE: SEE, JUDGE, ACT:  

Many households here now also face new hardships as prices rise. Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), the Catholic agency addressing poverty and injustice in England and Wales, has released a free booklet to increase awareness of the Catholic Social Teaching on poverty, and to inform local responses. Please take a moment to read and encourage groups and individuals to engage with it. Find it here: www.csan.org.uk 

 

REVELATION:  

The Youth Service’s monthly youth event for young people in Years 8-13 will be taking place on Thursday 5th May at Hinsley Hall from 5:30-7:30pm. It will be an evening of prayer, music, games, fellowship and more as we focus on the theme of ‘Creation.’ For further information, email youth@dioceseofleeds.org.uk. 

 

THE UNIVERSE CATHOLIC WEEKLY: 

The Universe Catholic Weekly has launched their new online newspaper. Order your Digital 4 weeks FREE trial supply by calling Michelle on 0743 661 7650 or emailing: michelle.jones@universecatholicweekly.co.uk. 

 

PRAYER INTENTION OF POPE FRANCIS FOR MAY 2022  

We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.