Welcome to St John Fisher & St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church

St John Fisher & St Thomas More Catholic Church is situated between the villages of Burley in Wharfedale and Menston, our friendly parish would very much like to welcome you to our church throughout the year.

Please take a look through our website, we hope it will provide you with a brief insight into our church, its history and what’s going on. But if it doesn’t answer all your questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on: 01943 863179

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Friday 8th March we celebrated Women’s World Day of Prayer. More details of WWDP can be found here.

How are we Shaping the Future of our Planet?

A day of presentations and discussion led by Ellen Teague, London-based freelance Catholic journalist who writes and campaigns on Justice, Peace and Ecology issues.  Saturday 28th April 2018, Mirfield, cost £21.00 (including lunch and refreshments).  Please see here for more details.

Mass readings
Readings for daily Mass and prayers can be found at Universalis

Catholic Care
Catholic Care is one of the charities we support.  A link to a short video describing its work can be found here and further information is given on our charities webpage.

Pope Francis launches new migration campaign
Pope Francis has asked that we respond with compassion and call on our government to protect the human dignity of people on the move, see our CAFOD webpage for more details..
CAFOD campaigns
This year CAFOD has celebrated seven campaign successes.  These include defending UK overseas aid that saves lives, asking the World Bank & UK government to invest in renewable energy spending to benefit the world’s poorest people, and calling on governments to respond to the climate challenge in a way that reflects the spirit of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’  More information on how we can support these initiatives can be found on CAFOD’s webpage.

News

Become a climate champion: Unique opportunity for 18-35 year olds

CAFOD is looking for thirty volunteers, aged 18-35, to become climate champions.

You will take part in an international workshop in summer 2018 on sustainability with other Catholic young people from across Europe. When you return CAFOD will support you in raising awareness about climate change, sustainable living and campaigns in our parish & community.

>More information is on our Youth News webpage, including an application form which should be completed and emailed by 19 March 2018. CAFOD will let you know if you have been successful in gaining a place.

Follow CAFOD’s give it up challenges for Lent fasting ideas

Not sure what to give up for Lent?  Take on a give it up challenge to help our brothers and sisters around the world. First, choose your challenge. Then decide whether you will donate the money you save through fasting, fundraise towards the CAFOD Lent Appeal, or ask people to sponsor youduring your challenge.

Your Lenten challenge could be a traditional fast, like giving up sweets, or you could try and make that lifestyle environmental change you’ve been considering for a while.  CAFOD has some great suggestions, they can be found here.  More information about its work can be found on our CAFOD webpage.

Pastoral letter on the permanent diaconate

Bishop Marcus’ letter inviting us to find out about the permanent diaconate ministry can be found here.