Diocesan news and events

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

There are three ways to book a place on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

1. Online: joewalshtours.co.uk– all booking documents will be given to you online subsequently.
2. Telephone: 0161 820 8790
3. Via the booking form that can be downloaded and printed off at this link: http://www.joewalshtours.ie/x/Downloads/Leeds%20Diocesan%202018%20booking%20form.pdf

If anybody would like to join the pilgrimage as a Doctor, Nurse or Carer (no formal qualifications required to be a carer), we are hosting a meeting on Tuesday 27th March at Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 2BX at 7:00pm where you can come along and meet some of the team and ask any questions you may have. We raise money throughout the year, to help fund our Nurses to come as they are desperately needed. Any questions please feel free to ring Jo Jarvis on 07881518465.

LEEDS DIOCESAN SINGLE CATHOLICS meet every first Friday of the month in an upper room at Trinity Church Boar Lane, Leeds for prayers and refreshments, discussion and occasional events such as meals out or walks. We are primarily a social group, open in principle to any single catholic over 18 although our actual age range is currently 40 – 70yrs. If you would like to join us, you would be very welcome. Contact Robert 07900 473955 or email: leedssinglecatholics@googlemail.com.

REVELATION YOUTH EVENT AT LEEDS CATHEDRAL: An event for young people (in Years 8-13) from across the Diocese. There’ll be praise & worship, games, a talk, small groups, and Adoration at Wheeler Hall on Tuesday 22nd May, 6:30-8:30pm. If you’re planning to attend, please contact youth@dioceseofleeds.org.uk. 

SUMMER FAIR: Sat 30th June at 2.30pm at The Little Sisters of The Poor, Mount St Joseph Shire Oak Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2DE.

CATHOLIC HISTORY DAY Saturday 2nd June 2018 – 10am, The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre 17 Blossom Street, York.

 3-PEAKS CHALLENGE: On Saturday, August 4th, 2018, The Friends of St Patrick’s are sponsoring the 3rd Annual 3 Peaks Challenge in support of St Patrick’s Mission, Bradford.  The 3-Peaks Challenge is a sponsored walk across the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire.  The challenge is to make the 26 mile journey in under 12 hours.  All proceeds go towards the on-going maintenance and development of St Patrick’s Mission. Register online at www.stpatricksmission.co.uk Thank you to all who walked last year and made the event such a wonderful success.  Join us this year and meet the challenge of the 3-Peaks!

VACANCY: Due to retirement, the Diocese of Leeds seeks a CO-ORDINATOR FOR CATECHESIS. Full time including some weekends and evenings. Closing date 4th June 2018. For further information please email evangelisation.admin@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

THY KINGDOM COME: The Archbishop of Westminster has joined with the Archbishop of Canterbury in urging Catholics to pray “Thy Kingdom Come”, a global movement between Ascension and Pentecost that encourages more people to come to know Christ. Cardinal Vincent Nichols says in an interview with Archbishop Justin Welby that he senses in the world today a “deep unease”  but  sometimes, a “buoyant hope” that things can be transformed. The time between Ascension and Pentecost is an excellent opportunity for Catholics and other Christians to pray a Novena, and resources for these and much more can be found on https://www.thykingdomcome.global/prayerresources Among many “Thy Kingdom Come” beacon events across the country is a Pentecost Party on Sunday 20th May 1:30pm-5:30pm with something for all ages, at John Charles Centre, Leeds LS11 5DJ.

HARBOUR PRAYER GROUP  at St Pio Friary in Bradford are running a new series starting Friday 4thMay- The Spiritual Life. The series will run for 12 weeks (with a one week break for Nightfever on 22ndJune) and there will be three different sections for the three different spiritual ways; the Purgative Way, the Illuminative Way, and the Unitive Way. The teaching for each way for will be for three weeks, with the fourth week being a prayer and praise vigil with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, with confessions and prayer ministry available. Please see here for poster.

ASSERTIVENESS FOR PARENTS: There are a few places still available on this free course which helps us to think about how we communicate with others and offers some suggestions for effective and assertive approaches. Everybody’s welcome but this is especially for parents (with children of any age) and parenting facilitators and would suit any adult who would like to discover (or re-discover) their own confidence and ability to communicate effectively and with appropriate assertiveness in all the ordinary everyday circumstances of our lives. Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm at Hinsley Hall, Leeds LS6 2BX starting Monday 14th May. The course is FREE but there will be an option to pay for the parent’s handbook. Places are limited and booking is essential before end of April. Download Application Form at www.flm.org.uk or call Breda on 07761715101 or email breda.theakston@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

Be part of the first ever LEEDS INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL!   14th MAY to 9th JULY.  Leeds Cathedral, St Patrick’s, Huddersfield & St Joseph’s, Bradford are the venues where renowned organists from across the UK and Europe will join our own Diocesan music team and clergy for Masses, recitals, concerts, masterclasses and more…   For full schedule of events visit: www.leedsiof.org.

POLISH CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC COMMUNITY TALITHA would like to invite you to celebrate the vigil of Pentecost at Leeds Cathedral on Saturday 19th May 2018 after the evening Mass around 7pm. Let’s celebrate one of the most important events, expressing our gratitude to God’s love by our unity, prayer, and worship music. 6pm Mass in Leeds Cathedral and 7pm Celebration.

REVELATION YOUTH EVENT AT LEEDS CATHEDRAL: An event for young people (in Years 8-13) from across the Diocese. There’ll be praise & worship, games, a talk, small groups, and Adoration at Wheeler Hall on Tuesday 22nd May, 6:30-8:30pm. If you’re planning to attend, please contact youth@dioceseofleeds.org.uk.

THE DIOCESAN REFUGEE SUPPORT GROUP are hosting an information evening on the Community Sponsorship Scheme on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 7pm at Wheeler Hall.  If you are interested in finding out more about welcoming a Syrian refugee family into your parish community, please come along.  All welcome.

DAY OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION at Leeds Trinity University, Friday 25th May, 11am-11pm. If you would like to come and adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament please come and join us at Leeds Trinity University (Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5HD). If you would like to volunteer to cover an hour please let Fr Michael Doody know (01977 552753; michael.doody@dioceseofleeds.org.uk)

AMORIS: LETS’ TALK FAMILY! LET’S BE FAMILY! This six session series of ‘conversations’ on faith and family life is free to download at https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Amoris. Designed as preparatory catechesis for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin this year it also stands alone as an excellent resource for any parish wishing to grow and to enrich community. Or invite people to attend the series at Hinsley Hall on Wednesdays starting Wednesday 6th June. Download Application Form to book your place (before 25th May please) or call Breda on 07761715101 or email breda.theakston@dioceseofleeds.org.uk specifying whether you want to attend the morning (10am-12noon) sessions or the evening sessions (7pm-9pm).

CLAY – Christians Learning Across Yorkshire: The summer 2018 edition of the CLAY (Christians Learning Across Yorkshire) leaflet is now available.  In it you will find details of courses throughout Yorkshire which are open to all Christians.  The website www.claycourses.org.uk contains full details and the leaflet can be downloaded from here.

The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley, requires another member of House Staff with immediate effect.  Main duties include cleaning and laundry.  Guaranteed 10-15 hours per week (whatever suits) and a good rate of pay.   Please contact the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email: briery@btconnect.com for further information.

The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley, requires Casual Serving Staff with immediate effect.  Hours vary but are predominantly evenings and weekends therefore ideal for a student over 16.  Good rate of pay.  Please contact the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email: briery@btconnect.com for further information.

 

The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley, is hosting a 6-Day Individually Guided Retreat, 6th-13th June 2018, led by Sr Pauline Myers, S.P.  For further information please contact the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email: briery@btconnect.com

CATECHIST FORUM SATURDAY 16TH JUNE 2018: All Diocesan Catechists are invited to the Catechist Forum at 10:00am at Wheeler Hall on Saturday June 16th The meeting will conclude with the celebration of Mass in the Cathedral with Bishop Marcus at 12 noon.  To book a place please contact evangelisation.admin@dioceseofleeds.org.uk or 0113 261 8040

The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley, is hosting a 6-Day Individually Guided Retreat, 6th-13th August 2018 with the option to extend to 8 days, 6th-15th August, led by Fr Paul Fletcher, S.J.  For further information please contact the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email: briery@btconnect.com

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND 24TH – 29TH SEPTEMBER 2018: Itinerary to include: Krakow, Czestochowa, Wieliczka, Wadowice, Kalwaria Zebrzydowskan & Auschwitz.  Further details: Fr Timothy Whitwell – telephone: 01274 720299 or e-mail: timothy.whitwell@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

SHELTERED HOUSING – ST SCHOLASTICA’S RETREAT – VACANT FLATS AVAILABLE: The Retreat offers sheltered housing to practising Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 self-contained flats at £459pcm – more information from The Warden: Deacon Seán Duffy, 27 The Retreat, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0JG – telephone: 01844 344437. email:info@stscholasticas.co.uk www.stscholasticas.co.uk

SOCIETY OF SAINT GREGORY ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL of liturgy and music, ‘The Sacramental Journey: the work of a lifetime’ – this year at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Ditchingham, Suffolk, from Weds 1st August to Sat 4 August.  Further information can be found on our website athttps://www.ssg.org.uk/event-directory/summer-school-2/summer-school-2018/

This year’s Summer School will explore the opportunities that the sacraments give us for encounter with Christ.  With a focus on RCIA, there will be both spiritual and practical workshops, talks and liturgies, focused on how we can enhance the sacramental journey of our parish communities.