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


Everything is ready and the invitation is for everyone – men, women and children of all ages to join this Day of Prayer. Women of Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest countries in Europe, have prepared this year’s service and they encourage us to reflect on the barriers they have faced since the end of the Second World War when their country was a part of Yugoslavia, a Marxist socialist republic. They share the challenges they have met and the hopes they have for the future.

The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 120 countries. It begins in Samoa and prayer in native languages travels throughout the world – through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas before finishing in American Samoa some 38 hours later.

Our service will be held in Menston Methodist Church on Friday 1st March 2019. The service begins at 6.30pm and refreshments will be served from 6pm. Please do come and join us for this special service.

News

Traidcraft

Please see news here of Traidcraft’s trading position from Robin Roth (CE0), with hopeful news of plans to slim down and keep trading in 2019.

Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission newsletter

In April’s newsletter read about:
-A write up of our Day of Reflection about Climate Change
-the visit of the new CAFOD Director, Christine Allen, to meet Bishop Marcus, CAFOD volunteers and members of the J&P Commission
– Memories of campaigns and visiting speakers from years past were brought to mind in our ‘Looking Back’ Lent lunch joint event with CAFOD in the Leeds Diocese
-A new film resource about Israel/Palestine that can be borrowed from the J&P office
Rollout of our Family Poverty workshops starts
plus our usual events summary and reflection.

Kim’s poem for corporal David O’Connor

Kim wrote this poem just after David’s funeral. He was Kim’s brother’s eldest son. He was a corporal in the Royal Marines. He was killed while on active service in Afghanistan on 24 October 2012. He was 27 years old.

CAFOD – El Salvador and Columbia

Our parish has supported CAFOD’s work with the Puentecitos community in El Salvador for the last 3 years.  We raised £491 from book sales in the church foyer and £2,511 from our parish team running the 2015 Great North Run.  Read here about the amazing projects that have been completed, helping to improve people’s income and food production in this very poor region of the country.  From January 2019 our parish has been supporting people in Magdalena Medio, Columbia through CAFOD’s HandsOn programme.

Parish Meetings

Dates for future parish meetings are below, all start at 7:30pm

2019 Thursday 18 July, 17 October
2020 Thursday 30 January, 21 May

Minutes from the October 2018 meeting can be found here.

Knights of St Columba

You can find out more about the work and the history of the Knights of St Columba (KSC) here.  An application form to join our parish KSC can be downloaded here.