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20th Sunday of the Year 2019 Year C PDF

19th Sunday of the Year 2019 Year C PDF

Bidding prayers for 20th Sunday of the Year


God our Father is a God of justice and compassion. It is he who defends us from every evil and protects us with his powerful love. We bring to him our own needs and the needs of all his children.


We pray for the Church: that her members will never be afraid to proclaim the Gospel, in season and out of season. 

We pray for the world: that all people will be open to the cry of the poor and respond with courage and generosity.

We pray for those who are persecuted for the sake of the Gospel: that they will not lose sight of the Lord and will be strengthened by him. 

We pray for those who have died: that they will be welcomed into the fullness of God’s kingdom. 

We ask Mary, our Mother, to pray with us and to pray for us. HAIL MARY ….


Heavenly Father, you know our weakness and our need of your help. Send your Spirit upon us that we may have the courage to work for the things we pray for. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.






Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission newsletter

* Welcome to our July newsletter. There has been a lot happening and it is great to be able to report on the actions and achievements of many younger people in the diocese.
* THE TIME IS NOW: CLIMATE CHANGE LOBBY REPORT The mass lobby of Parliament about Climate Change included many people who had travelled to London from Yorkshire.
*POEMS OF HOPEThe Diocesan Refugee Support Group recently launched a booklet of poems about refugees written by school students in the Leeds Diocese. The poems were submitted as part of a competition where they were asked to write Poems of Hope on the theme of refugees. The top prize went to a poem by Esmee Vince-Morgan, aged 6.
*CARE OF CREATION AWARD FOR STUDENT IN LEEDS DIOCESE Tom Allan, from St Mary’s High School Menston, has been awarded the Barbara Ward award for ‘Care of Creation’. Tom has featured in the newsletter previously in relation to the Global Warriors group in the school.
*LEEDS CITIZENS ASSEMBLY Leeds Citizens has now been going for 5 years and is growing in strength and depth with the help of their paid organisers Tom Chigbo and Becky Howcroft. Many faith communities, including the Diocese itself, the Commission and Catholic Care are members. In the coming year there are plans to develop citizens in both Kirklees and Bradford districts.

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 4 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 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.

Gift Aid

You can Gift Aid donations you make in the future or have made in the past 4 years.  Please complete the GAD form which can be obtained here and return to Greg Jessop.