Diocesan news and events

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.
Living with Loss – a weekend retreat, 22nd-24th March, led by Abi and John May: The aim of this retreat is to better equip ourselves to deal with life-changing loss. To book please contact the Administrator at The Briery on 01943 607287 or briery@btconnect.com

CONFIDENTIAL, EXPERT, MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT from Marriage Care. Marriage is an enduring commitment to love, but knowing how to keep love alive for life is not always easy or straightforward. The best relationship help for couples in difficulties is provided by Marriage Care which aims to be open to all irrespective of ability to pay. Contacts:  MarriageCare atwww.marriagecare.org.uk  FREEPHONE:   0800 389 3801

TIME TO TALK: Do you need a listening ear? Most of us need a little time to talk things over. Come along on Fridays 1:30pm-3:30pm at Blessed John Henry Newman Centre, Station Road, Cross Gates and Tuesdays 7-8pm Dial house, 12 Chapel St, Leeds LS15 7RW and talk to one of our trained listeners in a confidential space.

LOURDES 2019: Calling all doctors, nurses and carers who are interested in being part of our amazing hospitality team on the Leeds Diocesan Pilgrimage 5th – 11th July 2019. There is an information evening taking place at Mount St Mary’s School, LS9 8LA Tues 19th March, 7pm. Please do come along or tell someone about this event.

FLAME 2019: The biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK- Flame 2019 is coming up in March. See here for more details on how to book your tickets.

COME AND SEE WEEKEND: Minster Abbey Benedictine Nuns, 12th-14th April 2019.  For more details visitwww.minsterabbeynuns.org or email sraelrederwin@gmail.com or by telephone 01843 821254. 

HARBOUR: PRAYER GROUP – St Pio Friary, 7pm-9pm, Fridays: There is an adults prayer group run by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal every Friday at St Pio Friary, 1 Sedgefield Terrace, Bradford BD1 2RU from 7pm-9pm. Teas and coffees are available from 7pm-7.30pm and then there is praise and worship, opportunity for prayer and fruitful sharing. Everyone is welcome. Follow @StPioFriary on Facebook for more information.

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION: From Sat 6th Oct 2018 and every 1st Saturday of each month, all Catholics are encouraged to observe the First Saturday Devotion requested by Our Blessed Lady wherever Day Mass is celebrated in the Diocese of Leeds.The devotion is made up of Confession, Holy Communion, five decades of the Rosary and keeping Our Lady company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to Our Lord Jesus

Choose either March 20th or March 23rd March 2019 – Lenten Retreat Day led by Fr Dennis Cassidy 10.00am-3.30pm, The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley. A journey to Easter with Blessed John Henry Newman. £30 to include morning coffee, a hot two-course lunch and afternoon tea. To book please contact the Administrator at The Briery on 01943 607287 or briery@btconnect.com

A RETREAT WITH A DIFFERENCE: A Foyer de Charité Retreat will be held in 2019 at Hinsley Hall, the Diocese of Leeds Pastoral Centre, from Sunday 21st July (6pm) –Saturday 27th July (2pm). The theme is God’s Plan for the Fullness of Time, and the preacher will be Mgr Keith Barltrop.  Foyer retreats are held mainly in silence, with three talks a day, and offer a holistic way of deepening our faith in the Church’s teaching and our life in Christ.  For further information or to book a place, contact Mgr Barltrop: keithbarltrop@rcdow.org.uk or 07879 953953.

Short Courses at Hinsley Hall 2019

At present sixteen teachers and catechists from around the diocese are participating in the two year Foundations in Faith (CCRS) course at Hinsley Hall.  This includes the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies and two days of reflection each year.   In February to June 2019 this current group will be studying the specialist modules.  The cost for each five-week course is £60.

These specialist modules are being offered to anyone from the diocese either as ‘stand-alone’ courses or as an introduction to Foundations in Faith (CCRS). 

In February & March 2019 there will be three short courses on Tuesday evenings at Hinsley Hall.  There is a choice of Catholic Social Teaching, Lay Chaplaincy in Schools or Liturgy.

In May & June 2019 there will be another group of short courses offered.  The choice this time will be Catholic Schools and Religious Education, Family Life Ministry or Youth Ministry.

For further details of any of these courses please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or evangelisation.admin@dioceseofleeds.org.uk


LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY is recruiting a Lay Chaplain (maternity cover) commencing early June 2019. We are seeking a practicing Catholic, with a good knowledge of Catholic teaching and practice, and experience of ministry with young people in a Catholic or Christian context. For more information see: www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/jobs Closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th March.

THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS APPEAL SERVICE is recruiting panel members to hear appeals by parents for Diocesan school places.  This is a voluntary role but travel expenses can be claimed – full training will be provided.  Appeal panels consist of both lay members of the community and those from an educational background. For further information, please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or email evangelisation.admin@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

TWO KEY STAGE 2 TEACHERS (Main pay scale 1-6 or UPS dependent on qualification and experience). St Mary’s and St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Upper Nidd Street, Leeds Road, Bradford, BD3 9ND Required from September 2019.  Application packs, including CES application form, are available by emailingh.spafford@stpeters.bradford.sch.uk or via the school website www.stmarys-stpeters.co.uk

PROJECT CO-ORDINATORS: The Vicariate for Education is looking for two project co-ordinators one to support work on Catholic Character education and the other to support schools converting to academy status. For further information, please see the diocesan website or call 0113-2618040

JOB VACANCY FOR A CHEF TO WORK AT HINSLEY HALL: Responsible to: Head Chef Hinsley Hall15 hours per week over 7 days, Meals on duty, Secure on-site parkingDay – 0600-1400, Evening 1500-2300; Living foundation wage paid monthly. Applications to catering@hinsley-hall.co.uk

JOB VACANCY FOR A FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT BASED AT HINSLEY HALL: A good all-rounder to work in a small Finance Team providing financial and administrative support across our Diocese. Please contact john.moran@dioceseofleeds.org.uk for a job description.

PROJECT CO-ORDINATORS: The Vicariate for Education is looking for two project co-ordinators one to support work on Catholic Character education and the other to support schools converting to academy status. For further information, please see the diocesan website or call 0113-2618040

Part-time home cook: The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley, is looking to appoint a good home cook for 15 hours per week.  Excellent working conditions and a good rate of pay. Further details about the vacancy can be obtained from the Administrators on 01943 607287, email: briery@btconnect.com or on the website www.briery.org.uk.

PAID WORK OPPORTUNITY WITH THE JUSTICE & PEACE COMMISSION: We need someone, on a self-employed basis, to develop a set of workshops and then deliver them in parish, school and college settings to people aged between 16 and 30. This work runs from now until Dec 2020. We are looking for an individual with experience of working successfully with young people and an understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and the organisation and networks of the Catholic Church. For full details please email  jandp@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

The Diocese of Leeds is seeking NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS to help undertake the Governance of a variety of charitable trusts and schools within the Diocesan ‘family’.  Would lay Catholics wishing to be considered as potential future Trustees and School Governors please send CV and covering letter to: Mr Ian Burrell, Chief Operating Officer, Diocese of Leeds, Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 2BX.  For more information, email: volunteering@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA (WAF) ENGLAND AND WALES NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE, 10-16th JULY, 2019: half board at Domus Pacis hotel in Fatima with 2 half-day excursions included in the price. Flights with TAP: 10th July, Heathrow-Lisbon, dep. 11:20 arr. 14:05; 16th July, Lisbon-Heathrow, dep. 15:05, arr. 17:45. The costs are: £632 per person sharing, Single supplement £120, Insurance from £33.  On-line Pilgrimage details including the book form are here:https://worldfatima-englandwales.org.uk/waf-england-and-wales-national-pilgrimage/  It is possible to download posters and flyers advertising the pilgrimage.