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.
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.

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.

THE PRAYER AND LIFE WORKSHOP (PLW), founded by Franciscan Capuchin Fr Ignacio Larrañaga, is a 15-week series of practical sessions to learn how to pray using different methods, meditate and live the scriptures. Begins on Monday 27h January 2020 at 7:00 pm. Located in  St Patrick’s Mission, Apostolic Centre (The Old Convent), 1 Sedgefield Terrace, BD1 2RU, Bradford. Contact: Martina Chupkova 07411203158

PATRICK’S MISSION BIBLE STUDY: A Bible study on the parables of Jesus will begin Thursday, January 30th, 7:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Mission Bradford.  If you have any questions please call Fr. Giles at 01274 721989.

MINDFULNESS DAY: “THE SACRED PAUSE”: 4th March 2020. Angela Rogerson will lead a day on Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition.  Offerings £32 (to include tea/coffee on arrival, a 2-course hot lunch and afternoon tea).  To book a place please call the Administrator on 01943 607287 or email: briery@btconnect.com.

A LENTEN JOURNEY led by Fr Dennis Cassidy.  5th or 7th March 2020. A quiet day of reflection during Lent.  Offerings £32 (to include tea/coffee on arrival, a 2-course hot lunch and afternoon tea).  To book a place please call the Administrator on 01943 607287 or email:briery@btconnect.com.

YOUTH 2000: LEEDS RETREAT: 21st-23rd February 2020, Leeds Trinity University. The Youth 2000 & Leeds Trinity University Retreat is a weekend of friendship, prayer and fun, where we come together as a community of young people to grow in our relationship with God with the support of the Church. If you’ve heard the story of the Lost son, the Father says: ‘You are with me always and everything I have is yours.’ (Luke 15:31) Whether you’ve wandered far or just need a weekend at ‘home’ with the Father, the Leeds retreat is for you! Over the weekend, we will journey together in prayer, friendship, social time & teaching to discover that God is with us always and everything He has really is ours!

Further Info:
– Anyone between the ages of 16 – 35. If you are under 18 you will need to be accompanied by someone who is over 18. Families are also welcome.
– Accommodation will be on the gym floor; you will need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, roll mat/air bed. There will be showers available.
– Food: The retreat is fully catered (and includes unlimited free tea, coffee and cake) for the whole weekend. Please make us aware in the booking form of any dietary requirements you may have.
– Tickets: Tickets available at
If you would like to attend but can’t afford to you may be eligible for a subsidised space. Please contact Thomas at: thomas@youth2000.org


Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Leeds seeks to appoint and Out of School Club Manager. Closing date: Friday 7th February; Interviews: Friday 14th February.

DAYTIME/EVENING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The SVP need more van drivers and drivers mates in Leeds and Bradford to  enable them to collect donated furniture for those in need or for sale in their Community Shops. The furniture will be used to support the SVP’s work for families in need.  Do you think you can spare some time to help?  For Leeds, Please contact Julie Milner 0113 2450800.  For Bradford, Please contact Annette Haigh on 01274 726790.