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Below is a list of dates, just click on the date to download a copy of the bulletin as a pdf Document.

15th April

2nd Easter 2018 (Divine Mercy Sunday)

We have added a new page to the website Response to Refugees. This can be found by clicking Links in the top menu and then Response to Refugees. There is also a link on this page and the home page down the right hand side panel which IPhone and IPad users may find works better.

Job Vacancies

St Paul's Catholic Primary School Alwoodley
KS2 permanent teacher from 1st September 2018 see link below fro more information.


Other info.


(Friday 6th-Thurs 12th July 2018) 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 Tues 27th March at Hinsley Hall, 7pm 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.

Young Adults (20s and 30s), 4th - 8th April 2018.  For more information contact Sr Lynne fcJ at
Monday 9th April 2018 Pick up outside St. Mary’s Church at 6.30am. For more information, please call Pat Sammon on 0113 258 2745 or Kate on 07505 767415. Many thanks.
7th May 2018. Contact Patricia on 01268 762278 or email  Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.
6th -12th July. Please be aware that there are three ways to book a place on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Online: - all booking documents will be given to you online subsequently. Telephone: 0161 820 8790. Via the booking form sent to parishes along with the posters. Please do photocopy the booking form as required. Booking forms can be downloaded and printed off at this link: The programme at Leeds Cathedral on 7th April, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July and 4th August: Start 10:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, if possible; the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet; Confession; 12noon Mass; 12:30pmTalk in the Hall when possible; 4:00pm Finish.

World Apostolate of Fatima Membership requirements: The minimum requirement for becoming a member of the WAF is to make a Pledge in which one promises: 1. To offer up every day the sacrifices demanded by one’s daily duty through the faithful observance of God’s law; 2. To say five decades of the Rosary daily while meditating on the mysteries; 3. To wear the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as a sign and reminder of personal consecration to Our Lady and her Immaculate Heart; 4. On the first Saturday of five consecutive months, with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to confess and receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep company with Our Lady for fifteen minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary.

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

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 (01844) 344437. Email:


Below is a list of dates, just click on the date to download a copy of fr. Pat's homily for that week.


Pastoral Letter Catholic Care

Third Sunday of Lent (B) - Casting Out Clutter

Homily: 2 Lent B – Faith and Sight

First Sunday of Lent (B) – The Purposes of Penance

Pastoral Letter - Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Pastoral Letter on the Diaconate

Sylvia Wright Spiritual Appeal


Holy Family (A)


4 Advent B

3 Year B

3 Advent

2 Year B

2 Advent

1 Advent B

Ad Clerum November 2017

Christ the King (A)


31 Year A

30 Year A

29 Year A

Live Simply

28 Year A

27 Year A

26 Year A

25 year A

23 Year A

22 Sunday Year A

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year (A) – From Little to Great by God’s Grace

16th Sunday of the Year (A) – Our Judging and our Judgement

Fifteenth Sunday of Year A – The Power of God’s Word

14th Sunday Year A - Bearers of the Lord