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					                                    PARISH OF THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS
                     Clergy: Father Pat Smythe       Presbytery, 52 Otley Old Road, Leeds LS16 6HW
                  Tel: (0113) 2678257 E-mail: office@holynameleeds.com Web: www.holynameleeds.com
    Parish Secretary 1pm – 5pm weekdays (267 8257) Hall Bookings: 07989 359 588 or helena.shortland@mailway.co.uk
                                          33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
                                                        6.30pm          People of the Parish
                             SUNDAY 16th                9.00am          Ada Eales
                                                       11.00am          Vania Albani
                             MONDAY 17th               10.30am          Requiem Eddie McKenna
                             TUESDAY 18th              7.30pm           Seamus Forde
                             WEDNESDAY 19th            9.15am           Tommy Smith
                             THURSDAY 20th             Noon             Mary Agnes Mannion
                             FRIDAY 21st (school)      9.00am           November Dead List
                             SATURDAY 22nd             10.30am          Elizabeth Kennally

 MASSES NEXT WEEKEND: 6.30pm (vigil): People of the Parish; 9.00am: Iole Faltinski; 11.00am: Jack Leaf

From the Parish Priest…
In today’s selection of Scriptures the Church applies our Lord’s Parable of the Talents (Gospel) to marriage and family life and
reminds us that God’s love is present to us through each other. The loving support of spouses for each other must be counted
as a blessing bestowed by God. To appreciate such a gift is to capitalize on it –to make it grow – and to be enriched still more.
If we recognise and value the love with which we have been graced, and make the most of it, we will be rewarded with still
greater happiness. The First Reading is a poem in praise of a faithful wife. The Psalm expresses the faith that God will bless
the devout family. In the Second Reading St Paul reminds of the need to be always attentive to God.
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WELCOME to any visitors and new parishioners. Please join us in the hall after the 9am Mass for a cup of tea and a chat.
CONFESSIONS: Saturday 11.00am until Noon, including Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
FEAST DAYS: Mon 17th St. Elizabeth of Hungary/St. Hilda/St. Hugh of Lincoln; Tues 18 th The Dedication of the Basilicas
of Ss Peter & Paul; Fri 21 st The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Sat 22nd St. Cecilia.
LATELY DEAD: Keith Playford, father of Mark. Also, Eddie McKenna. Eddie’s body will be received into church on
Sunday at 5.00pm, ready for his Requiem Mass on Monday at 10.30am. May they rest in the peace of Christ.

OFFERTORY: Thank you for last Sunday’s collection of £1011.68

PRISONERS SUNDAY Today the church in England and Wales remembers in prayer those who are in prison, their
families, those who attend to their needs, and the victims of crime

PARISH BAZAAR: Thank you to all who organised, supported, or helped in any way at this year’s Parish Bazaar. A sheet is
available in the porch, detailing the amount raised. Raffle prizes are still awaiting collection from the Parish Office – please
bring your ticket. If you weren’t able to attend the bazaar, but you would like to contribute to our main parish fundraiser,
envelopes are available in the porch for your donation.

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING (Next Sat/Sun Nov 22/23). On this Feast Day we have the needs of young people
especially in our minds and hearts. At the Vigil Mass (Sat 6.30) Holy Name Young Musicians will lead the singing. Young
People are invited to read the Scriptures and Bidding Prayers at the Mass they will attend – please let Fr Pat know if you are
willing and able for this task. There will be a Retiring Collection for two charities which respond to the needs of young
people: Life, which gives support to those expecting a baby; and the Depaul Trust which assists young people who have become
homeless – with counselling, short term accommodation, and help with finding work. For more details of these two Charities
visit their web sites www.lifecharity.org.uk & www.depaulfoundation.org/about:us/depaul_uk

FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION – APPLICATIONS should now have been submitted. During November Fr Pat
will contact by telephone the family of each applicant whose form he has received to arrange a personal interview with their
child and at least one of their parents/guardians). Such arrangements can also be made for applicants after any weekend Mass
– just see Fr Pat in the church porch. An Introductory Meeting for parents as a group will be held on Wednesday
December 3rd in the Parish Hall at 7.00pm, and for the children (accompanied by at least one parent) the following week on
Wed December 10th and/or Sat December 13th – as required.

NOVEMBER DEAD LIST: If you wish the deceased members of your family to be included in this year’s Nov. Dead List,
please take one of the envelopes at the back of church, fill in the details on the front, put your offering inside and return to
the presbytery or put it in the collection. Please do not leave envelopes containing money in the porch, as we have had thefts.
LEFT IN THE HALL after the coffee morning – a man’s jacket. Please contact the Parish Office.
PARISH MAIL DROP. Holy Name Parish Council have prepared a short Letter which will be delivered to every private
residence in LS16 over the next two weeks. The Letter urges every Catholic in the locality to ensure they are registered in our
Parish Records, and invites them to offer their help in the various lay ministries now necessary to serve the needs of all our
parishioners. Even though you may already have provided such information in the past you are asked please to
complete and return the form promptly so that our Records are truly accurate. The Letter also welcomes inquiries about
our Church from other local people who are not Catholic.

ST. ANNE’S SHELTER: We are once again collecting to provide Christmas gifts to the homeless, from next weekend.
Please leave your donations of small unwrapped gifts such as new socks, scarves, gloves, torches, toiletries and underwear, as
well as non-perishable foods in tins or packets, in the box in the porch after weekend Masses, or in the parish office between
1pm and 5pm on weekdays. Please do not use the box during the week, to avoid theft.

GREAT NORTH RUN: Many thanks to everyone who sponsored Anne. All the money is now in, with £155 raised for
The Peter Trust (+ Gift Aid) and a similar amount for CAFOD. Thank you for your generosity, support and encouragement.

PARISHES IN LEEDS The first Holy Name Parish open meeting to respond to the Bishop’s invitation to discuss the
issues facing the Catholic Community in our city in the immediate future was held in the Parish Hall last Wednesday (Nov
12th). There will be another opportunity provided this Mon Nov 17th (at 7.45pm) and on Thurs Nov 20th (at 1.30pm). Notes
taken at these meetings will be sent to the Bishop, and you are also invited to write personally to him or via Fr Pat on the
matter. Only selected parts of the DVD provided by the Diocese on this subject will be shown at the meetings. If you wish to
see the whole DVD then borrow one of the copies available in the church porch (Please sign the list and return promptly).

HOLY NAME CABARET NIGHT: Saturday 29th November, 7.30pm til 11.00pm, in the parish hall. Featuring The Togs,
raising money for The Peter Trust. Fliers with further details will be given out after Mass this weekend.

LADIES NIGHT: Wine tasting and shopping! On Friday 28 th November, in the church hall at 7.30pm. £10 a ticket, which
includes wine & cheese. Wines by Wine Rack, Adel and jewellery, hand bags and gift stalls to buy from before the tasting
begins. All proceeds to Breast Cancer Research.

NEW PARISH WEBSITE (www.holynameleeds.com): Many thanks to Steve Bates and Tony Howard who have put
much thought and effort into the redesign of the parish website, now up and running. They write:
‘We have re-designed the website, to become more of a reflection of the people of the parish and their activities. There's
the opportunity to contribute stories and pictures and communicate with a wider parish audience. It's been designed so you
can navigate easily and find information quickly, by using the navigation menu at the top of the page. You can download a
copy (in Word) of this week’s Bulletin, and Homily, by clicking on the link in the menu bar or on the Home Page, check out
our many organizations and have a direct link to news and stories from the various charities we support in the parish. And
if you've forgotten the way to church (!) you can click on the find us button and the Google map will plan you a route! (Please
note the address is 52 not 72 as shown in Google). We also want plenty of feedback as this is a website for all in the parish to
contribute. So if you have a story to tell or information to share then click on the feedback button and send an email to the
parish office, with the story and pictures and we'll do our best to include it in this news page. NB If you're studying art or writing
and fancy editing stories or helping to create graphics then here's your opportunity to volunteer and join the web team’.

NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC SIXTH FORM COLLEGE: Open morning Saturday 15th November, 10am til 1pm.

 ‘TWEENAGE’ WITNESS: As reported in The Tablet, there is a growing tendency for so called ‘tweenagers’ (aged 10 to
13) to attend church less regularly, whilst using the internet more and more. With this in mind, an interactive website has
been created, as a resource to support faith development in their everyday life. The website offers answers to questions and
issues that directly affect or concern young people, such as bullying and the environment, as well as pages on God, the Bible
and the Church, enabling users to engage with their faith in a relevant manner. For further info, visit www.yfaith.co.uk or
follow the link from our own parish website. There are copies of the article available in the porch. For older teenagers &
young adults, visit www.life4seekers.co.uk

LIGHT UP A LIFE: St. Gemma’s Hospice invite people to celebrate the memory of loved ones, or honour someone
special, by sponsoring a light in one of the trees in front of the Hospice. Ring 218 5555 or visit www.st-gemma.co.uk

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS’ ROTA: Would ministers let Frank Lawless know, by Mon 1 st December please, of dates
when they will not be available from 24th Dec to 29th March. Please also advise specifically of your availability for Mass on
Wed 24th Dec (7pm and 11pm) and 10am on Christmas Day. Thank you.
CHOIR PRACTICE: Monday at 7.30pm in church. New members are always welcome.

                                                 THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
                               Do not let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do (John Wooden)

				
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