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  • Sept 26 2021, Angelus prayer Pope Francis
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Short Prayers For Every Day


stay with me while I try to get closer to you † Amen

Living Lord

call me to follow you, but give me the strength to be faithful in whatever way you call me † Amen

Loving Lord

give me the courage and generosity to put other people's needs before my own † Amen


remind me that you are always beside me as I complete the ordinary tasks of my day † Amen


grant that I may be free from greed and selfishness † Amen


help me to seek your presence in the people I meet † Amen


help me to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the world † Amen

St Walburga's
*opening times subject to change
Fri and Sat Mass Times w/c 21.11.21

Mass Times w/c Sun 28.11.21
Sunday 9.15am
Monday 12pm
Tuesday 9am
Wednesday 8am Mass and (7pm Exposition)
Thursday 9am
Friday 9am
Saturday 10am
5:45pm (Vigil)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday cancelled
Only available by appointment with a Priest
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
1hr Before weekday Masses and Saturday morning

St Aidan's
*opening times subject to change
Fri and Sat Mass Times w/c 21.11.21

Mass Times w/c Sun 28.11.21
Sunday 11am
Monday none
Tuesday 7pm
Wednesday none
Thursday none
Friday 12:30pm
Saturday none
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday cancelled
Only available by appointment with a Priest
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday to Friday except Tuesday cancelled
Tuesday 6:30pm

Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life
John 4.14

St Walburga's

St Aidan's

Parish Priest:
Fr Keiron Walker

Parish Administrator:
Nick Connor

Diocese Of Leeds

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St. Walburga's

Mass Times w/c Sun 21.11.21

Friday 9am
Saturday 10am Mass
5.45pm (Vigil Mass)

NB: See headline scroller for: funerals/weddings/baptisms

St. Aidan's

Mass Times w/c Sun 21.11.21

Friday 12pm
Saturday none

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St Walburga’s Presbytery

01274 583708

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Nab Wood Cemetery: Fr Keiron has cancelled the blessing of the graves today due to snow.

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  • † St Aidan’s Remembrance Sunday 2021
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CHANGES FROM ADVENT SUNDAY: The Bishops of England and Wales are asking all Catholics to return to Sunday Mass from Advent Sunday (next Sunday, 28th November). From that weekend using the booking system to reserve a place in church will no longer be used. Show More...Corona Virus has not gone away, so we would ask all parishioners to respect their neighbours by still keeping a social distance, still use hand sanitiser and still wear a mask in a crowded area. Please feel free to use the kneelers during Mass – but please take care! Moving one kneeler might also move the one next to it and kneeling down you might kick the kneeler behind. Lower these kneelers too, carefully, to avoid them crashing to the floor. Also, mind your toes!...Show Less

HAVE A MERRY, SUSTAINABLE XMAS!: The bishops of England and Wales, following the Pope’s lead, are encouraging us to change our lifestyles so as to help reverse climate change. Here are some tips for Christmas. Remember the 3 R’s – Show More...refuse, re-use, recycle. For instance, you can reduce plastic use in toiletries by buying bars of soap and bars of shampoo, instead of bottles of handwash and shampoo. You will find a wide range of green toiletries (plastic free/ethically sourced/organic/vegan) on offer online, and some high street shops sell shampoo bars, for instance Lush and Superdrug....Show Less


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PRESENTS Don’t buy unnecessary presents. Each year the UK spends about £700 million on unwanted presents. Find out what people need before you buy. Offer home-baked treats. Arrange a spending limit with family and friends. Check that the items you buy are green and ethical –workers properly paid, not tested on animals, sustainably sourced. Lists of ethical companies can be found by looking online. Best of all, make reciprocal arrangements with family and friends to not buy each other presents. They may be relieved!

WRAPPING PAPER Half of the paper America consumes each year is used to wrap and decorate consumer products! In Britain every Xmas we throw away 226,800 miles of wrapping paper. There is no need to throw it away. It can be re-used many times. And you can buy wrapping paper made from hemp, or from recycled paper. How about using attractive and re-usable cloth material instead of paper? Use ribbon instead of tape for sealing, so that the paper can be more easily re-used or re-cycled. The ribbon can be re-used as well, as can the bows.

CARDS Do you need to buy cards for people you see regularly? If you decide not to, explain that you are trying to reduce consumerism. Home-made cards are a great idea – people like the thought and effort that goes into them. You can use up leftover resources – cards, calendars, things around the house etc… A much better idea is to send a Happy Xmas email. If you receive cards, recycle don’t bin them. It’s estimated that each year we bin 1 billion cards instead of recycling them.

XMAS TREES Millions of Xmas trees both real and artificial are discarded every year in the UK. To cut down on plastic dependence and to offset carbon emissions, buy a living tree, and keep it in the pot in the house or garden when not being used. They can be used year after year. Norfolk pines are suitable, as they don’t grow large. Many Local Councils will collect and compost your tree when you’ve finished with it. Or you can take it to the local recycling centre, or compost it yourself in your garden. Decorations can be home-made or home baked. Use LED lights, as they use up to 95% less energy than traditional bulbs.

MEALS You’ve probably seen headlines like “Tackling the world’s most urgent problem: meat” (United Nations Environment Programme). Growing animals for food involves destruction and pollution of the land, forests, waters and atmosphere, and takes resources from the poorest people. Include some vegan meals over the Xmas period. Vegan meal recipes can be found online – at for instance - and there are plenty of vegan ready meals in the shops.

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The official prayer to prepare for the Synod
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We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever.

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I. The journeying companions

As we journey together let us look around. Who are you on the journey with and what persons or groups are marginalised and why?

II. Listening

How might our local Church better listen to lay people (and especially young people and women) and minorities and those who are not respected?

III. Speaking out

How can everybody be encouraged to communicate appropriately what is important to them?

IV. Celebrating

How might I be better able to participate in Mass and other liturgies?

V. Co-responsible in the mission

How can each Baptised person become a “missionary disciple”, revealing Christ to others through their words and deeds?

VI. Dialogue in Church and society

How might we improve our conversations within our diocesan family and also outside of it, (for example with people of different faiths, those who have no faith and those who have particular roles and duties in society)?

VII. With the other Christian denominations

Are our relations with our Christian brothers and sisters good? How might they be improved?

VIII. Authority and participation

How might we develop teamwork and a sense of co-responsibility in our local Church?

IX. Discerning and deciding

How might we improve the process of decision-making in our local Church, so that we truly listen and recognise that the Holy Spirit can speak through each one of us?

X. Forming ourselves in synodality

What formation is necessary within the local Church if we are to become better at listening to one another and sharing our insights with one another?


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HARVEST FESTIVAL AT ST AIDAN’S 2021: This is now on the NEWS & EVENTS page of the Parish Website

THE SYNODAL PROCESS For those interested in finding out more about this process, a good starting point is to read ONE Diocese. Fr Martin’s introductory paper published on the DIOCESE OF LEEDS website:
From Parish to Mission

FACEMASK POLICY AT MASS in compliance with Fr Keiron's request that we maintain anti-Covid measures, please continue to wear masks when attending Mass. This helps people who may be more vulnerable to Covid-19 or to its effects to continue to feel confident about their safety while attending Mass. If you don't have one, ask a steward and one will be provided.


STICKY NOTE! Benches 5 and 8 are on the rows behind benches 1,2 and 3,4 with seating in the middle of the pew to maintain social distancing.

REMEMBER TO BOOK FOR WEEKEND MASSES Mass on the weekend is Public with restricted numbers.

At St Walburga's: If you are booking for 1 or 2 people, please use the 2 people benches first as this allows those who need to book for 3 people a better chance to book a bench. If all the 1 or 2 people benches are taken, please feel free to book any of the other available benches.
At St Aidan's: If you are booking for 1 person, please use the 1 person benches first as this allows those who need to book for 2 people a better chance to book a bench. If all the 1 person benches are taken please, feel free to book any of the other available benches.

ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM VERSION 2 has been installed, configured and is now available. Version 2 contains 16 additional benches numbered 5 and 8 that can be booked for 1 or 2 people at St Walburga's and 12 additional benches numbered 5 and 8 that can be booked for 1 person at St Aidan's. There are also 16 benches at St Walburga's and 12 benches at St Aidan's numbered 6 and 7. These are not available to book currently and have been included for scalability and future-proofing. For more information see the ONLINE BOKING SYSTEM UPDATE message.
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God grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, courage to change the things i can and wisdom to know the difference. Trusting that he will make all things right if i surrender to his will. That i may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with him forever in the next. †

GCCM launch of its name change watch a 10 minute clip 30 minutes into the 1 hour 15 minute video

ONLINE BOKING SYSTEM UPDATE In compliance with Fr Keiron's announcement concerning increasing the capacity at weekend Masses, our resident booking system developer, Reg Phipps MBCS is adding a number of additional benches to the seating maps for the 5.45 Vigil Mass and the 9.15 Sunday Mass at St. Walburga's and at the 11 am Mass at St. Aidan's. Additional seating will be on the benches between those currently in use and will have a capacity of 1 at St Aidan's and 2 at St. Walburga's. The numbering for these seats will be congruent with that of the currently available bench immediately in front, thus creating 2 B benches, 2 C benches etc but with benches numbered 5,6,7,8 with only bench 5 and bench 8 available for booking on each second lettered bench. More information will be available on the Parish website and on the Parish FaceBook page. These additional benches will be available for booking from Monday 2 August for the Masses on the weekend of the 7/8 of August.

PARISH DAY OUT TO FILEY 2021 photos have been added to a Parish Photo Album on the NEWS & EVENTS page

Diocese of Leeds
Road Map out of Covid 19 Restrictions link

STATIONS OF THE CROSS The Pray Stations of the Cross has been moved to the LiTURGY page

GEE SEVEN sing with the world a toe-tapping new song by Sir Tim Rice and Peter Hobbs for 'Sing2G7' with Truro Cathedral Choristers. This have been moved and can be viewed using the Learn About Caring button in Care for our Planet section of the NEW & EVENTS page

HAPPY EARTH DAY EVERYDAY Look after our planet for you for me and for future generations to come, play the animation and see how you can contribute. This has been mover and can be played using the Learn About Caring button in Care for our Planet section of the NEW & EVENTS page

EASTER FLOWERS at St Walburga's The Easter Flower Photo album has been moved to the NEW & EVENTS page

Sunday Mass on video
If you missed the live streamed Sunday morning 9.15 am Mass at St Walburga's or want to view it again you can watch it on the Parish Website in the OUR WORSHIP (home) page or on the Parish YouTube channel.
Previous live streamed Sunday Masses can be watched on the NEWS & EVENTS page in the Past live streams section of the page or on the Parish YouTube channel.

Sunday Angelus video
The live streamed Vatican Media broadcast of the Sunday 12 noon (Rome time) Angelus from St Peters Square can be watched on the Parish Website in the OUR WORSHIP (home) page.
If you miss the live streamed broadcast of the Sunday Angelus it can be watched later on the NEWS & EVENTS page next to the Angelus Archive section.

St Peters Square live stream
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Mass live stream
Note*Live feed during Mass can only be viewed on the Parish YouTube Channel (link available by clicking on church picture). Shortly after the live recording is finished, the video will be embedded here on the Webpage and can be viewed until shortly before the next live video (Sunday week) . All previous videos can be accessed in the archive Past live streams section below or on the YouTube Channel

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