Past Notices

ST GEORGE’S OLD BOYS’ REUNION
On Friday 3rd November at Tramways WMC 7:30pm onwards.  All Old Boys are welcome and a buffet will be provided; a raffle will be held and any raffle prizes that can be donated will be greatly appreciated.

HEALING SERVICE
Sunday 19th October at 4pm in the Community Centre.  Refreshments available after the service.

ST AELRED’S SCHOOL
St Aelred’s School are having an Autumn concert, Thursday 26th October at 6:16pm in the school hall.  All proceeds going to the arts curriculum for the school.  Raffle and refreshments on sale.  All welcome.

SVP PIE AND PEA QUIZ
Saturday 14th October.  Tickets available at the back of Church after Mass.  Come and have some fun testing your brain power.

TEA WITH THE SVP
Ever wondered what SVP members door what it’s like to be a member?  Come and have “Tea with the SVP” Tuesday 3rd October, 7:30 – 8:30pm and find out.  Coffee, cake and biscuits will also be available.

UCM
Day on “Creating a fairer world – a day of reflection on the Pope’s message Laudato Si”  On Saturday 7th October we are hosting a day on Caring for our World, caring for our Neighbour in the Parish Centre from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Please come and support us for part if not all of the day.  We are privileged to be being visited By Rachael Maskell MP for York Inner Constituency and Sheila Dunkinson from the Salvation Army as well as representatives from other local parishes in the TOUCH group.  Please come along and make them welcome and hear what they have to say about what they are doing to work for a fairer world.  EVERYONE welcome.  Lunch provided.  Please phone Sarah Sheils on 01904 424219 so we know numbers.

SVP PARISH OUTING
Wednesday 20th September 2017. 50 Free Day Trip places to Whitby via Thornton le Dale in the company of the SVP.  Depart from St Aelred’s Church 10:00am return around 6:30pm.  The ‘sign up sheet’ will soon be on the SVP noticeboard on the right hand side as you walk into the main entrance of Church.

PARISH OUTING
Outing to Scarborough on Sunday 10th September 2017.  Our coach will set off at 11:00am for a fun dday out of sun, sea and sand, fish and chips and whatever you want to do and will return for approximately 6:00pm.  Cost will be £7 per adult, children free.  More the merrier and all, of course, welcome.

UCM
St. Crux day on Thursday 13th July.  We shall be undertaking our annual day to raise money for the charities that we support in Yorkshire and nationally.  All offers of help with contributions of goods, plants, toys etc. for the sale are welcome.  Please contact Hilda Carney on 01904 422601 or Sarah Sheils on 01904 424219 if you want to make a contribution.  We also need help with setting up and taking down gazebos, tables etc. so all strong parishioners needed at beginning and end of the day.  If you can’t help, do come along and enjoy a visit to the café during the day, all home made cakes, sandwiches and other tasty snacks.

LIFE ASCENDING (FORMERLY ASCENT)
Day trip to Sledmere and Bridlington 28th June.  See poster.

POSTGATE RALLY AND WALK
Sunday 2nd July.  See posters.

UCM NEWS
On Saturday 17th June we attend the UCM AGM at Church of the Holy Name of Mary, Middlesbrough.  Our bus departs church at 10am and returns 5.30pm.  Any questions please contact Sarah Sheils on 01904 424219.

ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
St Aelred’s Players will be performing a murder mystery and cabaret night in the community centre on June 24th.  Tickets will be £5 adult £3 concession with light supper; please bring your own drink.  Look out for tickets at the back of church.  Please come along and join us and solve the mystery.

ST. AELRED’S GRANGE
This lovely annual outing will be on Wednesday 7th June.  Sign-up sheet in the porch.  See poster.

UCM
Visit to Thicket Priory, Tuesday 23rd May.  Mass at 7.00pm.  Please put your name on the list on the UCM notice board in the porch.  Any queries contact Kath 414991. 

UCM
Date for your diary.  Tuesday 9th May visit to Sledmere House.  Depart from church 1:00pm return by 6:00pm.  Visit to House, Gardens, Museum and Tea Rooms etc.  Fr Bill will celebrate Mass for us in the House Chapel at 3:30pm.  this will be a great opportunity to visit this historic Yorkshire House with Catholic connections.  Notice in porch at the back of church.

MAY PROCESSION
Next Sunday 7th May at 9:30am Mass.  Would children please bring flowers and meet 9:20am in the Parish Centre,

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Sunday 23rd April.  We will be celebrating this Feast once again here at St Aelred’s Church.  Come and join us on this day of Great Mercy.  Exposition from 11:30,  Hour of Great Mercy 3:00 to 4:00, Sacrament of Reconciliation 1:00 to 3:00.  All very welcome.  Please see poster and leaflets.

CHRISM MASS IN THE CATHEDRAL
11th April 2017.  Coach leaving 10am return approx. 5pm.  £12 for coach and buffet.  Please add your name to the list in the porch.

EASTER TRIDUUM SERVICES
Holy Thursday 15th April
Mass of the Lord’s Supper         7:00pm
Watching until                               9:00pm

Good Friday 14th April
Walk of Witness St Thomas’   11:00am
G
ood Friday Service                    3:00pm
Ancient Burial                                6:00pm

Holy Saturday 15th April
Morning Prayer                           10:00am
Easter Vigil                                     8:00pm

Easter Sunday 16th April           9:30am 

LENTEN LUNCHES
Each Friday in Lent running for six weeks.  If you would be willing to make soup on one of the Fridays please add your name to the list at the back of church.  Thank you.

STATIONS IN LENT
Fridays 11:30am and 7:00pm.  All welcome.

ADULT FORMATION
Talk by Rev. Vince Purcell on Tuesday 14th March at 7pm in the Centre.  The talk will be on Mary, the Mother of God in the Mystery of Christ and the Church.  We’ll be asking questions such as “whatever happened to all the old Marian devotions?” and “what does the church actually say about Mary?”  All welcome.

SVP QUIZ AND PEA & PIE SUPPER
The SVP invite you and your families to a Quiz and Pea & Pie supper on Saturday 18th March 7pm for 7:30pm in the Community Centre.  Raffle, bingo and a great night out.  Bring own booze!!  See poster in church.  Tickets on sale after Masses.  Info: 07950 488685.

PARISH HEALING SERVICE – Please note the revised time.
Sunday 5th March 4:30pm in the Community Centre.  All very welcome to come along for a short service, receive the Sacrament of the Sick and stay for afternoon tea.  All very welcome, parishioners, their families and carers.

PARISH TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Meets for our last lunch 28th February.   Thanks for all your support.

VINCE PURCELL TALK
Tuesday 14th February 7:00 – 8:00pm in the Centre.  “how do we approach the ‘dark passages’ of Scripture?”  – this refers to Pope Benedict’s Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, in which he acknowledges the difficulty and even scandalous nature of some Biblical stories.  He goes on to suggest a way of approaching such accounts that might lead to a deeper understanding while not denying their shocking nature.

HCPT FAMILY BINGO NIGHT
Fund-raiser for HCPT volunteers.  Family fun bingo night, cash prizes, kids prizes, raffle, food and refreshments, bring your own drinks.  Saturday 11th February 2017 at 7pm in the Community Centre.  All welcome.

ADULT FORMATION
Vince Purcell will be speaking on Women in the Gospels” on Tuesday 17th January 7:00pm in the Centre.  All welcome.

ST AELRED’S PANTOMIME – DICK WHITTINGTON
Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January in St. Aelred’s School.

CHRISTMAS MASSES AT ST AELRED’S 2016
6:00 pm Christmas Eve – especially for children
8:00 pm Carols
8:30 pm Christmas Eve
9:30 am Christmas Day

CAROL SERVICE
Tuesday 20th December 6:30 to 7:30pm followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

SUNDAYS IN ADVENT
Children’s preparation:  The four Sundays are 27th Nov, 4th Dec, 11th Dec and 18th Dec.  From 4:00 to 5:00pm in the Community Centre.  See poster for details of the events.  All very welcome. 

 UCM NEWS
13th December 7:30pm.  Christmas Party.  All welcome.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Running until Christmas.  Lunch served at 12 noon.  All very welcome. 07950 488685 for more info.  Thank you to all our cooks and helpers.

PHOTOS FROM CHILDREN’S ADVENT CRAFT EVENT 11/12/16

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 ADULT FORMATION
The next talk on St Paul – A man between two worlds – by Rev Vince Purcell is on Tuesday 6th December at 7pm in the Community Centre.  All warmly welcome.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION NIGHT
Friday 2nd December 2016 6:30 until 8:00pm in St Aelred’s school.  St Aelred’s choir will be singing.  Mince pies, mulled wine, raffle, chocolate and bottle tombola.  All welcome, proceeds go to the playground fund.

 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Adult Formation:  Vince Purcell is giving a series of  talks in the Community Centre:
8th November – The Mass.
6th December – St. Paul.
Talks from 7 to 8 pm.

UCM NEWS
1st November 7:30pm.  Alan Bott Charity – speaker Alan Ramsbottom – all welcome.
12th November Diocesan Study Day.  St Luke’s gospel.
15th November 7:30pm.  Boxes and cards.
22nd November 9:00am.  Mass – daily Mass scheme.
29th November 7:30pm.  The Gladstone family and guests – musical evening.
13th December 7:30pm.  Christmas Party.  All welcome.

ST GEORGE’S OLD BOYS REUNION
Takes place at on 18th November at 7:30pm at the Tramways Working Men’s Club.

SVP – TABLE TOP SALE AND COFFEE MORNING
On Sunday 30th October 2016 after Mass.  Tables are available £5 each.  If you would like a table please call the SVP mobile: 0734001161.

 RETIRED PRIESTS COLLECTION
Next weekend 15th/16th October.  If you are a taxpayer and would like to gift aid your donation please use one of the white envelopes available at the back of church.  Please put the initials RPF on the envelope.  Thank you.

SVP – PIE AND PEA QUIZ
On Saturday 15th October 2016 at 7:30pm in the Community Centre.  Tickets available after Masses. 

HEALING SERVICE
On Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 2:30pm in the Community Centre.

HARVEST SUPPER
There will be our annual ecumenical Harvest Supper, this year in our Community Centre on Sunday 2nd October at 6:00pm with a collection for Water Aid.  The cost is £6.  Please add your name to the list in the church porch by Sunday 25th September.

SVP TRIP TO WHITBY
There are 50 free day trip places available to Whitby via Thornton le Dale, in the company of St Aelred’s SVP on Wednesday 7th September 2016.  We will leave from St Aelred’s Church at 10:00 and return around 18:30.  The trip includes a fish and chip tea and is available to anyone in our community who would benefit from a day at the seaside.  If you would like to join us please add your name and food order along with an emergency contact name and telephone number to the sign up sheet on the SVP noticeboard at the back of church.  Thank you, Pat Nobbs.

INSPIRATIONAL DAY
For Ministers of the Word and Holy Communion.  At the Spa, Scarborough on Saturday 10th September.  Please add your name to the list in the porch by 14th August.  Transport will be provided.

TRIP TO STEAN AND ST AELRED’S GRANGE
Monday 18th July.  Depart 10:00am prompt and return approx. 4:00pm.  Please wear sensible shoes/clothing.  Coach now full.

PARISH SUMMER OUTING
Trip to Whitby planned for Sunday 10th July departing at 11am and returning approx. 6pm.  A great parish/family day out.  Please add names to list in the porch.  All we ask is a donation on the bus to offset some of the cost. 

ST AELRED’S UCM AT ST CRUX
On Wednesday 13th July St Aelred’s UCM are holding a fund raising day at St Crux.  If anyone has any items they wish to donate for the various stalls we would be delighted to accept them.  Books,, Bric-a-Brac, Cakes, Plants, Home Produce, Jams etc.  These could be collected; please ring Hilda 422601 or Kath 414991.  If you are in town on that day we would be delighted if you could call and support us and enjoy a cup to tea or coffee.  Thank you.

HELP NEEDED
To clean the church 1 hour every other Thursday morning after 9.00am Mass.  Please contact Pauline 416528 or Molly 422201.

ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
The Players present the Wizard of Oz at St Aelred’s school on Thursday 23rd,  Friday 24th June at 7:30pm.  Also on Saturday 25th June at 7:00pm.
Tickets £8 Adults and £5 Children/Concessions.  Tickets available after weekend Mass and from 01904 414529.

ROSARY IN MAY
We will say the Rosary before Mass each day in May at 8.30am.  Please come and join us.

 FRIENDS OF ST AELRED’S
FOSTA’S are doing St Crux on Saturday 11th June, we are looking for any bric a brac, books, toys etc.  Cakes and helpers on the day.  If anyone can help in any way please contact Trish Thompson 07712 337605.

FRIENDS OF ST AELRED’S
FOSTA’S are having a Ceilidh on Friday 20th May at the Burnholme Club.  Starting at 7:30pm.  It’s free entry, there will be a raffle, Irish bingo and lots of dancing.  All proceeds to the playground fund.
MAY PROCESSION
Sunday 1st May there will be a procession to place flowers around the statue of Our Lady.  Could all children wishing to take part bring a few flowers and gather in the Community Centre before 9.30am Mass.

PARISH HEALING SERVICE
Sunday 17th April at 2.30pm in the Community Centre followed by afternoon tea.  Please do come along and bring family and friends and carers for a short service and the Sacrament of the Sick.  See poster in porch.  All very welcome.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY IN THE YEAR OF MERCY
Sunday 3rd April.  We will be celebrating this Feast once again here at St Aelred’s Church.  Come and join us on this day of Great Mercy.  Exposition from 11.30pm, Hour of Great Mercy 3.00-4.00pm.  Sacrament of Reconciliation 1.00- 3.00pm.  All very welcome.  Please see poster and leaflets.

LENTEN LUNCHES
Following our Lenten Lunches and through your generosity we were able to send a cheque to CAFOD for £450.  This will be matched by Government Funding and with some parishioners completing Gift Aid Envelopes the total received by CAFOD will be £940.

VACANCY
St Aelred’s Community Centre is recruiting a part time Administrator.
12 hours per week Monday to Thursday 10:00 – 13:00.  £8.50 per hour.
Duties  include: Acting as first point of contact for the Community Centre, managing enquiries, booking and invoicing.  Managing the Church and Community Centre websites.  Promoting and marketing the Community Centre facilities.
Full training will be given on our systems but the applicants should be computer literate and be proficient in the use of Word and Excel.
For a copy of the Job Description please email contact@staelredscc.org.uk
If you wish to apply for the role please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to contact@staelredscc.org.uk

EASTER TRIDUUM SERVICES
Holy Thursday 24th March      7:00pm
Watching until                              9:00pm

Good Friday 25th March           3:00pm
Ancient Burial                               6:00pm

Holy Saturday 26th March
Rosary                                            10:00am
Easter Vigil                                     8:00pm

Easter Sunday 27th March       9:30am 

CHRISM MASS
We visit the Cathedral on Tuesday 22nd March for the Chrism Mass at 12 noon.  Coach departs 10am and returns approx. 4pm.  Cost for coach and buffet £12.  Please add name to list in the porch.

LENTEN SCRIPTURE COURSE
Talk on Scripture NEXT Tuesday 15th March at 7pm in the Centre.  Last in the series.  All welcome.

SVP QUIZ, PEA AND PIE SUPPER
Saturday 19th March.  7:00 for 7:30 pm in the Centre.  Tickets on sale after Masses or from 415859.  See poster.  Please put it in your diary.  Your support is very much appreciated.

LENTEN LUNCH
This Friday 11th March, Stations of the Cross 11.30 followed by Mass at 12 noon.  Soup Lunch in the Centre at 12:30.   Please add your name to the list in the porch if you can provide soup and rolls.  All proceeds to CAFOD.  Please come along and support.

LITURGIES FOR LENT
At St Wilfrid’s Wednesday 9th March at 6:00 pm.  “Forgive Offences”  Celebrant Canon Sheridan, Preacher Fr. Peter Keeling.  Fr. Peter is always worth taking time to listen to.

A Lenten Journey to Easter 2016

HCPT RACE NIGHT
Friday 26th February at 7.30pm.  Osbaldwick Sports Club.  All proceeds to go to HCPT Group 122.  Help us to take a child to Lourdes.  Contact for further information Josie Hoban 07548 876301.

COMMUNITY CENTRE AGM
Wednesday 24th February at 7pm in the Centre.  The Management Team would like to invite new members on to the team.  If you are interested please come along; you will be most welcome.

REFLECTION DAY
Thicket Priory – 10:30am to 3:30pm on 6th February.  Around the theme of Lourdes and the Year of Mercy. Please see poster for details.

ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
Present Jack and the Beanstalk on 21st, 22nd and 23rd January in St Aelred’s School Hall.  More details to follow.

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
The Groups next meeting is on Sunday 10th January at 3pm at 9 Malham Grove.  New members are very welcome to join us.  Please ring 413621 or email: cmjk1000@btinternet.com if you are interested.

PREPARING FOR A REAL CHRISTMAS
To conclude the preparations for Christmas over the last 3 Sundays, it is the Children’s Liturgy Party this Sunday
2-4 pm.  Venue: St Aelred’s Community Centre.  Refreshments available and all very welcome indeed.

FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS WITH SOLEMN BENEDICTION
Wednesday 23rd December 7:30pm at St Wilfrid’s Catholic Church, Duncombe Place, York.

CHRISTMAS MASSES AT ST AELRED’S 2015
6:00 pm Christmas Eve – especially for children
8:00 pm Carols
8:30 pm Christmas Eve
9:30 am Christmas Day

PREPARING FOR A REAL CHRISTMAS
Everyone is invited (particularly children, parents, grandparents) to join the parish as we prepare during the 4 Sundays of Advent for a meaningful Christmas.

29th November 4 – 5 pm:  The Christmas Story through the eyes of a master storyteller.
6thDecember 4 – 5 pm: Carols and Music Making.13th December 4 – 5 pm: Bingo-Quiz and Treasure Hunt.
20th December 2 – 4 pm:  Children’s Party/activities.

Under 3’s to be accompanied by a parent.  All events in the Parish Centre.
Refreshments will be available and all are very welcome.

ST AELRED’S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Wednesday 9th December 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
Choir night in school – Choir singing, Refreshments, Raffle, Bottle Tombola, Bricabrac, Face Painting and much more.  All most welcome.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB:
Continues each Tuesday up to 15th December. Doors open from 10.30 am and lunch served at 12 noon.
Come along, for some company, a game of cards, the book club, raffle and a hearty 3 course meal. All welcome.

 ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
Saturday 5th December after 6pm Mass.

Christmas Social with Cheese and Wine, Quiz Games and Music  Everyone is invited to the Centre after evening Mass.  Wine, beer and soft drinks are available for donations.
Please come along and start the Christmas fun with us.

UCM STUDY DAY
Saturday, 28th November . 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
We are hosting the Diocesan UCM study day. The theme is ‘Telling our own Faith stories’ . There is further information on the UCM notice board in the Church porch. This will be a really fun and stimulating day and ALL parishioners are welcome.

ST. GEORGE’S OLD BOYS REUNION
 Will be held on Friday 20th November at Tramways WMC, from 7:30pm onwards.  Old Boys of all ages are most welcome and donations to the raffle will be much appreciated.

SVP PIE & PEA QUIZ:
Saturday 17th October 2015 7.30 – 10.00p.m. Community Centre tickets will be sold after Saturday and Sunday masses

REFLECTIONS OF A MIDWIFE OF CONSCIENCE:
Monday 19th October at 1900
Exhibition Centre, University of York, Heslington, York. YO10 5DD.

Mary Doogan, one of “The Glasgow Midwives” is coming to speak in York and I would be very grateful if you would promote this event with your congregation. The White Flower appeal for the last two years focussed on this case of conscientious objection to participation in abortion and the York parishes were all extremely generous with their White Flower donations. Here is their chance to hear Mary tell her story and it would be lovely if there was a good turnout. For more information please contact Rhoslyn Thomas 0207 820 3140 rhoslynthomas@spuc.org.uk

HEALING SERVICE:
Sunday 4th October 2015 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. in Community Centre

PCC MEETING
Tuesday 29th September at 7:00pm in the Centre.  If anyone has anything for the agenda please submit it to Fr. Bill in writing with your name.  Thank you.  Please do come along and air your views and ideas at this meeting.

VISIT TO DIANE AT STEAN (22/09/15)
This has been reorganised for Tuesday 22nd September.  Please put your name down on the list at the back of church.  It is a lovely, simple day out in the Dales including outdoor Mass, or in a barn if wet; lunch and coffee.

ASCENT TRIP (16/09/15)
Trip to Burton Agnes Gardens and Bridlington.  Wednesday 16th September departing St Aelred’s at 9:50.  Please add name to list in porch.  Cost £9.00.  Contract Catherine on 079504 88685

PARISH OUTING TO DALBY FOREST (06/09/15)
A coach has been booked for 6th September at 11am to take us to Dalby Forest.  Bring a picnic or visit the café.  Walks, children’s paly area, visitor centre.  Returning approx. 5pm.  More details later.  Please add you name and number to list in porch.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
There will be a 2 hour walk led by Tony Questa starting at High Staindale car park to High Bridestones (possible lunch stop) with a descent down Needle Point to Dove Dale.  Walking boots or sturdy shoes or trainers and waterproof advisable.  If interested please let Tony or Catherine McGlinchey know.  See notice in porch for more details.
Great chance of a parish day out before school return.

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
Church will be open every Friday 24th July to 28th August 11.00 to 02.00 for quiet reflection.
Pick up a flyer; invite a friend to church.

COACH TRIP
Ordination of Philip Cunnah on 25th July still has places;  please sign up on the list on the blue freestanding notice-board in the porch.

PCC MEETING
Thursday 16th July at 7:30pm in the Centre.  If anyone has anything for the agenda please submit it to Fr. Bill in writing with your name.  Thank you.  Please do come along and air your views and ideas at this meeting.  A lot of important decisions are made at these meetings.

UCM – ST. CRUX
The UCM are having their fund raising day at St. Crux on 17th July.  If you have any Bric-a-brac you would like to donate please contact Hilda on 422601.  If anyone can offer help on the day it would be greatly appreciated between 8.30am and 3.30pm.  There will be a list on the notice board if you can help at anytime or if you with to contribute with cakes, plants etc.  If you are unable to help please come and support us on the day enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

UCM DIARY DATES
14th July Summer Party.
17th July St. Crux.

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
The Team have planned a series of DVD presentations based on Reflections on the Creed.  7.15 – 8.30 pm in the Centre. 19th May postponed.  Next DVD  16th and 30th June.  All very welcome, especially anyone who has been away from church for a while.  Please come along and bring someone with you.

ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
“BE OUR GUEST” is the name of our Summer show on Thurs 25th, Fri 26th June, at 7:30pm and Sat 27th June at 7:00pm.  Tickets £6, Concessions £4 on sale after Mass or on the door. Also can we say a big thank you to all of you who supported our Spring Concert.  We raised £119.80.  So looking forward to seeing you at our Summer Show.

CONFIRMATIONS
Will take place on Tuesday 16 June at St George’s Church at 7.00pm.
If you are 9 years or above, including adults and wish to be confirmed, the third meeting is 6.45 pm at St George’s on the 12 May. Any Catechists who wish to join us please come along.

PARISH HEALING SERVICE
Sunday 3rd May 2:30pm in the Centre.  See poster in church.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Sunday 12th April.  We will be celebrating this Feast once again here in St Aelred’s Church.  Come and join us on this day of Great Mercy.  Exposition, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Hour of Great Mercy will be incorporated into the day.  Please see the poster and leaflets at the back of church.
Exposition from 11:30.
Sacrament of Reconciliation 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Hour of Great Mercy 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

EASTER TRIDUUM SERVICES
 Holy Thursday 2nd April   7:00pm
Watching until                          9:00pm
Good Friday 3rd April         3:00pm
Ancient Burial                           6:00pm
Holy Saturday 4th April
Rosary                                       10:00am
Easter Vigil                                8:00pm
Easter Sunday 5th April      9:30am

SVP
Pea and Pie Supper and Quiz night Saturday 28th March at 7:30 pm in the Centre.  Tickets on sale now.  Please support the SVP and come along for a good night out.

CROSSING THE THREASHOLD
During Lent, everyone is invited to pop into St Aelred’s Church, on Friday afternoons between 2.30pm and 3.00pm to say a prayer, light a candle, listen to some music, re-connect with Church, ask a question – someone will be there.  Come along, bring the children or a friend; all are very welcome indeed.

LENTEN LUNCH
Each Friday during Lent starting on Friday 20th February.  We will have Station’s of the Cross at 11:30 am, Mass at 12:00 noon then Soup Lunch in the Centre at 12:30 pm.  All proceeds will go to CAFOD.  If you can help by preparing the soup lunch there is a list at the back of church.  Please add your name asap.  Thank you.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Last Lunch this Tuesday 17th February.  a huge thank you to all who supported the lunches in any way.  We will recommence in the Autumn.

YORK ANGLO ITALIAN SOCIETY
Proudly present a “Valentines Celebration”, Steve Cassidy Band, Raffle, Hot Buffet.  Come along for a traditional Italian Festa at Gimcrack Rooms, York Racecourse on Saturday 14th February 2015.  Tickets from Anita £26. Tel: 416390 See poster at the back of church.

ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
Cordially invite you to the Ball as they presentCIDERELLA” this year’s panto at St Aelred’s School, Fifth Ave. on Thursday and Friday 29th and 30th January at 7.30pm and on Saturday 31st January Matinee 2.30pm Evening 7.00pm.  Tickets £6 and £4 concession on sale after weekend Mass or from Lindsey Tel. 414529.  Don’t leave it too late. 

MAKE SPACE FOR CHRIST AT CHRISTMAS – As part of our “Crossing the Threshold” initiative, this series of liturgies on Sunday evenings in Advent at 6:00pm is open to all.  It is an informal time of prayer and reflection to help us to prepare for the coming Feast and to take time out with Our Lord at this busy time of year.

CHRISTMAS MASSES 2014
6:00 pm Christmas Eve – especially for children
8:00 pm Carols
8:30 pm Christmas Eve
9:30 am Christmas Day

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Every Tuesday for 10 weeks up to Christmas.  10.30 for coffee, chat, game of cards.  Lunch at 12 noon.  Volunteers welcome to cook or help in any way on the day.  List in church porch for rota.  Raffle prizes gratefully received and books for book club.  All very welcome.The Christmas Lunch will be on Tuesday 16th December.  If you intend to be there please add your name to the list which is being circulated at the Tuesday sessions or advise a member of the SVP.  We need the names to give us some idea of numbers to cater for.

UCM
Area Mass at St Margaret Clitheroe’s ~Thursday 4th December 7:00 pm.  Prayers at 6:45 pm.

ST GEORGE’S OLD BOYS
Reunion, Friday 21st November at The Tramways W.M.C. (opposite St George’s church) from 7:00 pm onwards.  Raffle prizes and old photographs would be appreciated.

U.C.M. STUDY DAY
Diocesan Study Day, Saturday 22nd November.  Mass at 10:00 am followed by Study Day in the Parish Centre.  Our theme is “Poverty in our Midst?”  Excellent speakers on aspects of financial problems, loneliness, housing difficulties, all based on experience in York.  ALL WELCOME.  No need to be a member of the UCM or Female to come to the day.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Tea, coffee etc. provided.  the day ends at 3:30 pm.  Please contact Sarah Shields on 01904 424219 or e mail  sarasheils@yahoo.co.uk  if you are coming so we have an idea of numbers.

ST AELRED’S PTA
“HUGE TRIBUTE BAND” Friday 10th October 7:30pm to midnight.
at The Post Office Club, Marygate. Tickets £15 (over 18s only).
Contact: Claire Wickins on 07835 681507

STEVE CASSIDY .BAND
Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Sunday 5th October.
Tickets £10 concessions £9 from Theatre Royal Tel. 623568
See poster on church notice board.

PARISH HEALING SERVICE
Sunday 5th October 2.30pm in the Centre, followed by afternoon tea.  All welcome, see poster in church.

SVP EVENTS 2014
Saturday 4th October.  Pie and Pea Quiz Night 7:30 to 1000pm in the Centre.
Sunday 5th October.  Healing Service 2:30 to 4:00pm in the Centre.
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September.  SVP Appeal at Masses.
Wednesday 10th September.  Parish Trip to Whitby.  Coach leaves after morning Mass.

YORK ANGLO ITALIAN SOCIETY
A Summer Festa Italiana with Steve Cassidy and his band on Saturday 5th July from 6:30pm at English Martyrs Hall.  Tickets £13.50 from Anita 426390.

ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
This year’s Summer show:  “We’re all in this Together”  26th, 27th, 28th June Thursday, Friday Saturday.  Tickets on sale at the back of church.

ST AELRED’S GRANGE TRIP
Once again we are going to visit St Aelred’s Grange in Stean (just after Pateley Bridge), Tuesday 24th June.  Coach departs at 10:00am and returns approx. 5:00pm.  Please put your name down on the list in the porch because places are very limited due to the accessibility for the coach.  For more information about St Aelred’s Grange go to www.aelredsgrange.org  You may remember that the wood from our church windows was recycled to use as benches for this project.

ASCENT GROUP – TRIP
Wed 14th May.  Trip to Masham, Hawes and Constable Burton Gardens.  Depart from Memorial Gardens 9:00am or Our Lady’s 9:15am.
Return about 7:00pm.  Cost £10 (deposit £5).  Please add name to list in the church porch and see Catherine re deposits or ring 415859.

MAY PROCESSION
Wednesday 7th May.  Meet at St Aelred’s school at 10:00am.  All welcome.

PPC MEETING
Tuesday 6th May 7:00pm in the Centre.  All welcome to come along and have your say in the running of the parish.

HEALING SERVICE
Sunday 4th May 2:30pm in the Centre.  All welcome to this opportunity to receive the sacrament of the sick and pray for healing for ourselves and others.  Followed by afternoon tea.  If transport is needed please ring 415859 by Saturday 3rd May.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Sunday 27th April.  We will be celebrating this Feast once again here at St Aelred’s Church.  Come and join us on this day of Great Mercy.  Exposition, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Hour of Great Mercy will be incorporated into the day.  Please see the poster and leaflets at the back of church.

YOUTH RETREAT AT AMPLEFORTH
Saturday 26th April 10 am to 4 pm.  Did you know that there are loads of young Catholics just like you all across York?  We’re going to be meeting up for a day at Ampleforth – for workshops, to play games and reflect with one another.  If you are secondary school age, whether you’re preparing for your confirmation or not, you should grab a friend and come along.  Go on, be brave!  Booking forms now available from Ruth.

EASTER TRIDUUM SERVICES
Holy Thursday 17th April   7:00pm
Watching until                 9:00pm
Good Friday 18th April       3:00pm
Ancient Burial                  6:00pm
Holy Saturday 19th April
Rosary                              10:00am
Easter Vigil                       8:00pm
Easter Sunday 20th April  9:30am

LENTEN LUNCH
Every Friday in Lent from about 12:30 at the Community Centre.  Proceeds to CAFOD.  We need cooks to prepare and serve the soup; please sign the rota in church.  Helpers to set tables, wash up etc. very welcome.

SVP PIE AND PEA SUPPER & QUIZ NIGHT
Saturday 5th April 7pm for 7:30pm in the Centre.  Tickets: Adults £5 Children £1.  All proceeds to assist SVP’s work within the community.

EASTER BINGO IN SCHOOL
Eyes down 3:45pm Wednesday 2nd April.  In school.  Refreshments available.  All welcome. Organised by St Aelred’s PTA.

MEXICAN NIGHT
St Aelred’s Players are holding a Mexican Night in the Centre on Saturday 1st March.  Tickets £5 will be on sale this weekend at the back of church (food included in the price).  So dust down those holiday sombreros and shine up your dancing shoes, come along and join us.  All welcome.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Come along from 10:30, have a coffee and a game of cards etc. before lunch at 12:00 midday.
Or just come along for lunch at 12:00 midday.
For lifts please contact Catherine on 415895.
Raffle prizes are needed again – box in porch.  Also helpers and cooks are still needed – please sign up on the list in the church porch.

ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
This years pantomime is Sleeping Beauty.  Thursday 23rd January 7:30pm, Friday 24th 7:30pm, Saturday 25th 2:00pm and 7:00pm.
Tickets £6 adults, £4 concessions and children.  Available after Mass at the weekends or from Linsee 01904 414529.

CHRISTMAS MASSES
6:00 pm Christmas Eve – especially for children
8:00 pm Carols
8:30 pm Christmas Eve
9:30 am Christmas Day

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER
Tuesday 10th December 2013 at 12:00 noon.  I you would like to attend please put your name on the list provided.
For more information please contact Catherine on 415895.

PARISH MEETING
Tuesday 26th November 2013 at 7:00pm in the Community Centre.  Please come along to find out what’s happening in the Parish and to have your say.  Everyone is welcome.

CAFOD ADVENT SERVICE
Hungry for Change.  We live in a world where 870 million people world wide go hungry.  Yet we actually produce enough to feed everyone.  the way we share food around the world just isn’t working.  So what can we do?  Come together and listen to what some young Catholics from York have to say on 27th November 7pm-8pm at St George’s Church, Peel Street, York.

ONE WORLD NIGHT
Saturday 16th November 2013, starts 7 pm in the Community Centre. Wonderful food with an international flavour, quiz, speaker and live music. Tickets now on sale. More information from Chris Kelly 413621 or email  cmjk1000@btinternet.com

ST GEORGE’S OLD BOYS
Annual Reunion on Friday 15th November 2013 at Tramways Working Mens’ Club (opposite St. George’s Church) from 7:00 pm onwards. All welcome.  Any old photographs and raffle prizes would be gratefully received.

QUIZ NIGHT/PEA ‘n PIE SUPPER
Saturday, 12th October, 2013 – 7.00pm for 7.30pm.  Tickets on sale now.

PARISH HEALING SERVICEH
Healing Service with Anointing of the Sick to be held on Sunday, 13th October, at 2.00pm in the Centre followed by Afternoon Tea.  All welcome.

SVP ANNUAL TRIP to WHITBY
Wednesday, 11th September, 2013 – Depart 10.00am/Return 6.30pm.  Don’t miss this lovely day out.  List for names in the Church porch.  If you require any more details – please contact Catherine – 415859.

‘PARISH TRIP to the LAKES’
Special trip planned for this Year of Faith for Tuesday, 30th July.  See the poster in the Church porch for details.

‘HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL’
St Aelred’s Players present for 3 days only – ‘High School Musical’!  27th/28th/29th June.  Tickets – £6.00 adults/£4.00 children and concessions.  At St Aelred’s School.  More details – contact Linsie Thompson – Tl:  41459

‘FESTIVAL in the FIELD’
St Aelred’s School invite you to join them on Sunday, 30th June, from 2.00pm until 5.00pm.  Entry is £1.00 and children taking part are free.  Come along and enjoy the music, bring a picnic and have a great afternoon.  All welcome.

PARISH DAY of PRAYER and REFLECTION
The Church will be open all day on Friday, 21st June, for prayer and reflection for the Year of Faith.  Please come along.

AFTERNOON TEAS
You are invited to come along on Thursday afternoons 2.30 – 4.30 commencing Thursday, 11th April to the end of May in St Aelred’s Community Centre.
Bring family and friends along for a social afternoon with games, book club, bingo and raffle and delicious tea and cakes. Come and meet old friends and make new friends – bring your knitting, card games and photo albums.  All welcome.

UCM – ‘COLOUR ME BEAUTIFUL’
You are invited to come along to St Aelred’s Community Centre on Tuesday, 18th June, at 8.00pm when a ‘Colour Me Beautiful’ Consultant will demonstrate how colour selection can enhance your colour type.
UCM Members – £3.00    Non-members – £4.00   Glass of wine and nibbles included.
Contact Chris Kelly – 01904-413621 or Sarah Sheils – 01904-424219 for details or to reserve a place.

SVP Pea & Pie Supper and Quiz Night
Saturday, 13th April, 2013, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start in the Community Centre.
Please come along and support the SVP – enjoy a hearty supper and brain teasers!
Tickets on sale soon!

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
11.30—4.00          Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
1.00—3.30           Sacrament of Reconciliation
(Tapes of excerpts from the Diary)
3.00—4.00 Hour of Great Mercy
Conversion (3.00 pm) Prayer           (Prayer to be Merciful)
Blessing and Veneration of the Image           (Litany of the Divine Mercy)
Congregation Commitment of Trust           (Lighting of candle at the Image)
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Conclusion of Exposition
Final Blessing

LENT LUNCHES FOR CAFOD
We begin on Friday 15th February in the Community Centre for 6 Fridays following 12 midday Mass in Church. This is a great way to do something special during Lent and to raise funds for Cafod.
We need helpers to prepare and serve the soup and parishioners to come along to participate each Friday. If you could help prepare lunch, please fill in the rota in church porch. Everybody very welcome.
Further information ring 415859.

UCM POETRY EVENING
At the next Meeting on Tuesday, 19th March, 2013, we will be welcoming Carole Bromley, well known local poet, for an evening of her poetry reading.  Her poems are funny, tender and very enjoyable.  All very welcome to join us in the Community Centre at 7.30pm

PARISH HEALING SERVICE Sunday 17th March 2013  2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Community Centre followed by afternoon tea. All welcome to come along to receive the Sacrament of the Sick.
Don’t miss it!. More information from 415859.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Friday 1st March 2:00pm in church. Followed by light refreshments in the Community Centre.
All welcome.

PARISH CEILEDH NIGHT
Saturday 2nd March 2013 in the Community Centre. 7pm – 10pm. Come along and sing and dance to the music of Celtic Blend. Bring your own food and drink and have a great time. Tickets £3 on the door, accompanied children free.

BABES IN THE WOOD
St Aelred’s Players proudly present the 2013 Pantomime – “Babes in the Wood”
To be held at St Aelred’s School, Fifth Avenue on
Thursday, 31st January – 7.30pm
Friday, 1st February – 7.30pm
Saturday, 2nd February – 2.30 & 7.00pm
Tickets:  Adults:  £5.00 / Children:  £3.00  / Concessions:  £3.00
Tel:  410226 or 426327

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