Past Notices

Message from Fr Bill – 17th Sunday Ordinary Time 

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation.

I have just returned after a couple of days break which was lovely to be able to do. I walked every day up hill and down dale as well as a walk along one of the beaches in Northumberland. I was somewhat taken aback by the varying degrees people seemed to follow the guidance on social distancing, wearing masks and general good practice. Some people seemed oblivious and acted like there was no virus and with a total disregard for people around them. Others were courteous and patiently waited while you passed at a good distance apart or turning away if space was a little tight. It made me reflect on the teaching of Jesus and the Church’s guidance for the well being of our own souls. How closely do we follow the guidance and how much do we pick and choose what is convenient to us and in some cases totally disregard it? As life speeds up again, as restrictions are eased, let us not lose track of the insights we have gained when life slowed and we had time to reflect a little.

Please keep in your prayers Val Magan and Jason Johnson whose funerals I will be taking this week and of course their families. May they rest in peace. Please note the change of Mass time for Tuesday.

It has been wonderful to celebrate the weekend Masses once more with a congregation. To book a place in church for Mass, see “Public Mass” below in the Notices.

I would like to remind all our sick, housebound, people in our residential/nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, or in their own homes, that they are held in prayer daily in our Masses; as are their carers. You are not alone or left out in any way but rather embraced by your church family at this time.

God Bless.       Fr Bill

 Message from Fr Bill – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time 

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation.

Can I offer my heartfelt thanks to all who enabled Fr Bill East’s Funeral Mass to be such a wonderful celebration of his life and self giving as a priest and a family man. As always Canon Michael Ryan spoke beautifully and a special thank you to the flower ladies and members of the music group who played and sung for him with such emotion. “The girls singing seemed to reflect the happiness and sadness people were feeling.” – Betty East.

We continue to keep Betty and all the family in our prayers.

Sadly we announce the death of Val Megan last week. Val was a real character in our parish and will be greatly missed by her loving family and many friends, myself included. We keep you all in our prayers at this time.

As we come to the end of another school year I would like to thank all our staff at our schools, especially for all their work during lockdown and preparing to welcome back a good number of our pupils towards the end of the academic year. It has been a stressful and difficult period but our staff has once again risen to the task with professionalism, enthusiasm but above all with great love and care for our children and families.

I am taking a short break this week, Monday to Friday, to spend some time with my father and friends. Therefore there will be no Masses or private prayer.
Bob’s Quiz will go ahead on Wednesday 22nd July but it will be with a different the code to enter the Zoom meeting – 358 050 8718.

It has been wonderful to celebrate the weekend Masses once more with a congregation. My apologies for the lack of sound during the readings on Sunday for those in church; I have devised a much better system for the coming weeks. It is truly a learning curve with the new technologies we are using. To book a place in church for Mass, see “Public Mass” below in the Notices.

I would like to remind all our sick, housebound, people in our residential/nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, or in their own homes, that they are held in prayer daily in our Masses; as are their carers. You are not alone or left out in any way but rather embraced by your church family at this time.

God Bless.       Fr Bill

MESSAGE FROM BETTY EAST
Thank you; to all for your prayers, love and care for Fr Bill during his illness, and  cards, flowers, messages and huge support after his death, also for such a moving funeral.

Message from Fr Bill – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time 

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation.

How wonderful it was to celebrate Mass last Sunday with a congregation present in church and present on Zoom. I was very nervous as to how it would work but there was absolutely no need. Everyone contributed to make it a one community, one family celebration of God’s love and generosity towards ourselves, especially poignant in the current circumstances. Praise be to God. To join us in the coming weeks see the Notices below.

Please keep Fr Bill East’s family in your prayers this coming week as we celebrate his Requiem Mass on Tuesday. Unfortunately, it can be invited participants only as numbers are severely restricted but a whole parish Mass will be celebrated as soon as we are allowed.

In these challenging times we must not forget those who are struggling in other ways than the virus. York City Sanctuary have contacted SVP to say that 90 refugees will be coming to York.  They are urgently in need of men’s clothing as the majority of these men have only the clothes they arrived in.  Clothes should be: Mens, all sizes up to 36” waist, Good condition, Suitable for everyday wear, Suitable for summer/autumn, Washed and packed in plastic bags, preferably labelled according to approximate size. They are also wanting donations of jigsaw puzzles (for adults) and board games such as Chess, Backgammon, packs of cards, etc.  Spare phone chargers and headphones are also very welcome. There are several drop-off points across the city, including Fulford, Clifton and Haxby.  Please email info@refugeeactionyork.com or text 07545060694 for the location of your nearest drop-off point.

A big “Thank you” to everyone who made the twentieth anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood such a special day; it was wonderful to celebrate Mass with many of you as well as all the cards and gifts I received. I cannot believe how quickly it has passed. The last ten years at St Aelred’s have especially flown due to the wonderful support and generosity of every one of you. Thank you.

I would like to remind all our sick, housebound, people in our residential/nursing homes, hospitals, hospice or in their own homes, that they are held in prayer daily in our Masses; as are their carers. You are not alone or left out in any way but rather embraced by your church family at this time.

God Bless.

Fr Bill

MUSIC QUIZ – If you would like to show your appreciation for all Tony’s hard work please make a donation to St Aelred’s SVP, pop it in an envelope and put it through my door marked “Music Quiz”.  Thank you.

COMMUNITY CENTRE
Due to the recent Government guidelines St Aelred’s Community Centre will be closed until further notice  We will review the situation accordingly and update when we can. Lisa obviously will not be in the office, however if you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to email contact@staelredscc.org.uk. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom. We wish you all safety and good health and look forward to welcoming you back in the centre

 Message from Fr Bill – 14th Sunday Ordinary Time 

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation.

It is with a heavy heart I have to inform you of the death of Fr Bill East. Fr Bill Two, Too, II, as he was very affectionately called by some, especially our school children, passed into glory on Wednesday, with Betty his wife at his side and Canon Harney in attendance. Fr Bill was such a wonderful member of our church family if only for a relatively short space of time. In this time he made many friends and enriched the lives of so many people, myself included. I shall miss him on so many levels but especially his, at times, desert dry wit that always made me smile. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace. Amen. Please keep Betty and his family in your prayers.

Once again the regulations and what we are allowed to do have changed this week. We can now have public Mass and receive communion in the hand under one kind as from this weekend, with severely restricted numbers of course. With this in mind, Sunday Mass was offered to those whom we knew were not attending Zoom but were able to make their own way to church. As from next weekend (11/12 July) it will be a first come first served booking system. Firstly bear in mind the Sunday obligation is still suspended and Mass on Zoom will continue. If you wish to attend, Saturday 6.00pm or Sunday 9.30am, and it is safe for you to do so, please ring Joe Stead, Parish Council Secretary, 01904 424361; 9.30-11.00, Monday – Friday, and he will book a place if available. You will have to give your contact details if you have not already filled out a Parish Census Form, these will be kept securely for 21days purely for track and trace purposes. Please, do not turn up if you have not booked, as I am afraid entry will have to be refused. The arrangements for Private Prayer continue but the Sunday afternoon session is cancelled and Wednesday moved to 7.00pm. All these arrangements will be reviewed in three weeks and if necessary changed before then.

All the old light fittings have been replaced by new LED ones and we have added two at the front to illuminate the statue of St Aelred. It is with immense gratitude we were able to do this through a grant from the York Tyburn Trust organised by Mike McAndrew. Thank you.

I would like to remind all our sick, housebound, people in our residential/nursing homes, hospitals, hospice or in their own homes, that they are held in prayer daily in our Masses; as are their carers. You are not alone or left out in any way but rather embraced by your church family at this time.             God Bless.       Fr Bill

PARISH COLLECTIONS
Many thanks to those parishioners who have been posting their collection envelopes through the presbytery letterbox and also to those who have opted to use a Bank Standing Order.  If you would like to transfer from Loose Plate or Envelopes to a Standing Order please contact John Ormerod on Tel. 01904 421469 or email him at johnormerod@hotmail.com   He will then supply you with the necessary information.
Thank you for your support during this difficult period.

Message from Fr Bill – Ss Peter and Paul 

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation.

Since the Prime Minister lifted some of the restrictions, due to Corona-virus safety, for Places of Worship things have been a little hectic here at St Aelred’s Church. Although announcements were made on Tuesday, the important guidance has not yet come out from government that informs us of the how we are to open or for what, could I please ask for patience until this happens and is scrutinised. I know it is frustrating but our primary task is to keep everyone safe and secondly to stay within the rules imposed by government. The good news is that this is progressing but we have to keep in mind that the virus has not gone away.

Please read the abridged version of the message from our Arch- Bishops or find the full version at:  https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/06/collective-worship-archbishops-letter-250620.pdf. This gives us the great news we are moving towards the opening of our churches further but cautions us not to rush into it unprepared.

As things stand at the moment we continue to Zoom Mass daily and open our church for private prayer as before but we hope to be able to open for Mass on the 5th July “Guidance”, and due preparation and logistics allowing.

We have not been idle during lockdown. Hopefully if you have passed the church of a late evening you will have seen the new lighting around the church. All the old fixtures have been replaced by new LED ones and we have added two at the front to illuminate the statue of St Aelred. The light illuminating the cross that has not worked for a long time now shines brightly, proclaiming Christ to all who pass by. It is with immense gratitude we were able to do through a grant from the York Tyburn Trust organised by Mike McAndrew. Thank you.

I would like to remind all our sick, housebound, people in our residential/nursing homes, hospitals, hospice or in their own homes, that they are held in prayer daily in our Masses; as are their carers. You are not alone or left out in any way but rather embraced by your church family at this time.

THANK YOU- Thank you to all our NHS, Care/Nursing Home, Home Visiting Carers, who look after our sick and housebound at this time. Also please keep in your prayers all our Key Workers who are out every day working to support us and care for our loved ones as many of us are in lockdown.

God Bless.       Fr Bill

Message from Fr Bill – Corpus Christi 

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation.

As I am sure you will be aware the Government, as of Monday, has allowed the opening of churches for “Private Prayer”. In consultation with the Diocese and our Parish Pastoral Council we should be able to open our church purely for private prayer on Wednesday, 10.00am, Friday, 3.00pm and Sunday 5.00pm for one hour beginning this week. (We are awaiting formal permission from the Diocese at this time). As many people are still self isolating or joining us for Mass on Zoom I do not expect a great rush of people into our church at these times. The church is cordoned for one way movement around the church and pews available only under social distancing conditions, this will limit the number of people allowed in at any one time. Sanitising gels must be used on entry and leaving and face coverings worn at all times within the building. Under sixteen year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Stewards will be around to ensure this happens and to carry out continual cleaning. If you are under 70 years and above 18 years with no underlying health issues and would like to volunteer to steward please email me to let me know. I would recommend that anyone visiting inside church stays for no more than fifteen minutes especially if the church does prove to be busy. We will formally review the situation in three weeks but of course continually try to improve all aspects of the opening of the church as we go along in line with regulations, advice and comments received. This of course is a first step so please do respect the regulations and stay safe and well.

I would like to remind all our sick, housebound, people in our residential/nursing homes, hospitals, hospice or in their own homes, that they are held in prayer daily in our Masses; as are their carers. You are not alone or left out in any way but rather embraced by your church family at this time.

We are preparing to celebrate the two feasts of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Immaculate Heart of Mary through a Novena, co-ordinated by The World Apostolate of Fatima via Zoom from 11-20 June, details are below. Let us put ourselves in the loving embrace of Mary, Our Mother, and the mother of Our Saviour. There is no-one better to intercede for us at this difficult time, to bring ourselves and our loved ones safely through the present situation. The Rosary is a powerful prayer and a consoling one as we ponder in our hearts, with Mary’s Immaculate Heart, the saving actions of God.

God Bless.

Fr Bill

THE FEASTS OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY will soon be celebrated by the universal church. The World Apostolate of Fatima will be celebrating these two feasts through the Novena via Zoom from 11-20 June. 8:30pm-Gathering and welcome, 8:35pm-Novena to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart, 8:50pm-Reflection by WAF Spiritual Directors, 9:00pm-Recitation of the Holy Rosary, 9:25pm-Concluding Prayers and Family Consecration, Benediction and Final Blessing. Zoom ID 5888918462.

Message from Fr Bill Trinity Sunday 

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation.

As The Week of Thanks for Volunteers comes to an end I would like to give a big THANK YOU to all who have been volunteering time, energy and financial help to make these times more bearable, and in some cases survivable, within our local community. Without your help, self giving sacrifice and dedication many people would have struggled and possibly worse. I am not going to highlight any particular group or individual but simply to say again, Thank You! Your reward will be great.

Congratulations to Fr Bill East on 24 years of service as a Catholic Priest this week and 41 years of service, later this month, to the people of God under both denominations Catholic and within The Church of England.

The newsletter is going out in paper form and online now so if you know anyone who would like a hard paper copy delivering please give me a ring on the above number. I would like to remind all our sick, housebound, people in our residential/nursing homes, hospitals, hospice or in their own homes, that they are held in prayer daily in our Masses; as are their carers. You are not alone or left out in any way but rather embraced by your church family.

We are celebrating the two feasts of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Immaculate Heart of Mary through a Novena, co-ordinated by The World Apostolate of Fatima via Zoom from 11-20 June, details are below. Let us put ourselves in the loving embrace of Mary, Our Mother, and the mother of Our Saviour. There is no-one better to intercede for us at this difficult time, to bring ourselves and our loved ones safely through the present situation. The Rosary is a powerful prayer and a consoling one as we ponder in our hearts, with Mary’s Immaculate Heart, the saving actions of God.

Thank you to all our NHS, Care/Nursing Home, Home Visiting Carers who look after our sick and housebound at this time. Also please keep in your prayers all our Key Workers who are out every day working to support us and care for our loved ones as many of us are in lockdown. Can I especially ask for prayers for those whose difficulties are great in keeping things going but who are not necessarily acknowledged at this time.

I have been saying Mass on Zoom, an internet app that allows multiple viewing of, and participation in the prayers of the Mass. If you wish to join in at St Aelred’s you need to download the Zoom App and enter meeting id 2147102040 and possibly the password 246654. If you wish to join St Aelred’s WhatsApp group I need your mobile number. This has been a source of great encouragement, joy and support for all its members. For general information look at our website, staelreds-york.org.uk Notice-board

God Bless.       Fr Bill

 Message from Fr Bill Pentecost Sunday 

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s, I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation.

On this Pentecost Sunday can I wish you Happy Birthday! Pentecost celebrates the birth of the church and this year has a special significance in these changed times we find ourselves in. Imagine the fear, anxiety and apprehension of the Apostles after the Ascension. They felt devastated but a new thing was coming that would transform them, instil courage and renew them; The Holy Spirit. Let the Holy Spirit transform, renew and instil courage in us in these present circumstances. The Church over the last two thousand years has faced many challenges and has had to change and renew itself many times. Let us see this as a time of renewal and an opportunity to grow, increase our faith and deepen our relationship with God.

The newsletter is going out in paper form and online now so if you know anyone who would like a hard paper copy delivering please give me a ring on the above number. I would like to remind all our sick, housebound, people in our residential/nursing homes, hospitals, hospice or in their own homes, that they are held in prayer daily in our Masses; as are their carers. You are not alone or left out in any way but rather embraced by your church family.

Next Saturday is the first Saturday of the month so we will be having the First Saturday Rosary and prayers at 9:00am followed by Mass at 10:00am. Let us put ourselves in the loving embrace of Mary, Our Mother, and the mother of Our Saviour. There is no-one better to intercede for us at this difficult time, to bring ourselves and our loved ones safely through the present situation. The Rosary is a powerful prayer and a consoling one as we ponder in our hearts, with Mary, the saving actions of God.

Thank you to all our NHS, Care/Nursing Home, Home Visiting Carers who look after our sick and housebound at this time. Also please keep in your prayers all our Key Workers who are out every day working to support us and care for our loved ones as many of us are in lockdown. Can I especially ask for prayers for those whose difficulties are great in keeping things going but who are not necessarily acknowledged at this time.

I have been saying Mass on Zoom, an internet app that allows multiple viewing of, and participation in the prayers of the Mass. If you wish to join in at St Aelred’s you need to download the Zoom App and enter meeting id 2147102040 and possibly the password 246654. If you wish to join St Aelred’s WhatsApp group I need your mobile number. This has been a source of great encouragement, joy and support for all its members. For general information look at our website, staelreds-york.org.uk Notice-board

God Bless.       Fr Bill

Message from Fr Bill 7th Sunday of Easter

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation. The newsletter is going out in paper form as well as on line now so if you know anyone who would like a hard paper copy delivering, who do not already do so, please give me a ring on the above number. I would like to remind all our sick, housebound, people in our residential/nursing homes, hospitals, hospice or in their own homes, that they are held in prayer daily in our Masses; as are their carers. You are not alone or left out in any way but rather embraced by your church family.

As I am sure you are aware, tentative steps are being planned for the re-opening of churches, initially for private prayer, as a means to plan for eventual public worship. Please see the following link for the Government’s latest comments on the task force and the reopening of places of worship and The Bishops Conference’s thinking: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-taskforce-developing-plan-to-reopen-places-of-worship and https://www.cbcew.org.uk/catholic-bishops-respond-to-governments-lockdown-easing-plans/

In this final week of May we say the Rosary half an hour before weekday Mass so please do join us if you are able. Let us put ourselves in the loving embrace of Mary, Our Mother, and the mother of Our Saviour. There is no-one better to intercede for us at this difficult time, to bring ourselves and our loved ones safely through the present situation. The Rosary is a powerful prayer and a consoling one as we ponder in our hearts, with Mary, the saving actions of God. See also below the Pandemic Prayer to Our Lady.

Thank you to all our NHS, Care/Nursing Home, Home Visiting Carers who look after our sick and housebound at this time. Also please keep in your prayers all our Key Workers who are out every day working to support us and care for our loved ones as many of us are in lockdown. Can I especially ask for prayers for those whose difficulties are great in keeping things going but who are not necessarily acknowledged at this time.

I have been saying Mass on Zoom, an internet app that allows multiple viewing of, and participation in the prayers of the Mass. If you wish to join in at St Aelred’s you need to download the Zoom App and enter meeting id 2147102040 and possibly the password 246654. If you wish to join St Aelred’s WhatsApp group I need your mobile number. This has been a source of great encouragement, joy and support for all its members. For general information look at our website, staelreds-york.org.uk Notice-board

God Bless.       Fr Bill

In order to show a spiritual solidarity with all those who are  suffering the effects of the present pandemic, each week, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate Mass in their Cathedral which will be live-streamed for people to join. This will take place every Thursday at 7.00pm: 30th April Bishop Richard Moth Arundel Cathedral, 7th May Bishop Marcus Stock Leeds Cathedral, 14th May Bishop Robert Byrne CO Newcastle Cathedral, 21st May Bishop Mark Davies Shrewsbury Cathedral, 28th May Bishop Terence Drainey Middlesbrough Cathedral. By visiting the Cathedral webpage, or the Bishops’ Conference Webpage (cbcew.org.uk) links for the live-streaming of these Masses can be found.

Message from Fr Bill 6th Sunday of Easter

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation. Tomorrow we begin Mental Health Wellbeing Week. The theme this year is Kindness Matters and I think is especially relevant at this time. I know, however, that I am preaching to the converted as the acts of kindness emanating from our parish have been a wonder to behold. We have had words of encouragement, meals made, and delivered, to those in need, (and those not so much in need, i.e. ME but still very much appreciated), face masks made and distributed as well as pictures, videos, quizzes and articles to raise the spirits, also practical things made to help our key workers; to mention but a few. Mental wellbeing is really important so if anyone is struggling please reach out and have a chat, talk about how you are feeling and know you are not alone in your struggles. Can I give a special thank you at this point to our SVP who have been working tirelessly to support so many people! It was a joy to say Mass for them, last Thursday at 7.00pm, in thanksgiving and this will be repeated in two weeks time. Why not join them for this Mass or, if you want, make a contribution to their work via myself. Just drop an envelope marked SVP through the door.

In this month of May we say the Rosary before weekday Mass so please do join us if you are able. Let us put ourselves in the loving embrace of Mary, Our Mother, and the mother of Our Saviour. There is no-one better to intercede for us at this difficult time, to bring ourselves and our loved ones safely through the present situation. The Rosary is a powerful prayer and a consoling one as we ponder in our hearts, with Mary, the saving actions of God the Father, in Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit. See also below the Pandemic Prayer to Our Lady.

Thank you to all our NHS, Care/Nursing Home, Home Visiting Carers who look after our sick and housebound at this time. Also please keep in your prayers all our Key Workers who are out every day working to support us and care for our loved ones as many of us are in lockdown. Can I especially ask for prayers for those whose difficulties are great in keeping things going but who are not necessarily acknowledged at this time.

I have been saying Mass on Zoom, an internet app that allows multiple viewing of, and participation in the prayers of the Mass. If you wish to join in at St Aelred’s you need to download the Zoom App and enter meeting id 2147102040 and possibly the password 246654. If you wish to join St Aelred’s WhatsApp group I need your mobile number. This has been a source of great encouragement, joy and support for all its members. For general information look at our website, staelreds-york.org.uk Notice-board

God Bless.       Fr Bill

Message from Fr Bill 5th Sunday of Easter

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during the present situation.

Having begun the month of May we have already started our Rosary before weekday Mass so please do join us if you are able. Let us put ourselves in the loving embrace of Mary, Our Mother, and the mother of Our Saviour. There is no-one better to intercede for us at this difficult time, to bring ourselves and our loved ones safely through the present situation. The Rosary is a powerful prayer and a consoling one as we ponder in our hearts, with Mary, the saving actions of God the Father, in Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit. See also below the Pandemic Prayer to Our Lady.

It was great to see some of our parishioners celebrating the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day, within the bounds of the lockdown, on our WhatsApp parish group. I cannot imagine the feeling of relief and joy at the end of the hostilities in Europe and of course the continued distress of families with loved ones still fighting in the other theatres of conflict at that time. We truly owe a great debt to those brave men and women who gave so much for our freedom. One parishioner had a lovely picture of her today, as she recounted doing the Conga down Parliament Street on the day seventy five years ago.

Thank you to all our NHS, Care/Nursing Home, Home Visiting Carers who look after our sick and housebound at this time. Also please keep in your prayers all our Key Workers who are out every day working to support us and care for our loved ones as many of us are in lockdown. Can I especially ask for prayers for those whose difficulties are great in keeping things going but who are not necessarily acknowledged at this time.

I have been saying Mass on Zoom, an internet app that allows multiple viewing of, and participation in the prayers of the Mass. If you wish to join in at St Aelred’s you need to download the Zoom App and enter meeting id 2147102040 and possibly the password 246654. If you wish to join St Aelred’s WhatsApp group I need your mobile number. This has been a source of great encouragement, joy and support for all its members. Please see notices for contact details for the SVP if you are in need of help. I am of course myself available to anyone who needs any support or just a chat over the phone.

God Bless.

Fr Bill

 Message from Fr Bill 4th Sunday of Easter

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

Having begun the month of May we have already started our Rosary before weekday Mass so please do join us if you are able. Let us put ourselves in the loving embrace of Mary, Our Mother, and the mother of Our Saviour. There is no one better to intercede for us at this difficult time, to bring ourselves and our loved ones safely through the present situation. The Rosary is a powerful prayer and a consoling one as we ponder in our hearts, with Mary, the saving actions of God The Father, in Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit. See also below the Pandemic Prayer to Our Lady.

I was on-call this week for the Hospital and was called out to Covid wards. The staff were absolutely wonderful in guiding me through the PPE I needed to wear and I was once again made very aware of how uncomfortable and stifling, both temperature and movement wise, wearing PPE is. I spent, literally, a matter of minutes on the ward to anoint those nearing the end of life. This made me very aware of how working in PPE for a whole shift, often twelve hours, must be so, so draining. Thank you to all our NHS, Care/Nursing Home, Home Visiting Carers who look after our sick and housebound at this time. Also please keep in your prayers all our Key Workers who are out every day working to support us and care for our loved ones as many of us are in lockdown. Can I especially ask for prayers for those whose difficulties are great in keeping things going but who are not necessarily acknowledged at this time.

I have been saying Mass on Zoom, an internet app that allows multiple viewing of, and participation in the prayers of the Mass. If you wish to join in at St Aelred’s you need to download the Zoom App and enter meeting id 2147102040 and possibly the password 246654. If you wish to join St Aelred’s WhatsApp group I need your mobile number. This has been a source of great encouragement, joy and support for all its members. Please see notices for contact details for the SVP if you are in need of help. I am of course myself available to anyone who needs any support or just a chat over the phone.

For more general information look at our website, staelreds-york.org.uk Notice-board

God Bless.

Fr Bill

CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES

Mass for the Sick and their Families, NHS Front-Line workers and those working in Social Care

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID 19 pandemic is affecting every person in our countries.  those who are sick, and their families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love.  Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are giving exceptional service to those who are vulnerable at this time.

In order to show a spiritual solidarity with all those who are involved in the ways described above, each week from next Thursday, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate Mass in their Cathedral which will be live-streamed for people to join.  This will take place every Thursday at 7:00 pm.

23rd April      Cardinal Vincent Nichols     Westminster Cathedral

30th April      Bishop Richard Moth             Arundel Cathedral

7th May          Bishop Marcus Stock              Leeds Cathedral

14th May        Bishop Robert Byrne CO        Newcastle Cathedral

21st May         Bishop Mark Davies                Shrewsbury Cathedral

28th May        Bishop Terence Drainey         Middlesbrough Cathedral

By visiting the Cathedral webpage, or the Bishops’ Conference webpage (cbcew.org.uk) links for the live-streaming of these Masses can be found.

Rev. Canon Christopher Thomas
General Secretary

16th April 2020.

 

CATHOLIC NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY
The Basilica of Our Lady, Walsingham

LIVE- STREAMING FROM
THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY

In addition to the regular programme there will be the following:

AN EIGHT DAY RETREAT

Monsignor John Armitage will lead
an Eight Day Retreat. This will
start after Compline at 8pm on Sunday 19th April
and finish on Sunday 26th April.

Details of the retreat programme are given on the Shrine website:  www.walsingham.org.uk

CATECHESIS

The Shrine is very grateful to Father Stephen Wang for allowing us to use his Sycamore Program. We shall be showing the 20 half hour videos, starting on Monday 27th April. They will be shown at 10.30am and 4.00pm each day.

 

Message from Fr Bill 3rd Sunday of Easter

Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,

Prayer is key at this time, one, to deepen our relationship with God but also to intercede for so many people and to bring an end to this pandemic. This pandemic is having a detrimental effect on so many people’s lives and their wellbeing. Let us hold them all in prayer before God. Let us also reach out to those who are isolated and alone, while maintaining the appropriate distancing, to let them know they are not forgotten.

Please keep in your prayers all our Key Workers who are out every day working to support us and care for our loved ones as many of us are in lockdown. Can I especially ask for prayers for those whose difficulties are great in keeping things going but who are not necessarily acknowledged at this time.

I have been saying Mass on Zoom, an internet app that allows multiple viewing of, and participation in the prayers of the Mass. Other churches have a lot more sophisticated systems but this has allowed some of our parishioners to come together and pray together. If you wish to view the Mass from other parishes that is absolutely fine, as I say they have far better systems, but if you wish to join in the basic system at St Aelred’s you need to download the Zoom App and enter meeting id 2147102040 and possibly the password 246654. If you wish to join St Alelred’s Wotsapp group I need your mobile number. This has been a source of great encouragement, joy and support for all its members. Please see notices for contact details for the SVP if you are in need of help. I am of course myself available to anyone who needs any support or just a chat over the phone.

For more general information look at our website, staelreds-york.org.uk Notice-board

God Bless.       Fr Bill

Message from Fr Bill 2nd Sunday of Easter

Happy Easter to you all and to your families.
I say Happy Easter because we are still in the Octave of Easter where we celebrate every day as if it is Easter Sunday. We begin Eastertide on Monday. I hope the joys of Easter are tempering somewhat the difficult situation we find ourselves in at this time.
Today’s Mass is led by HCPT, who were due to be in Lourdes, along with myself, this week. So what better way to continue our Easter celebrations than with their own brand of singing and celebration?
Prayer is key at this time, one, to deepen our relationship with God but also to intercede for so many people and to bring an end to this pandemic. This pandemic is having a detrimental effect on so many people’s lives and their wellbeing. Let us hold them all in prayer before God. Let us also reach out to those who are isolated and alone, while maintaining the appropriate distancing, to let them know they are not forgotten.
Please keep in your prayers all our Key Workers who are out every day working to support us and care for our loved ones as many of us are in lockdown. Can I especially ask for prayers for those whose difficulties are great in keeping things going but who are not necessarily acknowledged at this time.
I have been saying Mass on Zoom, an internet app that allows multiple viewing of, and participation in the prayers of the Mass. Other churches have a lot more sophisticated systems but this has allowed some of our parishioners to come together and pray together. If you wish to view the Mass from other parishes that is absolutely fine, as I say they have far better systems, but if you wish to join in the basic system at St Aelred’s you need to download the Zoom App and enter meeting id 2147102040 and possibly the password 246654. If you wish to join St Alelred’s Wotsapp group I need your mobile number. This has been a source of great encouragement, joy and support for all its members. Please see notices for contact details for the SVP if you are in need of help. I am of course myself available to anyone who needs any support or just a chat over the phone.
Do not forget “The Hour of Great Mercy” today Divine Mercy Sunday at 3.00pm. Please join us on Zoom with the same Meeting id. 2147102040

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday; we will be streaming The Hour of Great Mercy on Zoom from 3:00 pm.  Please do join us. Meeting id is 2147102010 and password (if required) is 246654.

Message from Fr Bill at Easter
Dear friends at St. Aelred’s,
Happy Easter to you all and to your families.
I hope this joyful and holy season brings you, and your loved ones, the new life, hope and light of the resurrection of Jesus Christ; Our Lord and Saviour at this most difficult of times.
Please keep in your prayers all our Key Workers who are out every day working to support us and care for our loved ones as many of us are in lockdown. Can I especially ask for prayers for our Police and Emergency Services whose difficulties are great but not necessarily acknowledged at this time.
I have been saying Mass on Zoom, an internet app that allows multiple viewing of, and participation in the prayers of the Mass. Other churches have a lot more sophisticated systems but this has allowed some of our parishioners to come together and pray together. If you wish to view the Mass from other parishes that is absolutely fine, as I say they have far better systems, but if you wish to join in the basic system at St Aelred’s you need to download the Zoom App and enter meeting id 2147102040 and possibly the password 246654. If you wish to join St Alelred’s WhatsApp group I need your mobile number. This has been a source of great encouragement, joy and support for all its members. For those who are unable to log on to the internet I have some Prayer suggestions distributed by our Adult Formation Officer. I will endeavour to get these distributed.
I would like to make a special note of thanks to the SVP who have been working so hard to support so many people in so many ways. Please see notices for contact details if you are in need of help. I am of course myself available to anyone who needs any support or just a chat over the phone.    God Bless.       Fr Bill

EASTER WITH THE BISHOP
The Bishop will be celebrating the Paschal Vigil 11th April all at 3 pm in the afternoon so that it does not interfere with local celebrations and so that anyone who wishes might join in the live-streamed celebrations from the Cathedral.  He will celebrate Mass of Easter Day at 10 am from the Cathedral which will also be live-streamed.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST
The Family Fast Collection amounted to £352.00 and Lenten Lunches £200.50 giving a total of £552.50  Thank you for your continued generosity.

SOME FINANCE QUESTIONS ANSWERED
What do I do about my weekly church collection?
The church’s finances will undoubtedly suffer during this present crisis but we must try and minimise the effect as much as we can as we have to cover a lot of fixed cost in running the parish. Here are some ideas:

Standing Orders:
If you pay by standing order (usually monthly) these will run as normal.. Remember that you can adjust the monthly amount at any time if you are finding things difficult financially at this time.
If you don’t pay by standing order now is probably a good time to consider this.  A few parishioners have already switched to this method.  It is easy to set up and can be used whether or not your donations are gift aided.. Just contact John Ormerod on 01904 421469 or email johnormerod@hotmail.com and he will send you the necessary forms. If you do on-line banking it is so easy to set up and all you need is the sort code and account number for the parish account and you can set it up yourself.  Most people who have standing orders do them monthly and you can choose the day of the month that suits you best.

Envelopes:
If you pay by using weekly envelopes and choose not to change to standing order then simply keep the envelopes until you are able to come to church once more. If you are able to get out and about or know someone who can then they can be posted through the presbytery letter box at any time.

Loose Plate:
If you give a donation by dropping cash on to the plate at Mass then now would be a good time to consider using a standing order or envelopes.  With envelopes it is important to remember that you do not have to give the same amount each week (although most people do).  With standing orders you can amend the amount given at any time either up or down.  If standing orders or envelopes are not for you then please consider just popping a donation in any envelope and post through the presbytery letter box.  Please mark the envelope  Loose Plate.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE 200 CLUB MONTHLY DRAW?
With the current restrictions it is impossible to conduct the draw in the usual way.  Once things return to normal we will have a weekly draw to cover those months that the draw did not take place and we will continue with a weekly draw until we have “caught up” and then revert to a monthly draw again. Hope this is acceptable to everyone in the 200 Club.

 

Message from Fr Bill on Palm Sunday
Dear Friends,
I have been saying Mass on Zoom, an internet app that allows multiple viewing of and participation in the prayers of the Mass.  After a few teething troubles we seem to be on top of it.  Other churches have a lot more sophisticated systems but this has allowed some of our parishioners to come together and pray together.  If you wish to view the Mass from other parishes that is absolutely fine, as I say they have far better systems, but if you wish to join in the basic system at St Aelred’s you need to download the Zoom App and enter meeting id 2147102040.  If you wish to join St Aelred’s WhatsApp Group I need your mobile number.  For those who are unable to log on to the internet I have some Prayer suggestions distributed by our Adult Formation Officer.  I will endeavour to get these distributed.
If you feel lonely or isolated, enter Holy Week knowing that Christ felt all these things but knew that his Father would win through, as we too know and trust in Him.
I would like to make a special note of thanks to the SVP who have been working so hard to support so many people in so many ways.  Please see notices for contact details if you are in need of help.  I am, of course, myself available to anyone who needs support or just a chat over the phone.
God Bless.       Fr Bill.

CHRISM MASS
Please note that a scaled-down celebration of the Chrism Mass will be live streamed on Tuesday 7th April at 10:00 am from the Cathedral (c.f. Diocesan Website for link).

Message from Fr Bill 5th Sunday in Lent
 I am saying Mass daily and keeping you all in my prayers. Do not feel lonely, for we as a community are still present to each other in so many ways. The Lord walks with us through this time and is especially near us in our struggles. Let us lean on him in his love and mercy and take solace from his presence in our lives.
This week’s newsletter is again full of our present situation. At the time of production however things, as we are all aware, are moving quickly so I will endeavour to keep things up to date.
I would like to make a special note of thanks to the SVP who have been working so hard to support so many people in so many ways. Please see notices for contact details if you are in need of help.  I am of course myself available to anyone who needs any support or just a chat over the phone.
God Bless.       Fr Bill.

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Message from Fr Bill 4th Sunday of Lent

Dear friends,

I was away for five days walking and climbing and I’ve returned and the world has changed. While away I kept in contact with the Parish Pastoral Council and other groups as best I could but now I just want to say a few things to everyone.

Firstly, the priority is to keep yourselves well. Please, please do all you can to keep this horrible virus at bay. I have dad with me at the time of writing and he thinks he is indestructible but none of us are, and need to follow the guidelines issued to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Secondly, our wonderful church and its community has had to make some drastic changes but it is not closed and it continues, just in a different way. There will be no Mass until further notice, Funerals will take place at the graveside or at the crematorium, Anointing of the Sick will only take place in danger of death, Baptisms should be deferred till a later date, same for Weddings unless this is not possible then severe restrictions will be placed upon the service, First confession and Holy Communion, and Confirmations are cancelled, the sacrament of reconciliation can take place but only through the grille and curtain; please ring to arrange. We have not yet been informed about Easter and Holy Week but I am sure an announcement will be made shortly.

Our church will be open for private prayer 9.00am until 12noon then 5.00pm until 7.00pm. Please respect social distancing at all times.  NB WITH THE LATEST RESTRICTIONS IN FORCE THIS WILL NO LONGER BE POSSIBLE AND THE CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

That seems like a harsh reality but I believe the Holy Spirit is at work and we will come through this time stronger and with a real sense of renewed appreciation of our faith and the gift that is The Church. It also gives us an opportunity to deepen our prayer life and connect with God in new ways. We may want to resurrect some older devotions that may have slipped from our routine or try some new ones. The opportunities are many if we use them to deepen our relationship with Our Lord and are guided by The Spirit.

It has certainly made us think of some real and imaginative ways to solve some of the issues all this raises. Hence see below the churches that live-stream Mass. I am trying to get our CCTV company to complete their work in fitting ours.

Financially I would encourage you to continue donating to our church funds. Envelopes through the Presbytery door or possibly setting up a standing order if you do not give that way already are ways forward.

The 200 hundred Club draw will be suspended but we will have multiple draws to make up the missing monthly draws. I may even have a chance to win for a change then!

The Food-bank contributions are, as ever, very important to support people in need and would be even more appreciated so the boxes will be, as ever, available to receive your contributions.

Ultimately, I think, the only way forward is to come closer as a community. Since we cannot do that physically then spiritually and through mutual encouragement and support, practically and in prayer, we will proclaim ever clearer His Word as the Body of Christ.

God Bless.  Fr Bill

Please open the newsletter file below to see Parishes live streaming Mass and other devotional prayers (on page 2 of the file)
Also messages from Bishop Terry and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

 

 

LENTEN LECTIO DIVINA
Wednesday meetings Cancelled due to Coronavirus.

LENTEN LUNCHES
Friday lunches Cancelled due to Coronavirus.

SVP EVENTS
Saturday 28th March – Pie & Pea Supper and Quiz. Cancelled.
Weekend 18th and 19th April – SVP Collection after Masses. Cancelled.
Sunday 26th April – Coffee Morning after 9:30 Mass. Cancelled.

CHRISM MASS
Tuesday 7th April. 
Coach departs 10 am returns approx 5 pm.  Travel and buffet cost £13.  Please sign up on the list in the porch if interested.  Cancelled.

ST PATRICK’S DAY
Tuesday 17th March, Mass will be celebrated by Canon Jerry Twomey and local priests at 12:00 noon in St George’s Church.  All very welcome.  Light refreshments will be available in the Sacristy after Mass.

SVP EVENTS
Sunday 8th March – Healing Service 4:00 pm in the Community Centre.

RCIA
Thank you to all who came along to support our two enquirers.  If you know anyone who may wish to consider becoming a Catholic or next meeting will be on Tuesday 10th March 6:30 pm in Church.  As part of the Year of the Word we will be making this a Lectionary Based program where everyone is encouraged to join us.

UCM
Our next meeting takes place on Tuesday 3rd March with a talk “Catholics and Quakers in our are, Walmgate to Tang Hall” by Sarah Sheils which will be of great local interest.  Everyone is very welcome.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Our final lunch for this session is in the Community Centre this Tuesday 25th February at 12:00 noon.  
A huge “Thank You” to all our cooks who have kept the lunches going.  Your help is very much appreciated.

UCM
Our next meeting takes place on Tuesday 18th February at 7:30 pm  with a talk by Pauline Allen of the Walsingham charity for street children, called “Let the children live.”  Everyone is most welcome.

UCM
Our next meeting takes place on Tuesday 4th February with a talk, A Cry in the Dark by Sarah Billington, All Saint’s School, about the support given for Romanian orphan children which promises to be very interesting.  We are a strong and vibrant group who derive much from friendship, fun and mutual support and all are welcome.

CHRISTIAN UNITY
Next Sunday 19th January at 6 pm there will be an ecumenical service here at St Aelred’s to begin The Week of Christian Unity.  Please come along and support our efforts.

WORD OF GOD RETREAT
On Saturday 1st February, the parish will be hosting the Word of God Day Retreat in preparation for Lent.  The Retreat will be led by Dom Leo Maidlow Davis of Downside Abbey (Somerset).  It will start with concelebrated Holy Mass at 10:00 am, followed by the Day’s activities which will take place in the Community Centre.  The theme of the Day is Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and be Glad), Pope Francis’s Apostolic Encyclical (2018), which will focus on the Word of God as presented in St Matthew’s Gospel.
Registration starts after Mass from 10:45 – 11:00 with teas/coffees followed by the activities of the day and ends at 3:30 pm.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Refreshments will be available at lunch.  Please indicate your participation by putting your name on the list in the foyer at the entrance of the church so that we can provide enough materials for participants for the day.

UCM NEWS
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 21st January and is our Annual General Meeting.  Please would officers have a brief written report ready to share.  Elections will be taking place to ready us for another busy year. We are a strong and thriving group who derive much from friendship, fun and mutual support.  Please come along and discover what we do.

LIFE ASCENDING
Annual Dinner on Wednesday 29th January 12:30 for 13:00 at Hilton Double Tree Hotel, Monkgate.  £21 per person.  All welcome to join us.  Please sign the sheet in the porch if interested.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
We re-commence this Tuesday 7th January 2020.  A huge “thank you” to all our cooks and volunteers who keep the lunches going. The new list for cooks and helpers is on the church notice board.  Your help is very much appreciated.

UCM NEWS
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 7th January at 7:30 pm in the Parish Centre. Subscriptions are due.  the rate is £16 for the year.  Please bring a small item for a plate supper.  All most welcome.  If you haven’t been before come along and see what is on the programme. We have a busy year ahead with some excellent occasions and speakers to look forward to.

STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
A small statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be going directly into homes to encourage us to say the Rosary.  if you would like the statue for a couple of days or even a week please put your name on the list in the porch.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
Dear Friends
A very happy and holy Christmas to you and all your families.
I am also aware for many Christmas can be a difficult time so know you are held in my prayers over the Christmas season.
Thank you for all your kindness, cards and gifts.
Fr Bill

UCM NEWS
Our term ended with a happy Christmas party on Tuesday.  Our main Christmas donation has gone to Zoe’s Place, the Baby and Young Children’s Hospice in Middlesbrough, one of the few in the country.
We have two coffee mornings coming up, one this Sunday and the next one on the Sunday after Christmas.
The Poppy appeal on Remembrance Sunday in church raised £33.35.  Many thanks to all concerned.  Our next UCM meeting is on Tuesday 7th January 2020.

 CHRISTMAS MASSES AT ST AELRED’S 2019
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
On Tuesday 10th December we have our Christmas Lunch in the Community Centre.

CAROLS
We visit the following homes for Carols this week:
CHERRY TREE HOUSE – Wednesday 18th December at 2:00pm.
DERWENT HOUSE – Friday 20th December at 2:30pm.
All very welcome.  Contact 07950 488685

CAROL SERVICE AT THICKET PRIORY
Thursday 19th December.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
The Lunch Club continues on Tuesday 10th December in the Community Centre.  This is a Parish wide activity co-ordinated by the SVP.  If you can cook for about 30 people or help, please add your name to the rota on the notice board at the back of Church.  Helpers are needed for setting tables, peeling vegetables or washing up.  The cost of any ingredients provided will be reimbursed on the day.
Please come along any Tuesday from 10:30am to help.  Diners usually start arriving from 11:45 and lunch is served 12 – 1pm.  All help most welcome.

UCM NEWS
Firstly a big thank you to everyone who helped to make the Diocesan 60th Anniversary Mass and Celebration such a lovely occasion.  Special thanks to the choir and Rose and Olga for the music and to all involved in decorating the church and assisting with the Mass and lunch party.  It was great to be able to welcome the Bishop and all our guests who have supported us over the years.
Secondly, our meeting this Tuesday 3rd December is an Advent reflection led by Fr Kevin Melody, the University Chaplain.  Come along and enjoy a peaceful evening.

SCHOOL & FOSTA
Christmas Fair.  Friday 29th November, 3:30 – 5:30 in the School Hall.  All welcome.  Meet Santa, Refreshments, Hot Dogs, Games, Craft Stall, Tombolas, Raffle, Reindeer Food and much more.

UCM NEWS
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 19th November at 7:30pm.  Our speaker is Claire Douglas who will tell us about The Big Futures Foundation, an organisation  that she  has set up to help local York children to achieve their potential and have a good time.  Come along and hear about the work done in our area.
On Saturday 23rd November we are looking forward to welcoming the Bishop and members of the UCM from across the Diocese of Middlesbrough to celebrate our 60th Anniversary.  Mass will be at 12 noon followed by a celebratory lunch in the Parish Centre.

SVP NEWS
Healing Service – Sunday 17th November at 4:00pm in the Community Centre.

UCM NEWS
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 5th November.  Our speaker will be Tony Cleaver on “Some well known York gardeners.”  All parishioners very welcome.
Shoeboxes – following the hugely successful shoe box appeal last year all parishioners are invited to get involved, either by packing a box themselves or by providing a few items such as small toys, games, pencils, crayons, toiletries etc.  These can often by purchased reasonably at The Works, Poundland etc.
If you are a knitter, hand knitted beanie hats or children’s bobble hats would also be welcome.  Pattern and wool can be given to you on request.  Please contact Sarah Sheils.

SERVICE OF LIGHT
An alternative to Halloween, Thursday 31st October.  A short service starts at 6:00pm followed by Fun and Refreshments.  All welcome.  Dress up in positive themes of “light”, no ghost or ghoul costumes.

UCM NEWS
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 22nd October in the Community Centre at 7:30pm.  We shall be having a fascinating talk by a new Parishioner,
Dr. Marianne Wilson, on “Katherine Swinford and the Mediaeval Women of Lincoln”.  This will be an insight into the women of 14th Century England and their relations with the Church.
All parishioners most welcome. (If you wish just to attend the talk come at 8:00pm).

SVP NEWS
Collection after Mass Saturday 12th October and Sunday 13th October.
Pie and Pea Quiz Saturday 19th October from 7:30pm.  Tickets on sale after Mass.

UCM NEWS
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 8th October.  We are going to Mass at Thicket Priory to visit the Carmelite sisters.  They have just celebrated 10 years in their new Convent.  We shall be leaving the car park at St. Aelred’s at 6:15pm for Mass at 7:00pm.  Lifts have been arranged.  If you wish to come but haven’t been in touch please contact Sarah Sheils on 01904 424219.

SVP ANNUAL TRIP
50 free day trip places are available to Whitby via Thornton le Dale in the company of the SVP, Wednesday 25th September 2019. Depart from St Aelred’s Church10:00 return around 18:30 the same day.  To book your place please add your name, food order and emergency contact number to the sheet on the notice board at the back of church.

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Pig racing night!  Friday 13th September 2019 at Osbaldwick Sports Club, YO10 3PR. 7:30pm with live music, BBQ and raffle.  If you would like to sponsor a lane or buy a pig please contact us for more details:
Caitlin (07988 438166) or Cath (07962 023118).

 UCM NEWS
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 16th July.  This will be our last meeting of the term.  There will be a Strawberry Party and we shall make last minute arrangements for the St Crux sale on Friday 19th July.  Please come to the party, starting at 7:30pm.  Friends welcome.
There is a list for the St Crux sale on the glass door at the back of Church.  Please sign up for offers of help or donations of cakes, catering, or saleable goods.  Please put a contact number beside your name if possible.  Many thanks, Sarah Sheils Tel: 01904 424219.

ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
The Players present “Life is a Cabaret” at St Aelred’s Community Centre on Friday 12th July and Saturday 13th July at 7:30pm. Price £6 Adults and £4 Concessions.  Everyone welcome just bring your own drinks; nibbles provided.  Tickets from Ann Rochester – phone 410226.

UCM NEWS
On Wednesday 26th June we are going to visit Goddards, formerly home of the Terry family.  This is a lovely house and garden, now belonging to the National Trust.  We are planning to arrive at 2:00pm and have a good look round and afternoon tea.  If you can make your own way the Coastliner bus travelling towards Leeds will drop you off just beyond York racecourse.  If travelling by car, parking is rather limited.  Any questions please contact Sarah Sheils on 01904 424219.  All members, partners and friends welcome.  If you are a National Trust member don’t forget to bring your pass.

LIFE ASCENDING TRIP
To Ripon and Newby Hall and Gardens Friday 21st June.  Departs St Aelred’s 9:30 and Our Lady’s 10:00.  Return approx. 6:30pm.  Cost of coach £10.  Entrance to Newby Hall and Gardens £19. Gardens only £13.  Bring picnic if wished.  Please sign name on list in porch.

UCM NEWS
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 4th June. We are going to having a short talk about the Life Ascending Group.  All very welcome.

ST AELRED’S GRANGE
Annual trip, Tuesday 4th June, Depart 10:00am and return approx. 6:00pm.  £16.  Please sign list in porch, reserves by car.

UCM NEWS
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 21st May.  We are going to have a Mass at the Poor Clares’ Convent at Askham Bryan.  We shall be gathering at St Aelred’s car park to sort out lifts and leaving at 6:15pm in time for Mass at 7:00pm.  Any questions please contact Sarah Sheils on 01904 424219.
On Sunday 26th May we have a coffee morning after 9:30 Mass.  All assistance welcome and baking too.  Many thanks.

UCM NEWS
Our first meeting next term is on Tuesday, 7th May.  Talk on the history of The Bar Convent.   All most welcome.
For those going to Walsingham on 1st and 2nd July 2019 Kath Stubbs will be giving us information about outstanding payments etc.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Sunday 28th 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 11:30am, Hour of Great Mercy 3:00 – 4:15.
Sacrament of Reconciliation 1:00 – 3:00.  All very welcome.  Please see the poster and leaflets.

EASTER TRIDUUM SERVICES 2019
Holy Thursday 18th April
Mass of the Lord’s Supper         7:00pm
Watching until                              9:00pm

Good Friday 19th April
Walk of Witness St Aelred’s    11:00am
Good Friday Service                  3:00pm
Ancient Burial                             6:00pm

Holy Saturday 20th April
Morning Prayer                           10:00am
Easter Vigil                                    8:00pm

Easter Sunday 21st April     9:30am

CHRISM MASS
We visit the Cathedral on Tuesday 16th April 2019 for the Chrism Mass at 12:00 noon.  Coach departs 10am returns approx. 4pm.  Cost for coach and buffet £12.  Please add your name to list in the porch.

LENTEN LUNCHES
In aid of CAFOD.  Each of the six Fridays in Lent at 12:30pm in the Community Centre.  Please see poster for volunteer rota.

PEA AND PIE SUPPER AND QUIZ NIGHT
Saturday 23rd March 2019.  Tickets on sale at weekend Masses – see poster.

SVP HEALING SERVICE
In the Community Centre 17th March 2019.  For details please see poster.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Last lunch for this season will be this Tuesday 5th March 2019.

MASS OF THANKSGIVING
A Mass of Thanksgiving for the work of Bill Scriven – Friday 15th February at 7pm at St Aelred’s.
Pupils and parents, parishioners and friends, please come along to celebrate the work and dedication Mr Bill Scriven has given to the schools of York.  All are welcome.

U.C.M. DINNER REMINDER
Annual Dinner Tuesday 5th February at Fulford Golf Club, 6:30 for 7:30pm. If you require a lift please contact Sarah Sheils on 424219.

U.C.M NEWS
We will be hosting a study morning on Saturday 9th February from 10:45 to 1:30pm in the Community Centre.  The theme of the event is Pope Francis’s Exhortation of Amoris Laetitia – The Joy of Love – and how to support families and family life in our community.  As this is the new focus for parish life, we welcome fellow parishioners to join us to share ideas on how our church community can better serve the needs of families in our parish.  We especially welcome parents of young families and teenagers, as well as young people.  We look forward to seeing you and listening to your views and ideas.  Light refreshments will be provided.

ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
You are invite. to watch the children and Peter Pan fly to Never Land at St Aelred’s School on the evenings of Thursday 31st January and Friday 1st February at 7:30pm; or Saturday 2nd February, Matinee 2:00pm or Evening 7:00pm.  Tickets: Adults £6, Concessions £4 and are obtainable from Ann Rochester Tel. 410226 or after Mass at the back of Church.  Oh Yes They Are!!

U.C.M NEWS
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, 8th January at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre.  All very welcome, particularly new members.  We are having a social evening with a plate supper. Please bring a small savoury or sweet contribution along.  We will also be collecting subscriptions for 2019 which have gone up a little to £16 per person per year.  This term’s programme can be collected if you don’t have one yet and there are spare copies on the table at the back of Church.  Please come along and see what we can offer.

CHRISTMAS MASSES AT ST AELRED’S 2018
6:00 pm Christmas Eve – especially for children
8:00 pm Carols
8:30 pm Christmas Eve
9:30 am Christmas Day

PASTORAL PARISH COUNCIL
There will be a meeting for anyone interested in being on the newly forming Pastoral Parish Council on
Wednesday 5th December at 7:00pm in the Community Centre.  It would be great to have a good cross-section of the parish at this meeting.  Attendance does not commit you to anything so come along and see what you can contribute.

PARISH COUNCIL
At a recent meeting of the Parochial Church Council, which in recent times has met very infrequently, it was agreed that a formal Parish Pastoral Council should be set up which is now standard for each parish in our diocese.  A copy of the model constitution is available for anyone interested and if you are please contact me and I will make sure one gets to you.
The PCC is chaired by the Parish Priest in accordance with canon law but in his absence will be chaired by the Vice Chair Person who will be elected by the council from among its members.  A Secretary will be elected from among the members and officers will serve for one year, but be available for a second but not a third without a break.  Lay membership of the council should be elected.  The PP may appoint advisers (parishioners) up to a maximum of half the council membership.  Representation is encouraged from each major activity within the parish eg finance, liturgy (including children’s), SVP etc.
Total membership should be about twelve to include two or three members elected to represent general parish affairs.  Members should be elected for three years and the Council should meet not less than three times a yea

UCM
Meeting on Tuesday 20th November. Starts at 7:30pm.  At 8:00pm Mrs McKewon will enlighten us on Nursery Rhymes, their meeting and history.  All very welcome.

HCPT CHARITY NIGHT
Saturday 24th November. 
Bingo night, cash and chocolate prizes.  At the Community Centre.  Eyes down 7:30pm all welcome.  Tombola, raffle, pizza, hot dogs.  Bring your own alcohol  but tea, coffee and soft drinks will be on sale.  See you there.

HEALING SERVICE
Sunday 25th November. 
At 4 p.m. in the Community Centre.  Refreshments available after the service.

TOUCH GROUP
Pie and Pea Supper with Quiz on Saturday 17th November. 7:00pm for 7:30pm in our Community Centre.  Cost £5, Tickets from Hilda 422601 or Jadviga or write your name on the list in the porch.  All welcome.  Numbers are needed by Sunday 11th November.

SERVICE OF LIGHT
An alternative to Halloween, Wednesday 31st October.  A short service starts at 6:00pm followed by Fun and Refreshments.  All welcome.

INSPIRATIONAL DAY FOR MINISTERS OF THE WORD AND HOLY COMMUNION
This will be at the Spa Conference Centre in Scarborough on Saturday 20th October.  If you would like to go, please add your name to the list in the porch by the weekend 22nd/23rd September.

SVP PIE AND PEA QUIZ
Saturday 13th October
in the Centre.  Tickets on sale after Mass.

UCM
 Our next meeting is on Tuesday 9th October.  Please note, we are meeting for Mass at St. Margaret Clitheroe’s Chapel in the Shambles.  Mass will be at 7:00pm.  Afterwards we are going for a fish and chip supper at Drakes in Petergate.  If you require a lift or more information please contact Sarah Shiels on 01904 424419.

UCM
The next meeting is on Tuesday 25th September, 7:30pm.  We will be packing shoe boxes.  This year the boxes are provided by The Rotary Club of Great Britain who will arrange their delivery.  Please come along and help to pack a box.  See poster on doors at back of church advising on contents.  All parishioners are welcome to contribute contents or donations towards cost of delivery.  Phone Sarah Sheils, 01904 424219 for further information.

HCPT – GREAT GADSBY BALL
Saturday 6th October  – York Racecourse.  Tickets £40pp and includes 3-course dinner.  The is a casino, DJ/Karaoke, dancing and much more.  If you are interested and would like a booking form please contact Claire or Irene Shanks – Group122@hcpt.org.uk  or  07793 573259.

SVP WHITBY TRIP
Wednesday 19th September
– 50 free places are available for the annual SVP trip to Whitby, leaving church at 10:00am and returning about 6:00pm.  As usual this includes fish and chip tea.

UCM NEWS
The first meeting of next term will be on Tuesday 11th September. 7:30 in the Centre.  There will be a short presentation on Fracking and what it might mean for our area.  There will be a shared plate supper afterwards.  Please bring a small sweet or savoury contribution.  All very welcome.

PARISH WALK
As part of Pope Francis’ “Share the Journey” initiative we will be having a Parish Walk of about five miles in York on Sunday 8th July after Mass.  Please put this in your diary and see the poster at the back of church for further details.  I am sure it will be a lovely day for people of all ages.

DIARY DATES – TRIPS
Two trips  26th June to St Aelred’s Grange, Middlesmoor.  Cost £12.50.  Coach departs St Aelred’s Church 10am return approx. 5pm.  List in porch.
Life Ascending (Formerly Ascent) trip to Hutton le Hole and Whitby 27th June.  Cost £10.  Coach departs St Aelred’s Church 10am return approx. 6pm.  List in porch.

UCM – DIARY DATES:
Meetings begin again on 10th April at 7:30pm.  The meeting will include aa showing of the short True Life in God DVD
Sunday 29th April.  UCM Coffee Morning.  Helpers welcome.
Tuesday 1st May. Daily Mass Scheme. Please come to the 9:00am Mass if you can.  The Daily Mass Scheme ensures that UCM members somewhere in the UK are attending a Mass for UCM intentions every day.
Tuesday 8th May.  Bill Scriven will give us a talk on Bee Keeping.  Bees are vital to our ecology and our very survival on the planet.  Come and find out more.
Tuesday 22nd May.  Tour of Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate at 2:00pm followed by tea at the Bar Convent. Holy Trinity was the first stop for the Mediaeval York Mystery Plays and there is an exhibition on the Monks of Micklegate.  Professor Bill Sheils, who worked on the Christianity and Culture national project, will give a short guided tour.  Transport to be arranged.
5th June.  “Know your rights”.  Rachel Rowe will give an introduction to the law as it may affect us, with particular reference to granting powers of attorney and other matters relating to family law.
19th June.  “Hospice at Home”.  A talk by Alison Skelton, Senior Sister, Hospice at Home.
Saturday 23rd June.  The Diocesan UCM Annual General Meeting at Filey.  Travel arrangements to be finalised.
Monday and Tuesday 2nd and 3rd July.  UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham.  Travel details to be confirmed.  Coach leaves Church at 9:00am on Monday 2nd July.
17th July. Strawberry Tea and short film “Marvellous !”

ROSARY ON THE COAST – Sunday 29th April.  Coach departs from Union Terrace Coach Park at 1:30pm.  Departs from Scarborough at 4pm to be back in York by 5:30pm.  Cost £10 per person.  To book a place on the coach please contact Sue Whitaker  suewhitaker@icloud.com or 07973 321555

24th April.
Tour of the Old York Cemetery, led by Dennis Shaw.  Please meet at Church at 6:15pm so that lifts can be arranged.  Tour starts at 6:30pm from the Cemetery Chapel, entrance on Cemetery Road.  The will be a £3 charge for donation to Cemetery Trust and Tea and Biscuits. entitled “Come to Me as You are: God’s urgent call to humanity”.  All very welcome.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Sunday 8th April.  We will be celebrating this Feast once again here at St. Aelred’s Church.  Come and join us on the day of Great Mercy.  Exposition from 11:30 am, Hour of Great Mercy 3.00 – 4.15.
Sacrament of Reconciliation 1.00 – 3.00.  All very welcome.  Please see the poster and leaflets.

EASTER TRIDUUM SERVICES
Holy Thursday 29th March
Mass of the Lord’s Supper         7:00pm
Watching until                               9:00pm

Good Friday 30th March
Walk of Witness St Thomas’   11:00am
G
ood Friday Service                    3:00pm
Ancient Burial                               6:00pm

Holy Saturday 31st March
Morning Prayer                           10:00am
Easter Vigil                                     8:00pm

Easter Sunday 1st April             9:30am 

CHRISM MASS
We visit the Cathedral on Tuesday 27th March for the Chrism Mass at 12 noon.  Coach departs 10 am and returns approx. 4 pm.  Cost for coach and buffet £12.  Please add name to list in porch.

LENTEN SOUP LUNCHES
We continue our Friday Soup Lunches on each Friday during Lent at 12:30pm in the Community Centre.  Please add your name to list in the porch if you can help to provide soup and roll or help with tables, kitchen etc.  All proceeds to CAFOD.

ST PATRICK’S DAY
Saturday 17th March.  Mass will be concelebrated at 12 noon at St George’s Church, Walmgate.  Light refreshments will be available in the Sacristy after Mass so as to give people a chance to enjoy the craic at St Patrick’s Festival in Parliament Street.  All very welcome.

HEALING SERVICE
Sunday 4th March at 4:00pm in the Community Centre with refreshments afterwards.  All welcome.

SVP PIE AND PEA QUIZ
Saturday 10th March 7:30pm in the Community Centre.  Tickets on sale after Mass.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday 22nd February 7:00pm in the Community Centre.  Please could anyone with an item for the agenda put it in writing with your name.  I realise it is a good while since we have had a meeting so please come along and have your voice heard.  All are welcome.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Continuing each Tuesday until Lent.  List in church porch for volunteers please.

ST AELRED’S PLAYERS
St Aelred’s Players will be performing Aladdin on 24th to 27th January 2018 in St Aelred’s School.  Please contact Ann Rochester (darochester@hotmail.co.uk) 01904-410226 or Stewart Gray (stewartg@vikingcad.co.uk) 07712-891244.

CHRISTMAS MASSES AT ST AELRED’S 2017
6:00 pm Christmas Eve – especially for children
8:00 pm Carols
8:30 pm Christmas Eve
9:30 am Christmas Day

SCHOOL KS2 CAROL SERVICE
Monday 18th December at 6:30pm in St Aelred’s Church.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Christmas Lunch Tuesday 19th December.

DERWENTHORPE CAROLS
Tuesday 19th December at 7:00pm.  Meet at St. Thomas’ then proceed through Derwenthorpe, finishing at Derwent Arms, Osbaldwick.

TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Each Tuesday through to 19th December.   If you could help to prepare lunch for about 30 people please sign the list at the back of church.  We also need table setters and servers and, of course, Diners.  All very welcome.

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.

 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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