kirkstall abbey


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

September 17th

September 10th

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


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

Fr Pat in East Timor (July 25th-Aug 16th) / on holiday in Greece (Aug 19th-Sept 3rd)

22 Sunday Year A

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

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

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

14th Sunday Year A - Bearers of the Lord

Sorrell Leczkowski - Requiem Mass Homily

13 Year A - The Importance of Empathy



Pentecost – The Spirit blows where God wills

Ascension Day 2017 (Following the Manchester Bombing)

Golden Jubilee Homily

6 Easter A


Homily 2 Easter A - Signs of Vigour in the Church

3 Easter A – Recognising the Lord’s Presence

Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year A) – How God’s Kingdom grows

Fourth Sunday of Lent Year (A) – Small Sins?


Job Vacancies

St. Joseph's Huddersfield is looking to recruit an excellent and
enthusiastic teacher to work in our Key Stage Two team
from September
2017. The post, which is for twelve months to cover a Maternity Leave,
is open to NQTs and experienced teachers. For further details or to
arrange a visit, please e-mail the headteacher at or call 01484 531669. Closing date 30th
June at 9am, with interviews taking place week commencing Monday 3rd
June. Practising Catholic preferred.

New volunteer Leaders needed for our Scout section

Both our Scout leaders are stepping down at the end of term, after both giving over ten years service to our Scout section. We have a thriving and expanding Scout group, but will be forced to close the scout section if adults don’t step forward to help as leaders. You do not need to be from a scouting background. If enough help comes forward, commitment can be shared, so you needn’t commit to every week. Simple training is carried out within our group. The retiring leaders will be happy to have a hand over period to advice and help their successors. If you have a child who will benefit from being part of scouting, please help us to keep the movement going at Holy Name.
Please contact Steve Bates, Group Scout Leader (07702 358691)

Crownest Lane, Bingley, Full & part time posts S.P. 13 – 17 (1 increment for NVQ). Waking nights support worker.  Also, at Healey Wood Gardens, Brighouse, 2 nights per week 10.00am – 7.00am, £8.55 per hour. Interested applicants please contact Janet Flynn on 0113 3885400. Or by email at  Closing date: Wednesday 7th June 2017.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Otley, a Voluntary Academy Administrative Assistant / Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant – available immediately
(please click here for pdf)

Lay Trustee Could YOU use YOUR skills and experience to help our Bishop and Diocese further the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  The Diocese of Leeds is recruiting amongst the laity for 4 non-executive directors to join the Board of the Diocese of Leeds Trustee.  Follow this link for more information on the Diocesan website