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Planning for the Re-opening of Our Churches

Last week we were informed by Bishop Marcus that the Catholic Church of England and Wales is currently in negotiations with Her Majesty’s Government with regarding the opening of our churches for at least a time of private prayer, if not for the celebration of the Mass. Our Bishops are following Government advice, but also trying to demonstrate how we could safely open at least some of our churches for private prayer, as a first step towards the full re-opening our churches.

In order for any of our churches to open for private prayer (in the first instance), we will need to show that we have a health and safety plan in place. This will mean particularly, that we have the personnel available, to open and close the churches and also to make sure that they are cleaned / wiped after each time the church has been opened. If we do not have the people available, the church will not be able to be opened.

In order to safely open both our churches for private prayer, the following will need to be in place;

  • Volunteers to open / close and clean the church (on a rota basis)
  • Facial masks & protective gloves to be available for the volunteers
  • Hand gel available at the back and front of church for everybody who comes into church
  • A ‘one-way-system’ to be operated in church
  • Strictly adherence to social distancing – keeping 2 metres apart and no gathering in groups

With this in mind, and only for the purpose of planning ahead, may I ask, are there any parishioners who are willing to help me and offer their services to open/close our churches and clean the church after each use? I envisage that in the first instance, the church might be opened for an hour or two each day for private prayer.

If you are willing and able to offer this help, please contact Father Neil on; (0113) 257 4740 or office.christtheking@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

Once we have enough volunteers, I will put together a rota and ensure that everything is in place in order for us to safely return to church.

I stress again, that this is only a tentative plan to try and have a plan in place should we be allowed to open our churches. Please note, that permission has not yet been given. But as I said above, our Bishops are working closely with the Government, trying to get this permission and get our churches open, as quickly and as safely as possible.

Masses suspended and all Catholic churches closed across Britain

Update – 23rd March 2020

In compliance With Government Instructions as from 23rd March 2020, the Bishop has, with sadness, asked that our church buildings be closed with immediate effect until further notice.  Father Neil will continue to say Mass in private, praying particularly for the needs of the Parish and all affected by the situation we find ourselves in.

But remember, if you require a priest IN AN EMERGENCY you should contact the Presbytery in the usual manner. In compliance with government guidelines, priests will only be able to physically attend the most serious of cases that involve ‘danger of death’. If you wish to speak to a priest about a non-emergency pastoral case, you are welcome to telephone or email me.

Funerals will now only take place at the crematorium, if allowed, or at the graveside. Clearly, this is a sensitive area which may affect any of our parishioners and the Church seeks to treat with tremendous understanding and compassion anyone who is felled by grief. Should it be necessary to hold a small graveside funeral or even no funeral at all due to the restrictions, the Bishop will make special provision for us to hold a funeral or memorial service at a later date.

PLEASE STAY AT HOME

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Let us join spiritually with one another and with the Church Universal.  Let us call upon the Church triumphant.  The saints and angels to pray with and for us.

May the good Lord, the Eternal Physician,

Strecth out His healing and grace.

May He strengthen the weary, protect those in danger, give peace to the anxious and aid the efforts of us all at this time of need.

May Our Lady of Walsingham,

Mother of the Church protect her Dowry.

May St Joseph, protector of the Holy Church, pray for us.

May all the Angels and Saints of England and Wales interced for us.

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Our Lady’s Grotto at Christ the King

A Just Giving page has been set up to help raise funds to restore the statue of Our Lady to her former glory!  We are hoping to raise a £1000. towards the restoration.  If you are interested in contributing, please access the link following link: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ctkourlady?utm_id=1&utm_term=QnXYYzeJz

Fr. Neil Byrne

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Whether you are looking to join our church family on a regular basis, or are enquiring about becoming part of the church for a special event, such as a wedding or a baptism, these pages should give you all that you need to know.

Christ the King Catholic Church, Bramley and Holy Family Catholic Church, Armley are both parishes that are part of the Diocese of Leeds.

Christmas Mass Times

Holy Family Church

Christmas Eve: 4pm Carols led by pupils from Holy Family School
Christmas Eve: Vigil Mass at 4:30pm
Christmas Day: 9:30am.

Christ the King Church

Christmas Eve: 6pm Carols followed by Mass at 6:30pm
Christmas Day 11am

First Reconciliation (Confession)

First Holy Communion 2019/2020

Weekly Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation

By appointment with Fr Neil

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Christ The King
Monday to Friday – 8.45am – 9.15am (except July & August

Mass Times

Christ The King

Saturday (Vigil) – 6pm
Sunday – 11am

Weekdays – See bulletin

Holy Family

Sunday – 9.30am

Weekdays – See bulletin

Rosary

Christ The King
Friday – 9.00am