Sacred Heart Parish, Ilkley

Mgr Kieran Heskin BA PhD Parish Priest 

The Presbytery, Stockeld Road,  Ilkley LS29 9HD

Tel. 01943 607690    E Mail kheskin@gmail.com 

 Deacon: Rev. Mick Leahy  mickleahy@ntlworld.com

 Parish website:   sacredheartilkley.wordpress.com     

Second Sunday of the Year 20th Jan. 2019

Sunday Masses – Vigil: Sat. 6.30 p.m. Sun. 8.30 a.m. & 10.30 a.m.      

Weekday Masses & Services: Elmleigh Convent, Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9.30 a.m.

Sacred Heart Church: Tues., Thurs. & Sat. 9.30 a.m.    

Prayer of the Church: 15 mins. before the weekday Masses that take place in Church.

Confessions: Sat. morning after Mass and 5.00 to 5.30 p.m.  

Bob Stubbs’ Requiem Mass: Sacred Heart Church, Mon. 21st Jan., 12.30 p.m.

First Confessions: parents, if you would like your child, Year 3 and above, to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on 9th Mar, please let me know as soon as possible, if you haven’t already done so, as classes start on this coming Sat 26th Jan. at 10.00 a.m. in the Foyer.

Parish Retreat for Ilkley, Otley & Burley parishes: Sat. 26th Jan. The offering is £27.00 per person to include lunch. Coffee at 10.00 a.m. to start 10.30 a.m. until afternoon tea at 3.30 p.m.

Catechists’ Meeting: Sat 9th Mar., Hinsley Hall, 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The Diocese invites all catechists and those involved in faith formation to this meeting. There will be a chance to meet fellow catechists, to share best practice, and to meet the new Co-ordinators for Catechesis, Gregory Stacey and Kieran Hughes. There will be a particular focus on the opportunities presented by “family catechesis” and the ways in which the Diocese is developing ways to support catechists in their work. Those interested in attending are encouraged to email gregory.stacey@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

“You Make Me Brave” – Youth 2000 Young Adults’ Retreat Weekend: 15-17th Feb., Leeds Trinity University. Aged between 16-30 years: you are welcome to come to a weekend of talks, workshops, liturgy, worship and friendship for young Catholic adults. Further information:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/Youth2000/events/ 

The British Heart Foundation Shop, Ilkley are in desperate need of more volunteers. This friendly team have lots of different roles available, both customer facing and behind the scenes. They would also welcome donations if anyone is having a clear out. Contact Emily Corr, Retail Volunteer Manager, corre@bhf.org.uk, if you can help.


Teacher of Religious Education required for Sep. 2019, St Mary’s, Menston.  Permanent and full timepost. An ability to teach KS5 would be advantageous.  NQTs and trainee teachers achieving QTS by July 2019 are welcome to apply. Further details on the Notice Board.

The Briery Retreat Centre seeks to appoint a part-time cook for fifteen hours per week, working over three or four shifts, sometimes during the day or early evening.  Holiday cover is also required.  Closing date: Fri., 8th Feb.  Further details from the Administrators: 607287, email: briery@btconnect.com or website http://www.briery.org.uk.

The All Saints’ Church “Coffee, Cake, Connect” Life Group is a group of mums that meets on Mondays from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. during school term time. “We meet for Bible reading and prayer, as well as a good chat over coffee and cake. We have the lovely addition of babies and toddlers playing as we chat, read and pray. Any members of Sacred Heart Parish who would like to join us for child-friendly fellowship would be very welcome! Please contact Suzanne Bentham for further information – benthamcrew@gmail.com”.

Please pray for those who are ill: Rachel Booth, Margaret Fagan, Geoff Ridley, Celeste Hinds, Richard Thornton, Chelsea Hogan, Victoria Naylor, Cath Gibson, Luigi Pignanelli, Martin Murphy and Amanda Bradley.   

Annniversaries: Walter Shackleton, Carmel Coen, Joan Owens, Lawrence McNaney, John Cunningham, John Kelly, Brian Horsley, Mona Lamberti, Joseph Hadley, Mary Holden, Nan Tucker, Jim Brogan, Mary Hodson, Oksanna Burke, Kathleen McNeice, Susan Palumbo, Patricia Dennis, Jan Krechowiecki , Ambrose Farrell, Patrick O Brien, Sheila Fell, Anne Billington and Jean Foster.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Counters this week: Team E.

  Church Cleaners: Chris Clair’s Team, 25th Jan.                                         

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