St Augustines Roman Catholic Church, Leeds

Roof Repairs at St Augustine's

This week a new fundraising initiative has been started in the form of a JustGiving Page which can be found here. It has been started by Queenie Sukhoe, and she has undertaken to cut off her hair for the fundraising effort. After only a few hours over £120 has been raised.

Thank you so much to Sir Harold Hood’s Charitable Trust for donating £2,000.00 to our Church Roof Fundraising Appeal. This will help us enormously in our efforts to repair the Church Roof. We are truly grateful.

We have been very blessed to receive a cheque in the sum of £5,000 from the Benefact Trust in response to our application.  This will be used towards the very necessary roof repairs which will cost more than £50,000.We are extremely grateful to the Benefact Trust for their generosity to our Parish.

The Sacrament of Matrimony

“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”

Marriage in God's Plan

Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness of God and concludes with a vision of “the wedding-feast of the Lamb.” Scripture speaks throughout of marriage and its “mystery,” its institution and the meaning God has given it, its origin and its end, its various realizations throughout the history of salvation, the difficulties arising from sin and its renewal “in the Lord” in the New Covenant of Christ and the Church.

Marriage in the Order of Creation

The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws…. God himself is the author of marriage.”  The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes. These differences should not cause us to forget its common and permanent characteristics. Although the dignity of this institution is not transparent everywhere with the same clarity, some sense of the greatness of the matrimonial union exists in all cultures. “The well-being of the individual person and of both human and Christian society is closely bound up with the healthy state of conjugal and family life.

God who created man out of love also calls him to love the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being. For man is created in the image and likeness of God who is himself love. Since God created him man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man. It is good, very good, in the Creator’s eyes. And this love which God blesses is intended to be fruitful and to be realized in the common work of watching over creation: “And God blessed them, and God said to them: ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.

Holy Scripture affirms that man and woman were created for one another: “It is not good that the man should be alone.” The woman, “flesh of his flesh,” i.e., his counterpart, his equal, his nearest in all things, is given to him by God as a “helpmate”; she thus represents God from whom comes our help. “Therefore, a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.” The Lord himself shows that this signifies an unbreakable union of their two lives by recalling what the plan of the Creator had been “in the beginning”: “So they are no longer two, but one flesh.

Wedding rings: a symbol of the sanctity of the union of a man and woman

God who created man out of love also calls him to love the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being. For man is created in the image and likeness of God who is himself love.  Since God created him man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man. It is good, very good, in the Creator’s eyes. And this love which God blesses is intended to be fruitful and to be realized in the common work of watching over creation: “And God blessed them, and God said to them: ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.

Holy Scripture affirms that man and woman were created for one another: “It is not good that the man should be alone.”  The woman, “flesh of his flesh,” i.e., his counterpart, his equal, his nearest in all things, is given to him by God as a “helpmate”; she thus represents God from whom comes our help. “Therefore, a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.” The Lord himself shows that this signifies an unbreakable union of their two lives by recalling what the plan of the Creator had been “in the beginning”: “So they are no longer two, but one flesh.

Marriage Prayer

May all married couples feel strengthened in their vocation to be living icons of God’s love in the world and develop a living relationship with Jesus through prayer and the sacraments.

We pray for all families, especially those experiencing difficulties, that by God’s grace they can always be joyful models of faith, love and generous service in our communities.

For the divorced or separated: may we reach out to in love to support them and their families in times of anger, sadness, or need. We ask that the Lord will heal any wounds;

through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

Mass Times at St Augustine's

Sunday

Mass 10:00am
Mass 6:00pm (vigil)

Weekdays*

Tues-Fri 9:00am
*weekdays subject to change - please see bulletin

Holy Days of Obligation

As Announced Please see bulletin

Confessions

Every Saturday 5:30-6:00pm

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Father Ghebreyesus - Parish Priest at St Augustines RC Church, Leeds

St Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, Leeds

Harehills Road,
Leeds LS8 5HR

0113-249-0762

office.staugustines@dioceseofleeds.org.uk