Have you made any New Year's resolutions this year? If not, and you'd still like to, Pope Francis has some ideas.
When Pope Francis met before Christmas with Vatican employees, mostly lay people with families, he asked them to do 10 things. The list sounded remarkably like suggestions for New Year’s resolutions!
These are the ten things that he called upon Vatican employees to do:
“Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”
“Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.”
“Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.”
“Be careful how you speak, purify your tongue of offensive words, vulgarity and worldly decadence.”
“Heal wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness, forgiving those who have hurt us and medicating the wounds we have caused others.”
“Look after your work, doing it with enthusiasm, humility, competence, passion and with a spirit that knows how to thank the Lord.”
“Be careful of envy, lust, hatred and negative feelings that devour our interior peace and transform us into destroyed and destructive people.”
“Watch out for anger that can lead to vengeance; for laziness that leads to existential euthanasia; for pointing the finger at others, which leads to pride; and for complaining continually, which leads to desperation.”
“Take care of brothers and sisters who are weaker … the elderly, the sick, the hungry, the homeless and strangers, because we will be judged on this.”
Making sure your Christmas is about Jesus and not about shopping.
On Monday, 11 December, St. Mary’s hosted their annual Carol Concert in the Chapel at Leeds Trinity University
The Leeds Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham took place on Saturday 30 September
The Year 7 students thoroughly enjoyed their day
The Feast Day Mass took place on Thursday 20 July in our Sports Hall. The theme was "God is Love."
St. Mary's Menston take part in the 78th Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Twenty five Year 12 students recently took part in the annual Holy Island Retreat. The group, accompanied by Mrs Carmichael, Mr Smickersgill and Mr Cliffe, stayed on the island for two nights.
St. Mary’s Menston participated in Catholic Care’s annual Good Shepherd Service at St. Anne’s Cathedral on Friday 19 May.
Bob Lavery's Challenge: to support a sick pilgrim to Lourdes 2017 : Donate now
Thank you for your support and generosity in providing personal hygiene items, in particular, feminine hygiene products for St Vincent De Paul Leeds.
At the weekend, three St. Mary’s students and members of the Newman Group, attended the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation event, Flame 2017.