On Tuesday, 24 November 2015, Pope Francis announced that he had chosen a Leeds priest, Mgr John Wilson, to become one of two new Auxiliary Bishops in the Diocese of Westminster.
Mgr John is currently Parish Priest of St Martin de Porres Parish in Wakefield and served as Diocesan Administrator for two and a half years during the period of Vacant See between Archbishop Arthur Roche and Bishop Marcus Stock. Mgr John has also served as Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation leading the five year Come and See programme as well as served in parishes in Pontefract and Bradford. Additionally he also served for a number of years on the staff of Ushaw College seminary.
Mgr John will take up his new appointment in the new year and be ordained Bishop by Cardinal Nichols on 25 January 2016.
St. Mary's thank him for his distinguished service in the Diocese of Leeds and assure him of our prayers and best wishes for his new ministry.
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.
A new education Centre in Tamil Nadu
On Thursday 9 February 2017, Year 13 CRS (Catholic Religious Studies) students devoted a day to looking at the environment.
Soli Retreat Centre, Staffordshire - new venue for Year 11 Retreat
What's happening at St. Mary's during Advent 2016?
This year, Year 9 students are supporting the Gianna Project, Catholic Care, who support babies and new mothers in need in the Leeds Diocese.