The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 24th February 2019

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Morning Psalter week 3
Prayer Intention This Week
For all victims and survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
Today : St Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr

SVP Food Bank

There are boxes in each church porch for non-perishable food items.

Thank you


Luke 6: 27-38

1. Our natural tendency when attacked is to protect ourselves; when we are attacked, we attack back. We respond to an angry word with another or to a blow by hitting back. Here, Jesus suggests that at times there may be another way to act. What has been your experience of retaliation? Has it been life-giving? Have you experience of another way of acting?

2. When we do good to another, it can sometimes be in return for what we have received. At other times it can be done in the hope of getting something back. Or we may do it simply for the sake of doing good without any strings attached. Jesus suggests that this is when we are at our best. Recall your experience of these different ways of giving and celebrate the occasions when you gave without expectation of return.

3. Jesus proposes the generosity of God as a model for our generosity, and says that the generous will be rewarded. Perhaps you have experienced rewards, even in this life, from generous behaviour.

Tales from Corpus Christi

This is The Day The Lord Has Made

A University Professor was invited to speak at a military base. He was met at the airport by a sergeant named Ralph and after introducing themselves, they headed for the baggage claim area. As they walked down the concourse, Ralph kept disappearing, once to help an older woman who was struggling with her case, once to play with two toddlers and another time to give directions to someone who was lost.

Each time he came back with a big smile on his face. "Where did you learn to help other people like that?" asked the professor with a smile. "It was during my last tour of duty in Afghanistan, you see I was in bomb disposal and my job was to detect mines before anyone stood on them. Unfortunately I saw many of my friends blown up, doing the same job as myself, that's where I learned to live between steps. I never knew whether my next step was going to be my last, so I learned to get everything out of the moment, when I picked my foot up and put it down again. Every step I took was a whole new world and I guess I've been living that way ever since."

Sometimes we see happiness as a series of goals and we tell ourselves we will only be happy when we, graduate, find a good job, get married, have children, own our own home and so on. We keep postponing our life and everything is on hold until we achieve these goals.

To get the most out of our lives, we must learn to live by Scripture:
"This is the day the Lord has made: we will rejoice and be glad in it

Bulletin Items

On 12th February 2019, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the Decree regarding: - the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, founder of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in England; born in London, England on 21 February 1801, and died in Edgbaston, England on 11 August 1890. We now await the date for his canonisation

At the request of the Bishops Conference we have been asked to hold a Mission Appeal and second collection for the Society of African Missions (SMA).
Over this weekend of the 16th & 17th February we have 2 priests from the SMA Fathers with us who will give an appeal.

Again we have been asked by Bishop Marcus to hold the following: REFUGEE CRISIS: There will be a retiring collection across the weekend of 23rd & 24th February to support the Diocesan response to the continuing refugee crisis and severe hardship being suffered by those fleeing war and poverty.
Families arrive in the most tragic of circumstances, frightened, alone and traumatised. Please give as generously as you can.

For all those who have lost a baby before, during, or shortly after birth for any reason or early infancy.

Prayer for healing
God bless those who have lost a child.
Heal their hurting, aching hearts, and cradle them in Your arms.
God give them peace, whose child is now with You, and joy in knowing they will reunite someday.
Our parish is participating in Baby Loss Matters, an initiative by the national pro-life charity LIFE, to create memorial spaces in churches across the country to commemorate to lives of those lost before, during, or shortly after birth for any reason. There are a few prayer cards, as well as details of support services in the church porch.

"Time to Talk" is the parish listening service for the lonely, anxious, depressed or anyone who has something they need to talk about. Our volunteers are trained by Samaritans. We don't judge or advise, but we offer a sympathetic and confidential service.
If you know someone who you think might be in need of our support or you would like to talk to one of our listeners call Adrian on 07817388332.
If you think you would like to join us as a volunteer listener come along at 7.00pm to our informal meeting on Wednesday 20 February in the Newman Centre."

FLAME 2019: The biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK Flame 2019 is coming up in March. See the poster for more details on how to book your tickets.

Parish Magazine: The next issue of the Parish Magazine will be published just before Easter. Please send your articles to or, or drop them into the Parish Office. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 10th March.

Possible alternative Pilgrimage to Lourdes & Nevers with the Parish by COACH.
? Saturday 25th May - Saturday 1st June - Cost £595 per person sharing or £750.00 single room staying at the Hotel Paradis
? 1st night bed & breakfast in Northern France
? 4 night's FULL board in Lourdes
? 1 night half board in Nevers
? Last night half board in Northern France
Traveling by coach from St Theresa's Church to join a group from Wolverhampton.
If you are definitely interested in going on this pilgrimage, please ring Mary by Friday 22nd February so we can confirm the booking. Office 2645260 Home 2604699
See poster in porch with more details.

Annual Pilgrimage Raffle: You were asked last weekend to take a book of raffle tickets to sell to your family & friends for the pilgrimage fund. Thank you to all who took books. Please return you counterfoils and money into the box in each church porch. The draw will be on Sunday 3rd March during the tea &
coffee after the 8.15am Mass. The first prize will be £300 cash and there are many other good prizes. If you know anyone who would benefit from a pilgrimage to Lourdes please give your Nominations to any priest or Mary in the office.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Children in Year 3 are invited to make their First Reconciliation (Confession) in the parish on 27th or 28th March. Before this they will have to attend preparation lessons after school. To explain the programme there will be a meeting for ALL their parents om Tuesday 12th February at Corpus Christi primary school OR on Wednesday 13th February at St Theresa's primary school.
Both meeting will start at 7pm and led by Fr Pat Wall. Letters have been sent to year 3 parents of baptised children.
Parents of children in Year 3 who attend none catholic schools are asked to contact the parish office so the parents can attend one of the above meetings and the children can be included on the preparation course.

Sacrament of the Eucharist (First Holy Communion)

Children in Year 4 who have made their First Reconciliation will be invited to make their First Holy Communion in June 2019. The parents of these children
will be invited to attend a meeting at the end of April and letters for this will be sent out at the end of March and the preparation will start after the Easter holiday.

Children in Year 4 who have not made their First Reconciliation are asked to contact the parish office as soon as possible as they will need to attend BOTH
preparation courses.

Please remember the young people in your prayers.

CARITAS LEEDS is organising a Mass for People Living with Disabilities, their families and friends at Leeds Cathedral on Sunday 3rd March 2019, at 3pm. More details see the poster.

Altar Servers Day Saturday 2nd February - see Diocese website for Henry's report.

Choose either March 20th or March 23rd March 2019 - Lenten Retreat Day led by Fr Dennis Cassidy 10.00am-3.30pm, The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley: A journey to Easter with Blessed John Henry Newman. £30 to include morning coffee, a hot two course lunch and afternoon tea. To book please contact the Administrator at The Briery on 01943 607287 or

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team A 22nd February

Bulletin News

Did you know? The Order of Mass is in the front of the new hymn books for all to use.

CATECHISTS' MEETING: Sat 9th March, Hinsley Hall, 10am-1pm: The Diocese invites all catechists and those involved in faith formation to a meeting at Hinsley Hall. 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

Short courses at Hinsley Hall (starting 26th February). In February & March 2019 there will be three short courses on Tuesday evenings at Hinsley Hall. There is a choice of Catholic Social Teaching, Lay Chaplaincy in Schools or Liturgy.

Short courses at Hinsley Hall (starting 7th May). In May & June 2019 there will be another group of short courses offered. The choice this time will be Catholic Schools and Religious Education, Family Life Ministry or Youth Ministry.

For further details of any of these courses please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or See poster on the notice board.

Library in St Theresa's quiet room: You may have seen the new bookcase in the quiet room with many books which can be borrowed and return at your leisure. Please use this at any time.

Overflow Carpark for St Theresa's Church: Reminder access via Well Garth to the back of the Newman Centre is open from 7.45am - 12.30pm on a Sunday.

Journey in Faith leaflet is available in the porch for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic or thinking of return back to church. Please pick one up

Newman Weekly Draw 20/20

The final draw for this cycle, due to the increase in numbers for this draw we have added a one-off big prize of £50.

£50 072 M Ross Cartmel
£25 262 P Brady Halton
£10 410 V Vanni Ringwood
£ 5 110 G Fletcher Templegates
£ 5 268 M Madden Crossgates
£ 5 467 M Snowden Temples

Total profit for church funds from this draw is £930.00. Collecting next draw subscriptions week 16th March.

LOURDES 2019: Calling all doctors, nurses and carers who are interested in being part of our amazing hospitality team on the Leeds Diocesan Pilgrimage 5th - 11th July 2019. There is an information evening taking place at Mount St Mary's School, LS9 8LA Tues 19th March, 7pm. Please do come along or tell someone about this event.

Women's World Day of Prayer Service: Friday 1st March "Come - Everything is ready" This year the service has been prepared by the women of Slovenia and will take please at St Wilfred's Church Selby Road, at 2pm. All are cordially invited to attend the service and have refreshments in the church hall afterwards.

National Novena to St Joseph 10th - 18th March by the Mill Hill Missionaries in Maidenhead & Liverpool. See poster in church for details.

A RETREAT WITH A DIFFERENCE: A Foyer de Charité Retreat will be held at Hinsley Hall, the Diocese of Leeds Pastoral Centre, from Sunday 21st July (6pm) - Saturday 27th July (2pm). The theme is God's Plan for the Fullness of Time, and the preacher will be Mgr Keith Barltrop. Foyer retreats are held mainly in
silence, with three talks a day, and offer a holistic way of deepening our faith in the Church's teaching and our life in Christ. For further information or to book a place, contact Mgr Barltrop: or 07879 953953. Pick up a leaflet from the porch.

Organ at Corpus Christi Church Update: We have received permission from the Diocese Finance department to go ahead with the repairs to the organ. This is expected to be in the region of up to £10,000. Work will start in due course.

HANDMAIDS WOMEN'S PRAYER MEETING: Friday 1st March from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Corpus Christi Church, Neville Road, Leeds LS9 0HD. Led by the Franciscan Sisters of Renewal. For more information please call 0113 2350573.

Tea & Coffee at Corpus Christi after the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 27th February.

CARITAS LEEDS is organising a Mass for People Living with Disabilities, their families and friends at Leeds Cathedral on Sunday 3rd March 2019, at 3pm. More details see the poster.

Leeds Lent Prayer Diary 2019: these are available if you would to order one from and follow the steps.

SVP Food Bank: As well as food items for the food bank could you please consider bringing sanitary products and toiletries? Thank you

A TALK ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING given by Liz Andrew of the Medaille Trust will take place Weds 27th Feb at 7pm at St Benedict's Parish Centre, Garforth, LS25 1PX. The Medaille Trust is a charity founded in 2006 by a group of religious congregations to combat the evils human trafficking in response to thousands of people who are trafficked each year in the UK.

RACE NIGHT: Sat 13th April, 7:30pm. Little Sisters of the Poor, Mount St Joseph, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2DE. Telephone (0113) 2784101. See the poster for more details.

Down Memory Lane Café for families affected by Dementia on the 1st Wednesday of each month starting 5th December run by Wm Dodgsons at Lupton Ave. See poster for more details.


All children going to the toilet must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

Will the parents of the young children who are changing to serve Mass and need assistance please help them. Please do not leave it to other adults.


If you are thinking of getting married in any of our churches at least 6 months' notice must be given. This will enable the couple's preparation and the necessary paper work to be completed

Gluten Free Hosts

There is a supply of hosts in each church. Should you need one of the hosts consecrating please make yourself known to the priest before Mass starts.

Mass Offerings

If you wish a Mass to be said on a certain date for a special intention then we ask you to please give 12 weeks' notice.


LIFE: Pregnant?
Need to talk? Life will help. Ring


Please pray for the repose of
Fr Gerry Hargreaves, Fr Sean Leonard, Jean Robinson, Paul Moran, Patricia Kates, Stephen McAndrew, Ann Ruddy, Stanley Wilshire, Darren Varley, James (Jimmy) Kilcoyne, Thomas Roche, May McHale, Barbara Slack, Patrick Collins who have died recently and for Bill Hopkins, Michael Barry Wilkin, Bridget Thompson, Ron Wilkinson, Marl Anthony Butterfield, Lawrence O'Hara, Molly Adkin Jack Cleary and Joan Willetts whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Jimmy Kilcoyne x 2 Masses, May McHale, Jimmy O'Neill, Patricia Kates x 2 Masses, Stephen McAndrew, Patrick Collins, Barbara Slack,

For Anniversaries:
Dan Collins, Mary Readman, Jack Banks, Margaret Banks, Mary Eastwood, Jack Cleary, Ann Barnes, Michael Barnes, William, Jean, Patricia, Gerrard & Mary Jackson, Joe Goodwin,

For other Intentions:
Kathleen Curtin (Ireland) Sick, Holy Souls, Patrick Sheehy 90th Birthday, Deceased members of the KSC

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including,
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Eileen Caine, Percy Cartwright, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Claire Crook, Nora Davey, Jack Denison, Julie Digings, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Betty Gregory, Peter Hanlon, Josh Harland, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Don Holdsworth, Elizabeth Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Madge Illingworth, Maise Kenna, Kenneth William Keeling, Margaret Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat & Oresti Lusardi, Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Anita Mason, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell (8yrs old), Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Sean McHale, Emma Mather, Teresa Moses, Angela Murphy, Molly Neal, John Newton, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Godfrey (Robby) Robinson, Andrea Ruck, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Cynthia Stephens, Scott Summers Jnr. (2years old), Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Phil Watkin-Jones, June Watson, Stanley Wilshire, Eileen Winn.

New names will be added in alphabetical order and highlighted for the first week.

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