The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 24th May 2020

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May - The Month of the Holy Rosary
Seventh Sunday of Easter

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Prayer Intention This Week
For proclaiming the Gospel of Christ

Today : St Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop (opt mem W) or Weekday of Easter

SVP Food Bank - the food banks are empty.

Please continue to bring your donations to the parish office any weekday morning between 9am - 11am. Let me know you are here and the bag can then be dropped at the door if you don't want to come. Cash donations are also welcome. Thank you for your continued support.


If you know of anyone who would like some help with getting supplies, collecting prescriptions please contact the office and we can ask one of the many offers of help to contact them.

Parish Notices

MaryMay the Month of the Holy Rosary. Pope Francis has invited the faithful to renew their love for the Most Holy Rosary, a prayer fully immersed in the Gospel.

Month of May - Mary Mother of God - The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary

People are invited to join the National Rosary Rally taking place in dioceses throughout England, Wales and Scotland from 9am to 9pm on Pentecost Sunday, 31 May.

Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their family homes during the month of May, especially when the pandemic is making us aware of the value of our families and making it possible for us to pray together at home.

He encourages simple Rosaries and joining online Rosary initiatives to pray to Our Lady for deliverance from Covid-19 and he has composed two prayers for this intention.

In each diocese people are encouraged to pray the Rosary individually, in families, as online prayer groups or parish groups, where possible led online by their parish priests, at any time within the specified hour.

Timetable on 31 May
9am Arundel and Brighton, Northampton and HM Forces
10am Birmingham, Nottingham and Ukranian Eparchy
11am Brentwood and Plymouth
Noon Cardiff, Portsmouth and Dunkeld
1pm Clifton, Salford and St Andrews and Edinburgh
2pm East Anglia, Shrewsbury, Aberdeen
3pm Hallam, Southwark, Glasgow
4pm Hexham and Newcastle, Wrexham, Ordinariate OLW
5pm Lancaster, Westminster, Argyll and the Isles
6pm Leeds, Polish Mission and Galloway
7pm Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Motherwell
8pm Menevia, Paisley and Syro Malabar Eparchy
9pm We are all invited to pray with Bishop John Keenan from St Mirin's Cathedral in Paisley as the rally ends.

Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the Earth
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us

Hughes Chapel Service 27th May for Ivy Reynolds - Family Only

Hughes Chapel Service 27th May for John Morgan - Family Only

Hughes Chapel Service 27th May for Ellen Runaghan - Family Only

Hughes Chapel Service 28th May for Edward (Ted) Fryer - Family Only

Polite Notice: When issuing a cheque to the parish for any collections or donations please make the cheque payable to "St John Henry Newman Parish. We are unable to bank cheques payable to anything else.

Offertory collections: While Mass is suspended you may drop your collection in the church on a Sunday during the opening times or into the presbytery letter boxes or parish office. If you wish to send a cheque please make it payable to St John Henry Newman parish.
If you would like to set up a standing order to pay your offertory please contact Parish Office 0113 2645260 between 8.30am - 1.30pm
Thank you for your continued support.

Parish Giving
Despite the difficult personal circumstances for some individuals, some parishioners have been asking how they can continue to donate to the parish. The Diocese has created a secure way of donating to our parish via the website.
This is accessible through the Diocesan website at
The Online Parish Offertory yellow box allows you to select our Parish from a list. This is also available via the Diocesan Website homepage. This has already been in use over the weekend and there have already been a number of very generous donations.
Our own Website:
There is a giving DONATE button, which will link you directly to the donation page for our parish. The link for the parish website will go directly to a page for your Parish, and other funds are not be visible to anyone else.

Update on Deacon Henry's ordination to the priesthood.
This will now take place on Friday 17th July, 11am at Leeds Cathedral. The service will be live-streamed on the internet: details to follow. Because the number of people allowed to attend on 17th July are likely to be very restricted, there will be a later opportunity to celebrate Henry's priestly ministry. This will take the form of a "Mass of Thanksgiving" at Leeds Cathedral on Saturday 30th January 2021, 12pm. Everyone in the parish is very warmly invited to this so please put the date in your diary! Please continue to Pray for Deacon Henry.

Parish Magazine:
Parish Magazine: As mentioned last week, we are hoping to produce a Summer Issue of the Parish Magazine in electronic form. If you have any articles that you would like to contribute, please send them in to or drop them in at the Parish Office. The target date for submissions is Sunday 21st June.

St Gregory's Credit Union: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there will be no collection points open (including the office) until at least the weekend of 9th - 10th May, circumstances permitting. Should you have an urgent query or request, please telephone 07761 081338, leave a message and someone will get back to you.

A Parishioner is now a New Milkman in our area, delivering Fresh Farm Milk, (T D Goodall), Whole Milk, Semi-Skimmed Milk, Skimmed Milk and Whole Homogenised Milk in Traditional Glass Pint Bottles. Doorstep deliveries in Areas: - Whinmoor, Swarcliffe, Crossgates and Pendas Fields on Monday's, Wednesday's and Saturday mornings. Also delivering fresh farm free range eggs, cream, butter, yoghurts, fresh Orange Juice in pint bottles, and more! For more information; please contact Michael Clayton on 07564 301666 or email: - Thank you.


Seeing your life through the lens of the Gospels

John 17: 1- 11

After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.

‘I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.

Diocesan & Other Notices

Mass for the Sick and their Families, NHS Front-Line workers and those working in Social Care. The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love. Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are giving exceptional service to those who are vulnerable at this time. In order to show a spiritual solidarity with all those who are involved in the ways described above, each week from next Thursday, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate Mass in their Cathedral which will be live-streamed for people to join.
This will take place every Thursday at 7.00pm
28th May Bishop Terence Drainey Middlesbrough Cathedral By visiting the Cathedral webpage, or the Bishops' Conference Webpage ( links for the live-streaming of these Masses can be found.

Bishop Marcus will celebrate Mass from Leeds Cathedral. The live-streaming of the 11 am Sunday Mass will continue each week whilst the celebration of
public Masses is suspended. To participate online, please access the following new YouTube channel which will be live each day. and may also be accessed via a link embedded on the Cathedral's home

Sunday morning Mass live-streamed from the Cathedral at 11.00am
Daily Mass is also live-streamed from the Cathedral at 10.30am

Renew the Earth: A Liturgy for Pentecost: The J&P Commission would be delighted if you could join us for an online liturgy to celebrate Pentecost and to renew our commitment to caring for our 'Common Home Friday 29 May 11:00 until about 11:45 This is an online liturgy and will be delivered using Zoom videoconferencing. Please email if you would like to join us and we will send you the link.

Pilgrim Prayer for the Year of the Word

Pilgrim God,
you walk alongside us
and speak to us throughout the Scriptures:
in the message of the prophets,
the songs of David
and the vision of Paul.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears
and shows us how to live:
in our love of neighbour
our desire for justice,
and in our dying and rising each day.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world:
in our protection of the vulnerable,
our words and actions
and in our communion with the earth.
V. Your word is our path and your truth is our light.
R. This day and every day.
Our Lady of the Annunciation
Pray for us
St Matthew
Pray for us
St Jerome
Pray for us


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 07554003000

Children's Liturgy

All children & adults attending children's liturgy must sign the weekly register.


Please pray for the repose of:
Fr Michael Sullivan, Pat Walker, Tony Capitano, Ivy Reynolds, Edward (Ted) Fryer, John Morgan, Ellen Ramathan, Rita Murphy, Marjorie Wood, David Mort, Amy Hollins and Joseph Nihill who have died recently and Tommy Waite, Juan Cooke, Maxine Roversi, Terry L'Amie and Doug Fletcher whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Sr. Millie (Peru), Maria Ainsley, Sara Bakal, John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Tony Chana, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, John (Sean) Craig, Claire Crook, Joan Cuthbertson, Nora Davey, Julie Diggings, Brian Dickinson, Sue Driscoll, Mary Gaughan, Mary Gill, Francis Gregoire, Jason Grudzien, Peter Hanlon, Mary Hartley, Barbara Hayes, Eileen Heaney, Shirley Heselton, Betty Hindley, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Lily Howley, Doris & Les Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Matteo Manfredini, Billie Marginson, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Angela Murphy, Carole Naughton, Molly Neal, John Newton, Tatiana Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Brian O'Boyle, Brenda O'Gorman, Sue Parry, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Lynne Ramsden, John Ratcliffe, Elijah Robinson (Baby), John Robinson, Margaret Royston, Danny Scott, Leslie Scott, Barbara Slinger, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Derek Shotton, Scott Summers Jnr., Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Eileen Winn.

Mass intentions received
For the Lately Deceased:

Ted Fryer, Ellen Runaghan, Sussannah McDaid x 2 Masses, Jim Grant, Rita Murphy, Marjorie Wood, David Mort,

For Anniversaries:
Maxine Roversi, Terry L'Amie, Douglas, Betty & Andrew Fletcher

For Other Intentions:
Thanksgiving for operation success MD, Bernard Cleary Birthday memories, Marita McLaughlin Sick

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

Last Modifed on Sun 24th May 2020 16:55:59

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