The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 26th January 2020

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year A

Prayer Intention This Week
For all who died in the Holocaust

Today : Weekday in Ordinary Time or St Angela Merici, Virgin

SVP Food Bank

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

Thank you

Important Notice for safeguarding DBS Holders

Thank you to all who hold a Data Baring certificate with the parish that attended the recent surgeries to proceed with the renewal of the certificates for the parish.

Can you now please complete the next step by responding the email sent from by following the link in the email? This is not a scam.

For those who have not yet returned their papers and ID there will be another surgery on Wednesday 5th February between 9am -
12noon. Please contact the Parish Office 2645260 if you cannot attend this date.

Important Notice for Parish Confirmation

Confirmation will take place in the Parish on Tuesday 11th February at Corpus Christi Church at 7pm.

The rehearsal for Confirmation for all involved will be on Thursday 6th February at 7.00pm at Corpus Christi Church.

All our piety stalls in each church have cards and gifts available for Confirmation and other Sacraments.
The stall will also be open at Corpus Christi Church at the rehearsal and the evening of the Confirmation.

Please remember our young people and their families in your prayers.

Seeing your life through the lens of the Gospels

Matthew 4:12-23

1. ‘The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light' ... Jesus applies this to himself and his message. Who have been the Jesus people who have been a source of light to you? Have you been such a light for others?

2. His message was a call to repentance, to a change of attitude toward God, from seeing God as one to be feared, to seeing God as a God of love. When have you heard that call in your life? What was it like for you?

3. Jesus invited disciples to join him in his mission. In responding, the disciples ‘left their nets' to follow Jesus. Sometimes we have to disentangle ourselves from other things to give ourselves freely and wholeheartedly to a commitment. Have you experienced being ‘enmeshed' and being free? Where did you find life?

4. In v. 23 we have a summary of the ministry of Jesus - ‘proclaiming the good news of the kingdom' and witnessing to this by teaching and healing. Who have been the people you have known who have witnessed to the ‘kingdom', the reign of God in our world? What have been the signs that accompanied their witness? When have you done this yourself?

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

Parish Notices

Parish Office be closed on Wednesday 29th January due attending family funeral.

SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - 26th January. We will be celebrating the first ever "Sunday of the Word of God" (instituted last year by Pope Francis) at all our Parish Sunday Masses. To mark the occasion there will be a special blessing prayer over the Readers and the Bidding Prayers will be Scripture-themed. There will also be a special blessing of bibles, so please remember to bring your personal bible with you.

Annual Mission Appeal as laid down by Bishop Marcus will be given by the Comboni Missionary Sister over the weekend 1st & 2nd February at all our weekend Masses which will include a second collection.

APF (Red Boxes) are due to be emptied over the coming weeks.
Susan will collect from church as follows:
Saturday 25th January
Corpus Christi 5.15pm
St Gregory's 6.30pm
Sunday 26th January
St Gregory's 9.15am
Corpus Christi 10.30am

Next Parish Pastoral Council meeting 3rd February at 7pm.
Agenda on the church notice board.


Next meeting will be Friday 14th February (NOTE THE DATE) 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

SAVE THE DATES! Parish Week of Guided Prayer 10 - 16 May
  • What is the Week of Guided Prayer? A daily time of prayer (aiming at 30 minutes) and a daily individual meeting with an experienced prayer guide (people from outside the parish trained at The Briery in Ilkley).
  • Who is it for? Anyone who wants to deepen their prayer life, or someone who is not sure what they believe but is willing to take a risk and seriously explore the reality of God.
  • What happens? Each participant commits to praying privately for 30 mins each day, and meets with a prayer guide privately for 20 mins each day at a mutually agreed time & place.
More details to follow!

Newman Weekly Draw - 18/20
£25 231 J Breslin - Moortown
£10 211 N Jackson - Portages
£5 464 A Timms - Halton
£5 013 W Hopkins - Manston
£5 377 R McHale - Colton

Can you spare an hour on a Friday morning? The cleaners at St Gregory's church are looking for help with the team of church cleaning. This is calling male or female helpers. If so please turn up after Mass and ask for Carmel.

Tea & Coffee at Corpus Christi will be on Sunday 2nd February

East Leeds Churches Together - Singing Workshop Saturday 6th June 2pm - 4pm by John Bell with songs from the Iona Community. Tickets very limited. See Tony Pickles our representative to reserve a ticket which cost £5 each.

St. Theresa's Church Cleaners Team B 31st January

Diocesan & Other Notices

After all our daily Masses in the parish we will say the special "Angelus Promise Prayer". Copies will be in church.
The following is the timeline for the rededication:
  • Friday 21st February 2020 All Catholics will be invited to begin a personal 33 day consecration to Jesus through Mary. This will include an invitation to go to the Sacrament of Confession during Lent.
  • Wednesday 25th March 2020. Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord All who are following the consecration will consecrate themselves to Jesus through Mary on this day.
  • Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th March 2020 A three-day triduum of prayer in which all will be invited to recite the Litany of the Saints and Martyrs of England, to pray the Rosary and go to Confession in preparation for the rededication.

VACANCY: Leeds Cathedral is recruiting a part time caretaker to work in a small dedicated team. For an application form and further information, please e-mail your contact details to or alternatively for an informal chat please phone 0113 261 8029.


In our Adults with a Learning Disability Service.

Support Workers - Full & Part time - Leeds, Bingley, Skipton and Todmorden £17,771 - £19,554.

Domiciliary Care Outreach Workers - Full and Part time - Leeds £ 17,771 - £19,554

Senior Support Workers - Grade 2 - Full Time - Leeds and Brighouse £19,945 - £21589

Closing Date: 3rd February 2020. For further details please
contact Ann Gosney on 0113 3885400 or at

CATHOLIC CARE VACANCY - LEEDS: Residential Manager - Children's Home. Full Time hours. Salary: £38,813 - £42,683. Closing Date: 10th February 2020. For further details please visit our website:

Valentine's Day Ceilidh in aid of Leeds Conversation Club, Friday 14 February at Immaculate Heart church hall, Harrogate Road. Tickets £8 (£5 under 18 / unemployed). Dance to Scottish, Irish & international music and help asylum seekers and refugees. Contact Dot Read 07946 368953.

A LENTEN JOURNEY led by Fr Dennis Cassidy. 5th or 7th March 2020. A quiet day of reflection during Lent. Offerings £32 (to include tea/coffee on arrival, a 2-course hot lunch and afternoon tea). To book a place please call the Administrator on 01943 607287 or email:


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:
Michael Cain, Joe Pickin, Ken Hockborn, Patrick Garside, Stephen Higo, Edith Smith, Margaret Edmonds, Peader Boland and William Quirk who have died recently and Catherine Blanchfield, Margaret & Tommy Lyons, Minnie Kennedy, George & Annie McDonnell, whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Sr. Millie (Peru), Sara Bakal, John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Percy Cartwright, Tony Chana, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, John (Sean) Craig, Claire Crook, Joan Cuthbertson, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Brian Dickinson, Wilf Flanagan, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Mary Gill, Jason Grudzien, Peter Hanlon, Mary Hartley, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Doris & Les Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat Lusardi, Bernard Macklam, 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, Brenda O'Gorman, Sue Parry, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Deacon Sean Quigley, Lynne Ramsden, John Ratcliffe, Bernard Robinson, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Margaret Royston, Andrea Ruck, Danny Scott, Barbara Slinger, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Derek Shotton, Scott Summers Jnr., Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Ann Wilkin, Eileen Winn.

Mass intentions received
For the Lately Deceased:

Margaret Edmonds, Peader Boland x 4 Masses, William Quirk, Steve Higo, Mary Seaman

For Anniversaries:
Joseph Markham, Minnie Kennedy, George & Annie McDonnell, Lorrine Rooney, Joyce Halpenny, Barry Waite

For Other Intentions:
Maureen Markham Birthday memories, Joseph Markham Memories, Joseph & Maureen Markham Memories, Holy Souls, Thanksgiving for safe arrival of baby Frankie, Lawrence & Katrina Roche 50 th Wedding Anniversary,

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

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