The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 18th August 2019

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Morning Psalter week 4

Prayer Intention This Week
For all those who got their exam results and all those expecting exam results.

Today : Weekday in Ordinary Time or St Rose of Lima, Virgin

SVP Food Bank

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

Thank you

Parish pilgrimage to attend the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman in Rome.
Departing Thursday 10th October Returning Monday 14th October. Only 1 twin room left.
Contact Mary for booking form Parish office 2645260 or home 2604699

Seeing your life through the lens of the Gospels

Luke 12:32-48

1. The opening verses of this gospel reading invite us to ask ourselves what we see as our purpose in life. What are our priorities? Is our heart set on material progress and advance, or do we have other priorities? What has helped you to appreciate that there is more to your life than earthly possessions and success?

2. At times one can sense in Jesus an urgency, as if he wanted to shake people and wake them up to take his words seriously. The parable has that tone: ‘Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit.' When have you found that being alert enabled you to grasp a moment of opportunity that you might easily have missed? Perhaps when a child or friend gave a hint that they would like to talk, and a very meaningful conversation ensued?

3. Another consideration that adds to the sense of urgency in the words of Jesus is that we only have one life, and we do not know how long it will last. So Jesus calls us on us to live in the now and to treasure our time. Sometimes we drift aimlessly through a day, and on other occasions use a day purposefully. What difference does that make, if any, to how you experience the day?

Get to know our Parish Saint – Who was Cardinal Newman?

In our fifth instalment of Newman's life, we examine Newman's crisis of faith..

Episode 5 - Crisis of faith: Newman questions his theology

Lodgings at Littlemore

When studying the history of the early Church Fathers, Newman was perturbed to discover that the doctrinal position of the Anglican Church in his own day bore a close resemblance to some of the heretical currents that had emerged in the theological controversies of the early centuries. The denunciation of his work by a number of Anglican bishops and scholars added to his unease, and he began to question his membership of the Church of England and his leadership of its Oxford Movement.

Increasingly struggling with the issue of the apostolic succession and his changing attitudes towards Catholicism, Newman moved with a few companions to modest lodgings in the village of Littlemore, a village three miles outside Oxford. For three years he lived a quasi-monastic life there, praying for guidance. Here, he continued to devote himself to ever deeper study, fasting and prayers. While at Littlemore, he grew convinced that the Church of Rome, the Catholic Church, was the church nearest in spirit to early Christianity

Next week: Crossroads: Newman's conversion

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Dates for your diary! Leeds Newman Festival

During 22nd -26th September our parish will host a series of events to celebrate the imminent canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman.
Please pop these dates in your diary so you can attend:

* Mon 23rd Talk by Fr Dennis Cassidy, 7pm
* Tue 24th Talk by Fr Richard Duffield, 7pm
* Wed 25th Talk by Mgr Rod Strange, 7pm
* Thu 26th Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Marcus Stock, 7pm

* We will be putting on a "Come and Sing" event, open to all, which will go through parts of The Dream of Gerontius. Put the 20th October in your diary.

Sunday 22nd September Parish Pilgrimage to Birmingham Oratory

The coach will depart St Theresa's church at 12.00 noon returning approx. 8.30pm
Cost £30.00 under 18s cost £10 which includes a meal at a local restaurant. If interested please pick up a booking form from the church porch and complete it and return to the parish office with your full payment as soon as possible. Places limited so BOOK EARLY.

Congratulation to Deacon Tom & Joyce Marshall as they celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on 22nd August.
Everyone is welcome to join them in the centre after the 10.15am Mass for tea or coffee and cakes.

St Theresa's Walking Group: has come to an end after more than 20 years. Unfortunately ill health has caught up with us but Paul & Marie would like to thank all the leaders, walkers past & present for their support & friendship. We've had lots of fun!.

Date for your diary - Deacon Henry Longbottom has been advised by Bishop Marcus Stock that his Ordination to the Priesthood will take place on Saturday 30th May 2020 at St Anne's Cathedral. Please keep Deacon Henry in your prayers.

Fr Matthew Habron

Fr Matthew has accepted a request by Bishop Marcus to take up the position of Dean of St Anne's Cathedral. He will be leaving the parish on Monday 2nd September.

To show our appreciation of his work and time in the parish, we will take a second collection over the weekend of 17th & 18th August. If you will be away at this time and would to make a donation to the collection please put your donation into an envelope marked "Fr Matthew's Collection" and drop it into the offertory collection or the parish office.

On Sunday 1st September there will be a breakfast (bacon or sausage sandwich with tea & coffee - FREE of charge) after the 10.15am Mass at St Theresa's and a presentation will be made.

Sunday September 29th at 12.30 SVP Annual Sponsored Walk
Two routes (2mls or 5mls) around Wetherby and the River Wharfe starting at St Joseph's RC Church Wetherby. A friendly and fun event for individuals, groups and families. Short route is wheelchair and baby buggy friendly and suitable for short legs or older tired legs! On return a free post-walk tea of sandwiches, cakes and drinks, a certificate for everyone and treats for the children. A great day out for all. Go the extra mile to help local families! For further information see poster on the notice board in church porch or contact St Vincent's on 01132484126 or Hope to see you there.

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team C 23rd August

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Confirmation 11th February 2020: If your child will be in year 6 or above from September 2019 and attends any other school than the Catholic schools of the parish and would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation then please pick up an application form from the church porch of any of our 3 churches and return it to the office return it to the office as soon as possible. Any enquires can be made to the parish office 2645260 any weekday morning. Thank you

Newman Weekly Draw 19/20
£25 - 147 - P McGreevy - Halton
£10 - 380 - P Lydon - Halton
£5 - 194 - A Robinson - Whitkirk
£5 - 133 - P Lawson - Whitkirk
£5 - 296 - C Normington - Sledmere

MASS FOR ALTAR SERVERS: Sat 21st Sept 2019, Leeds Cathedral, 12:00 Noon. All Diocesan altar servers are welcome to attend. Those attending will need to bring their albs/cassocks and cottas and gather in Wheeler Hall by 11.40am. Also, please bring a picnic lunch which will be eaten in Wheeler Hall following the Mass. Poster on church notice board.

LIVING WITH LOSS RETREAT PART 2: 6th to 8th September 2019. Led by Abi May, this retreat is intended for those who would like a follow up from Part 1. The offering for this is £173. For more information please call the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email: Deadline for booking is Thursday, 15th August 2019.

Save this Date: Wednesday 16th October at 6.45pm in the Newman Centre for the Family poverty meeting.

'Love Begets Life' - Wednesday 21/08/19 A talk by Sister Roseann Reddy from the Sisters of the Gospel of Life, a charity dedicated to helping women keep their babies will take place after the 7pm Mass at St Augustine's RC Church, Harehills followed by refreshments. All welcome.

Sr Catherine, from the Franciscan Sisters, has received a new assignment and will be returning to New York on the 3rd September. The Sisters will be welcoming Sr. John Paul back to St Clare's Convent on the 6th September. Sr. Catherine is very grateful to the priests and parishioners for their support and prayers since they arrived in the parish 8 years ago. "Let us continue to pray for one another"

Date for your diary: DOWRY TOUR: From Thursday 7th November, 4pm, until Saturday 9th November, 1pm, the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will be at Leeds Cathedral. There will be a range of liturgical celebrations and devotions throughout the visit, including Mass, the Rosary, processions, talks and a display telling the story of English Catholic history in images and words. A full programme will be available soon.

Celebration of Married Life: On Saturday 5th October 2019, there will be a special Celebration Mass for Married Life at Leeds Cathedral at 6pm for couples and their families celebrating their 25th (Silver), 40th (Ruby), 50th (Golden), 60th (Diamond) and 70th (Platinum) wedding anniversaries this year, 2019. The Mass will fulfil the Sunday Obligation and there will be an opportunity for couples, who wish to do so, to renew their marriage vows during the liturgy. If you are celebrating the anniversary of your wedding and you would like to take part in this celebration, please fill out the application form which is available at the back of church and send it to Miss Anne Cooke, Bishop's House, 13 North Grange Road, Leeds, LS6 2BR or email it to by Tuesday, 10th September.

AN IRISH NIGHT with Mount Brandon Ceilidh band, Saturday 14th September 2019, 7:30 to 10:30pm, at Mount St Joseph's, Headingley. Tickets £10. See poster

School Vacancy: St John's Catholic School for the Deaf are recruiting for a School Business Manager. This is a senior appointment in a Catholic residential and day school for children with communication and other special needs. Closing date: 13 September 2019. Further details can be found on the School's web site:

The newest Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage - the two-day-long St Wilfrid's Way Camino - returns this year between Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October! See poster in church.



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
Gaynor Lindsay Strudwick, John Harrison, Paul Donachie - Creanie, Theresa Clark and Philip Broadbent who have died recently and for Mark Wishire, Deloris Harvey, Sheila Eleanor Roden, Florence Bettison, James and Kathleen Cohen whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:
John Harrison, Betty Gregory, Eugene Durkin x 4 Masses

For Anniversaries:
Tony Byrne, Bernard James Cleary x 2 Masses, Vincent Domingo, Mary Levey x 2 Masses, Kitty Kennedy & Margaret Mary Wright

For Other Intentions:
Mary Gairn Special Intention, Past & Present retiring Social Group Special Intention, Val Hewson Birthday, Bridie Lydon Special Intention, Marjory & David Follon 60th Wedding Anniversary, Marjory Follon Birthday, Desmond Aubery Wedding Anniversary memories, Tony Kearns Memories, Agnus O'Callaghan Birthday memories,

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Percy Cartwright, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Denis Connolly, Claire Crook, Joan Cuthbertson, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Joanne Foster, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Joe Gillard, Peter Hanlon, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Madge Illingworth, Maise Kenna, Margaret Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat & Oresti Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Anita Mason, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Teresa Moses, Angela Murphy, Molly Neal, John Newton, Tatiana Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Ann Patricia Pace, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Deacon Sean Quigley, Lynne Ramsden, Bernard Robinson, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Andrea Ruck, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Scott Summers Jnr., Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Denis Waite, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, June Watson, Eileen Winn.

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

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