The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 22nd September 2019

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Morning Psalter week 1

Prayer Intention This Week
For Pope Francis intention for September - May politicians, scientists and economists work together

Today : St Pio of Pietrelcina

SVP Food Bank

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

Thank you

Blessed John Henry Newman
Leeds Newman Festival - 22nd - 26th - September

Join the Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman to celebrate Englands newest Saint

Timetable September 2019

22nd Sun
Birmingham Pilgrimage

Visit Newman's Oratory
Restaurant supper
Book now 0113 2645260
24th Tues
Talk Vocation

St Theresa's Church
Fr Richard Duffield
26th Thur
Pontifical Mass of Thanksgiving & Veneration of Relic

Corpus Christi Church Bishop Marcus Stock Music by school choirs Faith Supper afterwards
23rd Mon
Talk The Sacraments

St Theresa's Church
Fr Dennis Cassidy
25th Wed
Talk Our Times

St Theresa's Church
Mgr. Prof Rod Strange
20th Oct Sun
"Come & Sing"
Dream of Gerontius.
Open to all with informal concert.
Corpus Christi Church.
Led by Diocese Music Department.
More details to follow.

St Theresa's Catholic Primary School is looking to recruit staff for our After-School Club to supervise children from 3.15pm - 6.00pm. The role involves ensuring each child receives a snack & supervising during outside & indoor play.
Rate of pay in the region of £9.00 per hour. For further information please contact school office: 0113 2930240

Seeing your life through the lens of the Gospels

Luke 16: 1-13

1. As often with the parables of Jesus, this one is intended to shock in order to make us think. Jesus is not praising the injustice of the servant, but his purposefulness in preparing for the future. In your experience, what difference does it make when you are purposeful and energetic instead of lethargic?

2. It was his master's call to account that galvanised the servant into action. What have been the experiences, or people, that have galvanised you into action when you had been somewhat half hearted in your efforts?

3. Who have been the people whose energy, drive and astuteness have been an inspiration to you in how to handle difficult situations?

4. ‘No servant can be the slave of two masters.' When have you experienced the truth of this statement?

Bulletin Items

Optional collection 28 th/29th September is for our own Youth Fund

Key Register: We are undertaking an audit of who holds keys to any of our parish properties. Do you hold a key to any of the parish properties that you no longer need? If so please return it to the parish office. Have you received a key from anyone and not completed a register form. Please pick one up in church ASAP and return it to the office. Thank you


The overall theme for the year 2019 Awareness Month of September is "Love Your Neighbour''. What does it mean? And what does it mean to you ? Perhaps we can explore this together. Over the next month (each week) there will be a poster and a case study on the SVP porch notice board. We invite you to read the notice board and hope you find it interesting.

WEEK FOUR : Sept 22nd - Sept 28th
Theme for the week: Helping Parents and Children: Food Parcels to families: financial help with utility bills: Furniture and white goods: holidays and breaks for families and children: School uniforms: Vouchers and tickets for days out: Easter and Christmas gifts: Advocates for families in difficulty: Practical help with domestic chores and child-care. Visits and a listening ear. These are just some of the ways we help parents and families during times of difficulty.

Please see the poster for week four on the SVP notice board.

SVP ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK SUNDAY SEPT 29th AT 12.30pm: 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, parish 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 for everyone, treats for the children and certificates for all. It's a great day out for all. See for poster for entry details. If you are unable to join us you can help make a difference with your sponsor money. You can fill in your details on the sponsor form in the church porch. Monies can be left in an envelope marked SVP or handed in at the Parish office. Thank you for your support.

A Word from Fr Matthew: "I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to you all for your prayers, gifts, tremendous generosity and kindness when I left the Parish and moved to pastures new - or as Fr Pat said, 'A new post code'! Thank you once again and be assured of my prayers."

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team D 27th September

Bulletin News

WYDAN Night Shelter Newman Centre

Monday 21st to 28th October 2019
Following on from the success of last year, the Night Shelter returns to our Parish once more.
We need more helpers

Parish Breakfast on Sunday 15th September raised £236. Thank for your support.

The Film night raised £133.00 and the Sunday Tea & Coffee gave a donation of £200 plus 2 anonymous donations of £100 & £40

Parish Magazine: The next issue of the Parish Magazine will be published in October. Please send your articles to or drop them in to the Parish Office
The deadline for submissions is Sunday 22nd September.
Do you have any stories or special memories of St. Kevin's/St Theresa's? If so, why not share them in the Autumn issue of the Parish Magazine? Please send your articles as above.

Save this Date: Wednesday 16th October at 6.45pm in the Newman Centre for the Family poverty meeting. See notice in church porch and pick up a leaflet.

Living Faith daily catholic devotion booklet for October - December available in church. Cost £1 each

Tea & Coffee and homemade cakes at Corpus Christi church on Sunday 29 th September after the 10.30am Mass.

Newman Weekly Draw 01/20
£25 - 279 - J Lightfoot - Halon
£10 - 466 - J McMullan - Lombard
£5 - 024 - J Affleck - Colton
£5 - 122 - D Gilbert - Swillington
£5 - 362 - P McLoughlin - Whinmoor
There are still a number of subscriptions outstanding for this draw cycle. To enable us to keep the prizes the same if you have not paid could you do as soon as possible.

Readers Rota - St Theresa's: A new Readers Rota is due to start in October and run until the end of March 2020. A copy (if not already emailed is available in the church porch please take your copy. Thank you to all for your continued support.


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
Peggy Nolan, Madge Illingworth, Peter Longbottom, William Smith, Curley Harrington, Mark McIntyre, Kathleen Tierman and Sheila Parker who has died recently and Mary Gelder, Tony Deplacido Harry & Teresa Kennedy whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Curley Harrington, Mark McIntyre, Madge Illingworth x 3 Masses, Sheila Parker, Kathleen Tierman

For Anniversaries:
Joe Richardson, Richard Humphrey, Tony Deplacido,

For Other Intentions:
Rita Smith Birthday, Bernard Welch Birthday memories, Joe Richardson Memories, Richardson & Brady Families & friends Special Intention, Joe Richardson memories

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Denis Connolly, Paul Croft, Claire Crook, Joan Cuthbertson, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Brian Dickinson, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Joe Gillard, Jason Grudzien, Peter Hanlon, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat & Oresti Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, 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), Margaret Royston, Andrea Ruck, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Derek Shotton, 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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