The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 22nd May 2022

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May is the Month of Mary the Mother of God
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Year C

Faith-Filled Young People:
We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary's life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

Today : St Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor of the Church (memorial (E)); Weekday of Easter or St Gregory VII, Pope; St Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi, Virgin

The official prayer to prepare for the Synod:

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name. With you alone to guide us, make yourself at home in our hearts. Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it. We are weak and sinful - do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path, nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in you our unity, so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right. All this we ask of you, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son for ever and ever.

Parish Notices

RETURNING TO MASS AT PENTECOST: A message has been received from the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales encouraging all the faithful to return to Mass at Pentecost (5th June). A paper copy of this message is available in the church porch but is also available on the Parish and Diocese website. Can you please take a copy and drop it into those who are still housebound? Returning To Mass at Pentacost

As we move more out of COVID restrictions with effect from the 5th June we will introduce the following:
Masks - wearing is optional expect those distributing Holy Communion when they must be worn.
Sanitizer - hands will still be sanitized as you enter church not as you leave.
Collection - the bag will be passed round the congregation as hands have been sanitized as you arrive. If you wish to setup a standing please contact the parish office.
Stewards - will still continue for the time being.
Sign of Peace - we will continue to acknowledge the person at your side.
Receiving from the Chalice - will NOT be introduced yet.

Second collection as laid down by the Diocese weekend 28th - 29th May for Catholic Communications,

PARKING OUTSIDE ST THERESA'S CHURCH: Please be aware that cars are receiving parking tickets which are parked in the layby outside the church. Always display appropriate authority.

PPC Minutes: Minutes from the recent PPC meeting are also available in the church porch.

Rosary will be prayed after the weekday Masses at St Theresa's in the quiet room.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Come and join us as Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) share about the work they are doing. As a charity under the guidance of the Holy Father, ACN works in response to the persecuted church with over 4000 projects in around 140 countries. Hear about their project partners on the ground in some of the most dangerous places, fighting for religious freedom and highlighting the plight of thousands of suffering Christians worldwide, they would love for you to be part of the discussion which is being held at 7pm on the 21st of June in the Newman Centre.

Synod Phase 2: Following the meeting on the 23rd November and recent report (copies in the church porch) the next meeting has been arranged for Friday 27th May from 7pm to 8.30pm. Save the date and pick up a leaflet and find out what the 3 questions are.
Report from previous meeting in the church porch

Music Hour at Crossgates Methodist Church Hall 8th June 1.30pm - 2.30pm. See poster for more details.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR EASTERN CHRISTIAN: On Sunday 22nd May, please join us in prayer for Eastern Christians, many of whom are suffering from the effects of war and discrimination, especially those in Ukraine who are dispossessed and displaced. Pick up a newsletter.

Coming Back - Tea & Coffee with homemade cake at Corpus Christi after the 10.30am Mass from Sunday 29th May then monthly after then.

Parish Magazine:
We are now starting preparations for the Summer Issue of the Parish Magazine. 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 12th June.

Gospel Meditaion

John 14:23

1. Jesus seeks to reassure his followers in the face of his imminent death. Although he will be leaving them he promises them the gift of the Spirit. How have you been aware of the gift of the Spirit of God in your life?

2. Remember times of separation from a loved one, through change of residence or other circumstances. How has the love between you been a support after the separation?

3. To his followers Jesus promises ‘we will come and make our home with them'. Our God is not a distant God but one who lives in us. What has helped you to be aware of the closeness of God to you?

4. ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid'. When you have been anxious, who have been the Jesus people for you who were able to calm your anxiety. How did they do this? For whom have you been one who calmed anxiety?

Diocesan & Other Notices

LIVE-STREAMING OF MASS FROM LEEDS CATHEDRAL - continues each Sunday to live stream Mass. Visit: or

Public Rosary outside Leeds Cathedral Every Sunday outside Leeds Cathedral, approx. 12 30pm. For more information see

CATHOLIC CARE VACANCIES: Vacancies across the Diocese, for an Application form or more information visit or call 0113 388 5400.

Various vacancies details around the Diocese on the church notice board.

VACANCY: Duty Manager, Hinsley Hall. Further info: Job description on notice board.

VOCATIONS SERVICE HOLY HOUR: There will be Adoration on Wednesday 25th May 2022 and the last Wednesday of every month. All welcome, whether exploring your own relationship with Jesus, or simply to pray for vocations. Hinsley Hall 7pm-8pm. Bar open afterwards for informal chat with Vocations Service. Poster on notice board.

CELEBRATING LATER LIFE: A Jubilee Tea Party - Sunday 12th June, 3pm. Join the Briery and the Growing Old Grace-fully team to celebrate and reflect on our Queen and her long life over a high tea. Offerings £10 per person. To book a place please call the Briery on 01943 607287 or email:
Poster on the notice board.

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF UNFAILING HELP: 18th - 26th July, Leeds Cathedral, Mondays - Fridays at 6.15pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 5.00pm. See Poster

OUT OF THE ORDINARY: SINGING THE PROPER TEXTS AT MASS: Life Transfigured, a series of talks exploring Catholic Faith and the Arts throughout 2022, continues on 14th June, from 7-8pm at Hinsley Hall. Fr Guy Nicholls, Oratorian priest and Director of the John Henry Newman Institute for Liturgical Music will discuss his work to make Gregorian chant accessible to parish musicians. To register for a place, please email See Poster

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ONE OF OUR NEWEST SAINTS? Charles de Foucauld will be canonised on 15 May. Join the J&P Commission Zoom conversation with Br Xavier Chevillard (who lived in Leeds for many years) on 24 May at 7:30pm to find out more. Simply go to to book a place.

JOB VACANCY AT THE BRIERY - Casual House Staff required at the Briery, Ilkley. Household duties as well as serving in the dining room. For more information please call 01943 607287 or email:

CELEBRATING LATER LIFE - JUBILEE TEA PARTY: Wheeler Hall, Leeds, Thursday 16th June, 2.30pm. To book your place search on Eventbrite, or see the link on our website under 'Calendar', or ring LCI on 0113 2452700. See notice board.


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:
Bridget Holman, Chris McNamara, Denis Waite, Mary (Gladys) Dyson, Margery Follon, Frances Elizabeth Porylo, Douglas Salter, Wayne Rowan, Ron Hollingworth, Jason O'Riordan, Patrick Michael Coyle, Patrick Dunphy, who have died recently and Maria Ainsley, Patricia Margaret Walker, Loraine Rooney, James Grant Tommy Waite whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Frances Affleck, Sara Bakal, Collinson, Sheila Cornick, Tommy Craggs, Peter Cumiskey, Joan Cuthbertson, Amiee Dale, Bernice Deeves, Brian Dickinson, Julie Digings, Alan Dixon, Craig Eden, Mary Ferguson, Michael Gaughan, Mary Gill, Jason Grudzien, Susan Haigh, , Michael Hanlon, Peter Hanlon, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Barbara Howland, Lily Howley, Gail Kelly, Les Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Pat Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Bridget Mallon, Billie Marginson, Megan McDonnell, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Deacon Edwin Murphy, Angela Murphy, Ellen Musarurwa, Carole Naughton, John Newton, Annette Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Hannah O'Dea, Sue Parry, Alison Pegg, Jimmy Pitts, Peggy Richardson, Elijah Robinson, Irene Robinson, John Robinson, Margaret Royston, Sr. Regina (Lydon), Catherine Scrimshaw, Jake Shaw, Derek Shotton, John Small, Mary Smith, Patricia Spencer, Maureen Standing, Scott Summers Jnr., Paula Swires, Callum Tempest, Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Anthony (Tony) Waite, Phil Watkin-Jones, Margaret Webb, Thomas Wilkinson Smith, Eileen Winn, Pat Wynter

Sick List Above: The list is getting very long again. Are there any names that can be removed? Please let the office know any weekday morning 0113 2645260 or email Thank you.

Mass intentions received:
For the Lately Deceased:

Wayne Rowan, Ron Hollingworth, Jason O'Riordan, Patrick Michael Coyle, Bridget Holman, Patrick Dunphy,Margery Follon, Margaret Vine

For Anniversaries:
James Grant, Gemma McHugh, Gavin McHugh, Ian Dinnell, Mary McGreevy, Mary Kirton, Tommy Waite,

Other Intentions:
Geraldine Special Intention, Special Intention x 2 Masses, Holy Souls

Tony Byrne, Agnes & Tom Finn, Rita McHale

SJHN PARISH FOOD FACILITY: Administered by Parish and SVP. Thank you for the items dropped of each week. The store is very low of everything - especially - deodorant for both men & women, Tinned meat for a meal, tinned ham or corned beef, tinned fish, custard, tinned fruit, tinned rice pudding, tomato soup, sweets, crisps, Pasta, dried Rice, juice/squash, coffee, Hotdog sausages, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING is very welcome. NO OUT OF DATE ITEMS. THANK YOU.

SVP are appealing for a lot of different electrical items. Please see the notice in the church porch for the list items or pick up a copy from the table. It tells you where to take them. Thank you.

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

PAFRAS (Positive Action for Refuges & Asylum Seekers:

PAFRAS is a small grassroots organisation based in Leeds. We work with asylum seekers and the wider community to counter the effects of enforced destitution on vulnerable migrants and to increase access to justice. We provide crisis intervention, advocacy, Level 1 and 2 OISC regaled casework and immigration advice and specialist integrated mental health support. We also have a young person's project for 16 - 24 years old called Young Migrants Matter. We run a weekly drop-in every Wednesday at St Aidan's Community Hall where we provide food parcels, toiletries, casework and mental health support.
Usually we provide around 2600 food parcels every year but through the pandemic we were also delivering an extra 130 food parcels every week. More later...

The Bulletin is available in PDF format for download.
22nd May 2022 Parish of St. John Henry Newman - Bulletin.pdf

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