The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 9th June 2024

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year B

PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER POPE FRANCIS FOR JUNE 2024 Please remember in your prayers the following intention:
For migrants fleeing their homes: We pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys full of danger and violence, find welcome and new opportunities in the countries that receive them.

Today : Weekday of Ordinary Time

Parish Notices

Sanitizer & Masks - are both available as you enter church if needed.
Sign of Peace - 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 this weekend 8th - 9th June for Retired Clergy of our Diocese.

Fr Pat Wall Bishop Marcus has appointed Fr Pat as a member of the Cathedral Chapter. The installation of Fr Pat will take place at the Cathedral on a later date which is to be arrange. He will then be known as Canon Pat Wall.

Parish Eucharist Procession Sunday 23rd June leaving St Gregory's church at 2pm walking with the Blessed Sacrament to St Theresa's for prayers them procession to Corpus Christi finishing with Benediction by 4pm.

Parish meeting Saturday 29th June in the Newman Centre from 1.15pm to 2.30pm. "Listening to the Spirit" "How do we contribute to our parish community family?" and "How can we help our parish family to grow." All are welcome to come and explore these 2 very important questions. More details next week.

Please remember in your prayers our young children who will be making their First Holy Communion in the parish on the 16th June in all our 3 churches.

Newman Weekly Draw 16/20 Thank you for your support.
£25 106 Christine Priestly
£15 143 Cheryl Flaherty
£10 199 Josie McHugh

"This is my Body" 6-week course given by Fr Pat. Continues Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm. You are still welcome to attend.

Living Faith booklet for July - August - September is now available in the church porch or office at a cost of £1.

St Theresa's church cleaning - Can YOU spare 1 hour every 4 weeks - 9am to 10am on a Thursday. If you would like to see your church kept clean, can YOU help. You will join others cleaning the church. Please contact the office any weekday morning for more details.

Parish Magazine: We are now making 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 closing date for submissions is Sunday 9th June.

SVP Autumn project. A knitting group has offered to knit blankets for our SVP group. Do you have any double knitting or chunky knotting wool you no longer need. Please drop it into the parish office or the food boxes in each church. Many thanks.

Corpus Christi Catholic College, Leeds Prayer intention slips, and
an envelope are available from the back of each Church and can be returned in the envelope to Church in the offertory collection, or to the College reception, or our parish office. These will be taken to Our Lady at the Grotto of Lourdes. Thank you very much, Anna Dimond, Lay Chaplain Corpus Christi Catholic College.

SVP Vinnie Camp - Charity Race Night on Friday 14th June at 7pm in Leeds Irish Centre, York Road. Tickets £7.50. DJ on until late!

Church Cleaning Times

St. Theresa's Church Cleaners
Team B cleaning Thursday 20th June

Corpus Christi Church Cleaning
Thursday 20th jUNE - Then 3rd Thursday each month after mass

St Gregory's Church cleaning
Friday 28th June after Mass (NOTE for the next date)

Gospel Meditaion

Mark 3:20-35

Looking on at what Jesus was doing, some of his family thought he was out of his mind. When you think of successful initiatives that you took in your life, were there times when people thought you were a little crazy? Perhaps some regard your interest in faith, or church, in the same way? What sustained you in those circumstances?

Successful ventures can arouse jealousy as well as admiration. Jesus was often the target of the jealousy of religious leaders. They questioned his motivation. When have you seen your good efforts, or the good efforts of others, spoiled by the jealousy or hostility of some? Did it help when there were people prepared to stand together in face of the criticism?

For many people, their blood family provides an enduring, reliable and supportive network. Jesus had another family as well: those of one mind and heart with him in seeking to do God's will. When and where have you experienced encouragement from people of shared vision and faith?

Diocesan & Other Notices

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


CATHOLIC CARE VACANCIES: Vacancies across the Diocese, visit or call 0113 388 5400.

CLASS TEACHER VACANCY: St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Harrogate, Start: September 2024. Closing date: Monday, 03 June 2024. Further info: To discuss or arrange a visit, contact Angela Simpson,

The next annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place Friday 5th - Thursday 11th July 2024. The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Marcus Stock and is being organised through Tangney Tours. More information and booking available at Diocese of Leeds- Lourdes Pilgrimage

DIOCESAN EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION: The annual Diocesan Eucharistic Procession will take place on Sunday 9th June 2024, 3:00pm at Hinsley Hall (weather dependent). Barbecue and children's games afterwards. All invited to participate including Altar servers and First Holy Communion children (wheelchair/pram accessible route). Further details will soon be on the Diocesan website!

EUCHARISTIC HEALING SERVICE: The Parish of Our Lady of Kirkstall invites you to a Healing Service. This is a beautiful opportunity to pray for healing for yourself or others, whether physical, psychological, or spiritual. Remember Jesus is alive, and miracles can and do happen! Everyone is welcome, including non-Catholics and those of no faith - all that is needed is an openness to Jesus. Tuesday 18th June, 7pm, St Mary's, Horsforth.

GYPSY, ROMA & TRAVELLER HISTORY MONTH: June is when we celebrate the heritage of the many faithful Catholic parishioners from across our Diocese who hail from these distinctive cultures! Find out more from our Diocesan website and from

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF UNFAILING HELP: The annual Novena to Our Lady of Unfailing Help, the Principal Patron of the Diocese, takes place from 18th to 26th June 2024 at Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 6BE. Monday to Friday 6.15pm; Saturdays and Sundays 5.00pm. Poster in the porch.

GROWING OLD GRACE-FULLY ONLINE SESSIONS: Leeds Diocese older people's charity Growing Old Grace-fully's next online session is Reconciling With Our Past, Wednesday 12th June, 2:30pm with Pippa Bonner and Cath Mahoney. To attend email

NAZARETH FAMILY MINISTRIES SUMMER PICNIC: Sunday 30th June, 12noon-4pm, St Mary & Monica's Catholic Church, Bingley BD16 1SA. You're invited to the next Nazareth Family Ministries Summer Picnic. Bring a picnic and gather with other Catholic families for fun, friendship, cake, age-specific talks, and Eucharistic Adoration. Register here:

FOUNTAINS ABBEY MASS: Mass for the Feast of St Benedict, Thursday 11th July, 12noon. All welcome.


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:
Allyn Grayson, Eileen O'Connor, Eileen Preston, Gregory David Scott, Orlando Almin, Mary Collinson, Marion McCarthy, who have died recently and William (Billy) McInnes, Peter McHale, whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Baby Eden, Baby Rudeen, Ian Booth, Sheila Broadbent, Joan Brown, Maria Clark, Doreen Clarke, Mark Connell, Sheila Cornick, Peter Cumiskey, Joan Cuthbertson, Craig Eden, Mary Ferguson, Michael Gaughan, Mary Gill, Rodney Glen, Jason Grudzien, Susan Haigh, Peter Hanlon, Anna Hargreaves, Shirley Heselton, Barbara Howland, Lily Howley, Freddie Humphries (baby), , Paul Mallinson, Bridget Mallon, Megan McDonnell, Nancy McDonnell, Trevor McDonnell, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Gisele Morcos, Angela Murphy, Ellen Musarurwa, Annette Nicholas, Hannah O'Dea, Florence O'Donnell, Alison Pegg, Jimmy Pitts, Peggy Richardson, Elijah Robinson, Irene Robinson, Margaret Royston, Patricia Ryan, Winifred Shearne (ne Hayes) John Small, June Smith, Rita Smith, Patricia Spencer, Maureen Standing, Lucy Stead, Philip Steel, Paula Swires, John Taylor, Callum Tempest, Marguerita Toth, Sarah Toth, Deborah Tree, Anthony (Tony) Waite, Faye Walsh, Kirsty Walker, Jim Walsh, Philomena Watkins-Jones, Margaret Webb, Caron Ward, Patricia Ward, Eileen Winn.

Is there anyone you have put on that can now be removed? If so, please contact the parish office on 0113 2645260 or email

Mass intentions received:
For the Lately Deceased:

Allyn Grayson, Eileen O'Connor, Eileen Preston, Gregory David Scott Mary Collinson x 2 Masses

For Anniversaries:
Jane Bussey (nee Gerngross), Petronella Gerngross, Wlifred Flanagan

Special Intentions
John, Mary & Family Special Intention, Thanksgiving Chism 11th Birthday, Phillip Grainge Sick

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

Parish Food Facility - SVP

Due to the low stock in the food facility it has been decided to close the facility for the month of June. We still need your contributions in food items or cash. This will help us to restock the cupboard and reevaluate the facility. Over the last few years without your help, we would not have been able to provide this facility to those in need, but in recent months the demand has been very high, and the contributions have dropped.
Thank you for all your generosity.
ALL items are urgently needed.

PAFRAS (Positive Action for Refuges & Asylum Seekers:

PAFRAS LogoPAFRAS 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...

PRAYER FOR OUR SEMINARIANS: You are invited to prayer for our diocesan seminarians. See poster in the church porch of the men who are at seminary and the recently ordained clergy.

PRAYER FOR OUR SEMINARIANS: You are invited to pray for our diocesan seminarians. See poster in the church porch of the men who are at seminary and the recently ordained clergy

WEEKLY ONLINE MEDITATIONS FROM THE BRIERY: Join us for a short meditation on the Sunday Gospel from 7.30pm to 8.15pm on Thursdays. The Zoom opens at 7.15pm for a chat. All are welcome. Register for Zoom link by emailing: or call 01943 607287

The Bulletin is available in PDF format for download.
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