The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 14th October 2018

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Twenty-Eighth Sunday in ordinary time
Morning Psalter week 4
Prayer Intention This Week
Pray for Prisoners and their Families
Today : Weekday in Ordinary Time or Ss John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and their Companions, Martyrs; St Paul of the Cross, Priest

SVP Food Bank

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

Thank you


Mark 10:17-30

1. We often get satisfaction from the things we own, clothes, cars, homes, gadgets, or money. There would be something unnatural if we did not. But what happens to us when our possessions begin to ‘own' us, when they take a hold of us, when we become obsessed with them? Jesus seeks followers who have the freedom to let go of possessions in order to be a servant of others. In whom have you seen this freedom? When have you experienced it yourself?

2. Growth implies change. That change sometimes means letting go of something we have at this moment: job, status, home, security, or something else we value. There can be an apparent loss in letting go. Yet have you ever found that you actually gained by having the freedom to let go of something to which you had previously clung?

3. The disciples thought that Jesus was making impossible demands of people following him. He acknowledged that discipleship was impossible to us on our own efforts alone. How have you experienced the benefits of the help of others and of God when you were faced with difficulties in life?

Tales from Corpus Christi

Data Protection changes

Following the introduction of the new GDPR in May 2018 our Diocese has implemented a number of changes. The one that affects us all is that the "Parish Registration" form held by the parish in paper form and on the Parish Date Base for PARISH USE ONLY must be signed allowing us to hold this information.

Each family (household) is asked to take a new form and complete it, sign it and return it to church and drop it in the box provided or into the parish office or the presbytery as soon as possible.

The importance of this new form is that it has to be signed by all members of the household over the age of 13 years.

This is not just a Diocese or Parish request but it is now law that any information held about anybody, by anybody must have the individuals permission i.e. signature.

Ideally the parish data base should have every household's details.

If you know of someone who is housebound could you please take a form to them and this will allow the clergy to know where they are and make a visit.

We consider that everyone who attended any of our 3 churches is a valued member of the parish family and we need to know "who you are and where you live".

All the other forms previously completer in the past will be destroyed after the 31st December 2018.

Tales from Corpus Christi - Ken's computer is broken. Please say a prayer for a quick repair. Hopefully back next week.

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We welcome Henry Longbottom to the parish he will be with us each weekend. Henry is a seminary and studying at Oscott in Birmingham during the week.

PLEASE NOTE: Requiem Mass for Bernard Cleary will be on Monday 22nd October at St Gregory's Church at 2 pm.

Leeds Male Voice Choir: Festival of Remembrance Saturday 10th November at St Georges Church Leeds. See poster for more details.

Notre Dame Catholic Sixth form College Open Events Saturday 13th October & Thursday 22nd November. See poster in church porch.

The Bradford Catholic Players present THE WIZ at the Theatre, Beckfoot School, Bingley BD16 1EE, from Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th October at 7.15 pm and on Saturday 27th October 2018 at 1.15 and 5.15 pm.
Tickets (£16.50 adults and £14 under-18s) can be booked via email or phone 07505 948909 or directly online at

Asylum Seekers and Refugee Support Group - The next meeting is on Thursday 18th October in the Conference Room of the Newman Centre. This meeting is OPEN to ALL.

Advent Calendars, Religious Christmas Cards & objects on sale at all our 3 piety stalls

Please remember in your prayers Monsignor Philip Holroyd our former Parish Priest. Fr Philip died peacefully on Friday 5th October.

Fr Philip will be received into St Wilfrid's Church Ripon on Sunday at 5pm followed by Evening Prayer. (There will be No Mass)

Requiem Mass will be on Monday 15th October at Leeds Cathedral at 12 noon.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may he rest in peace.

Please note the Parish office will close from 10.30am on Monday 15th October.

LEEDS CATHEDRAL LECTURES 2018-2019: please see poster with the details of the series of lectures given at Wheeler Hall next to Leeds Cathedral, from October 2018 to January 2019.

APF (Red Boxes) are due to be emptied over the next few weeks.

Daniel (8yrs old) & Anthony (Dad) Kunnel Augustine Sponsored Bike Ride on 26th October: Following the recent floods in Kerala India where Anthony came from both have decided to ride from Leeds to Liverpool to raise funds for the victims of this disaster. Will you sponsor them? Forms are in the church porches.

PARISH YOUTH WORKER WANTED: Our Lady and All Saints Parish, Otley, wish to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Catholic to work with the young people of their parish. Please see poster for more details.

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team C 19 October.

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WORLD MISSION SUNDAY - 21ST OCTOBER 2018: Next Sunday, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission. Your support on World Mission Sunday will help brave missionaries in building a future of hope both in Ethiopia and around the world. Please join in this special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for our mission of the Church. It will be possible to Gift Aid all donations by using the special envelopes. For more information visit:

A second collection for the World Missions (APF) will be next weekend 20th & 21st October.

Olive wood carvings from The Holy Land (Bethlehem) will be on sale over the weekend of the 27th & 28th October We are the Good Shepherd Company from the Holy land (Bethlehem) which is based in Nottingham and works alongside with St. Vincent De Paul society for orphans and elderly in the Holy Land. Our goal is to support and help the Christian families in the Holy Land to stay at work as olive wood carvers is one of the most important sources of income for them, as 90% of the Christians rely on this sale. So by selling their produce here from the olive wood (rosaries, crosses, cribs and religious statues) on their behalf, this will prevent the Christians from leaving the country in search of better work opportunities, as a test survey from the bishops of Jerusalem there is only forty one thousands Christians left in the area.

FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE occurs between 26th Sept - 4th Nov from 7am-7pm. This is a peaceful, prayerful vigil outside the Marie Stopes Abortion Centre, Barrack Road, Leeds, LS7 4AB. Please consider coming along to pray for the most
vulnerable in our society and be a "voice for the voiceless" (Bl. Oscar Romero). For further information or if you wish to meet someone to accompany you contact Chris Redding 07815 681343 or email or

Interested in learning basic Spanish? I have several people interested and hoping to start the classes towards the end of September. Wednesday evenings at the Newman Centre 8 sessions in total. If you want more information or want to join, please get in touch: /
07950 884 128

MASS FOR ALTAR SERVERS: Sat 20th Oct 2018, in Leeds Cathedral, at 12:00 Noon. All altar servers are encouraged to attend, and maybe the parish might consider bringing a group of them and their parents to this Mass. Please bring a picnic lunch which can be eaten in Wheeler Hall following the Mass. See poster church notice boards.

CAFOD Family Fast Friday 5th October Second collection this weekend 13th & 14th October.

Newman Weekly Draw 03/20

£25 396 V Hewson Swillington
£10 454 C Lighthouse c/o June
£ 5 251 B Knaggs Templegates
£ 5 208 S Kennedy Colton
£ 5 351 M McDonnell Hawkhills

Asylum Seekers and Refugee Support Group - The next meeting is on Thursday 18th October in the Conference Room of the Newman Centre.
This meeting is OPEN to ALL.

Parish Magazine on sale THIS WEEKEND. Another bumper issue packed with all the latest news from around our parish and beyond. Recommended donation 50p.

FULL TIME GENERAL MANAGER: Hinsley Hall Conference and Pastoral Centre are recruiting a full-time General Manager, with an immediate start. A full job description is available at Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to as soon as possible. Further information, and a preliminary discussion, can also be requested through this e-mail address.

CELEBRATING FAMILY IN THE DIOCESE OF LEEDS: Parents have a primary and inalienable responsibility as the ‘first heralds' (CCC 2225) of the Gospel and are the primary ‘educators in the virtues' (CCC 2223). For those parishes and schools wishing to help parents to realise how they already do this ‘by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity and disinterested service are the rule' (CCC 2223), there are some practical and accessible resources available from the Parenting Coordinator.
Details on a leaflet ‘Celebrating Family in the Diocese of Leeds' is available in the porch.

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS: Please remember that on Sat 6th Oct 2018 and every 1st Sat of each month, Catholics are encouraged to observe the First Saturday Devotion requested by Our Blessed Lady. The devotion is made up of Confession, Holy Communion, five decades of the Rosary and keeping Our Lady
company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary with the intention of making reparation to Our Lord Jesus Christ.

DAY OF ADORATION AT LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY: On Fri 19th Oct from 8:00am-8:00pm there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel of Leeds Trinity University (Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5HD).
Please let Fr Michael Doody know if you would like to volunteer to cover one of the hours. Phone 0113 2490762 or email

Due to the impending retirement of the current post holder we are looking to appoint a Human Resource Administrator. Part Time / Full Time S.P. 24 - 27 currently £22,401 - £24,657 pro rata. Closing Date: 22nd October 2018. For further details please contact Janet Flynn on 0113 3885400 or at


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


Please pray for the repose of
Monsignor Philip Holroyd, Bernard Cleary, Autumn Hughes, Anne McDonnell, Brian Atkin, Paddy Greene and Patricia Adams, who has died recently and for Benjamin Tugade and Andrew McHale whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Bernard Cleary x 4 Masses, Teresa Kennedy x 3 Masses Monsignor Philip Holroyd x 2 Masses, Anne McDonnell, Brian Atkin, Paddy Greene

For Anniversaries:
Joyce Goodwin, Margaret Harrison, Benjamin Tugade.

For other Intentions:
Joan Cleary Special Intention, Claudine Bouquet Birthday, Jonny & Angela Murphy, George & Oriel Richardson Memories

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including,
Sr. Millie (Peru), Patricia Adams, John Bettison Jnr, Angela Black, Patrick Bradley Snr., Joan Brown, Eileen Caine, Percy Cartwright, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Maureen Craggs, Claire Crook, Nora Davey, Jack Denison, Julie Digings, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Betty Gregory, Peter Hanlon, Josh Harland, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Kathleen Howley, Madge Illingworth, Maise Kenna, Kenneth William Keeling, Margaret Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Maria Longfellow, Marjory Levin, Pat & Oresti Lusardi, Billie Marginson, Anita Mason, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell (8yrs old) Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Paul Moran, Teresa Moses, Molly Neal, John Newton, Dr. Annette Nichols, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Terry Pickles, Francisco Reyes, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Godfrey (Robby) Robinson, Sylvia Spencer, Scott Summers Jnr. (2years old), Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, 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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