The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 18th October 2020

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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year A

The Laity's Mission in the Church:
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

Today : Weekday in Ordinary Time or St John Paul II, Pope

Parish Notices

Second collection as laid down by the Diocese THIS weekend 17th - 18th October for World Missions. This collection, supported by the Bishop's Conference, supports Catholic Missionaries throughout the world from Africa to Mongolia. The collection especially supports seminarians throughout the world. Given the present crisis a number of seminaries are short of funds and a healthy collection from us will support them.

BOOKING for all Saturday and Sunday Masses:
It is good to see that the attendance for our weekend Masses is increasing to the point that some Mass are full. It is important that you book to attend any Saturday and Sunday Mass including the 12.15pm on Saturday.
As the numbers are increasing it is important that your name is on the registration list. If your name is on the list and you can't attend please let us know so that others don't miss out going to Mass.
To attend any of our weekend Masses please book a place via the parish office on 0113 2645260 or by email by Friday 1pm
Please arrive in time for Mass to avoid your place going to someone else.
If you have the NHS app you can scan the QR Code at each church. This does not replace your booking for Mass.

REMINDER FOR ALL MASSES: After you receive Holy Communion you are asked to leave the church immediately and not return to your seat. Please DO NOT linger at the statues or the side of the altar. This is for the health and safety of all present.


Confession/Reconciliation is available after all Masses. Please wait to see the priest after Communion has been distributed. St Theresa's Confession have now moved into the quiet room.

Face Covering / Masks in church - Face coverings are mandatory in Places of Worship. If you forget your mask there are a few available in the church porch at a cost of 50p each.

Clergy or Extraordinary Ministers of Communion: Following recent guidelines on the 28th September our Priests CANNOT now visit the sick & housebound in their own homes. If you know of anyone who needs an URGENT visit due to danger of death please ring 0113 2645260 at any time.

The LIVING FAITH booklet for October - December is available in church or the parish office at a cost of £1 each.

November Dead List envelopes available in each church or the Parish office.

Calling St Gregory's Church cleaning team: Can you please help to clean on Tuesday 20th October after the 9.30am Mass?

St Gregory's Credit Union:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there will be no collection points open (including the office) until it is safe to do so. In the meantime, there will be a secure drop-off point for Credit Union Members in the Parish Office at the Newman Centre between 9am - 1pm Monday to Friday. Should you have an urgent query or request, please telephone 07761 081338, leave a message and someone will get back to you.

SVP Food Bank the food banks are always looking for food. Please continue to bring your donations to the parish office any weekday morning. Cash donations are also welcome. Thank you for your continued generous support.

Parish Magazine

The Autumn Issue of the Parish Magazine, featuring Deacon Henry's Ordination, is now available via this link.
For parishioners without internet access, paper versions will be available from the church porch or the Parish Office. Great value for 50p.

Annual visit to Killingbeck Cemetery will be in Sunday 8th November at 2.30pm. This will all depend on any further local lockdowns and will be subject to social distancing.

Christmas cards, Advent calendars, 2021 calendars and diaries will be on sale in all our 3 churches and the parish office with effect from weekend 24th & 25th October. Please remember social distancing and do not touch everything or open the boxes. Many thanks

Seeing your life through the lens of the Gospels

Matthew 22: 15 - 21

1. The story sees a mixture of religion and politics, a potentially explosive combination. Jesus does not ask us to avoid politics, but that our involvement in the affairs of the world be informed by the perspective of the Reign of God. How does the gospel give you a vision of how your involvement in society should be?

2. Pharisees and Herodians were not natural allies but a shared dislike of Jesus brought them together in an attempt to discredit him. Perhaps you experience the same opposition in society today when you profess to being a Catholic. Jesus did not get into an argument with them but simply professed his belief in the priority of God in his life. What have you found helpful in bearing witness to the fact that you are still a Catholic?

3. Jesus recognises that we can be faced with conflicting claims for attention. He does not tell us how to solve that dilemma, but challenges us to make sure that our allegiance to God takes priority. When have you been faced with a conflict of loyalties? What helped you to get your priorities right?

Diocesan & Other Notices

Bishop Marcus continues to celebrate Mass from Leeds Cathedral by live-streaming the 11am Mass on Sunday Morning. To participate online, please access the following YouTube channel which will be live each day. and may also be accessed via a link embedded on the Cathedral's home page:

VACANCY - PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER: Based at Hinsley Hall. Excellent opportunity for an experienced PA or Executive Assistant to join the Executive Team providing administrative support across our Diocese. Job description available via For more details please contact or CV with a covering letter may be submitted to at any time before the closing date: Friday, 23 October 2020.

St Paul's Bookshop at Hinsley Hall is reopening. Ring 2754043

Pilgrim Prayer for the Year of the Word

Pilgrim God,
you walk alongside us
and speak to us throughout the Scriptures:
in the message of the prophets,
the songs of David
and the vision of Paul.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears
and shows us how to live:
in our love of neighbour
our desire for justice,
and in our dying and rising each day.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world:
in our protection of the vulnerable,
our words and actions
and in our communion with the earth.
V. Your word is our path and your truth is our light.
R. This day and every day.
Our Lady of the Annunciation
Pray for us
St Matthew
Pray for us
St Jerome
Pray for us


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
Anne McHale, Jean Loudon, Betty Cooke, Caroline Scales, Albert McFarland, Tracey Dodsworth, Bill Hodgson, Paddy Kearney, Fred Emery and Mavis walker who have died recently and Paul Croft, Bernard Grady, Marion Nelson, Josephine Rice, whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Sr. Millie (Peru), Sara Bakal, Joan Brown, Tony Chana, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Claire Crook, Peter Cumiskey, Joan Cuthbertson, Amiee Dale, Nora Davey, Sheila Davey, Julie Diggings, Brian Dickinson, Tony Evans, Marie Flynn, Mary Gill, Celia Grainge, Jason Grudzien, Paul Hampson, Peter Hanlon, Mary Hartley, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Lily Howley, Doris & Les Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Pat Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Billie Marginson, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Jean McGuire, Paul McMillan, Emma Mather, Angela Murphy, Carole Naughton, John Newton, Tatiana Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Brian O'Boyle, Brenda O'Gorman, Sue Parry, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Lynne Ramsden, John Ratcliffe, Elijah Robinson (Baby), John Robinson, Margaret Royston, Danny Scott, Barbara Slinger, Ann Smith, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Derek Shotton, Scott Summers Jnr., Russell Sweeney, Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Denis Waite, Phil Watkin-Jones, Eileen Winn Valarie Wright.

Mass intentions received
For the Lately Deceased:

Jean Loudon, Betty Cooke x 4 Masses, Bill Hodgson, Paddy Kearney, Fred Emery, Mavis Walker, Anne McHale x 2 Masses

For Anniversaries:
Bernard Grady, Frank Barnes, Marion Nelson, Josephine Rice, Grace Collins, Margaret Harrison - Eileen McHale - Tino Gonzalez, Paul Croft

For Other Intentions:
John Mangan & The Mangan Families, Joseph & Maureen Markham Special memories

Baptisms, Marriages & Requiem Mass or Service for Funerals can take place in our 3 churches. The maximum who can attend a Funeral is 30 people. For Baptisms outside of Mass the numbers have reduced to 6 people including the baby. For Weddings the number remains the same reduce number of people of 15. The same guidance applies to these services - no singing - no standing or kneeling. ONLY an Organist and play and sing.

Sacramental Preparations:
Baptisms can be booked. Ring the office for more details.

We have received an update from the Diocese about the preparation of our children for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Following all the government guidelines we are now looking at a way we can move forward to complete the Reconciliation programme started in February this year and to start the preparation of the children for all the sacraments.
Details will be issued very shortly.

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

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