The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 12th November 2017

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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Morning Psalter week 4
Prayer Intention This Week
For all the fallen in the conflicts around the world
Today : Memorial - Ss Andrew D?ng-L?c, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs

SVP Food Bank

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

Thank you

Seeing Your Life Through the Lens of the Gospel

1. A gift given in love is given to be enjoyed, treasured, and used. Through fear, one servant failed to recognise the loving trust being shown to him and buried the talent. When have you found that overcoming fear helped you to make the most of opportunities in life?

2. On the level of our own personal life, faith is not given to us to be locked away, but to be ‘traded' with. We trade with it when we believe in its value, trust it, and use it, bringing it into the experiences we have in daily life. Can you recall times when relying on your faith has brought you rewards?

3. Likewise with our own personal gifts and talents. We can fall into the trap of seeing these as our personal possession so that we can do with them as we like, rather than share them as gifts so that they can be multiplied. What is your experience of hoarding or sharing your own gifts? When did you feel most alive?

4. Pope Francis in his letter Evangelii Gaudium wrote, ‘I invite everyone to be bold and creative in this task of rethinking the goals, structures, style and methods of evangelisation in their respective communities. ... The important thing is to not walk alone, but to rely on each other as brothers and sisters' (EG, 33). How is your parish responding to this call?

Parish Pastoral Council

Corpus Christi Primary - Open Days

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Open Day Visits

We warmly welcome all families who are thinking of choosing Corpus Christi Catholic Primary as a school for September 2018 to come and look around during our open day sessions for parents/carers.

Each session will follow the same format of a brief meeting to explain our admissions processes and the forms to complete, followed by a guided tour led by pupils of our Reception setting and school with an opportunity for any questions. This is a great opportunity to see how our wonderful school runs and to see our children learning in a variety of ways. If you would like to visit please contact our school office on 0113 248 3095 to book your place on one of our guided tours for parents/carers. It is essential that you book your place as demand can be quite high.

The dates and times of the sessions and informal tours are;
Monday 20th November at 9.30 am
beginning with the meeting first followed by the tour.
Wednesday 6th December at 2pm
beginning with the meeting first followed by the tour.
Thursday 7th December at 5.00pm
for those parents who are unable to visit during the school day. The meeting will be at 5.00pm followed by a tour of the Reception setting and school.
Friday 5th January at 9.30 am
beginning with the meeting first followed by the tour.

Bulletin News

Posters - Leaflets and any items MUST NOT be left in any of our church porches with prior permission from the Parish Priest or via the office.

November - Month of The Holy Souls - Envelopes for the November Dead List are available in each church porch.

Our own Youth Fund monthly collection this weekend.
Next week for Youth Services as laid down by Diocese.

SVP Food Boxes: (in each church) Christmas is coming - when shopping can you consider purchasing a little extra festive food for those who won't have that extra special item on their table at Christmas.
The St Vincent Support Centre has asked if we can assist with help in providing Christmas gifts. In addition to the usual children's toys they're asking for gifts which would be suitable for teenagers or adults like toiletry sets, hats,
gloves, scarves etc. Thank you

Newman Weekly Draw 10/20

£25 465 M Flynn Sherburn
£10 287 J Dowling Portage
£5 074 T McDonnell Woodlesford
£5 118 CJ Ellis Wykebeck
£5 101 A Davidson Halton

CLAY - Christians Learning Across Yorkshire: The Autumn 2017 edition of the CLAY leaflet is now available. In it, you will find details of courses throughout Yorkshire which are open to all Christians. The website is take a leaflet from the church porch.

AFTERNOON OF RENEWAL on Sunday 26th November at St Aelred's Church, Woodland Drive, Harrogate, HG2 7BE from 2pm - 5pm (1.30 tea, coffee & registration). Theme is "The Gift of the Spirit". For more details: or ring Paddy Spiller on 01274 566332 or See poster in the church porch for more details.

ADVENT RETREAT DAY at The Briery in Ilkley, Saturday 2nd December 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm. This retreat is for anyone who would like the opportunity for a quiet and reflective day during Advent. Further details and booking:
The Briery on 01943 607287 or

ADVENT MYSTERY IN PAINTING & POETRY" led by Fr Tom McGuinness, S.J. and Sr. Magdalen Lawler, S.N.D., is taking place at the Briery, Ilkley, from Friday 8th - Sunday 10th December 2017 with an option to attend from Wednesday 6th December. This is a themed retreat in preparation for Christmas offering scripture, paintings, music and poetry. This is not a directed retreat but there will be some optional opportunities to speak with one of the retreat
guides. For further information or to book a place please email or telephone the Briery on 01943 607287.

ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION, "Mary, mother of Jesus - who was she?" on 15th December at The Briery Retreat Centre led by Sr. Anne Hammersley, C.P. and Linda Pennington. For further information please telephone the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email:

New Arrangements for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation Parents of Children who attend non-Catholic schools and are in Year 3 are asked to the parish office on 01132645260 any weekday morning or mail as they will need to attend a meeting in November.

Parish Pastoral Council Voting if required will take place over the weekend 2nd/ 3rd December. Agenda for next meeting 30th November on notice board.

St Gregory's Credit Union - Advance Notice The collection point at
St Gregory's Presbytery will be closed the weekend of the 25th & 26th November. Alternative collection points available at the Newman Parish Centre on Sunday morning between 9.15 - 10.15 & Monday afternoon at the retirement club between 12.30 - 1.30pm.

St.Gregory's Credit Union Ltd: Important Notice: Would all active Credit Union Members please check and confirm their BENEFICIARY NOMINATION as per their original Membership details advised. In some cases, the Beneficiary may have passed away, or the Member may wish to change their Beneficiary Nominee as per changed circumstances. If so, please contact the Credit Union Office, by
telephone 0776 108 1338 OR email OR simply call into the Credit Union Office ASAP.

MOUNT ST JOSEPH'S CHRISTMAS FAIR: Sat 25th November 2017 2pm to 4pm at the Little Sisters of The Poor, Mount St Joseph, Shire Oak Road, Headingley, LS6 2DE. Stalls, Tombola, Raffle, plus a selection of clothing from The Little Sisters' Shop; Refreshments including Irish Coffees! See poster in church for more details.

KNITTERS NEEDED. Seacroft Churches Together is encouraging people to knit Christmas Angels for distribution within the community. They are to be completed by 3rd December and will be a gift to whoever finds them. Patterns are available in the church porch with a covering letter. There is also a sample angel which must remain there.

Parish Magazine: The next issue of the Parish Magazine will be published just before Christmas. Please send your (Christmas themed) articles to or drop them into the Parish Office. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 19th November.

Singalong for Peru with Sally Barnes and her Singers at St Joseph's
School Hall, Hunslet LS10 2AD 7.30pm Friday 1 December 2017 Tickets £3.00 (includes tea and mince pie)

Time to Talk - if you know anyone who needs a ‘listening ear', perhaps you can suggest they drop-in on a Friday afternoon at any time between 1.00-3.00pm. It might be a family problem. It might be financial difficulties. It might be that they're feeling anxious or depressed. Whatever it is, our volunteers are there to help. We won't judge. We won't tell you what to do. We will listen. Do you have time to listen? We need volunteers to help us with our drop in listening service each Friday afternoon. If you think you can help please contact Mary in the Parish Office or Adrian on 07817388332.
Walk n Talk - Join us for a short walk in the peaceful grounds of Temple Newsam Estate. We meet each Friday at 10.00 outside the café and finish there with a cup of tea/ More details, call Adrian on 07817388332

Bulletin Items

*** All items for the bulletin must in future be sent to email address, or handed into the Parish Office in paper form. Thank you ***

Advent & Christmas 2017

Reconciliation (Confession) for Years 4, 5 and 6 -Saturday 2nd December: To start the advent season reconciliation is available. Call in for confession between 11 am and 12 noon at St Theresa's Church and 4.30-5pm at Corpus Christi Church. Mrs Lightfoot and Mrs Bradley will be there to help.

Children's Advent Mass - Sunday 3rd December 10.15am at St Theresa's Church: Advent will soon be here again and what a great way to start this wonderful season with a joyful children's mass. Father will also be welcoming our new reception children and their families. This will be followed by advent crafts, quiz and refreshments in the Newman Centre. Anyone who wishes to read or join in the offertory can do so by completing a volunteer slip in any of
our 3 church porches. Closing date for volunteers in this Friday 24th November.

Churches Together Advent Service 3rd December at St Mary's Whitkirk at 5 pm.

Carol Service 10th December at St Theresa's Church at 3.00pm followed by refreshments at 4pm

Prepare the way for Christ's birth - Setting up the Crib in our Churches as follows:
3rd December Set up the stable ONLY,
10th December Add an animal
17th December Add the remaining animals
24th December Add Mary & Joseph
Christmas Eve Masses Add the infant Christ.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED: RED WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER. Please see the attached insert about persecuted Christians throughout the world and how we can help. Perhaps we can sometimes take our Christian faith for granted in this part of the world. It is not a matter of life or death as it is for some Christians abroad. Please pray for persecuted Christians in The Middle East, China and Africa including our own Fr Ghebreyesus' beloved Eritrea on this day. As we prepare for Christmas (which sadly for some is an excuse for an excess of materialism) please think about what you can do to help our ‘persecuted but never forgotten' fellow Christians. For those without internet facility, the address is CAN 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4DA. Thank you for your help.

instituted this new day as a way of inviting us to understand that sharing with those living in poverty "enable us to understand the deepest truth of the Gospel". In his message for the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis asks all of us, whatever our means, to unite in love and in acts of service to one another. He explains: "It is my wish that … Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete
assistance." Please consider how you can create moments of encounter and friendship today. Please also take a Prayer Card away with you and keep all those experiencing poverty in your prayer.

VACANCY for LAY CHAPLAIN, St John Fisher, Dewsbury. Part of the Blessed Peter Snow Catholic Academy Trust, St John Fisher is a mixed 11-19 Catholic Academy with a strong moral and spiritual ethos. The Governors wish to make an appointment to the position of Lay Chaplain for January 2018. Visit ‘vacancies' on school website for more information -

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE RAFFLE: Raffle tickets still available. The draw is
on Sunday 3rd December during the tea & coffee after the 8.15am Mass. The first prize will be £300 cash and there are many other good prizes.

Tea & Coffee at Corpus Christi Sunday 26th November

Piety Stalls Religious Christmas Cards, calendars cribs and other items and many non-religious other items are now on sale at St Gregory's & St Theresa's piety stalls and Corpus Christi's newly restored old baptistery.

ST JUDE'S FURNITURE STORE - urgently need donations of good furniture and white good. Contact 01274 726790 for collection.

Holy Ground for November is available in the church porch.

Date for your diary: Live Crib at Corpus Christi will be on Saturday 23rd December at 2 pm.

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team C 24 November.


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
Doreen Maniak, Patricia Casey, Geoffrey Egan, Myra Turner, James Thomas (Jimmy Kearns), Sadie Kane, Frances McMullan, Luke Anthony Glendening, Michael James Kirrane, Gretta Sheehy, Tong Reddington and Trixie Barrett who have died recently, and Margaret Ryan, Paddy Gibbons whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Sadie Kane, Doreen Maniak x 2 Masses, Frances McMullan, Luke Anthony Glendenning (10yrs old) x 2 Masses, Michael James Kirrane x 3 Masses, Tony Reddington, Gretta Sheehy, Trixie Barrett

For Anniversaries:
Nora Ware, Raymond J Barry, David Ruane, Benny Gelder, Neville Bligh, Danny Flynn, Neil Wilson, Eliza & Tom Priestley & Muriel & Bill Wilson, Frank Barnes, Helen Marshall, Kathleen Johnson, Angela Gray (Nee Payne), Anne & Vincent Marrocca.

For other Intentions:
Tracey-Ann Walker Sick, Rita Valentine Birthday, Valentine & Clarke Families Christmas wishes, Mowles Deceased Family, Harding Family

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including,
Mark Ashworth , Joshua Barrow (12 years), Joan Brown, Mary Cohen, Janet Daley, Jack Denison, Julie Digings, Peter Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Betty Gregory, Ann Griffin, Peter Hanlon, Josh Harland, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Hesellton, Mr Howell, Kathleen Howley, Tony Kearney, Margaret Kelly, Joe Markham, Anita Mason, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Teresa Moses, Molly Neal, Beryl Oakes, Terry Pickles, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Scott Summers Jnr. (2years old), Deborah Tree, Pat Walker, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Eileen Winn.

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

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