The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 21st April 2019

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Easter Sunday
Morning Psalter week 1
Prayer Intention This Week
For a Holy and Peaceful Easter
Today : Holy Saturday

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 Gospels

John 20:1-9

1. You might identify with the women through the events of that morning. They came, searched, and found an empty tomb. Then they were told they were looking in the wrong place: ‘Why look for the living among the dead'. Finally they had to cope with the staggering good news that Jesus was alive when they thought he was dead. Let their story remind you of when you found life again where you thought there was none - perhaps you discovered that you had been looking in the wrong place.

2. The women were the first witnesses to the resurrection. Remember the women in your life who have brought you good news, and the women who have been witnesses to you bringing you to faith in yourself, in others, or in God.

3. The women did not keep their discovery to themselves, but hastened to share the good news with the apostles. Have there been times when your heart has been full of good news that you were eager to share with others.

Tales from Corpus Christi

He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed.

In Jesus' day, when a carpenter completed a job, it was customary for him to wash his hands, dry them on a linen cloth, fold it and leave it on top of his work. That cloth was his trademark and whoever inspected it knew that the work was finished. On Easter Sunday, Peter saw the burial cloth that had been wound round Jesus' head; it was folded up, all by itself and apart from other grave cloths. This was also a sign that the work of Jesus' here on earth, was coming to an end and his Apostles would be tasked with spreading the word of God.

We all try to contribute to the "Charity Bottle" that we have in all three churches in our parish, supporting the valuable work of our missionaries.

It was nearing Easter and a missionary working in a small mountain village, had been teaching the villagers about the life of Jesus, when he managed to obtain a copy of a film portraying the life and death of our Lord. The whole of the village gathered together to watch the film, seated on the ground around the screen. They watched scenes of Jesus performing many miracles and preaching to vast crowds of people, they watched the raising from the dead of his friend Lazarus and they were all amazed. Then the film moved on to the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday. The crowd fell silent and as Jesus died on the cross, the women in the village cried at the loss of their Saviour. Suddenly, a little boy at the back rushed forward, grabbed his mother's hand and said, "Don't cry mummy, he gets up again, I've seen this film before!"

The resurrection is at the very core of our Christian faith and the fact that, "He gets up again" ensures that we too will rise up to a new life after death.

"Now get busy, bring the message, so that all may come to know.
There is hope for saint and sinner, for our Lord has loved us so."

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Holy Week Services

Wednesday 17th April 11.00am Chrism Mass is at Leeds Cathedral. All parishioners are welcome at this Mass

Maundy Thursday St Gregory's
Thursday 18th April Mass of the Lord's Supper 7.30pm
Overflow car parking please use St Theresa's Primary School Barwick Road, carpark.

Good Friday From St Theresa's
Friday 19th April Walk of Witness 10.00am

Stations of the Cross at St Gregory's at 12 noon

The Passion of Our Lord 3.00pm Corpus Christi
There will be a collection at this service for the upkeep of the Holy Places in The Holy Land

Veneration and Stations of the Cross 7.00pm at St Theresa's

Easter Vigil
Saturday 20th April 8.00pm Holy Saturday St Theresa's
This year there will be a Baptism and Confirmations at the Vigil.
NO Vigil Masses on Saturday at Corpus Christi or St Gregory's.

Sunday 21st April Sunday Masses at usual times
All collections taken at the Masses at Easter will be split equally between our 3 clergy is to show our appreciation to them.

Garforth Refugee Group are hosting a Film Night on Tuesday 16th April, at 7pm in Garforth Methodist Church. We will be showing the film 'Moving to Mars', a powerful film about a group of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar (Burma) who were resettled in Sheffield in 2009. Admission free, but a suggested donation of £4 has been requested.

DIOCESE OF LEEDS - FOUNDATIONS IN FAITH: A Course of Catholic Faith Formation for catechists, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. The course incorporates the Catholic Certificate in
Religious Studies (CCRS) and begins at Hinsley Hall in September 2019. There will be an information evening about the course at Hinsley Hall on Tuesday 11th June from 7:00 - 8:30pm. To book a place or for further information please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or

Data Protection Requirement: Did you complete the new Parish Registration form? Thank you to all who have sent in their registration form.
Please keep them coming in if you have not completed one. All previous data has been destroyed.

Castleford Male Voice Choir presents a concert at ChristmChurch Halton on Saturday 27th April at 3pm. Tickets £8 which includes afternoon tea. See poster in church for more details.

Living Faith Booklet on sale for April - June at a price of £1.00 per copy.

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team A 19th April

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If you are part of a family and everyone is, you are most welcome come to a short discussion on how we might set up Family Groups in the Parish, this
will be after the 9:15 Mass at Saint Gregory's, on the 19th of May and will be held in the church, following Mass

HANDMAIDS WOMEN'S PRAYER MEETING: NO MEETING IN APRIL. Next meeting will be Friday 3rd May from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Corpus Christi Church, Neville Road, Leeds LS9 0HD. Led by the Franciscan Sisters of Renewal. For more information please call 0113 2350573.

CATHOLIC YOUTH WORK TRAINING: for anyone who works with young people or is interested in finding out more about Catholic Youth Work. Wednesday 1st May 2019, 7pm - 9pm, Hinsley Hall, Leeds. Please see poster for further details.

Newman Weekly Draw 01/20

£25 302 V Vanni Ringwoods
£10 001 C McHale Pendas
£ 5 286 C Christi Swillington
£ 5 393 J Cockshutt Halton
£ 5 294 J Cohen Halton

There are a few subscriptions still outstanding. To keep the prizes as the same as the last draw with the extra £50 on the final week we need to collect the few outstanding subscriptions. If this is you could you please pay the collector as soon as possible? Thanks to all for their continued support.

St Gregory's Church - Can you spare some time to help the cleaning team on a Friday morning? Please contact Carmel on 2732992 for more details.

Tea & Coffee at Corpus Christi Church after the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 28th April.

St Theresa's Rainbows require 2 ladies (18+) to leas fun activities for 5-7 years old girls, starting as soon as possible after Easter. The Rainbows meet weekly during term time with occasional outside activities. Training and support is available. Please contact Jenny Cullen on 2956031 for further information.

EASTER EGGS: HMP Leeds is looking to source chocolate Easter eggs for Catholic prisoners to enjoy some Eastertide celebration. Drop-off can be arranged at the prison gate where a member of the chaplaincy team can collect. If this proves complicated, contact Chris (Catholic Chaplain): 0113 203 2704 (daytime); 07596 821564 (night/weekends);

Christian Aid Envelopes: Thank you for your support and help to all whom over the many years to help deliver & collect the envelopes. This year there will be no collection due to costs in the resources. Tony Ware.

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

Coach to the MARCH FOR LIFE (London) - Saturday 11th May. Join thousands from across the country to March for Life. The day will be full of workshops, inspirational talks and prayer. See for more info. Coach leaving Hinsley Hall at 6:30am & returning by 10:30pm, Saturday 11th May. Contact Kate at 07505 767415 or email to book a seat.

Short courses at Hinsley Hall (starting 7th May). In May & June 2019 there will be another group of short courses offered. The choice this time will be Catholic Schools and Religious Education, Family Life Ministry or Youth Ministry.

For further details of any of these courses please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or See poster on the notice board.

Library in St Theresa's quiet room: You may have seen the new bookcase in the quiet room with many books which can be borrowed and return at your leisure. Please use this at any time.

Overflow Carpark for St Theresa's Church: Reminder access via Well Garth to the back of the Newman Centre is open from 7.45am - 12.30pm on a Sunday.

Down Memory Lane Café for families affected by Dementia on the 1st Wednesday of each month starting 5th December run by Wm Dodgsons at Lupton Ave. See poster for more details.


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
Adam Fisher, Adrian Fisher, Michael Costello, who have died recently and for Emily Gairn, Paul Booth, Harry Booth, Robert Snr & Robert Jnr Buckley, Tom Brimelow, Annie Smith, Desmond Aubery, Joe Cohen, Charles Edward & Mary Kate Preston, Michael Preston, Catherine Bennett, Barbara Dyson, Susan Mary Yates whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:
Pauline Owen

For Anniversaries:
Tommie Waite, Desmond Aubery, Joe O'Gorman, Joe Cohen, Denise Marie Preston, Charles Edward & Mary Kate Preston, Michael Preston

For Other Intentions:
Charles & Sheila Devine Sick, Peggy Leach 91st Birthday, Special Intention (KP) Sick person, Thanksgiving for favours granted, Strength & Blessing in ill health

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including
Sr. Millie, John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Percy Cartwright, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Claire Crook, Nora Davey, Jack Denison, Julie Digings, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Betty Gregory, Peter Hanlon, Josh Harland, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Peter Hinchney, Don Holdsworth, Elizabeth Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Madge Illingworth, Maise Kenna, Kenneth William Keeling, Margaret Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat & Oresti Lusardi, Sarah Maher (Australia), Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Anita Mason, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell (8yrs old), Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Joe Melvin, Teresa Moses, Angela Murphy, Molly Neal, John Newton, Beryl Oakes, renda O'Gorman, Ann Patricia Pace, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Deacon Sean Quigley, Lynne Ramsden, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Godfrey (Robby) Robinson, Andrea Ruck, Kathleen Smith, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Cynthia Stephens, Scott Summers Jnr. (2years old), Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Phil Watkin-Jones, June Watson, Eileen Winn.

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

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