The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 11th April 2021

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Second Sunday of Easter

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Please remember in your prayers the following intention: Fundamental Rights We pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis.

Today : Weekday of Easter

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion - inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself Now and forever. Amen.
Please take a leaflet or Card from the entrance of Church for the Divine Mercy Chaplet which can be prayed today at 3.00 p.m.
Thank You.

Parish Notices

During the current National Lockdown our churches will continue to remain open for Mass. Further updated guidelines received this week on the 25th January from Bishop Marcus as follows:


  • Hand Sanitisation ➢ Ensure hand sanitiser is available and used on entering and leaving the Church or using the toilet facilities. ➢ Remind all present of the importance of hand hygiene.
  • Face Coverings ➢ Face-coverings are compulsory by law in churches. There are a limited number of valid medical exemptions, and individuals who do not need to wear a face covering should make their circumstances known when asked.
  • Social Distancing ➢ Everyone must abide by social distancing advice and wherever possible keep 2 metres apart. ➢ No one is to mingle with anyone who is not a member of their household or support bubble, either within or outside the church. This requires people to leave promptly at the end of the service. ➢ Ensure seating areas are clearly identified.
  • Ventilation ➢ Where possible introduce good cross ventilation. This can be achieved by partially opening windows, opening higher windows, and keeping doors ajar (this does not include fire doors) to create a flow of air whilst maintaining a comfortable temperature.
  • Mass ➢ Mass should be celebrated reverently but in the briefest period of time possible.


Please REMEMBER to book before 12 noon on Friday to attend all weekend Masses including the Saturday 12.15pm Mass. Use the NHS Test & Trace QR in church.

Ring 01132645260 any weekday morning or email

Mass of the Day: check the Diocese website to see where you can get Mass online each weekday from around the Diocese.

On line via YouTube Sunday school for children - 10 mins a week reflection on Sunday Gospel with a Mission. Google "Little Way Sunday school and follow the week link.

SVP Food bank:

There continues to be a huge demand of food from the parish SVP food bank. When shopping could you please consider donating any items especially - Toilet Rolls - Toiletries - Children's juice drinks - household washing items - hotdog sausages - corned beef - spam - spaghetti hoops/shapes - sausages in beans, biscuits, sweets, tuna, pasta sauce (only), crisps, longlife milk, tinned veg, tea or coffee. Items can be brought to church or dropped off at the Parish office any weekday morning.

St Gregory's Credit Union:

St Gregory's Credit Union: Should you have a query or request, please telephone 07761 081338, leave a message and someone will get back to you.

Living faith Booklet for April - June available in the church at a cost of £1 each.

Funeral service for Mark Anthony Loftus Snr at Killingbeck Chapel on Thursday 15th April at 12.00noon.

Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Confession) Year 3: If your child or a relative of a child in year 3 that does not go to either of the 2 parish primary schools, now is the time to register them for the preparation course. This is due to start after the May half term. Parents of those attending Corpus Christi or St Theresa's primary schools will be contacted in May. Please ring the parish office 0113 2645260 and weekday morning or email

Fr Pat & Fr David thank everyone for the very generous Easter Offerings.

The Easter Issue of the Parish Magazine is now available via this link. For parishioners without internet access, paper versions are available from church or the Parish Office donation 50p.

Requiem Mass for Fr Peter Johnson 13th April 2021 11.00am Link for the YouTube video

Seeing your life through the lens of the Gospels

John 20:19-31

1. ‘Peace be with you' was the greeting of Jesus on meeting his frightened apostles. Who has come to you bringing peace at times when you were frightened? For whom have you been an agent of peace?
2. The greeting is joined with the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower the disciples to be forgiving.
Forgiveness is at times an essential step on the road to peace. Perhaps you can recall when holding on to a hurt or grudge disturbed your inner peace. What helped you to forgive and find peace?
3. Thomas, doubting and questioning, is possibly a person with whom we can identify. What part have doubting, and questioning, played on your faith journey? How has your faith been strengthened by such moments?
4. ‘Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believed'. That requires great trust. Perhaps you have had the experience of being trusted without having had to prove every step along the way. What was it like to be trusted in that way? Who have you been able to trust in a similar manner?

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:

The Church that Follows Jesus Christ, covering the early life of the Church leading to the Council of Nicea (325CE) is now available as six 30-minute recordings available on the diocesan website at:

A series of 5 reflections taking place on Zoom on Mondays 7-8pm, beginning 12 April. Led by Fr Mark Jarmuz these will explore the varied responses to the resurrection of: the women who followed Jesus (12 April), Peter (19 April), the disciples (26 April), Emmaus (10 May) and the beloved disciple (17 May). For further details and Zoom invitation, please email

YOUTH 2000 RESTORE ONLINE: Friday 16 & Saturday 17 April, from Leeds Trinity University. Come and be RESTORED as we approach the end of lockdown and prepare to venture back out into the world. RESTORE at Leeds will be two online evenings of prayer, worship, talks, and interactive small groups. As well as interactive games and activities during the day on Saturday. More information and booking:

MENTAL HEALTH IN EDUCATION: A CATHOLIC APPROACH: an online conference for those involved in the education or catechesis of young people. Friday 28 th May 2021, 9am-3.30pm (online) Hosted by Leeds Trinity University. Input from Christian psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, academics, clergy, media professionals and students. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. More information: or

SPARK SOCIAL JUSTICE: People under 30 who are passionate about social justice are invited to send in a 2 minute video about issues which concern them. £25 will be paid for every video used on social media. More information:

ZOOM COFFEE MORNING (Hosted by Catholic Care): Friday mornings at 11am. A place to have a chat, become part of a community and have some fun! All welcome. Meeting ID: 882 6618 1071 - Passcode: Hello21

RELAX AND REVIVE with Catholic Care: Join Janet Kent every Monday afternoon at 4pm starting Monday 12th April for a friendly online relaxation group.
Meeting ID: 829 0366 7151
Passcode: 526282


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:
Elizabeth Kirkley, Agnes Sarsfield, Joseph Sidney Warden, James Maher & Patricia Hatton (nee Maher New Zealand, James L'Amie, David Bones, Andrea Thomas, Fr. Peter Johnson, Marie Flynn, Mark Loftus Snr, who have died recently and Mary Readman, Ann Kelly, Rita Murphy, Eddie McDonald, Ellen Dillon whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Sr. Millie (Peru), Pat Backhouse, Sara Bakal, Joan Brown, Yvette Chivers, Mary Cohen, Maureen Cohen, Sheila Cornick, Peter Cumiskey, Joan Cuthbertson, Amiee Dale, Nora Davey, Sheila Davey, Bernice Deeves, Brian Dickinson, Michael Gaughan, Mary Gill, Celia Grainge, Jason Grudzien, Paul Hampson, Peter Hanlon, Mary Hartley, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Lily Howley, Doris & Les Kelly, Eamon Kelly, Gail Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Pat Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Billie Marginson, Andrew McCabe, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Peter McGoff, Jean McGuire, Paul McMillan, Emma Mather, Angela Murphy, Ellen Musarurwa, Carole Naughton, John Newton, Tatiana Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Brian O'Boyle, Hannah O'Dea, Brenda O'Gorman, Sue Parry, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, John Ratcliffe, Peggy Richardson, Elijah Robinson, John Robinson, Margaret Royston, Danny Scott, Jake Shaw, Barbara Slinger, John Small, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Derek Shotton, Scott Summers Jnr., Callum Tempest, Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Denis Waite, Phil Watkin-Jones, Julian & Joanne Wilkinson-Smith, Eileen Winn

Mass intentions received:
For the Lately Deceased:

Agnes Sarsfield x 2 Masses, Joseph Sidney Warden, James Maher & Patricia Hatton (nee Maher New Zealand, Kevin Gibbons, James L'Amie, David Bones,

For Anniversaries:
Rita Murphy, Ivy Reynolds, Eddie McDonald, Ellen Dillon, Marlene Maria Foster, Teresa Fletcher

For Other Intentions:
Tom Elliott, Tony Timms & Joseph Slupski Easter memories, Val, Jacquie & Cynthia & their families Special Intention, Sheila Leach Easter Blessings,

Baptisms and Marriages contact the office for further details. Due to the current lockdown we are unable to conduct these Sacraments.

Requiem Mass or Service for Funerals can continue to take place in our 3 churches. The maximum who can attend a Funeral is 30 people excluding the Priest and organist.

Sacramental Preparations:
The preparation of our children for the Sacraments of First Holy Communion
has started with year 5 this week. Year 4 will start preparation in 2 weeks' time and those who attend other schools will start on the 16th April. Please keep the children in your prayers.

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

Last Modifed on Sun 11th Apr 2021 02:03:27

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