May the Month of the Holy Rosary. Pope Francis has invited the faithful to renew their love for the Most Holy Rosary, a prayer fully immersed in the Gospel.
Month of May - Mary Mother of God - The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary
People are invited to join the National Rosary Rally taking place in dioceses throughout England, Wales and Scotland from 9am to 9pm on Pentecost Sunday, 31 May.
is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their family homes during the month of May, especially when the pandemic is making us aware of the value of our families and making it possible for us to pray together at home.
He encourages simple Rosaries and joining online Rosary initiatives to pray to Our Lady for deliverance from Covid-19 and he has composed two prayers for this intention.
In each diocese people are encouraged to pray the Rosary individually, in families, as online prayer groups or parish groups, where possible led online by their parish priests, at any time within the specified hour.
Timetable on 31 May
9am Arundel and Brighton, Northampton and HM Forces
10am Birmingham, Nottingham and Ukranian Eparchy
11am Brentwood and Plymouth
Noon Cardiff, Portsmouth and Dunkeld
1pm Clifton, Salford and St Andrews and Edinburgh
2pm East Anglia, Shrewsbury, Aberdeen
3pm Hallam, Southwark, Glasgow
4pm Hexham and Newcastle, Wrexham, Ordinariate OLW
5pm Lancaster, Westminster, Argyll and the Isles
, Polish Mission and Galloway
7pm Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Motherwell
8pm Menevia, Paisley and Syro Malabar Eparchy
9pm We are all invited to pray with Bishop John Keenan from St Mirin's Cathedral in Paisley as the rally ends.
Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the Earth
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us
Hughes Chapel Service 27th May for Ivy Reynolds - Family Only
Hughes Chapel Service 27th May for John Morgan - Family Only
Hughes Chapel Service 27th May for Ellen Runaghan - Family Only
Hughes Chapel Service 28th May for Edward (Ted) Fryer - Family Only
When issuing a cheque to the parish for any collections or donations please make the cheque payable to "St John Henry Newman Parish. We are unable to bank cheques payable to anything else.
While Mass is suspended you may drop your collection in the church on a Sunday during the opening times or into the presbytery letter boxes or parish office. If you wish to send a cheque please make it payable to St John Henry Newman parish.
If you would like to set up a standing order to pay your offertory please contact Parish Office 0113 2645260 between 8.30am - 1.30pm
Thank you for your continued support.
Despite the difficult personal circumstances for some individuals, some parishioners have been asking how they can continue to donate to the parish. The Diocese has created a secure way of donating to our parish via the website.
This is accessible through the Diocesan website at
The Online Parish Offertory yellow box allows you to select our Parish from a list. This is also available via the Diocesan Website homepage. This has already been in use over the weekend and there have already been a number of very generous donations.
Our own Website: NewmanParish.org.uk
There is a giving DONATE button, which will link you directly to the donation page for our parish. The link for the parish website will go directly to a page for your Parish, and other funds are not be visible to anyone else.
Update on Deacon Henry's ordination to the priesthood.
This will now take place on Friday 17th July, 11am at Leeds Cathedral
. The service will be live-streamed on the internet: details to follow. Because the number of people allowed to attend on 17th July are likely to be very restricted, there will be a later opportunity to celebrate Henry's priestly ministry. This will take the form of a "Mass of Thanksgiving" at Leeds Cathedral on Saturday 30th January 2021, 12pm.
Everyone in the parish is very warmly invited to this so please put the date in your diary! Please continue to Pray for Deacon Henry.
Parish Magazine: As mentioned last week, we are hoping to produce a Summer Issue of the Parish Magazine in electronic form. If you have any articles that you would like to contribute, please send them in to email@example.com
or drop them in at the Parish Office. The target date for submissions is Sunday 21st June.
St Gregory's Credit Union:
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there will be no collection points open (including the office) until at least the weekend of 9th - 10th May, circumstances permitting. Should you have an urgent query or request, please telephone 07761 081338, leave a message and someone will get back to you.
A Parishioner is now a New Milkman in our area
, delivering Fresh Farm Milk, (T D Goodall), Whole Milk, Semi-Skimmed Milk, Skimmed Milk and Whole Homogenised Milk in Traditional Glass Pint Bottles. Doorstep deliveries in Areas: - Whinmoor, Swarcliffe, Crossgates and Pendas Fields on Monday's, Wednesday's and Saturday mornings. Also delivering fresh farm free range eggs, cream, butter, yoghurts, fresh Orange Juice in pint bottles, and more! For more information; please contact Michael Clayton on 07564 301666 or email: - firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thank you.
Newman Weekly Draw - DRAWS SUSPENDED UNTIL MASS RESUMES.