The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 16th June 2019

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The Most Holy Trinity Sunday
Morning Psalter week 3
Prayer Intention This Week
For the children and their families as they make their First Holy Communion
Today : Weekday in Ordinary Time or St Alban, Martyr (E) or St Alban, Julius and Aaron, protoMartyrs (W)

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 16: 12-15

1. Wisdom about life comes slowly and sometimes painfully. Hearing the ‘right' answer at the ‘wrong' time does not help us. We need to be ready and open to receiving the truth if it is to have any impact. Perhaps you can recall some occasions when it was the ‘right' time for you to learn a truth about life. Remember your experiences of growing in understanding and truth.

2. Perhaps the Spirit guided you through the words of someone close to you, or through the words and actions of people you read about or saw on TV. Or maybe understanding came to you when praying or reflecting on your life. Remember and give thanks for the people who have helped you to greater wisdom on your journey through life.

3. Wisdom is handed on from person to person, and from generation to generation, within families, within communities, etc. Are there any wisdom sayings that you cherish from what has been handed on to you?

Tales from Corpus Christi

A Tribute

The more mature among us will probably remember that gifted of singers, Kathleen Ferrier who sadly died in 1953. She was a pretty girl with an infectious sense of fun, who was an accomplished pianist, but also had a wonderful contralto voice.

At a music festival in 1940, she had just won a medal for her piano playing, when a friend bet her a shilling that she wouldn't enter the singing section. Always being up for a challenge and thinking it might be fun, she not only won that section, but walked off with a rose bowl for being the most outstanding singer in the competition.

Afterwards one of the judges approached her and advised her to abandon her piano playing and take up singing as a career. She took his advice and rose to the top of her profession winning worldwide acclaim. For the last few years before her tragically short life ended Kathleen knew that she was terminally ill with cancer. However, she never lost her irrepressible sense of humour, despite operations and long spells in hospital, she continued her singing career and her friends said that her singing was never better than in the last few months of her young life.

After her death a close friend said, "There was too much happiness in her for us to remember her with sadness. She was great as a singer, but was greater still as Kathleen Ferrier."

A truly wonderful tribute to a quite remarkable lady.

Bulletin Items

Dates for your diary! Leeds Newman Festival
During 22nd -26th September our parish will host a series of events to celebrate the imminent canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman.
Please pop these dates in your diary so you can attend:
* Sun 22nd - Parish Pilgrimage to Birmingham Oratory
(coach departing 12.30pm, returning 8.30pm)
* Mon 23rd Talk by Fr Dennis Cassidy, 7pm
* Tue 24th Talk by Fr Richard Duffield, 7pm
* Wed 25th Talk by Mgr Rod Strange, 7pm
* Thu 26th Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Marcus Stock, 7pm
* We are also looking at the possibility of putting on a "Come and Sing" event, open to all, which will go through parts of The Dream of Gerontius. More details to follow!

Second collection this weekend 1st/ 2nd June for Catholic Communications.

First Holy Communion will take place in the Parish as follows:
Sunday 9th June 9.15am Mass at St. Gregory's
Sunday 16th June 10.15am Mass at St. Theresa's
Sunday 23rd June 10.30am Mass at Corpus Christi

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF UNFAILING HELP: The annual Novena to Our Lady of Unfailing Help, the Principal Patron of the Diocese, takes place from 19th to 27th June 2018 at Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 6BE. Monday to
Friday 6.15pm Saturday and Sunday 5.15pm.
Please see the poster in the Porch.

Holy Ground leaflet for May & June is available in the church porches

St Gregory's Grounds: Following the sudden death of Dave Rowson. Dave kept the grounds at St Gregory's church in beautiful condition we are now seeking help in cutting the grass and maintaining the grounds to the same standard. If you can help please ring the parish office on 2645260. The more help the better.

Leeds Cathedral is to hold the second LEEDS INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL this summer. Between 13th May and 10th July, organists young and old will have the opportunity to hear, meet and perform alongside renowned international concert organists who will join the local resident team. A range of music from Bach to theatre organ repertoire will be played on the Cathedral's magnificent Klais organ, with other events in Huddersfield and Ossett, showcasing some of the finest instruments in West Yorkshire. See posters in church for more information.

HANDMAIDS WOMEN'S PRAYER MEETING: Next meeting will be Friday 7th June 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. NO MEETING IN JULY.

The Piety Shops: A selection of First Holy Communication Gifts and Cards are now available in the Piety Shops across all three churches in the parish.

Parish Magazine: The next issue of the Parish Magazine will be published in early July. Please send your articles to or drop them into the Parish Office. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 9th June.

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.

Catholic History Day Saturday 1st June in York. See Poster in church for more details.

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team D 7th June

Bulletin News

Fr Paul Grogan - who was a curate 1998 and 2000, will be celebrating his Silver Jubilee at a Mass at 6.30pm Tuesday 16th July at St Winefride's Church, Bradford (BD6 1ST) and would be glad to see anyone who remembers him and
who have forgiven him his youthful failings.

Fr Canice McGinn: The reception of the body of Fr McGinn will take place on 11th June at 7.00pm Requiem Mass on 12th June at 12 Noon at St Matthews Church Saffron Drive Allerton Bradford BD15 7NQ

Memorial Mass for Albert Maher: Former President of the Leeds Central Council of the SVP. A Mass will be offered for Albert at SS Peter & Paul Sandal on Monday 22nd July at 7.00pm.

Parish Annual BBQ - Sunday 30th June 11.30am - 2.30pm in the Newman Centre Carpark. Note your diaries. Tickets on sale 1st - 2nd June. If you have items suitable for the tombola can you please drop them into the box in each church porch.

Newman Weekly Draw 08/20

£25 018 C Bergen Crossgates
£10 204 P Mallinson Whitkirk
£ 5 333 K Leeman Applebys
£ 5 281 K Hockborn Austhorpe
£ 5 091 C Mawson Lulworths

Northern Catholic Conference: 7th 8th 9th June at Liverpool HOPE University. See poster in church for more details or pick up a leaflet.

Auditions for Leeds Cathedral Choirs: A superb opportunity for young singers. The Choir of Leeds Cathedral, one of the country's finest Catholic choirs, is holding auditions for a limited number of places on Sunday 9th June, for boys in Y5-10 (including tenor and bass) and girls in Y6-10. Opportunities include regular vocal tuition, BBC broadcasts and recordings. Please contact the Diocese Music Department at or
0113 244 8634 for more information.

Second collection this weekend 1st/ 2nd June for Catholic Communications.

Second Collection weekend 8th/9th June for our Retired Priests of the Diocese.

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

LOURDES 2019: The Hospitality Team are in desperate need for more volunteers (Doctors, Nurses, Helpers) for the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes - 5th - 11th July 2019. If you are able to help please call Kim O'Connor (Medical) 07947 534989; Angela Harvey (Helpers) 07939 262748. Many thanks.

Daytime/Evening Volunteers needed: The SVP need more Van Drivers and Drivers Mates in the Leeds/Bradford Areas this is to enable donated furniture for sale in their Community Shop see contact names and numbers below.
For Leeds: Please contact Julie Milner on 01132450800
For Bradford: Please contact Annette Haigh on 01274726790

Tea & Coffee at Corpus Christi Church Sunday 2nd June NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Requiem Mass for Irene Turver will be at St Anne's Cathedral on Tuesday 4th June at 10.30 am

DISABILITIES WEEK 17th-23rd JUNE 2019. Caritas Leeds is organising a Mass, Saturday 16th June 2019 please see Poster in church for more details.

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

Children's Liturgy

All children & adults attending children's liturgy must sign the weekly register.


Please pray for the repose of
Denis Longfellow, Paul Donachie, Kevin Lightfoot, Bernadette Morrow (Spain), Anne Anderson, Rita Spirritt, Margery Shippen and Thomas Griffin who have died recently and Marlene Foster,, Anne Gibbons, Maureen Anne Sibson, Steve Flanagan, Peter McHale, Paul Reynolds, Anna Gray, James Reynard, Sarah Illingworth whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Anne Anderson, Dave Rowson, Rita Spirritt, Margery Shippen, Fr Canice McGinn, Robby Robinson, Kevin Lightfoot, Thomas Griffin, Ken Keeling

For Anniversaries:
Sheila Eleanor Roden, Jimmy Kelly, Kathleen Wilkins, Paul Ruane, Marie Humphery, John Egan, Paul Reynolds, Anna Gray, James Reynard, Sarah Illingworth

For Other Intentions:
Audrey & Brian Pullen 60th Wedding Anniversary, Patrick Howley Birthday Memories, Tommie Shevlin & Paul Reynolds Birthday memories, Lynne Ramsden Sick, James McDonald (USA) Sick,

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Percy Cartwright, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Denis Connolly, Claire Crook, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Eugene Durkin, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Betty Gregory, Peter Hanlon, Josh Harland, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Peter Hinchney, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Madge Illingworth, Maise Kenna, Margaret Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat & Oresti Lusardi, Sarah Maher (Australia), Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Anita Mason, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Brian McHale, Emma Mather, Joe Melvin, Teresa Moses, Angela Murphy, Molly Neal, John Newton, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Ann Patricia Pace, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Deacon Sean Quigley, Lynne Ramsden, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Andrea Ruck, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Scott Summers Jnr., 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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