The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 17th June 2018

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Eleventh Sunday in ordinary time
Morning Psalter week 3
Prayer Intention This Week
Pray for all Fathers.
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

The Word This Week

Mark 4:26-34

If you sow seeds, or watch plants grow, you have ample opportunities to pause in wonder at the whole process of growth. It takes place imperceptibly and comes to fruition in beautiful flowers, majestic trees and abundant harvests.

Jesus uses this as a parable about the growth of the kingdom of God, the kingdom of right relationships with God and with one another. There too growth is slow, development is imperceptible, and then without realising it you have a mature relationship.
Recall the stages of such development in your life and relationships, and give thanks.

In the second parable Jesus invites us to reflect on the importance and significance of relationships in our lives as they grow and mature. This is true both of our relationship with God and with others around us. When have you found a relationship in which you could ‘make nests in its shade'.is as a parable about the growth of the kingdom of God, the

Tales from Corpus Christi

It’s All Lies.

As children we were brought up to tell the truth at all times and lies were frowned upon. When we reached maturity we suddenly realised that the whole truth can sometimes be very hurtful and so "The little white lie," came into being, which I am sure we are all guilty of at some time in our lives. This week's little story is all about lies.

A young couple were out for a drive in the Yorkshire Dales, when on the outskirts of Skipton they came across a little cottage which had a sign outside saying, "Talking dog for sale £10." Intrigued, they knocked at the door and asked if was a joke. "No" said the man who opened the door, "Do you want to see him?" He took them round to the back garden and showed them a large black Labrador. The dog looked up and said, "Good morning, lovely day isn't it?" "That's amazing," said the visitors "Have you always been able to talk?" "All my life," replied the dog, "I used to work for MI5 listening to spies and reporting back to my handler, because no one suspected a dog in the room, I was one of their most valuable spies for over eight years. Then I was seconded to the drugs squad and I used to sit in pubs reporting on any drug deals. Then I did some undercover work at the airport, I've received loads of medals and once I even met the Queen. Then I decided to get married, settle down, had loads of puppies and now I'm semi-retired."

The couple were most impressed, but asked the owner why with such an amazing dog, did he want to sell him for only £10. The owner shook his head and replied, "Because I'm sick of all the lies he tells everyone he meets, do you know, he hasn't done any of those things he told you about."

"Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe."

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Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress Liverpool 2018
Friday 7th Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September
For more details visit the Diocese webpage .
If interested in going please contact the office.

"Through Christ, With Christ and In Christ."

A warm invitation to everyone to come to our Big Get Together Mass at 11.00am on Sunday 24th June at St Theresa's Primary School.
For this joyous celebration of our faith as ONE FAMILY, the 9.15am Mass at St Gregory's, 10.15am Mass at St Theresa's and the 10.30am Mass at Corpus Christi
will NOT take place on this day.
However, the Vigil Masses at Corpus Christi 5.15pm and St Gregory's 6.30pm and the Sunday Masses at St Theresa's 8.15am and the 6.00pm Masses will take place as usual.
Let's make this celebration a vibrant commitment as ONE PARISH!

Big Get Together Mass Sunday 24th June: Transport Transport by mini bus has been arranged from Corpus Christi & St Theresa's churches leaving from 10.30am (NOTE CHANGE OF TIME) on this day. If you would like a lift please complete the form in the church porch by Sunday 17th June or ring the parish office on 2645260 any weekday morning.

Music Practice Monday 18th June at St Theresa's Church at 7.30pm

Piety Stall The Piety Shop at St Theresa's will be closed on this day.

Setting up on the day If you are able to help setting up can you please be at school from 8.30am. All help needed.
Don't forget that after the BGT Mass there will be a picnic (bring your own food and a rug to sit on) then fun and games.

REVELATION YOUTH EVENT AT LEEDS CATHEDRAL: An event for young people (in Years 8-13) from across the Diocese. There'll be praise & worship, games, a talk, small groups, and Adoration at Wheeler Hall on Tuesday 26th June, 6:30-8:30pm. If you're planning to attend, please contact

Lourdes Pilgrimage: If you would like a petition taking to Lourdes on the 6th July please hand into the office by Wednesday 5th July marked "Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto".

SUMMER FAIR: Sat 30th June at 2.30pm at The Little Sisters of The Poor, Mount St Joseph Shire Oak Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2DE.
See poster for more details.

Copies of Pope Francis Gaudete Et Exsultate are available from each of the piety stalls at a cost of £4.95

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you have an hour to spare perhaps once every couple of weeks and you have a sympathetic ear, perhaps you can help our listening service, TIME TO TALK. A drop-in each Friday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon is open to anyone - lonely anxious or depressed - anyone who needs to talk. If you think you can help please call Adrian on 07817388332.

14th May to 9th July. See poster in church for dates and venues.

B]NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF UNFAILING HELP 19th - 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 for more details.

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

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team B 22th June.

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Second collection as laid down by the Diocese for LIFE over THIS weekend 16th / 17th June.

DAY FOR LIFE 2018: MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: This year's Day for Life (17th June) will remember all those who are suffering or have survived
human trafficking and modern slavery. Day for Life is celebrated yearly by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The proceeds of the Day for Life collection to be held in parishes is used for the promotion of the dignity of the human person. Money collected for Day for Life will be used to fund projects that support work in this area by organisations which further this objective. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

St Theresa's Church on Sunday 17th June there will a Holy Hour & Prayers for Day for Life at 3.00pm

Newman Weekly Draw 13/20

£25 450 M Bligh Kennerleigh
£10 401 P Mallinson Whitkirk
£5 415 I Toth Crossgates
£5 003 A Ruck Field End
£5 369 E Dowling Crossgates

Second collection as laid down by the Diocese for PETER'S PENCE over weekend 23rd / 24th June.

BBQ: Thank you to all who helped to make the BBQ a great success. Thank you also to all who donated items for the tombola. This helps to cover some of the costs of the event. Thank you to the Chefs and Social group for the commitment.

DIOCESAN CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: Sun 24th June 2018. The procession begins 4pm at Mount St Joseph's, Headingley and through the grounds of Hinsley Hall. Car parking at Hinsley Hall. After the procession, refreshments, bouncy castle, ice creams, lawn games until 7pm. For more information, please see the poster for more details.

Holy Ground leaflet for June available in the church porch.

Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit or tel. 0161 941 3498

GARFORTH REFUGEE GROUP and NEWMAN PARISH JOIN FOR A WALK during REFUGEE WEEK An arrangement has been put in place by the ecumenical Garforth Refugee Group (which includes parishioners from St Benedict's) with support from a new refugee support group that has started up in Newman parish in East Leeds. They have organised a ‘Walk of Solidarity' for Thursday June 21st. The full walk is about 11 miles and takes up much of the day. It will go from St Benedict's Church Garforth and the walking bit of it will finish at the Home Office on Kirkstall Road. So, they are encouraging people to join with them for sections of the walk if they feel unable to or cannot take the time to do the whole walk. One of the organisers, Dot Read, commented that "This is not a sponsored or protest event but simply a way of registering our support for refugees". See poster in church for the times and route.

3-PEAKS CHALLENGE: On Saturday, August 4th 2018, The Friends of
St Patrick's are sponsoring the 3rd Annual 3 Peaks Challenge in support of St Patrick's Mission, Bradford. The 3-Peaks Challenge is a sponsored walk across the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire. The challenge is to make the 26 mile journey in under 12 hours. All proceeds go towards the on-going maintenance and development of St Patrick's Mission. Register online at Thank you to all who walked last year and made the event such a wonderful success. Join us this year and meet the challenge of the 3-Peaks!

FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS: at Leeds Cathedral on 7th April, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July and 4th August: Start 10:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, if possible; the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet; Confession; 12noon Mass; 12:30pm Talk in the Hall when possible; 4:00pm Finish.

HANDMAIDS WOMEN'S PRAYER MEETING: Led by the Franciscan Sisters of Renewal For July has been CANCELLED next meeting will be 3rd August. For more information please call 0113 2350573.

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF UNFAILING HELP 19th - 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 for more details.

Margaret and Ann: who completed the Race for Life on the 10th June are grateful to all who sponsored them. There is still a few outstanding sponsorship payments, please arrange payments asap alternatively drop into Parish Office.

Parish Magazine on sale TODAY. Another issue of the Parish Magazine packed with all the latest news from around our parish and beyond. Recommended donation 50p.

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.

Parish Sick List Below: Some names have been on the list for a long time. If you put the name on and know the person has recovered can you please call the office on 2645260 to have the name removed? Thank you


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
Anthony Anderson, Patrick Croarkin, Robert Farquharson, Betty Fletcher, Douglas (Dougie) Fletcher, Elanor Lydon and Sue Fay who have died recently and for Patrick Paul Murphy, Steve Flanagan, Marlene Foster whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Reg Moverley, Bill Harrison, Paddy Howley, Patrick McDonnell, Elanor Lydon and Sue Fay

For Anniversaries:
Padraig Kenning, John Higgins, Eileen Reape and Marie Humphrey.

For other Intentions:
Thanksgiving to the Holy Souls.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including,
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Gary James Burke, Eileen Caine, Percy Cartwright, Mary Cohen, Claire Crook, Nora Davey, Bernice Deeves, Jack Denison, Julie Digings, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Betty Gregory, Peter Hanlon, Josh Harland, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Kathleen Howley, Maise Kenna, Kenneth William Keeling, Margaret Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Billie Marginson, Anita Mason, Megan McDonnell (8yrs old) Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Paul Moran, Teresa Moses, Molly Neal, John Newton, Beryl Oakes, Terry Pickles, Francisco Reyes, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Godfrey (Robby) Robinson, Maureen Anne Sibson, Sylvia Spencer, Scott Summers Jnr. (2years old), Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Eileen Winn.

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

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