The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 10th November 2019

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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Remembrance Sunday

Morning Psalter week 4

Prayer Intention This Week
For all who have died in conflict

Today : Weekday in Ordinary Time or St Dyfrig, Bishop (W)

SVP Food Bank

There are boxes in each church porch for non-perishable food items.

Thank you


Begins Sunday 10 November - The next round of training for altar servers at St Gregory's at 9:00 am in the sacristy. Boys and girls in who have made their first communion or those preparing and in Year 4, are warmly invited to join this truly special ministry. The training sessions which are designed to build confidence as they are an opportunity to learn the order of the Mass and all the basics of serving will be delivered in six 15 minute sessions. Is your little one restless in church with energy that could be used to serve the Lord at His altar? Have they always been interested in becoming an altar server but just haven't had time or opportunity? This is their chance to join this inspiring group of merry servers. To sign up simply, call, text or WhatsApp Valerie on 07984184914

Seeing your life through the lens of the Gospels

Luke 20:27-38

1. The question of the Sadduccees suggests that how we will be in the afterlife is a continuation of how we are here. The reply of Jesus affirms that this is not so. We are important not because of any ‘status' we might have but because we are children of God. Recall moments when you saw your worth, or the worth of another, as something other than worldly status.

2. A common tactic in an argument is to make fun of the position of another. Then one does not have to take seriously the view being expressed. Have you ever found yourself doing this? Have you experienced others doing it with you? What were the effects of such an attitude? Is there life here? If not, where have you found a fuller life?

3. Jesus' use of the phrase ‘Children of the resurrection' to describe his followers, points to the fact that we believe in something that cannot be proven. Life can sometimes present us with that kind of a challenge-an invitation to believe in things we cannot prove: another person, a cause, the value of a course of action, etc. What has been your experience of believing and acting on this kind of faith?

4. At the heart of our Christian faith is belief that death is not the end. We believe that the relationship we have with God, and that starts in this life, survives death and continues after death in the resurrection. In this month of November we recall those we have loved and have died. How has belief in the resurrection helped you in thinking about those you have loved and who are no longer with you?

November - Month of The Holy Souls

New white Envelopes for the November Dead List are available in each church porch.
Please return your envelope with the Family Name and donation in the envelopes.
Names will then be on a list and placed near the altar during November.

Sunday 10th November - Remembrance Day - Mass 10.15am Mass will be the Uniform Groups Parade.

Deanery Visit to Killingbeck Cemetery will be on Sunday 10th November at 2.30pm.

Memorial Masses for those who died in our parish during the year from November 18 - October 19 will be held in each church on the 17th November as follows:

9.15am St Gregory's
10.15am St Theresa's
10.30am Corpus Christi

Letters will be sent to all the next of kin inviting them to one of these Masses.


St Theresa's Scout Group Fund Raiser: St Theresa's Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are holding a Fund Raising Event on Sunday 10th November 2019 following their Remembrance Sunday Church Parade. They will be having a Table Top Sale, with Tea, Coffee, cake & buns also available. The sale will start at 11.15am and will be held in The Newman Centre main hall until 1pm. It is with your generous support that the uniformed groups have managed to keep going for so long. The money raised will go towards replacing much needed camping equipment and other essential kit needed to run a very successful Scout Group. We look forward to seeing many of you there on the day as always, and we Thank You in anticipation for your full support for this event.

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Musical Oratory on Thursday 28th November at 6pm a service of hymns and choral music in thanksgiving for the Canonisation of St John Henry Newman, at St Wilfred's Catholic Church Duncombe Place York. See poster in church porch.

Parish Magazine: The next issue of the Parish Magazine will be published just before Christmas. Please send your articles to or drop them in to the Parish Office. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 24th November.

Interfaith Week 10th - 17th November see post and list of events on the notice board in church.

Do you have an hour to spare? Would you like to help people coping with depression or loneliness?
Come and join our team of volunteer listeners. Leeds Samaritans' expert trainers will lead us in active listening, being non-judgemental and assisting people explore their feelings.

Come along on Saturday 30th November 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Newman Centre, Crossgates
Call Adrian on 07817388332 to book your place.

22nd November 6pm-8pm Voices Across the Divide: Wheeler Hall, St Anne's Lane Leeds LS2 8BE. This film showing has been jointly organised by the Leeds Pax Christi group and the Leeds Diocesan J&P Commission. It is a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. The film itself lasts a little under one hour and there will be time for discussion afterwards.This event is free to attend (voluntary collection taken).

The Christ is Alive Catholic Charismatic Renewal Community will be organising a Life in the Spirit Seminar from 10th November 2019. And will run every Sunday from 16.30 to 19.00 for six weeks at the Holy Rosary Church, Chapel Town Road, LS7 4BZ in Leeds. The seminar is free of charge and anybody interested in attending should send an email with their names and contact details to or call or text the following numbers: 01132741007 / 07983776337 / 07909083440.

MOUNT ST JOSEPH'S CHRISTMAS FAYRE: All are welcome to attend on Saturday 16 November, 2pm to 4pm. Mount St Joseph's, Shire Oak Road, Headingley, LS6 2DE. Poster attached.

Holy Ground Leaflet for November/December available

Newman Weekly Draw 08/20
£25 - 426 - K Gairn - Crossgates
£10 - 203 - A Carr - Templegates
£5 - 413 - J Callaghan - Halton
£5 - 455 - I Emmonds - Hansby's
£5 - 162 - W Hirst - Pendas

On 10th November, Fr Gary Holmes, Missionary of the Most Holy Eucharist, will give a mission in the parish of St Augustine of Canterbury, Harehills Rd (LS8 5HR) on Eucharistic Adoration, preaching at all the weekend Masses (6.30pm Sat Vigil, 10.30am Sunday morning). The idea will be to have a perpetual adoration chapel running in St Augustine's Church. Sat 9th Nov: a guided Holy Hour for Children at 4.30pm; Sunday 10th Nov at 4:30pm: talk on "How to Adore" followed by guided Adoration ending with Benediction at 5:30pm.

PPC Meeting Monday 11th November at 7pm Agenda on the notice board

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team C 15th November

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Pilgrim Prayer for the Year of the Word

Pilgrim God,
you walk alongside us
and speak to us throughout the Scriptures:
in the message of the prophets,
the songs of David
and the vision of Paul.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears
and shows us how to live:
in our love of neighbour
our desire for justice,
and in our dying and rising each day.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world:
in our protection of the vulnerable,
our words and actions
and in our communion with the earth.
V. Your word is our path and your truth is our light.
R. This day and every day.
Our Lady of the Annunciation
Pray for us
St Matthew
Pray for us
St Jerome
Pray for us
Annual second collection for our own SVP groups in
our 3 churches THIS weekend 9th / 10th November
at all Masses

WYDAN Night Shelter
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Which ran from 21st to 28th October 2019 at the Newman Centre Crossgates Leeds

Thank you is almost inadequate; there were over 60 volunteers during the week, a true team effort. Some were able to offer help on more than one occasion and offering help in different areas. What an amazing week we have had, we had up to 10 guests each night, which made their home in our Parish centre. This would not have been the same without your help. Whether you donated items of food or items of clothing or gave money and equally as important, if you prayed for our guests and the volunteers who helped to make this possible. It was YOUR contribution that made this such a success. We had 2 Anglican Priests helping along with 3 nuns of our nuns, together with people from neighbouring churches and much further afield; it was ecumenical, plus there were people with no Church connection, who helped to make this a magnificent community event. Several of our guests wanted to stay another week, one said this is 5*. There will be a review meeting held on Wednesday 13th November at 7 pm in the Conference room. Please come along and bring a few nibbles to share, (only as much as you could eat yourself) sweet or savoury.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE POOR: Caritas Leeds are hosting a day of prayer, discussion and presentations, with a particular focus on the service of victims of crime, prisoners ex-offenders and their families. Saturday 16th November, 9.30am - 4pm. Please see the poster in the church porch for more details.

Get to know our Parish Saint: Following the recent weekly instalments written by Deacon Henry he has now put them into a booklet. This is now on sale at a cost of £2 each. Why not buy a copy a memento of the recent events.

Silence during Adoration and before Mass

Please respect silence during Adoration and before Mass. These are precious times for people to pray and prepare themselves spiritually. Quiet conversations may take place in the church porch. Be confident to gently remind others of the need for silence, and if you are the one being reminded (and this includes clergy!), take it with grace and humility.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Children in Year 3 are invited to make their First Reconciliation (Confession) in the parish in March 2020. Before this they will have to attend preparation lessons after school. To explain the
programme there will be a meeting for ALL their parents on Wednesday 4th December at St Theresa's Church. The meeting will start at 7pm and led by Fr Pat Wall. Letters will be sent to year 3 parents of baptised children in both our parish primary schools this coming week.

Parents of children in Year 3 who attend non catholic schools are asked to contact the parish office 0113 2645260 any weekday morning so the parents can attend the meeting and the children can be included on the preparation course.


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
Deacon Tom Marshall, Mary Sarsfield, Mary Coleman, Peggy Leach, Patsy Cunnane, Eamon McNulty x 2 Masses, Thomas McCormack, Maureen Cleaver and Mary Lorinyenko who have died recently and Tony Byrne, Eileen wager, Margaret McNally, Robert Reynolds, Helen Marshall, Nellie Doolan, Michael Cleary, whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Paul Croft x 5 Masses, Peggy Leach, Patsy Cunnane, Eamon McNulty x 2 Masses, Thomas McCormack, Maureen Cleaver, Mary Lorinyenko

For Anniversaries:
Benny Gelder, Joyce Halpenny, Nellie Doolan, Michael Cleary, Joe Driscoll, Patrick Webster, Teresa Hart, John Hopkins, Mary Higgins, Marion & Wilfred Loftus

For Other Intentions:
Harding Family Special Intention, Thanksgiving for Granddaughters, Tony Kearns Memories, Bill Hopkins 100th Birthday memories, Christmas Blessing Betty Bottomley, Christmas Blessing Pat & Bernard Gaughan, Christmas Blessing Dorothy Wall, Christmas Blessing Cecilia Grange & family,

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Tony Chana, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Denis Connolly, John (Sean) Craig, Claire Crook, Joan Cuthbertson, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Brian Dickinson, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Jason Grudzien, Peter Hanlon, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Joan Hill, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Brian Knaggs, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Matteo Manfredini, Billie Marginson, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Angela Murphy, Molly Neal, John Newton, Tatiana Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Sue Parry, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Deacon Sean Quigley, Lynne Ramsden, Bernard Robinson, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Margaret Royston, Andrea Ruck, Barbara Slinger, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Derek Shotton, Scott Summers Jnr., Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, June Watson, Eileen Winn.

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

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