The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 25th July 2021

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year B

Please remember in your prayers the following intention: Social Friendship We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.

Today : Weekday in Ordinary Time

Parish Notices

Returning to some normality following the COVID 19 lockdown.
Step 4 guidance.

With effect from Monday 19th July 2021 our Parish will introduce the following steps:
  • We ask that you please use your mobile phone to register using the NHS QR code to be found in all churches.
  • With effect from the 19th July there will be no need to book to attend Mass at a weekend.
  • Sanitising own hands on the way in and out of church.
  • Masks- It is strongly recommended that these are worn while in church.
  • Social distancing - no limit but please maintain a safe distance between people.
  • Arriving & leaving church - at St Gregory's and Corpus Christi churches please use both doors. At St Theresa's please enter by the main door but use both doors for leaving church.
  • Holy Communion - will be distributed under 1 kind (Host). This will be distributed at the normal time during Mass and people will return to their seats. Stewards will guide people in turn to come forward.
  • It is still strongly recommended that you receive Holy Communion in the HAND.
  • Singing - this can be re-introduced but a mask MUST be worn while singing. No hymn books will be used for the time being.
  • At the moment the "Sign of Peace" will not return.
  • Offertory collection will be collected at the church door as we have been doing. Bags/baskets will be consider at a later stage.

Readers - Eucharistic Minister - Servers - Sacristans - will be on phased return.

These guidelines are to help everyone to attend Mass safely and return to some normality. They are subject to change should it be necessary.

Confession/Reconciliation before and after all Masses weekday and weekend. Church is open half an hour before Mass and the priest will be available.

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 - Juice/squash/kids drinks - beans & sausage- tinned veg - beans - long life milk - rice - spaghetti (tinned) - tinned fish - cereal - hot dogs - rice pudding - shower gel - sugar- soup - coffee - toilet rolls. Items can be brought to church or dropped off at the Parish office any weekday morning.

SVP Support Centre on York Road: Are requesting items of beds, wardrobes, drawers, living room furniture, sofas, and small items - bedside cabinets, coffee tables etc. They can be taken directly to York Road or they can be collected by calling number: 0113 245 0800.

SVP Crossgates Charity Shop:

Are looking for items of clothing and soft furnishings as well as other general bric a brac etc. (no furniture) to be delivered direct to the shop on Station Road.

SVP Cloths Bank for the Charity Shop: - This is sited in the carpark at the Newman Centre. It will be emptied on a regular basis.

Congratulations to Fr Paul Willment who celebrates his 30th anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood on Tuesday 20th July. Please keep him in your prayers.

Fr David Murray will be leaving the parish on Monday 26th July to take up his new role as Parish Priest at Ss Peter & Paul's in Yeadon. At the request of Fr David there will NOT be a retiring collection to send him on his way. If you wish to give him a card then please do either direct to him or via the parish office.

Fr Darren Jones will move into St Gregory's on Thursday 29th July and will say his first Mass on Friday 30th July. Fr Darren does not drive so he may need a lift between churches and his home. If you see him and you can please offer him a lift. Thank you.

The Summer Issue of the Parish Magazine is now available via this link. For parishioners without internet access, paper versions will be available from church or the Parish Office."

Sr. Jean Driscoll: Sr. Jean passed away on Monday 12th July in Rock Ferry. May She Rest in Peace.
Her funeral will take place in Rock Ferry on Wednesday 28th July at 12noon.
A Memorial Mass will take place at the same time as her funeral in St Theresa's Church on Wednesday 28th July at 12noon for those who wish to attend.
Fr Pat will concelebrate the Requiem Mass in Rock Ferry to represent the Parish.

Members of the Parish who use Corpus Christi will no doubt have realised that the Parish Hall is in a poor state of repair.
We have for some time been looking to finding a potential user but without success. The building falls a long way short of meeting the minimal requirements of the building regulations virtually in all respects. We looked into the possibility of a refurbishment but find the associated costs to be prohibitive bearing in mind all other costs associated with all the buildings to be maintained by the Parish. With all this in mind and in consultation with the Diocese it has been - reluctantly - decided to demolish the building.

Gospel Meditaion

Mark 6:1-15

1. At the heart of this story we are told that Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks and distributed them. In our day this reminds us of the Eucharist, the bread of life, with which Jesus feeds us.
Can you recall an experience of Eucharist that was especially significant for you? What was it that made it different? How did it influence your understanding of the Eucharist?

2. Take, give thanks, distribute. The actions of Jesus also suggest an attitude to time, gifts and living. We take what we are given, give thanks, and use what we have. Have you found that having a grateful heart for what you have been given has made it easier for you to share with others?

3. From what seemed meagre and inadequate resources many were fed. When have you found that when you gratefully use what little resources you have the results are beyond your expectations?

4. Jesus chose to involve those around him in feeding the people. Have there been times when you have experienced benefits from calling on those around you to use their gifts to help with a task?

Diocesan & Other Notices

LIVE-STREAMING OF MASS FROM LEEDS CATHEDRAL - continues each Sunday to live stream Mass. Visit: or

WALK WITH AMAL: This project is the journey of a young refugee girl, Amal, from Syria to Manchester, portrayed by a 3.5 metre high puppet which journeys through Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium and the UK, ending up in Manchester.

GOOD NEWS IN LEEDS - HOUSE OF QUESTIONS EXHIBITION: If you could ask one question of God, what would it be? On Wednesday 21st July until Wednesday 28th July, Leeds Church Institutes Bursary recipients bring an immersive and explorative exhibition to the Church of the Epiphany 227, Beech Lane Leeds LS9 6SW.
All are welcome to attend. To find out more visit: The exhibition programme is:
· 21st July (6-8pm) Launch Event
· 22 - 24th July Exhibition Open
· 24th July (10am) House of Question Pilgrimage
· 28th July Workshops with Dr Charlotte Naylor Davis
Full event times and booking info can be found here:

CATHOLIC CARE VACANCIES: There are many vacancies for employment within Catholic Care, as well as opportunities for volunteering. Please see website: for full 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 07554003000

Children's Liturgy

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


Please pray for the repose of:
Wynne Hirst, Sr. Jean Driscoll, Winnie Wray, Kathleen Capitano, Margaret Conway (nee Leach), Kevin Moran, Paddy Daly, Willie McGregor, Paul Egan, who have died recently and Charles Frederick Hirst, Kathleen & Frank Loughney whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Sr. Millie (Peru), Sara Bakal, Nora Bottomley, Joan Brown, Vicky Clarkson, Mary Cohen, Maureen Cohen, Sheila Cornick, Peter Cumiskey, Michael Cunningham, Joan Cuthbertson, Amiee Dale, Nora Davey, Sheila Davey, Bernice Deeves, Brian Dickinson, , Michael Gaughan, Mary Gill, Celia Grainge, Jason Grudzien, Paul Hampson, Peter Hanlon, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Bridget Holman, Lily Howley, Les Kelly, Eamon Kelly, Gail Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Pat Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Alan Manktelow, Billie Marginson, Megan McDonnell, Jean McGuire, Gemma Perkins McHugh, 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, Peggy Richardson, Elijah Robinson, John Robinson, Dominic Roe, Margaret Royston, Sr. Regina (Lydon), Danny Scott, Jake Shaw, Derek Shotton, Barbara Slinger, John Small, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Catherine Scrimshaw, Scott Summers Jnr., Callum Tempest, Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Denis Waite, Phil Watkin-Jones, Eileen Winn

The sick prayer list is getting very long again with very few changes. If you have asked for someone to be added to the list have they now recovered or gone home to God? Please let the office know on 0113 2645260 any weekday morning. Thank you

Mass intentions received:
For the Lately Deceased:

Wynn Hirst x 3 Masses, Paddy Daly, Willie McGregor, Paul Egan, Winne Wray, Julie Anne Dale

For Anniversaries:

Martin Strain, Ann Flanaghan

For Other Intentions:
Wynn & Paul Hyland 25th Wedding Anniversary, Kathleen Heffron Sick,

Requiem Mass or Service for Funerals there is no limit to those who wish to attend.

Baptisms have restarted and there is no limit to those who can attend. To accommodate the backlog baptism will take place on a Saturday and Sunday to suit the families. Please contact the parish office if wish to have your child Baptised in the coming months.

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

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