The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 22nd April 2018

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Fourth Sunday of Easter
Morning Psalter week 4
Prayer Intention This Week
Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.
Today : St Mark, Evangelist

SVP Food Bank

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

Thank you

The Word This Week

John 10:11-18

1. Our relationship with those ‘in charge' of us changes when we sense that not only are they in charge, but they care. Remember the difference that made for you as a child, and give thanks for the caring adults who were part of your life.

2. The good shepherd ‘lays down his life for the sheep'. When has your care for another led you to ‘lay down your life' for that person, e.g. as a friend, parent, spouse, son or daughter? When you have known another to do this for you?

3. Jesus speaks of the freedom of the Good Shepherd in laying down his life. Faced with the needs of others, we can at times feel trapped into looking after them, caught by duty, obligation, or guilt. We can become like the hired hands doing a job without care for the person. Perhaps you have experienced both attitudes, caring for others under duress and caring by your free choice. What difference did it make when you chose to care for the other, even in circumstances where you had little option?

4. What do these experiences of love and care in human relationships reveal to you about God's love for you?

Tales from Corpus Christi

Listen To The Word.

Ladies, have you ever noticed that us men possess certain gifts not given to you ladies? We are handsome, modest and oh yes, we have the very useful gift of "selective hearing" - only hearing what we want to hear. When my dear wife was alive and slipped into her nagging mode I found this a useful tool for dealing with this stressful situation.

An elderly gentleman also with "selective hearing" was always being nagged by his family who insisted that he was going deaf, the problem was that he really was losing some of his hearing abilities. Eventually, they persuaded him to go and see his doctor, who peered down his ears for signs of excessive ear wax and then performed a basic hearing test before announcing that there were indeed signs of hearing loss. He arranged for the man to visit his local hospital for further tests and they said there was indeed some hearing loss and suggested he should be fitted with the latest digital hearing aids.

Some months later the man was visiting his doctor and remarked to the doctor how wonderful his new hearing aids were. The doctor said, "Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again after all these years." "Oh, I haven't told my family yet," the man replied, "I just sit and listen to their conversations, do you know I have changed my will three
times already!"

Hearing is very important to us all, we come to Mass to praise God and hear His word. Jesus told us, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it."

"Lord, we offer to you our past, we give to you our present and we dedicate to you our future."

Bulletin News

Date for your diary! Parish BBQ Sunday 10th June in the Newman Centre carpark.
If you have any unwanted items / gifts suitable for the tombola can you please bring to church and drop them into the box provided.
For the first time since the BBQ started we have increased the price. This year tickets will be £2 each for adult or child. On sale soon.

The ‘Journey in Faith' group will meet as follows, for anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and those who hope to be received into the Church at Pentecost.
Thursday 3 May
Thursday 10 May
Thursday 17 May
In the Newman Centre from 7.15 to 9pm.
For any further information please contact: Carol on 0113 2937494 or email

Newman Weekly Draw 05/20

£25 476 S Gunby Kingswear
£10 243 S Gairn Manstons
£5 251 B Knaggs Templegates
£5 216 P Mallinson Whitkirk
£5 431 W Walker Halton

Peggy, Bernadette, John and John-Edward would like to thank friends and family for all their love, support, prayers and Mass offerings during the heart-breaking time of the passing of Bernard Welsh and Fr Pat for celebrating such a beautiful Mass and the very generous donations to St Gemma's Hospice.

EVANGELISATION: HOW TO BEGIN! WITH SHERRY WEDDELL author of Forming Intentional Disciples.
11th May from 2.30pm-8pm at St John Southworth Catholic Church, Vaugh Street, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 0JY. The cost is £15 and includes a buffet.
Register by emailing

Happy 80th Birthday to Michael Murray on 25th April

Second collection as laid down by the Diocese for Priests Training Fund THIS weekend

HCPT - Handicap Children Pilgrimage Trust following a successful pilgrimage to Lourdes at Easter Group 131 will meet together to celebrate and offer thanks. There will be an optional second collection next weekend 28th / 29th April to prepare for next year.

Churches Together Songs of Praise - 22nd April 2018 at 4.00 pm at
St James the Great Manston Church Lane Leeds LS15 8JB. Come along to enjoy Hymns and prayers chosen from members of the 9 Churches, who have taken part in the Pilgrimage.

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.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING - Begins Sunday 22 April 2018. The next round of training for altar servers at St Gregory's will start on Sunday 22 April 2018 at 9:00am in the sacristy. Boys and girls who have made their First Communion, and those in preparation to do so this year, are warmly invited to join this truly special ministry. Our training, offered only twice a year, to learn the order of the Mass and all the basics of serving will be covered 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.
Mark 10:14 Jesus said "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these"

Living Faith Daily Catholic Devotions - the next addition booklet for April to June now available on the piety stall at a cost of 80p each.

Rosary on the Coast of the British Isles: This is a day of Pilgrimage and Prayer for the re-flourishing of our Faith, for the grace to build a culture of Life and for true Peace to reign in the hearts of all peoples and nations. The inspiration for this is the faithful of Poland and Ireland who have responded to what they sense as a movement of the Holy Spirit to gather around the coasts of their nations and pray to Jesus, the Divine Mercy, for a renewal of faith and respect for human life through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary. Having witnessed this, a number of the lay faithful in England, Scotland and Wales have felt the same inspiration and urge to respond.
A National day has been organised for Sunday 29th April 2018 at 3pm,
Fifth Sunday of Easter. For more information and to register please visit:

SPUC PRO-LIFE SILENT WITNESS CHAINS are taking place nationally on Sat 28th April, the day after the 50th Anniversary of the Implementation of the Abortion Act, between 11:00am -1pm. They involve people standing in line along a main road with placards in support of the unborn children facing abortion. The local SPUC representative invites people to join them for all or part of the witness - chairs available if necessary. The Leeds venue is at the A6120/Otley Road junction (near Lawnswood Crematorium).
Further details from Catherine 07443534869.

MARCH FOR LIFE UK: Sat 5th May in London. Workshops begin at 10:00am and the March at 1:30pm followed by various speakers in Parliament Square. The event ends at approximately 4:00pm.
Website: For further details e.g. transport arrangements contact Catherine 07443534869.
We are asked to pray, in support of a pro-life outcome in the referendum on the Irish 8th Amendment, for which polling takes place on 25th May. For more information, follow this link:

Mass Intentions: There are a lot of Mass intentions outstanding that
have been requested to be said at St Theresa's. To clear the backlog, it will be necessary to have some of these intentions said at either of our other churches.

You are invited to an ORGAN AND FLOWER FESTIVAL on the theme
"Follow the trail and Discover the Beatitudes" at The Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Road, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5EA. The festival runs from Monday April 23rd - Saturday April 28. The Church will be open from 10.00am - 4.30pm. Each day (12.00 - 1.30pm) of the festival a different organist will give a recital, taking their theme from a different Beatitude. Entry is free and refreshments will be available.
For further details please visit the Website and click on the latest newsletter.

Holy Ground leaflet for April is available in the church porch. Take a copy and read the "The Way of Light" Stations of the Resurrection.

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.

Bulletin Items

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.

Blessed John Henry Newman Parish "Big Get Together."

After two successful Parish "Big Get Togethers" we are in the process of organising this year's event. As it alternates location, this year it will be held at St. Theresa's primary school on Sunday 24th June at 11:00am. This will be a Mass followed by a picnic and fun activities. It would be brilliant if as many people as possible could get involved both on the day and planning the event. The theme this year is "Adoration of the Eucharist" and the next planning meeting will be on Wednesday 25th April at 7:15pm in the Newman Centre, to which you are all welcome. The BGT is a chance for all the parishioners to get together. If you would like to know more about this, please contact the Parish Office or Ben Science on

Confirmation Rehearsal - Monday 23rd April at Corpus Christi Church at 7pm to 7.45pm.

Choir practise for Confirmation at ST Theresa's Church on Tuesday 24th April art 7.30pm. ALL WELCOME


Christian Aid Week 13th - 19th May - Your help is requested to deliver and collect envelopes in the Crossgates area. Please contact Tony Ware 07491844468

9 week Novena to Our Lady of Unfailing Help at St Theresa's Church starting on Wednesday 2nd May at 7.30pm.

LET THE CHILDREN LIVE! (Columbia Street children) - Donation of £25.00 for this charity previously supported by St Theresa's parishioners. Thank you.

With deep regret, the LIFE Charity shop in Halton closes on Saturday 21st April. Many thanks to all the volunteers for their invaluable help and time. Joyce Marshall.

HANDMAIDS WOMEN'S RETREAT DAY led by the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. Sat 12th May, 10am-4pm at Corpus Christi Church. Mass, led Holy Hour, Rosary, Confessions, Talks, and a Healing Service. Women of all ages welcome. See poster for more details.

APF Boxes (Red box) are due to be emptied over the next few weeks. Susan will collect the boxes as follows:
Corpus Christi 5.15pm 28th April & 10.30am 29th April
St Gregory's 6.30pm 28th April & 9.15am 29th April

J&P COMMISSION - FAMILY POVERTY: A DIOCESE ACTS - PAID PIECE OF WORK: Could you help our new project by devising a set of parish-based meetings about Family Poverty and how this relates to Catholic Social Teaching. We need someone to do a paid piece of work to devise the meeting content. If interested then please email and we will supply full details. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th May.

St Gregory's Readers & Eucharistic Ministers Rota ready to collect

REFLECTING UPON THE EASTER MYSTERIES: Saturday 5th May at The Briery Retreat Centre in Ilkley, 10:00am - 4:00pm. A retreat day for those who are newly baptised, fully initiated or received into full communion with the Catholic Church and their catechists and sponsors. To book a place please contact or 01943 607287. For further details see the poster on notice board.

Diocese of Leeds 80th Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 6th - 12th July.
Flying from Leeds & Bradford direct to Lourdes. See poster in church for more details. Online: - all booking documents will be given to you online subsequently or Telephone: 0161 820 8790 or ask in the office for a booking form.

Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: This year it has been decided to travel with the Diocese to Lourdes on the above dates. We are booking as a group and will stay together in the Hotel Agena. If you are interested in going with the parish group please contact Mary ASAP on 2645260 or home 2604699. If you know of anyone who the parish could support and would benefit to go to Lourdes please contact the office ASAP.

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.

*** 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 27th April


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
Mary Readman, Kathleen Dickinson, Annie Aylward, Peter Moses, Albert Fella, Bill Emmett, Brian Bedford, Ian Kelly, Kevin Boyle, James McGowan and John Murphy who have died recently and Margaret & Eddie Cheetham, Emily Gairn, Mary Harding, Catherine Bennett, Susan Mary Yates, Mary Slevin, David Noon, Joe Cohen, Joe Cohen and Barbara Dyson whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Brian Bedford, Ian Kelly, Kevin Boyle, Peter Sykes, James McGowan x 4 Masses, Joe Markham x 4 Masses, Josie Croft, John Murphy

For Anniversaries:
Mary Slevin, David Noon, Joe Cohen, Mary Niland,

For other Intentions:
Katrina & David Leeman 25 wedding anniversary, Sr. Mary Paul Golden Jubilee, Fr John Murphy Special Intention x 2 Masses, Percy Cartwright Special Intention, Peggy Leach 90th birthday, Nora Davey sick

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, Janet Daley, Jack Denison, Julie Digings, Patricia Durkan, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Betty Gregory, Peter Hanlon, Josh Harland, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Mr Howell, Kathleen Howley, Paddy Howley, Margaret Kelly, Billie Marginson, Anita Mason, Megan McDonnell (8yrs old) Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Paul Moran, Tom Morrison, Teresa Moses, Fr. John Murphy OMI, Molly Neal, John Newton, Beryl Oakes, Terry Pickles, 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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