The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Parish Notices

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 St Theresa of Lisieux
1st October Feast day of St. Theresa's of Lisieux - Patron of one of our churches and Patron of the Missions.


Cafod - Family Fast Day Friday 9th October. More details next week.


Baptisms, Marriages & Requiem Mass or Service for Funerals can now take place in our 3 churches. The maximum who can attend is 30 people. BUT ONLY 15 people for weddings. The same guidance applies to these services - no singing - no standing or kneeling

Sacramental Preparations: During lockdown all the Sacraments have been on hold.
We can now conduct infant Baptisms, Weddings and Requiem Mass in all our churches. The number that can attend has been laid down by the government and number of people who can attend is 30.
Baptisms can be booked. Ring the office for more details.

We have received an update from the Diocese about the preparation of our children for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Following all the government guidelines it is looking like we cannot use our schools, parish centre or churches for preparation of the children. We need to wait until the Diocese return to us with more guideline on how the Catechist, children and families can prepare for the 3 Sacraments. Will keep you updates when we receive any more details.

Confession/Reconciliation

Is available after all Masses. Please wait to see the priest after Communion has been distributed.


Sunday Mass Sheets: The leaflets are for ONE USE ONLY and MUST be taken home with you. Please do not leave it in church or on the table as you leave.

Face Covering / Masks in church - Face coverings are mandatory in Places of Worship. If you forget your mask there are a few available in the church porch at a cost of 50p each.

We have received a revised update from the Diocese which takes into account the Governments latest advice on COVID 19 within our Churches. Toilet facilities will be available if needed.
An organist can play during Mass and sing NOT THE PEOPLE.

Clergy or Extraordinary Ministers of Communion:

Our Priests can now visit the sick & housebound in their own homes. This can be only 1 person in the morning and another in the afternoon. The Priest will wear a Mask & Gloves. Each person will be contacted to arrange an appointment for the priest to visit.
If you know of anyone who would like a visit please contact the parish office any weekday morning with the person's name, address and contact telephone number.


Church opening.
If you wish to help with stewarding please contact the Parish Office on 0113 2645260 any weekday morning or email as above. The more help we receive means we can spread the stewarding over a longer period.

Weekend Masses: To attend any of our weekend Masses please book a place via the parish office on 0113 2645260 or by email office.stjohnnewman@dioceseofleeds.org.uk by Friday morning.
Please arrive in time for Mass starts.

REMINDER FOR ALL MASSES: After you receive Holy Communion you are asked to leave the church immediately and not return to your seat. Please DO NOT linger at the statues or the side of the altar. This is for the health and safety of all present.

The LVING FAITH booklet for October - December is available in church or the parish office at a cost of £1 each.

September is SVP Awareness Month.

Here in our Parish we have 3 conferences one in each church. During lockdown they have continued to serve the needed of our whole parish area.
Many parishioners have continued all during lockdown and since, to drop off to the parish office food and cash donations which have helped many families in the area. Food can be brought to any of our church when you attend Mass.


Church Cleaning - St Theresa's - Many thanks to all who helped to clean St Theresa's church.

FOUND in St Theresa's church during clean - a twisted / diamante silver earring. Contact parish to claim 2645260.


Congratulations to Teresa and Gary Proctor who celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary this weekend.

Parish Magazine: Following the success of the previous issue, we are aiming to produce the Autumn Issue of the Parish Magazine in electronic form. If you have any articles that you would like to contribute, please send them in to bjhnparishmagazine@gmail.com or drop them in at the Parish Office. The target date for submissions is Sunday 27th September.

St Gregory's Credit Union:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there will be no collection points open (including the office) until it is safe to do so.
In the meantime, there will be a secure drop-off point for Credit Union Members in the Parish Office at the Newman Centre between 9am - 1pm Monday to Friday. Should you have an urgent query or request, please telephone 07761 081338, leave a message
and someone will get back to you.


SVP Food Bank the food banks are always looking for food. Please continue to bring your donations to the parish office any weekday morning. Cash donations are also welcome. Thank you for your continued generous support.

Plant sale at Christ Church Halton: On Friday 2nd October 9am to 5pm and Saturday 3rd October 9am to 1pm. Pansies, Violas and Polyanthus. All trays are £2.50 each, Cash payments or cheques acceptable. Come early to get your bargains



Published Fri 16th Mar 2012 22:23:58
Last Modified on Sat 26th Sep 2020 23:35:34

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