The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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  1. 3 different filtered lists from an events diary in the database
  2. 5 Articles from the database displayed in full
  3. 2 different filtered list of links from the database
  4. 2 Lists of articles filtered from the database

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Database Query 1

Filtered Events List

Tue 19-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ Brian & Kathleen Whitfield

Wed 20-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ Kathleen McKiernan Sick

Thu 21-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ Bernard Kennedy & Marianne

Fri 22-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Sat 23-02-2019 at 05:15 ~ Bridget Thompson

Sun 24-02-2019 at 10:30 ~ People of the Parish

Mon 25-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Database Query 2

Filtered Events List

Tue 19-02-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Wed 20-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ Peggy Hirst

Thu 21-02-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Fri 22-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ James Gibbons

Sat 23-02-2019 at 12:15 ~ Patrick Sheehy 90th Birthday

Sun 24-02-2019 at 08:15 ~ Cullen Family

Sun 24-02-2019 at 10:15 ~ Bill Hopkins

Sun 24-02-2019 at 18:00 ~ Agnes Hart

Mon 25-02-2019 at 13:00 ~ Details Pending

Tue 26-02-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Database Query 3

Filtered Events List

Tue 19-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ Jerome (Gerry) Twomey

Wed 20-02-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Thu 21-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ Padraic Munelly

Fri 22-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ Nicholas Family

Sat 23-02-2019 at 06:30 ~ Desmond Aubery

Sun 24-02-2019 at 09:15 ~ Michael Barry Wilkin

Mon 25-02-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Database Query 4

A Single Article, the most recent in a series.


Getting married is one of the biggest decisions we make, finding the right partner for life isn't always easy. I was very fortunate and was happily married for forty years. But not everyone sees marriage in the same way, I once met a lady who told me that she was getting married that week, but she had waited until her two children aged six and eight were old enough to understand what marriage was all about, before getting married.

George and Mary had been happily married for twenty-five years, George worked in a bank and Mary was a Primary school teacher, they had one son at university and lived in a beautiful house in a tree lined avenue. Life seemed to be treating them very well until Mary saw an advertisement in the local paper advertising a "marriage weekend." George wasn't very keen on this idea, but his wife said it would be fun and they would meet other people and might learn something new about themselves. The first day went well, the talks were interesting and sometimes amusing. Then one lecturer declared, "It is essential for a happy marriage that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He then addressed the men saying, "For instance, can you name and describe your wife's favourite flower?"
George leaned over and clasped his wife's hand tenderly and whispered, "It's home pride self raising flour, isn't it?"

And thus George began his life of enforced celibacy......

Someone once described marriage as a pack of cards, you begin with two hearts and a diamond, but by the end you are desperate for a club and a spade!

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Another Single Article fix query


Loving Lord,

As we prepare for another parish ‘Big Get Together', we pray that Your Holy Spirit will be there to guide all who are working towards a happy family day where we can enjoy not only the celebration of Holy Mass but also the fellowship that comes when your people come together with a single purpose.

Jesus, we adore You.

Bless all children and their parents and carers as we play and pray together in our Church Family.

Jesus, we adore You.

May the single, elderly and infirm members of our parish be enabled to be involved in the day, sharing their life's experience and expertise and enriching the life of the parish.

Jesus, we adore You.

We thank You for the priests, deacons and religious working in the formation of each one of us through their pastoral work and teaching of the Faith. Encourage us to support them in a similar way.

Jesus, we adore You.

Blessed John Henry Newman.....pray for us
St. Gregory the Great...................pray for us
St. Theresa of Lisieux...................pray for us
All you angels and saints.............pray for us

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A message from Pope Francis on the World Day for the Sick - 11th February Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes available in each church porch.
Altar Servers Day Saturday 2nd February - see Diocese website for Henry's report.

Filipino choir will be at Corpus Christi Church on Sunday 17th February

CATECHISTS' MEETING: Sat 9th March, Hinsley Hall, 10am-1pm: The Diocese invites all catechists and those involved in faith formation to a meeting at Hinsley Hall. There will be a chance to meet fellow catechists, to share best practice, and to meet the new Co-ordinators for Catechesis (Gregory Stacey and Kieran Hughes). There will be a particular focus on the opportunities presented by "family catechesis" and the ways in which the Diocese is developing ways to
support catechists in their work. Those interested in attending are encouraged to email

Short courses at Hinsley Hall (starting 26th February). In February & March 2019 there will be three short courses on Tuesday evenings at Hinsley Hall. There is a choice of Catholic Social Teaching, Lay Chaplaincy in Schools or Liturgy.

Short courses at Hinsley Hall (starting 7th May). In May & June 2019 there will be another group of short courses offered. The choice this time will be Catholic Schools and Religious Education, Family Life Ministry or Youth Ministry.

For further details of any of these courses please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or See poster on the notice board.

Library in St Theresa's quiet room: You may have seen the new bookcase in the quiet room with many books which can be borrowed and return at your leisure. Please use this at any time.

Overflow Carpark for St Theresa's Church: Reminder access via Well Garth to the back of the Newman Centre is open from 7.45am - 12.30pm on a Sunday.

Journey in Faith leaflet is available in the porch for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic or thinking of return back to church. Please pick one up

Newman Weekly Draw 19/20

£25 292 M Kelly Halton
£10 151 D Mannion Whinmoor
£ 5 213 C Daley Crossgates
£ 5 247 M Gairn Crossgates
£ 5 064 M Hill Kennerleigh

LOURDES 2019: Calling all doctors, nurses and carers who are interested in being part of our amazing hospitality team on the Leeds Diocesan Pilgrimage 5th - 11th July 2019. There is an information evening taking place at Mount St Mary's School, LS9 8LA Tues 19th March, 7pm. Please do come along or tell someone about this event.

PROJECT CO-ORDINATORS: The Vicariate for Education is looking for two project co-ordinators one to support work on Catholic Character education and the other to support schools converting to academy status. For further
information, please see the diocesan website or call 0113-2618040

JOB VACANCY FOR A CHEF TO WORK AT HINSLEY HALL: Responsible to Head Chef Hinsley Hall - 15 hours per week over 7 days, Meals on duty, Secure on-site parking, Day - 0600-1400, Evening 1500-2300; Living foundation wage
paid monthly. Applications to

JOB VACANCY FOR A FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT BASED AT HINSLEY HALL: A good all-rounder to work in a small Finance Team providing financial and administrative support across our Diocese. Please contact for a job description.

CATECHISTS' MEETING: Sat 9th March, Hinsley Hall, 10am-1pm: The
Diocese invites all catechists and those involved in faith formation to a meeting at Hinsley Hall. There will be a chance to meet fellow catechists, to share best practice, and to meet the new Co-ordinators for Catechesis (Gregory Stacey and Kieran Hughes). There will be a particular focus on the opportunities presented by "family catechesis" and the ways in which the Diocese is developing ways to support catechists in their work. Those interested in attending are encouraged to email

Leeds Lent Prayer Diary 2019: these are available if you would to order one from and follow the steps.

SVP Food Bank: As well as food items for the food bank could you please consider bringing sanitary products and toiletries? Thank you

A TALK ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING given by Liz Andrew of the Medaille Trust will take place Weds 27th Feb at 7pm at St Benedict's Parish Centre, Garforth, LS25 1PX. The Medaille Trust is a charity founded in 2006 by a group of religious congregations to combat the evils human trafficking in response to thousands of people who are trafficked each year in the UK.

ST PAUL'S BOOKSHOP AT HINSLEY HALL: Please ring 0113 261 8000 and ask to be put through to the bookshop. This is Hinsley Hall's main switchboard number. We are doing our best to resolve the issue, of our direct line. We apologise for the inconvenience in the meantime

Down Memory Lane Café for families affected by Dementia on the 1st Wednesday of each month starting 5th December run by Wm Dodgsons at Lupton Ave. See poster for more details.

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At the request of Bishop Marcus we have been asked to hold a Mission Appeal and second collection for the Society of African Missions (SMA). Over the weekend of the 16th & 17th February we will have 2 priests from the SMA Fathers with us who will give a talk about their work.

Funeral Service for Shelagh Mary Cooper on Monday 11th February at 1.40pm at Lawnswood Crematorium.

For all those who have lost a baby before, during, or shortly after birth for any reason or early infancy.

Prayer for healing
God bless those who have lost a child.
Heal their hurting, aching hearts, and cradle them in Your arms.
God give them peace, whose child is now with You, and joy in knowing they will reunite someday.
Our parish is participating in Baby Loss Matters, an initiative by the national pro-life charity LIFE, to create memorial spaces in churches across the country to commemorate to lives of those lost before, during, or shortly after birth for any reason. There are a few prayer cards, as well as details of support services in the church porch.

Annual Pilgrimage Raffle: You were asked last weekend to take a book of raffle tickets to sell to your family & friends for the pilgrimage fund. Thank you to all who took books. Please return you counterfoils and money into the box in each church porch. The draw will be on Sunday 3rd March during the tea & coffee after the 8.15am Mass. The first prize will be £300 cash and there are many other good prizes. If you know anyone who would benefit from a pilgrimage to Lourdes please give your Nominations to any priest or Mary in the office.

"Time to Talk" is the parish listening service for the lonely, anxious, depressed or anyone who has something they need to talk about. Our volunteers are trained by Samaritans. We don't judge or advise, but we offer a sympathetic and confidential service.
If you know someone who you think might be in need of our support or you would like to talk to one of our listeners call Adrian on 07817388332.
If you think you would like to join us as a volunteer listener come along at 7.00pm to our informal meeting on Wednesday 20 February in the Newman Centre."

FLAME 2019: The biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK Flame 2019 is coming up in March. See the poster for more details on how to book your tickets.

Are you interested in learning Spanish? Spanish classes are hoping to run again soon. If you would like to join or are interested, please get in touch with Angela for more information. 07950 884 128 /

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Children in Year 3 are invited to make their First Reconciliation (Confession) in the parish on 27th or 28th March. Before this they will have to attend preparation lessons after school. To explain the programme there will be a meeting for ALL their parents om Tuesday 12th February at Corpus Christi primary school OR on Wednesday 13th February at St Theresa's primary school.
Both meeting will start at 7pm and led by Fr Pat Wall. Letters have been sent to year 3 parents of baptised children.
Parents of children in Year 3 who attend none catholic schools are asked to contact the parish office so the parents can attend one of the above meetings and the children can be included on the preparation course.

Sacrament of the Eucharist (First Holy Communion)

Children in Year 4 who have made their First Reconciliation will be invited to make their First Holy Communion in June 2019. The parents of these children
will be invited to attend a meeting at the end of April and letters for this will be sent out at the end of March and the preparation will start after the Easter holiday.

Children in Year 4 who have not made their First Reconciliation are asked to contact the parish office as soon as possible as they will need to attend BOTH
preparation courses.

Please remember the young people in your prayers.

CARITAS LEEDS is organising a Mass for People Living with Disabilities, their families and friends at Leeds Cathedral on Sunday 3rd March 2019, at 3pm. More details see the poster.

Choose either March 20th or March 23rd March 2019 - Lenten Retreat Day led by Fr Dennis Cassidy 10.00am-3.30pm, The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley: A journey to Easter with Blessed John Henry Newman. £30 to include morning coffee, a hot twocourse lunch and afternoon tea. To book please contact the Administrator at The Briery on 01943 607287 or

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team D 15th February

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Single Article
Please pray for the repose of
Darren Varley, Thomas Roaches, Peggy Boyle, Patricia Kates, Steven Black, James O'Neil, James (Jimmy) Kilcoyne, who have died recently and for David Broadbent, Ruth Carey, Johnnie Grady Mark Loftus & Tom Radcliffe, Joseph Patrick Taylor, James Gibbons and Peggy Hirst whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Peggy Boyle, Patricia Kates x 2 Masses, Steven Black, Patrick (Paddy) Bradley x 5 Masses, Jimmy Kilcoyne x 2

For Anniversaries:
Edith & Harry Woodhead, Patrick Howley, Mark Loftus & Tom Radcliffe, Mary & Charles Knowles, Joseph Patrick Taylor, Tony Kearns

For other Intentions:
Special Birthday (MG), Patrick Sheehy 90th Birthday x 2 Masses, Kathleen McKiernan Sick, Jimmy Curran Sick, Sheila Eleanor Roden Birthday memories, Special Intention (Tests),

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including,
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Eileen Caine, Percy Cartwright, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Claire Crook, Nora Davey, Jack Denison, Julie Digings, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Betty Gregory, Peter Hanlon, Josh Harland, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Don Holdsworth, Elizabeth Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Madge Illingworth, Maise Kenna, Kenneth William Keeling, Margaret Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat & Oresti Lusardi, Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Anita Mason, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell (8yrs old), Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Sean McHale, Emma Mather, Paul Moran, Teresa Moses, Angela Murphy, Molly Neal, John Newton, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Godfrey (Robby) Robinson, Andrea Ruck, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Cynthia Stephens, Scott Summers Jnr. (2years old), Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Phil Watkin-Jones, June Watson, Stanley Wilshire, Eileen Winn.

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

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From the linkmanager database
St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 433 Times
St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School is a Catholic primary school in Crossgates, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It serves the Parish of St. Theresa and the Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman - Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Corpus Christi Catholic College Visited 352 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 256 Times
Corpus Christi Primary School is a Catholic school serving the southern part of the Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman, Leeds.

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Leeds Diocesan Youth Service Visited 152 Times
Services, retreats, events, and inspiration for young Catholics in the Diocese of Leeds.

Fr Paul Newton Visited 137 Times
Can my life be a precious gift? Where do I find real love? Will the truth set me free? Explore a treasury of articles, podcasts, videos and links.

Youth Cafe Visited 146 Times
Questions, answers, real life stories, and loads more...

5 steps to 'Faith Fitness' Visited 81 Times
Forget crash diets and unrealistic targets- this is a 'fitness plan' for ALL, no matter where you're at with your faith. Go on, see how you can get more out of your relationship with God.

Girlguiding Visited 19 Times
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