The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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This page contains
  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

All of them are collated together and displayed here dynamically every time the page is refreshed. NO jQuery

Some tiny bits of javascript are used to process links, but the links still work if javascript is turned off in the browser.

Records of what was read and when, are collected without jQuery or cookies!

On top is this the content management system makes several database calls to render the menu, and to get and set parameters.

The page loads fast (usually sub 300ms) and works with every browser. No problems with jQuery being out of date or not fully compatible. No cookies to warn people about. This is the pingdom speed test result.

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It also doesn't "bounce around" like some websites do as they load in, because everything is worked out and laid out by the system on the server before it gets sent to the browser.

Database Query 1

Filtered Events List

Tue 21-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ Dympna McCormick & Maureen Buttree

Wed 22-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ Patrick Collins

Thu 23-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ Hubert Denis Clark

Fri 24-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Sat 25-05-2019 at 05:15 ~ Betty Fletcher

Sun 26-05-2019 at 10:30 ~ Barbara Slack

Mon 27-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Database Query 2

Filtered Events List

Tue 21-05-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Wed 22-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ Mary McGovern

Thu 23-05-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Fri 24-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ Molly Appleyard & Wally Booth

Sat 25-05-2019 at 12:15 ~ Patrick Webster

Sun 26-05-2019 at 08:15 ~ Granger Family

Sun 26-05-2019 at 10:15 ~ Clifford Martin

Sun 26-05-2019 at 18:00 ~ People of the Parish

Mon 27-05-2019 at 13:00 ~ Details Pending

Tue 28-05-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Database Query 3

Filtered Events List

Tue 21-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ Molly Neill

Wed 22-05-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Thu 23-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ Juan Cooke

Fri 24-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ Patricia Kates

Sat 25-05-2019 at 06:30 ~ Tony Kearns

Sun 26-05-2019 at 09:15 ~ Special Birthday (MG)

Mon 27-05-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Database Query 4

A Single Article, the most recent in a series.

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

A television news announcer recently quipped, "Speaking of the economy, if it weren't for all the bad news, there'd be no news at all. Each time we face a downturn we tend to forget we've "Been there and done that" and by God's grace have struggled through it.

Like ancient Israel we anticipate gloom, spread discouragement and join those who gripe about the government and long for "the good old days." So, how does a God who brought water from a rock, manna from the sky and ravens to feed a hungry prophet, expect his people to respond to tough financial times?

The secret is in choosing the right economy, because as a believer you must choose between two economies. The first is the kingdom of God where he rules and reigns, owns all resources and dispenses them generously to meet his people's needs, independent of global economic conditions. The second is the kingdom of this world where men compete selfishly to be number one and to make money out of other people's suffering.

In God's upside down kingdom, the rules are reversed, because he says, "My ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts." In this world's kingdom, the rule is, "Get as much as you can, when you can." If more proof was needed, we only have to look at the actions of greedy bankers, who award themselves millions in bonuses every year, even though the taxpayers are left to bail out the bank when it fails through inept management.

In the Old Testament God told his people, "Choose for yourselves....whom you will serve." So which economy do we all choose? Do we trust in the global economy and hope the politicians will sort everything out for us, or are we wise and put our faith in God's economy.

This is the God who tells us to put our trust in Him and "Don't worry about tomorrow."

Database Query 5

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

Database Query 6

Funeral Service for Joan Ramsden on Monday 13th May at Lawnswood Crematorium at 1.00pm

Funeral Service for Philip Donachie on Friday 17th May at Rawdon Crematorium at 11.00am

Parish Annual BBQ - Sunday 30th June 11.30am - 2.30pm in the Newman Centre Carpark. Note your diaries. Tickets on sale 1st - 2nd June. If you have items suitable for the tombola can you please drop them into the box in each church porch.

Family Poverty: A Diocese Acts Find out More & Do More!
5 Sessions of workshops, guided discussions, presentations & background reading.
Starting Wednesday 15th May 7.30pm in the Newman Centre Lounge.
Light refreshments from 7.15pm.
See the posters in church for more details.

Newman Weekly Draw 05/20

£25 404 C Stephens Whitkirk
£10 138 M Morrison Aberford
£ 5 274 B Science Halton
£ 5 013 W Hopkins Manstons
£ 5 426 K Gairn Crossgates

NEW PAID ROLES IN THE SAFEGUARDING OFFICE at Hinsley Hall for: Safeguarding Administrator - Maternity cover from July 2019, Full time/Temporary
Assistant Administrator, 18 hours per week/permanent;
Assistant Safeguarding Coordinator Full time/permanent.
Please see the vacancy section on the diocesan website
For more information see parish notice board or contact

VACANCY - Personal Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer based at Hinsley Hall. An excellent opportunity for an experienced PA or Executive Assistant to join the Executive Team at Hinsley Hall providing administrative support across our Diocese. Full job description available through the Diocesan website For more details please contact Your CV with a covering letter should be submitted to by 9am, Monday 20th May 2019

St Gregory the Great Catholic Academy Trust requires a full time, permanent finance/management accountant to start June/July. See notice board for more details or contact Emma Nicholson 0113 2618040 or

Northern Catholic Conference: 7th 8th 9th June at Liverpool HOPE University. See poster in church for more details or pick up a leaflet.

Second Collection for our own Youth Fund weekend 18th/19th May

National Marriage Week 13th - 19th May

God of love,
Thank you for our marriage;
For shared laughter and tears;
for strength in our weakness,
And enough for life each day.
Thank you for the gifts we bring each other,
And bless us as we grow together in love,
Through all that life brings through the years.

DIOCESE OF LEEDS - FOUNDATIONS IN FAITH: A Course of Catholic Faith Formation for catechists, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. The course incorporates the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) and begins at Hinsley Hall in September 2019. There will be an information evening about the course at Hinsley Hall on Tuesday 11th June from 7:00 - 8:30pm.
To book a place or for further information please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or

LOURDES 2019: The Hospitality Team are in desperate need for more volunteers (Doctors, Nurses, Helpers) for the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes - 5th - 11th July 2019. If you are able to help please call Kim O'Connor (Medical) 07947 534989; Angela Harvey (Helpers) 07939 262748. Many thanks.

Diocese Corpus Christi Procession Sunday 19th May atmHinsley Hall at 3pm. See poster in church for more details.

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.

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.

Database Query 7

Single Article
2nd Collection weekend 11th/12th May for Priest Training Fund - please give generously.

A copy of the Message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Vocations is available in the church porch.

Dates for your diary! Leeds Newman Festival
During 22nd -26th September our parish will host a series of events to celebrate the imminent canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman.
Please pop these dates in your diary so you can attend:
* Sun 22nd - Parish Pilgrimage to Birmingham Oratory
(coach departing 12.30pm, returning 8.30pm)
* Mon 23rd Talk by Fr Dennis Cassidy, 7pm
* Tue 24th Talk by Fr Richard Duffield, 7pm
* Wed 25th Talk by Mgr Rod Strange, 7pm
* Thu 26th Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Marcus Stock, 7pm
* We are also looking at the possibility of putting on a "Come and Sing" event, open to all, which will go through parts of The Dream of Gerontius. More details to follow!

If you are part of a family and everyone is, you are most welcome come to a short discussion on how we might set up Family Groups in the Parish, this will be after the 9:15 Mass at Saint Gregory's, on the 19th of May and will be held in the church, following Mass

Christ Church Halton - Summer bedding plant sale 16th May - 18th May. See poster for more details.

Petitions for Lourdes: The parish travel to Lourdes on Saturday 25th May. If you would like a petition taking to the Grotto of Our Lady in Lourdes please drop it into the office in an envelope marked "Lourdes Petition".

Holy Ground leaflet for May & June is available in the church porches

St Gregory's Grounds: Following the sudden death of Dave Rowson. Dave kept the grounds at St Gregory's church in beautiful condition we are now seeking help in cutting the grass and maintaining the grounds to the same standard. If you can help please ring the parish office on 2645260. The more help the better.

Thank you to these parishioners who have increased their weekly or monthly offertory giving either by cash or standing order.

Counting the people who attend Mass at the weekend: Thank you to all who do this service every weekend at all our Masses. Please continue with this exercise. The information is very useful.

Leeds Cathedral is to hold the second LEEDS INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL this summer. Between 13th May and 10th July, organists young and old will have the opportunity to hear, meet and perform alongside renowned international concert organists who will join the local resident team. A range of music from Bach to theatre organ repertoire will be played on the Cathedral's magnificent Klais organ, with other events in Huddersfield and Ossett, showcasing some of the finest instruments in West Yorkshire. See posters in church for more information.

DIOCESE OF LEEDS - FOUNDATIONS IN FAITH: A Course of Catholic Faith Formation for catechists, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. The course incorporates the Catholic Certificate in
Religious Studies (CCRS) and begins at Hinsley Hall in September 2019. There will be an information evening about the course at Hinsley Hall on Tuesday 11th June from 7:00 - 8:30pm. To book a place or for further information please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or

Data Protection Requirement: Did you complete the new Parish Registration form? Thank you to all who have sent in their registration form.
Please keep them coming in if you have not completed one. All previous data has been destroyed.

Catholic History Day Saturday 1st June in York. See Poster in church for more details.

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team A 17th May

Database Query 8

Single Article
Please pray for the repose of
Kenneth William Keeling, Rod Leonard, Lawrence Cull & Joan Roby who have died recently and for Amy Byrne, Joe Goodwin, Ann Pickles, Tommie Waite, Juan Cook, Molly Appleyard, Wally Booth, Mick Ginley & Lorraine Rooney whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Lawrence Cull, Joe Chadwick & Joan Roby

For Other Intentions:
Sean Sweeney (Birthday Memories) & Val Hewson

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Percy Cartwright, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Claire Crook, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Betty Gregory, Peter Hanlon, Josh Harland, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Peter Hinchney, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Madge Illingworth, Maise Kenna, Margaret Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat & Oresti Lusardi, Sarah Maher (Australia), Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Anita Mason, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Joe Melvin, Teresa Moses, Angela Murphy, Molly Neal, John Newton, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Ann Patricia Pace, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Deacon Sean Quigley, Lynne Ramsden, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Godfrey (Robby) Robinson, Andrea Ruck, Geoff Russell, Kathleen Smith, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Scott Summers Jnr., Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Phil Watkin-Jones, June Watson, 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 444 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 357 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 258 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 153 Times
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Fr Paul Newton Visited 138 Times
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