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

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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!

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Database Query 1

Filtered Events List

Tue 19-03-2019 at 08:55 ~ Stations of the Cross

Tue 19-03-2019 at 09:30 ~ Brenda Aylward

Wed 20-03-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Thu 21-03-2019 at 09:30 ~ Monica Carcary

Fri 22-03-2019 at 09:30 ~ Owen Pace

Sat 23-03-2019 at 05:15 ~ Marian Blake

Sun 24-03-2019 at 10:30 ~ Paul Loughran

Database Query 2

Filtered Events List

Tue 19-03-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Wed 20-03-2019 at 09:30 ~ Raymond Wilkin (Scotland)

Thu 21-03-2019 at 10:30 ~ Funeral Service for Annette Proctor

Fri 22-03-2019 at 09:30 ~ Martin Cosgrove

Fri 22-03-2019 at 19:00 ~ Stations of the Cross

Sat 23-03-2019 at 12:15 ~ Deceased members of the Knights of St Columba

Sun 24-03-2019 at 08:15 ~ People of the Parish

Sun 24-03-2019 at 10:15 ~ Christopher McGettigan

Sun 24-03-2019 at 18:00 ~ Anatole Lubenko

Mon 25-03-2019 at 13:00 ~ Details Pending

Database Query 3

Filtered Events List

Tue 19-03-2019 at 09:30 ~ Sutton Family

Wed 20-03-2019 at 09:30 ~ Brendan Gaffney

Thu 21-03-2019 at 08:55 ~ Stations of the Cross

Thu 21-03-2019 at 09:30 ~ Holy Souls

Fri 22-03-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Sat 23-03-2019 at 06:30 ~ Catarina Pereira & Euclides Tavares

Sun 24-03-2019 at 09:15 ~ Bernard Welsh

Database Query 4

A Single Article, the most recent in a series.


Heaven is a place we all aspire to reach one day - but not too soon. I'm sure we all have our own ideas of what heaven must be like, perhaps some beautiful garden filled with exotic flowers or a white sandy beach fringed by palm trees, perhaps even a cathedral filled with choirs singing our favourite hymns. The best description I have heard came from a somewhat harassed teacher who led a junior school orchestra. She told me that, "Heaven will be a place where everyone can play the same tune using the same notes, at the right time and at the correct tempo and will produce a sound like The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and that would be my idea of heaven."

There is a story told of a man who spent all his life ignoring the beauty of the world around him. He never married, had no friends, hated children, animals and most of the people he met. He was content to live a solitary and lonely existence with no purpose to his life and couldn't understand how so many people seemed to find happiness in their lives. Eventually at a ripe old age, he died and was met by an angel who offered to take him on a conducted tour of his new home. The angel showed him majestic mountains, sparkling streams and rivers, fern filled forests and green meadows filled with colourful wild flowers. Children were laughing and playing on the grass and music filled the air, mixing with the sound of birdsong. "So this is heaven," said the man, "This is better than my wildest dreams, it's a wonderful place and I'm sure I'll be very happy living here." "No," replied the angel, "This isn't heaven, this is the world you have just left and lived in all your life... but you closed your eyes to its beauty and never saw any of it."

This of course is just a story, but I'm sure it must have a simple message for all of us, to open our eyes and our hearts to the beauty of the world in which we all live.

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

CAFOD Family Fast - Friday 15th March. Envelopes for all who can gift aid there donation will be given out THIS weekend 9th & 10th March.
There will be a second collection taken weekend 16th & 17th March.

National Novena to St Joseph 10th - 18th March by the Mill Hill Missionaries in Maidenhead & Liverpool. See poster in church for details.

A RETREAT WITH A DIFFERENCE: A Foyer de Charité Retreat will be held at Hinsley Hall, the Diocese of Leeds Pastoral Centre, from Sunday 21st July (6pm) - Saturday 27th July (2pm). The theme is God's Plan for the Fullness of Time,
and the preacher will be Mgr Keith Barltrop. Foyer retreats are held mainly in silence, with three talks a day, and offer a holistic way of deepening our faith in the Church's teaching and our life in Christ. For further information or to book a place, contact Mgr Barltrop: or
07879 953953. Pick up a leaflet from the porch.

THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS APPEAL SERVICE are recruiting panel members to hear appeals by parents for Diocesan school places. This is a voluntary role but travel expenses can be claimed - full training will be provided. Appeal panels consist of both lay members of the community and those from an educational background. For further information, please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or email

Bradford Catholic Players Youth present "High School Musical" on stage at Bradford Playhouse from Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th April. Tickets (£8-£16) from, 07505 948909 or online at
Please support our talented young people!

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2019: "For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God" (Rm 8: 19). Please find a copy of the Message for Lent 2019 of Pope Francis in the church porch.

JOB VACANCY: The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley, is looking to appoint a good home cook for 15 hours per week. Excellent working conditions and a good rate of pay. Further details about the vacancy can be obtained from the Administrators on 01943 607287, email: or on the website

A Big Thank You: to all who supported the recent Pilgrimage raffle either by donation prizes or cash or buying raffle tickets. A net profit of £1,506.55 has been raised to send people to Lourdes wither with the Diocese or Parish Pilgrimages. If you know of anyone who would benefit from the Lourdes experience please see any one of our clergy, drop a note into the presbytery with their name & your name and why they are being nominated or ring the
parish office on 2645260

St Gregory's Credit Union give notice of their AGM to be held in the Lounge at the Newman Centre on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 7.30pm. All members old and new welcome.

LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY are recruiting a Lay Chaplain (maternity cover) commencing early June 2019. We are seeking a practisingcticing Catholic, with a good knowledge of Catholic teaching and practice, and experience of ministry with young people in a Catholic or Christian context. For more information see: Closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th March.

Newman Weekly Draw Collecting next draw subscriptions will be from next weekend 16th March.

Spring Fair at St Gemma's Hospice on Saturday 16th March from 11am to 4pm. Many stalls and refreshment.

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.

RACE NIGHT: Sat 13th April, 7:30pm. Little Sisters of the Poor, Mount St Joseph, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2DE. Telephone (0113) 2784101. See the poster for more details.

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
Data Protection Requirement: Did you complete the new Parish Registration form? Will immediate effect all previously completed registrations prior to October 2018 have to be destroyed as they do not carry your signature to say we can hold this information. Therefore all the details held on these forms has been lost. It is important that we hold your name address and telephone number with your authority for us to have these details.
Pink registration forms are available in the church porch. It is not too late to complete one.

Lent 2019

The Day by Day books are available from our 3 Piety Stalls at a cost £1 each.

Parish Lenten Retreat - The Joy of Hope:
On the Tuesday 12th - 19th - 26th March & 2nd April in the Newman Centre from 7pm to 8pm. See poster in church for full Parish Lent programme.

Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent at St Theresa's at 7pm.
Tuesday St Gregory's & Thursday at Corpus Christi morning before Mass starting at 8.55am

Children's Stations of the Cross Led by Henry Longbottom on Friday 22nd March at 6.30pm in St Gregory's Church followed by refreshments.

Saturday 23rd March 12.15pm Mass: 11.00am Morning prayers led by Knights of St Columba followed by Mass for the Deceased Members of the Knights of St Columba. After in the Newman Centre tea & coffee (bring your own sandwiches) a talk for 1 hour led by Fr Pat on LENT.

Confessions: EXTRA Confessions on FRIDAY during Stations of the Cross on 22nd March & 12th April only.
Saturday 6th 13th & 20th April 10.30am - 12 noon 2 priests will hear Confessions.

Children's Lenten Mass 7th April at St Gregory's Church at the 9.15am Mass.

Newman Weekly Draw collecting next draw subscriptions will be from this weekend 16th March.

PPC Agenda for meeting Monday 25th March on church notice boards. Also available in church copies of the last PPC minutes. Should you have any item to be brought to the meeting on the 25th March please see any member of the PPC by Thursday 21st March.

A new Readers Rota is being prepared for St Theresa's to start on 7th April. We would welcome any new readers. If you can help with this ministry at any of the Sunday Masses at St Theresa's please contact Steve Hartley on 0113 2936640 or email before 25th March 2019. Thank you

Spring Fair at St Gemma's Hospice on Saturday 26th March from 11am to 4pm. Many stalls and refreshments

Holy Ground Leaflet for March & April available in the church porch.

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 two course lunch and afternoon tea. To book please contact the Administrator at The Briery on 01943 607287 or

SVP Food Bank is in urgent need of tinned meat - meat pies.
Thank you

Justice & Peace newsletter for March in the church porch and on the notice board.

Living Faith Booklet on sale for April - June at a price of £1.00 per copy.

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team A 22nd March

Database Query 8

Single Article
Please pray for the repose of
Fr Angelo Philips, Ellen Matthews, Annette Proctor, David Marquis, Kathleen (Kath) Conway, Kathleen Kelly and Clifford T Martin who have died recently and for Mavis Walker, Ted Gerngross Snr., and Paul Irwin whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Kathleen Conway x 2 Masses, Clifford T Martin, Kathleen Kelly x 2 Masses, Paul Moran, David Marquis

For Anniversaries:
Catarina Pereira & Euclides Tavares, Paul Irwin, Maureen Gaughan, Steve Flanagan, Ann & Bernard O'Hearne

For other Intentions:
Tony Murray Birthday, Joan Brown Birthday, Molly Neill 90th Birthday

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, Sarah Maher (Australia), Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Anita Mason, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell (8yrs old), Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Sean McHale, Emma Mather, 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, Kathleen Smith, 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, Eileen Winn.

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

Database Query 10

From the linkmanager database
St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 439 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 355 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 257 Times
Corpus Christi Primary School is a Catholic school serving the southern part of the Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman, Leeds.

Database Query 9

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Leeds Diocesan Youth Service Visited 153 Times
Services, retreats, events, and inspiration for young Catholics in the Diocese of Leeds.

Fr Paul Newton Visited 137 Times
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Youth Cafe Visited 146 Times
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