The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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Wed 23-10-2019 at 09:30 ~ Peggy Nolan

Thu 24-10-2019 at 09:05 ~ Corpus Christi College Mass in Church

Thu 24-10-2019 at 11:35 ~ Corpus Christi College Mass in Church

Fri 25-10-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Sat 26-10-2019 at 17:15 ~ Andrew McHale

Sun 27-10-2019 at 10:30 ~ For an end to abortion and for those who have suffered the effects of abortion

Mon 28-10-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

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Wed 23-10-2019 at 09:30 ~ Mary Higgins

Thu 24-10-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Thu 24-10-2019 at 12:00 ~ Funeral Service for Steven Kenneth Sharpe

Fri 25-10-2019 at 09:30 ~ Mykola Porylo

Sat 26-10-2019 at 11:00 ~ Holy Hour led by the Knights of Columba

Sat 26-10-2019 at 12:15 ~ Kathlkeen Tierma

Sun 27-10-2019 at 08:15 ~ Val Hewson

Sun 27-10-2019 at 10:15 ~ Peter Barnes

Sun 27-10-2019 at 18:00 ~ For an end to abortion and for those who have suffered the effects of abortion

Mon 28-10-2019 at 13:00 ~ Details Pending

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Wed 23-10-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Thu 24-10-2019 at 09:30 ~ Mags O’Sullivan

Fri 25-10-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Sat 26-10-2019 at 18:30 ~ For an end to abortion and for those who have suffered the effects of abortion

Sun 27-10-2019 at 09:15 ~ Sheila Parker

Mon 28-10-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Tue 29-10-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

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November – Month of The Holy Souls

New white Envelopes for the November Dead List are available in each church porch.
Please return your envelope with the Family Name and donation in the envelopes.
Names will then be on a list and placed near the altar during November.

Sunday 10th November - Remembrance Day - Mass 10.15am Mass will be the Uniform Groups Parade.

Deanery Visit to Killingbeck Cemetery will be on Sunday 10th November at 2.30pm.

Memorial Masses for those who died in our parish during the year from November 18 - October 19 will be held in each church on the 17th November as follows:

9.15am St Gregory's
10.15am St Theresa's
10.30am Corpus Christi

Letters will be sent to all the next of kin inviting them to one of these Masses.


St Theresa's Scout Group Fund Raiser: St Theresa's Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are holding a Fund Raising Event on Sunday 10th November 2019 following their Remembrance Sunday Church Parade. They will be having a Table Top Sale, with Tea, Coffee, cake & buns also available. The sale will start at 11.15am and will be held in The Newman Centre main hall until 1pm. It is with your generous support that the uniformed groups have managed to keep going for so long. The money raised will go towards replacing much needed camping equipment and other essential kit needed to run a very successful Scout Group. We look forward to seeing many of you there on the day as always, and we Thank You in anticipation for your full support for this event.

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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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Volunteer Readers @ John Smeaton Academy Tuesdays (term time) 8.30am - 11am.
Would you like to make a difference in the life of a teenager? Why not join our team of 15 volunteers who read with 80 students every week. Full training will be given. References and DBS checks required. Contact Kären Gray for more information via or 07985 035125

APF (RED BOXES) Collection only: All boxes are due to be emptied over the coming weeks.
Susan will be at the following Masses to empty your box.
26th October - Corpus Christi 5.15pm & St Gregory's 6.30pm
27th October - St Gregory's 9.15am & Corpus Christi 10.30am

Parish Magazine on sale over the weekend of 19 /20 October. Catch up with all the latest news from our parish and beyond and much, much more. Recommended donation 50p.

Key Register: We are undertaking an audit of who holds keys to any of our parish properties. Do you hold a key to any of the parish properties that you no longer need? If so please return it to the parish office. Have you received a key from anyone and not completed a register form. Please pick one up in church ASAP and return it to the office. Thank you.

40 Days for Life continues daily until Sunday 3 November from 7am to 7pm outside Marie Stopes Abortion Facility LS7 4AB for peaceful prayer vigil. Please consider joining the peaceful vigil to pray for the most vulnerable in our society and be a "voice for voiceless" (St Oscar Romero). For further details or someone to accompany you contact Chris Redding. 07815681343

Saturday 26th October Holy Hour 11am - 12 noon Special Intention prayer for The sanctity of human life to be upheld from conception until natural death and especially for the end of abortion and those suffering the effects of abortion with commendation prayer. RIP

27th October 52 Anniversary of the Abortion Act: Please pray for an end to abortion and for those who have suffered the effects of abortion. R.I.P.

DIOCESAN REFUGEE SUPPORT NEWSLETTER: Please take a copy of the latest issue of Refugee Response from the Diocesan Refuge Support Group including news of the Community Refugee Sponsorship Scheme and the WYDAN Night Shelter for destitute asylum seekers in Leeds as well as updates from the Gianna project and St Monica's Housing.

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COUNTING CHURCH ATTENDANCE: A huge thank you to all
who have assisting in the count over the last 18 months.
The figure will be analysed for the future.

Come & Sing Dream of Gerontius - A fun afternoon for all THIS Sunday 20th October 2-5pm

This will be a nice afternoon for people of all singing abilities. Don't be scared! We will be guided through some of the easier parts of this beautiful choral piece with the help of members of the Diocese Music Department. More the merrier, but please email the parish office to register places. Venue Corpus Christi Church - Cost is just £5. Tea & Coffee provided.

Journey in Faith 2019 -2020: Are You? or Do You Know of Anyone Who Is Thinking of Becoming a Catholic?
Information Evening Meeting: A course of study and discussion, for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic, knowing more about our faith, returning to the Church, or wanting to discuss their faith with practicing Catholics. You are Warmly Invited to come along either on your own, with a friend or family members to find out more about the Journey in Faith course which will start in early November 2019. THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER 2019 7:00pm till 8:00pm In the Lounge of The Newman Centre. (For more information - pick up a leaflet or contact the parish office).

HANDMAIDS WOMEN'S PRAYER MEETING: Next meeting will be Friday 1st November from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Corpus Christi Church, Neville Road, Leeds LS9 0HD. Led by the Franciscan Sisters of Renewal. For more information please call 0113 2350573.

Congratulations to Joyce Marshall as she received on the 5th October from Bishop Marcus the Benemerenti Medal for her long and dedicated service to LIFE. This is an award by the Pope to clergy & laity for service to the Catholic Church.

Christmas has arrived at all our 3 piety stalls. On sale are religious Christmas cards, Advent calendars, Cribs, diaries & calendars, and many other items.

WYDAN Night Shelter Newman Centre

Monday 21st to 28th October 2019

We need more helpers

To help our Community event, we would welcome donations of money and/or the following items:-
Toiletries (e.g. small toothpaste, toothbrush, safety razors, soap, shower gel and pocket combs) Snacks: (packets of dried fruit and nuts), eggs and tins of tuna.
Rather than duplicating these items, if it would be easier donate what you can and then they can be purchased, as required.

World Mission Sunday 20th October. There will be a second collection as laid down by the Diocese for World Missions over this weekend To enable your donation to be gift aided please pick up one of the special envelopes in the church porch.

The Holy Father has dedicated this October as an Extraordinary Missionary Month. Pope Francis tells us, ‘Everyone has the right to hear the Good News that God loves them'. October initiates a period of Mission to focus the Christian hearts & minds on the promotion of the Gospel, good works & outreach, to ‘place the mission of Jesus at the heart of the Church'. Pope Francis will preside at Mass in St. Peter's Square, Rome, on Sunday 20th October for World Mission Sunday. The collection that weekend will support Missio in promoting the Gospel worldwide. We are asked to pray & be Missionaries in our own community. More details from

DOWRY TOUR: From Thursday 7th November, 4pm, until Saturday 9th November, 1pm, the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will be at Leeds Cathedral. There will be a range of liturgical celebrations and devotions throughout the visit, including Mass, the Rosary, processions, talks and a display telling the story of English Catholic history in images and words.

CHURCH CLEANERS at St Theresa's: Support needed for cleaning duties at St Theresa's. Can you spare as little as 30 minutes each month. Required on Fridays after Holy Mass and also one Thursday morning each month to join existing volunteers. Contact Ann Smith on 2642205 or the parish office.

Newman Weekly Draw 05/20
£25 - 157 - J Mitchell
£10 - 321 - P Kelly - Templegates
£5 - 252 - C Longbottom - Halton
£5 - 480 - B Cook - Pendas
£5 - 119 - J Bettison - Colton

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team D 25th October

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Please pray for the repose of
Joseph Ryan, Steven Sharpe, Ann Patricia Pace, Mary Kershaw, Leslie Kutunsky, Tracey Lightfoot and Morgan O'Connor who have died recently and Bernard Grady, Frank & Seamus McNerney, Andrew McHale, Lilian Timms, Joseph Slupski, Paddy Byrne and Mykola Porylo whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Morgan O'Connor, Tracey Lightfoot x 2 Masses,

For Anniversaries:
Frank Kelly, Bernard Grady, Frank & Seamus McNerney, Andrew McHale, Lilian Timms, Joseph Slupski, Paddy Byrne, Veronica Clark

For Other Intentions:
Kenneth William Keeling Memories, Holy Souls, Dermot, Marinka & Anthony Kavanagh x 12 Masses Memories, Colin Hewson Birthday memories, Colin Hewson Wedding Anniversary memories,

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Tony Chana, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Denis Connolly, John (Sean) Craig, Paul Croft, Claire Crook, Joan Cuthbertson, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Brian Dickinson, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Jason Grudzien, Peter Hanlon, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat & Oresti Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Matteo Manfredini, Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Angela Murphy, Molly Neal, John Newton, Tatiana Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Deacon Sean Quigley, Lynne Ramsden, Bernard Robinson, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Margaret Royston, Andrea Ruck, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Derek Shotton, Scott Summers Jnr., Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, June Watson, Eileen Winn.

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

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St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 458 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 361 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 269 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 155 Times
Services, retreats, events, and inspiration for young Catholics in the Diocese of Leeds.

Fr Paul Newton Visited 140 Times
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Youth Cafe Visited 147 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.

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