The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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Database Query 1

Filtered Events List

Thu 20-06-2019 at 09:15 ~ NOTE TIME CHANGE. Mass will be in church with Year 7 children from the College. Joan Brown

Fri 21-06-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Sat 22-06-2019 at 05:15 ~ Holy Souls

Sun 23-06-2019 at 10:30 ~ Jimmy Kilcoyne

Mon 24-06-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Tue 25-06-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Wed 26-06-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Database Query 2

Filtered Events List

Thu 20-06-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Fri 21-06-2019 at 09:30 ~ Patrick Sheehy

Sat 22-06-2019 at 12:15 ~ Anne Gibbons

Sun 23-06-2019 at 08:15 ~ Ken Keeling

Sun 23-06-2019 at 10:15 ~ James McDonald - Sick (USA)

Sun 23-06-2019 at 18:00 ~ People of the Parish

Mon 24-06-2019 at 13:00 ~ Details Pending

Tue 25-06-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Wed 26-06-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Thu 27-06-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Database Query 3

Filtered Events List

Thu 20-06-2019 at 09:30 ~ John Higgens

Fri 21-06-2019 at 09:30 ~ Lynne Ramsden - Sick

Sat 22-06-2019 at 18:30 ~ Margaret Aubery

Sun 23-06-2019 at 09:15 ~ Margery Shippen

Mon 24-06-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Tue 25-06-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Wed 26-06-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Database Query 4

A Single Article, the most recent in a series.

A Tribute

The more mature among us will probably remember that gifted of singers, Kathleen Ferrier who sadly died in 1953. She was a pretty girl with an infectious sense of fun, who was an accomplished pianist, but also had a wonderful contralto voice.

At a music festival in 1940, she had just won a medal for her piano playing, when a friend bet her a shilling that she wouldn't enter the singing section. Always being up for a challenge and thinking it might be fun, she not only won that section, but walked off with a rose bowl for being the most outstanding singer in the competition.

Afterwards one of the judges approached her and advised her to abandon her piano playing and take up singing as a career. She took his advice and rose to the top of her profession winning worldwide acclaim. For the last few years before her tragically short life ended Kathleen knew that she was terminally ill with cancer. However, she never lost her irrepressible sense of humour, despite operations and long spells in hospital, she continued her singing career and her friends said that her singing was never better than in the last few months of her young life.

After her death a close friend said, "There was too much happiness in her for us to remember her with sadness. She was great as a singer, but was greater still as Kathleen Ferrier."

A truly wonderful tribute to a quite remarkable lady.

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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

Database Query 6

Fr Paul Grogan - who was a curate 1998 and 2000, will be celebrating his Silver Jubilee at a Mass at 6.30pm Tuesday 16th July at St Winefride's Church, Bradford (BD6 1ST) and would be glad to see anyone who remembers him and
who have forgiven him his youthful failings.

Fr Canice McGinn: The reception of the body of Fr McGinn will take place on 11th June at 7.00pm Requiem Mass on 12th June at 12 Noon at St Matthews Church Saffron Drive Allerton Bradford BD15 7NQ

Memorial Mass for Albert Maher: Former President of the Leeds Central Council of the SVP. A Mass will be offered for Albert at SS Peter & Paul Sandal on Monday 22nd July at 7.00pm.

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.

Newman Weekly Draw 08/20

£25 018 C Bergen Crossgates
£10 204 P Mallinson Whitkirk
£ 5 333 K Leeman Applebys
£ 5 281 K Hockborn Austhorpe
£ 5 091 C Mawson Lulworths

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

Auditions for Leeds Cathedral Choirs: A superb opportunity for young singers. The Choir of Leeds Cathedral, one of the country's finest Catholic choirs, is holding auditions for a limited number of places on Sunday 9th June, for boys in Y5-10 (including tenor and bass) and girls in Y6-10. Opportunities include regular vocal tuition, BBC broadcasts and recordings. Please contact the Diocese Music Department at or
0113 244 8634 for more information.

Second collection this weekend 1st/ 2nd June for Catholic Communications.

Second Collection weekend 8th/9th June for our Retired Priests of the Diocese.

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.

Daytime/Evening Volunteers needed: The SVP need more Van Drivers and Drivers Mates in the Leeds/Bradford Areas this is to enable donated furniture for sale in their Community Shop see contact names and numbers below.
For Leeds: Please contact Julie Milner on 01132450800
For Bradford: Please contact Annette Haigh on 01274726790

Tea & Coffee at Corpus Christi Church Sunday 2nd June NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Requiem Mass for Irene Turver will be at St Anne's Cathedral on Tuesday 4th June at 10.30 am

DISABILITIES WEEK 17th-23rd JUNE 2019. Caritas Leeds is organising a Mass, Saturday 16th June 2019 please see Poster in church for more details.

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.

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Single Article
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!

Second collection this weekend 1st/ 2nd June for Catholic Communications.

First Holy Communion will take place in the Parish as follows:
Sunday 9th June 9.15am Mass at St. Gregory's
Sunday 16th June 10.15am Mass at St. Theresa's
Sunday 23rd June 10.30am Mass at Corpus Christi

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF UNFAILING HELP: The annual Novena to Our Lady of Unfailing Help, the Principal Patron of the Diocese, takes place from 19th to 27th June 2018 at Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 6BE. Monday to
Friday 6.15pm Saturday and Sunday 5.15pm.
Please see the poster in the Porch.

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.

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.

HANDMAIDS WOMEN'S PRAYER MEETING: Next meeting will be Friday 7th June 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. NO MEETING IN JULY.

The Piety Shops: A selection of First Holy Communication Gifts and Cards are now available in the Piety Shops across all three churches in the parish.

Parish Magazine: The next issue of the Parish Magazine will be published in early July. Please send your articles to or drop them into the Parish Office. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 9th June.

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 D 7th June

Database Query 8

Single Article
Please pray for the repose of
Denis Longfellow, Paul Donachie, Kevin Lightfoot, Bernadette Morrow (Spain), Anne Anderson, Rita Spirritt, Margery Shippen and Thomas Griffin who have died recently and Marlene Foster,, Anne Gibbons, Maureen Anne Sibson, Steve Flanagan, Peter McHale, Paul Reynolds, Anna Gray, James Reynard, Sarah Illingworth whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Anne Anderson, Dave Rowson, Rita Spirritt, Margery Shippen, Fr Canice McGinn, Robby Robinson, Kevin Lightfoot, Thomas Griffin, Ken Keeling

For Anniversaries:
Sheila Eleanor Roden, Jimmy Kelly, Kathleen Wilkins, Paul Ruane, Marie Humphery, John Egan, Paul Reynolds, Anna Gray, James Reynard, Sarah Illingworth

For Other Intentions:
Audrey & Brian Pullen 60th Wedding Anniversary, Patrick Howley Birthday Memories, Tommie Shevlin & Paul Reynolds Birthday memories, Lynne Ramsden Sick, James McDonald (USA) Sick,

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, Denis Connolly, Claire Crook, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Eugene Durkin, 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, Brian McHale, 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), Andrea Ruck, 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.

Database Query 10

From the linkmanager database
St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 448 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 259 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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Fr Paul Newton Visited 138 Times
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