The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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Filtered Events List

Wed 29-11-2023 All Day ~ NO MASS

Thu 30-11-2023 at 10:00 ~ Brian Knaggs

Fri 01-12-2023 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Sat 02-12-2023 All Day ~ NO MASS

Sun 03-12-2023 at 10:30 ~ Bernard Welsh

Mon 04-12-2023 All Day ~ NO MASS

Tue 05-12-2023 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

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Wed 29-11-2023 at 09:30 ~ Rita Callaghan

Thu 30-11-2023 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Fri 01-12-2023 at 09:30 ~ Rick Jones

Sat 02-12-2023 at 11:00 ~ Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Sat 02-12-2023 at 12:15 ~ Paddy Gibbons

Sun 03-12-2023 at 08:15 ~ George & Margaret McNally

Sun 03-12-2023 at 10:15 ~ Patrick Crowley Jnr.

Sun 03-12-2023 at 18:00 ~ People of the Parish

Mon 04-12-2023 at 12:00 ~ Details Pending

Tue 05-12-2023 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

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Wed 29-11-2023 at 19:00 ~ Patsy Hirst

Thu 30-11-2023 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Fri 01-12-2023 at 09:30 ~ Tommy Barrett

Sat 02-12-2023 at 17:30 ~ Vigil Mass - Patrick Kerr

Sun 03-12-2023 at 09:00 ~ Valarie Mchale

Mon 04-12-2023 All Day ~ NO MASS

Tue 05-12-2023 at 19:00 ~ Details Pending

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A Single Article, the most recent in a series.

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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LIVE-STREAMING OF MASS FROM LEEDS CATHEDRAL - continues each Sunday to live stream Mass. Visit: or

CATHOLIC CARE VACANCIES: Vacancies across the Diocese, visit or call 0113 388 5400.

CATHOLIC CARE PRAYER CARDS: This year Catholic Care are celebrating 160 years, 1863 to 2023. To mark the occasion we have a special prayer card which is available in your parish. Please join in our celebrations and pray with us so we can continue to be alongside those in need.

INFORMATION EVENT ON THE PERMANENT DIACONATE: a Zoom event for those who feel they might have a calling to the Permanent Diaconate or just want to know more about this ministry, Wednesday 6th December, 8pm. For further information and Log-in details or for a conversation about the Permanent Diaconate please contact: or call 07742418979. See poster for more details

THE MINISTRY OF READER AT MASS: A morning with Canon Timothy Swinglehurst and Fr Mark Jarmuz for both new and experienced readers with the opportunity to practice readings for the Christmas Vigil and Christmas Morning Masses. Saturday 9th December 10:30-12:30, St. John Fisher & Thomas More Parish Hall, Bradford Road, Burley in Wharfedale LS29 7PX. To book, please email Fr Mark Jarmuz:

ADVENT PREACHED RETREAT: "See, I am doing something New!" (Isaiah 43:19) Fr. Eamonn Mulcahy, CSSp will lead a weekend retreat welcoming the Ever-Coming God who makes all things new. Dec 8-10th at The Briery, Ilkley. To book a place, or to find out more: email or telephone 01943 607287.

ST PAUL'S BOOKSHOP: Based at Hinsley Hall, is now stocking a full range of items for Advent and Christmas including candles, calendars, nativity sets, cards and seasonal reading. Tel. 0113 275 4043

EUCHARISTIC HEALING SERVICE: Tuesday 28th November, 7pm, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church (52 Otley Old Rd, Leeds, LS16 6HW). This will be a beautiful opportunity to pray for healing for yourself or others, whether physical, psychological or spiritual. Remember Jesus is alive and miracles can and do happen! Everyone is welcome, including non-Catholics and those of no faith - all that is needed is an openness to Jesus.

HANDMAIDS WOMEN'S GROUP: Join the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal for Adoration, Music, Rosary, opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation and refreshments. Friday 1st December 2023 7-8.30pm Corpus Christi Church, Neville Road, Leeds.

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COVID is on the increase across the country so if you wish to wear a mask please do so:
We continue to follow COVID restrictions as below:
Masks - wearing is optional. Should you have a cough or flu systems please consider wearing a mask.

Sanitizer - hands will still be sanitized as you enter church not as you leave.
Sign of Peace - we will continue to acknowledge the personb at your side.
Receiving from the Chalice - will NOT be introduced yet. MORE DETAILS LATER.

Individuals Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) will now be at the designated times and not during the week before or after Mass. See times on front page of bulletin.

Newman Weekly Draw 13/20
£25 060 Chris Grudzien
£15 121 Eileen Duberry (c/o Margaret West)
£10 032 Michael Quigley
Thank you for your support.

November - Month of the Holy Souls

November Dead list envelopes available in all churches. Please put your donation and your name ONLY in the envelope. All names will be included in the book of remembrance during November.


Assembling the Crib: Over the 4 weeks of Advent starting Sunday 3rd December the crib will be assembled a little at a time in front of the main Altar in our 3 churches. The Children's Liturgy groups will do this at the 3 main Masses on a Sunday. There will be a collection box in front of the Crib for The Friends of the Holy Land.

Churches Together Advent Service Sunday 3rd December 4pm at Christ Church Halton.

Parish Carol Service Sunday 17th December at 3pm in St Theresa's Church, followed by refreshment.

Parish Advent retreat - "Getting to Know God Better" a 5-session retreat in preparation for Christmas. This will be in the Newman Centre on Tuesday 21st & 28th November and 5th - 12th & 19th December between 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome.

Christmas Music Practice: This will be at St Gregory's church (NOTE the change of venue) on Wednesday at 7.30pm after the evening Mass on 6th - 13th - 20th December. All singers and instrumentalists welcome.

SVP Annual Christmas Appeal 2023 - If you are able to spare a gift for a child who might not otherwise receive a present on Christmas morning, please being it along to Mass on our Sharing Sunday - 26th November (Family Mass). As it will be easier to match gifts to children, please do not wrap the gifts. The volunteers will then wrap and label all the gifts ready for distribution before Christmas. The appeal is for children aged 5 - 16 years as there are already plenty of pre-school gifts available.

LEEDS CATHEDRAL ADVENT DAY OF RECONCILIATION: Tuesday 19th December, 7am to 7pm. There will be priests available to hear confessions and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the day. See Poster in church.

Advent Day by Day book available in all our churches £1 each.

Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars & lots more will be available in all our churches from this weekend.

Children's Christmas Mass at Corpus Christi Church Sunday 24th December 2023 We need you!!!! Angels, Mary, Joseph, Donkey, Shepherds and Sheep. From Sunday 5th November - Sunday 17th December, at the back of each of church will be a letter giving you information about this special mass. If you would like your child to take part please fill in and return the reply slip as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you all. Many thanks. Corpus Christi Children's Liturgy Team

CAFOD world gifts for Christmas leaflets available in church.

Parish Magazine: We are now working on the Christmas Issue of the Parish Magazine. If you have any articles that you would like to contribute, please send them in to or drop them in at the Parish Office. The closing date for submissions is Sunday 26th November.

Join HCPT for a fun and festive family Reindeer Race Night on the 9th December at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Hall, Moortown, 7pm. Tickets are £10 per adult, children free and includes a light supper. To reserve your place or for more information please call Cheryl on 07525 066772. All money raised will fund HCPT taking disabled and disadvantaged children from our local schools for a pilgrimage holiday to remember in Lourdes.

Light Up A Light 2023 - St Gemma's Hospice See poster in church.

Church Cleaning Times

St. Theresa's Church Cleaners
Team B cleaning 7th Decemner

Corpus Christi Church Cleaning
Thursday 21st December - Then 3rd Thursday each month after mass

St Gregory's Church cleaning
Friday 1st December after Mass then every 3 weeks. (watch for the next date)

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Please pray for the repose of:
Beryl Neary, Margaret Roche, John McLoughlin Bridie Lydon, Kathleen Moysey who have died recently and Rita Callaghan, Tony Chana, Kathleen Smith, Brian Knaggs, Paddy Gibbons, Neville Doolan, whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Baby V, Jon Bentley, Ian Booth, Joan Brown, Maria Clark, Doreen Clarke, Mary Collinson, Mark Connell, Sheila Cornick, Carmel Costello, Peter Cumiskey, Joan Cuthbertson, Amiee Dale, Julie Digings, Craig Eden, Mary Ferguson, Michael Gaughan, Mary Gill, Rodney Glen, Jason Grudzien, Susan Haigh, Peter Hanlon, Shirley Heselton, Barbara Howland, Lily Howley, Freddie Humphries (baby), Mona Illingworth, John L'Amie, Diane Londt, Paul Mallinson, Bridget Mallon, Pat Marwood, Megan McDonnell, Nancy McDonnell, Trevor McDonnell, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Gisele Morcos, Angela Murphy, Ellen Musarurwa, Annette Nicholas, Hannah O'Dea, Florence O'Donnell, Alison Pegg, Jimmy Pitts, Peggy Richardson, Elijah Robinson, Irene Robinson, Margaret Royston, Winifred Shearne (ne Hayes) Derek Shotton, John Small, Patricia Spencer, Maureen Standing, Paula Swires, John Taylor, Callum Tempest, Marguerita Toth, Sarah Toth, Deborah Tree, Anthony (Tony) Waite, Faye Walsh, Kirsty Walker, Jim Walsh, Margaret Webb, Caron Ward, Patricia Ward, Isla Werret (4yrs), Eileen Winn
Is there anyone you have put on that can now be removed? If so, please contact the parish office on 0113 2645260 or email

Mass intentions received:
For the Lately Deceased:

Beryl Neary, Bridie Lydon x 2 Masses, Margaret Roche, John McLoughlin

For Anniversaries:
Neville Doolan, Maureen Whelan

Special Intentions:
Patricia Horgan Birthday wishes, People who help people - their welfare & intentions (R,T, & H & many others) Special Intentions, Richardson & Brady Families Memories, McGrath & Harrington Families memories

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St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 639 Times
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Corpus Christi Catholic College Visited 422 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 329 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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