The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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Mon 15-07-2024 All Day ~ NO MASS

Tue 16-07-2024 at 09:30 ~ Baby Saxon (10 months) Sick

Wed 17-07-2024 All Day ~ NO MASS

Thu 18-07-2024 at 10:00 ~ Thomas & Patricia Burke-Bloor

Fri 19-07-2024 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Sat 20-07-2024 All Day ~ NO MASS

Sun 21-07-2024 at 10:30 ~ Brenda Hart

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Mon 15-07-2024 at 12:00 ~ People who help people -Their welfare & intention R.T.& H and many others

Tue 16-07-2024 at 09:30 ~ Special Intention (MC)

Tue 16-07-2024 at 11:00 ~ Requiem Mass for Margaritta Toth

Wed 17-07-2024 at 09:30 ~ Michael Loftus

Wed 17-07-2024 at 11:30 ~ Requiem Mass for Angela Jayne Kilmartin

Thu 18-07-2024 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Fri 19-07-2024 at 09:30 ~ Breid McMee

Sat 20-07-2024 at 12:15 ~ Ella Foster

Sat 20-07-2024 at 13:30 ~ Wedding Service for Daniel James Bennett & Molly Chase

Sun 21-07-2024 at 08:15 ~ Mary Margaret Choma

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Mon 15-07-2024 All Day ~ NO MASS

Tue 16-07-2024 at 19:00 ~ NO MASS

Wed 17-07-2024 at 10:30 ~ Funeral Service for Christine Nicholason

Wed 17-07-2024 at 19:00 ~ Maura Ruane 90th Birthday wishes

Thu 18-07-2024 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Fri 19-07-2024 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Fri 19-07-2024 at 13:15 ~ Funeral Service for Carol Ann Foster

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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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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.

PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM IN REPARATION AND PRAYER FOR THE SANCTITY OF LIFE: Saturday 3rd August. Led By Bishop David Oakley, 12Noon Mass. Coaches leaving from Shipley, Harehills and Crossgates. For booking call Kate on 07505 767415 or visit Follow online at See poster in each church.

On Thursday 18th July at 11.30am, together with the Priests, Deacons, Religious and Lay Faithful, Bishop Marcus will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Cathedral Church of St Anne, the Mother Church of the Diocese of Leeds, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Cathedral's Dedication. Novena of Prayer in Thanksgiving from Tues 9th - Weds 17th July (Mon - Fri 6.15pm - 7pm, Sat & Sun 5pm - 5.45pm).

INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED RETREAT: 8-days 5th - 14th August, 6-days 5th-11th August at The Briery Retreat Centre, Ilkley.

GROWING OLD GRACE-FULLY ONLINE SESSIONS: Leeds Diocese older people's charity Growing Old Grace-fully's next online session is Learning From Each Other: Sharing Experience from Parishes on Thursday 18th July 7-8pm.
To attend email

DIVINE MERCY RETREAT: led by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception (MIC) on Saturday, 27 July 2024 at St Walburga Catholic Church, Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3LR, 1 - 4:30 pm. The afternoon includes Enthronement and Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image, including Relics, talk on the message on the Divine Mercy, Eucharistic Adoration, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and concludes with Holy Mass. Everyone is welcome.

CARITAS LEEDS DAY OF REFLECTION AND ACTION: Please join us to find out more about the ongoing development of Caritas Leeds, how it links with Catholic Social Teaching and how you can become involved in social action taking positive steps to make an impact on what Pope Francis refers to as "globalisation of indifference". Saturday 21 September 10am - 3.30pm, Hinsley Hall, LS6 2BX. Lunch included. Register at

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR FUNDRAISING IRISH NIGHT: to help the new building fund for Mount St Joseph's. Friday 27th September at 7.30pm at Leeds Irish Centre, Tickets £20.00 with Irish Stew, Irish Dessert a licensed bar. Great Irish band and dancing, great raffle and action. Please come along and support the Little sisters with their Building Appeal. Thankyou!

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Sanitizer & Masks - are both available as you enter church if needed.
Sign of Peace - continue to acknowledge the person at your side.
Receiving from the Chalice - will NOT be introduced yet.

Clergy Moves: In our usual way we will have second collections to show our appreciation to Fr Jijimon & Fr Michael for their work while in the parish:
Fr Jijimon has gone home to India for a month so we will do his collection over the weekend 20th - 21st July. Fr Jijimon will leave us on Monday 29th July and move to Parish of Blessed Edmund Sykes (St Nicholas's).
Fr Michael is away weekend 3rd & 4th August so will do his collection that weekend. Fr Michael will leave the parish for St Mary's Rothwell after the Mass on Monday 26th August.
Fr Pat SAVE THE DATE - Fr Pat's installation as Canon to the Cathedral Chapter will be Wednesday 25th September. This will be at Leeds Cathedral at the 12.30pm Mass. ALL are welcome. Following the installation Fr Pat will say a Mass of Thanksgiving on Saturday 5th October at the 12.15pm Mass. This date is also Fr Pat's 60th Birthday. A faith supper will follow the Mass in the Newman centre after until 4pm.
To mark this very special occasion we will have a collection for him while he is on holiday in August over the weekend 17th & 18th August
If you are away or would prepare to give your donation in an envelope, please write the priests name on the front of the envelope and drop it into the offertory collection or the parish office.

Newman weekly Draw: Thank you for your support. A total of £1,495 profit was made. This will go to off set the untility bills. We are giving the draw a break and will start to collect subscriptions weekend 10th -11th August to start the draw in September. If you wish to pay your sunscription please drop it in an envelope maked with your name and number on the front and drop it in the office of collection bag. New members are very welcome.

PARISH RENEWAL - MISSIONAL CONVERSATIONS: On Tuesday 16th July at 7pm we will be gathering together at Hinsley Hall to discuss Parish Renewal within the Diocese following the Catholic Parish Summit in Harrogate. If you are interested in joining us for these conversations, please let us know at

PPC minutes from the recent meeting available in each church.

Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham - Saturday 28th September. We are looking into the possibility of getting a coach to join the Diocese pilgrimage to Walsingham. This would leave St Theresa's at about 6am arriving in time for Mass at 12 noon and returning to Leeds about 10pm. If you are interested in joining this, please add your name and telephone number to the list in the church porch by Wednesday 31st July. We will then look to see if there is enough interest and then see about what size of coach/minibus we can hire and then will know the cost which is expected to be £30. Packed lunch will be needed.
It may be we join Corpus Christi college on their coach.

St Gregory's Credit Unions: There will be no collection after the 9am Mass on Sunday 14th July.

Following the Parish Synod meeting on Saturday 29th June a like of topics raised in in the church porches. Please pick up a copy and consider these and send your comments back to the office. We look forward to your input.

Date for your diary - Induction of the new Vicar, Rev Dr Claire Honess, at St Mary's Whitkirk on Sunday 8th September at 5pm.
All are welcome

Church Cleaning Times

St. Theresa's Church Cleaners
Team B cleaning Thursday 18th July

Corpus Christi Church Cleaning
Thursday 18th July - Then 3rd Thursday each month after mass

St Gregory's Church cleaning
Friday after Mass (NOTE for the next date)


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Please pray for the repose of:
Fr Peter Nealon, Eileen Hurley, Joe Deery, Kirstie Kenney, Martin Sullivan, John Barrett, Teresa Blackburn(nee Loftus), Nancy McDonnell, Roy Scrimshaw, Angela Kilmartin, Christine Nicholson, Marguerita Toth, Carol Ann Foster, Martin Sullivan, John Barrett who have died recently and Margaret Cooke, Little Betty Norwell, Michael Loftus, Thomas & Patricia Burke-Bloor, Ella Foster whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Baby Eden, Baby Rudeen, Ian Booth, Joan Brown, Des Browne, Maria Clark, Doreen Clarke, Mark Connell, Sheila Cornick, Peter Cumiskey, Joan Cuthbertson, Craig Eden, Mary Ferguson, Michael Gaughan, Riya George, Mary Gill, Rodney Glen, Jason Grudzien, Susan Haigh, Peter Hanlon, Anna Hargreaves, Shirley Heselton, Barbara Howland, Lily Howley, Freddie Humphries (baby), , Paul Mallinson, Bridget Mallon, 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, Patricia Ryan, Roy Scrimshaw, Winifred Shearne (ne Hayes) John Small, June Smith, Rita Smith, Patricia Spencer, Maureen Standing, Lucy Stead, Philip Steel, Paula Swires, John Taylor, Callum Tempest, Sarah Toth, Deborah Tree, Anthony (Tony) Waite, Faye Walsh, Kirsty Walker, Jim Walsh, Philomena Watkins-Jones, Margaret Webb, Caron Ward, Patricia Ward, 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:

eresa Blackburn (nee Loftus), Martin Sullivan, John Barrett x 3 Masses, Amy Cahill, Angela Kilmartin, Martin Sullivan, John Barrett x 3 Masses Clare Cleary, Eileen Hurley x 3 Masses, Joe Deery,

For Anniversaries:
Annie Kennedy, Eileen Reape,

Special Intentions
Fr Chris O'Brien 50th Ordination, Christine Kearney Special Intention, Baby Saxon Sick, Special Intention SVP Donor, Jane Frayne Sick, Maura Ruane 90th Birthday,Private Intention

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St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 655 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 432 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 334 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 186 Times
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Fr Paul Newton Visited 176 Times
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Youth Cafe Visited 177 Times
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