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 22-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ Ann McDonnell

Wed 23-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Thu 24-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ Deceased members of the Niland Family

Fri 25-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Sat 26-01-2019 at 05:15 ~ Bernard Cleary

Sun 27-01-2019 at 10:30 ~ Winifred Kilcoyne

Mon 28-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Database Query 2

Filtered Events List

Tue 22-01-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Wed 23-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ Gray Family

Thu 24-01-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Fri 25-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ Lola

Sat 26-01-2019 at 12:15 ~ Edward Burke

Sun 27-01-2019 at 08:15 ~ Betty & Stephen Longfellow

Sun 27-01-2019 at 10:15 ~ Elizabeth Newmarch

Sun 27-01-2019 at 18:00 ~ People of the Parish

Mon 28-01-2019 at 13:00 ~ Details Pending

Tue 29-01-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Database Query 3

Filtered Events List

Tue 22-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ Kathleen Higgins

Wed 23-01-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Thu 24-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ Mary Levey

Fri 25-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ Winifred McGuiness

Sat 26-01-2019 at 06:30 ~ Brenda Simms

Sun 27-01-2019 at 09:15 ~ Nicholas Family

Mon 28-01-2019 at 09:30 ~ Details Pending

Database Query 4

A Single Article, the most recent in a series.

Anger Management

There was once a young boy with a very bad temper, who drove his parents to distraction as they tried to control him. The boy's father got fed up and decided to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence. On the first day of this unusual exercise the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence, because he was really mad with everyone. Then over the course of the next few weeks, the little lad began to control his temper and the number of nails going into the fence dropped. The lad was finally beginning to realise that it was easier to hold his temper than to drive nails into the fence.

Then the day came when he didn't lose his temper at all, he was so proud of himself that he rushed to tell his father about his achievement. His father congratulated the little lad on his achievement and told him to remove a nail from the fence every day he managed to control his temper. Several weeks went by, then one day the lad told his father that all the nails had been removed from the fence.

"You have done very well my son," smiled his father, "But look at all the holes you have left in the fence, this fence will never be the same again" He took the little lad by the hand and said, "It is the same in life, when you say things to people in anger, they leave permanent scars just like the nail holes in the fence and no matter how many times you say you are sorry, the wounds will still be there."

""By this all men will know that you are my disciples, If you have love for one another."

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

Confirmation Preparation Reminder that the preparations for Confirmations continuous as follows:

Friday 11th January & Saturday 12th January in the Newman Centre
Monday 14th January in Corpus Christi & St Theresa's school.
All at the usual times.

Mass Intentions: There are a lot of Mass intentions outstanding that have been requested to be said at St Theresa's. To clear the backlog it will be necessary to have some of these intentions said at either of our other churches of our Parish.

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.

Volunteer listeners needed. If you have can spare an hour or so each week - perhaps every few weeks - you might like to join our team of our Time to Talk listeners. We offer a sympathetic ear to those who are lonely, anxious depressed or need to talk about something. Our confidential one-to-one
sessions are by appointment only and are usually held on Tuesday mornings, Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons. If you'd like to find out more or think you might like to help, call Adrian on 07817388332 for more information.

Posters - Leaflets - Handouts and any other items MUST NOT be left in any of our church porches or handed out without prior permission from the Parish Priest or via the office.

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.

CRIB OFFERING for "Friends of the Holy Land" amounted to £453.68. Thank you

CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL ADMISSION 2020-2021 CONSULTATION Parent/carers/parishioners are encouraged to review the proposed changes to the school's draft Admissions Policy (the Diocesan policy) for the academic year 2020-2021. All details can be found on the school website The consultation period will last for a total of 6 weeks, commencing Monday 26th November 2018 and ending Monday 7th January 2019.

Parent/carers/parishioners are encouraged to review the proposed changes to the school's draft Admissions Policy for the academic year 2020/21. Please see details on the school website at The consultation
period will last for a total 6 weeks commencing Monday, 3rd December 2018 and ending Monday, 14th January 2019.

Permanent Part-Time Teaching Vacancy: The Governors of St Clare's Catholic Primary School wish to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and committed Class Teacher to help us build on the school's successes . This part-time position (0.6) provides an opportunity to join a happy, hardworking and dedicated team of staff and governors with friendly, well-behaved and motivated pupils. Application Packs are available by contacting the School Business Manager, Mrs Lynne Davey, on 01274 637841 or by email at Applications may also be made online via Visits to the school are very welcome on 17 January 2019 (pm) and 18 January 2019 (am). Please telephone the school to arrange. The closing date is 23rd January 2019 at 12 noon and interviews will be held on 31 January 2019.

Leeds Lent Prayer Diary 2019: these are available if you would to order one from and follow the steps.

SVP Food Bank: As well as food items for the food bank could you please consider bringing sanitary products and toiletries? Thank you

CATECHISTS' MEETING: Sat 9th March, Hinsley Hall, 10am-1pm: The Diocese invites all catechists and those involved in faith formation to a meeting at Hinsley Hall. There will be a chance to meet fellow catechists, to share best practice, and to meet the new Co-ordinators for Catechesis (Gregory Stacey and Kieran Hughes). There will be a particular focus on the opportunities presented by "family catechesis" and the ways in which the Diocese is developing ways to support catechists in their work. Those interested in attending are encouraged to email

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.

Parish Sick List Below: Some names have been on the list for a long time. If you put the name on and know the person has recovered can you please call the office on 2645260 to have the name removed? Thank you

Database Query 7

Single Article
Parish Calendar prepared by Fr G on sale at all piety stalls £1 each.

A few Diocesan Directories (Diocesan Year Book) on sale at a cost of £4 each
Don't forget to save your used postage stamps from all your cards and bring them to church.

APF (Red Boxes) are due to be emptied over the next few weeks. Susan will be at the following Masses: Saturday 26th January Corpus Christi 5.15pm & St Gregory's at 6.30pm and Sunday 27th St Gregory's 9.15amn & Corpus Christi at 10.30am

Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) meeting 22nd January at 7pm. See the agenda on the church notice board. If you have anything to be brought to the meeting please see one of the members by Friday 18th January.

CONCERT: Olivier Messiaen's, La Nativité du Seigneur, Leeds Cathedral Sunday 13th, 7pm. Free admission with retiring collection. Organ: David Pipe. This is the launch event of the Leeds International Organ Festival 2019. See poster for more details.

FLAME 2019: The biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK- Flame 2019 is coming up in March. See the poster for more details on how to book your tickets.

Don't forget to save your used postage stamps from all your cards and bring them to church.

APF (Red Boxes) are due to be emptied over the next few weeks.

Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) meeting 22nd January at 7pm. See the agenda on the church notice board. If you have anything to be brought to the meeting
please see one of the members by Friday 18th January.

Second Collection this weekend of 12th & 13th January for the Poor Mission Fund

Parish Pastoral Council: Following the recent nominations for the PPC the results of the vote at Corpus Christi Church is that June Lightfoot has won the nomination and will stand for a period of 3 years on the PPC representing the community of Corpus Christi part of the parish. We Thank Moira Wager for her service on the Parish Pastoral Council for the past 3 years representing the community of Corpus Christi Church.

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

Journey in Faith leaflet is available in the porch for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic or thinking of return back to church. Please pick one up

Holy Ground: the bi-monthly leaflet available in the church porch to assist you with your prayers and contemplation for January & February.

LAY CHAPLAIN VACANCY: All Saints Catholic College, Huddersfield seek to recruit a Lay Chaplain. 24 hours per week (Term Time plus 1 day only) Grade 7 (£11,960 pa). Closing date for applications 14th January 2019. Start Date: February 2019. For further information please see

Newman Weekly Draw 15/20

£25 023 H Duffield Birchfield
£10 176 D Hart Hollyshaw
£ 5 379 C Cleary Temple Newsam
£ 5 250 M Hepworth Halton
£ 5 108 V Hewson Swillington

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team D 18th January.

Database Query 8

Single Article
Please pray for the repose of
Angela Mitchell, Frank Mansfield, John Walker, Alan Livett, Sheila Smith, Theresa Gray, Paddy Maloney (Ireland), Margaret McLenna, Kath Greene, Francis MElduff who has died recently and for Kathleen Allan, Michael Smith, whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

Paddy Maloney (Ireland) x 2 Masses, Margaret McLenna, Kath Greene, Francis MElduff

For Anniversaries:
Carole Galley, Bernard Welsh, Ann Boyle, David Broadbent, Agnes Finn, Molly Adkin, Molly Marotti

For other Intentions:
Betty Norwell Mother's Day, Desmond Birthday memories

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including,
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Patrick Bradley Snr., Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Eileen Caine, Percy Cartwright, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Maureen Craggs, 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, Frank Mansfield, Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Anita Mason, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell (8yrs old), Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Sean McHale, Emma Mather, Paul Moran, Teresa Moses, Angela Murphy, Molly Neal, John Newton, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Francisco Reyes, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Godfrey (Robby) Robinson, Andrea Ruck, 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, June Watson, Stanley Wilshire, 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 426 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 352 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 255 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

From the linkmanager database
Leeds Diocesan Youth Service Visited 151 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 145 Times
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