The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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Sun 23-02-2020 at 10:30 ~ Includes Children’s Liturgy Brian Knaggs

Mon 24-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ Sean Cluderay

Tue 25-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ Jamie Ward

Wed 26-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ In church with Corpus Christi primary school children Hannah McNulty

Thu 27-02-2020 at 08:55 ~ Stations of the Cross

Thu 27-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ Kathleen Conway

Fri 28-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

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Sun 23-02-2020 at 08:15 ~ Joseph Hickey

Sun 23-02-2020 at 10:15 ~ Includes Children’s Liturgy – Bridget Thompson

Sun 23-02-2020 at 18:00 ~ Mary Sarsfield

Mon 24-02-2020 at 13:00 ~ Ron Wilkinson

Tue 25-02-2020 All Day ~ No Mass

Wed 26-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Wed 26-02-2020 at 12:15 ~ Bill Hopkins

Wed 26-02-2020 at 19:00 ~ Angela Hart

Fri 28-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Fri 28-02-2020 at 11:30 ~ Requiem for Patrick (Pat) Conroy

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Sun 23-02-2020 at 09:15 ~ Michael Barry Wilkin

Mon 24-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Tue 25-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ Kevin Driscoll

Wed 26-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ In church with St Theresa’s KS2 children - Michael John McClean

Thu 27-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ Michael John Preston

Fri 28-02-2020 at 09:30 ~ Seamus Farrn

Sat 29-02-2020 at 18:30 ~ Molly & George Adkin

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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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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 3rd - 9th July. For more details see poster and booking forms in the church porch.
details see poster and booking forms in the church porch.
LOURDES INFORMATION EVENTS: The Lourdes Planning Committee are holding the following informal events where you can find out more information about being part of the Lourdes Hospitality Team, all Drs, Nurses and Carers most welcome. St Urban's, Grove Road, Headingley, LS6 2AQ, 4th March, 7pm. Contact: Angela Harvey 07939262748 & Caroline Horner 07969316498 and St John Fisher & Thomas More, Burley in Wharfedale, Bradford Road, LS29 7PX, 15th March, 2pm. Contact:
Kim O'Connor 07947534989. (Pilgrimage date: 3- 9th July 2020).

Seeks to appoint an interim CEO. For more information contact Ray Lloyd, Chair of BCWCAT on 0113 2837104 or

The latest episode in our series of podcasts for the Year of the Word is now available online, on the Year of the Word section of the Diocesan website. Featuring statues of St Anne in Keighley, the podcast includes contributions by pupils of St Anne's Primary School and members of the Parish.

Led by Fr Dennis Cassidy. 5th or 7th March 2020. A quiet day of reflection during Lent. Offerings £32 (to include tea/coffee on arrival, a 2-course hot lunch and afternoon tea). To book a place please call the Administrator on 01943 607287 or email:

EU Settlement Scheme important information leaflet in church.

National Novena to St Joseph will take place from 10th - 18th March at St Joseph's Church in Maidenhead and Freshfield, Liverpool. See poster in church for more details.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS APPEALS SERVICE is seeking volunteers to sit on school admission appeals panels for Catholic schools throughout the Leeds Diocese. Panel members are required to preside over appeals from parents for admission to their chosen school and to listen to the schools reason for refusing a place. Decisions are made by the panel within the guidance of the Schools Admissions Code. No experience is necessary as training will be given. Training will be held on Tuesday 10th March at 9.30 - 12.30pm at Hinsley Hall, Headingley Lane, Leeds. If you are interested please contact Emma Nicholson by email: for more information.

Year of the Word Speaker Series: Thursday 12th March Hinsley Hall at 7pm. The God Who Blesses the Earth Care for Creation as a Liturgical Act. Dr Margaret Barker Biblical Scholar. Author of ground-breaking studies on the Temple and origins of Christian liturgy, Dr Barker believes that viewing care for creation in "priestly" terms leads to a deeper flourishing between humans & environment.

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St Gregory's Credit Union Ltd, give notice of their AGM to be held on Tuesday 24th March 2020 at Newman Centre at 7.30pm. All members, old and new welcome. Also anybody would might like to get more involved is very welcome too.

Parish Magazine:
The next issue of the Parish Magazine will be published just before Easter. Please send your articles to or drop them in to the Parish Office. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 8th March.

Newman Weekly Draw - 00/20

Subscriptions for the Next cycle are now being collected. New members always welcome. See the collector at the door.

Women's day of Prayer Friday 6th March at Christ Church Halton at 2pm. All welcome refreshments served after the service.

A Day with John Bell Saturday 4th April 10.15am - 4.15pm at Leeds Trinity University. Little voices: Big difference. See poster for full details.

East Leeds Churches Together - Singing Workshop Saturday 6th June 2pm - 4pm by John Bell with songs from the Iona Community. Tickets very limited. See Tony Pickles our representative to reserve a ticket which cost £5 each.


seeks to appoint a new Principal.
Closing date: 25th February. See poster in church.

After all our daily Masses in the parish we will say the special "Angelus Promise Prayer". Copies will be in church.
The following is the timeline for the rededication:
  • From 21st February 2020 All Catholics will be invited to begin a personal 33 day consecration to Jesus through Mary. This will include an invitation to go to the Sacrament of Confession during Lent.

Prayer for each day this week:
23rd Feb: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Give me the grace to reject Satan and follow Christ more closely.
24th Feb: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Help me to give myself entirely to Jesus through Mary.
25th Feb: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Help me be generous in giving all I have to Mary.
26th Feb: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Help me to give great glory to God by giving all I have to Mary.
27th Feb: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Help me to praise you for such a quick easy, and secure path to holiness.
28th Feb: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Make me pure in body and spirt and help me to die to myself.
29th Feb: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Unveil for me the meaning of the Immaculate Conception.
1st March: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Unveil for me the meaning of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Wednesday 25th March 2020. Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord All who are following the consecration will consecrate themselves to Jesus through Mary on this day.
  • Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th March 2020 A three-day triduum of prayer in which all will be invited to recite the Litany of the Saints and Martyrs of England, to pray the Rosary and go to Confession in preparation for the rededication.

Time for God Time for Me Flyers and "expression of interest" forms for our 6 days of guided prayer experience (10-15 May) are now available in the church porches. Please complete the form and return to Parish Office by 16 th March.

St. Theresa's Church Cleaners Team B - 28th February

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Single Article
Please pray for the repose of:
Patrick (Pat) Conroy, Andrew Crawley, Ronald Gariza, Agosto Carlos Gomes, Liam Smith and Colm Bradley who have died recently and Michael Barry Wilkin, Bridget Thompson, Joan Willetts, Mark Loftus, Tom Ratcliffe, Elizabeth Waddington, Jack Cleary, James McMullan, Ron Wilkinson, Bill Hopkins, Michael John Preston, Kathleen Conway, Mark Anthony Butterfield whose anniversaries occur at this time.

This prayer list is getting long - are there any names which can be removed? Please contact the office 0113 2645260
Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:

Sr. Millie (Peru), Sara Bakal, John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Percy Cartwright, Tony Chana, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, John (Sean) Craig, Claire Crook, Joan Cuthbertson, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Brian Dickinson, Ted Fryer, Mary Gaughan, Mary Gill, Jason Grudzien, Peter Hanlon, Mary Hartley, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Doris & Les Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat Lusardi, Bernard Macklam, Paul Mallinson, Matteo Manfredini, Billie Marginson, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Angela Murphy, Carole Naughton, Molly Neal, John Newton, Tatiana Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Sue Parry, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Deacon Sean Quigley, Lynne Ramsden, John Ratcliffe, Bernard Robinson, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Margaret Royston, Danny Scott, Leslie Scott, Barbara Slinger, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Derek Shotton, Scott Summers Jnr., Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim
Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Ann Wilkin, Eileen Winn.

Mass intentions received
For the Lately Deceased:

Michael Cain, Andrea Ruck x 3 Masses, Patrick (Pat) Conroy, Liam Smith, Colm Bradley x 2 Masses

For Anniversaries:
Tommie Shevlin, Mark Loftus, Tom Ratcliffe, Maureen Gaughan, Deceased members of the McGarvey & Hallaby Families, Phillip Durant, Mary Eastwood, Marjorie Briggs, Ann Barnes, Michael Barnes, Jack Cleary, Edith & Harry Woodhead, Ellen Kelly, Joe Cohen & Ann Kelly, Eileen Caine, James McMullan, Emily Gairn

For Other Intentions:
Anne Grainger & Family, In Thanksgiving, Pastrick Sheehy Birthday

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St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 468 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 363 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 272 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 157 Times
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Fr Paul Newton Visited 144 Times
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Youth Cafe Visited 148 Times
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