The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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Database Query 1

Filtered Events List

Sun 05-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Edith & Harry Woodhead

Mon 06-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Sharpe Family, Christine, Steve & Ken

Tue 07-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Grainge Family, Julie & Michel

Wed 08-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ James McMullan

Thu 09-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Mass of the Last Supper in Private - Andrew Devine

Fri 10-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Good Friday Service IN PRIVATE

Sat 11-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Easter Vigil Mass in Private - Jack Cleary

Database Query 2

Filtered Events List

Sun 05-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Marjorie Briggs

Sun 05-04-2020 at 10:15 ~ CANCELLED

Mon 06-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Kenneth William Keeling

Tue 07-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Kieran Niland

Wed 08-04-2020 at 09:30 ~ Ellen Dillon

Thu 09-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Mass of the Last Supper in Private - Michael Barnes

Fri 10-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ NO Mass - Good Friday Service - IN PRIVATE

Sat 11-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Easter Vigil Mass in Private - People of the Parish

Sun 12-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ CHURCH CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Sun 12-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Deacon Tom Marshall

Database Query 3

Filtered Events List

Sun 05-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ May Piddock

Mon 06-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Paul Croft

Tue 07-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ November Dead List

Wed 08-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Joyce Halpenny

Thu 09-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Mass of the Last Supper in Private - Andrea Ruck

Fri 10-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Good Friday Service IN PRIVATE

Sat 11-04-2020 ~ Mass in Private ~ Easter Vigil Mass in Private - Colm Bradley

Database Query 4

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.

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

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes has regrettably been cancelled

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION VACANCY: The Vicariate for Education seeks to appoint a full time Deputy Director of Education for September 2020. Please contact or for further information.

Database Query 7

Single Article
With effect from midnight
on 23rd March 2020 ALL
our churches will remain
closed until further notice

Palm Sunday & Holy Week

Palm Sunday
At the Masses celebrated by our priests in the parish churches, all of the palms will be blessed. The blessed palms will then be made available to the faithful in our parish to take home at a time when the current restrictions on public and social gatherings has been lifted.

Holy Week - Chrism Mass
The Archbishops of England and Wales, noting that the Holy Father has deferred the celebration of the Chrism Mass, have asked that a gesture of solidarity with the Holy Father is made by postponing Chrism Masses within England and Wales Conference.

Once the restrictions of the pandemic are raised, the Chrism Mass and the Blessing of Holy Oils and Consecration of the Chrism will take place, with the Bishop, priests and faithful of our diocese. This course of action is much to be preferred and will enable us at a later date to celebrate this wonderful liturgy together.

Until then, the Holy Oils from last year will continue to be used within our parish.

Holy Week - Mass of the Lord's Supper 9th April
Bishop Marcus will celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper in the Cathedral at 7:00pm on Holy Thursday, 9th April.

Holy Week - Good Friday 10th April
Bishop Marcus will celebrate the Solemn Liturgy of the
Passion in the Cathedral at 3:00pm on Good Friday, 10th April

Easter Vigil Saturday 11th April
Bishop Marcus will celebrate the Easter Vigil in the Cathedral at 8:00pm on Holy Saturday, 11th April.

Easter Sunday 12th April
Bishop Marcus will celebrate Easter Day Mass in the Cathedral at 11:00am on Sunday, 12th April.

Bishop Marcus will celebrate Mass from Leeds Cathedral. The live-streaming of the 11 am Sunday Mass will continue each week whilst the celebration of public Masses is suspended. To participate online, please access the following new YouTube channel which will be live from Sunday 22nd March and may also be accessed via a link embedded on the Cathedral's home page:

The Parish Office will be closed on Good
Friday 9th April & Easter Monday 13th April.
Re open 8.30am Tuesday 14th April.

Offertory collections: While Mass is suspended you make drop your collection in the church on a Sunday during the opening times or into the presbytery letter boxes or parish office. If you wish to send a cheque please make it payable to St John Henry Newman parish. Thank you for your continued support.
If you would like to set up a standing order to pay your offertory please contact Parish Office 0113 2645260 between 8.30am - 1.30pm

Help if you know of anyone who would like some help with getting supplies please contact the office and we can ask one of the many offers of help to contact them.

SVP Food Bank the food banks are empty.
Please continue to bring your donations to the parish office any weekday morning between 9am - 11am. Let me know you are here and the bag can then be dropped at the door if you don't want to come. Cash donations are also welcome. Thank you for your continued support.

St Gregory's Credit Union: Due to the current crisis, as of Monday 23 rd March, there will be no collection points open (including the office) until the weekend of 18th/19th April, circumstances permitting.
Should you have an urgent query or request, please telephone 07761 081338, leave a message and someone will get back to you.

Funeral Service for Gerald (Gerry) McCormack on Tuesday 7th April at Lawnswood Crematorium at 1.40pm. Family to attend only.


Readers & Eucharistic Ministers Rota St Theresa's - The new rota's due out for Easter have been delayed until Masses resume.

APF Red box collections for April is CANCELLED. Will be review before next collection due. 2019 collections in the parish raised £4,840.41

Database Query 8

Single Article
Please pray for the repose of:
Mary Rowe, Michael Patrick Fowbert, Michael Murray, Tess McDermott, and Gerald (Gerry) McCormack who have died recently and Kieran Niland, Michael Barnes, Ellen Dillon, Marjorie Briggs, Edith & Harry Woodhead whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Sr. Millie (Peru), Maria Ainsley, Sara Bakal, John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Tony Chana, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, John (Sean) Craig, Claire Crook, Joan Cuthbertson, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Brian Dickinson, Sue Driscoll, Ted Fryer, Mary Gaughan, Mary Gill, Jason Grudzien, Peter Hanlon, Mary Hartley, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Betty Hindley, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Lil Howley, Doris & Les Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat Lusardi, 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, Brian O'Boyle, Brenda O'Gorman, Sue Parry, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Lynne Ramsden, John Ratcliffe, Bernard Robinson, Elijah Robinson (Baby), John Robinson, 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, Eileen Winn.

Mass intentions received
For the Lately Deceased:

Conor Connelly, Teresa McDermott

For Anniversaries:

Ellen Dillon

For Other Intentions:
Ann McDonnell Birthday memories, Molly Marotti & Gloria Bolus Birthday memories,

Database Query 10

From the linkmanager database
St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 473 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 365 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 273 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

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Leeds Diocesan Youth Service Visited 157 Times
Services, retreats, events, and inspiration for young Catholics in the Diocese of Leeds.

Fr Paul Newton Visited 144 Times
Can my life be a precious gift? Where do I find real love? Will the truth set me free? Explore a treasury of articles, podcasts, videos and links.

Youth Cafe Visited 148 Times
Questions, answers, real life stories, and loads more...

5 steps to 'Faith Fitness' Visited 81 Times
Forget crash diets and unrealistic targets- this is a 'fitness plan' for ALL, no matter where you're at with your faith. Go on, see how you can get more out of your relationship with God.

Girlguiding Visited 19 Times
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