The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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  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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Database Query 1

Filtered Events List

Wed 30-09-2020 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Thu 01-10-2020 at 19:00 ~ NO MASS

Fri 02-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - November Dead List

Sat 03-10-2020 at 17:15 ~ Doors Open 4:45pm Close at 6:15pm - Michael McDermot

Sun 04-10-2020 at 05:15 ~ Doors Open 4:45pm Close at 6:15pm - Paul Ruane

Mon 05-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Details Pending

Tue 06-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Details Pending

Database Query 2

Filtered Events List

Wed 30-09-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Marie Flynn Sick

Thu 01-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Ann McDonnell

Fri 02-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Anna Duffy Sick

Sat 03-10-2020 at 12:15 ~ Doors Open 11:45am Close at 1:15pm - Canon Philip Fitzgerald

Sun 04-10-2020 at 08:15 ~ Doors Open 7:45am Close at 11:15am - Don Holdsworth

Sun 04-10-2020 at 10:15 ~ Doors Open 7:45am Close at 11:15am - Patrick Sheehy

Sun 04-10-2020 at 18:00 ~ Doors Open 5:30pm Close at 7:00pm - A&G Richardson

Mon 05-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Details Pending

Tue 06-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Details Pending

Wed 07-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Details Pending

Database Query 3

Filtered Events List

Wed 30-09-2020 at 19:00 ~ NO MASS

Thu 01-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Eileen Maroney

Fri 02-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Bernard Cleary

Sat 03-10-2020 at 18:30 ~ Doors Open 6:00pm Close at 7:30pm - People of the Parish

Sun 04-10-2020 at 09:15 ~ Doors Open 8:45am Close at 10:15am - Harry & Teresa Kennedy

Mon 05-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Details Pending

Tue 06-10-2020 at 09:30 ~ Doors Open 9:00am Close at 10:30am - Details Pending

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

Bishop Marcus continues to celebrate Mass from Leeds Cathedral by live-streaming the 11am Mass on Sunday Morning. To participate online, please access the following YouTube channel which will be live each day. and may also be accessed via a link embedded on the Cathedral's home page:

Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Saturday 26th September has been cancelled BUT Bishop Marcus will celebrate Mass at the shrine at 12 noon which will be live-streamed from Walsingham. More information about the online event will be published on the diocesan website in due course.

Pilgrimage of Reparation and Prayer for the Sanctity of Life, Sunday 27th September: Planned Virtual Pilgrimage. Online participation is through Livestream - Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady or

ON-LINE WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER Please see the flyer available in church which provides details regarding an On-Line Week of Guided Prayer from Sunday 11th October to Friday 16th October 2020. This is a collaborative initiative of the Diocese of Leeds in association with The Briery Retreat Centre and Jesuit Spirituality.

CATHOLIC CARE VACANCY: Head Office, Leeds. Adult Learning Disability Senior Manager. Full Time Salary S.P. 38 - 41 currently £40,760 - £43,662. Closing Date: 5th October 2020. For full details and to apply please visit our website or call 0113 3885400 to request an application form

Database Query 7

Single Article
 St Theresa of Lisieux
1st October Feast day of St. Theresa's of Lisieux - Patron of one of our churches and Patron of the Missions.

Cafod - Family Fast Day Friday 9th October. More details next week.

Baptisms, Marriages & Requiem Mass or Service for Funerals can now take place in our 3 churches. The maximum who can attend is 30 people. BUT ONLY 15 people for weddings. The same guidance applies to these services - no singing - no standing or kneeling

Sacramental Preparations: During lockdown all the Sacraments have been on hold.
We can now conduct infant Baptisms, Weddings and Requiem Mass in all our churches. The number that can attend has been laid down by the government and number of people who can attend is 30.
Baptisms can be booked. Ring the office for more details.

We have received an update from the Diocese about the preparation of our children for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Following all the government guidelines it is looking like we cannot use our schools, parish centre or churches for preparation of the children. We need to wait until the Diocese return to us with more guideline on how the Catechist, children and families can prepare for the 3 Sacraments. Will keep you updates when we receive any more details.


Is available after all Masses. Please wait to see the priest after Communion has been distributed.

Sunday Mass Sheets: The leaflets are for ONE USE ONLY and MUST be taken home with you. Please do not leave it in church or on the table as you leave.

Face Covering / Masks in church - Face coverings are mandatory in Places of Worship. If you forget your mask there are a few available in the church porch at a cost of 50p each.

We have received a revised update from the Diocese which takes into account the Governments latest advice on COVID 19 within our Churches. Toilet facilities will be available if needed.
An organist can play during Mass and sing NOT THE PEOPLE.

Clergy or Extraordinary Ministers of Communion:

Our Priests can now visit the sick & housebound in their own homes. This can be only 1 person in the morning and another in the afternoon. The Priest will wear a Mask & Gloves. Each person will be contacted to arrange an appointment for the priest to visit.
If you know of anyone who would like a visit please contact the parish office any weekday morning with the person's name, address and contact telephone number.

Church opening.
If you wish to help with stewarding please contact the Parish Office on 0113 2645260 any weekday morning or email as above. The more help we receive means we can spread the stewarding over a longer period.

Weekend Masses: To attend any of our weekend Masses please book a place via the parish office on 0113 2645260 or by email by Friday morning.
Please arrive in time for Mass starts.

REMINDER FOR ALL MASSES: After you receive Holy Communion you are asked to leave the church immediately and not return to your seat. Please DO NOT linger at the statues or the side of the altar. This is for the health and safety of all present.

The LVING FAITH booklet for October - December is available in church or the parish office at a cost of £1 each.

September is SVP Awareness Month.

Here in our Parish we have 3 conferences one in each church. During lockdown they have continued to serve the needed of our whole parish area.
Many parishioners have continued all during lockdown and since, to drop off to the parish office food and cash donations which have helped many families in the area. Food can be brought to any of our church when you attend Mass.

Church Cleaning - St Theresa's - Many thanks to all who helped to clean St Theresa's church.

FOUND in St Theresa's church during clean - a twisted / diamante silver earring. Contact parish to claim 2645260.

Congratulations to Teresa and Gary Proctor who celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary this weekend.

Parish Magazine: Following the success of the previous issue, we are aiming to produce the Autumn Issue of the Parish Magazine in electronic form. 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 target date for submissions is Sunday 27th September.

St Gregory's Credit Union:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there will be no collection points open (including the office) until it is safe to do so.
In the meantime, there will be a secure drop-off point for Credit Union Members in the Parish Office at the Newman Centre between 9am - 1pm Monday to Friday. Should you have an urgent query or request, please telephone 07761 081338, leave a message
and someone will get back to you.

SVP Food Bank the food banks are always looking for food. Please continue to bring your donations to the parish office any weekday morning. Cash donations are also welcome. Thank you for your continued generous support.

Plant sale at Christ Church Halton: On Friday 2nd October 9am to 5pm and Saturday 3rd October 9am to 1pm. Pansies, Violas and Polyanthus. All trays are £2.50 each, Cash payments or cheques acceptable. Come early to get your bargains

Database Query 8

Single Article
Please pray for the repose of
Fr Lawrence (Laurie) Lister, Michael Tall, Ann Shaw (ne Baulk), Claire Crook, Michael Henry, Chris Finn, Veronica Quinn, Andrew Robertson (Scotland), Josephine Noble, who have died recently and Thomas Hyde, Annie McDonnell, Harry & Teresa Kennedy, Ann McDonnell, Michael Grainge, Bernard Cleary, Brian & Barbara Kelly whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Sr. Millie (Peru), Sara Bakal, Joan Brown, Tony Chana, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Claire Crook, Peter Cumiskey, Joan Cuthbertson, Amiee Dale, Nora Davey, Sheila Davey, Julie Diggings, Brian Dickinson, Tony Evans, Marie Flynn, Mary Gill, Jason Grudzien, Theresa Halpin, Paul Hampson, Peter Hanlon, Mary Hartley, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Lily Howley, Doris & Les Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Pat Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Billie Marginson, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Jean McGuire, Paul McMillan, Emma Mather, Angela Murphy, Carole Naughton, John Newton, Tatiana Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Brian O'Boyle, Brenda O'Gorman, Sue Parry, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Lynne Ramsden, John Ratcliffe, Elijah Robinson (Baby), John Robinson, Margaret Royston, Danny Scott, Barbara Slinger, Ann Smith, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Derek Shotton, Scott Summers Jnr., Russell Sweeney, Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, Denis Waite, Phil Watkin-Jones, Eileen Winn Valarie Wright.

Mass intentions received
For the Lately Deceased:

Geraldine Johnson x 2 Masses, Michael Henry, Chris Finn, Veronica Quinn, Andrew Robertson (Scotland), Josephine Noble, Richard Walton

For Anniversaries:
Michael Grainge, Proster Takudzwa Nusegedi, Margaret Ryan, Ann McDonnell, Richard Humphrey, Sadie Kane, James Kearns, Harry & Teresa Kennedy, Annie McDonnell, Thomas Hyde

For Other Intentions:
Marie Flynn Sick, Anna Duffy Sick, Betty Cooke, Teresa & Gary Proctor 40th Wedding Anniversary

Database Query 10

From the linkmanager database
St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 491 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 374 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 281 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 158 Times
Services, retreats, events, and inspiration for young Catholics in the Diocese of Leeds.

Fr Paul Newton Visited 148 Times
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Youth Cafe Visited 150 Times
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5 steps to 'Faith Fitness' Visited 81 Times
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