The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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Tue 16-04-2024 at 09:30 ~ Catherine Guy

Wed 17-04-2024 All Day ~ NO MASS

Thu 18-04-2024 at 10:00 ~ Joseph Loftus

Fri 19-04-2024 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Sat 20-04-2024 All Day ~ NO MASS

Sun 21-04-2024 at 10:30 ~ Joe Cohen

Mon 22-04-2024 All Day ~ NO MASS

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Tue 16-04-2024 at 09:30 ~ Mary Readman

Tue 16-04-2024 at 11:00 ~ Requiem Mass for Sheila Egan

Wed 17-04-2024 at 09:30 ~ Susan Mary Yates

Thu 18-04-2024 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Fri 19-04-2024 at 09:30 ~ Margaret Vine

Sat 20-04-2024 at 12:15 ~ Michael Barnes

Sun 21-04-2024 at 08:15 ~ Family Mass - Emily Gairn

Sun 21-04-2024 at 10:15 ~ Ann Barnes

Sun 21-04-2024 at 18:00 ~ Philip Grainge

Mon 22-04-2024 at 12:00 ~ Details Pending

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Tue 16-04-2024 at 19:00 ~ NO MASS

Wed 17-04-2024 at 19:00 ~ NOTE NEW TIME - Patricia Ryan Sick

Thu 18-04-2024 at 09:30 ~ NO MASS

Fri 19-04-2024 at 09:30 ~ People of the Parish

Sat 20-04-2024 at 17:30 ~ Vigil Mass - Vincent & Dorothy Poole

Sun 21-04-2024 at 09:00 ~ Andrew Emsley & Winifred Thompson

Mon 22-04-2024 All Day ~ NO MASS

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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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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.

The next annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place Friday 5th - Thursday 11th July 2024. The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Marcus Stock and is being organised through Tangney Tours. More information and booking available at Diocese of Leeds- Lourdes Pilgrimage

Celebration of Married Life - On Saturday 18th May, there will be a special Celebration Mass for Married Life at Leeds Cathedral at 12noon for couples and their families celebrating their 25th (Silver), 40th (Ruby), 50th (Golden), 60th (Diamond) and 70th (Platinum) wedding anniversaries this year. There will be an opportunity for couples, who wish to do so, to renew their marriage vows during the liturgy. If you are celebrating the anniversary of your wedding and you would like to take part in this celebration, please fill out the application form which is available at the back of church and send it to the Bishop's Secretary: Miss Anne Cooke, Bishop's House, 13 North Grange Road, Leeds, LS6 2BR or Email it to: by Friday 3rd May 2024.

THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS APPEAL SERVICE: are recruiting panel members to hear appeals by parents for Diocesan school places. Voluntary role. Travel expenses can be claimed and full training will be provided. Appeal panels consist of lay members of the community and those from an educational background. The training session will be held on Thursday 16th May, 1- 4pm, Hinsley Hall. For further information, please contact Emma

ST GEMMA'S HOSPICE PRECIOUS TIME APPEAL: On Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April, St Gemma's Hospice will be running a new 36-hour fundraising initiative - the Precious Time appeal. The appeal invites people to donate during a 36-hour window, during which all donations will be doubled by major donors. So if someone gives £10, we can turn it into £20. We have already received pledges from major donors of over £100,000 to use during this 36-hour period. We are also recruiting Champions to help us spread the word and hopefully match this money through contacting their community, friends and family, and fundraising in other ways such as traditional bucket collections and bake sales.
For more details of how to help, please visit:

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR - CAR PARK SALE FUNDRAISER: There will be a car park sale on Saturday 11th May from 12:00noon until 4.00pm. Sale of New Designer Clothing, Furniture, Bric-a-brac, and lots more! Raising funds for the building of a new home at Mount St Joseph's. See poster in church.

CENTENARY OF THE DEDICATION OF THE CATHEDRAL JULY 2024 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. More information about the Cathedral's centenary celebrations will be published in due course.

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COVID is on the increase across the country so if you wish to wear a mask please do so:
We continue to follow COVID restrictions as below:
Masks - wearing is optional. Should you have a cough or flu systems please consider wearing a mask.

Sanitizer - hands will still be sanitized as you enter church not as you leave.
Sign of Peace - we will continue to acknowledge the person at your side.
Receiving from the Chalice - will NOT be introduced yet. MORE DETAILS LATER.

Second collection as laid down by the Diocese for Priest Training Fund weekend 20th & 21st April.

Save the date - Parish Faith Supper Saturday 18th May at 7 pm - Newman Centre It has been a long time since we all came together as a Parish. We are holding a Parish Faith Supper in the Newman Centre giving us the opportunity to socialise and share food and drink. This is for every generation, no one too old or too young. There is no charge, this is not a fund raiser. Just bring yourself, some food and drink.
Looking forward to seeing you all there. If you have any queries please contact Paddy Bradley, via the Parish office (


Week commencing 15th April:
Corpus Christi Weekday Mass will be said in the chapel.
St Theresa's The quiet room will be left open after Mass until 1pm.
This will be for a trail period.

CASHLESS DONATIONS - DONA - Digital Collection machine. This has been installed at St Theresa's church. This will allow parishioner and visitors to donate to the church by using contactless giving.

Blessing of Homes in the Parish during Easter season - The season is 50 days from Easter Sunday until Pentecost on the 19th May. This is an old practise, but it is thought could happen in the parish this year. If you would like your house blessed please email on or ring the parish office any weekday morning and arrange a date and time

Newman Weekly Draw 08/20 Thank you for your support.
£25 177 Mary Ruane
£15 258 Lisa Valentine
£10 114 Amanda Shooter


Bible Study: Would you like to join us in our home for 1 hour a week (for 12 weeks) have a cuppa , read and reflect together on God's Word starting on Friday 19th April 1.30-2.30pm. We will use the following resource
If interested, please text Susan 07508442575 / Maria 07847405952

Church Cleaning Times

St. Theresa's Church Cleaners
Team A cleaning Thursday 25th April

Corpus Christi Church Cleaning
Thursday 18th April - 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:
Joseph (Joe) Davenport, Fr Gerry Thornton, Patricia Kelly, Gretta McGrath, John Hepworth, Domnick Boyle, Mary Harkin, Hughie O'Mally, John Lawrenson, Grace McNulty, Philomena Ruane, Mary Know Sheila Egan, who have died recently and Gerard McDonnell, Ann Kelly, Stan & Janet Millar, Patrick Duffy, Mary Readman, Margaret Vine, Catherine Guy, Michael Barnes, Ann Barnes, Vincent & Dorthey Poole whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including:
Ian Booth, Joan Brown, Maria Clark, Doreen Clarke, Mary Collinson, Mark Connell, Sheila Cornick, Peter Cumiskey, Joan Cuthbertson, Craig Eden, Mary Ferguson, Michael Gaughan, Mary Gill, Rodney Glen, Jason Grudzien, Susan Haigh, Peter Hanlon, Anna Hargreaves, Shirley Heselton, Barbara Howland, Lily Howley, Freddie Humphries (baby), Diane Londt, Paul Mallinson, Bridget Mallon, Megan McDonnell, Nancy McDonnell, Georgina McDowell, 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, Winifred Shearne (ne Hayes) Derek Shotton, John Small, June Smith, Rita Smith, Patricia Spencer, Maureen Standing, Lucy Stead, Philip Steel, Paula Swires, John Taylor, Callum Tempest, Marguerita Toth, Sarah Toth, Deborah Tree, Anthony (Tony) Waite, Faye Walsh, Kirsty Walker, Jim Walsh, Philomena Watkins-Jones, Margaret Webb, Caron Ward, Patricia Ward, Isla Werret (4yrs), 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:

Gretta McGrath, John Hepworth, Fr John Kelly, Domnick Boyle, Mary Harkin, Hughie O'Mally x 2 Masses, John Lawrenson, Grace McNulty, Philomena Ruane, Mary Know

For Anniversaries:
Leo Hanlon, Ken Keeling, Joe O'Gorman, Chris McNamara, Stevan Toth, Agnas Okafor, John Hepworth

Special Intentions:
Maureen & Alan Clapham 50th Wedding Anniversary, Special intentions

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St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 650 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 429 Times
Corpus Christi Catholic College

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 333 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 185 Times
Services, retreats, events, and inspiration for young Catholics in the Diocese of Leeds.

Fr Paul Newton Visited 175 Times
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Youth Cafe Visited 176 Times
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5 steps to 'Faith Fitness' Visited 81 Times
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