The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

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Fri 23-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Sat 24-08-2019 at 05:15 ~ Frank & Kathleen Loughney

Sun 25-08-2019 at 10:30 ~ Eileen Reaper

Mon 26-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Tue 27-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ Frances Annan

Wed 28-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ Annie Kennedy

Thu 29-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ Pat Carey

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Fri 23-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ Florence Bettison

Sat 24-08-2019 at 12:15 ~ Deloris Harvey

Sun 25-08-2019 at 08:15 ~ Val Hewson

Sun 25-08-2019 at 10:15 ~ Deacon Tom & Joyce Marshall

Sun 25-08-2019 at 18:00 ~ Mark Wilshire

Mon 26-08-2019 at 13:00 ~ NOTE TIME - Muriel Meehan - Sick

Tue 27-08-2019 All Day ~ No Mass

Tue 27-08-2019 at 18:00 ~ Reception of Julia Oddy

Wed 28-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ Florence Gaughan

Wed 28-08-2019 at 13:00 ~ Funeral service for Julia Oddy

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Fri 23-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ Fr Canice Mcginn

Sat 24-08-2019 at 18:30 ~ Desmond Aubery

Sun 25-08-2019 at 09:15 ~ Pat Kirrane & The Follis Family

Mon 26-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Tue 27-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ Anna Gray

Wed 28-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ No Mass

Thu 29-08-2019 at 09:30 ~ Charles McGrath

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A Single Article, the most recent in a series.

Get to know our Parish Saint – Who was Cardinal Newman?

In our fifth instalment of Newman's life, we examine Newman's crisis of faith..

Episode 5 - Crisis of faith: Newman questions his theology

Lodgings at Littlemore

When studying the history of the early Church Fathers, Newman was perturbed to discover that the doctrinal position of the Anglican Church in his own day bore a close resemblance to some of the heretical currents that had emerged in the theological controversies of the early centuries. The denunciation of his work by a number of Anglican bishops and scholars added to his unease, and he began to question his membership of the Church of England and his leadership of its Oxford Movement.

Increasingly struggling with the issue of the apostolic succession and his changing attitudes towards Catholicism, Newman moved with a few companions to modest lodgings in the village of Littlemore, a village three miles outside Oxford. For three years he lived a quasi-monastic life there, praying for guidance. Here, he continued to devote himself to ever deeper study, fasting and prayers. While at Littlemore, he grew convinced that the Church of Rome, the Catholic Church, was the church nearest in spirit to early Christianity

Next week: Crossroads: Newman's conversion

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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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Confirmation 11th February 2020: If your child will be in year 6 or above from September 2019 and attends any other school than the Catholic schools of the parish and would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation then please pick up an application form from the church porch of any of our 3 churches and return it to the office return it to the office as soon as possible. Any enquires can be made to the parish office 2645260 any weekday morning. Thank you

Newman Weekly Draw 19/20
£25 - 147 - P McGreevy - Halton
£10 - 380 - P Lydon - Halton
£5 - 194 - A Robinson - Whitkirk
£5 - 133 - P Lawson - Whitkirk
£5 - 296 - C Normington - Sledmere

MASS FOR ALTAR SERVERS: Sat 21st Sept 2019, Leeds Cathedral, 12:00 Noon. All Diocesan altar servers are welcome to attend. Those attending will need to bring their albs/cassocks and cottas and gather in Wheeler Hall by 11.40am. Also, please bring a picnic lunch which will be eaten in Wheeler Hall following the Mass. Poster on church notice board.

LIVING WITH LOSS RETREAT PART 2: 6th to 8th September 2019. Led by Abi May, this retreat is intended for those who would like a follow up from Part 1. The offering for this is £173. For more information please call the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email: Deadline for booking is Thursday, 15th August 2019.

Save this Date: Wednesday 16th October at 6.45pm in the Newman Centre for the Family poverty meeting.

'Love Begets Life' - Wednesday 21/08/19 A talk by Sister Roseann Reddy from the Sisters of the Gospel of Life, a charity dedicated to helping women keep their babies will take place after the 7pm Mass at St Augustine's RC Church, Harehills followed by refreshments. All welcome.

Sr Catherine, from the Franciscan Sisters, has received a new assignment and will be returning to New York on the 3rd September. The Sisters will be welcoming Sr. John Paul back to St Clare's Convent on the 6th September. Sr. Catherine is very grateful to the priests and parishioners for their support and prayers since they arrived in the parish 8 years ago. "Let us continue to pray for one another"

Date for your diary: DOWRY TOUR: From Thursday 7th November, 4pm, until Saturday 9th November, 1pm, the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will be at Leeds Cathedral. There will be a range of liturgical celebrations and devotions throughout the visit, including Mass, the Rosary, processions, talks and a display telling the story of English Catholic history in images and words. A full programme will be available soon.

Celebration of Married Life: On Saturday 5th October 2019, there will be a special Celebration Mass for Married Life at Leeds Cathedral at 6pm for couples and their families celebrating their 25th (Silver), 40th (Ruby), 50th (Golden), 60th (Diamond) and 70th (Platinum) wedding anniversaries this year, 2019. The Mass will fulfil the Sunday Obligation and 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 Miss Anne Cooke, Bishop's House, 13 North Grange Road, Leeds, LS6 2BR or email it to by Tuesday, 10th September.

AN IRISH NIGHT with Mount Brandon Ceilidh band, Saturday 14th September 2019, 7:30 to 10:30pm, at Mount St Joseph's, Headingley. Tickets £10. See poster

School Vacancy: St John's Catholic School for the Deaf are recruiting for a School Business Manager. This is a senior appointment in a Catholic residential and day school for children with communication and other special needs. Closing date: 13 September 2019. Further details can be found on the School's web site:

The newest Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage - the two-day-long St Wilfrid's Way Camino - returns this year between Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October! See poster in church.


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Dates for your diary! Leeds Newman Festival

During 22nd -26th September our parish will host a series of events to celebrate the imminent canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman.
Please pop these dates in your diary so you can attend:

* Mon 23rd Talk by Fr Dennis Cassidy, 7pm
* Tue 24th Talk by Fr Richard Duffield, 7pm
* Wed 25th Talk by Mgr Rod Strange, 7pm
* Thu 26th Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Marcus Stock, 7pm

* We will be putting on a "Come and Sing" event, open to all, which will go through parts of The Dream of Gerontius. Put the 20th October in your diary.

Sunday 22nd September Parish Pilgrimage to Birmingham Oratory

The coach will depart St Theresa's church at 12.00 noon returning approx. 8.30pm
Cost £30.00 under 18s cost £10 which includes a meal at a local restaurant. If interested please pick up a booking form from the church porch and complete it and return to the parish office with your full payment as soon as possible. Places limited so BOOK EARLY.

Congratulation to Deacon Tom & Joyce Marshall as they celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on 22nd August.
Everyone is welcome to join them in the centre after the 10.15am Mass for tea or coffee and cakes.

St Theresa's Walking Group: has come to an end after more than 20 years. Unfortunately ill health has caught up with us but Paul & Marie would like to thank all the leaders, walkers past & present for their support & friendship. We've had lots of fun!.

Date for your diary - Deacon Henry Longbottom has been advised by Bishop Marcus Stock that his Ordination to the Priesthood will take place on Saturday 30th May 2020 at St Anne's Cathedral. Please keep Deacon Henry in your prayers.

Fr Matthew Habron

Fr Matthew has accepted a request by Bishop Marcus to take up the position of Dean of St Anne's Cathedral. He will be leaving the parish on Monday 2nd September.

To show our appreciation of his work and time in the parish, we will take a second collection over the weekend of 17th & 18th August. If you will be away at this time and would to make a donation to the collection please put your donation into an envelope marked "Fr Matthew's Collection" and drop it into the offertory collection or the parish office.

On Sunday 1st September there will be a breakfast (bacon or sausage sandwich with tea & coffee - FREE of charge) after the 10.15am Mass at St Theresa's and a presentation will be made.

Sunday September 29th at 12.30 SVP Annual Sponsored Walk
Two routes (2mls or 5mls) around Wetherby and the River Wharfe starting at St Joseph's RC Church Wetherby. A friendly and fun event for individuals, groups and families. Short route is wheelchair and baby buggy friendly and suitable for short legs or older tired legs! On return a free post-walk tea of sandwiches, cakes and drinks, a certificate for everyone and treats for the children. A great day out for all. Go the extra mile to help local families! For further information see poster on the notice board in church porch or contact St Vincent's on 01132484126 or Hope to see you there.

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team C 23rd August

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Please pray for the repose of
Gaynor Lindsay Strudwick, John Harrison, Paul Donachie - Creanie, Theresa Clark and Philip Broadbent who have died recently and for Mark Wishire, Deloris Harvey, Sheila Eleanor Roden, Florence Bettison, James and Kathleen Cohen whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:
John Harrison, Betty Gregory, Eugene Durkin x 4 Masses

For Anniversaries:
Tony Byrne, Bernard James Cleary x 2 Masses, Vincent Domingo, Mary Levey x 2 Masses, Kitty Kennedy & Margaret Mary Wright

For Other Intentions:
Mary Gairn Special Intention, Past & Present retiring Social Group Special Intention, Val Hewson Birthday, Bridie Lydon Special Intention, Marjory & David Follon 60th Wedding Anniversary, Marjory Follon Birthday, Desmond Aubery Wedding Anniversary memories, Tony Kearns Memories, Agnus O'Callaghan Birthday memories,

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including
Sr. Millie (Peru), John Bettison Jnr, Joan Brown, Rose Bulmer, Percy Cartwright, Joan Corcoran, Sheila Cornick, Mary Cohen, Denis Connolly, Claire Crook, Joan Cuthbertson, Nora Davey, Julie Digings, Joanne Foster, Michael Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gaffney, Mary Gaughan, Joe Gillard, Peter Hanlon, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Heselton, Don Holdsworth, Kathleen Howley, Madge Illingworth, Maise Kenna, Margaret Kelly, Thomas Cole Kelly, Marjory Levin, Pat & Oresti Lusardi, Paul Mallinson, Billie Marginson, Deacon Tom Marshall, Anita Mason, Mary McCann, Megan McDonnell, Fr Eugene McGillycuddy, Jean McGuire, Emma Mather, Teresa Moses, Angela Murphy, Molly Neal, John Newton, Tatiana Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Brenda O'Gorman, Ann Patricia Pace, Alison Pegg, Terry Pickles, Jimmy Pitts, Deacon Sean Quigley, Lynne Ramsden, Bernard Robinson, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Andrea Ruck, Patricia Spencer, Sylvia Spencer, Scott Summers Jnr., Marguerita Toth, Deborah Tree, Pauline Wagstaff, Denis Waite, Pat Walker, Effie Wallis, Jim Walsh, Maureen Walsh, June Watson, Eileen Winn.

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St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School Visited 455 Times
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Corpus Christi Catholic College Visited 359 Times
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Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Visited 259 Times
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