Parish Bulletin - Week Commencing: 18th June 2017

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The Most Holy Body & Blood of the Lord
Morning Psalter week 3
Prayer Intention This Week
For those Children making their First Holy Communion.

Prayer For The Canonisation Of Blessed John Henry Newman


Blessed John Henry NewmanGod our Father, you granted to your servant Blessed John Henry Newman wonderful gifts of nature and of grace, that he should be a spiritual light in the darkness of this world, an eloquent herald of the Gospel, and a devoted servant of the one Church of Christ

With confidence in his heavenly intercession, we make the following petition for the conversion of England, for the sacramental unity of all people and for ourselves, his children in the faith.

For his insight into the mysteries of the kingdom, his zealous defence of the teachings of the Church, and his priestly love for each of your children, we pray that he may soon be numbered among the Saints through Christ our Lord.

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

Tales From Corpus Christi

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem.

One evening at dusk I was taking my little dog for a walk round the block, when round the corner came a group of five youths, all wearing their traditional uniform of hooded jackets. They were all shouting quite loudly and I thought to myself, here comes trouble. As they got nearer to me one of them pointed and shouted, "Look at this dog." They all gathered round my dog, making a real fuss of him, then a mobile phone rang and one of them said to me, "I'm sorry we'll have to go now, we're meeting a pal." They all said goodbye and dashed off down the road still shouting and yelling. So you see, things are not always what they seem are they? illustrated by this week's story.

His request for a plane had been approved by his editor and the Sky News photographer phoned the local airport to charter a flight as soon as possible. He was told that a two seater aircraft was available and would be waiting on the runway for him when he arrived at the small airport. Arriving at the nearly deserted airfield, he quickly spotted a small plane warming up its engine outside a hanger door. He jumped in, placed his camera bag on the floor, slammed the door shut and shouted, "Well come on, let's go." The pilot requested permission to take off, taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and rather shakily took off. Once they were airborne the photographer instructed the pilot to head south and fly as low as possible over the valley and said that they would be making several low passes so he could take pictures of the hillside that was ablaze. "But why would you want to do that"? asked the pilot. "Because I'm a news photographer for Sky News and I need to get some really close up shots of the fire." The pilot was silent for a while and then stammered, "So are you telling me that you're not my flying instructor after all"?

There is a saying, "Life is short, so always drink the good wine first."

Bulletin News

Corpus Christi Church both 5.15pm & 10.30am Masses: Sr. Maureen, Fr Pat and Mary will be holding a training session Tuesday evening 20th June at 7pm in Corpus Christi Church. This will be practical training for opening the church and advising where keys etc. are kept and also how to prepare the altar. If you would like to be involved, please come along to the meeting.

ST THERESA'S PRIMARY SCHOOL IS RECRUITING NEW FOUNDATION GOVERNORS FOR SEPTEMBER - practicing Catholics, appointed by the Bishop, to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school. If you would like to find out more about the role please speak to Fr Pat, or email the Chair,

Jacquie Smith & Daughter Helen Burrell are taking part in the 10k run in Leeds on the 9th July to raise money for St George's crypt. Sponsorship forms are available in St Theresa's and St Gregory's for your support. Thank You.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION Sunday 18th June Cathedral Church Of St Marie, Sheffield S1 2JB website:
The procession will begin at 3.00pm at the Cathedral and process through the City Centre, ending with benediction at the Cathedral.

Anne & Margaret took part in the Race for Life on 4th June. Sponsorship will be collected where possible after Mass at St Theresa's or can be left with Mary in the office. Our grateful thanks for everyone's generosity.

OSMOTHERLEY - The Pilgrimage of Reparation and Consecration takes place on SATURDAY 15th JULY. This includes Stations of the Cross, Exposition/Benediction and Mass. If interested in travelling by coach (cost
approximately £17), or for further information contact Catherine 07443534869.

BGT- We want to make sure everyone can get to and from the event at Corpus Primary School on the 9th July. With this in mind, we will put on two mini buses if there is sufficient interest. The transport is free of charge Depart at 10:55 am (for both pickups) Pickup outside Saint Gregory's and next to St Theresa's Church rear car park next to the bowling Green Depart at 10:55 am (for both pickups) Return between 3pm and 4pm.
If anyone wishes to use the mini bus please add your name to the form at the back of each church

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF UNFAILING HELP 19th - 27th June 2017 at Leeds Cathedral Cookridge Street Leeds LS2 6BE. Monday to Friday 6.15pm Saturday and Sunday 5.15pm.
Please see the poster in the Porch of each of the churches.

Parish Day for Life Vigil of Prayer & Petition: Saturday 17th June
St Theresa's 11.00am - 12.00 noon
Corpus Christi 4.30pm - 5.00pm
St Gregory's 5.45pm - 6.15pm

Sunday 18th June
Corpus Christi Church 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Hour of Prayer & Devotion for the Feast of Corpus Christi with Prayers & Devotions before the Blessed Sacrament for Day for Life with Benediction.


£25 356 P Salmon Diadem
£10 305 J Wilson Whitkirk
£5 465 A Wood Barwick
£5 065 M Fletcher Alexanders
£5 169 R Moverly Whitkirk

St Theresa�s Beaver Scouts: The Beaver Scouts have spare places that need to be filled. Are there any boys and girls between 6 and 8 years who may be interested in joining the Beavers for Fun and Excitement? Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7.15pm if interested call Nick on 07956-886917 or call in on Wednesday evening.

Leeds Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission is holding a workshop at St Benedict's Church on Saturday 24th June at 10.30am - 2.00 pm. The
theme is "The Live Simply Award". See poster and leaflets in each church porch.

CATHOLIC CARE Christmas Party Night at Leeds Crown Plaza on 25th November 7.30pm to late, tickets £27.50 available from or 0113 388 5400. All monies raised are for the Charity's crisis fund.

ST GREGORY�S RAINBOWS who meet at Grimes Dyke School have a few
vacancies. They meet on a Wednesday between 5.30 � 6.30pm. For more details contact Ruth on 2644911.

Brownies Tuesday evening 6pm � 7.15pm for years 7-10 years. There are places available. If interested call in or ring Nicola 07745631886

Summer Accommodation in London: Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea offer comfortable rooms in central London in July and August. Beautiful gardens and chapel. Rooms from £50 per night (including breakfast). Website:, Email: or Telephone: 020 7349 5600 (choose option 0).

FHC Thanksgiving Mass, Sunday 25th June 2.30pm at St Theresa's Church. Fr Pat invites all this year's FHC candidates and families to a Thanksgiving Mass followed by a party 3.30pm-5.30pm, in The Newman Centre. Please keep this date free. A separate letter will be sent out with full details.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Following the success of the Pilgrimage to Ripon Cathedral the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral have agreed to host the Diocese again this year. The pilgrimage will on Wednesday 18th October. More details later in the year.

Time to Talk: If you know of anyone who needs a sympathetic ear � perhaps they are lonely or have a family problem or money troubles � they can drop in for a cup of tea, a piece of cake and a chat with one of our trained volunteers. We�re in the Newman Centre each Friday afternoon from 2.00-4.00pm (except Good Friday). If you think you�d like to join us and become a listener please give us a call. Training is given and you need only commit to a couple of hours a month. Call Adrian on 07817388332 for details.

Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes 25th August � 1st September led by Fr Ghebreyesus. Booking forms now available. Cost sharing a twin room is �748.00 plus insurance (if required) �31 Single supplement �196. See poster in church and contact Mary home 2604699 or parish office 2645260. Booking is required asap.

Bulletin Items


It's for everyone, young and old!

Don't forget the Parish BIG GET TOGETHER is on Sunday 9th July. Parish outdoor Mass 12.00 noon in the grounds of Corpus Christi primary school, followed by (bring your own) picnic & fun & games.

With this year's theme we want to celebrate every aspect of OUR PARISH FAMILY.

Mass with the Anointing of the Sick Sunday 2nd July 2017 at 2.30pm

You are invited to the above Mass celebrated at St Theresa's Church Station Road, Cross Gates During the Mass the Sacrament of the Sick will be offered to all those who wish to receive.
The Mass will be followed by tea & cakes in the Newman Centre finishing at approximately 4.30pm.

Everyone is welcome.

Invitation letters have been sent to all the housebound know to the parish and on the clergy visiting list BUT if you know of anyone who is not known to us but would like to attend the Mass please pick up an invitation letter from the church porch and take it to them.

TEACHING IN THE TOWNSHIP: In July this year I am travelling to South Africa as a volunteer with the charity Mellon Educate to teach some of the most impoverished children in Cape Town. As the charity asks each volunteer to raise £2,000 I am asking if you would support me by donating to Mellon Educate Just giving - Mary Margaret Cohen - Teacher's Blitz. If you would like any information I will be delighted to speak to you and can be contacted at or 07450072154. Thank you so much and please keep me in your prayers.

LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS We have purchased 12 books for each of our three
churches. Please ask for one if needed.

Second Collection as laid down by the Diocese for Day for Life this weekend.

As Laid down by the Diocese there will be a Second Collection next weekend 24th/25th June for Peters Pence

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 18TH June 10.30am at Corpus Christi.

PPC Meeting 22nd June

* Youth & Family Ministry- Big Get Together Mass 9th July. - Final Arrangements
* Alpha course feedback
* First Holy Communion and Confirmation
* Refugee Crisis Next Step for the parish
* Refugee Week 19th - 25th June
* One World Week 22nd - 29th October - Multicultural Mass & Shared Meal
* Bishops Visitation 3rd / 4th June - Feedback
* Parish AGM - Saturday 23rd September - PPC Sub committee. Reports required
before the event - Finance - Parish - Pastoral - Schools - Groups
* Pilgrimage to Ripon Cathedral Wednesday 18th October
* Devotions in the Parish
* PPC Members to consider your future position for 2018
* Sacramental Celebration Follow-up - What happens next?

SVP Food Bank: Donations of Tinned & Packets of Foods such as Fish (Tuna & Salmon) - Meats - Vegetables - Tinned Chilli/curry Meals - Soups - Fruits - Rice Pudding - Tea/coffee/sugar - Fruit Juice - Biscuits - Chocolate -Toiletries - Can you Help By dropping an extra item or two in your shopping basket.
Also needed a Cat Basket to give or lend please contact the office on 2645260

MASS FOR THE FEAST OF ST BENEDICT AT FOUNTAINS ABBEY: The annual Mass for the feast of St Benedict will take place at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday 11th July 2017 celebrated by Very Reverend Canon Timothy Swinglehurst, Episcopal Vicar for Education. Please see the poster in Church for more details.

DIOCESE OF LEEDS � FOUNDATIONS IN FAITH: A Course of Catholic Faith Formation for catechists, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the catholic faith. The course incorporates the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) and begins at Hinsley Hall in September 2017. There will be an information evening about the course at Hinsley Hall on Tuesday 13th June from 7:00 � 8:30pm. To book a place or for further information please contact Emma on 0113 261 8040 or Please see poster for more details.

St Theresa's Church Cleaners: Team B 23rd June.


All children going to the toilet must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

Will the parents of the young children who are changing to serve Mass and need assistance please help them. Please do not leave it to other adults.


If you are thinking of getting married in any of our churches at least 6 months' notice must be given. This will enable the couple's preparation and the necessary paper work to be completed

Gluten Free Hosts

There is a supply of hosts in each church. Should you need one of the hosts consecrating please make yourself known to the priest before Mass starts.

Mass Offerings

If you wish a Mass to be said on a certain date for a special intention then we ask you to please give 12 weeks' notice.


LIFE: Pregnant?
Need to talk? Life will help. Ring


Please pray for the repose of
David Devaney who has died recently and for Stephen Flanagan, Marlene Foster Bernard McLoughlin, Lee Mitchell, Gerard O'Neil, Canon Sean Durgan, Marie Humphrey & John Higgins whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Mass Intentions received:
For Lately Deceased:

David Devaney

For Anniversaries:
Keith Roberts, Canon Sean Durgan, Mary Holborn and Susan & Jim Andrews

For other Intentions:

Please Pray for All Who Are Sick, including,
Mark Ashworth ,Lesley Barnes Joshua Barrow (12 years), Susan Boggs, Joan Brown, Jack Denison, Julie & Mark Digings, Christine Flynn ,Martin Flynn, Peter Foy, Ted Fryer, Claire Gafney, Maria Grogan, Peter Hanlon, Josh Harland, Barbara Hayes, Shirley Hesellton, Mr Howell, John, Veronica Kear-Brown, Tony Kearney, Margaret Kelly, Joe Markham, Anita Mason, Elsa McGee, Jean McGuire, Mary Meehan, Teresa Moses, Molly Neal, Onella Nicholas, Beryl Oakes, Tina Parker, Terry Pickles, Elijah Robinson (Baby), Michael Ruane, Scott Summers Jnr. (2years old), Deborah Tree, Pat Walker, Maureen Walsh, Bridget Warren Eileen Winn.

New names will be added in alphabetical order and highlighted for the first week.

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