To celebrate the imminent canonisation of their patron (and change of name!), the parish of Blessed John Henry Newman in East Leeds is holding a series of events which are open to all. The parish is one of just three parishes in the UK (the other two being in Warrington and High Wycombe) to be named after Cardinal Newman who will be declared a saint in Rome on 13th October. According to Festival Coordinator, Deacon Henry Longbottom: "The hope is that Festival will illuminate the many aspects of this intriguing soon-to-be saint and help us appreciate the relevance of Newman to our current age".
Monday 23 September - Talk 1: Newman and the Sacraments: a guide to the place of Sacraments in our lives (Fr Dennis Cassidy, Diocese of Leeds) 7-8pm, St Theresa's Church, Crossgates LS15 7JY
Tuesday 24 September -Talk 2: Newman & Vocation: A guide to discovering our calling in life (Fr Richard Duffield, York Oratory) 7-8pm, St Theresa's Church, Crossgates LS15 7JY
Wednesday 25 September - Talk 3: Newman & Our Times: A guide to 21st Century Mission (Mgr Prof Rod Strange, St Mary's University, London), 7-8pm, St Theresa's Church, Crossgates LS15 7JY
Thursday 26 September - Pontifical Mass of Thanksgiving & Veneration of Relic with Bishop Marcus, animated by school choirs, and followed by Faith Supper: 7pm, Corpus Christi Church, Halton Moor LS9 0HD
Sunday 20 October 2019 - Dream of Gerontius Come & Sing Workshop exploring choruses from Elgar's masterpiece based on the poem written by Cardinal Newman. Led by Tom Leech, inspiring Director of the Diocese of Leeds Singing Programme. Professional soloists will sing the roles of Gerontius, the Priest and the Angel. 2-5pm, Corpus Christi Church, Halton Moor LS9 0HD. ADVANCE RESERVATION BEFORE 11 OCTOBER IS ESSENTIAL. To book a place contact 0113 2645260 or email [email protected]
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