John Henry Newman Parish Festival
September 22 @ 6:00 am - September 26 @ 7:00 pm
Sun 22 September – Pilgrimage to Newman’s Shrine at the Birmingham Oratory
Mon 23 September – Talk 1: Newman and the Sacraments: a guide to the place of Sacraments in our lives (Fr Dennis Cassidy, Diocese of Leeds) 19.00-20.00, St Theresa’s Church, Crossgates
Tues 24 September -Talk 2: Newman & Vocation: A guide to discovering our calling in life (Fr Richard Duffield, York Oratory) 19.00-20.00, St Theresa’s Church, Crossgates
Wed 25 September – Talk 3: Newman & Our Times: A guide to 21st Century Mission (Mgr Prof Rod Strange, St Mary’s University, London), 19.00-20.00, St Theresa’s Church, Crossgates
Thur 26 September – Pontifical Mass of Thanksgiving & Veneration of Relic with Bishop Marcus, animated by school choirs, and followed by Faith Supper: 19.00, Corpus Christi Church, Halton Moor
An additional post-canonisation Come and Sing the Dream of Gerontius event will be held on Sunday afternoon, 20 October. Led by the Diocese of Leeds Music Department, this will be a unique opportunity for singers of all abilities to participate in a ‘scratch choir’ workshop which will conclude in an informal performance of choruses from Newman’s epic poem set to music by Elgar. It will be held in the magnificent Corpus Christi Church, Halton Moor. Further details about this event will be circulated nearer the time.