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11th Dec. 2016 - 3rd Sunday of Advent

posted 9 Dec 2016, 03:46 by Veronica Yarwood



H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. People of the Parish

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m.


MON. 12th Dec.                 Weekday of Advent/Our Lady of Guadeloupe No Mass


TUES. 13th Dec.                               St. Lucy H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Rev. Terence Kerr R.I.P.


WED.14th  Dec.                St. John of the Cross H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Edward V. Marron R.I.P.


THURS.15th Dec.              Weekday of Advent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Gerard McElhannon R.I.P.


FRI.16th  Dec.                    Weekday of Advent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Francis Dunne


SAT. 17th Dec.                   Weekday of Advent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Oswin Moody



Tues.                     7.00p.m. H/ham St. Mary’s Penitential Service

Wed.                     3.30p.m. H.B. Messy Church

Thurs.                   3.30p.m. Hw. Messy Church



Welcome to all our visitors

 Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

Diocesan Website: www.rcdhn.org.uk/parishsites.htm



Collections for: 4th Dec.

H.B. £159.60p; Advent Alms £154.83p; Priest Training Fund £20;

Hw. £131.50p; Advent Alms £87.60p; Hall Hire £15;

Christmas Fair £1,429.40p.


Hw. Prayer Meeting

Mon. 10.30a.m. Holy Cross Church. Praying for local issues, world issues and individual requests; giving thanks for the joys of life.

All welcome.


Christmas Fair

Well done to all who contributed; supported; helped in any way.


Magazine Rack – Just In

Missionaries of Africa White Fathers;  Far East; Northern Star Travel.


Calendar 2017

Columban Fathers. Please feel free to take.


Messy Church

Next Thurs. Helpers needed – last before new year.


Hw. Advent Bible Series

This series held in Methodist chapel during Dec. at 2.30p.m. is proving very popular not least due to the refreshments provided. All welcome.


Asylum Seekers

Next collection Christmas Day or before for usual donations.

 All contributions gratefully accepted.

The Weavings

The Dec. edition from the diocesan Dept. for Spirituality is now on Notice Board.




Christmas Day Special

Sun. 25th Dec. Methodist Hall 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.

Everyone, not just elderly people on their own but also families are invited. Refreshments Mince Pies; Soup; buffet and full Christmas Dinner. Queen’s Speech 3.15p.m. Please let Ellen Walton Hw. Partnership know by Tues. 20th Dec. for catering.

If there will be children coming they can let Santa know.

 Phone 01434 321242. See Poster


Hw. Christmas Carols in the Hospital

Wed. 21st at 2.30pm.


Hw. Father Pyle’s Homily Today

Now on web.


John Nixon’s Christmas exhibition

This month’s Northern Cross features John’s wooden carvings which are lovingly made to benefit the Asylum Seekers Fund.


Results of Hw. Parish Election

Chair: Sue Moorhouse; Vice Chair Pat Peace.


Forward Together in Hope Update

Once the partnership proposals have been reviewed they are sent to Bishop Seamus and his advisors, who will meet from Jan. 17th – 20th to look at them. In the meantime as we wait in hope let us continue to pray for our diocese. Fr. Jim Okeefe


Quote of the Week

God does not have any grandchildren – only children. Joan Appleby




Live Among Us This Advent


Lord, there are so

many things to be

done for Christmas,

people to visit, cards to be sent,

presents to be bought.


Bless us all, our family and friends,

as we prepare to give thanks

for your coming to live

among us, by which

you have called us to

our true destiny.

Amen.                        Columban Missionaries






Next Sunday 18th Dec. – 4th Sunday of Advent

6.00p.m. H.B. Churches Together Carol Service Methodist Chapel