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12th March 2017 - 2nd Sunday of Lent

posted 9 Mar 2017, 10:36 by Veronica Yarwood



H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Rev. Philip O’Brien R.I.P.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. People of Parish

Family Fast Collection


MON. 13th March            Weekday of Lent  No Mass


TUES. 14th  March           Weekday of Lent 

               H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention George Price N.B.F.


WED. 15th March             Weekday of Lent            

H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. James McQue R.I.P.


THURS. 16th March        Weekday of Lent            

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Private Intention


FRI. 17th March               St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Canon Laurence Hollis R.I.P.


SAT. 18th March                              Weekday of Lent /St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Private Intention


Tues.                     6.00p.m. Hw. Lent Course Methodist Chapel

Wed.                     11.30a.m. Hw. Frugal Lunch Holy Cross

                              7.00p.m. Men’s Forum see over

                              7.00p.m. Minsteracres Station Mass

Thurs.                   3.30p.m. Hw. Messy Church












Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

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


Collections 5th March 2017

H.B. £135.38p; Lenten Alms £125.77p; 200 Club £24.00.

Hw. £165.60p; Lenten Alms £76.10p.


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.


Diocesan Partnership Lenten Station Masses Weds. 7p.m.

Wed. 15th March St. Elizabeth’s Minsteracres:


Hw. Men's Forum

Wed.  15th March  Methodist Church Hall 7p.m. Price £8 per head.

Speaker: Brian Higgs; Topic: “Yesterday’s Motoring”


The Human Person: A Bioethical Word

Francis Etheredge, author, noticed one of his quotes in our bulletin (Sun. 8th Jan.) and has sent us notification of his latest composition

as above. Married with eleven children, three of whom are in heaven he is a writer and speaker.



Asylum Seekers

Receipt for cash  donations (Feb.) £45 on Notice Board.


Hw. Messy Church

Theme: Mothering Sunday;  Volunteers welcome.


Woman’s World day of Prayer

A big Thank You to all who helped and supported this event especially Methodist church for hosting.


Magazine Rack – Just In

Missionaries of Africa.


Family Fast Collection

In aid of Cafod providing a ‘Fish’ to pay for  education.


Antiphon – A Mass for All Seasons

Sat. 18th March 7.30p.m. Holy Cross. See Notice Board.


Hw.  Churches Together in Lent

Lent Meetings – See Poster

Tues.  6p.m. Methodist Chapel All welcome.


Lenten Resources

On website. A book is also provided for daily readings during Lent.


Hw. Stations of the Cross

Thurs. 9.15a.m. Holy Cross


Hw. Bible Study

Suns. 3.30p.m. Holy Cross except March 19th


Allen Valleys Churches Together Lent Groups

Christ and the Chocolaterie - a lent course by Hilary Bland based on the film 'Chocolat'  4 groups will run for 5weeks as follows

Catton  Mondays            1.30pm contact Ann Potter 683050
Allendale Wednesday    
1.30pm contact Sylvia Milburn 683237

Allenheads Thursday      1.30pm contact Joan Ridley 685226

Allendale Thursday         7.00pm contact Jon Russell 618607


Christian Aid Week 14th – 21st May

Tues. 21st March. Meeting in Methodist Lounge 2.30p.m. to plan Christian Aid collection. All welcome.


Diocesan Matters

Vacancies – see Notice Board;


Easter Cards

A.O.S. booklet  at back on church. One of the hardest things seafarers face when they go to sea is having to cope with long periods of isolation and loneliness. 

Why not support them by sending an Easter card with a message like “you are in our prayers” and give it to Editor who will pass it on.

Lenten Prayer

Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ fasted

forty days in the wilderness,

and was tempted as we are,

yet without sin:

give us grace to discipline

ourselves in obedience

to your Spirit;

and, as you know our weakness,

so may we know

your power to save;

through Jesus Christ

your Son our Lord.







Next Sunday 19th March 3rd Sunday of Lent

1.00p.m. Hw. Baptism of Charlee Anne Donnelly