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13th March 2016 - 5th Sunday of Lent

posted 12 Mar 2016, 13:23 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle



H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. James Hedge R.I.P.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. People of the Parish


MON. 14th March            No Mass


TUES. 15th March            Weekday of Lent H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Northern Brethren Fund ‘16


WED. 16th March             Weekday of Lent H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. John Campbell R.I.P.


THURS. 17th March         St. Patrick Apostle of Ireland

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention  Canon Laurence Hollis R.I.P.


FRI. 18th March               Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. John Gannon


SAT. 19th March               St. Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Hw. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Sr. M. Josepha




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

                              7.30p.m. H.B. C.T. Lent Course Methodist Chapel

Wed.                     5.30p.m. Minsteracres Deanery Conference

                              7.00p.m. Minsteracres Penitential Service

Fri.                        2.30p.m. Hw. C.T. Lent Service St. Wilfrid’s



Welcome to all our visitors

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


Collections for: 6th March

H.B. £84.20p; 200 Club £72; Women’s World Day Prayer £92.50p

Hw. £106.10p; Lenten Alms £61.30p; Hall Hire £35;

Leap Year Raffle £64.


Year of Mercy

In this year of Mercy we are invited to support the Churches Together Lenten services. See over.


 Hw. C.T. Prayer Group

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.


White Flower Appeal 2016

Received with thanks £135 for this worthy appeal. John Smeaton National Director

Diocesan Job Vacancies

Lay Co-ordinator Development Officer/Data Analyst/Manager. See poster on Notice Board.


The Devil’s Passion

16th March St. Mary’s Cathedral N/castle. 7.30p.m.

A Pit Theatre production. Bookings 0800 411 8881. Pauline Bookshop.


Magazine Rack – Just In

Housing Justice; Far East; Alive; EWTN TV programmes March;


Hw. Syrian Appeal

Hw. is contributing to a second container for the Refugee Aid Network charity. Particularly needed: long-life food; tinned food; flour, rice, pasta, bottled water; pain killers; antiseptic cream. Drop items off Thurs./Sats. 10.00a.m. Whistle Artstop.


Muslims and Lent

A Muslim youth group in Leeds is giving up treats during Lent out of solidarity with their Christian friends. Muslims4Lent.


Stations of the Cross

It was the Franciscans who introduced the ‘Stations of the Cross’ to the Liturgy which are now used as a form of meditation and reflection during Lent and Holy Week.

·       Hw. Holy Cross each Thurs. during Lent 9.15a.m.

All Welcome.


Corporal Works of Mercy

Knitting for Dementia Patients Ward 2/3/4 H/ham General

Please donate the following materials i.e. Wool; Cotton; Nylon; Denim; Fur fabric; Polyester; Silk; Ribbons; Beads; Tassels; Buttons etc.

People with dementia often find it calming to have something to keep their hands busy. See Poster back of church; speak to Editor.


World Youth Day – Krakow – 25th July – 1st Aug.

The diocese is planning a pilgrimage, led by Bishop Seamus, for young people aged 18-30 years. Details Youth Village, www.ymt.org.


Hw. Display of Christening Robes

25th March for one week at Holy Cross.


Minsteracres Holy Week

See poster on Notice Board.


Singing for your Soul

Fri. 1st April – Sun. 3rd April. Minsteracres. See Poster.


Pancakes versus Jesus

Kevin 5 and Ryan 3 were arguing over who would get the first pancake.

Mother: If Jesus were sitting here he would ‘Let me brother have the first pancake, I can wait’.

Ryan: ‘You be Jesus Kevin’.


Details of Holy Week Services

Now on Webpage.


Regret no bulletin next week. Editor



“Let us bring to Christ’s Cross

Our Joys, our suffering and our failures.

There we will find a Heart that is open to us and understands us,

Forgives us,

Loves us and calls us to bear

This love in our lives,

To love each person”


Pope Francis, Stations of the Cross with young people July 2013





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