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15th March 2015 - 4th Sunday of Lent

posted 15 Mar 2015, 01:53 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle   [ updated 15 Mar 2015, 06:07 by StJohns Annitsford ]

BULLETIN 696

    H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. People of the Parish
    Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. Deceased of Dunne & Cook Families

MON. 16th March Weekday of Lent
        No Mass
TUES.17th March St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland
        H.B. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Rev. Michael Melia R.I.P.
WED. 18th March Weekday of Lent
        H.B. MASS 9.00a.m. Intention Ad Dantis
THURS. 19th March St. Joseph, Husband of B.V.M.
        Hw. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Sr. M. Josepha
FRI. 20th March St. Cuthbert, Patron of the Diocese
        Hw. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Northern Brethren
SAT. 21st March Weekday of Lent
        Hw. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Jackie Healy R.I.P.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tues. H.B. 7.00p.m. Lent Course
Wed. N.B. Mass time
Thurs.    Hw. 3.00p.m. Messy Church
            Hw. 7.00p.m. Lent Course

Welcome to all our visitors

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

Collections for 8th March

    H.B. £143.20p; Cafod £20; Photocopying £5; Papers £78.30p;
    Hw. £167.20p; Hall Hire £15.

Hw. Sunday Liturgy Rota

Rota for Sunday Liturgy readings and offertory now on parish website which should prove helpful for those anticipating reading the list in preparation for the Mass.

Hw. Prayer Leaflet at Candle labra.

The candle prayer at the candle labra reminds us of the symbol of lighting a candle.

C.T. Hw. Prayer Group

Meeting Mondays 10.30a.m. at Holy Cross Church. We pray for local issues as well as individual prayer requests. We hope you will join us.

Hw. Churches Together Lent Meetings

Thurs. 19th March, venue: Methodist Church; 7.00p.m..
All welcome,

Hw. Messy Church

This month’s theme: Noah. Volunteers appreciated:

3.30p.m. – 5.30p.m. www.facebook.com/HaltwhistleMessyChurch

CAFOD Lent Appeal

Donations to the Lent 2015 appeal will be matched by the UK Government. This support helps bring safety, security and hope to those living in Myanmar (formally known as Burma). for instance.

Each £1 given will be matched by the Gov. from 18th Feb. – 17th May up to the value of £3.5 million.

The CAFOD Shop. shop.cafod.org.uk.

Hw. Lenten Frugal Lunches

Every Wed. throughout Lent from 11.30a.m. – 1.30p.m. in Methodist hall. Choice of soup, roll, cheese and biscuits. Donation minimum £2. All proceeds to Christian Aid which is part of a wider movement for social justice.

First Communion

Please pray for H.B. Tom; Dan and Hw. Freya as they prepare for their First Holy Communion on Easter Sunday.

Preparing for the Election

Sat. 18th April 2.00p.m. – 4.00p.m. The Parliamentary Candidates for the Hexham Constituency.

Venue: Lower School Hall, Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham

Easter Afternoon Tea

Fri. 27th March, St. Wilfrid’s Church 1.00p.m. – 4.00p.m.

Cake stall, Tombola, Raffle. All welcome.

In aid of Hw. Chamber of Trade Christmas lights.

Good Fri. Procession of Witness

3rd April 10.00a.m. from St. Wilfrid’s .

Magazine Rack – Just In

Weavings March; News & Events in the Diocese; Africa;

Housing Justice.

The Human cost of conflict in Israel/Palestine and Syria

Saturday March 21st, 11.00am St Mary’s Centre, Hencotes, Hexham,

What more can the UK Government, the EU and campaign groups do to generate movement towards a ‘Just Peace’?

Present: Guy Opperman MP, Rev Brian Brown of Kairos Britain.  All Welcome.

Points to Ponder

What are your joys and hopes of marriage and family life today?
What are your struggles and fears of marriage and family life today?
How can we better understand marriage as a vocation?
How does your marriage enrich you?
How does your family life enrich you?
In what way, through the abiding presence of God, is your family “salt of the earth and light to the world” and a place of and for handing on our faith?
Any views/suggestions in preparation for Family Synod to Fr. Pyle as soon as possible.

Fourth Sunday of Lent Mediation

John 3:v.14-21

Do you believe that God sent his Son into the world not to condemn you but to save you?

What difference does it make to know that God does not blame you for the death of his Son but desires that you should live freely and fully because of this gift to the world?

You might like to spend some time today with a crucifix or, if your church is open, in the quiet with the Blessed Sacrament. Pray with these world and think of the love God has lavished on humanity but the love and sacrifice of Jesus.

Source 2015 Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Spirituality Team

A Mother’s Day Prayer

Lord of all pots and pans and things
Make me a saint by getting meals
And washing up the plates!

Br. Lawrence of the Resurrection.

Next Sunday 22nd March – 5th Sunday of Lent

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