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15th Oct. 2017 - 28th Sunday of the Year

posted 14 Oct 2017, 11:17 by Veronica Yarwood


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

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m.  Rev. Paul McDermott R.I.P.


MON. 16th  Oct.                 Weekday/St. Hedwig/

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque  No Mass


TUES. 17th  Oct.                               St. Ignatis of Antioch  H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Holy Souls


WED. 18th Oct.                 St. Luke Evangelist  H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention People of the Parish


THURS. 19th Oct.             Weekday Hw.  MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Godfrey Bryce R.I.P.


FRI. 20th Oct.                    Weekday Hw.  MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Joseph Marren R.I.P.


SAT. 21st Oct.                    Weekday Hw.  MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Thomas Cass R.I.P.


Wed.                     7.00p.m. H/ham Heavenfield Meeting

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 8th Oct.

H.B. £127.20p; Cafod Harvest Fast £149.12p; Votive Candles £48.30p;

Hw. £131; Cafod Harvest Fast £90.88p; Hall Hire £30.


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.


Magazine Rack – Advent & Christmas

Advent & Christmas Redemporist; Africa; The St. Barnabas Society;

Just peace Pax Christi.



Hw. Messy  Church

Helpers needed from 3.00 p.m. onwards.


Appeal from Tynedale Foodbank

With Universal Credit benefits causing delays, this is a reminder to support our local food banks in the lead up to Christmas.


Romero Mass 

22nd Oct. 10.00a.m. St. Mary’s H/ham. Commerating 100 years since birth of  Archbishop Romero.


The Art of Accompaniment by Bill Huebasch

Thurs. 26th Oct. 10.00a.m. Sunderland Marriott Hotel.  Venue changed to above due to large numbers booking. See Notice Board.


One World Week

Fri. 27th Oct. 7pm Methodist Hall. Speaker Patricia Devlin from Cafod Theme:  Good Neighbours.


Churches Together Coffee Lite

Sat. 28th Oct. 9.30a.m. Methodist Hall cakes, raffle proceeds for Cafod.

All welcome


Diocesan and other Job Vacancies

See Notice Board.


Celebrate North East 4th  – 5th Nov.

A Catholic Charismatic Weekend Conference. Theme:  Seek First His Kingdom. Venue St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy. See leaflets.

Resurrection of Hope

Nov. 3rd – 4th  at Minsteracres Retreat Centre.

Exploring a Just Peace in Palestine & Israel. See Poster



The Christine Tobin Songbird Trio

Holy Cross Church Hw. 4th Nov. 7.30p.m.


Hw. Open Forum Wed. 8th Nov.

Speaker Mr.Michael Sadgrove retired Dean of  Durham Cathedral. Theme: "A life in the day of a Dean of Durham Cathedral".

Venue: Methodist Hall 7.00p.m. meal first. £8.00 per head including the meal. Contact Pat Peace 01434320471 a.s.a.p.


CAFOD and Rohingya Crisis

You can donate directly to CAFOD at cafod.org.uk/RohingyaCrisis or by calling 0500 85 88 85.


Christmas Cards

Charity cards – see magazine rack.

St Wilfrid's Christmas Fair

And Coffee Morning Sat. 2nd Dec. Hw. Methodist Hall.  Please start collecting items for the raffle, tombola and gift stall for this, our main fundraising event.  A meeting after Mass will be held in the near future so that we can share our ideas.  Many thanks, Sheila.


Minsteracres Appeal

To boost income the retreat centre is appealing for financial support from pledges through regular giving. See Notice Board for details.


St. Wilfrid’s Website – update

1,048 people found the website to date. 4 asked for directions in August.


Asylum Update – Justice & Peace Refugee Project

Over 400 active asylum seekers come for help to

the Deaf Centre in Newcastle.

They represent 50 countries the largest number at present are from Eritrea, Sudan and Iran. (see notice board)


Over the 16 years since the project opened the volunteers have evolved as needs demand. Currently they are under pressure due to increased numbers. Every month they register 20-25 new people.

Support is given by donor parishes/ schools and clients get a food bag each week.


Currently 45 volunteers cover 1,2, or 3 days each week. and they distribute over 200 bags which equates to over 80,000 food items yearly.

Over 100 items of clothing each week is distributed.


Destitute Asylum Fund

A separate account is dedicated to help this project,  currently  paying £25 per month to each of  140 clients.. Cash from this fund comes as donations from parishes, individuals, clergy and fund raising.

More information see newsletter on notice board.



Next Sunday  22nd Oct. – 29th Sunday of the Year

Mission Sunday; Collection for the Missions

22-28th One World Week.