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18th Dec. 2016 - 4th Sunday of Advent

posted 16 Dec 2016, 11:18 by Veronica Yarwood



H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Rev. James Hardy R.I.P.

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


MON. 19th  Dec.                               Weekday of Advent  No Mass


TUES.20th Dec.                Weekday of Advent  H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Rev. Herbert Armstrong R.I.P.


WED. 21st  Dec.                Weekday of Advent/St. Peter Canisius

H.B. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention  Holy Souls


THURS. 22nd Dec.            Weekday of Advent  Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Private Intention


FRI.23rd  Dec.                    Weekday of Advent/St. John of Kanty 

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Robert Elliott


SAT. 24th Dec.                   Weekday of Advent  Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Revv. Cahill & Carey R.I.P.




Tonight           6.00p.m. H.B. C.T. Carol Service Methodist Chapel

Tues.                     7.30p.m. H.B. Advent Study Group

Methodist Chapel

Wed.                     10.30p.m. H.B. Church Cleaning

                              2.00p.m. H.B. Messy Church Planning

                              2.30p.m. Hw. Churches Together Carol Singing

 in Hospital


Welcome to all our visitors


Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

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


Collections for: 11th Dec. 2016

H.B. £127.80p; Hw. £109.50p; Hall Hire £15:


Grateful Thanks

To Rev. Stephen Purnell who celebrated Mass at St. Wilfrid’s last Sunday.


Hw. Prayer Meeting

Prayer meeting recommences Mon. 9th Jan.


Messy Church

A total of 80 children took part in the last meeting of the year. A Big Thank You to all who supported this event especially the helpers.


Asylum Seekers – Collection Christmas Day

Next monthly collection due next Sunday. Tea; tinned meat (corned beef please) tinned fish (tuna or sardines in oil please) and nappies. The project currently has over 550 clients from 47 countries. See Notice Board.

 All contributions gratefully accepted.



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. Advent Bible Series

Tues. 20th Dec. 2.30p.m. Methodist chapel. Last in series.

All welcome refreshments provided.


Christmas Church Services in St. John of Beverley Deanery

See church website under ‘Christmas Liturgy’.


Forward together in Hope

Wanted – A Communicator .

We are looking for someone who understands and uses social media  such as facebook, whatsap, twitter etc.

This will enable communication between churches in the hub to spread information and news. Anyone who is interested should contact

Sue Moorhouse. suemoorhouse@hotmail.com


Messy  Church

We will have a planning meeting on Thursday, 5th January at 2.00pm for the Messy Church on 19th January. We are also to have a meeting on Thursday, 12th January at 2.00pm at which we hope to review our past approach and our future strategy for Messy Church and our work with children, this will be open to all who share an interest, including parents and Messy Church helpers.


Parish Website – Nov.

122 people searched site; 92 people looked; 4 asked for directions.


The Sacrament of Confession

Fr. Pyle is available for anyone who wishes to partake in the Sacrament of Penance over the Christmas period.


Tackling last taboo – dying

The Catholic Church in England has brought the medieval manuscript – the Art of Dying - into the digital age with website aimed at helping terminally ill people and their loved ones deal with death. www.artofdyingwell.org.


Quote of the week

If knowledge counts for nothing and everything is a matter of opinion, we’re all experts and no one can persuade us otherwise.

Mark Thompson.


The Midnight Clear


And man, at war with man, hears not

The love song which they bring:

O hush the noise, ye men of strife,

And hear the angels sing!


                              It Came Upon the Midnight Clear



Next Sunday 25th Dec. The Nativity of the Lord

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

11.00a.m. Hw. People of Parish