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19th Nov. 2017 - 33rd Sunday of the Year

posted 17 Nov 2017, 06:46 by Veronica Yarwood



H.B. MASS 9.30a.m.  Neville Edwards R.I.P.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. People of Parish


MON. 20th Nov.                Weekday/St. Edmund

11.30a.m. Requiem Mass Neville Edwards

12.45p.m. N/c Crematorium


TUES. 21st Nov.                Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary

 H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention  Bill Hadaway R.I.P.


WED. 22nd  Nov.                              St. Cecilia H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Private


THURS. 23rd Nov.            Weekday/St. Clement/St. Columban

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Holy Soulsoly SoulsH


FRI. 24th Nov.                   St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Canon John Vincent Smith R.I.P.


SAT. 25th Nov.                   Weekday/St. Catherine of Alexandria

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Francis Jennings R.I.P.


Tues.      3.00p.m. Hw. Churches Together Methodist Lounge










Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk


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


Collections: 12th Nov.

H.B. £86.75p; Priests Training Fund £20; Hw. £220.11p.

H.B. £86.75p; Priests Training Fund £20


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.


Hw. Asylum Seekers 29th Oct.

Due next Sun. Collection of tea, tinned meat (corned beef please,) tinned fish (tuna or sardines in oil please) and nappies and cash donations much appreciated. Also requests for men’s toiletries.


Hw. Messy  Church

Thanks to all who volunteered help at this recent event.


H.B. Traidcraft Christmas Cards

Trade & Sharing Fair stall today. Proceeds to CAFOD, Christian Aid & SCIAF


Advent 2017

Keep Calm & be prepared

Reading the Gospel for Advent. Details on diocesan website.


Christmas Cards

Charity cards – see magazine rack.


Galilee Talks Continue

Sat. 25th Nov. 11a.m. Nativity Scenes by Dr. Stefano Cracolici

See Poster. All welcome at St. Mary’s H/ham.

St Wilfrid's Christmas Fair

And Coffee Morning Sat. 2nd Dec. Hw. Methodist Hall. 


Partnership Carol Service
Sun. 17
th Dec. 4:30p.m. St. Mary’s H/ham. All welcome.


Today National Youth Day of Prayer

“Every young person has something to say to others. He or she has something to say to adults, something to say to priests, sisters, bishops and even the pope. All of us need to listen to you!” Pope Francis.


Today World Day of the Poor 2017

Pope Francis asked the entire Catholic community worldwide to observe the World Day of the Poor for the first time today.


Breakfast Worship at Hw. Methodist Church.

Tues. 28th Nov Rev. Alex Methodist minister is holding Bible study. All welcome.

Hw. Churches Together Advent Service

Sun.  3rd Dec.  Holy Cross 6pm Fr Pyle to preach. All welcome.


Men’s Forum

Wed. 6th Dec. 7p.m. Methodist Hall. Speaker Mr. Brian Higgs;

“Yesterday Shopping”. Contact Pat Peace 01434320471



Sat. 2nd Dec. Mass in thanksgiving for 80 years service in UK 3.30p.m. St. Jospeh’s Gateshead. See Notice Board.


The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Thurs. 30th Nov. 7.30p.m. presented by Highlights at Holy Cross.


Film Night at Holy Cross

Fri. 1st Dec. “The 39 Steps”. All welcome haggis buns & coffee.





Towards Aging and Dying


……. and then last night I began to think that

dying is making love with God,

the consummation after a lifetime of flirtations,

encounters, meet­ings in the dark,

and constant yearning, longing,

and sense of loneliness that does

make one insane for the light.


 I reflected on the Song of Songs

and thought that it could be an

analogy of how I see dying,

not necessarily as the

body's disintegration and demise,

but rather as the entire transition

that I was born destined to make.


I think of my life as a love story with

its ups and downs like any love story,

 but always going in the direction of God

 with the finality of death being the wedding

 of the love between God and myself

after a lifetime betrothal.


after Fr. Ronald Rolheiser




Next Sunday 26th Nov. Our Lord Jesus Christ The King

Day of Prayer for our Young Folk

Collection for Catholic Youth