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1st May 2016 - 6th Sunday of Easter

posted 28 Apr 2016, 11:20 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle



Day of Special Prayer for Human Work

Collection for Ukraine


H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Andrew Damian Hornsby R.I.P.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. People of Parish


MON. 2nd May                  St. Athanasius No Mass


TUES. 3rd May                  Ss Philip & James Apostles Weekday

               H.B. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Harding Poor


WED. 4th May                   The English Martyrs Weekday

H.B. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Bates


THURS. 5th May               Weekday of Easter Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Hugh McNeil R.I.P.


FRI. 6th May                    Weekday of Easter Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Joseph Moloney R.I.P.


SAT. 7th May                     Weekday of Easter/St. John of Beverley

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention People of Parish



Wed.                Hw. 7.00p.m. Men’s Forum

Thurs.              Polling Day





Welcome to all our visitors


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


Collections for: 24th April

H.B. £101.10p; Little Sisters £25; Flowers £10.

Hw. £121.84p; Hall Hire £30.


Magazine Rack – Just In

St. Pauls Multimedia Centres


Diocesan Festival 2016

Sat. 25th & Sun. 26th June. Annual event Youth Village. Theme: ‘Limitless Love: making all things new’ celebration of faith for all ages with inspiring speakers for all. festival@diocesehn.org.uk


Hw. Men’s Forum

Speaker: Steve Wrightson. Topic: "Wildlife Photography".

Methodist Hall on 4th May at 7.00pm dinner followed up by talk.


Voices of Mercy

Wed. 25th May 7.00p.m. Visit the Sick See poster back of church.


Thinking of Fostering

Tues. 17th May 12noon – 4pm. Central Station Newcastle. See poster.



Vatican  II: As I saw it: Speaker: Fr Cuthbert Johnson

Saturday 7th  May 2016, 11.00am @ Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Hencotes, Hexham, NE46 2EB

Refreshments will be served from 10.30am. All welcome.


Confession is not dead

Cardinal Vincent Nichols announced that Confession has increased “dramatically” in the Year of Mercy. Pope Francis says: “The Lord never gets tired of forgiving us. It is we who get tired of asking for forgiveness.”


Prayer Novena – Thy Kingdom Come

In response to the call of the Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop Sentamu of York, there will be a prayer Novena called Thy Kingdom Come from Ascension Thursday to Pentecost – 8th -15th  May – for the re-evangelisation of Britain. 

We have been invited to take part .There are to be 6 Beacon Cathedrals in England as focal points for prayer.  Durham Cathedral is one of these and the final prayer liturgy will be there on Pentecost Sunday 15th May at 7pm. 

This is a free event, but for planning purposes tickets do need to be booked through the website: http://thykingdom.co.uk/.

Bishop Seamus is anxious that we are well represented so book your ticket and let us be seen to pray together.

From 8th to 15th there will be prayer spaces set apart in the Cathedral for this intention.  You might be able to visit during that week or pray in your own church communities.  During the Novena a prayer event will be held each day in the Galilee Chapel focusing on the Northern Saints.


2016 Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Support needed: Young people encouraged to help out this year – over 180 young people travelled last year this year the pilgrimage clashes with World Youth Day. Bursaries available.

Fr Peter Stott at St Robert’s Church, Morpeth on 01670 513410 or email lourdes@rcdhn.org.uk.


Minsteracres Retreat House restoration project is now underway. Installation of lift, summer 2015; installation of first floor bathrooms, winter 2015/16. Work in progress to continue e.g. refurbishing bedrooms.


Note from Editor

Hopefully next week’s bulletin will be printed as usual following ‘walkies’. Please pray for Ministeracres and for the two walking.





Day of Special Prayer for Human Work


O Lord, my God,
Creator and Ruler of the universe,
it is Your
Will that human beings accept the duty
of work.
May the work I do bring growth in this
to me
and those I love and help to extend the Kingdom of Christ.
Give all persons work that draws them to You
and to each other in cheerful service.
I unite all my work with the
Sacrifice of Jesus

in the
that it may be pleasing to You and give You
I beg Your
upon all my efforts.
With Saint
as my example and guide,
help me to do the work You have asked
and come to the reward You have prepared.









 Next Sunday The Ascension of the Lord

World Communications Day

(Special collection to be taken later)

Columban Sisters Mission Appeal