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20th Dec. 2015 - 4th Sunday of Advent

posted 19 Dec 2015, 08:21 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle   [ updated 2 Jan 2016, 12:57 by Jerry Laidler ]


H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Kathleen Dorward R.I.P.

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


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

 No Mass


TUES. 22nd Dec.                Weekday of Advent

               H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Caroline Dumain


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

Minsteracres Funeral MASS

12 Noon Iris Rudd R.I.P.


THURS. 24th Dec.             Weekday of Advent

H.W. 7.00p.m. Vigil Mass of the Nativity

H.B. 10.00p.m. Vigil Mass of the Nativity  


FRI.25th Dec.                     THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

H.B. MASS 9.30.m.

Intention People of the Parish


SAT. 26th Dec.                   St. Steven Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Sr. M. Stephen


Welcome to all our visitors


Today              H.B. 6.00p.m. C.T. Carol Service at St. Cuthberts

Wed.               N.B. Mass change

Thurs.              H.B. 4.00p.m. C.T. Crib Service at

St. John’s

                        Hw. 6.30p.m. Carols

                        H.B. 9.30p.m. Carols



Collections for: 6th Dec. (Floods)

 H.B. £65.80p; Hw. £158.50p; Hall Hire £125;

Coffee Morning £1303.85p;

13th Dec.

H.B. £173.30p; Advent Alms £126; Hw. £129.41; Advent Alms £75; Coffee Morning £4:


Fr. James O’Keefe

Grateful thanks to Fr. O’Keefe for celebrating Mass and explaining the diocesan project ‘Forward Together in Hope’.


St. Wilfrid’s Annual Coffee morning

This event raised over £1,300. Hard work but well worth the effort.


Results of Raffle from Coffee Morning

See Notice Board.


Asylum Seekers

Due next Sunday. Collection of tea, tinned meat, and nappies. Thank you for your continual support. justiceandpeacerefugeeproject.com.


Hw. Churches Together Prayer Group

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 – Just In

Safe Home; Right to Life News; Raunbow Trust; Redemptorist Publ.Missio Calendar; Comboni Mission. Don Bosco Today.


Thought for the week

The world is not like a picture

Painted by an artist centuries ago

Which now hangs untouchable in a museum.

It is more like a work of art

In constant process of creation…..Ernesto Cardenal.


Opening of the Jubilee of Mercy, 8th December 2015

Bishop Cunningham celebrated the Mass of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, marking the beginning of the Year of Mercy at St Mary's Cathedral. Forty priests concelebrated the Mass and the Cathedral was filled to overflowing with people from across the Diocese. Earlier that morning, Bishop Seamus reflected on the Year of Mercy and the central place the Sacrament of Reconciliation holds in its meaning. There was Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and priests heard confessions throughout the rest of the day.

Wishing you all a holy and happy Christmas

Fr. Leo Pyle


The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy


Opening the Door of Mercy

This Advent sees the opening of the Holy Year of Mercy.

Advent is a time to remember the great things God

 has done for his people throughout the ages.

 It reminds us that,

although humanity often strayed from the path

God set before them,

God constantly called them back –

Showering upon them infinite mercy.

This culminated in the coming of Jesus –

 the Christ – the Messiah – the Anointed One

who came into the world not to judge it but to save it.


Next Sunday 27th Dec. – The Holy Family of Jesus Mary & Joseph