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20th Jan. 2019 - Second Sunday of Ordinary Time.

posted 21 Jan 2019, 08:08 by Veronica Yarwood

St John of Beverley Haydon Bridge & St Wilfrid’s Haltwhistle

www.stjohnshaydonbridge.com    www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

Parish Priest: Father Christopher Warren KHS, Assistant Priest: Father Peter Stoddart

who reside at St Mary’s Church, Hencotes, Hexham tel 01434 603119


 Sunday Cycle C, Weekdays Year I, week 2

Mass Times: HB Sunday    20th Jan 9.15am  Peace Sunday

                      HW Thursday 24th Jan 9.30am  St Francis de Sales

                          HB Sunday    27th Jan 9.15am   3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Confessions  Hex  Saturday 19th Jan 5.15pm prior to 6pm Vigil Mass,

                                   Before Mass at Haydon Bridge & Haltwhistle or by request


For further info re Mass times in the Heavenfield Partnership area & other partnership news see https://www.heavenfieldpartnership.org.uk/ or leaflets at back of church


NB To facilitate the priests getting to Bellingham on time, the recessional hymn will be limited to 3 verses


Collections  Offertory:  £199.90      White Flower Appeal: £135.43

Charities benefiting from St Wilfrid's December Coffee Morning  (following  parishioners vote) £740 for CAFOD and £570 for Chin Up (providing respite care for children with life-threatening and terminal conditions )

CAFOD penny cans are becoming dangerous. If you wish to continue collecting loose change, please use CAFOD cardboard boxes available at the back of church and count and bag change before handing to Sunday collection counters


Events this month

Jan 20th  Peace Sunday 2019 theme: Good politics at the service of Peace

              See below for extract from Pope Francis’ message for World Day for Peace     


Jan18th-25th Prayer for Christian Unity Week - Only Justice

Jan 20th HW 6pm.St Wilfrid’s hosting Christian Unity service

                                      also hosting shorter weekday services Mon 21st-Fri 25th 11am

Jan 26th St Mary’s 11am Galilee Talk on Peace by Sr Margaret Atkins


Congratulations to Michela McCaugherty HW on passing her Masters in Theology & Ministry.          

Diocesan Refugee & Asylum Project Donations

Drop off at St Wilfrid’s any Thursday at Mass time

Next collection at Haydon Bridge Sunday Jan 27th

Over last 18 months over £1,100 has been collected


Peace, in effect, is the fruit of a great political project grounded in the mutual responsibility and interdependence of human beings.  But it is also a challenge that demands to be taken up ever anew. It entails a conversion of heart and soul….      

·      peace with oneself, rejecting inflexibility, anger and impatience; in the words of Saint Francis de Sales, showing “a bit of sweetness towards oneself” in order to offer “a bit of sweetness to others”;

·      peace with others: being unafraid to encounter them and listen to what they have to say

·      peace with all creation, rediscovering the grandeur of God’s gift and our individual and shared responsibility as inhabitants of this world, citizens and builders of the future.

The politics of peace, conscious of and deeply concerned for every situation of human vulnerability, can always draw inspiration from the Magnificat


                                                          From the Vatican, 8 December 2018