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21st Aug. 2016 - 21st Sunday of the Year

posted 20 Aug 2016, 05:40 by Veronica Yarwood



             H.B. MASS 9.30a.m.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m.


MON. 22nd Aug.                The Queenship of Mary No Mass


TUES. 23rd Aug.                Weekday/St. Rose of Lima  

               H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.


WED. 24th Aug.                 St. Bartholomew, Ap.

H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.



THURS. 25th Aug.            Weekday/St. Louis/St. Joseph Calasanz P.

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.


FRI. 26th Aug.                   Weekday/St. Ninian Bp./

Blessed Dominic Barberi P.

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.


SAT. 27th Aug.                   St. Monica Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.



Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

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



Popes Intention for August

That Christians may live out the Gospel, witnessing to faith, honesty, and love of neighbour.


July Draw 200 club

1st prize No 41. Nigel Theobald; 2nd prize No 60. Eddie Yarwood.


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.


World Day of Care for Creation

1st Sept. Prayer vigil organised by Cafod in the Newcastle area.



Sat. 3rd Sept. One day walking retreat 10a.m. – 5p.m. Walk 7-10 miles. Bring suitable walking boots, weatherproof clothing and packed lunch. All welcome.


Hw. Men’s Forum

Wednesday 7th September Methodist Hall 7.00pm with an evening meal and talk. Speaker Donald Jowett. Theme:  "A childhood in India".

£8.00 per person. Please confirm booking with Pat Peace by 3rd Sept.


CCRS Information Evening

Mon. 12th Sept. 500p.m. – 6.30p.m. St. Cuthbert’s House N/castle

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies. Phone 0191 2433313.


Messy Church

New session starts Thurs. 15th Sept.


Dismantling the Barriers

Sat 17th Sept. 10:30am to 4:30pm

Quaker Meeting House, West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4ES

With Keynote speaker. Source Pat Devlin


Celebrating the Marcy of God – An Interfaith Gathering

Wed. 21st Sept. Cardinal Hume School Gateshead 7.00p.m. – 8.30p.m.


Do you have a spare room?

Action Hosting in Newcastle is recruiting volunteer hosts to help destitute refused asylum seekers in the area. Hosts will provide a safe place to sleep in their homes for an agreed and defined amount of time.

Email Vicki Harris hosting@actionfoundation.org.uk.

Phone 0191 231 3113.


Justice & Peace Refugee Project

Collections of tea, tinned meat and nappies due next Sun.

Currently there are 104 of our 472 clients who qualify for a small payment of £5 weekly – the only money they have. Cash to this fund comes as donations from parish. Source J. Marshall Project Manager.


As part of Forward Together in Hope

 It has been suggested that we stop and pray for the people of our Diocese at 12 noon each day.

From Sunday 24th July, the Spirituality Facebook page will be updated daily with four or five parishes as the focus for our prayers.


Parish Website July

265 people saw our website; 1 person asked for directions.


Magazine Rack

Tangney Tours


Collections to follow.


Thought of the week

Like the hipsters with their coffee, we should savour the sweetness of his love and mercy and bask in the glory of his presence.

 But in order to do this we must be prepared to linger.

Prayer isn’t meant for a drive-thru. Source Matthew Petesch



A Gardener’s Reflection


First look at the weeds,

Weed out gossip,

Weed out laziness,

Weed out indifference

And weed out pride.


Plant five rows of peas:

Patience, peace, promptness, politeness

and prayer.

Then plant five rows of lettuce;

Let us be faithful.

Let us be loving,

Let us be useful,

Let us be trustful

And let us be grateful.


Then we can turn to the reliable turnips.

Turn up on time,

Turn up with a smile,

Turn up with a new idea

And turn up with new determination.



Next Sunday 28th Aug. – 22nd Sunday of the Year.