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21st Jan. 2018 - 3rd Sunday of the Year

posted 19 Jan 2018, 09:15 by Veronica Yarwood


 White Flower Appeal

 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity


H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Bernard Bilasch R.I.P.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. Tony & Kathleen Devine R.I.P.


MON. 22nd Jan.                 Weekday/St. Vincent, Deacon  No Mass


TUES. 23rd Jan.                Weekday H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention People of the Parish


WED. 24th Jan.                 St. Francis De Sales H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Leo Coughlin R.I.P.


THURS. 25th Jan.             Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle.

 MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Frank & Sadie Colton


FRI. 26th Jan.                    Ss. Timothy & Titus Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Gerard Crumbley R.I.P.


SAT. 27th Jan.                   Weekday/St. Angela Merici  

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention  Monsignor Laurence McReavy R.I.P.




Hw Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Mon. – Sat. 11.00a.m. Daily Prayer Service

Holy Cross Church. All welcome.






Welcome to all our visitors


Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk


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


Collections 14th Jan.

H.B. £103.50p; Cafod Can £7.54

Hw. £146.50; Hall Hire £30; Cafod Can £25.


Hw. Christian Unity Week

Daily Prayers 11.00a.m. Holy Cross. – see over.


Magazine Rack – Just In

A CaFE Resource DVD; How Mary helps us to be filled with God.

Miracles. Please feel free to take DVD or other magazines.



Hw. Messy  Church

A big thank you to all who supported this recent event.

The theme: ‘Creation’.


Galilee Talks

Sat. 27th Jan. St. Mary’s H/ham 11.00a.m. Sr. Gemma Simmons.

Title ‘The Hope that is within you’.  All welcome.


Hw. Men’s Forum

Wed. 7th Feb. 7.00p.m. Methodist Hall “Iceland, a trip to put on your bucket list”. Speaker Peter Parker. Price including meal £8.

Contact Pat Peace 01434 330471.


Women’s World Day of Prayer 2nd March

H.B. Tues. 23rd Jan. 10.00a.m. meeting  Methodist Church Tuesday m to go through ‘Order of Service’ and nominate readers. All welcome

Hw.  Wed. 24th Jan. 3.30p.m.  Meeting Methodist Church. All welcome


 Durham Prison Chaplaincy Job

 Providing  pastoral and faith specific care to prisoners and staff.  The minimum qualification for this post is normally the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies. Details diocesan website. Closing date 30th Jan.



White Flower Appeal

The Society for Protection on Unborn Children is currently campaigning to stop the decriminalisation of abortion, which means taking abortion outside the law. This is the most dangerous threat to unborn children and their mothers in decades. Please be as generous as you can to help us defeat this latest attack on unborn babies and their mothers.  Spuc  President.


Partnership Events

Mon. 26th Feb.  St. Mary’s Church, H/ham. “No Greater Love Than This” (a meditation in song and pictures on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by David Ritson).


What are you and your family doing for Lent?

Why not join us at one or more of the very popular Partnership Lenten Pilgrimage Masses where we journey together as one. Each service will take place from 7.00p.m. on Weds. during Lent, and will be followed by light refreshments. These Masses are a great chance to worship as a pilgrim, as well as getting to know some of our Partner Parishioners. First service 21st Feb. St. Elizabeth’s Minsteracres. All welcome.


New for our Diocese – Something for everybody

A new catalogue has been produced detailing Away-Days; conferences; courses and debates as well as retreats during the months Jan. – July. Look out for the booklet at back of church for some exciting features.


Hw. Race Night - 23rd of Feb. 7pm.

Horses are on sale from Veronica Dye at £1 each.

Donations for prizes for races or raffle prizes will be gratefully received.Any questions ring Veronica Dye on 01434 322103 or 07712344470 or at church on Sundays.


Hw. Flowers & Cleaning Lists (a note from Sheila)

New lists are on the notice board at the back of church. Volunteers are very welcome. Helping with cleaning is limited to making sure that the toilet is clean and that both the kitchen and hall floors are tidy.  Cleaning resources are in the cupboard under the kitchen sink and the task can be done at a time to suit you. 

As to the flowers, either a flower arrangement, or a vase of flowers is perfectly acceptable and very much appreciated. 

hite Flower Appeal


“My heart is pierced within me”. (Ps.108:22)


Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

Let us pray:


R. Have pity, Lord, have pity.


For all parents who bear and raise children in poverty and exile:


For all parents who grieve the loss of a child before birth:


For all parents who suffer over their children’s live choices:


For all parents who mourn the death of a child:







Next Sunday 28th Jan. – 4th Sunday of the Year

9.30a.m. H.B. People of the Parish: Hw. 11.00a.m. Joseph Finnegan R.I.P.


Hw. 6.00p.m. United Christian Unity Service in Holy Cross Church

Preacher: Fr. Leo Pyle.