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25th Feb. 2018 - 2nd Sunday of Lent

posted 24 Feb 2018, 08:46 by Veronica Yarwood


H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. People of Parish

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. Rev. Michael Keane R.I.P.

CAFOD Family Fast Collection


MON. 26th Feb.                 Weekday No Mass


TUES. 27th Feb.                 Weekday of Lent

 H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Michael McFadden R.I.P.


WED. 28th Feb.                 Weekday of Lent H.B. MASS 7.00p.m.

                                             Lenten Pilgrimage Mass


THURS. 1st  March           St. David Patron of Wales

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Deceased of Smith Family


FRI. 2nd March                 Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. John Campbell R.I.P.


SAT. 3rd March                 Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.  Intention Sr.  Aelred




              26th Feb.  – 11th March Fairtrade Fortnight

Tues.      6.00p.m. C.T. Lent Meeting St. Wilfrid’s

Wed.      7.00p.m. St. John’s Lenten Pilgrimage Mass

Thurs.     2.00p.m. Hw. Messy Church Planning

               3.00p.m. Hw. Churches Together meeting 

Fri.                2.00p.m. Women’s World Day of Prayer


Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk


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


Collections: 18th Feb.

 £181.l70p; Hw. £110.70p; Hall Hire £15:


Hw. Asylum Seekers

Usual donation of food and cash gratefully received.


Hw. Churches Together Lent Services

Tues. 6.00p.m. St. Wilfrid’s Preacher Bryan Stevens. All Welcome.


Lenten Pilgrimage Mass

Wed. - St. John’s, H.B. 7.00p.m. See list on Notice Board for lifts.

N.B.  St Wilfrid's 7th  March is providing refreshments.


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.


Hw. Lenten Stations of the Cross

Each Thurs. 9.15a.m. Holy Cross Church. All welcome.


Women's World Day of Prayer Service – Fri. 2.00p.m.

Theme: All God’s Creation is very Good.

Service prepared by Christian Women of Suriname.

H.B. Methodist Church: Hw. St. Wilfrid’s.


Hw. Frugal Lunches During Lent

Every Wed. provided in Holy Cross Church

St. Wilfrid’s sessions are on 28th  Feb. and 28th March

Volunteers required both to make soup & to help serve and clear.


Hw. New Safeguarding Officer

Maureen Grace has been appointed as new safeguarding officer.


Cafod Family Fast Day

Remember that for every £1 you give, the UK Government will also give £1. Fast, pray and give and so achieve remarkable things for other.


Lenten Faith Development

Each  Tuesday evening sessions will be held through Lent at Minsteracres. All welcome.


Hw. Men’s Forum

Theme "RAF Spadeadam: Past,Present & Future"

Speakers: Jeremy Lawton Commanding Officer Base Support Squadron & Heidi Garstang Media Communications Officer.

Venue:  Methodist Hall 7.00pm 14th March 2018.

Cost £8.00 per person. Contact Pat Peace 01434320471


Magazine Rack – Just In

St. Pauls catalogue; Comboni Mission; Lent & Easter – Aid to the Church in Need; Lent & Easter catalogue.


Coffee & Get Together

Wed. 10.a.m. – 12 noon Hospital Community Room. Bring your iPad or tablet to learn how to make the most of it.

Contact Ellen H/whistle Partnership 01434 321242.


Youth Ministry Co-ordinator

A new co-ordinator has been appointed to work across the Brinkburn and Heavenfield Partnerships  starting in May


Winter Olympics - Catholic figure skater lit torch.

In South Korea Olympic gold-medallist Yuna Kim who converted to Catholicism in 2008 lit the Olympic torch at opening ceremony.




Fasting During Lent


The best way to fast:

Fast from hurtful words and speak

constructive words.

Fast from resentments and be grateful.

Fast from anger and irritability and be

 gentle and patient.

Fast from pessimism and negativity and be

 hopeful and optimistic.

Fast from worrying and trust in God.

Fast from complaining and live a calm simple life.

Fast from pressure and be prayerful.

Fast from sadness and bitterness and have a happy heart.

Fast from selfishness and be sympathetic and


Fast from non-forgiveness and seek reconciliation.

Fast from so much talking and be silent and listen.


If we all tried this type of fasting, there'd be a lot

 more peace in our hearts and trust, joy

and real living in our daily lives.


Contribution Sue Moorhouse




Next Sunday 4th March – 3rd Sunday of Lent

9.30a.m. H.B. Bishop Kevin Dunn R.I.P.

11.00a.m. Hw. People of Parish