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28th May 2017 The Ascension of the Lord

posted 26 May 2017, 11:18 by Veronica Yarwood



World Communications Day

Special Collection

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

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. Mary Finnegan R.I.P.


MON. 29th May                Weekday of Easter No Mass


TUES. 30th May                Weekday of Easter H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Bates


WED. 31st May                Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Andrew Hornsby R.I.P.


THURS. 1st June                             St. Justin  Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention  Northern Brethren Fund


FRI. 2nd June                     Weekday of Easter/Ss. Mancellinus & Peter

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.  Private Intention


SAT. 3rd June                    St. Charles Lwanga & Companions

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Geraldine Byers R.I.P.



Today                   St. Cuthbert’s Church Allendale

 Crafted Miracles Details overleaf

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









Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

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


Collections 21st May

H.B. £119.60p; 200 Club £48; Hall Hire £25;Cafod Can £8.15p;

Hw. £141.80p.


Pope’s Mission Intention for June

That leaders of nations may make a firm commitment to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.


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.



H.B. Donations for Asylum Seekers

Due today. Especially tinned tomatoes and biscuits.



Hw. Asylum Seekers 

Due Today.Tinned fish (tuna or sardines in oil please) and nappies and cash donations much appreciated.


Baptism New Guidelines

Wed. 7th June launch. 6.30p.m. – 8.30p.m. Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Gateshead. All welcome.


The Ministry of Consolation

Sat. 10th June 10.30a.m. – 3.30p.m. Ushaw College.

Speakers from palliative medicine.  This event now oversubscribed.


Sacrament of Marriage Mass

Sat. 10th June 11.00a.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral.


Promises Auction & Supper at H.B.

Sat. 10th June Tickets are on sale, and are £10 a head.

We are happy to receive more promises for the Auction.

24 Hour Prayer – Life in the Spirit

3rd & 4th June at English Martyrs.  See Notice Board.


Christian AidMessage from John Clark
I would like to thank all who took part in the door-to-door collections in Christian Aid Week. £1384.24p was the total we counted

I also must thank Andy Hugman for his organisation and all who helped to count the money.



 The Crafted Miracles

Launched today at an ecumenical service led by Pat MacMullon at St Cuthbert's Church Allendale they will be on display there for 2 weeks. The 13 tableaux will be at St John of Beverley from 9th-17th June.


Appeal from Tynedale Foodbank

Another appeal for foodbank supplies.


Cafod Pilgrimage to Holy Island

Sat. 1st July. Organised by St. Mary’s H/ham

Coach day trip. Cost £15 approx. Two or three pick up points may be able to be arranged, depending upon the level of interest

Causeway walk will start at about 1.00pm.

Names to St. Mary’s Office before Thursday 8th June.


Spirituality Network Meeting

Details of this meeting which is another arm of the Partnership available.  See Editor.


Hw. Coffee Meeting after church

Due next Sunday.


The Ascension of the Lord

We go to heaven to the extent that we go to Jesus Christ and enter into him. Heaven is a person: Jesus himself is what we call ‘heaven’. 

Pope Benedict XV1.


Ascension Day


St. Augustine wrote: “You will cease to be unspiritual

if this human form, the body of Jesus,

is taken from before your eyes,

so that the form of God may

 be grafted instead upon your hearts.

Unless this human form is taken away,

you will be wholly unable to

think of anything divine.”


By embracing the Ascension

we let go of all that is beneath us.

Thanks to the fact that Christ is taken up into heaven,

we remain taken up in his love.

The raised hands of the priest at Mass

mirror those of Christ, who extends to us the divinity

 to which he ascends.







N.B. Next Sunday the Feast of Pentecost we cease to be a parish and become a Partnership.



Next Sunday 4th June Pentecost Sunday

9.30a.m. H.B. Heavenfield Partnership

Day of Prayer for the Church

Lay Training Fund Collection.