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29th Nov. - 1st Sunday of Advent

posted 27 Nov 2015, 06:16 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle   [ updated 29 Nov 2015, 16:23 by StJohns Annitsford ]



29th Nov. 2015 – 1st Sunday of Advent

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

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. Winnie Batey R.I.P.


MON. 30th Nov.                St. Andrew Apostle, Patron of Scotland

No Mass

TUES. 1st Dec.                   Weekday of Advent H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                Intention Private

WED. 2nd Dec.                   Weekday of Advent H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                              Intention Holy Souls 

THURS. 3rd  Dec.              St. Francis Xavier Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention: Morris Weightman R.I.P.

                FRI. 4th Dec.                      Weekday of Advent/St. Osmund/St. John Damascene   Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Tim Doody R.I.P.                             

SAT.5th   Dec.                     Weekday of Advent  Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Revv. Leo Sharratt &

 John Nenneoy R.I.P.



Today                   H.B.3.00p.m. Old Haydon Advent Carol Service

Hw.6.00p.m. Churches Together Carol Service

at Methodist church.

Thurs.                   Day of Special Prayer for Migrants & Refugees      

                              Hw.  2.00p.m. Messy Church planning

Sat.                        9.30 p.m. St. Wilfrid’s Annual Coffee Morning

                              4.00p.m. Hexham Abbey ‘Light up a Life’


Welcome to all our visitors Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

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


Collections 22nd Nov.

H.B. £227.90p; Youth Ministry £125.40p; Calendars £10.

In Memory of Deceased £200;

Hw. £153.50p; Youth Ministry £87.95p; Tynedale Prints £15.00p; Hall Hire £40.


Hw. Churches Together Advent Carol Service

Tonight: 6.00p.m. Methodist church Rev. Neil Wilson.

The Hw. Angels will be blessed for distribution. Come alone a be part of this initiative. Remembering that the angels will be distributed mid-December.


More about Angels

An exhibition on the subject of Angels is shortly to be opened in St. Cuthbert’s Church Greenhead. Exhibits from various groups and schools and youth club together with a list of names from each stand. Details presently. All welcome.


  Hw. Churches Together Prayer Group

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.


St Wilfrid's Annual Coffee Morning

Sat. at the Methodist church Hall between 9.30a.m. and 11.30am.


 St. Cuthbert’s Advent Alms Appeal

This Advent the 5p Bus will be busier than even, distributing warm clothes, bedding and toys for needy families in the Diocese. Through our combined prayers and actions and donations that will continue to make a genuine difference.


Grand Christmas Draw

Tickets still selling at £1 each. Proceeds for church funds.


Light up a Life

Sat. Dec. 5th Hexham Abbey 4.00p.m. A heart-warming way to remember a loved one by lighting a candle in their memory at a special service. Leaflets in Magazine Rack.


Administrator Vacancy

Details of diocesan full-time Administrator on Notice Board.


New Diocesan Web Manager

With the recently retired Karen Burbridge a new manager Paul Nugent  has been appointed.


Advent preparation for Christmas

Pick up ‘My Day by Day’ reflections and activities for Adults; Juniors and Infants. See magazine rack.


Child 31

The story of Mary’s meals in CD. See Magazine Rack.


Magazine Rack – Just In

2016 Pilgrimages by Tangney Tours; Redemptorist publ. Iraq & Syria Church Appeal; Charity Christmas Cards.


Year of Mercy 8th Dec. 2015 – 20th Nov. 2016

Tues. 8th Dec. St. Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop Seamus will launch the Year of Mercy in the Diocese. See Poster for details.


Sun. 13th Dec.

3.00p.m. Bishop Seamus will open the Holy Door at St. Mary’s Cathedral to mark the year of Mercy. All welcome.


A Pilgrimage Companion

Booklet for the Year of Mercy 2015-16 available in Magazine Rack covering reflections.


Seasons of the Word

Reflections on the Sunday Readings. Details in Magazine Rack



New brochure available for the next 12 months.


Cardinal Hume Centre

Turning Lives Around. Details of appeal for homelessness – see magazine rack.


Day of Special Prayer for Migrants & Refugees

The only way for individuals,

families, and society to grow,

the only way for the life of peoples

to progress, is via the culture

of encounter, a culture in which

all have something good to give

and all can receive something

good in return.

                                            Pope Francis


Next Sunday:6th Dec. – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Bible Sunday

H.B. 2.00p.m. Methodist Puppet Show

6.00p.m. Methodist Café Style Worship