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2nd April 2017 - 5th Sunday of Lent

posted 31 Mar 2017, 05:48 by Veronica Yarwood



Cafod East Africa Crisis Appeal

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

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. Rev. Joseph Connolly R.I.P.


MON. 3rd April                Weekday of Lent  No Mass


TUES. 4th April                 Weekday of Lent/St. Isidore 

               H.B. MASS 09.30a.m.

Intention Harding


WED. 5th April                  Weekday of Lent/St. Vincent Ferrer 

H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Bates


THURS. 6th April             Weekday of Lent            

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Francis McKenna R.I.P.


FRI. 7th April                    Weekday of Lent/St. John Baptist De La Salle 

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Canon Thomas Murray R.I.P.


SAT. 8th  April                   Weekday of Lent  Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Henry Higgins R.I.P.



Tues.                     N.B. Mass Time

Wed.                     7.00p.m. H/ham Station Mass St. Mary’s

                              7.00p.m. Hw. Men’s Forum

Fri.                        6.00p.m. Hw. C.T. Lent Course Holy Cross









Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

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


Collections: 26th March

H.B. £112.55p; Hw. £180:


Pope’s Mission Intention for April

That young people may respond generously to their vocational call and may also seriously consider offering themselves to God through the Priesthood or Religious life.


Coffee Meeting after church first Sunday of the month.



Hw.Men’s Forum

Wed. 7.00p.m. Methodist Hall. Theme: Railways in the Tyne Valleys. Cost £8.00 with dinner. To book contact Pat Peace.



Hw.  Churches Together in Lent

  • Frugal lunches to be held in Holy Cross every Wednesday during Lent 11.30a.m. – 1.00p.m with a rota of soup makers.

Diocesan Partnership Lenten Station Masses

 Weds. 7.00p.m. St. Mary’s H/ham. All welcome.


Hw. C.T. Lent Meetings

Fri. 6.00p.m. Holy Cross


Allen Valleys Churches Together Lent Group

See poster and previous bulletins


Hw. Stations of the Cross

Thurs. 9.15a.m. Holy Cross


Hw. Bible Study

Sun.3.30p.m. Holy Cross


Cafod – sorry to appeal again so soon after the Lenten Fast Day

A combination of issues in East Africa have created what is now such an intractable crisis that the Disaster Emergency Committee of which Cafod is a member is launching a full scale humanitarian crisis appeal.


Appeal from Tynedale Foodbank

Demand up 37% since this time last year. Local donation point in most Churches, Waitrose and Tesco in H/ham Sainsbury in H/w and the Coop in Prudhoe. Phone 01434  700068.
Tinned Meat/Fish; Tinned vegetables/tomatoes/fruit; Dried milk/UHT long life milk; Toothpaste/shampoo/shower gel/deodorant/razors
Washing up liquid/Cleaning products; Rice/Noodles/Tinned or Instant potatoes; Squash/pop/coffee/sugar; Crackers/biscuits/tinned desserts .

Confirmation Catechists and those interested

 Saturday 29th  April 2017 10.00am - 3.00pm St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Gateshead, NE8 1LX

There is no charge for this day. Please bring a packed lunch.


200 Club Prize Draw March

1st Prize, no 6, Mick Dowling, 2nd Prize, no. 12, Clare Dawson


Dementia Support at Haltwhistle

Tuesday, April 4th at 2pm in Room 3 at Haltwhistle Library.


Promises Auction

 Sat. June 9th come and join us for a Supper at St John of Beverley. This will be a fund raising event to help Father Leo in the upkeep and running of our parishes.  The idea is that you donate a promise to the Auction and be very excited when friends bid to buy it. Amongst others, we have offers of dog walking, a taxi service in Tynedale, dinner B and B for one night on Ullswater, and a day salmon fishing on the South Tyne. Can you add to our list? If it's legal, all ideas gratefully received by Christine Blunt, email, Chriscornerstones@icloud.com

or Pat Peace.



The Eucharist as God’s physical embrace


The Eucharist is God’s kiss

Without the Eucharist, God becomes a


Skin needs to be touched.

This is what happens in the Eucharist and

that is why the Eucharist and every

other Christian sacrament, always has

some very tangible physical element to it.

An embrace needs to be physical, not only

something imagined.


Andre Dubos




Next Sunday: Sun. 9th April 

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Holy Place Collection

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