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2nd Oct. 2016 - 27th Sunday of the Year

posted 29 Sep 2016, 12:40 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle   [ updated 2 Oct 2016, 05:43 by Veronica Yarwood ]




H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Mrs. Doreen Easton R.I.P.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. People of the Parish

Mass Count


MON. 3rd Oct.                   Weekday No Mass


TUES. 4th Oct.                   St. Francis of Assisi

               H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Sr. M. Francis


WED. 5th Oct.                    Weekday H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. John Kennedy R.I.P.


THURS. 6th Oct.                              Weekday/St. Bruno

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Sr. M. Rosarie


FRI.7th Oct.                       Our Lady of the Rosary

H.B. Funeral MASS 11.00a.m.

Catherine Campbell


SAT. 8th Oct.                      Weekday Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Edward Gibbons R.I.P.




Wed.                     4.00p.m. H/ham, Deanery Meeting

                              7.00p.m. Hw. Men’s Forum

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

Fri.                        Cafod Harvest Fast

Sat.                        10.30a.m. Minsteracres Day of Recollection for Eucharistic Ministers



Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

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


Collections for: 25th Sept.

 H.B. £84.55p; Walsingham £63.70p;

Hw. £151.50; Catholic Education Services £12;

Home Mission Sunday £10; Walsingham £71.46p. H. H. £15.


Popes Intention for October

That World Mission Sunday may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.


Gift Aid Update

The two parishes’ recovered tax of £4,373 on offering in tax year to 5th April 2016 – a great boost to parish finances.

Anyone interested in joining the Parish Gift Aid scheme see

Gerry Green H.B. or Cathie Thompson Hw.


Hw. Bookings Clerk for St. Wilfrid’s

Urgent need of someone to undertake the above role opening church and hall for services and outside events. Contact Fr. Pyle.


Hw. Men’s Forum

Wed. 5th Oct. 7p.m. Methodist Church Hall. Speaker Mike Collins “History & Archaeology of St. Kilda”.  See poster.


Forward Together in Hope

A breakdown of our parishes’ responses is available on Notice Board.


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.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

 Sat. 8th Oct. Minsteracres 10.30a.m. Bring packed lunch.



Hw. Asylum Seekers Food Collecting

Veronica Yarwood has volunteered to represent St. Wilfrid’s following

 Nigel’s departure with this project. She will be the  collector for our parish for next four months with the other two churches providing representatives for this worthy cause.

The project is now offering English Classes for beginners including help with college homework


Quiet day at Minsteracres

Wed. 5th Oct. from 10a.m. – 4.p.m.  Bring packed lunch.


Churches Together in Hw. One World Week

21st Oct. Methodist Hall Talk on Food Bank

Oct. 22nd Coffee morning for Food Bank. Methodist Hall.


Appeal for hosts to help house refugees

Do you have a spare room for a limited time? Would you like to help a homeless person? This project is supported by Diocesan Justice & Peace Council. Contact Vicki Harris 0191 231 3113.

See Northern Cross paper.


Allendale Valley Churches Together

Crafted Miracles. For details see poster.


Award-winning, Ukulele Player

Sat. 19th Nov. 7.30p.m. Holy Cross.  Another Highlight feature.

See Hexham Courant.


Bishop Cunningham & Paul Mooney Concert

Sat. 22nd Oct. 7p.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral. Felling Male Vocie Choir and other N.E. top choirs.


Youth Sunday Preparation

Sun. 9th Oct. 3p.m. – 5.15p.m.St. Joseph’s School Hebburn. Youth Sunday falls on Feast of Christ the King in November Closing the Year of Mercy.

 Details admin@ymt.org.



The Year of Mercy


There are a number of Coronation swords,

reflecting the Queen’s role in administering justice.


Curiously, two of the swords have had the tip of their blades broken off – to remind monarchs that though they should exercise judgement they should also practise mercy, in line with the character of God.


“What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God”.  Micah the prophet.


The importance of mercy was reinforced during the ceremony as the Queen held two sceptres. – the sceptre called the Rod of Equity and Mercy topped with a white enamelled dove, a symbol of God’s Holy Spirit, resting on a gold orb with a cross, symbolising the sovereign’s spiritual role under God.


Extracts from The Servant Queen and the King she Serves



Next Sunday 9th Oct. 28th Sunday of the Year