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30th Dec. 2018 - The Holy Family.

posted 27 Dec 2018, 12:31 by Veronica Yarwood


30th Dec. 2018 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Jospeh

H.B. MASS 9.30a.m.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m.


            Thurs.                  Thurs. before Epiphany Hw. Mass 9.30a.m.


Today after Mass – shared lunch in honour of Fr. Leo.





            Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk


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

Partnership Website:www.heavenfieldpartnership.org.uk



Preparing for the change: 2019 Sunday Mass

See Notice Board for list of people to add their names if they are willing to give lifts to those who wish to attend the 9.15a.m. H.B. Sunday Mass.

Hw. Asylum due today.

Collection of tea, tinned meat (corned beef please) tinned fish (tuna or sardines in oil please) nappies and cash donations much appreciated.

This coming Fri. a.m. bumper delivery will be made of duvets; blankets; pillows; towels; rucksacks; pots & pans; trainers and much more together with usual food and cash donations. Many thanks in advance to all who contributed, keep up the good work.


200 Club Month November

1st prize: no. 70  Cathy Thompson

2nd prize: no. 61 Jan Peace


200 Club Month  December

1st prize: no.41. J. Nixon

2nd prize: no.15  P. McMullon


Future Planning

Wed. 16th Jan. Hw. Breakfast Worship, 9.00a.m. Methodist Hall.


Hw. Messy Church –

Next session 17th Jan. Volunteers needed.


The Pope’s Missionary Intention Jan.

May young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Jan. 2019

18th – 25th Jan. Venue St. Wilfrid’s; Theme - Only Justice.


Did you know?

President Trump’s resolve to build Mexican Wall will also have implications for the churches which have properties and land along the way.


Fond Farewell


Father Leo said his first Mass in our two parishes in September 1997.


Both his Golden & Diamond Jubilee were celebrated with us.

While we were privileged to share his celebrations of the Mass he also shared his wisdom and wit. His homilies were followed on the website by visitors abroad as well as parishioners away on holiday.


His generosity and energy supporting ecumenism in the area included leading the services  twice monthly at the Methodist chapel (in both parishes) and has set the standard for our continual resolve  in working with Churches Together.


Father Leo has helped us individually; emotionally and spiritually and continues to be met with great affection by all,  far beyond the bounds of our parishes.

He will be dearly missed around the area as he moves into his well-earned retirement.

Thank you, Fr Leo, for your faithful service to us all.


Happy new year to you all.  Fr.Leo Pyle



New Year Wishes


May peace break into your homes

and may thieves come to steal your debts.

May the pockets of your coats

become a magnet for £100 notes.

May love stick to your face like Vaseline

and may laughter assault your lips!

May happiness slap you across the face

and may your tears be that of joy and mercy

May the problems you had,

forget your home address

May 2019 – be the best year of your life!!!!