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3rd April 2016 - 2nd Sunday of Easter

posted 1 Apr 2016, 12:43 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle



            End of Easter Octave - Divine Mercy Sunday

Special Collection for Northern Brethren Fund

(Sick & Retired Priest)


H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Rev. Patrick Magner R.I.P.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. People of Parish


MON. 4th April                 Annunciation of the Lord No Mass

(Transferred from Good Friday) 


TUES. 5th April                 Weekday of Easter/St.Vincent Ferrer

               H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Northern Brethren Fund ‘16


WED. 6th April                  Weekday of Easter H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Francis McKenna R.I.P.


THURS. 7th April             St. John Baptist de la Salle No Mass


FRI. 8th April                   Weekday of Easter Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Canon Thomas Murray R.I.P.


SAT. 9th April                    Weekday of Easter Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Henry Higgins R.I.P.




Wed.               7.00p.m. Hw. Men’s Forum

Thurs.              N.B. No Mass.



Welcome to all our visitors

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


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.


Mens Forum

Weds. "The water way of the tsars" by Iain Parson.

Venue: Methodist Hall. Dinner at 7.00 pm  


World Youth Day – Krakow – 25th July – 1st Aug.

The diocese is planning a pilgrimage, led by Bishop Seamus, for young people aged 18-30 years. Details Youth Village, www.ymt.org.


News of Minsteracres details back of church.

·       Latest Spring edition of newsletter

·       Open House at Minsteracres

Mon. 2nd May 11a.m. – 4pm.

·       Christian Meditation and a compassionate response

w/e Fri. 8th May.

·       Landscapes of Prayer, Margaret Silf w/e Fri. 20th May.

Minsteracres Retreat House restoration project is now underway. Installation of lift, summer 2015; installation of first floor bathrooms, winter 2015/16. Work in progress to continue e.g. refurbishing bedrooms.


Reflections on the Year of Mercy

Wed. 20th April, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle 11.00a.m.

Karen Kilby, - Spiritual Works of Mercy.


A Day of Reflection for Women

Sat. 9th April “If Only You Knew the Gifts of God and who it is that is asking you” Sr. Anne McCarthy. St. Hilda’s Diocesan Resource Centre, West Rd. Newcastle.


Apostleship of Sea – Merciful like the Father

Port Chaplains and ship visitors can sometimes find themselves helping to resolve issues over pay or conditions on a ship, or arrange for the repatriation of a sick or injured seafarer – some of the corporal work of mercy. Why not support them with prayers and donations?


Our Lady of Knock shrine

A vast mosaic containing more than 1.5 million pieces has been unveiled at this shrine in Ireland. It depicts the apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1879. At 46ft square, it is one of the largest mosaics of its kind in Europe. Today about 1.25 million people are estimated to visit the shrine every year. A plane load from U.S.A. together with their bishop landed several months ago marking the first flight into Knock airport from the States.


Progressio 75

Participant Pack at back of church together with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s address at the recent appeal.


Magazine Rack – Just In

EWTN T.V. programme for April; Africa, St. Patrick’s Missions.


Grateful Thanks

To all who made the Easter Liturgy so inspirational, especially the cleaners; sacristans and those who look after the Altar linen.


Word of the Week

Every action of our lives touches on some cord that will vibrate in eternity. Sean O’Casey playwright.





The Way of the Cross


The Way of the Cross is not only a great testimony

 to an inner depth and maturity,

but it is in fact a school for interiority and consolation.

It is also a school for the examination of conscience,

for conversion,

for inner transformation and compassion – not as sentimentality,

as a mere feeling,

but as a disturbing experience that knocks on the door of my heart,

that obliges me to know myself and to become a better person.


Pope Benedict XVI




Next Sunday 10th April – 3rd Sunday of Easter