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3rd Dec. 2017 - 1st Sunday of Advent B

posted 1 Dec 2017, 07:12 by Veronica Yarwood

            BULLETIN 821

H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Rita Mary Suddes R.I.P.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. People of Parish

Day of Prayer for Migrants & Refugees


MON. 4th Dec.                   Weekday of Advent/ St. Osmund/

St. John Damascene No Mass


TUES. 5th Dec.                   Weekday of Advent

 H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Holy Souls


WED. 6th Dec.                   Weekday of Advent/St. Nicholas

H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Eddie Darke R.I.P.


THURS. 7th Dec.                              St. Ambrose

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Private


FRI. 8th Dec.                      The Immaculate Conception B.V.M.

                                             Patroness of the Diocese

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Bernard Smith R.I.P.


SAT. 9th Dec.                     Weekday of Advent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Robert Thornton R.I.P.



Tonight                6.00p.m. Hw. C.T. Advent Carol Service

Wed.                     7.00p.m. Hw. Mens Forum Methodist Hall








Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk www.stjohnshaydonbridge.com

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


Collections: 26th Nov.

H.B. £148.20p; Youth Ministry Team £100.78p; Scout Hall Hire £390; Hw. £128.50p; Youth Ministry Team £116.40p.


Advent Carol Service

Tonight Holy Cross 6.00p.m. Preacher: Fr. Leo. All welcome.


Pope’s Mission Intention for Dec.

That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming new generations.



The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has the following vacancy:

Refugee Project Worker, Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 hours per week.

Closing date: 6 December. email human.resources@diocesehn.org.uk.


St. Wilfrid’s Coffee Morning

A Big Thank You to all who help organise; supported and helped.

Much appreciated.


Magazine Rack – Just In

New from Jim McManus ‘Our Spiritual Lifeline’ & Redemptorist Publ; Far East.



Hw. Asylum Seekers Nov.

Thank you for your kind donations which included £80 cash from Methodist and St. Wilfrid’s.


Praise, Worship, Teaching & Testimony

5th Dec. St. Mary’s Cathedral 7.00p.m.


Day of Prayer for Migrants & Refugees

I entrust all child migrants, their families, their communities, and you who are close to them, to the protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Pope Francis.


Appeal from Tynedale Foodbank

Tesco in H/ham Sainsbury in H/w collection points. Suggestions over Christmas; Tinned meat; fish; veg; fruit; soup/pulses; baked beans; pies; cooking oil; jams; spreads and preserves; instant coffee;

milk (UHT) tea; rice; pasta.


Evening of Reflection for Advent

led by Fr. Peter Stoddart.

This event is open to all parishioners within the Heavenfield Partnership of Parishes and will be held in the Parish Centre at

 St. Mary’s Church, Hexham from 7:00pm on Tuesday 12th Dec.

Light refreshments will be served.


Hw. Advent Bible Study

Tues. 2.00p.m. Methodist Hall during Advent.

Led byRev. Alex Methodist Minister. All welcome.

Torchlight Procession

Fri. 8th Dec. 7.00p.m. St. Mary’s H/ham. See Poster.


Partnership carol service
Sun. 17
th Dec. 4:30p.m. St. Mary’s


Christmas Concert Holy Cross

Mon. 18th Dec. 7.00p.m. Choir: “Shout the Good News” followed by mulled wine & mince pies.


Confession Times over Advent

H/ham Sat.  16th  Dec. 10.30-11.00am; Corbridge Sat. 5.30- 6.00pm

H/ham Sun. 17th  Dec. 4.00pm;  Mon. 18th  Dec. 8.30-9.00am.


Hw. Coffee Meeting

 After Mass today.



Catholic Education


The Government is making a critical decision

 on whether to overturn the admissions cap

which prevents some schools from allowing all

Catholic pupils to attend. By her own admission,

the Secretary of State has said the rule has been

ineffective and adversely affects Catholic families.

By forcing Catholic schools to turn away

Catholic school children on the basis of their faith,

the very principle of a Catholic parent’s right to

 choose a Catholic education is under threat.


If you wish to show your concern please take action by writing to the Hon. Justine Greening Justine Greening Secretary of State for Education with your address and signature.

(Take copy letter at back of church).  OR


Please fill in the petition on website. Google ‘Catholic Education’. 


You may also wish to write to Guy Upperman MP

House of Commons, London SW1A OAA







Next Sunday 10th Dec. – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Bible Sunday

Advent Alms Collection