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4th Dec. 2016 -2nd Sunday of Advent

posted 3 Dec 2016, 01:04 by Veronica Yarwood



Bible Sunday: Advent Alms Collection


H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Rev. Leo Sharratt

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. People of Parish


MON. 5th Dec.                   Weekday of Advent No Mass


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

               H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Rev. John F. Kennedy R.I.P.


WED.7th Dec.                    St. Ambrose H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. James Thompson R.I.P.


THURS.8th Dec.                The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Patroness of the Diocese

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Daniel Costar R.I.P.


FRI.9th Dec.                       Weekday of Advent/

 John Diego Cuahtlatoatzin

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Private Intention


SAT.10th Dec.                    Weekday of Advent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Sr. M. Loreto




Tues.               Hw. 2.30p.m. Advent Bible Study at Methodist Chapel

                              H.B. 7.30p.m. Advent Study Group at Methodist Chapel

Wed.                     7.00p.m. Hw. Mens’ Forum

Fri.                        7.00p.m. H/ham St. Mary’s Torchlight Procession.



Welcome to all our visitors


Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

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


Collections for 27th Nov.

H.B. £192.50p; Priests Training Fund £20.

Hw. £144.50p; Hall Hire £15; Priests Training Fund £2;

 Cafod Can £23.40p.


Hw. Coffee Morning Today

All welcome to attend meeting to elect parish chair person.


Results of H.B. Parish Election

Chairperson - Maureen Clarke; Deputy Chairperson Andy Hallington.

Hw. New Eucharist Ministers

Congratulations to Edith & John Nixon on their recent appointment.


Popes Intention for Dec

That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.


Hw. Churches Together

Thanks to all who supported the United Advent service at St Wilfrid's on Sunday. Thanks to all who took part, and thanks to the people of St Wilfrid's for their hospitality.The retiring collection amounted to £31.03 which has gone into Churches Together funds. John Clark


Hw. Christmas Day Special – See Poster

Sun. 25th Dec. Methodist Hall 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.

Everyone, not just elderly people on their own but also families are invited. Refreshments Mince Pies; Soup; buffet and full Christmas Dinner. Queen’s Speech 3.15p.m. Please let Ellen Walton

Hw. Partnership know by Tues. 20th Dec. for catering.

If there will be children coming Ellen can then let Santa know.

 Phone 01434 321242.


Hw. Advent Bible Series

Tues. Dec. 6th; 13th 20th Dec. Methodist chapel

2.30p.m. all welcome refreshments provided.


An Advent Day of Reflection

Sat. 10th Dec. Sacred Heart & St. Cuthbert Amble. All welcome.



Light up a life

Tynedale Hospice at Home; Pick up a form to dedicate a light to a loved one and support this worthy cause. Forms at back of church.


Holy Cross Christmas Quiz 2016

£1 proceeds to support the Church. Quiz at back of church.


Magazine Rack – Just In

Africa; The Big Issue: Comboni Mission.


Calendar 2017

St. Patrick’s Missionary Society; Salesian Calendar. Feel free to take.


Asylum Seekers

The recent delivery of winter jackets; rucksacks; woolly socks; duvets as well as the usual food and cash donations was much appreciated.

Receipt for £20 donation on notice board plus update for Oct. of origin of asylum seekers from 47 countries.


Forward together in Hope

It is his love that makes us immortal, and this immortality, this abiding love, is what we call “heaven”. (Pope Benedict XVI)


Bible Sunday


Jesus calls me beyond myself

Grace: To respond with generosity


Luke    1.26-38            Let it be done according to your word

John    1.35-51            Where do you live? Come and see

1 Samuel 3.1-14         Speak, your servant is listening

Isaiah 6.1-10               Here I am, send me!

Philippians 4.8-13      I can do all things in God who strengthens me


Jesus makes me his disciple

Grace: Deeper, personal knowledge of Him


Galatians 4.1-7           Abba

Mark 8.31-38              Peter’s remonstrance and rebuke

Luke 10.38-42            Martha and Mary


Jesus invites me to his body

Grace: Growth in my ability to share and receive


Romans 12.3-13         One body and many members

1 Cor. 12.4-30             Varieties of gifts but the same spirit

Matthew 18.15-22      Offences against one another

Revelation 21.1-4       Prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.




Next Sunday 11th Nov. 2016 – 3rd Sunday of Advent