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4th Feb. 2018 - 5th Sunday of the Year

posted 2 Feb 2018, 07:25 by Veronica Yarwood


H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Rev. Donal O’Brien R.I.P.

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


MON. 5th Feb.                   St. Agatha  No Mass


TUES. 6th Feb.                   St. Paul Miki & Companions

 H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

Private Intention


WED. 7th Feb.                    Weekday H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Vincent Mumfress R.I.P.


THURS. 8th Feb.                              Weekday Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. John McHugh R.I.P.


FRI. 9th Feb.                      Weekday Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Canon Henry Olsen R.I.P.


SAT. 10th Feb.                   St. Scholastica Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Sr. Mary Scholastica




Thurs.    Day of  Prayer for Victims of Trafficking

H/ham Heavenfield Parnership






Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk


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


Collections 28th Jan.

H.B. £183.05p; Racial Justice £51.93p; Hw. £157; Racial Justice £45; Hall Hire £15. White Flower Appeal £5; Pax Christi £5.


Pope’s Mission Intention for Feb.

Say ‘No’ to corruption that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist the lure of corruption.


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.


Magazine Rack – Just In

Aid to Church in Need; SPUC; EWTN t.v. programmes for Feb.



Hw. Asylum Seekers  

Many thanks for the duvets; rucksack as well as food donations. A total of £65 was handed in last week to the centre. See notice board.


H.B. Foodbank

Church Action on Poverty Sunday (UK Poverty) Feb 11th – theme: Voices from the Margins

Food donations for West Northumberland Foodbank.

Tinned meat coffee and sugar particularly needed


Hw. Men’s Forum

Wed. 7th Feb. 7.00p.m. Methodist hall "Iceland a trip to put on your bucket list". Speaker Peter Parker. Price including meal £8.

 Contact Pat Peace 01434320471


Bible Study & Butty Breakfast

Wed. 14th Feb. 9a.m. with Rev. Alex.  Methodist hall. All welcome.


Hw. Messy Church

Next session Thurs. 15th Feb. 3.30p.m.


Lenten Faith Development.

Tues. 20th Feb. at 8.00pm. Minsteracres Library. Followed by Stations of Cross. All welcome.


Partnership Events

Mon. 26th Feb.  “No Greater Love Than This” (a meditation in song and pictures on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by David Ritson) St. Mary’s Church, Hexham from 7:00pm.


 What are you and your family doing for Lent?

Why not join us at one or more of the very popular

 Partnership Lenten Pilgrimage Masses where we journey together as one. Each service will take place from 7:00pm on the Weds. during Lent, and will be followed by light refreshments. These Masses are a great chance to worship as a pilgrim, as well as getting to know some of our Partner Parishioners. 1st service: Wed. 21st Feb. St. Elizabeth’s, Minsteracres


Hw. Monthly Dementia Support

Hw. Memory Cafe Second Thurs. 10.00 – 12.00noon.

Pick up leaflet.


Opportunity for Low cost Retreat on Holy Island,

12th -18th  Feb. For those on restricted income.

 Contact the Retreats Association (email@retreats.org.uk)


Race Night on 23rd of February will start at 7pm.

Horses are on sale from Veronica Dye at £1 each.

Donations for prizes for races or raffle prizes will be gratefully received. Contact 01434 322103 or 07712344470 or Sun. Mass.


New Rota

For Readers; Offertory Procession; Eucharist Ministers – see website and notice board. Also rotas for flowers and cleaning.


 Woman’s World Day of Prayer

 March 2nd 2018. All welcome.


Hw. Spring Walking Festival

28th April – 7th May.  24 Guided walks. Pick up leaflet.


Hw. Coffee Meeting

Today after Mass.


Stepping Back before Lent


It helps now and then, to step back and take a long view.

The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond

 our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent

Enterprise that is God’s work.

Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.

No prayer fully expresses our faith,

No confession brings perfection.

No pastoral visit brings wholeness.

No set of goals and objectives included everything.


This is what we are about.

We plant the seeds that one day will grow.

We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise............

We are workers, not master builders, ministers not messiahs.

We are prophets of a future not our own. 

  Archbishop Oscar Romero




Next Sunday 11th Feb. – 6th Sunday of the Year

World Day of Prayer for the Sick/And Unemployed.

The Xavarian Mission Appeal

9.30a.m. H.B. People of the Parish

11.00a.m. Hw. Conor Nicholas R.I.P.