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5th Feb. 2017 - 5th Sunday of the Year

posted 3 Feb 2017, 06:49 by Veronica Yarwood



H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Eileen R.I.P. & Hodgson Family

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


MON.  6th Feb.                  St. Paul Miki & Companions No Mass


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

Intention Rev. Donal O’Brien R.I.P.


WED. 8th Feb.                    Weekday/ St. Jerome Emiliani/

St. Josephine Bakhita H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. Vincenty Humfress R.I.P.


THURS. 10th Feb.             Weekday Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Eric Connell R.I.P.


FRI. 11th Feb.                   St. Scholastica Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.


SAT.12th  Feb.                   Weekday/Our Lady of Lourdes 

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Revv. J.McHugh & J.McDonald R.I.P.



Wed.      Day of Prayer for Victims of Trafficking

               3.30p.m. H.B. Messy Church

Sat.         World Day of Prayer for the Sick



Welcome to all our visitors

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


Collection 29th Jan.

H.B. £113; Cafod £56.22p; Hw. Mission Fund £3,000;

Hw. £172.85p; Hall Hire £30; Votive Candles £128.05p.


Pope’s Intentions for Feb.

Comfort for the afflicted; That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalised, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Hw. Monthly Coffee

Today with short meeting. All welcome.


The Bishop’s Wish

9th Feb. 7.30p.m. Lancastrain Suite, Dunston.

Hw. Following the recent Pastoral Letter, parishioners are encouraged to support this important meeting Forward Together in Hope. 

Any parishioner wishing to attend and needing lift please contact

Sue Moorhouse 01434 312158


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.


Hw. Our New Parishioners

A warm welcome to Michaela McCaugherty & Louise Lovell who have  just moved into Haltwhistle.


H.B. Baptism Preparation

Please pray for Luke Jacob Forsyth & Emilia Lily Forsyth as they prepare for their baptism on 26th Feb. at 9.30a.m. Mass



Asylum Seekers

Thank you for your generosity. Goods delivered to centre as usual. Cash donations: cheque £30; Cash £15. Total £45. Receipt N.Board.

Methodist representative taking over from Feb. for four months but Veronica will continue to be link.



The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has designated the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita  as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. Kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. Once freed, she became a nun and dedicated her

 life to sharing her testament of deliverance from slavery and comforting the poor and suffering. She was declared a Saint in 2000.

On February 8th,  Catholics all over the world are encouraged to host or attend prayer services to create greater awareness about

 this phenomenon. Through prayer, we not only reflect on the experiences of those that have suffered through this affront to

human dignity, but also comfort, strengthen, and help empower survivors.


Hw. Messy  Church

Thurs. 16th Feb. Next meeting. Volunteers needed from 3pm onwards.


Hearing Voices Exhibition

Until 25th Feb. Durham Cathedral. See leaflet on Notice Board.


Diocesan Church Music

Sat. 25th Feb. St. Mary’s Church, Hexham 10.30a.m. finishing with Mass 4.00p.m.  Details on diocesan website to book.


Continuing the Partnership – Lenten Station Masses Weds. 7p.m.

 8th March St. Elizabeth’s Minsteracres: 22nd March St. John’s H.B.;

29th March St. Wilfrid’s  Hw; 5th April St. Mary’s H/ham.


Result for January 2017 draw-:
1st Prize  Number 5 William Dye; 2nd Prize  Number45 Tony Pyle;

3rd prize £25.00 (Name/Number missing)

Total number of tickets sold 773 @£1.00 per ticket £773.00

Deduct Ticket printing   £70.00; Deduct Prizes £185.00

Total made for the parishes £518.00

Thanks to all who supported this draw.  Martin Gaughan





World Day of Prayer for Human Trafficking


Loving  Father, we come before you today

 in solidarity with the millions of people

who suffer each day from human trafficking.

We pray for healing and restoration for those

who have been victims of trafficking.

We ask that they may be liberated and

that you will restore their

freedom and dignity.


We pray that human trafficking will end

 and both traffickers and the people they traffic

 will find their hope in you.

We make our prayers as people of hope.




Next Sunday: 12th Feb. – 6th Sunday of the Year

Day of Prayer for Racial Justice

Collection for Catholic Association for Racial Justice