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8th March 2015 - 3rd Sunday of Lent

posted 7 Mar 2015, 03:39 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle   [ updated 8 Mar 2015, 05:25 by Jerry Laidler ]

BULLETIN 695

H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Northern Brethren Fund 2015
Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. People of the Parish

MON. 9th March       Weekday of Lent/St. Frances of Rome - No Mass
TUES.10th March     Weekday of Lent H.B. MASS 10.00a.m. - Intention Ad Dantis
WED. 11th March     Weekday of Lent H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.- Intention Northern Brethren Fund
THURS. 12th March  Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m. - Intention Mary Finnegan R.I.P.
FRI. 13th March      Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m. - Intention Fr. Michael Melia R.I.P.
SAT. 14th March      Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m. - Intention Northern Brethren Fund

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tues. 7.00p.m. H.B. Lent Course
Wed. 3.00p.m. H.B. Messy Church
        7.00p.m. Hw. Lent Course
        St. Wilfrid’s

Welcome to all our visitors

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

Collections for:1st March

    H.B £94.90p; Cafod Family Fast £113.25p;
    Hw. £140.90p; Cafod Family Fast £131.70p; St. Cuthbert’s Care £10; Hall Hire £25.

Hw. Churches Together Lent Meetings

    Wed. 11th March, St. Wilfrid’s 7.00p.m. All welcome,

Hw. Lenten Frugal Lunches

Every Wed. throughout Lent from 11.30a.m. – 1.30p.m. in Methodist hall.Choice of soup, roll, cheese and biscuits. Donation minimum £2. All proceeds to Christian Aid which is part of a wider movement for social justice.

CAFOD Lent Appeal

Donations to the Lent 2015 appeal will be matched by the UK Government. This support helps bring safety, security and hope to those living in Myanmar (formally known as Burma). for instance.

Each £1 given will be matched by the Gov. from 18th Feb. – 17th May up to the value of £3.5 million.

Amount collected for Harvest Fast Day 2014: £309.48p.

Received with thanks from the Director of CAFOD.

C.T.Hw. Prayer Group

Meeting Mondays 10.30a.m. at Holy Cross Church. We pray for local issues as well as individual prayer requests. We hope you will join us.

200 Club

Would all members please pay monies before mid April.
The 1st draw will take place on the last Sunday in April 2015,

The price per number remains at £12.00.
Please give name and money in an envelope to one of the following:- Father Leo, Janet Gaughan, Christine Blunt, Andy Hallington,

Pat Peace.

Magazine Rack – Just In

EWTN programme Guide; White Fathers magazine; Aid to Church in Need – Lent and Eastertide resources;

Hw. First Communion

Please pray for Freya as she prepares for her First Holy Communion on Easter Sunday followed by a celebration in the Comrades Club.

 'Towards a New Pentecost’ Conference at Cor et Lumen Christi

Community, Wigton, CA7 9HU

20th - 22nd March Meals included this weekend! www.coretlumenchristi.org..or call 016973 45623

Vocation Discernment

Evenings of Prayer and Reflection. Wed. 25th March; Wed. 29th April.

6.30p.m. – 8.30p.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral followed by meal for those thinking about priesthood.

The Human cost of conflict in Israel/Palestine and Syria

Saturday March 21st, 11 am St Mary’s Centre,, Hexham,

Guy Opperman MP, Rev Brian Brown of Kairos Britain, All welcome.

H.B. Social Evening with “Ukes of Northumerland”

Sat. 25th April 7.30p.m. Plus Quiz & Buffet Supper. Details later.

Refugee project appeal

Diocesan Justice and Peace Refugee Project is appealing for more volunteers; cash donations and food donations due to the increase number of clients. They make up 200 bags of food each week for those from Syria, Eritrea, Iran and Sudan. See Feb. update on Notice Board.

Lenten Bulletin Gaffes

This evening at 7p.m. hymn singing in the church car park. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin. (sic).

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

Weight Watchers will meet at 7.30p.m. First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

The Fasting and Prayer conference includes meals.

Third Sunday of Lent Mediation

Jesus and the Money Changers

What do you think the traders – and those who were trying to buy from them – thought about what Jesus did?

How do you feel about the idea of Jesus being this angry about something?

What might irritate – if not really annoy – Jesus if he came in his human form to visit you and your community one week?

How might we translate a righteous anger – or sadness – or even despair of ever making a difference – into action?



Lord Jesus Christ,
your anger in the face of the abuse of money and trade reminds us of your thirst for justice and for the dignity of every human being to be recognised.
Help us to share your passion and love for every person – and to act in ways that bring them to the fulfilment God desires for them.
We ask this in your name. Amen.

                Source 2015 Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Spirituality Team

Next Sunday: 15th March – 4th Sunday of Lent

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