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8th May 2016 The Ascension of the Lord

posted 6 May 2016, 12:41 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle



World Communications Day

(Special collection to be taken later)

Columbian Sisters Mission Appeal


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

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. Rev. Joseph Leavy R.I.P.


MON. 9th May                   Weekday of Easter No Mass


TUES. 10th May                Weekday of Easter H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Alistair McRae R.I.P.


WED. 11th May                 Weekday of Easter H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Special Intention


THURS. 12th May            Weekday of Easter Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Harding Poor


FRI. 13th May                  Weekday of Easter/Our Lady of Fatima

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Bates


SAT. 14th May                   St. Matthias Apostle Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. James Hughes R.I.P.





Wed.               H.B.  after Mass. Finance Meeting

                        Hw. 7.00p.m. Churches Together at St. Wilfrid’s

Thurs.              Allen Valley 11.00a.m. Churches Together meeting




Welcome to all our visitors

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


Collections for: 1st May 2016

H.B. £170.25p; Ukraine £161.08p; Off Gift Aid £30;

Votive Candles £188.92p; Little Srs. £10; 200 Club £156;

Hw. £143; Ukraine £58.73p; Hall Hire £15; Cafod Cakes £45;

Cafod Can £9.01p.


200 Club

The 1st draw will take place on last Sunday in May to allow more people to join. Last year there were 86 members; at present there are 48 members. For those who wish to renew please do so a.s.a.p.


Partnership in Love

Bishop Séamus will celebrate Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday 14 May at 11.00am to give thanks for the Sacrament of Marriage. All welcome.


Think Deeply and Love Generously

Sat. 14th May Ushaw College. Led by Karen Kilby, holder of the Bede Chair of Catholic Theology


Icon writing workshop

Mon. 23rd – Fri. 26th May Minsteracres Retreat Centre. See poster.


Fostering North East

Tues. 17th May 12noon to 4pm, inside Newcaslte Central Station Portico. See notice board.


Voices of Mercy

Wed. 25th May. 7.00p.m. Theme: Visit the Sick. Venue St. Cuthbert’s Church Chester-le-Street.


Diocesan Festival 2016

Sat. 25th & Sun. 26th June. Annual event Youth Village. Theme: ‘Limitless Love: making all things new’ celebration of faith for all ages with inspiring speakers for all. festival@diocesehn.org.uk



Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter

The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. The Church, in union with Christ, the living incarnation of the Father of Mercies, is called to practise mercy as the distinctive trait of all that she is and does. What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all. Love, by its nature, is communication; it leads to openness and sharing. If our hearts and actions are inspired by charity, by divine love, then our communication will be touched by God’s own power.


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

Africa; EWTN May; Cafod magazine; Comboni Mission


Statement on the EU Referendum by Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Need to pray for guidance of the Holy Spirit; be informed of the arguments on both sides of debate; exercise votes with a view to common good of all. See notice board. Pope Francis reminds us in his address to European Parliament in Strasbourg 2014 “The ideals which shaped this European project were peace, subsidiarity and solidarity – even trade was harnessed to peace in Western Europe. We must keep the sacredness of the human person in decisions on referendum.


Did you know?

St. Bed the Venerable (feast day 25th May) died on 26th May 735 which was Ascension Day.


Christ’s Ascension

We go to heaven to the extent that we go to Jesus Christ and enter into him. Heaven is a person “Jesus himself is what we call ‘heaven’”. Pope Benedict XV1




Prayer for the Ascension of the Lord


Father in heaven,

Our minds were prepared

For the coming of your kingdom

When you took Christ beyond

Our sight so that we might

Seek him in his glory.

May we follow where he has led

And find our hope in his glory,

For he is Lord for ever. Amen.






Next Sunday 15th May Pentecost Sunday

Day of special Prayer for the Church

Collection for the Lay Training Fund

Christian Aid week.

6.00p.m. HB. Pentecost Service at St. John’s with commissioning of Christian Aid Collectors.