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8th Nov. 2015 – 32nd Sunday of the Year

posted 5 Nov 2015, 03:51 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle   [ updated 6 Nov 2015, 00:50 by Jerry Laidler ]



Remembrance Sunday


H.B. MASS 9.30a.m.

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m.

MON.9th Nov.                    Dedication of the Lateran Basilica No Mass

TUES.10th Nov.                 St. Leo the Great Pp.                

WED.11th Nov.                  St. Martin of Tours Bp.

THURS.12th Nov.             St. Josaphat Bp.

FRI.13th Nov.                    Weekday

SAT.14th Nov.                    Weekday Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.                                            


Welcome Back Fr. Leo

Wed.                    2.30p.m. Hw. Churches Together meeting 

Welcome to all our visitors


Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

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

A Big Thank You

To Rev. Fr. Christopher Warren and Fr. Jeroen Hoogland for offering our Masses while Fr. Leo Pyle has been away.

Hw. Churches Together Prayer Group

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.

Christmas Card Charities

Preparing for Christmas – selection of charity cards at back of the church including The Catholic Printing Company; Apostleship of the Sea; Aid to Church in Need.

Hw. Churches Together Meeting

On Wed. St. Wilfrid’s Hall, 2.30p.m.

Remembrance Liturgy St. Mary’s H/ham

Thurs. 12th Nov. 9.15a.m. Children from St. Marys & St. Joseph’s Schools will have a Liturgy of remembrance in Church. All Welcome.

Hexham Galilee Talks

Sat. 21st Nov. 11.00a.m. St. Mary’s H/Ham

Re-Evangelising our Parishes. Speaker Fr. Marcus Holden

Hw. Churches Together Advent Carol Service

Nov. 29th 6p.m. Methodist Church Rev. Neil Wilson. All welcome.

St Wilfrid's Annual Coffee Morning

Sat. Dec. 5th at the Methodist Church Hall between 9.30a.m. and 11.30am.  Stalls will include: raffle, cakes and homemade preserves, gifts, tombola and a Nearly New stall.  All donations to the stalls can be left at the back of church.  As in other years, we aim to provide a buffet refreshment of sweet and savoury food. All offers of help will be most welcome.

Clergy Training Fund

Continues to be open for donations.

The Weavings Nov. Edition

Now available – See Notice Board for details of reflections and courses and Advent events and resources.

Light up a Life

Sat. Dec. 5th Hexham Abbey 4.00p.m. A heart-warming way to remember a loved one by lighting a candle in their memory at a special service. Leaflets in Magazine Rack.

The Syrian Asylum Route to Newcastle

Since 2011 around 5,000 Syrians have been granted humanitarian protection in the UK under the normal asylum process. Some were dispersed to Newcastle. The West end Refugee Service supported 21 Syrians in the last year, providing them with the support services offered to all asylum seekers who live here.

Hw. Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

See leaflets at back of church. Hw. Bits & Pieces in as well as shoe shop have spare boxes.

Quiz Time

Q. Where do vampires keep their savings? A. In the blood bank!

Q. Why is perfume so obedient?

 A: Because it’s scent everywhere it goes.

Q. What were the only creatures not to go into the Ark in pairs?

 A. The Maggots, they went in an apple.

Q. What do you get if you pour boiling water down a rabbit hole?

A. Hot cross bunnies.

The Month of the Dead & Holy Souls


The Catechism of the Church reminds us that death ends human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting divine grace manifested in Christ.

The Holy Souls are those “who die in God’s grace and friendship but who are still imperfectly purified” … “after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven”.

Those who belong to the Church are privileged to help the Holy Souls to enter heaven. The Church “commends almsgiving, indulgences, and works of penance undertaken on behalf of the dead.

Cf (CCC1021: 2 Tim 1:9-10) (CCC1030); CCC1032)


“It cannot be doubted that the prayers of the Church relieve the holy souls, and move God to treat them with more clemency that their sins deserve”.
St. Augustine.


Next Sunday: 15th Nov. – 33rd Sunday of the Year