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posted 6 Feb 2015, 11:08 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle


8th Feb. 2015 - 5th Sunday of the Year

Day of Prayer for Victims of Trafficking


H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Ad Intentionem Dantis

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


MON. 9th Feb.               Weekday No Mass


TUES. 10th Feb.            St. Scholastica H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.


WED. 11th Feb.             Weekday/Our Lady of Lourdes                       

H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.



THURS. 12th Feb.          Weekday Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.


FRI. 13th Feb.               Weekday Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Northern Brethren Fund


SAT. 14th Feb.              Ss. Cyril & Methodius Patrons of Europe        

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.               

Intention Northern Brethren Fund



Wed.                World Day of Prayer for  Sick

                        3.00p.m. H.B. Messy Church

Thurs.               11.00a.m. Hw. Churches Together

at St. Wilfrid’s


Welcome to all our visitors

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


Collections for 1st Feb.

H.B. £137.80p; Catholic Education Service: £132.91p;

M&S. £548.98p;

Hw. £179.50p; C.E.S. £88.50p; Cafod Can £4.80p;

Votive Candles £34.90p; Hall Hire £25.


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.


Messy Church

Thurs. 19th Feb. Theme: Daniel; 3.30p.m. – 5.30p.m.



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.


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.

Lenten Frugal Lunches

St Wilfrid's parishioners have been asked to prepare and serve Frugal Lunches on Wednesday, March 4th and Wednesday, 25th at the Methodist Church Hall. Helpers need to arrive at 10am to start serving from 11.30am until 1.30pm. All ingredients are supplied.

In addition, men from all churches are invited to volunteer to prepare and serve lunches on Wednesday, March 11th. See Sheila Moore.


Galilee Talk

Sat. 21st Feb. Galilee Talk at St Mary's, Hexham.

Austen Ivereigh speaks about Pope Francis.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Wed. Holy Mass with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
St Mary's Cathedral


Part Litany of Compassion for the Sick

R. Lord, be close and give your comfort.

When pain or distress is overwhelming

When the healing process goes slower than hoped

When pessimism or cynicism holds sway

When it is impossible to maintain familiar routines

When it becomes difficult to pray.


Year of Consecrated Life

The 18th World Day for Consecrated Life granted by St. John Paul II in 1977 was celebrated on Feast of Presentation of the Lord. Pope Francis designated this liturgical year the Year for Consecrated Life.


Church Action on Poverty

A Vigil Meal Sat. 14th Feb. 6.00p.m. St. Mary’s Parish Centre H’ham.

In the Gospel the disciples recognised Christ in the breaking of bread as they shared a meal. £5 per ticket. Contact Pat Devlin 01434 618306


Marriage & Family Synod

Deacon Peter Lavery, Diocesan Coordinator for Marriage and Family Life writes:

Ahead of the forthcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family in October 2015, Pope Francis, has asked us to reflect with 'true spiritual discernment' on the themes relating to marriage and family life that emerged from the Extraordinary meeting of Bishops held in Rome in October 2014. See diocesan website and questions

Cf. Bulletin 18th Jan. ’15.


Join the fight against gendercide

Mrs. Fiona Bruce MP. All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group, is inviting people to write to your MP now in support of her amendment – see letter on Notice Board:. Or via website stopgendercide.org.


Magazine Rack – Just In

Far East; Aid to Church in Need; Faith Alive Publ; EWTN T.V. guide.