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1st March - 2nd Sunday of Lent

posted 27 Feb 2015, 04:04 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle   [ updated 1 Mar 2015, 10:29 by Jerry Laidler ]


Cafod Family Fast Collection

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

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. Peter Ward R.I.P.

MON. 2ndMarch          Weekday of Lent No Mass

TUES. 3rdMarch         Weekday of Lent H.B. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Sr. M. Aelred

WED. 4thMarch          Weekday of Lent/St. Casimir  H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.Intention Ad Dantis

THURS. 5thMarch       Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 9.00a.m. Intention Northern Brethren Fund

FRI. 6thMarch             Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m. Intention Sr. M. Colette

SAT. 7thMarch            Weekday of Lent/Ss. Perpetua & Filicity Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                   Intention Mary Finnegan R.I.P.


Tues.                7.00p.m. Hw. Lent Course at St. Wilfrid’s

Wed.                7.00p.m. Hw. Men’s Forum

Thurs.               N.B. change of Mass time

                        2.00p.m. Hw. Messy Church planning

Fri.                   2.00p.m. Women’s World Day Prayer

                        Details overleaf

Welcome to all our visitors

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

Collections for 22nd Feb.

    H.B. £152.85p; S.C.C. £126.65p; C.E.C. £3.50p

    Hw. £167.75p; S.C.C. £67.25p; Hall Hire £15.

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.

Hw. Churches Together Lent Meetings

Tues: 7.00p.m. St. Wilfrid’s Preacher Rev. Neil Wilson. All welcome,

Woman’s World Day Prayer

Fri. 2.00p.m. Venues: Hw.St. Wilfrid’s & H.B. Methodist Chapel

Hw. Speaker Rev. Tom Quenet; refreshments. All welcome

Praying for the Bahamas; Theme: Jesus said, “Do you know what I have done to You?”

Hw. Lenten Alms

For almost 70 years St. Cuthberts Care has offered services to help care for some of the most vulnerable in our communities. Providing specialist disability services; residential homes for young and old; fostering and day resources. Please support this worthy diocesan charity during Lent.

Advent Alms donation £160. A letter of appreciation on Notice Board.

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.

Cardinal Tagle

Mon. 9th March St. Mary’s Cathedral, 7.00p.m. Archbishop of Manila Philippines. See Notice Board.


World Mission Sunday Collection. Donation of £155 received with thanks from Director. This donation will help support missionary work in Myanmar (Burma).

Diocesan Retreat Day for all

Wed. 4th Mar. 10.30a.m. – 3.00p.m. Minsteracres £10 per person including lunch. Book 0191 2433313 See poster on Notice board.

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.

What is Pope Francis’ vision for Church & Us?

Sat. 7th March St. Matthew’s Social Centre Prudhoe; 10.a.m. – 1.00p.m.

All welcome.

Icon Exhibition of 12 Northern Saints

Durham Cathedral 16th March – 13th April. See Notice Board.

Social Evening with the UKES of Northumberland

H.B. Sat. 25th April 7.30p.m. plus Quiz and Bullet Supper. Details later.

Ferrero Rocher

The Italian chocolate pioneer Michele Ferrero died aged 89 years. He named the Ferrero Rocher after the Lourdes grotto the Roc de Massabielle.

A Stark Fact

For every person coming into the R.C. church – which is a cause of rejoicing – 10 people drift away. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in our prayers for these brothers and sisters in Christ.

Magazine Rack – Just In

Aid to Church In Need; Redemptorist Publ.; The Prayer Trust; Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.

Quote of the Week

The day’s food for the day’s march …. that is what Holy Communion is meant to be. Mg. Ronald Knox.

Second Sunday of Lent Meditation

The Transfiguration of Jesus – Mark 9:2-10

When have you felt as if life was like trudging up a rough and steep mountainside?
When have you had a “mountaintop” experience – when, suddenly, life was wonderful and you saw things clearly and brilliantly?
And when have you come down to earth – with or without a bump? 

When did your community/group have an “uphill struggle”.
What makes us feel like “lowering our arms” – or giving up in the face of difficulties?
What would a transfigured community look like?
What gets in the way?

Source 2015 Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Spirituality Team

Next Sunday 8th March – 3rd Sunday of Lent