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14th Feb. Sunday 2016 – 1st Sunday of Lent

H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Private Intention

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


MON. 15th Feb.                 Weekday of Lent No Mass


TUES. 16th Feb.                 Weekday of Lent H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Northern Brethren Fund ‘16


WED. 17th Feb.                 Weekday of Lent H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention St. M. Fintan


THURS. 18th Feb.             Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Margaret Weightman


FRI.19th Feb.                    Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Gerard Monaghan R.I.P.


SAT.20th Feb.                    Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Private




Mon.   2.30p.m. Hw. Lent Service at Holy Cross

Tues.   7.30p.m. H.B. C.T. Lent Course at Methodist Chapel

Fri.      Family Fast Day. Day of Prayer for the

Needy & Hungry of the world.

Sat.       7.00p.m. H.B. The Unlikely Lads Pilgrimage


Welcome to our visitors

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


Hw. Lenten Services

2.30p. Mon. Holy Cross. Revd. Neil Wilson. All Welcome.


Hw. Lenten Services

These series of services are on different days of the week during Lent to facilitate attendance. Starting Mon. (see above).

1.      However Thurs. 10th March St. Wilfrid’s volunteer leader required for readings See. Notice Board. Names to John Nixon a.s.a.p.

2.      Also Fri. 18th March venue St.Wilfrid’s Leaders required for readings. See Notice Board.

Hexham Galilee Talks

20th Feb. 11.00a.m. Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum.

St. Mary’s R.C. Hexham. All Welcome.


Fair Trade Fortnight

29th Feb. – 12th March.


H.B.  Woman's World Day of Prayer

Fri.  March 4th St Johns 2p.m. Service prepared by Christian women of Cuba. Theme 'Receive children receive me'.

Hw. Venue Holy Cross 2p.m.


Diocesan Celebration – Reaching out in Mercy

Wed. 9th March St. Mary’s H/ham. No time given as yet.


Parish Catechesis CCRS Module

Sat. 12th & 19th March 9.30a.m. St. Hilda’s Resource Centre, Newcastle. See Poster.


Leap year prize raffle

This raffle is to help offset the costs of storm damage costing £2,530 to both churches. Tickets cost £1 for 5 tickets available at the back of both churches.

Prizes include - bottles of wine, cuddly toys and a travelling chess set.

Draw after the 11.00 mass at St. Wilfrid's on 28th Feb.

Offers of additional prizes most welcome.  Nigel Theobald


Family Fast Day – Lent

Cafod water projects are helping thousands of people across the world through Lenten donation. The UK government has promised to give up to £3.5 million to Cafod if we can help tap into it.


Lenten Alms – St. Cuthberts Care

Supporting the Hardship Fund offering financial support and peace of mind to hundreds of people requiring Catholic residential support.


Hw. Lenten Frugal Lunches

Each Wed. during Lent at Holy Cross 11.30a.m. onwards.

Wed. 24th Feb. St. Wilfrid’s turn to serve. See John Nixon for details.


Lent at Minsteracres

Walking Retreat; Quiet Days and more. Check out the website.


Centre for Prayer & Mission, Seaham

Lent reflections of Seven Faces of Mercy;

The God – seeking Face of Mercy; The Prayerful Face of Mercy; The Patient Face of Mercy; The Forgiving Face of Mercy; The Restorative Face of Mercy; The Suffering Face of Mercy – through Tazie evening.

Details marymichael.lee7@gmail.com.


Parish Website

According to latest information 198 people viewed bulletin on web; 14 people asked directions to church over the past month.


Magazine Rack – Just In

St. Patrick’s missionary society; Alive Publ. Lent and Easter; Missionaries of Africa; Justpeace.


Church Regulations - Regarding Fast and Abstinence


Abstinence from meat (beast or fowl) is to be observed

by all Catholics fourteen years old and older on Ash

Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent.

This obligation prohibits the eating of meat,

but not eggs, milk products, or condiments

of any kind, even though made from animal fat.


Fasting means limiting oneself to one full meal

 on a given fast day. Catholics who are eighteen

years of age but not yet fifty-nine are obliged

to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.


On fast days, two additional smaller meals are

per­mitted if necessary to maintain strength.

However, the two smaller meals together may

not equal one full meal.

Moreover, eating solid foods between meals on

fast days is not permitted.


Source (Lent Companion Feb/March ’16)




Next Sunday 21st Feb. 2016 – 2nd Sunday of Lent