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8th Jan. 2017 - The Epiphany of the Lord

posted 6 Jan 2017, 12:53 by Veronica Yarwood   [ updated 6 Jan 2017, 13:06 ]



White Flower Appeal


H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Rita Mary Suddes R.I.P.

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


MON. 9th Jan.                   The Baptism of the Lord  No Mass


TUES. 10th Jan.                 Weekday H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

 Intention Rev. Hugh Lavery R.I.P.


WED. 11th Jan.                Weekday/St. Aelred of Rievalux

H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Sr. M. Benedict


THURS. 12th Jan.             St. Benet Biscop Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Suzie Ownes R.I.P.


FRI 13th Jan.                     Weekday/St. Hilary Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Rev. Robert Gowland R.I.P.


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

                                             Intention Rev. Joseph Rossi





Today              Hw. Coffee & Meeting after Mass

Mon.                     End of Christmas Season

Wed.                     H.B. 10.30a.m. Parish Council

                              H.B. 3.30p.m. Messy Church

Thurs.                   Allen Valleys C. Together 11.00a.m

Hw. 2.00p.m. Messy Church Discussion


Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

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



25th Dec. ’16 H.B. £411.90p; Hw. £193; Christmas Offering £70.70p;

Hall Hire £180.

1st Jan. ‘17 H.B. £136; Crib Offering £15; Hw. £122.50p;

Christmas offering £25.


Hw. Coffee Morning Today

An opportunity to dismantle the crib and have a short meeting.


Partnership proposals update

The Diocesan team are now preparing the presentation to Bishop Seamus and Diocesan Directors for Jan. meeting which will allow them to reflect on all the surveys, meetings/gathering over the period.

Please keep them all in your prayers.


Hw. Messy  Church

Thurs. 12th Jan. 2.00p.m. Review of past approach and a proposed future strategy for this monthly event. Open to all interested including parents and helpers.


Hw. Prayer Meeting

Returns after break: 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.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity until 21st Jan.

Christian Unity subject Crossing Barriers. Sunday15th January at 6pm in the Methodist Church. Rev. Alex to preach.

Daily services Mon. to Sat. at 11am.


Jerusalem Legal Aid Centre visit

 Sun. January 29th 2.30pm - 4. 30pm St Charles Parish Centre, Church Avenue, Gosforth NE3 1TX



Every Little Counts

Recent Exhibition of work by Sue Moorhouse, Danny Brannigan and John Nixon raised £450.00 of which £340.00 has gone to Destitute Asylum Seekers H & N diocese's. Thank you for your support. John Nixon


Asylum Seekers  

The Dec. donations have now been delivered and two cheques issued for £30 cash donations together with the proceeds of above exhibition which raised £340. See notice board.

Grateful thanks expressed. N.B. The cash donations are put into the ‘Destitute Asylum Fund’ to help the 118 clients who qualify for small payments of £5 each week – the only money they have.



Holocaust Memorial Evening

Wed. 25th Jan. 7p.m. St. Mary’s School Longbenton.


Men's Forum

1st Feb. Speaker Antony Evans Volunteer.N.N.P.A.

about the construction of the Catcleugh Reservoir. Title:

 "They danced, they drank and they built a reservoir. 

Booking a.s.a.p. to Pat Peace.


Diocesan Church Music

Sat. 25th Feb. St. Mary’s Church, Hexham 10.30a.m. finishing with Mass 4.00p.m.  Details on diocesan website to book.


Magazine Rack – Just In

Cenacolo Community UK; Side by Side; EWTN TV; Africa.


 Thoughts for the week

As far as we know, planet Earth itself has a unique statue in the material universe as a magnificent monstrance which radiates glory into the distant reaches of the cosmos. This is because the Church’s mission has ensured that the Word make flesh Who comes to us on the altar at every celebration of Holy Mass is reserved day and night in tabernacles around the globe. Catholic Herald Dec. ’16.


Embryos are people, too. (White Flower Appeal)



The “outward” beginning of human personhood

manifests an inward action of God. (Genesis)


Each of us is equally in receipt of

a uniquely human life.

God’s love takes forward

 the irrevocable gift of life.

Each one of us is a witness

to the beginning of human personhood.

Embryological development

entails psychological development.

Each human being is a person-in-relationship.

Relationships are forever. 

Francis Etheredge




Next Sunday 15th Jan. 2017 – 2nd Sunday of the Year

Day of Prayer for Peace