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7th Jan. 2018 - The Epiphany of the Lord

posted 5 Jan 2018, 11:05 by Veronica Yarwood



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

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. Tony Corbett R.I.P.


MON. 8th Jan.                The Baptism of the Lord


TUES. 9th Jan.                Weekday H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

        Intention Paul Butler & Family


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

                                         Intention Rev. Hugh Lavery R.I.P.


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

        Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.


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

            Intention Sr. Mary Benedict


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

                                          Intention Rev. Robert Gowland R.I.P.



Today                  End of Christmas Season

Wed.                     3.30p.m. H.B. Messy Church

Thurs.                  11.00a.m. Alley Valley Churches Together Meeting




Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk



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



24th Dec. H.B. £157.10p; Carol Service £178.44p; Hw. £126.50p;

25th Dec. H.B. £291.35p; Hw. £202.50p;

31st Dec. H.B. £105.20p; Hw. £117.70p; Christmas Offering £30.


Hw. Prayer Meeting. 7th Jan.

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.


200 Club Dec. Draw
1st Prize  Number 48.   Norman Thompson;

 2nd Prize Number 22   Sheila King


Magazine Rack – Just In

EWTN Jan. TV; Side by Side Cafod; Vincentian Concern;


Diocesan Pilgrimages

To Lourdes lead by Bishop Cunningham 27th July – 3rd Aug.

 Direct flights from  Newcastle. See Tangney Tours brochure.


Pilgrimage to Poland

Mon. 23rd April – Mon. 30th April bookings from Fr. Christopher Warren. See Poster.


Hw. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Mon. 22nd – Sat. 27th Jan. 11.00a.m. Daily Prayers Holy Cross

Sun. 28th United Worship 6.00p.m. Preaches Fr. Leo.

Heaven on Earth – National Tour

UK National Tour 11th – 14th April Radio Metro Arena with

 Russell Watson.


Diocesan Website. World War II

Read about a soldier on duty on Christmas morning and the orphan who just wanted a Christmas cuddle. See Notice Board.


Preparing for Lent

As with Advent the diocesan office of spirituality will shortly make available Lent Resources for use in parishes/partnerships.  (Ash Wed. 14th Feb.).


Minsteracres Events

During Lent  quiet days of reflection each Wed. During March with Sr. Rosarie and Kathryn Turner and others.

Youth Ministry Conference

Sat. 12th May St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Hebburn.


Cafod News

Thanks to generous donations throughout the year, 40 local aid workers Caritas Bangladesh are distributing emergency aid to families escaping violence in Myanmar. “Now I can cook for myself and feed my children” one grateful mother said.


Hexham Debates 
Sat.  27th  January 2018 (in St Aidan's)
Michael Clarke, Former Director of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Services
Terrorism in Britain: How bad is the problem and how good is the response? 2017 witnessed more terrorist attacks here than at any time in the last 20 years and more are expected. Can we keep this phenomenon in perspective? Has Britain departed from a strictly 'intelligence-led policing' approach and embraced some of the tactics of the 'war on terror’? If so, has it made the problem worse?  

After Fr. Pyles Homily 31st. Dec.

·       If 'ifs' and 'ands' were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinker's hands. Charles Kingsley.

·       "If 'ifs and 'buts' were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?" Anon.


Hw. Coffee Meeting

Today after Mass


The Old Man and the Young

1918 – 2018

So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went,

And took the fire with him, and a knife.

And as they sojourned both of them together,

Isaac the first-born spake and said, My Father,

Behold the preparations, fire and iron,

But where the lamb for this burnt-offering?

Then Abram bound the youth with belts and straps,

And builded parapets and trenches there,

And stretched forth the knife to slay his son.

When lo! An angel called him out of heaven,

Saying, Lay not thy hand upon the lad,

Neither do anything to him.

Behold, a ram, caught in a thicket by its horns;

Offer the Ram of Pride instead of him.

But the old man would not so, but slew his son,

And half the seed of Europe, one by one.

Wilfred Owen (18 March 1893 – 4 Nov. 1918)








Next Sunday 14th Jan. - 2nd Sunday of the Year

Day of Special Prayer for Peace