First Holy Communion
9th June 2019
Weekday Mass/Service Times in St Paulís
10th-14th June 2009
Monday 3rd June---10 am Word & Communion
Tuesday 4th June---10 am Holy Mass
Wed 5th June---10 am Holy Mass
Fri 7th June---10 am Holy Mass
Confessions after the 10am Mass Tuesday & Wednesday
and on request.
† Please remember
St Paulís Church, Alnwick in your will.
Weekday Mass in St Aidanís, Seahouses
Thursday 6th June---10 am Holy Mass
First Holy Communion Programme
Today, after 10 months preparation, 25 of our children are making their First Holy Communion.
† Please pray that their faith will continue to grow and they will be filled with the Holy Spirit.
We thank Father Oliver, the teachers and catechists for preparing the children,
†and all the parish groups and people of the parish who have helped to make this a special day.
The final meeting and Mass are on 22nd and 23rd June.
The Partnership welcomed Bishop Robert last Thursday where he
was able to visit Seahouses Holy Island And Alnwick.
†The Partnership Mass was celebrated at 6.30pm where Bishop Robert
†met people during and after the mass.
† We thank him for his time spent in the partnership.
Thank you all for your continued support for sales at the back of church.
£250 Sales Table & £30 Handcrafted Cards
A mass will be said in Walsingham for the parishioners of St Paulís between 3rd and 10th June.
†A card is on the Parish Notice Board in the porch.
God Bless, Yvonne Douglas.
to everyone who supported the concert at St Paul's Church on 18 May.
Please can I note particular thanks to the team from St Paul's who worked very hard
†with serving refreshments, helping with ticket sales at the door and the raffle.
A super amount of money was raised thanks to everyone's generosity! £816!
This has been divided between Contagious Youth and Schools Work and The Baliffgate Singers.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Claire Mead.
Thanks to Lawrence Collins
for the new ĎWelcome to St Paulísí booklet that is now available at the back of church.
† Lawrence has done a lot of research and he has also prepared a
longer version of the booklet which will be available shortly.
Please send a postcard to the Home Secretary, with an important message:
†ďDonít bring in abortion decriminalisation by the back door!Ē
The pro-abortion lobby in the House of Commons is trying to amend the
†Draft Domestic Abuse Bill to push through abortion decriminalisation.
The draft Domestic abuse bill will introduce measures to tackle the horror of domestic abuse.
† This important Bill must not be hijacked to decriminalise abortion
and make women even more vulnerable to abusive men.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has produced postcards for us.
† These are available at the back of church.† Thank you.
Church Sitters Wanted
St Paulís Church is now open every afternoon between
2pm and 4pm with ďChurch SittersĒ to welcome visitors.
† If you have a spare couple of hours occasionally or regularly and
†would like to help please contact June Etterley on 606252.†
Thank you, Pastoral Church Council
†Holy Communion Cards and Gifts now available.
Green Batt Garden:
Alnwick in Bloom have suggested the following dates for tidying
†up operations to fit in with their availability and the next 'judging day':
†22nd June, 6th July.
†Any willing CTiA hands would be much appreciated on
†those occasions, 10 am for about an hour.
for Eucharistic Ministers and Coffee are available at
the back of church.
Feasts of the Week
Monday 10th---Mary, Mother of the Church
Tuesday 11th---St Barnabas, Apostle
Thursday 13th---Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest
USED POSTAGE STAMPS
The Used Stamps for the last year has raised £10,000 for the
†Guide Dogs for the Blind & Cancer Care.
Thank you to all parishioners & friends and keep up the good work.
Please continue to save your used stamps and
†leave them at the back of church.
Minutes of Parish Council Meetings
A folder containing the minutes of recent Parish Council meetings
†is now available at the back of the Church
†Thank You for your generosity.
We still need things for teenage boys
St Paul's 100 Club
1st No.106†† Marie & Michael dawson
2nd No.64†† Romaine Barclay-Kim
3rd No.17†† Marcelle & Natalie Giles
First Holy Communion Programme
†Final Meeting and Mass†† 22/23 June 2019
Youth Ministry Toolkit
A new online resource is
now available on www.hnyouthtoolkit.org.uk
The Peoples Kitchen
My thanks as always to all who give so generously throughout the year.
The kitchen are constantly feeding and clothing the many needy people on a
†daily basis, the numbers are ever increasing.
Well done to you very kind hearted people.
The staff at the Diocesan Finance Office have asked every
†Parish and Partnership to appoint a GDPR representative.
†Because of the short notice given to try and fond someone and hand in
†contact details to the diocese, Fr Oliver has notified the diocese of temporary roles for this:
†Deacon David will be the GDPR rep for St Aidans, Seahouses and Fr Oliver will be the GDPR rep
†for all the other Parishes in the Partnership, until we know what is expected of the person responsible.
ALNWICK MUSIC SOCIETY
With the closure of the Alnwick Playhouse in August for one year,
†Alnwick Music Society are using different venues around the town for their Concerts.
†St.Paulís, St.Jamesí, St.Michaelís and the Northumberland Hall will all be used.
There is a booklet at the back of Church with a list of all the
†Concerts/Venues and details of all the groups participating.
† Please take one.
† Coming Together
Tea and coffee will be served at the back of the church
after Mass and we hope you will stay and chat .
All are welcome
The coffee/tea at the back of Church
is very popular, it is great to see people standing round chatting
†and connecting as a Congregation, but it would be wonderful if
†a few more could be available to help, especially at the end.
†It only needs 2 to set up, but it is great when people collect cups etc.,
†and take them to be washed and reset up for the next week.
Just speak to Mary anytime.
†Donations are always welcome.
Very many thanks to all those parishioners who have supported
the Gift Aid Donations Scheme during the past year.
†The scheme continues to make a significant contribution to parish funds
†and last year we recouped in excess of £6500 from HMRC.
† If you are not already signed up, please consider joining.†
The only requirement is that you should be a UK taxpayer.
† Forms are at the back of church or contact Roisin on 01665 798945.
A lovely selection of Homemade Jams are on sale at the back of church.
The Peopleís Kitchen
are grateful to St Paulís parishioners and friends for their continued support.
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Red Mission Boxes
Will you please bring in your Mill Hill Red Boxes for counting.
† Thank you, James Bateman
NIGHTS OF LIGHT
It is over 15 years since the floodlighting team
achieved their objective of floodlighting St. Paulís.
†In the years since the running and maintenance
costs have risen considerably.
†We would therefore like to encourage you to help us
†by continuing lighting our Church by buying or donating
†a night of light for £1 minimum or an amount of your choice.†
Thank you for supporting our fundraising for the running costs.
PARKING IN THE CHURCH GROUNDS
We request when parking in the Church grounds,
†you do so with due regard to other users.
†We ask you do not park near corners as some of us
†are getting a bit older and accidents do happen.
If you are parking at the front of Church, please remember
†that funeral and wedding cars need extra room.
†If you park of the streets nearby, please do not cause
†an inconvenience to the local people,
especially when disabled access may be needed.
Also would drivers please let their passengers out,
†then park as near as possible to the left thus enabling other cars
†to pass safely without having to drive over the grass on the right.
We have put a garden seat near the ramp for those who would like
to rest awhile in the quiet of the church grounds..
When driving within the church grounds PLEASE keep to the 15mph speed limit.†
Expensive gravel is being displaced by overzealous drivers.
† Thank You.
PLEASE let us know
if a relative or neighbour has been taken to any of our hospitals,
†otherwise we will not be able to visit them.
Did you know you can pay your weekly offertory donation
†via standing order or direct debit.
†In these days of internet banking it is so easy to make
†a regular payment to St Paulís RC Church, Alnwick.
†You can still gift aid your donation by filling in the form at the back of church
As Always, they are full of gratitude for
†your generosity in donations of food and clothing.
† The need as always continues, any male clothing
†and footware is always in demand.
†As long as there are these items in the boxes at the back of church,
I will continue to take it down to the needy.
†Thank you to you all.† Jean OíHanlon
USED POSTAGE STAMPS
Please save your used stamps and leave them at the back of church.
† Yvonne Douglas is saving them for cancer research.
If you, or someone you know, has recently been bereaved Hospice Care
†now provide support either in your own home or in a mutually convenient place.
† For more information see the leaflets in the back of church
†or phone the hospice on 01665 606512
Space for Quiet Prayer
Our Quiet Space before the Tabernacle is working well.
†Thank you all. Please use it, if you would like to, before and after Mass,
†for silent prayer, in front of the Blessed Sacrament
ST. PAULíS SCHOOL
The website is www.stpaulsalnwick.co.uk†
containing lots of information about our schools and a
†chance to keep up to date with what is happening.
†Please visit our website.
The Memoriam Book placed in Our Ladyís Chapel
contains the names of family and friends of parishioners,
†each written under the date of their death.
†If you would like the names of your loved ones included,
†please fill in the form at the back of Church
and place it in the box provided.
†Fill in a separate form for each name, please.
Please be vigilant when you are in and about the Church.
Do not leave your valuables unattended in the church.
Nights of Light
Our Church looks particularly attractive at present with the flood lighting.
We depend on the Nights of Lights scheme to fund the lighting of the church.
If you would like to celebrate a important occasion,
please consider lighting up our church
If you would like the Church to be lit up for a special occasion,
please obtain a form from the back of the Church and hand it with your donation
to Tim Sewell, any of the Parish Council,
drop it through the letterbox at the Parish House
or download the form on the Nights of Light page
Minimum donation £1 per date!
Many ideas of fundraising are being suggested.
Perhaps you might be able to help in one of the following ways.
Win the Lottery and pay the lot!
Have a coffee morning or evening
Auction of Promises
Brass Band Concert
...and then there are your own ideas.
We need doers of the suggestions, not just suggestions!
The Convent Centre
If you wish to book the centre, contact the Caretaker,
Paul on his mobile 07845991512
Visitors GIFT AID
If you are a visitor to our parish and would like
St. Paul's Church to claim the tax back from your offering,
please use a special Gift Aid envelope from the back of the church.
In the absence of the priest, whom can we contact?
It is always good to be able to contact the priest of the
parish when you need information or in emergency.
But the parish house is not always manned.
In the absence of the priest, the number of a contact person
will be on the answering machine
Donít Forget !!!
We invite you to join us for a Coffee or Tea after Sunday morning Mass in the Parish Room
when we can greet our visitors and share our ideas of the liturgy and other Church
matters.† Funds raised help provide for our Seasonal Celebrations with our older
parishioners and their friends.
IN HOSPITAL? WOULD YOU LIKE A PRIEST TO VISIT YOU
Parishioners who find themselves in hospital should inform the staff that they are Catholic
that they would like a priest to visit them while admitted.
Hospital staff are not permitted to enquire of a patientís religion,
however they will contact a visiting priest for you should you let them know.
Hospital Referral Cards
It is becoming increasingly difficult to know when any
†of our parishioners have been admitted to hospital.
If you or any of your family are being admitted to any of our
†hospitals please let the priest know as soon as possible.
At the back of the church there are some hospital referral cards.
We would ask you to have one of these cards at home and if for any reason you have to stay
in hospital please hand it to the ward sister who will inform the hospital chaplain.
Please supply the patientís name, ward and hospital.
Alternatively, a hospital referral card can be completed and given to Fr. Peter.
Due to the unavailability of information regarding religious denomination of patients
in the RVI,† Freeman and Walkergate Hospitals, patients and relatives
must take responsibility to inform the hospital chaplain.
Tel 0191 232 1892.
The same situation applies to all our local hospitals and maybe care homes.
If you or a relative are going into hospital or one of our
†care homes please let the local priest know.
It will make our work much easier