†Second Sunday of
8th December 2019
Services during the week
St Paulís, Alnwick
Monday 9thó10am Word & Communion
Tuesday 10thó10am Mass
†Wednesday 11thó10am Mass &
Service for Kevin Linighan
†Please Note† No 10am Mass Thursday
All Saints, Thropton
Wednesday 10am Mass at All Saints, Thropton
in December & January.
†Restarts in February 2020
Confessions after the 10am Mass Tuesday
to Friday and on request.
Christmas 2019 Masses
St Paulís Alnwick
6.30pm† Christmas Mass
St Agnes, Rothbury
†Christmas Day:- 9am
St Aidanís, Seahouses
†Christmas Day:- 11.30am
St Paulís Church, Alnwick in your will.
is the Year of the Bible
GOD WHO SPEAKS
Please take a copy of
St Matthews Gospel from the back of church.
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2019-20
Please pray for the children.
Mass dates for the programme:-
8 & 9
Feb 20,†† 28 & 29 Mar 20,†† 25 & 26 Apr 20,†† 16 & 17 May 20
13 & 14
Jun 20 (First Communion),†† 4 & 5 Jul
† £250 from sales at the back of church (including jams, marmalade etc).
Thank you for your continued support.
† All money raised for church funds. Elsie Doherty
ALNWICK & DISTRICT
CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS-
SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER 3.00PM
ST.PAUL'S CHURCH, ALNWICK -
†£12.00 PAY AT THE
(COMPLIMENTARY MINCE PIES AND
†MULLED WINE AFTER
Christians Together in Alnwick
All Are Welcome....Cribs@Christmas
Sat 7th December, 10amó4pm
in St Paulís Church
Explore Nativity Sets around the World.
Enjoy Drinks & Cake.
Listen to Local Musicians
Childrenís Activities, Opportunity to support
Follow that star
††(Children's Christmas activity morning)
takes place on
Saturday 14 December from 10am-12noon at
St Paul's RC Church, Alnwick.
Open to all primary school aged children (4-11 years).
†£1 subs for the
morning (drink & snack included).
†For more info:
Claire Mead, 07525 748728,
Xmas card collection trays
now placed at rear of
Please check each time you visit the Church for YOUR
†End of Jan 20
trays will be cleared.†
Christmas Nights of Light
If you would like the Church to be lit up for a special
of a loved one, please obtain a form from the back
the Church and drop it through the letterbox at the Parish House
or download the
form on the Nights of Light page on the parish website.
†Minimum donation £1 per date!†††††
This has been a huge
†We have collected and sent away 114 boxes,
which surpasses last years 43.
† Thank you to all those who donated gifts,
money and helped pack and wrap the boxes.
†Our team has worked perfectly with your
† Any empty shoeboxes for next year are still
† Many thanks, Yvonne, Elsie, Brian & Pam.
St Paulís won SILVER this year in Northumberland in
†With your help
next year we will win GOLD.
Volunteers please contact Martin on
Thank you for your
†The Roof Fund now
stands at £6525.
Donation envelopes are at the back of church to be
the Sunday Mass offertory baskets.
† Thank you, in
advance, for your donation.
Alnwick Mercy Associates
The Alnwick Group of Mercy Associates are a small group
who meet on the
Monday of the Month in the Parish Meeting Room at 1.30pm.
are held to raise money for Altar Breads, Charities
most recently we were able to provide a new Altar Cloth.
† Anyone interested
in joining would be very welcome.
Yvonne Douglas has been to Fatima and is having a Mass
said for all our
every month for a year and also every Friday included in the Rosary.
Partnership Day of Reflection
for Ministers of
the Word has been moved to November.
Alnwick food bank
Our food bank drop in has only been open for 2 weeks and
have had 9 people seeking help,2 in week 1 and 7 this week
we have been able to offer them choice of food.
Our statistics for this year show that we have
helped over 600 adults
children in the Alnwick district 20%of which were
under 5 and 26% aged 6-16.
programme is now well established where
give parcels in school holidays to families who
help for children who are on free school meals.
†We have had a
tremendous response from schools and churches
the area donating their harvest festival food and in fact we
have plenty of pasta
and beans for many months to come!!,
Without the kind donations from individuals and
organisations we couldn't
the service we do so, on behalf of the trustees, a grateful thank you to everyone
Diaries for 2020, Christmas Cards and Gifts
are now available.
†There is also a
large choice of calendars which can be
from a catalogue at the Repository.
Feasts of the Week
Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Patron of the Diocese
13thóSt Lucy V, M
14thóSt John of the Cross P, D
†USED POSTAGE STAMPS
Please continue to save your used stamps and leave them
at the back of church.
†Minutes of Parish
A folder containing
the minutes of recent Parish Council meetings
†is now available at
the back of the Church
† St Paul's 100 Club November Draw
1st No.42†† June Etterley†
2nd No.95†† Claire
Daly & Louise Thompson
3rd No.74†† Harold
& Jackie Hinchliffe
thanks as always to all who give so generously throughout the year.
kitchen are constantly feeding and clothing the many needy people on a
†daily basis, the numbers are ever increasing.
done to you very kind hearted people.
staff at the Diocesan Finance Office have asked every
†Parish and Partnership to appoint a GDPR
†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
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.
is a booklet at the back of Church with a list of all the
†Concerts/Venues and details of all the groups
† Please take one.
and coffee will be served at the back of the church
Mass and we hope you will stay and chat .
coffee/tea at the back of Church
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.
speak to Mary anytime.
†Donations are always welcome.
many thanks to all those parishioners who have supported
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
† If you are not already signed up, please
only requirement is that you should be a UK taxpayer.
† Forms are at the back of church or contact
Roisin on 01665 798945.
lovely selection of Homemade Jams are on sale at the back of church.
grateful to St Paulís parishioners and friends for their continued support.
you please bring in your Mill Hill Red Boxes for counting.
† Thank you, James Bateman
IN THE CHURCH GROUNDS
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
†are getting a bit older and accidents do
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
†an inconvenience to the local people,
when disabled access may be needed.
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.
have put a garden seat near the ramp for those who would like
rest awhile in the quiet of the church grounds.
†When driving within the church grounds PLEASE
keep to the 15mph speed limit.†
gravel is being displaced by overzealous drivers.
† Thank You.
let us know
a relative or neighbour has been taken to any of our hospitals,
†otherwise we will not be able to visit them.
†† Offertory Collection
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,
†You can still gift aid your donation by
filling in the form at the back of church.
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.
for Quiet Prayer
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
The website is http://www.stpaulsalnwick.co.uk/
lots of information about our schools and a
†chance to keep up to date with what is
†Please visit our website.
Memoriam Book placed in Our Ladyís Chapel
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
†please fill in the form at the back of Church
place it in the box provided.
†Fill in a separate form for each name, please.
be vigilant when you are in and about the Church.
not leave your valuables unattended in the church.
Church looks particularly attractive at present with the flood lighting.
depend on the Nights of Lights scheme to fund the lighting of the church.
you would like to celebrate a important occasion,
consider lighting up our church
you would like the Church to be lit up for a special occasion,
obtain a form from the back of the Church and hand it with your donation
Tim Sewell, any of the Parish Council,
it through the letterbox at the Parish House
download the form on the Nights of Light page
donation £1 per date!
ideas of fundraising are being suggested.
you might be able to help in one of the following ways.
the Lottery and pay the lot!
a coffee morning or evening
then there are your own ideas.
need doers of the suggestions, not just suggestions!
you wish to book the centre, contact the Caretaker,
on his mobile 07845991512
you are a visitor to our parish and would like
Paul's Church to claim the tax back from your offering,
use a special Gift Aid envelope from the back of the church.
the absence of the priest, whom can we contact?
is always good to be able to contact the priest of the
when you need information or in emergency.
the parish house is not always manned.
the absence of the priest, the number of a contact person
be on the answering machine.
invite you to join us for a Coffee or Tea after Sunday morning Mass in the
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
and their friends.
HOSPITAL? WOULD YOU LIKE A PRIEST TO VISIT YOU
who find themselves in hospital should inform the staff that they are Catholic
that they would like a priest to visit them while admitted.
staff are not permitted to enquire of a patientís religion,
they will contact a visiting priest for you should you let them know.
is becoming increasingly difficult to know when any
†of our parishioners have been admitted to hospital.
you or any of your family are being admitted to any of our
†hospitals please let the priest know as soon
the back of the church there are some hospital referral cards.
would ask you to have one of these cards at home and if for any reason you have
hospital please hand it to the ward sister who will inform the hospital
supply the patientís name, ward and hospital.
a hospital referral card can be completed and given to Fr. Oliver.
to the unavailability of information regarding religious denomination of
the RVI,† Freeman and Walkergate
Hospitals, patients and relatives
take responsibility to inform the hospital chaplain.
0191 232 1892.
same situation applies to all our local hospitals and maybe care homes.
you or a relative are going into hospital or one of our
†care homes please let the local priest know.
will make our work much easier