†Second Sunday in
19th January 2020
Services during the week
St Paulís Alnwick
Word & Communion†
†Tuesday 21s & Thursday
Christian Unity Service (No 10am Mass)
24th-9.45am St Paulís School Mass in Church
(The Conversion of St Paul) (No 10am Mass)
† Confessions usually
after the 10am Mass Tuesday to Friday and on request.
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.
of Prayer for Christian Unity
UNUSUAL KINDNESS† 18thó25th
This has been
compiled by the people and Churches in Malta.
Sun 19th--St.James' Shilbottle Ė
of Praise - 6.00pm
Details on Notice Board
Tues 21st-- Quakers in
Wed 22nd--St.Paul's 11.00am
Thurs 23rd-- Methodist
Chapel - 11.15am
Fri 24th--Salvation Army -
Sat 25th--St.James URC. - 11.30am.
†In the 6 weeks between November and Christmas,
†have taken place
which has brought an income of £1580.00 for
with nearly 5000 people attending during that time.
wonderful to have our Church used and filled with
†people from across
Alnwick and the area.
†Thank you to all those who helped to prepare
the Church and tidy up afterwards††††††††
Open Wells Worship gathering
Costello Centre, Baliffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LU
on Sat 8th
February, 7pm for 7.30 pm.
We warmly invite
you to the Open Wells worship gathering for all
across the area!
'If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink..
streams of living water will flow from within him'
Peoples Kitchen and Alnwick Food Bank
could all food donations for People's Kitchen and
Bank have lids on where necessary.
Sunday of the Word of God
(The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time):
On 26 January
2020, we celebrate the first ďSunday
of the Word of GodĒ.
Pope Francis has
declared that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time be
†devoted to Ďthe celebration, study and dissemination of
the word of Godí.
†It is very timely that this first celebration
of it falls in our national
†'Year of the Word: the God Who Speaks'.
One way that it
could be marked in parishes/partnerships is with a Blessing of Bibles.
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
Revised Diocesan Academy Policy
The Diocesan Academy Policy has been revised with the aim
diocesan schools will become academies within one of four
Diocesan education trusts by July 2022.
details, please see Parish Notice Board
Rock Solid Alnwick Spring
Term Programme 2020
Details on Parish Notice Board
St Paulís 100 Club
Thank you for supporting this
†New members and
renewals for 2020 can be received during
†January and the
first monthly draw will take place in February.
Jasmine will be at the back of church before and after Sunday mass.
Christmas card collection trays
Please check each time you visit the Church for YOUR
†End of Jan 20
trays will be cleared.†
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!†††††
†Here we go
Thank you all for what you did for the 2019 Shoe Box
†Itís now time to
start the 2020 appeal so If you have any empty shoe
wrapping paper, please leave them at the back of church.
†Thank you and Keep
up the Good Work.
Pam. & Yvonne.
St Paulís won SILVER this year in Northumberland in
†With your help
next year we will win GOLD.
Volunteers please contact Martin on
Donation envelopes are at
the back of church to be returned
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 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
Feasts of the Week
Tuesday 21stóSt Agnes V, M
Friday 24thóSt Francis de Sales Bp, D
Saturday 25thóThe Conversion of St Paul,
†USED POSTAGE STAMPS
Please continue to save your used stamps and leave them
at the back of church.
†Minutes of Parish
containing the minutes of recent Parish Council meetings
†is now available at
the back of the Church
† St Paul's 100 Club
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 not
†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
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