Bulletin Board


24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Year C

15th October 2019


Services during the week

St Paulís, Alnwick

Monday Ė 10amWord & Communion

Tuesday, Friday --- 10amHoly Mass

WednesdayóNO Mass


St Aidanís, Seahouses

Thursday --- 10am Mass


 Confessions after the 10am Mass Tuesday to Friday and on request.


   Please remember

St Paulís Church, Alnwick in your will.

Thank You.


We offer our Sympathy and Prayers

to the Family and Friends of :-

  Ronald Jones.His Funeral Service is on

Tuesday 17th Sept at 11.30am in Alnwick Cemetery Chapel.

 Pauline Butters.Her Funeral Service is on

Wednesday 18th Sept at 10am in Cowpen (Blyth) Crematorium.

May They Rest in Peace.


First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2019-20

Our Reconciliation and First Holy Communion preparation programme

for children in year 4 (turning 9 years old) or older,

will be starting on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.

Registration forms which must be completed and returned no later than

Friday 20th September are available at the back of church or

from St Paulís School office (01665 602547).

 Children must be registered before the programme starts.


Fund Raising

Thank you once again for your continued support of sales at the back of church.

£280 was raised fron the Sales Table and £20 form Handcrafted Cards.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elsie Doherty







Thank you June Etterley






TICKETS Adults £4.00 = Children £2.00 (or pay on door)

This will be a fantastic colourful concert with children from other

primary schools including St.Paul's taking part.

Do support this very great event.




Over fifteen prayer groups and many individuals and couples will

be praying for an hour for the county sometime over the weekend 14th to 15th September.

Locally, people are welcome to join the prayer group in Alnwick which

will be on Monday 16th September, 2pm at 6 Victoria Terrace, Alnwick NE66 2XN.

Everyone is welcome. 

The Holy Spirit is stirring up people to pray for Northumberland

for His will to be done and His Kingdom to come! 

  Based on the gospel passage, Matthew 4:18-22,

we believe the emphasis for this prayer net event will be to pray for

Healthy relationships in the wider church and for Mission. 


Great North Run

Paul Delbridge took part in the GNR on Sunday, 8th September,

to raise money for ĎHospice Care Northumberlandí.

A form is at the back of church if you would like to sponsor him.

Thank You.


St Paulís Roof Fund

We are beginning in earnest a Roof Fund Project to help

with the overall expenses that will be incurred.

Plans of what needs to be done are at the back of church.

Donation envelopes are at the back of church to be

returned through the Sunday Mass offertory baskets.

Thank you, in advance, for your donation.


Alnwick Mercy Associates

The Alnwick Group of Mercy Associates was established by Sister Agnes Gleeson in 1994.

Mercy Associates share the values of Mercy, Compassion and

Prayer which Catherine McAuley, our foundress, treasured.

We are a small group who meet on the 1st Monday of the Month

in the Parish Meeting Room at 1.30pm.

Fundraising events are held to raise money for Altar Breads, Charities

and most recently we were able to provide a new Altar Cloth.

Anyone interested in joining would be very welcome.


Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Unfortunately, due to tougher import rules, Toothpaste

and Sweets are no longer allowed as Shoebox gifts.

Please see new leaflets for what can be included

We would like to thank those parishioners

who gave items for the shoebox appeal.

Now we need donations for the money to put in boxes.

We have about 90 boxes and we need £5 for each box.

We have received some money already.

We are doing this for children who have nothing and

hope you will help us give these children a nice Christmas.

A box will be at the back of church. Many thanks for your generosity.

Yvonne, Elsie & Pam.


Fatima Mass

Yvonne Douglas has been to Fatima and is having a Mass said for all our

parishioners 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

If you are a Morrison's shopper you may have noticed we now have a

collection trolley, displaying our logo where you can leave donations.

All our supermarkets, Co-op, Morrison's and Sainsbury's, are now

drop off points, for which we thank them  for their support..

We are now half way through the school holidays and still

busy packing and delivering our "school parcels". 

Thank you to you all for your generosity in helping us meet this demand. 

Please keep it up.


If you would like to order a Sunday Missel, there is a catalogue

on the stall showing designs and prices.


Feasts of the Week

Monday 16thóSS Cornelius & Cyprian Bp, MM

Friday 20thóSS Andrew Kim, Paul Chong Hasang & Companions

(The Korean Martyrs)

Saturday 21stóSt Matthew, Apostle & Evangalist



Please continue to save your used stamps and leave them at the back of church.

Thank You


Minutes of Parish Council Meetings

A folder containing the minutes of recent Parish Council meetings

is now available at the back of the Church

St Paul's 100 Club August Draw

1st No. 57†† Charles Smissonl††

2nd No.34†† Jrnny & Andy Snooke

3rd No.119†† Linden & Elizabeth Dodds

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.


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.


Gift Aid

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.


Homemade Jams

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.

Thank you.

Red Mission Boxes

Will you please bring in your Mill Hill Red Boxes for counting.

Thank you, James Bateman



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.


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.

Thank you.



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.


†† Offertory Collection

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.


Bereavement Support

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.



The website is http://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.

Memoriam Book

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

Race Night

Brass Band Concert

Quiz Night

...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.

Thank you.


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.



Parishioners who find themselves in hospital should inform the staff that they are Catholic

and 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. Oliver.

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