in Ordinary Time
15th October 2019
Services during the week
St Paulís, Alnwick
Monday Ė 10am†
Word & Communion
†Tuesday, Friday --- 10am† Holy Mass
†St Aidanís, Seahouses†
Thursday --- 10am Mass
Confessions after the 10am Mass Tuesday
to Friday and on request.
St Paulís Church, Alnwick in your will.
our Sympathy and Prayers
Family and Friends of :-
∑ Ronald Jones.† His
Funeral Service is on
Tuesday 17th Sept at 11.30am in Alnwick Cemetery
∑ Pauline Butters.† Her
Funeral Service is on
†Wednesday 18th Sept at 10am in Cowpen (Blyth) Crematorium.
Rest in Peace.
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2019-20
Our Reconciliation and First Holy Communion preparation
children in year 4 (turning 9 years old) or older,
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
from St Paulís
School office (01665 602547).
must be registered before the programme starts.
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.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER AT
†4 CLIVE TERRACE
COFFEE SERVED FROM 10.30
SOUP AND ROLLS BETWEEN 12-2.00PM
Thank you June Etterley
SWANSFIELD PERK PRIMARY SCHOOL
PEARL OF AFRICA CONCERT
6.30pm THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER IN ST.PAUL'S CHURCH
PEARL OF AFRICA CHILD CARE
TICKETS Adults £4.00 = Children £2.00 (or pay on door)
This will be a fantastic colourful concert with children
schools including St.Paul's taking part.
Do support this very great event.
NORTHUMBERLAND PRAYER NET
SEPTEMBER IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY
Over fifteen prayer groups and many individuals and
praying for an hour for the county sometime over the weekend 14th to 15th
are welcome to join the prayer group in Alnwick which
be on Monday 16th September, 2pm at 6 Victoria Terrace, Alnwick NE66 2XN.
The Holy Spirit is stirring up people to pray for
His will to be done and His Kingdom to come!
Based on the gospel passage, Matthew 4:18-22,
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,
raise money for ĎHospice Care Northumberlandí.
A form is at the back of church if you would like to
St Paulís Roof Fund
We are beginning in earnest a Roof Fund Project to help
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
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
which Catherine McAuley, our foundress, treasured.
We are a small group who meet on the 1st Monday of the
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.
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Unfortunately, due to tougher import rules, Toothpaste
Sweets are no longer allowed as Shoebox gifts.
†Please see new leaflets
for what can be included
We would like to thank those parishioners
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
you will help us give these children a nice Christmas.
† A box will be at
the back of church. Many thanks for your generosity.
Elsie & Pam.
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
If you are a Morrison's shopper you may have noticed we
now have a
displaying our logo where you can leave donations.
supermarkets, Co-op, Morrison's and Sainsbury's, are now
off points, for which we thank them for their support..
We are now half way through the school holidays and still
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
the stall showing designs and prices.
Feasts of the Week
Monday 16thóSS Cornelius & Cyprian Bp,
Friday 20thóSS Andrew Kim, Paul Chong Hasang
Saturday 21stóSt Matthew, Apostle & Evangalist
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
1st No. 57†† Charles Smissonl††
2nd No.34†† Jrnny & Andy Snooke
3rd No.119†† Linden & Elizabeth Dodds†
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 consider
only requirement is that you should be a UK taxpayer.
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
is over 15 years since the floodlighting team
their objective of floodlighting St. Paulís.
†In the years since the running and maintenance
have risen considerably.
†We would therefore like to encourage you to
†by continuing lighting our Church by buying or
†a night of light for £1 minimum or an amount
of your choice.†
you for supporting our fundraising for the running costs.
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
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