Bulletin Board

 

PLEASE NOTE:- There will be NO Printed Version

of the Bulletin in Church until further notice.

 

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Year A

29th March 2020

 

Services during the week

St Paulís Alnwick

No Word & Communion or Mass until Further Notice

 

 All Saints, Thropton

Thursday--- NO Mass until Further Notice

 

St Aidanís, Seahouses

Friday--- NO 10am Mass until Further Notice

 

      Please remember

St Paulís Church, Alnwick in your will.

Thank You.

 

Diocese Information

Please use the RCDHN link on the top right of the page.

 

Cribs@Christmas

Photos of the Cribs@Christmas are now available to view on the website

Go to index then select Photo Gallery.

 

 Lent LunchesóAlnwick 2020

Coronavirus Updateó

in view of the worsening situation, and in line with advice/instructions received,

it seems sensible to cancel the remaining planned Lent Lunches.

In consequence, there will be no lunches on Wednesday 25th March or 1st April.

Please let everyone know, as best you can.

The two weeks we were able to hold our Lent Lunches

raised £496.60 for our chosen charities.

This will be divided equally between them, as agreed.

I am sure all will be disappointed but will understand.†† Thank You.

 

Lent LunchesóRothbury

in view of the worsening situation, and in line with

advice/instructions received,there will be no lunches on

Rothbury Jubilee Hall on March27th & April 3rd

Thank You.

 

 Stations of the Cross during Lent.

Every Friday during Lent at 7.00pm has been cancelled.

 

Partnership Meeting

for Deans, Chairs & Deacons on Monday 23rd March

has been cancelled UFN.

 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020

It is with sadness that we have to inform you that the

2020 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes has been cancelled.

A full statement is available on the Pilgrimage Website, www.hexhamandnewcastlelourdespilgrimage.co.uk.

If anyone has any queries about this, please contact

the Pilgrimage Office for further details.

 

Saints and Patrons Flower Festival

To be held in St Paulís from the 13thó16th August.

If anyone would like a personal flower arrangement at the event,

please contact Mary Donaghey 01665 510253mtdonaghey@gmail.com.

On Palm Sunday we will hold a Cake Stall to support the event.

All money collected will go to the roof fund.

 

 ALNWICK CHORAL SOCIETY

PUCCINI;MESSA di GLORIA; VIVALDI; GLORIA

In ST.PAUL'S CHURCH  

On SATURDAY 21ST MARCH AT 7.30

HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

Fund Raising

£250 from sales at the back of church

brings up a total of £1080 for last year.

Thank you for your continued support .

Elsie Doherty

 

 Microphones of God Ė

Romero Pilgrimage to Holy Island

The pilgrimage planned for Saturday 4 April 2020 

HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Due to flight restrictions in the USA,

the keynote speaker is unable to travel to the UK.

 

Gift Aid Donations

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 fundsand last year we recouped in excess of £8000 from HMRC.

If you are not already signed up, please consider joining.

The Scheme is open to ALL UK Taxpayers and if you are eligible

and would like to take part, please fill in one of the forms at the

back of church or contact Roisin on 01665 798945.

 

Lent Bible Study

on Fridays at 2.30pm has been cancelled.

 

Peoples Kitchen and Alnwick Food Bank

 -please could all food donations for People's Kitchen and

Alnwick Food Bank have lids on where necessary.

Thank You.

 

 First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2019-20

Has been cancelled until further Notice.

 

 St Paulís 100 Club February Draw

1st ††£50 no.28††† Henry & Pam Gormally†††2nd£30 no.54††† Peter Duffy

 3rd ††£20 no.141Peter Deeble

   

Nights of Light

If you would like the Church to be lit up for a special occasion or

remembrance of a loved one, please obtain a form from the back

of 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!†††††

Thank You.

 

Help Wanted

St Paulís won SILVER this year in Northumberland in Bloom.

With your help next year we will win GOLD.

Volunteers please contact Martin on

Alnwick 602736.

 

 St Paulís Roof Fund

 Donation envelopes are at the back of church to be returned

through the Sunday Mass offertory baskets.

Thank you, in advance, for your donation.

 

 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

  Without the kind donations from individuals and organisations we couldn't

provide the service we do so, on behalf of the trustees, a grateful thank you to everyone .

  

Feasts of the Week

 

  

USED POSTAGE STAMPS

Please continue to save your used stamps until the church re-opens.

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

 

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.

 GDPR

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.

 

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.

 

DRIVEWAY

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.

 

ST. PAULíS SCHOOL

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.

 

Security

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!

 

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.

 

IN HOSPITAL? WOULD YOU LIKE A PRIEST TO VISIT YOU

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

 

 

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