in Ordinary Time
Sunday----Lest We Forget
10th †November 2019
Services during the week
St Paulís, Alnwick
Monday Ė 10am†
Word & Communion
†Tuesday, Friday--- 10am Holy Mass
All Saints, Thropton
NO Wednesday 10am Mass on 13th
St Aidanís, Seahouses†
Thursday --- 10am Mass
Confessions after the 10am Mass Tuesday
to Friday and on request.
The Vigil Mass at St Agnes, Rothbury reverted
12 Noon from Saturday 5th October 2019.
St Paulís Church, Alnwick in your will.
Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade
The service will
be held at 2.30pm at St Paulís Church followed by a march
†to the War Memorial
at the top of Denwick Lane where wreaths will be
The Band of the
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will accompany
†the hymns in church
and lead the parade. .
There will be a retiring collection after Mass this
10th November, for the Clergy Training
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2019-20
Please pray for the children.
Mass dates for the programme:-
19 & 20
Oct 19,† 16
& 17 Nov 19 (Reconciliation,† 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
St Paulís won SILVER this year in Northumberland in
†With your help
next year we will win GOLD.
Volunteers please contact Martin on
Royal British Legion
We are looking to open a branch in Alnwick.
†We are having an information stall on Saturday 16th November
at the farmers
market in Alnwick.
Please see Notice Board for further details.
& DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY
Chichester Psalms-Leonard Bernstein -
Conductor Peter Brown;-Organist Alan Gidney;-Harp
-Percussion Gerard Rundell
Soprano Soloist Vicky Johnson
NOVEMBER 7.30 ST.PAUL'S CHURCH
ADMISSSION £12.00 pay
at the door Students Free.
Alnwick Soul Children (Youth Gospel Choir)
be piloting throughout November and early December.
†Claire Mead from
Contagious will be leading the sessions with the support of of
†Open to all in
School Years 5-9. Each session is £1 and includes hot food,
games, Christian values & singing gospel songs together.
All singing abilities welcome.
The choir will meet from 4-5.30pm on 6, 13, 20 and 27 Nov
at Salvation Army Centre,
Street and 4 Dec at St Paul's RC Church, Percy St.
There will be an opportunity for the choir to perform at
Together in Alnwick Cribs@Christmas event on 7 Dec
(more info to follow.)
For more info: Claire Mead, Youth & Schools Worker,
Diocesan Church Music Association
The Diocesan Church Music Association have
set up a link on their page
of the Diocesan
website, asking parish musicians to sign up
give them an idea of the resources around the Diocese and
keep people up to date with news of workshops etc.
†If you would like
to sign up the form can be found on the
clicking on 'Departments',
'Liturgy', then Diocesan Church Music Association.
Scrolling down will reveal a paragraph headed
'Join our mailing list'.
The Peoples Kitchen
On behalf of all of us at the Peopleís Kitchen, thank you
for your continued support.
† Your very kind and thoughtful donations of food and clothes
make a big difference.
† Without the help
of people like yourselves our work with the homeless
disadvantaged people of Newcastle could not continue.
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.
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Final day to return
Shoeboxes to church is Sunday 10th November.
The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
has the following vacancies
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic
individual to take
for the delivery of our Communications Strategy.
You will have experience of identifying the resources and
to take this from concept through to implementation.
†This new senior
role is an opportunity for someone to join the charity,
a plan and identify the team to deliver the strategy.
Closing date for applications: 5pm on 18 November.
†English Martyrs and Ss Peter and Paul, Roseworth, Stockton Ė
16 hours per week, 12 month fixed term contract. Closing
date: 19 November.
For further information and details of how to apply
our website www.rcdhn.org.uk or contact us (0191 243 3301,
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.
interested in a Reading Group discussing
†materials from a wide
variety of sources?
† Ring: 07504 229381.
Alnwick food bank
We are opening a drop in on Tuesday mornings starting on
Tuesday 5th November.
†Time:- 10am to 12pm. Location:- Lindisfarne Adult
†Lindisfarne Rd, NE66
1AX (we are next door to the Citizens Advice Bureau).
†Drop in for a
coffee/tea, juice, biscuit and a chat.
†No need to make an
†Please see the
poster on the notice board in the porch.
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
11thóSt Martin of Tours Bp
12thóSt Josaphat Bp, M
†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 September Draw
1st No.26††† Arthur
3rd No.51††† Julie
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