The Dominican Fathers:
Fr John Patrick Kenrick OP, Tel: 0191 232 593;
Fr Colin Carr OP tel;222 1960 or 07788867121;
Fr Dominic White OP (0191)2617632.
You can find us at 41A Red Barns, NE1 2TP.
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MASS TIMES: Sunday 5.30 Vigil, 10.00 a.m., 7.00 p.m. Daily, 10.00 and 5.30 (but watch out for “No Mass” notices)
CONFESSIONS: SAT. 10.30 – 11.00 AND 5.00 – 5.30; AND AT CALL
(Best to phone first)
LH (Prayer Of The Church):Week 4
Weekdays Masses in the Porch Chapel during the Winter.
Ministers of the Eucharist renew their commitment at All Masses this week.
(Entrance by the Community Room Door:Left Of The Main Entrance)
Before Mass we listen to God; during Mass we speak with God; after Mass we speak with God’s people
A Catholic Courtesy: it’s a custom in the Catholic Church to show reverence to the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle before we sit down, either by genuflecting or bowing.
THE DOMINICAN COMMUNITY:
Please pray for:
The sick:Janet Wallace
For any who have lately died and For those whose Anniversaries occur at this time!
If you ask us to put a name on the sick list, could you also tell us when things change.Thank you.
MASS INTENTIONS for named people: please say if for any reason you’d rather the name didn’t go onto the bulletin and onto our website.
Rosary Prayer Group Monday 6.15pm until 7.15pm
Rosary & Divine Mercy Recited Every Wednesday & Friday At 3.pm
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament:
Wednesday:3.pm until 5.pm
Friday:3.pm until 5.pm
Please sign up on the sheets in the inner porch:If you would like to volunteer for one or more of our outreach projects. Contact details would be helpful!
THE POPE SPEAKS:
(Pope Francis on The Joy of the Gospel)
One of the more serious temptations which stifles boldness and zeal is a defeatism which turns us into querulous and disillusioned pessimists, “sourpusses”. Nobody can go off to battle unless they are fully convinced of victory beforehand. If we start without confidence, we have already lost half the battle and we bury our talents. While painfully aware of our own frailties, we have to march on without giving in, keeping in mind what the Lord said to Saint Paul: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor 12:9).
Rotas: If any Reader, Eucharistic Minister or Counter still requires a copy of the new rota, they’re available at the notice board in the sacristy. Just help yourself.
STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
Stained Glass Windows- update:
Stained Glass: The second set of windows being repaired this year has now been installed and we are just waiting for the bill!
Box at back of Church for donations.
When writing a cheque to the parish: The bank only accepts cheques for the parish made out to: DHN Newcastle St Dominic. In case you forget there is now a permanent reminder at the top of the bulletin – see overleaf, top of page!
Old five pound notes go out of general circulation this weekend so you need to exchange them or get rid of them; you can still put them in the collection for a few weeks more.
WE HAVE A NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS WHO SUPPORT THE PARISH IN ALL SORTS OF WAYS. HERE IS ONE EASY WAY TO HELP THEM:
IF YOU AVOID PUTTING ANY COIN SMALLER THAN 50p IN THE GIFT AID ENVELOPES IT MAKES THE JOB OF COUNTERS MUCH EASIER. IF YOU WANT TO GET RID OF PENNIES OR TWO PENCE COINS OR FIVE PENCE COINS PLEASE PUT THEM IN THE COLLECTING BOXES AT THE BACK OF CHURCH, NOT INTO THE COLLECTION PLATE. MANY THANKS!
UNWANTED CHRISTMAS GIFTS! We give a warm welcome to all unwanted Christmas gifts here at St Dominic’s. Cheer up a sad Christmas gift this year by giving it to a good home! We want everything – toiletries, toys, alcohol, fancy goods, ornaments etc.
Kurdish Life Aid: Baby and children’s clothing needed by the 3 million Yazidi and Syrian orphans in camps in Northern Iraq. See the labelled box in the outer porch. Many thanks.
Bags for the Refugee Project: Many thanks to those who still supply us with shopping bags; the refugee project, based in the Deaf Centre in Summerhill Grove, uses them to distribute goods to destitute asylum seekers. The bin for your bags will reappear this week, and Fr Colin would be very grateful to any one who could undertake to deliver them regularly to the Project.
Thank you for your generosity.