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.
Updates and more at https://stdominicspriorynewcastle.wordpress.com
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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.
(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.
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 on to our website.
Rosary Prayer Group
Mondays:6.15pm until 7.15pm
(Except Bank Holidays)
Rosary & Divine Mercy Recited Every Wednesday & Friday At 3.pm
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament:
Wednesdays:12.noon until 5.pm
Fridays:12.noon until 5.pm
HARVEST SONGS OF PRAISE, Sunday 24 Sept at 3.0 p.m. We’d be very grateful for volunteers to welcome people and serve refreshments.
100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITION OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA:
To reflect upon the Heavenly visit of The Blessed Virgin Mother as well as re-focus on the Divine Plan presented by Her in 1917
At St. Andrew’s, Worswick Street
On Friday 13 October 2017
Holy Mass at 12.15pm
50 YEARS SINCE THE ABORTION ACT:
Pilgrimage of Reparation at Osmotherley: Sunday 1 Oct, £15, reservation essential. Contact Mrs M.Ollerenshaw, Tel 0191 285 4395 .
(Please see 2 notices in the outer porch about a pilgrimage of reparation on 1st Oct and a Vigil at St Andrew’s on 13th Oct.)
Sacrament of Confirmation Mass. Wednesday 22nd November 7.00pm in St. Mary’s school hall. Preparation sessions to begin mid September. Interested? Tell Fr John Patrick or Fr Colin.
FIRST COMMUNIONS 2018: if you have a child who will be in year 4 or above from September in a non-Catholic School and you’d like them to be prepared for Fist Communion, please tell Fr John Patrick or Fr Colin.
THE POPE SPEAKS:
(Pope Francis on The Joy of the Gospel)
Lay people are, put simply, the vast majority of the People of God. The minority – ordained ministers – are at their service. There has been a growing awareness of the identity and mission of the laity in the Church. We can count on many lay persons, although still not nearly enough, who have a deeply-rooted sense of community and great fidelity to the tasks of charity, catechesis and the celebration of the faith. At the same time, a clear awareness of this responsibility of the laity, grounded in their baptism and confirmation, does not appear in the same way in all places. various other settings where important decisions are made, both in the Church and in social structures.
STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
Stained Glass Windows- update:
Stained Glass: £30,122. – we have 2 more sets of upper windows to repair and then St Joseph’s window so we are more than half way to our next target of £50,000. Many thanks to all who have contributed.
Box at back of Church for donations.
Aid to the Church in Need:Another £100 has been sent!
Thank you for your generosity.
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!
GIFTS FOR THE Christmas fair will be gratefully received, especially BOTTLES for the Tombola. It’s on Sat 18th November, but it’s never too early to donate! Please bring gifts to the Sacristy.
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.
Sanctuary Lamp:Fr Anthony Donaghue RIP
(See the notice and intentions list at the back of the Church)
Do have a look at the Repository: bargain prices!
(Near the CTS rack at the back of the church}
Lending Library: Near the CTS rack at the back of the church is a bookcase of Catholic books and pamphlets that anyone can borrow – just sign the book register to borrow a book.
FIRST COMMUNION and ONFIRMATION CARDS for 40p – visit the Repository at the back of Church. There are First Communion gifts too at low prices. Mass cards 20p
A group of young adults (18-30) will meet at the Cathedral on the first and third Mondays of the month, 7.0- 8.0 p.m. for spiritual and social sharing.
Would you consider using the GIFT AID Scheme for your weekly donations to the Church? It means that every £1 donated brings a tax return of 25p for the Church. Suppose you don’t pay income tax: if your spouse does pay tax then you can qualify for tax refund by joining the scheme. More details from Frs John Patrick or Colin.
In October 2018, the Synod of Bishops will consider ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.’ In preparation, the Bishops of England and Wales would like to hear from young people and from those who are regularly in contact with them. If you are aged 13-29, please take part in the Mega Youth poll at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parish-youth-poll
Parents, teachers, catechists, youth leaders please participate in the poll at
Peer Talk project: Peer support for those with mental health concerns, Brunswick Methodist Church, Thursdays 7.0 – 8.30 p.m.
Do you care for someone with dementia? See the poster in the outer porch about Cooking for Dementia Carers.
CATECHISTS NEEDED : If you think you have the time to be a parish catechist please see one of the priests – you need to be able to spare about 30 hours a year. Training will be provided
CEILIDH: Save the Date! Sat 23 Sept, 7.0 p.m. – 11.0 p.m. Adults £5.0, children free; bring you own food
OUR PARTNERSHIP: At Pentecost this year, all parishes in the Diocese were incorporated into 18 Partnerships. ‘A Partnership’, Bishop Seamus says, ‘is a group of parishes agreeing to work together, to share resources, both human and material, to become better equipped for furthering the Kingdom of God.’ Each Partnership has been given a name rooted in our Christian Heritage. The Jesmond St Mary Partnership – named after the Shrine of Our Lady in Jesmond Dene – comprises the parishes in Benton, Heaton, Forest Hall, Byker, Walker, St Dominic and Jesmond. The Partnership Development Group held its second meeting on 6 September at St Mary’s School. The Partnership Finance Group will meet later this month. Then both Groups will take part in an Away Day, led by an external facilitator who will help us to agree on a Vision for our Partnership and devise strategies for implementing it. In the meantime, please keep our Partnership in your prayers, that God will inspire and help us to work together effectively. ~ Fr Michael Campion, Partnership Dean
CLEANING: If you can join our church cleaning team – even for an hour or two a month, please let us know.
Booking Masses: We have found – and bought – a 2018 Diary, so if you want to book Masses for next year, see Fr Colin.
If you ask us to say Mass for someone, could you tell us whether that person is living or deceased, and whether it’s an anniversary or not. Thank you.
If you would like to be part of our Flower Arranging team, please see Margaret Valentine Sn
First Film Night: 7.0 pm on Tuesday 19th Sept in the Community Room. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”. Suggested donation £5/£3 With refreshments – and special discounts for parishioners!
Laptop needed: if you have one you don’t need, please contact Fr Dominic.
The Garden is still out of bounds as there is fresh grass-seed under covers!