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)
SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
26 November 2017
LH (Prayer Of The Church):Week 2
Weekdays Masses NOW in the Porch Chapel.
(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.
THIS SUNDAY ADORATION FROM:
RECITATION OF THE HOLY ROSARY;
4pm:THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES.
5pm:THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES.
6pm:THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
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:3.pm until 5.pm
Fridays:3.pm until 5.pm
Do you have a child ready to start school or nursery in September 2018? Our parish school, St Catherine’s, welcomes you to visit the school this week to find out more about what it offers and how to apply. Contact the school office on 0191-232-6803 for more information or see the posters at the back of church for open visit times
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:
(from his letter on the joy of the Gospel)
The salvation which God has wrought, and the Church joyfully proclaims, is for everyone. God has found a way to unite himself to every human being in every age. He has chosen to call them together as a people and not as isolated individuals. No one is saved by himself or herself, individually, or by his or her own efforts. God attracts us by taking into account the complex interweaving of personal relationships entailed in the life of a human community. This people which God has chosen and called is the Church.
At the recent Away Day held in St Mary’s School for our Partnership representatives, Mrs Julia Firbank of St Aidan’s, Benton, was elected Chair of the Partnership Development Group. Previously, she had been Chair of the Diocesan Council of the Laity. Mrs Rachael Blackburn, representing St Mary’s School, was elected Vice-Chair. For the next 18 months the members decided to concentrate on working together to improve Mission (sharing our faith), Prayer & Spirituality and Good Liturgy in our parishes. Please keep the work of our Partnership in your prayers.
STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
Stained Glass Windows- update:
Stained Glass: £30,325-Many thanks to all who have contributed.
Box at back of Church for donations.
Once again The Chronicle are running their Wish Appeal, starting 11 October until January 2018, and again we have applied to take part. Last year we were granted over £300.00 and this year, with your help, we would like to beat that sum. So can you please start collecting the wish tokens, bring them to church and place them in the collection boxes, or give them to one of the priests. You could also ask your friends and neighbours to collect. They all add up and your effort is truly appreciated. Thank you.
Gift Aid – 25% extra for free. Every Little Helps.
Last year 84 members of the congregation put their weekly contribution to the parish into a Gift Aid Donation envelope. This totalled almost £26000. In return Inland Revenue gave 25% of that – almost £6,500 to the parish at no extra cost to the donors.
If you pay UK income tax through PAYE on your earnings or pension, would you consider joining the scheme? Thank you to everyone who is now a Gift Aid Donor. Collectively – Every Little Helps.Ian and Josie Luke can give more information. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0191 2580113
Collection today for the Youth Ministry Team
The Christmas Fayre made £861: Many thanks to those who worked so hard to make it happen!
Please return your RAFFLE TICKET STUBS with the money as soon as you can!
If you don’t know what to do with old pound coins – some shops still accept them and we can also accept them here – so don’t waste them, bring them to St Dominics.
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!
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!
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.
This Week’s Sanctuary Lamp Intention:Michael & Elizabeth Crilly
(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.
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
Are You a University Student?
If you are studying at either Newcastle or Northumbria universities, there is a chaplaincy dedicated just for you. It’s called Bede House and is located in Windsor Terrace, just behind the Robinson Library and Civic Centre. It’s a good idea to be on their mailing list to find out what’s going on for students, even if you want to worship in your local parish. For further details check www.catholicchaplaincy.org
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
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.
November Evening Masses for our dead:
If you would like your deceased loved ones to be remembered at Masses during November, please take a list and an envelope, write names on the list and put it, along with an offering if you can afford it, into the envelope. Return them to us via the collection plates or give yours to one of the clergy
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. Do you support the right of Catholics to send their children to Catholic Schools?
The Government is making a crucial decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic Schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They admit that this policy discriminates against Catholics and have promised to abandon it; now we need you to tell them not to u-turn on their promise. Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/ or search for “Catholic Education” in your search engine to enable you to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic Schools.
St Catherine’s News: we were delighted to hear that the school has been recognised with the British Council’s International Schools Award recently. The award recognises the school’s outstanding commitment to the global dimension of the curriculum and further recognises the school’s international links with schools abroad, the biennial trip to France, and its approach to the teaching of modern foreign languages. Well done to all!
Pre Advent Pro-Life Holy Hour at St. Andrew’s, Worswick Street, Newcastle on Saturday 2 December from 11am to 12 noon followed by Mass at 12.15pm
ADVENT CAROL SERVICE with Churches Together, 4.0 p.m. on Sunday 3rd December, followed by refreshments in the Community Room.
NEXT FILM: “It’s a Wonderful Life”, 7.0 p.m. on Tuesday 5th December. Special concessions for Parishioners! Watch this space….
YCW & FSA past and present: in thanksgiving for 80 years of YCW in the UK, Mass will be celebrated at Gateshead St Joseph’s on Sat 2 Dec at 3.30 p.m. followed by refreshments and reunion. St Joseph’s is just next to the Gateshead Metro and Bus Interchange. Fred Elliott & Tricia Charlton.