NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER

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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

And join our Facebook Group for live updates – St. Dominic’s Newcastle

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)

18th February 2018

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WEEKDAYS:(11)

LH (Prayer Of The Church):Week 1 

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.

 Rosary Prayer Group Every Monday 6.15pm-7.15pm

(Except Bank Holidays)

Rosary & Divine Mercy  Recited Every Wednesday  & Friday At 3.pm

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament:

Wednesdays & Fridays:3.pm until 5.pm 

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(WORLD DAY FOR PEACE THIS FRIDAY EXTENDED ADORATION 12.Noon-5.pm)

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)

In these first two Christian millennia, countless peoples have received the grace of faith, brought it to flower in their daily lives and handed it on in the language of their own culture. Whenever a community receives the message of salvation, the Holy Spirit enriches its culture with the transforming power of the Gospel. The history of the Church shows that Christianity does not have simply one cultural expression, but rather, “remaining completely true to itself, with unswerving fidelity to the proclamation of the Gospel and the tradition of the Church, it will also reflect the different faces of the cultures and peoples in which it is received and takes root”. (Pope John Paul II)

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KERYGMA – PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL

The Parish is committing itself in a new and focussed way to sharing the Gospel and inviting people to faith in Jesus and participation in the life and mission of the Church.

We will be running a 10 week course on Wednesday evenings after Easter and are beginning preparations already. One important way to get involved is to pray for the fruitfulness of this work, and we invite everyone to do so.  A second is to consider coming and inviting others to come.  Other ways of getting involved will emerge in due course.

More information will follow soon. However, if you are interested to know more or to express an interest at this stage, do get in touch directly with Br Andrew.

Email: andrew.brookes.op@gmail.com  Tel 0191 232 5907.

APPEALS/COLLECTIONS:N

Next SVP Collection: Sat/Sun 3/4 March

The 50/50 Draw at the 7.0 p.m. Mass: Thank you for your support over the last year: please continue this year.

STAINED GLASS  WINDOWS

Stained Glass Windows- update:

Stained Glass Window fund: £30,545 raised, of which £28,000 has been spent on repairs. We need to raise a further £12,000 for the next stage of repairs.

 Box at back of Church for donations.

Stained Glass Window Appeal: Wish Tokens
Many thanks to those who have collected them; let’s hope they yield a good result!

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.

Gift Aid

The current year for Gift Aid Donations is coming to a close. New envelopes will soon be available to use from 1st April (Easter Sunday). Thank you to all our donors for your continued generous support.We are streamlining our system, so it may be that your envelope number has changed.

Some Gift Aid Donations are made by Standing Order; the donors arrange a fixed amount to be transferred to St Dominic’s each month from their bank account. Would you consider using this way to make your Gift Aid Donation? If so please ask Ian or Josie for a Standing Order Mandate.

If you are not already a Gift Aid Donor, please consider joining the scheme. We claim an extra 25p for each £1 donated, from HMRC.Remember Every Little Helps.

Remember Every Little Helps.

Contact Ian and Josie Luke,Tel: 0191 2580113 or email: jwidl167@gmail.com

   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.

There is a silver box at the back of church just waiting for your, your family’s or neighbours’ recycled or re-gifted items which will be used as hamper items,  tombola and raffle prizes or stall items. We welcome anything in a tube, can or bottle ; handbags to hand cream; alcoholic and non-alcoholic  bottles – pop and washing up bottles as well as wine etc ; toys and fashion items; jewellery  and jams! The list is endless. Thank you. 

Sanctuary Lamp:

Sanctuary Lamp Intentions:

(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

MANIFEST

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

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cymfed-yourview

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.

Mass Intentions: Some people have asked how much they should give; it’s up to your generosity, but the idea is that it should keep a priest for a day – so maybe what it costs to keep you for a day!

OTHER:

Sponsoring a Seminarian 

In just over a year, our parish sponsorship scheme has raised £2453.65! This is fantastic. A big thank you to all our sponsors. We do need more sponsors though to enable us to reach our £5000 target. If you feel you could help please see poster and information sheet at back of church for more details. Thank you

Partnership News:

Our Partnership has decided  that our priorities are Mission (Sharing the Good News), Prayer/ Spirituality, and Liturgy as these are the greatest needs at present.

ST CATHERINE’S SCHOOL:

 St Catherine’s, our parish school is now taking applications for admission to Nursery in April 2018 and September 2018. Children are admitted to Nursery at the beginning of the term following their third birthday. Please contact Mrs Johnson in the school office (0191-2326803) for an application form or to arrange a visit .

EVENTS:

THE POPE HAS ASKED US ALL to keep Friday 23 Feb as a special day of prayer and fasting (it’s also CAFOD’S Lent Fast Day) for peace in Southern Sudan, the Congo and wherever there is conflict.

Pilgrimage to  Lindisfarne (Holy Island)

Young Adults (20s and 30s)Dates: 4th – 8th April 2018; Two days of walking in the beautiful Northumberland Countryside along St Cuthbert’s Way, followed by a day on the Island of Lindisfarne and a visit to Durham Cathedral.Opportunity to walk, pray and relax!

The pilgrimage is organised by the FCJ sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus.For more information contact Sr Lynne fcJ at lynnefcj@hotmail.com 

Film, The Shack, (This Tuesday) 20 Feb 7.0 p.m

Lent Lunches at Christ Church, Weds 21/2-21/3, 11.30 -12.30: On Local Heroes, from St Bede to Alison Kaye.

 Watch this space….

UNWANTED CHRISTMAS GIFTS:

Please bring them to St Dominic’s and we can use them in raffles and Fayres etc..

Local News:  The Grainger Street Baths (next door) will be sold by online auction on 16th March at 11am.  Expected price is £10,000 for this Grade II Derelict building.

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