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Week Beginning 28/05/17:

The Ascension



LH (Prayer Of The Church):Week 3

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

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)

Weekdays Masses in the Porch Chapel  during the Winter.

(Entrance by  the Community Room Door:Left Of The Main Entrance)


Hymn Numbers:

 10.00 a.m.





  Before Mass we listen to God; during Mass we speak with God; after Mass we speak with God’s people


 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.

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament:

This Sunday May Procession After the

Adoration for World Peace from 12.30pm until 6.30pm

NO Rosary Prayer Group this Monday until until 

 Scripture Group: This Tuesday in the Winter Chapel, looking at St Matthew’s Gospel. All welcome.

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!


(Pope Francis on The Joy of the Gospel)

At a time when we most need a missionary dynamism which will bring salt and light to the world, many lay people fear that they may be asked to undertake some apostolic work and they seek to avoid any responsibility that may take away from their free time. For example, it has become very difficult today to find trained parish catechists willing to persevere in this work for some years. Something similar is also happening with priests who are obsessed with protecting their free time. This is frequently due to the fact that people feel an overbearing need to guard their personal freedom, as though the task of evangelization was a dangerous poison rather than a joyful response to God’s love. 

 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- update:

Stained glass appeal has now reached £26,908 thanks to a very generous donation.  We have now raised all the money needed to repair the two sets of windows being repaired this year and have started collecting for the last two sets.   Box at back of Church for donations.

A further £100 has been sent to Aid to the Church in Need.

Collections: This weekend: Communications; 3-4 June: SVP; 10-11 June: Lay Training Fund.

The winner of the April 50/50 draw was: L.LOCKHART; Congratulations! You have a chance to be the winner of the May draw – if you buy a ticket.

  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.

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.

Sanctuary Lamp:

Sanctuary Lamp: (see the notice and intentions list at the back of the Church)

This week intention is for:James & Margaret Addison RIP.

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.

Catechists: if you would like to become a catechist or help with catechesis, please see one of the priests.

First Communion: any child in a non-Catholic school in Year 4 or above, please see us now.

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



21 June 2017 St Mary’s Cathedral 6.30pm – 8.30pm A meal will follow these evenings of prayer and reflection Further details from Fr David Smith: 01912676063


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, or from Lawrie Valentine.

The Bishop will make a major announcement next weekend, Pentecost Sunday, about Forward Together in Hope. The next step is the formation of a Partnership Development Group which will have a representative and priest from each of the eight Partnership parishes, led by the appointed Dean, Fr Michael Campion of Holy Name. The first meeting is on 14th June and Laurie McLeman will be our representative. He will produce a summary of the meeting which will be available the following weekend.

OUR LAST FILM of the season this Tuesday 30 May – Erin Brockovich.At the Holy Biscuit.

The St Dominic’s  Strawberry Fair will take place on Saturday June 24th from 1.30 – 3.30 pm.         There will be a raffle, a 50p and £1 stall, a toy stall, a  jewellery stall and  cake stall. All parishioners who can bake a cake,  or purchase one,  are invited to bring their speciality  cakes, biscuits and buns before the Fair opens.  There will be entertainment – a clown – for children starting at 2.00pm . Ticket prices:-Adults: £3.00. Children: £1.00. Concessions: £2.00. Tickets on sale after every Mass from 27th May. Any contributions to the stalls or raffle prizes will be gratefully received.


Addressing terminal illness or dementia: a study day at Ushaw, Sat 10 June. Details to follow, or go on line:

Peer Talk project: Peer support for those with mental health concerns, Brunswick Methodist Church, Thursdays 7.0 – 8.30 p.m.

With Scaffolding up in the garden, children may only play there if supervised by an adult.