NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER

13/o7/17

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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)

16 Sunday 

Year (A)

WEEKDAYS 1

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)

RED MISSAL:p.744

Hymn Numbers:

 10.00 a.m.

Entrance:736

Offertory:971

Communion:  –

Final:960

  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.

   APPEALS/COLLECTIONS:

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.

Sanctuary Lamp:

Sanctuary Lamp:Pat & Davie Kelly 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.

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

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.

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

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

Photos of the Late Shows:

If anyone has some photos of the Late Shows back in May, please can they send them to Fr Dominic? Email dominic.white@english.op.org or on a CD. Thanks!

Parish Films:

Thank you for all the great suggestions! We’re now shortlisting them, and will have a programme out soon.

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

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.

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