R.C. Parish of the Sacred Heart,
Parish Priest: - Father Jim Dunne.
Address: - Sacred Heart Presbytery,
Great North Road, North Gosforth,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5EB
Telephone: (0191) 236 3182
Deacon: John Hawthorne: 243 2379
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.sacredheartng.org.uk
Primary School: (0191) 285 2437;
Hall Bookings: Joan Donnelly: 236 5588.
16th November 2014
This Weekend: The 33rd Sunday of the Year
Saturday 6:30 pm Living +/Dec’d, Gorman+Grant Families
Sunday 10:00 am Parishioners
6:30 pm Theresa McGowan
Next Weekend: Christ the King
Saturday 6:30 pm Parishioners
Sunday 10:00 am Gerard Browne
6:30 pm Margaret Dixon (J.D.)
Feasts & Mass Intentions during the Week
St Hilda of Whitby
St Edmund, King & Martyr
Presentation of the B.V.M.
St Albert the Great
Special Intention (U.B.)
Joe & Dorothy Jessop (M.G.)
Bill Emmerson (Birthday Memories)
Spiritual Programme (These events take place in the day chapel.)
11:00 - 2:00 pm
7:30 - 9:00 pm
8:00 - 9:00 pm
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
5:45 - 6:25 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - for specific times, see rota in porch.
Bible Discussion Group, usually 2nd Tues each month. Next meeting - Dec 9th.
Prayer Group: Prayer and Praise
‘True Life in God’ Prayer Group, with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Sacrament of Reconciliation / Confession
10am CHILDREN’S LIT
Anna & Sarah
10am SERVERS’ TEAM
PRAYER OF THE
M Young / A Garnish
P Wright / C Weddell
M Weston / M Miller
S Watson / P Lowery
10am CHILDREN’S LIT
Anne (Blondie) + Claire
COMPOSER OF THE PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL: J Hawthorne
S Cunningham / M McKenna
M Jackson / M Young
D Dowden / R Hall
10am SERVERS’ TEAM
COMPOSER OF THE PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL: G Shepherd
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them
May they rest in peace. Amen.
Please pray for those who are ill, and their carers:
Fr Richard Harriott
This weekend, there are no baptisms/weddings here.
Last Weekend’s Collection = £467.17.
Many thanks for your continuing support.
This bulletin is also on the parish website. If you do NOT wish someone’s name to appear on the internet, please tell us as soon as possible.
“BIG” CHEQUE PRESENTATION
Fr Jim writes: This Sunday, at the 10am
Mass, we shall present a huge blow-up
of a cheque to Mike Nixon of the
Trussell Trust . In September, we had our
water-bottle appeal for a charity that
helps local people in poverty. The
Trussell Trust was founded in the south
some years ago, and recently moved
into New-castle. They operate things
like food banks in both the east and
west ends of the city. We collected
nearly £600 over the summer through
the water bottles, and the cheque (+ a
real, usable one!) will be given to Mike
at the end of 10am Mass this Sunday.
Well done, everyone!
..is a monthly event at the Cathedral,
run by the YMT, for young people, Year
9++. It’s a lively hour of music & prayer,
then food! It’s a sort of “God camp
comes to the Cathedral”, with more
than 250 young people from all over the
NE each 1st Wednesday, from 7pm, OctMay. All young people welcome.
Fr Jim writes: Children enjoy running
about, but complaints have been put in
these past few weeks re the following:(1) In the hall, on Sunday mornings,
children have caused some mess in the
ladies’ toilets. They should always be
accompanied into the toilets by an
adult. Toilet areas are not for playing
(b) In the gallery, at Mass, they
need to be watched, and not allowed to
run round the place. This annoys other
people, but it’s also quite dangerous. It
is impossible to make a Victorian
building child-proof. We are most
welcoming to families in this parish, but
there have to be limits what we let
small children do.
POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS TO US
In every activity of evangelisation, the
primacy always belongs to God, who has
called us to co-operate with him, and
who leads us on by the power of his
Spirit. The joy of evangelising always
comes from grateful remembrance : it is
a grace we constantly need to implore.
AVAILABLE FOR SALE
At the back of church, there are
seasonal things : Christmas cards, 2015
catholic diaries (£1.50), candles, etc.
You can stock up before you leave!
A CAKE & GOODIES STALL
will run in the hall after the 10am mass
this Sunday. Two Year 12 parishioners,
Alice & Judy, are going in Summer 2015
with others from Sacred Heart High
School to Kenya, and they must raise a
lot of money to do so. They are not
asking for money directly, but wish to
sell cakes, etc, to help raise the cash.
They will tell you about it in a short talk
at the end of mass. We hope to support
them, as we help so many other young
people in this community. Fr Jim.
2015 1st COMMUNION PROGRAMME
Fr Jim writes: The next special liturgy is
this Sunday, at the 10am Mass. If the 1st
Communion children could meet at the
back of church, they will process to the
altar, then go into the hall, where there’ll
be a special liturgy for them. Afterwards,
there will be refreshments for everyone in
the parish hall.
1st Communions: 10am,Sat,June 13, 2015.
‘FORWARD TOGETHER IN HOPE’...
...is the name of the Diocese’s 3-year
plan, which launches this weekend. Each
household in the parish will get a leaflet
done by Fr Jim O’Keefe & Mr Tony Sacco,
who are in charge of the scheme. From
now till next summer will be the preparation time, as the leaflet shows. The data
(about priests’ ages, etc) in it matches
what I wrote about in the summer, re the
retired priests’ fund, and shows that doing
nothing is not an option. The two Gosforth
area parishes appear to buck the trend, in
that we seem to be very busy and
supported. That it not the case elsewhere,
sadly. As I type this (Friday am), I have not
got access to a statement from the bishop
to go with the leaflet, so I may have to
discuss it ’ad lib’ instead. Fr Jim.
YOUTH MINISTRY CONFERENCE
with David Wells
All adult parishioners and young people
(15+) are invited to this year’s conference
entitled ‘Outrageous Hope’ , Sat. Nov.22,
at St Mary’s High School, Newcastle. The
facilitator is David Wells from Plymouth
Diocese, well-known as a dynamic and
gifted speaker who, at a time when we
review the way forward for our diocese,
will help both to evaluate and look
towards the future for our ministry with
young people. There is no charge but
please book early. Forms available from Fr
Jim or the Youth Ministry Team on 01207
592244 or email [email protected] Details
also on YMT website www.ymt.org
POST OFFICE CHRISTMAS STAMPS
For years they have wanted to sell only
one set of stamps - SECULAR ones! Grange
Post Office has specially got some “holy”
Christmas stamps: please support them.
THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSHOP...
...has a good selection of Advent
Calendars: well worth a visit.
MISSIO RED BOXES
£215.85 has been sent to the above
charity. Boxes will be emptied again in
January 2015. Thank you. Teresa Blythe.
Thu. Dec.18th: 7pm: St Oswald’s Christmas production; Nativity with music.
Sat. Dec.20th: 11am: Mass for the Sick
and Housebound. Then meal in hall.
Mon. Dec.22nd: 7pm: Candle-lit Carols.
The readings & music in a lovely setting.
Tue. Dec.23rd: 7pm: Service of Penance.
Wed. Dec.24th: Xmas Vigil Masses: 6+8pm.
Thu. Dec.25th: Xmas Morning Mass: 10am.
Sun. Dec.28th: Parish Hog-roast & Ceilidh,
in the hall from 7.30pm. Tickets essential.
NEXT SUNDAY’S READINGS
Next Sunday = Christ the King, Year A:Ezekiel 34:11-12+15-17; 1 Corinthians
15:20-28; Matthew 25:31-46.
A NEW ECUMENICAL HOUSE GROUP...
(Gosforth/Wideopen areas) at 19 Dunnock
Place, 5-Mile Park, home of John &
Rosemary Whiteman. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays,
7.30-9pm. Aims: read Bible/pray/chat/
tea/coffee. Next: Nov. 4. All welcome.
Info? tel. 0191-236-5118.
‘MASH’ CHARITY AUCTION
We need your gifts and
Our next MASH auction is Sat,
Nov 29th, St Theresa's Church Hall,
Heaton. Do you have any new items or
talents to donate?
All funds raised are for these 3 projects:
1. Dr Mary Hickey Centre working with
vulnerable people on the streets.
2. Dr Ann Egan working with the Nana Bell
Health Centre, to help children and adults
in need in Kenya.
3. Sr Kevin Morton working with children
in need and poor families in Bethlehem.
They are all volunteers; every penny
raised goes to their projects.
Please spread the word and get in touch if
you can help or would like more details:
Thank you and God bless you,
Chairman, Medical Aid Sacred Heart
A cheque for £46 has been sent for the
Tradecraft Exchange Charity Projects.
Letter of thanks on the white board.
THE CLERGY TRAINING FUND
...will close this weekend. After so many
appeals recently, just do what you can.
FR JIM’S NOTES
CHURCH SOUND. If you wear a hearing aid, use the “T” setting for our loop system.
TAILPIECE:(1) A couple, out shopping, found some cheap venison on sale, so decided to get it for the Sunday lunch. During the meal, little Sandra asked what the “new meat” was. Mum said it was venison. Sandra
asked what that meant. Mum, horrified to tell her she was eating Bambi said, “Err, it’s what I call your dad
sometimes..” Little Billy chipped in. He said to his sister: “Don’t eat it. It’s b......d.” (2) A lady got on a bus
with her baby on her arm. The driver said that it was the ugliest baby he had ever seen. The lady, furious,
stomped down to the back of the bus and told a man there that the driver had insulted her. The man, trying to
be helpful, said, “Look, Just go back to the driver, and either tell him off or give him a slap. While you do that,
I’ll hold the monkey for you...”