Parish newsletter

15th Sunday of the Year

The following celebrations will take place during the coming week.

  • Saturday: (15 July) 6pm Mass in St. Alban’s Church: The parishioners intentions
  • Sunday:   (16 July) 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church:  Carol Belton
  • Tuesday: 10am Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church:  Mary Nugent
  • Saturday: (22 July) 6pm Mass in St. Alban’s Church: The souls in purgatory
  • Sunday:   (23 July) 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church:  Kathleen Falconer

Mass to view on line

Mass is live streamed from  the Holy Name, Jesmond. Visit the website for Mass times this week.

When you are unable to celebrate Mass in Church, you may wish to make this act of spiritual communion:-

Lord Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen

Please keep in your prayers:

  • all our parishioners who are sick, housebound or in hospital including Fr. Michael McKenna
  • all those whose memories we cherish at this time

Parish Walk – Saturday 22nd July, 2023

Why not join us with your family and friends for some gentle exercise, enjoying our wonderful coastline with great company.

The walk will be from Amble to Warkworth, a distance of 6.75 miles on pavements, easy tracks and sandy beach. We propose to have lunch at Warkworth where there are plenty of seats by the river to enjoy your own picnic, or there are pubs and a great Café Bertrams. The choice is yours.

Meeting times:

Please meet at Amble Braid carpark NE65 0GZ, just off the A1068 near Amble Marina at 10.30am (Allow about 1 hour journey time).

For more information please contact Terry Grey who will be at the back of St. Patrick‘s Church after Mass this Sunday

Bishop Stephen Wright

We warmly welcome to our Diocese Bishop Stephen Wright who will be installed as our new Bishop on Wednesday, 19th July, 2023 in St. Mary’s Cathedral.

You may feel able to say the following prayer for him:-

Lord, rock of our hearts, from a sea swept island
you sent Aidan and Cuthbert to sow your Word fruitfully throughout our Northern Land
and you inspired Bede to understand and speak your truth reflected in our lives and in our history.
Grant your servant, Stephen, whom you have called to follow them, a rich share in this heritage
– to speak your Word courageously to teach wisely and to lead with love.

(Based on a prayer composed by Monsignor Kevin Nichols 1929-2006)

Concert at Little Sisters of the Poor

The Newcastle Male Chorus will be performing a Sounds of Summer Concert in the Chapel at St Joseph’s Home Newcastle, (Little Sisters of the Poor) on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at 7pm.  The concert is in aid of the work of the Little Sisters of the Poor in St Joseph’s Home.

Tickets are £8 (interval drink included) and are available from St Joseph’s Home – 0191 2731279.

John Ingram Walk

The annual Blessed John Ingram Walk, organised by the SVP, will take place on Sunday, 23rd July and will be led by Deacon Peter Lavery. It begins at 14.30 at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Newgate Street in Newcastle ending with an Ecumenical Service at St. Edmund’s Chapel on Gateshead High Street followed by refreshments. Non-walkers are very welcome to join at 15.30 at St. Edmund’s Chapel.

Pauline Books and Media, Newcastle

Please note that from Monday 10th July the Cathedral bookshop will have revised opening hours: 

Monday and Tuesday Closed; 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am – 4:30pm;

Saturday 9:45am – 4:00pm and Sunday 9:30 – 1:15pm.

A stay in Hospital

If you or any members of your family are going into hospital and would like to see the Catholic Chaplain, please ask a member of the ward staff to contact the Catholic Chaplain. Alternatively you can contact the Chaplaincy Department Office directly. For the Queen Elizabeth Hospital telephone 0191 445 2072 (Catholic Chaplain: Rev Paul Nichol). For the RVI and Freeman Hospitals in Newcastle telephone 0191 282 9322 (Catholic Chaplain: Rev Paddy Jackson).

In an emergency, please ask the ward sister to contact the on call Catholic chaplain who carries a bleep. Please do not contact your own parish priest who may be unable to respond due to current hospital protocols.

The Parish Newsletter by email

Could you help to offset the cost of printing paper copies of the Newsletter by having it sent to you by email? Many of you have been receiving it electronically throughout the pandemic and continue to do so. If you do not already receive it in this way and would like to receive the Newsletter and other news from the parish by email, please send your request to the parish office at and you will be added to our contact list. The Newsletter may also be found on our parish website.

A few printed copies will still be available from St. Patrick’s and St. Alban’s churches, on the days they are open for Mass, for those of you who do not have access to email.

Thank you

Fr. Patterson is grateful for your ongoing generosity in these difficult times for us all. Although we do not take a collection at Mass by passing round a basket, we do hope you will feel able to make an offering towards the upkeep and running costs of our churches in one of the boxes you will find at the entrances to our churches. Your offerings are our sole source of income. Should you wish to make your offering by standing order the details are:

St Alban’s HSBC bank account name: DHN Pelaw St Alban, Sort code: 40-34-18, Account No: 92010984

St Patrick’s HSBC bank account name: DHN Felling St Patrick, Sort code: 40-34-18, Account No: 52010453

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