Parish newsletter

20th Sunday of the Year

The following celebrations will take place during the coming week.

  • Saturday: (19 Aug) 6pm Mass in St. Alban’s Church: The Parishioners Intentions
  • Sunday:  (20 Aug) 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church: Patsy Rafferty
  • Tuesday: 10am Service of the Word with Holy Communion in St. Patrick’s Church
  • Saturday: (26 Aug) 6pm Mass in St. Alban’s Church: The Parishioners Intentions
  • Sunday:  (27 Aug) 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church: Maureen Johnson

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
  • all those whose memories we cherish at this time

Afternoon Tea Party.

Join us next Saturday, 26th August for a “Forget Me Not” Afternoon Tea Party from 2pm – 4pm in St. Patrick’s parish centre

This event is open to everyone from St. Alban’s and St. Patrick’s, along with friends and neighbours.

Think Tank

If you would like to become part of our parish “Think Tank” to explore how we might move forward as we continue to emerge from the effects of the pandemic, you would be welcome to a gathering in St. Patrick’s parish centre on Friday, 8th September at 18.30. So far, we have engaged in a variety of social events and parish walks, all of which have been appreciated by those who have taken part. So do come along and bring your ideas and perhaps a friend!

Retreat for young people aged 17-24

Anointing Fire Catholic Ministries, Newcastle is organising a Youth Retreat with specific focus on 17-24 year old students who are embarking on the journey to Universities and Higher Studies. The 3-day residential retreat from 8th -10th September, 2023 will be held at the Emmaus Youth Village, Consett. It will be facilitated by AFCM ministers from Birmingham.  Please register your interest at or get in touch with Santhosh Joseph 07545-861400 or Deacon Alison Rebello 07931-136243 for more details.

Rainbows Bereavement Support (GB)

……is a well-respected National Charity which supports Children and Young People who have experienced a significant loss through death, relationship breakdown or any other Adverse Childhood Experience. Volunteers are needed to join the North East Team. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Ruth Higginbottom, Rainbows North East Secretary, on 01670 518546 or

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