28th Sunday of the Year
The following celebrations will take place during the coming week:
- Saturday: (14 Oct) 6pm Mass in St. Alban’s Church: Albert and Norah Lagan
- Sunday: (15 Oct) 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church: The Parishioners Intentions
- Tuesday: 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church: Isabella Rogan Taylor
- Thursday: 10.30am Funeral Service for Joyce McTaff in St. Patrick’s Church
- Saturday: (21 Oct) 6pm Mass in St. Alban’s Church: The Parishioners Intentions
- Sunday: (22 Oct) 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church: Ayo Elumah
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, especially Brian Quigley and,
- Ayo Elumah and Joyce McTaff who have died
All are welcome
Everyone is welcome to join us for the celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s and St. Alban’s churches. It is a joy to welcome people of other faiths or none who come to join us in worship. Currently, only baptised Catholic people are able to receive Holy Communion and we ask that when you approach the altar you extend your hands towards the minister who will place the sacred host in your hand which you should then consume immediately before returning to your place. If you are not a Catholic or are indisposed to receive Holy Communion, you are invited to come forward at the appropriate time and receive a blessing, indicating your desire by folding an arm across your chest.
Bishop Stephen to celebrate Mass with us
Father Patterson has invited Bishop Stephen to celebrated the Vigil Mass for the Feast of All Saints (a Holyday) on Tuesday, 31st October at 6pm.
He will be visiting St. Patrick’s to celebrate Mass on Sunday, 19th November, at 10am when he will also confirm young people from St. Alban’s and St. Patrick’s.
By popular demand Bongo Bingo returns to St. Patrick’s parish centre on Friday, 20th October from 7pm. Admission is free. Please bring your own drinks and snacks. Everyone is welcome.
The Diocesan Justice and Peace Refugee Project…….
…….which supports people who are seeking asylum in our area, appeal for donations of sugar, biscuits, tinned fish in oil, tins of tomatoes, chick peas, toiletries and shampoo. If you feel able to support this project, donations may be left on the tables at the entrance to our churches and at our school.
A Prayer for the Israeli and Palestinian People
Heavenly Father, we come to you as the source of all comfort asking that you send your Spirit to surround and uphold all those who are grieving, all those who are suffering, all those living in fear, and all those held in captivity. May the arms of comfort and compassion, overwhelm the arms of war. Amen
The Sacrament of Confirmation
The final preparation meeting for our young people from St. Alban’s and St. Patrick’s who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on Monday, 6th November in St. Patrick’s parish centre at 6.30pm. Parents and sponsors are also welcome. In order to proceed to Confirmation, it is necessary for prospective candidates to attend this session
Bishop Stephen will come to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation during Mass on Sunday, 19th November at 10am in St. Patrick’s Church.
School News from Mrs Robinson
We are advertising for a committed, well-qualified and highly effective Level 3 Teaching Assistant to support a child with an EHCP on a 1:1 basis. Please visit the vacancy section of our website https://www.stalbansgateshead.org/about-us/vacancies/ for more information .
Please keep us in your prayers on Thursday of the coming week when we shall be interviewing candidates for the position of Deputy Headteacher.
World Mission Sunday
World Mission Sunday this year is on 22nd October. On this day the whole Church unites together through prayer for its missionary activity and by collecting funds to support Catholic communities across the world experiencing situations of poverty and turmoil
There will be an opportunity for those of you who wish to contribute towards this work next weekend. Simply place your donation in an envelope marked “World Mission Sunday” and place it in one of the boxes at the doors of our churches. Those of you with boxes of envelopes should have an envelope in your box.
Children’s’ Liturgy of the Word
As we continue to move on from Covid, we would like to explore the possibility of reinstating the Children’s’ Liturgy, when the time is right. The Diocesan Liturgical Formation Team is offering a training programme to both parishioners who are currently involved in the ministry of Children’s Liturgy of the Word and those who are interested in becoming involved. There will be two sessions looking at principles, practicalities and resources for Children’s Liturgy. Session 1 takes place on Monday, 30th October, 7-9pm and Session 2 takes place on Monday, 6th November, 7-9pm. Both sessions take place at Saint Hilda’s Resource Centre, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 7PY. The cost is £10.00 per participant and is paid for by the parish. The booking deadline is Monday, 23rd October, 2023 If you would like to attend, please contact Fr. Patterson to discuss it with him. He will then arrange for your registration for the course. For more information visit the Diocesan website.
On 4th October, 2023, Pope Francis published part two of his exhortation on the environment (part one being his Apostolic Letter Laudato Si’ published in 2015). The Laudate Deum gives an important message on the climate crisis facing our world.
Your offerings are our sole source of income
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. Alternatively you may consider making your offering by Standing Order the details of which are below.
For St. Alban’s: Account name: DHN Pelaw St Alban: Sort code: 40-34-18 Account No: 92010984
For St. Patrick’s: Account name: DHN Felling St Patrick: Sort code: 40-34-18 Account No: 52010453
Covid Autumn Booster Vaccinations and Flu Vaccinations are now available
Everything you need to know may be found here Getting a COVID-19 vaccine
Parking in our church car parks
Please be aware that the Trustees of the Diocese cannot accept responsibility for injury, loss or damage to third party property, vehicles and their contents whilst left in the church car parks.