Parish newsletter

12th Sunday of the Year

The following celebrations will take place during the days ahead.

  • Saturday: (22 June ) 6pm Mass in St. Alban’s Church: The Parishioners Intentions
  • Sunday: (23 June) 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church:  George and Mary Laurie
  • Tuesday: (25 June) 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s parish centre: Evelyn & Mary Craig
  • Thursday: (27 June) 10am Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church: Sharon Hutchinson
  • Saturday: (29 June ) 6pm Mass in St. Alban’s Church: Kathleen Harland
  •  Sunday: (30 June) 10am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church:  The Parishioners Intentions
  • Monday: (1st July)10am Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church: James Kilty
  • Tuesday: (2nd July) 10am Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church: Ronald Johnson

Mass to view on line

Mass is live streamed from the Holy Name, Jesmond. Visit their parish website to discover the times for the coming 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 and,
  • Sharon Hutchinson, James Kilty and Ronald Johnson who have died. May they rest in the peace of the Risen Lord.

Update your Contacts’ list for our parishes

Please note that the parish email address has changed to (an address which has already been used for some time). For a short period, the former “” address will automatically forward emails to the “” address. Please modify your contacts’ list accordingly.

School News from Mrs Robinson

st alban's room

Here is a lovely picture of our newly refurbished St Alban’s Room, with the sun streaming in through our coloured windows.

A service of blessing with Fr Patterson was held on St Alban’s Feast Day. 

Don’t forget to view our school websitefrom time to time.

Peter’s Pence

Next weekend there will be an opportunity, for those of you who wish, to contribute towards “Peter’s Pence” which supports Pope Francis’ apostolic and charitable ministry. Donations may be placed in an envelope marked “Peter’s Pence” and deposited in the collection boxes at our church doors. Those of you with boxes of envelopes should have an envelope in your box.

The General Election

The Bishops’ Conference have created a webpage on their website with information about the issues which they feel are important to Catholics: You can access it by clicking Bishops’ Conference

In addition, CAFOD together with the SVP have provided a guide for Catholic voters.

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray each day, ‘your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven’. Why not pray this simple and profound prayer during the days leading up to the General Election

“May God’s will be done in our nation and in God’s world.”

New Lectionary for Mass

From the first Sunday of Advent, 1st December, 2024, the translation of the Scripture Readings for Mass and the celebration of the Sacraments is changing. The new Lectionary will use the English Standard Version – Catholic Edition of the Bible and the Abbey Psalter for the Psalms.  Each parish will need to purchase a new set of Lectionaries which is composed of four volumes at a cost of £695.00 per set.

In order to benefit from a 15% discount for St. Alban’s and St. Patrick’s, Fr. Patterson has ordered a set for each parish at the cost of £1,181.50 – (£590.75 per parish). Should anyone wish to contribute towards the cost of these Lectionaries, please place your donation in an envelope marked “Lectionary” and deposit it in one of the boxes at the church doors over the next few weeks

Donations received to date amount to £65.00. Thank you.

Please bring your leaf

If you attended Mass last weekend in St. Patrick’s please remember to return your “leaf” this weekend. Extra leaves will be available from St. Patrick’s this weekend.

Afternoon Tea.

Join us next Saturday, 29th June for Afternoon Tea from 1 – 3 pm 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.

Youth 2000

……….is holding an afternoon of prayer & praise, reflection and social on Sunday, 7th July from 2pm to 4pm at St Cuthbert’s Church, Old Elvet, Durham. Young people aged 16-35 are invited. For more information email

Holy Island Children’s Camp

Holy Island Camp has a limited number of places available on weeks 3, 5 and 7 for children in school years 5-7. A week’s  holiday costs  £150  for food, accommodation, activities and transport by coach from Tyneside. There are still some assisted and free places. The holiday is a traditional one with lots of fun, sports, craft activities and excitement. For further details please visit

Great North Run

Would you like to take part in the Great North Run for CAFOD?If so, we’d love to invite you to take on the challenge. The Great North Run happens on Sunday, 8th September and is the biggest Half Marathon in the world! If you’d like a place to run for CAFOD, please follow this link here: Great North Run or email

Gift Aid Scheme

Are you aware that if you are a UK tax payer and make an offering to our church collection you could join the Gift Aid Scheme enabling our parishes to gain an extra 25% of your offering, at no extra cost to you. If you feel you could be a part of the Gift Aid Scheme, please email the Parish Gift Aid Organiser, John Gillum at for further details or have a word with Fr. Patterson.

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


The Parish operates in accordance with Statutory Safeguarding Guidance and the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) and Diocesan policies and procedures at all times. Each of our churches has a Parish Safeguarding Representative indicated on the Safeguarding posters displayed  in each church.

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