Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sunday lunch after Mass

Here at St Joseph's in Gateshead they have started lunch following the 12 noon EF Mass. This takes place in the church hall on the 3rd Sunday of each month & is immediately followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Initially attendees are asked to bring their own food with tea, coffee & soft drinks provided. Discussions are continuing as to whether soup could be provided. Not all of the congregation attend but sufficient to make it worthwhile. While some of us, including our Juventutem group, meet for coffee after the 11am EF Mass on Saturdays, the Sunday lunch gives an opportunity for likeminded people to socialise after Sunday Mass too. It is important that we socialise as it gives us armour against the negativity which sometimes exists within parishes.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A reminder

There will be no EF Mass on Saturday 25th October at St Joseph's, Gateshead due to Fr Brown being in Rome with the LMS pilgrimage. Sunday's Mass will be celebrated at the usual time of 12 noon at St Joseph's by Fr Paul Tully.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Clarification re Barrasford

It has been pointed out to me (by a priest of Clifton Diocese!! & confirmed by Fr Bede) that the Sunday Mass will be at St Mary's, Great Swinburne as Barrasford is the nearest village Fr Bede thought it best to use that in the address. For anyone going the postcode is NE48 4DQ. Many thanks to Fr Redmond of Clifton & Fr Bede for clarification. Pat on the back for me too - good to know someone reads my blog.

New Sunday Mass in the diocese

An extra weekly Sunday Mass in the diocese of Hexham & Newcastle is now available at St Mary's Church, Barrasford, Nr Hexham at 12 noon. The celebrant will be Fr Bede Rowe newly arrived from his post as Chaplain at Chavagne International School in France. Details of Fr Rowe's address & telephone number can be provided via this blogsite. Welcome Fr Bede, we hope you will be happy here.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Extra cancelled Mass at St Joseph's, Gateshead

A third Saturday morning Mass has been announced as cancelled at St Joseph's Gateshead. This is Saturday 11th October 2014 due to the absence of Father Brown. Please advise all who normally attend

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LMS Calendars available soon

The LMS calendar for 2015 will soon be available from Local Representatives with an expected price of £8 - £9 plus postage. It will, as usual, be chock full of great pictures of LMS events from around the country together with details of Feast Days throughout the year. As the calendar is always oversubscribed we can only urge those wishing to avail themselves of this great buy to order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Cheques from those subscribers in the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle should be made payable to D & T A O'Neill or, alternatively, orders can be placed directly with the LMS London office. Please place your orders as soon as possible.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rosary & Exposition at St Joseph's, Gateshead

At the request of the recently formed Juventutem Chapter Fr Michael Brown has announced that Rosary will be recited before Mass (OF) each Thursday & Mass will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Our Juventutem Chapter are making a strong start.