All Saints and St Terera's Catholic Churches Lanchester and Annfield Plain
Notice Board  

"God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for Scars"

Notice Board:


Easter 2019: Brings to mind new life and new beginnings.

All around us there are signs of that new life; nature, fields and hedgerows

are stirring with life and growth. Seeds planted in the cold soil last autumn are

now shooting forth. The Easter liturgy is alive with the theme of Risen Life.

The apostles are filled with new life and hope when they find the empty tomb

and meet the risen Christ. The Resurrection of Christ and our share in His risen

life is at the heart of our faith and gives meaning and hope to our lives.

In joy and gratitude we proclaim with the first disciples.


Holy Land Collection:

There will be a retiring collection after all Masses today and all Liturgies on

Good Friday to support the Catholic Community in the Holy Land.




All Saints : Saturday 5.30pm. - 6-00pm.

St. Teresa's : Wednesday 10.30am, Saturday 3.45pm - 4.15pm.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday are the final days of our Lenten journey as we

prepare to celebrate the sacred " Triduum "



Tonight we celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.00pm.

* The priest and catechists will wash the feet of the children preparing to celebrate

their First Holy Communion in May.

* All our Eucharistic Ministers will be invited to renew their commitment to serve our

parish as Ministers of the Eucharist.

At the end of Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be taken in procession to the Altar of Repose.

This simple ceremony recalls Christ leaving the Supper Room and going to the garden

where he invites us to " Watch and Pray" till 9.00pm.



Good Friday:

During today's simple but solemn liturgy we will:

listen to and reflect on St. John account of the Passion, pray the solemn prayers,

venerate the cross, receive Holy Communion.

The Liturgy begins at 3.00pm. at St. Teresa's and All Saints.

Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.



Holy Saturday: Vigil begins at 6.00pm. All Saints.

* Celebrate the first Mass of Easter

* After the Liturgy of the Word we bless the new fire, light the Easter candle from the fire,

and hear the Easter Proclamation, we will bless water, and renew our baptismal promises

and welcome 6 new enquirers into full communion with the Catholic Church.



Easter Sunday

Easter Day Mass: 10.00am St. Teresa's Annfield Plain.

Easter Day Mass: 9.30am All Saints Lanchester.



We are asked to pray for enquirers who will be received into full communion with the

Catholic Church at Easter.


Summer Fayre 2019:

We are hoping to hold a Summer Fayre on Saturday 15 June 2019. To be a success lots of helpers are required.

If you are interested in joining a team to help stage this event therenwill be a meeting on Monday 25th March in the

Annex to discuss this and any ideas. If you are unable to attend bur would still like to help please contact

Jan Taylor Tel: 520801 or Michael Quigley Tel: 528008. Thank you.


First Holy Communion:

The children are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion on 18 May 2019

First Communion ties, cards and gifts. If you want a red tie for this special day

please contact Mr. Quigley. Cost £5. We also have cards & gifts coming soon.


Monday Club:

Next Monday Club Monday 8 April 2019.

We would welcome some more drivers and helpers.The commitment is about once every 6 weeks term


Please think of inviting a neighbour who would appreciate a good night out! Lifts provided.

For more information : please contact Kate Edwards Tel: 01207 521 735 or text 07507816036

or email


New Luncheon Club:

We will serve a light lunch in the Parish Centre, there will be no charge although donations

are always welcome, and every 3rd Wednesday monthly, except December & August.

Enquiries: Andrea Stoddart Tel:



S.V.P. Lanchester, All Saints:

Join the S.V.P. Give some of your time to help others!

Please donate coins and notes from any

country, used stamps, silver or gold ( an odd link or earing ).

If you have any excess rosary beads could you hand them to the S.V.P. please.

SVP meeting every Tueday at 6.15pm. in the Parish Centre.

New members most welcome.


St. Teresa's: Annfield Plain:

The Rosary:

Is recited every Wednesday morning following Mass. Refreshments are available afterwards.


Children's Easter Egg Hunt:

After St. Teresa's Easter Sunday Mass. Fun for all the family.

Join us for our Easter Coffee Morning after Mass, where our Easter Raffle will be drawn.



Mission Boxes:

Please return your Mission Boxes for counting.


Gift Aid envelopes 2019 / 2020:

Over the next few weeks, Catherine Taylor will be available in the porch to distribute the next set of

Gift Aid envelopes. Tax payers can join the Gift Aid Scheme which allows the Church to claim back

25p from the goverment for every pound that you donate to the church weekly.

Catherine will be able to answer any queries that you may have regarding this scheme.


Car Parking!

It is unfortunate that there is insufficient space in St. Teresa's car park for all the members of the

congregation to park their cars. If you are unable to access the car park we ask you to bear in

mind the needs of those living nearby.


Gift Aid Donation Scheme:

Envelopes for the year 2019/2020 are ready for collection at the back of both churches.( from 10 March )

PLEASE NOTE: It has been necessary to alter some of the envelope numbers so you may not have your

original number of previous years. Gift Aid is so important to the church finances. If you pay tax every £1

you contribute into the offertory plate, by completing a gift aid form the church would receive 25p for every

£1 from the goverment. The form you complete is name, address and signature that's it no other


Please consider gift aiding your contributions, more info talk to L. Kelly or M. Matthews


2019 Appeal for Nurses:

Could you spare one week of your holidays to come & work as a nurse on the annual

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes?. 26 July to 2 August 2019.


Children's Liturgy of the World:

Each Sunday in term time. Parents please bring your child along for the KS1 & KS2 to experience

the Word of God at their level. Meet in church for 9.30am.


Coffee morning after Sunday's Mass:

This is a wonderful way to get to know and socialise with your fellow parishioners. Proceeds this

week go to the upkeep of the Parish Centre.

Canned Fish & Coffee Collection & Food Bank:

In Lanchester is for Asylum Seekers. It is collected on 1st Sunday of each month.

and a reminder should be on the newsletter. If you attend Annfield Plain you could put it in their

Food Bank Collection which is usually in the porch if you are unable to get to Lanchester


Sick List:

Caring or praying for the sick and housebound is a most important mission of every parish.

The general prayer "For the Sick" at every Mass we celebrate is great but it would be more

personal to pray for the sick by name ( especially those who are very sick ). Would our

Extraordinary Ministers who take Holy Communion to the sick give names of the sick to

be included in the newsletter every weekend. Please make sure you have the consent

of the sick person.


Durham University Hospial Chapain Fr. Paul Tully has a new phone no: 01388818544


Unable to get to church to light a candle?

Light one at the Grotto in Lourdes:


The Lourdes Sanctuary offers you the possibility by internet of leaving and lighting a candle

at the Lourdes Grotto. In return for your offering, the Sanctuary will place and light your candle

at the Grotto, in a candle stand set aside for this purpose. The Sanctuary commits itself to

honour your request within 24 hours. You can link it with a prayer intenion.

light a candle


Walsingham Pilgrimage August 16th - 19th 2019:

We will be taking part in a joint parish's pilgrimage to Walsingham. Price £195 per person, including

food, accommodation and transport. We have limited places available. If you would like to secure a

place a £50 deposit will be required. Contact Thomas on 07540737121 to book your place.


War Memorial All Saints Catholic Church: A Grade 11 Listed Building:


For more info click here & to read Michael Quigley's Leaflet

War Memorial Catholic Church of All Saints.


Say a Pray for a lost Soul in Purgatory: ( and get amazing results )

"De Profundis"

Out of the depths I have cried to thee O' Lord, Lord hear my voice

Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication

If thou O' Lord were to mark my iniquities, Lord who shall endure it

For with Thee there is mercy and by reason of Thy Law I have waited on Thee, O' Lord

My soul hath relied on His word, my soul hath hoped in the Lord

From the morning watch even until night , my soul hath hoped in the Lord

Let Israel hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him

plentiful Redemption and He will redeem Israel from all her iniquities

Eternal rest give unto them, O' Lord and let perpetual light shine upon

them may they rest in peace.



Northern Cross now on line ( see our links page) Now on sale £1 at back of church.


See Diocsan web link on front page to read the April eNewsletter.


Ushaw College 2019:

This year celebrates 450 years since the foundation of the Douai / Ushaw seminary.

Watch out for the many celebrations, lectures and concerts that are planned.

Or take a tour of the wonderful chapels any Wednesday to Saturday afternoon.

Cafe, Shop and Museum. Open Wednesday to Saturday 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Main House and chapels. Open Wednesday to Saturday 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

Fr. Bob's Home Page



Our Lord awaits us in the Eucharist.

Let our praise and glory to the Blessed Sacrament never cease.

Pope John Paul II

Benediciton Tantum Ergo : click


Credo in Latin
with English



Live Mass from Walsingham Catholic TV

Heaven's Radio FM: Live Masses in Ireland & England.


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The EVENT is back! Join us for our 2nd birthday re-launch on Wed 17 October.

This year we will also be running two "Roadshow" Events, one in Crook in the

Escomb partnership and one in March at St. Mary's RC Primary in South Moor,

in the Pontop partnership.







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