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:


Lent :

Congratulations to all who began our Lenten journey on Wednesday by accepting ashes

as a sign of our willingness to repent and return to the Lord.

Lent is a time:

Of prayer, fasting and almsgiving

To change, overcome temptation and seek forgiveness

Of preparation to share in the New Life of Easter

Please accept the opportunities that are offered in the parish during Lent:

Mass Monday - Friday at 9.00am All Saints - Mass Monday, Wednesday & Friday at St. Teresa's 10.00am.

Stations of the Cross at 6.00pm St Teresa's.

Mass every Tuesday at 9.00am will be led by a different class from All Saints.

Reconciliation: - St Teresa's Saturday 3.45pm. Before Mass on Wednesday morning.

All Saints After Mass on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, and 5.30pm. on Saturday.

Stations of the Cross:

There will be Stations of the Cross at 6.00pm on alternate Sunday's at All Saints & St. Teresa's.

Begining Next Sunday 18 Feb at St. Terera's.



Make Lent mean more: Join the S.V.P. Give some of your time to help others!

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

New members most welcome.


Churches Together Lent Lunch:

Will take place every Tuesday during Lent at the Methodist Church from 11.30am - 1.00pm.

First session this Tuesday (20thFeb) Please bring something for a shared lunch.


Day of Fasting & Prayer for Peace in the Democratic Republic of the

Congo, South Sudan and all the World.

The Holy Father has announced that Friday 23 Feb - the Friday of the First Week of Lent -

has been given special designation. This is also the Cafod Family Lent Fast day and so

could dovetail into this annual work too, especially as Cafod has projects in both DRC &

South Sudan.

Pope Francis says: Faced with the tragic continuation of conflict in several parts of the world,

I invite all faithful to a special Day of prayer and fasting for peace on this coming 23rd February,

Friday of the First Week of Lent. We will offer this in particular to the populations of the democratic

Republic of the Congo and of South Sudan.

There are envelopes at the back of the church for any donations we wish to make to the appeal.

If you are a tax payer could you please gift aid your donation.



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.


St. Teresa's: Annfield Plain:

Women's World Day of Prayer:

Churches Together Annfield Plain Womens World Day of Prayer will take place at St. Teresa's

on Friday 2nd March at 2.00pm. This year's celebration has been devloped by the women of

Suriname - sovereign state of the north eastern Atlantic coast of South America.

The Rosary:

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

Bingo, Pie & Peas Supper:

Wednesday 21st February at 6.00pm.

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.


Monday Club:

Next meeting Monday 19th February. All are very welcome.

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


Youth Ministy:

I invite all the young people (Yr.7-Yr13) in our Secondary Schools to a meeting in the parish centre

on Thursday 1st March from 7.00pm - 8.30pm. The meeting will be led by Andrea Hemmings from

the Youth Ministy Team. There will NOT be a formal agenda, just a get together to listen to our

young people and support them in their journey. Any adult who is interested in our young people

and would be willing to help with this ministry will be most welcome. There will be Pizza's and

pop served during the evening. We will certainly need some parents who can help with the

catering arrangements on the night. Please give your names to Fr. O'Connor today or phone

the Parish Office with your names and details.

All parishioners who are concerned about how we can support young people on their journey

in their faith are invited to a co workers' gathering at the Emmaus Village on Sunday 25th Feb

at 3.00pm. ( Tea, coffee & cake served from 2.15pm.) There are a number of opportunities

that YMT will share with you and this will also be a time to share good practice and network

with other parts of the diocese. Please let YMT know if you coming on Tel: 01207 592244

or email at


Centre for Catholic Studies: Forthcoming events:

Catholic Theology Research Seminar:

18 - 20 April Centre for Catholic Studies 10th Anniversary Celebratory Conference.

Theology in the Public Academy: Searching the Questions: Sounding the Depths.


CCRS Specialist Parish Catechesis Module:

Sat 17th & 24th March 9.30 - 3.30pm. at St. Cuthbert's House, West Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Buffet lunch is provided both days. Applicants indending to engage, or already engaged in local

parish ministry will be assisted with course fee.

Please contact Fr. O'Connor for further information.


A St. Patricks Day Celebration 2018: Sat 17th March.

Parish Centre 7.00pm to 10.00pm. Comprising a 3 course meal, entertainments & free welcome drink.

Tickets: £15 each available from M. McCabe, Tel 520167 or M. Stoddard Tel 520291.


Pontop Partnership Group:

Barbara Powell ( representative for Our Lady of the Rosary Shotley Bridge) has been elected

as Chair of the Pontop Partnership Group & Helen Hunt representative for St. Teresa's

Annfield Plain has been elected Vice Chair. Every parish has been asked to nominate a

representative to serve on the Finance Committee. We need a name from All Saints and

St. Teresa's who would be willing to serve on the Partnership Group.

Our Partnership Development Group:

Is a steering group consisting of representatives from 10 parishes, including our 4 Priests,

and 3 permanent Deacons. There is also representation from St. Bede's, our primart schools

and a youth member. The remit of the PDG is to further God's kingdom within the Diocese of

Hexham & Newcastle through:

Co-ordinating & supporting the development of effective partnership arrangements.

Developing an initial action plan for the partnership.

Communicating the work of the partnership across the area.

Our next meeting is scheduled for 13 March, when we shall begin work on the Partnership

Development Plan. Before then, we would like to offer everyone the opportunity to put forward

any thoughts or ideas. This week we will be including a very short questionnaire.

Please fill it in and pass on to your representative if possible or leave at the back of Church

by the 18th February 2018.


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.


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


A letter from Bishop Seamus, Safeguard the future of Catholic education:

comcerning Catholic Schools and the Goverment proposal to overturn the 50% admission

cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend is available

from the back of church today. Please take a copy of the letter and sign the letter below.

Are you a Catholic who wants to send your child to a Catholic school?

Do you support the right of Catholic parents/guardians to choose a Catholic education for

their child or children?

Do you want to safeguard the future of Catholic education in England?

If the answer's yes to any of these questions, we urgently need your HELP:

Take Action NOW! Sign here

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 Feb eNewsletter.

Ushaw College 2018:


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


War Memorial All Saints Catholic Church:

Photo from Church Calendar 2017

Awarded Listed Building Status.

The memorial is now at Grade II.



Live Mass from Walsingham Catholic TV


Benediciton Tantum Ergo : click

Credo in Latin
with English


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


Catholic Radio Station


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