Parish Events in 2006

Christmas Smarties Collection

There was no Christmas Raffle this year. It was decided that people would be given a tube of smarties. They could eat the smarties and then fill the tube with 20p pieces or one pound coins or even rolled up ten pound notes ! It brought in a good boost for the Parish funds without pestering friends and relatives to buy tickets

Christmas Day - 25th December

Our Crib tells the story of the birth of Christ



28th December

Not quite a white Christmas but only a few days later and the snow arrived

New Year's Day

Father Norman greets the congregation as they are leaving the Mass.



Baptism Sunday 26th February

Welcome William Temple Brass , a new member of the Church

Lent Lunch Friday 9th March

Home made Mushroom or Vegetable Soup with Bread and Cheese and Coffee. A simple communal meal.



Mothering Sunday

As is the custom at our Church, children gave flowers to the Mothers as they left Church

Palm Sunday - 9th April

Crosses made from Palm leaves to remind us of the greenery that was laid down on the route into Jerusalem


Maunday Thursday - 13th April

We remember the Last Supper


Good Friday - 14th April

During the Good Friday afternoon Celebration of the Lord's Passion, the Cross is carried into the Church in solenn procession and we venerate it.



Holy Saturday Night - 15th April

The Procession with the Paschal Candle into the darkened church and the singing of the Easter Proclamation are not only the entrance rite into our Mass of Easter but are also the graphic summary of the meaning of our celebration.

In the light of the Paschal Candle, God's WORD helps us recall how, from creation to re-creation in Christ, God saves us.

Easter Sunday - 16th April

We celebrate the Risen Christ


Pentecost Sunday - 4th June

"and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit , and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech."

To celebrate this the First Reading was in Malay, the Gospel in Greek, the Lord's Prayer in Polish and the Dismissal was in Latin

At the end of the Mass the Paschal Candle is extinguished to mark the conclusion of Easter

Sunday - 18th June

At the conclusion of the Mass, there was a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament. The Faithful lead the Procession outside. Benediction was given from the top of the church steps, our Blessed Lord, both symbolically and in Reality, gave His Blessing to our Town of Northallerton and district, and all who live and work here.



Well Dressing 1st-7thJuly

A great effort from all those involved to Dress Wells in Barkers and Lewis and Coopers and to produce the decorated panels

Wednesday - 14th November

After some delay the steps are now under way



Christmas Smarties Collection 2006

The year ended as it began with a collection for funds in Smarties tubes. The new shaped tubes can still be filled with either 20p or one pound coins or rolled up notes of any denomination.

Christmas Day

Our Crib tells the true story of the first Christmas



Christmas Day 2006

Father Norman greets parishoners at the foot of the new steps on Christmas Day.

The steps have to be seen at night to appreciate the built in lighting as those who attend Saturday evening Mass will know.




Events in 2004 and 2005

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