Latest Parish Events 2010

Saturday 25th December 2010

Christmas Day

The Crib which was brought into Church after Mass on the previous Sunday, depicts the Birth of Christ

The Crib

The discovery of the graves

Looking back to the Summer of 2006

Archaelogical Dig

In the Summer of 2006 work had started to clear a site behind Netto Supermarket in preparation for the building of some flats. An archaelogical dig was then started to investigate the remains of the Northallerton Carmelite Friary which had occupied the site in medieval times. During the investigations some eight graves were found containing the remains of what were assumed to be Carmelite Friars

Monday 1st November 2010

Reinternment of the remains of the Carmelite Friars

The remains of the Carmelite Friars from Nortallerton plus more that had been discovered during building work in Newcastle were reburied in Jesmond Old Cemetery

The simple private ceremony was presided over by the Prior of the York Carmelite Friary Fr. Antony Lester, O.Carm., who represented the Prior Provincial of the British Province of Carmelites.

This photograph is reproduced from the Carmelite Web Site by the kind permission of Father Tony

Reburial of the Carmelite Friars

The Memorial Mass Order of Service

Monday 15th November 2010

Carmelite Memorial Mass

An invitation was sent to the Northallerton Sacred Heart Parishioners to attend the Memorial Mass

Carmelite Memorial Mass

Monday 15th November 2010

The service was held at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Jesmond at 11 a.m.

Jesmond Catholic Church

Inside the Church

Monday 15th November 2010

Carmelite Memorial Mass

Father Tony Lester, O.Carm. was the Celebrant of the Mass

Carmelite Memorial Mass

Monday 15th November 2010

After the Mass there was a short drive to the Old Jesmond Cemetery where Prayers were said at the Graveside

Prayers at the grave

The laying of the Wreath

Sunday 14th September 2010

Remembrance Sunday

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them

Fr Joe Brennan returns to Northallerton

Sunday 10th September 2010

After the 8.45 Mass at which Father Joe Brennan was the Celebrant, there was a chance for him to meet his ex Parishioners over a cup of tea or coffee

Parishioners meeting Father Joe in the Church Hall

Father Joe renewing aquaintances

Sunday 10th September 2010

Fr Joe Brennan returns to Northallerton

Father Brennan greets Mike Morrison after the 8:45 Mass on Sunday morning

Fr Joe Brennan returns to Northallerton

Sunday 10th September 2010

Tony Smart is seen here showing Father Brennan some of the photographs he took at Father Joes 60th Anniversary celebration in Whitby

Father Joe talking to Tony Smart

Flora James in front of the Stage

Sunday 19th September 2010

The Papal Visit to London

Flora James representing our Parish at the Beatification of Cardinal Newman

Papal Visit to London

Sunday 19th September 2010

Flora James's photograph of the Clergy parading

The Clergy parade before the Mass

The last 10 oclock Mass

Sunday 19th September 2010

The last 10 o'clock Mass at Sacred Heart Church

The new Mass times start on the 26th September 2010 when this Mass is replaced by one at 8:45 on Sunday morning

Angela and Michael Savage's Wedding

Saturday 21st August 2010

Michael and Angela Savage posing for the photographers after their wedding

The happy couple with the photographers

The view from the photographers camera

Angela and Michael's Wedding

Sacred Heart Church Northallerton

This shows what the photographer's view was of the happy couple

Angela and Michael Savage's Wedding

Saturday 21st August 2010

Michael and Angela making their vows

The happy couple in the Church

Signing the Register

Angela and Michael's Wedding

Sacred Heart Church Northallerton

This shows the happy couple signing the Register

Scott Lee and Isabella Savage's Christening

Saturday 21st 2010

After the Wedding there was a double Christening for Scott Lee and Isabella

Scott Lee and Isabella with their Godparents

The Ribbon Factory

Behind the Scenes

Friday 20th August 2010

These events do not just happen. They require a lot of preparation in this case mostly by the Bride's Mother. Let's take a look behind the scenes at the production line starting with the ribbons used to decorate the pews designed and produced by the two Ewas

Behind the Scenes

Friday 20th August 2010

Next we have the production of the floral decorations for the side windows of the Church

The Flower Factory

The Printing Factory

Behind the Scenes

The Printing Factory

The Father of the Bride prints the order of service and the seating plan and place cards for the reception

Father Brennan's Diamond Jubilee

Frday 23rd July 2010

Bishop Terence, Priests and Parishioners gather to celebrate 60 years of service by Father Joe Brennan at St Hilda's Church in Whitby

Brochure Cover for the Thanksgiving Celebration

Father Joe Celebrates Mass

Mass of Thanksgiving

St Hilda's Church Whitby

Father Joe was the main Celebrant at the Mass of thanksgiving in St Hilda's Church in Whitby


Father Brennan

Father Joe poses for a photograph taken by Les Clark with his Mass Brochure

Father Brennan with the Mass Brochure

Sneaton Castle


Sneaton Castle

After Mass everyone gathers at Sneaton Castle for the Celebration Buffet

Finger Buffet

Sneaton Castle

Father Joe is seen here in Sneaton Castle cutting the cake. Notice the photograph of him as a young Priest on the table

Father Brennan Cutting his Cake

The Northallerton Parishioners Group photograph with Father Joe

Group Photograph

Sneaton Castle

The Northallerton Parishioners were gathered for a group photograph (taken by Les Clark) with Father Joe before heading back home

Greeting the people

Sunday 13th June 2010

Bishop Terence greets the congregation after the 10 o'clock Mass

Bishop Terence greeting the congregation after the Sunday morning Mass

Finger Buffet after Mass

Bishop Drainey’s Visitation to the Parish

Saturday 12th June 2010

At the end of the Saturday evening Mass Bishop Terence joined some of the congregation for a Finger Buffet

Finger Buffet

Saturday 12th June 2010

Plenty of food and drink for everyone

Finger Buffet

The party after Mass

Bishop Terence meets the Parishoners

Saturday 12th June 2010

Time for a chat over a coffee or tea or something stronger

Parish Meeting

Tuesday 8th June 2010

The first of two meetings took place to help decide the future of the two Parishes of Northallerton and Thirsk as we face a shortage of Priests. The second meeting will be in Thirsk on Tuesday 22nd June where written suggestions following the first meeting will be discussed.

The Meeting

Standing at the back of Church

Pentecost Sunday

Sunday 23rd March 2010

In addition to celebrating the day when the Disciples were given the power to preach the Gospel in any language, which is in effect the Birthday of the Church, the Church was packed back to the steps to witness the First Holy Communion of 11 children, and the Receiving into Church of one Adult, who is the Mother of two of the children

First Holy Communion

Sunday 23rd May 2010

Photographs were taken of those who had become full members of the Church today

Group Photograph

The party after Mass

First Holy Communion Party

Sunday 23rd May 2010

After Mass it was time for a celebration meal in the Church Hall

Saturday 3rd April 2010

Holy Saturday

The Easter celebration had a dramatic start with the lighting of the Easter Candle from a brazier at the back of the Church. Each Parishioner then had their candles lit to begin a Mass to recall the Resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after the crucifixion. The candles were lit again later in the Mass for the congregation to renew their Baptismal Promises

Lighting the Easter Candle

Palm Crosses

Palm Sunday

Sunday 28th March 2010

Christ arrived in Jerusalem on this day and Palm leaves were waved and thrown down as a covering on the ground for Him to ride over. On this Sunday we remember that event and are told about the events of the following week when He was crucified. The Palm leaves are folded into the shape of the cross to remind us.

Friday 3rd March 2010

Lent Lunches

If you have never tried the delicious Lent Lunches, Home Made Soup, Bread and Cheese, then you should do. I sampled a Leak and vegetable soup made by Sharon Alflatt, accompanied by Irish Soda Bread and Swiss Bread Buns made by her husband Hilary. I can recommend it so don't miss out this Friday at 12.

Enjoying Lent Lunches

The venue for the Lent Course - New Life Baptist Church

Lent Course

Wednesday 3rd March 2010

A Lent course is being held in the New Life Baptist Church. Each Wednesday evening we see an episode of the acclaimed BBC television series, The Passion, then we break up into smaller groups to discuss what we have seen. Well worth a try

Sunday 3rd January 2010

We can see in this photograph of the Nativity Scene that the Magi, or three Wise Men, have arrived bringing gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. This was reflected in the Gospel reading telling the story of how they followed a star to the place where Christ was born.

Three Wise men visit the birthplace of Christ

The Church in the snow on New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Friday 1st January 2010

More snow greeted Parishoners arriving for the New Year's Day Mass

Photographs supplied by Flora James

New Year's Day 2010

A photograph of Father James cleaning his car which turned out to be very important - see below

Father James cleaning the snow off his car

Statue of Our Lady in the snow

New Year's Day 2010

The statue of Our Lady in the snow

New Year's Day 2010

The Crib on New Year's Day

The Crib on New Year's Day

Cleaning the steps outside the Church

New Year's Day 2010

The steps need cleaning every day to keep up with the falling snow

New Year's Day 2010

Taking a rest from cleaning duties

Posing on the steps of the Church

Police Constable Ian McNeil returning the camera

Saturday 2nd January 2010

After taking the above photographs on New Year's Day Flora James returned home and the next day she had a visit from the police. Apparently she had lost her camera on the way home and someone found it and handed it in to the police. They looked at the photographs and found the one of Father James cleaning his car. They checked the registration of the car and found Father James who pointed them in the direction of Flora James and the camera was safely delivered back to her.

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