Weekly Bulletin

St Hilda’s Parish, Whitby


We always have a cup of tea or coffee & biscuits & cakes in the
Parish Centre on Walker Street (behind St Hilda’s
church) after the 10:30 Mass on Sundays
please join us.

You are asked to please keep a prayerful silence in church
before and after Mass.

Thank You

This Week’s Celebrations & Intentions


Mon 28th Augustine of Hippo
Tues 29th The Passion of St. John the Baptist
Wed 30th Feria
Thurs 31st Feria
Fri 1st Feria
Sat 2nd Feria
Sun 3rd Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

St Hilda’s

Wed 30th 10.00am Joe Cunliffe (Birthday Ann.)

Friday 1st 10.00am Sr. Monica Grainger

Sun 3rd 10.30am Sr. Nicole

English Martyrs

Tues 29th 7.00pm Margaret Young’s intention

Wed 30th 11am Anthony Williamson R.I.P. Funeral Service

Sun 3rd 9.00am Private

CONFESSIONS will be on the 1st Saturday of every month in St. Hilda’s from 10.30 to 11.00

1st Reading:

A reading from the prophet Isaiah (22:19-23)

I place the key of the House of David upon his shoulder


Your love, O Lord, is eternal,

Discard not the work of your hands

2nd Reading:

A reading from St. Paul to the Romans (11:33-36)

All that exists comes from him; all is by him and for him

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

God in Christ was reconciling the work to himself, And he has entrusted to us the news that they were reconciled.


The Gospel:

The Gospel according to Matthew (16:13-20)

You are Peter, and I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven.



27th AUGUST 2023

Please continue to keep the people of Ukraine in your prayers.

ROSARY The Rosary will be recited in St. Hilda’s at 9.40 am before Mass every Wednesday & 6.40pm at the English Martyr’s.

Anthony Williamson R.I.P. The funeral for Anthony will take place at English Martyrs on Wednesday 30th Aug. at 11 am.

Parish Visitation. Bishop Terry will be coming on Parish Visitation to St. Hilda’s and English Martyrs on the weekend of 2nd / 3rd September 2023. On the Saturday he will visit the sick and housebound. He will celebrate Mass on the Sunday and meet with the people

Inspiration Day for Ministers of the Word and Holy Communion. This is being held on Sat.16th September at the Spa in Scarborough. The deadline has passed and names have been forwarded to the Diocese. Could those who are attending please car share. Any problems regarding transport please contact Gill Almack.

Asylum seekers Visit. We will be hosting a different group of asylum seekers on Saturday, 2nd September. Your generosity has been such that we have plenty of food to give the visitors, but we hope you will be able to donate some of the following toiletries: soap, deodorants, toothpaste and brushes, shower gel and shampoo. Thanks again for your kindness. It means so much to the visitors.

Food Bank Please continue to make donations when you can. Recently they were short of food and had to buy in goods. Please help if you can. Thank you

Request for Sponsorship of Yorkshire Air Ambulance Fundraiser Barbara Collins, wife of Dermott, is doing a Tandem Skydive on 17th September and is looking for sponsorship in support of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. She is a granny and old enough to know better! Below is a link to the just giving page and Barbara is appealing for sponsorship of this worthy cause. https://donate.givetap.co.uk/f/yorkshire-air-ambulance/skydive-sept2023/flying-granny-from-goathland. Thanks in advance for any support you can offer.

Advance Notice Katie Doherty and The Navigators Kate Doherty will be performing in the parish on Saturday 23rd September. This will be in aid of the Lourdes Sick Fund.



Peter’s great confession was a statement about himself, his fellow disciples, and you and me.  If God had come to them in the life of a man, this meant that divinity and humanity were not so far apart as they had always supposed. Rudyard Kipling wrote of two cultures, “East is east, and west is west, and never the twain shall meet”.  That is how most people think about God and humanity. No doubt, Peter and the other disciples thought the same way, until they met Jesus. Then they saw a strange and beautiful thing – divinity and humanity merged perfectly blended in one life. And then a very daring thought came to their minds – this same God who lived in Jesus could also live in them. That was a transforming realisation. God was no longer far away; he was near at hand. He was no longer just up there, or back there. He was in here, living in me.  So, it was a powerful statement that Peter made, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God”. Don’t let that roll lightly off your tongue. It is a declaration about God, about Jesus, and about us. The possibilities of our human nature are magnificent when God lives within us.

Toilet facilities at St.Hildas are in the Sacristy and to the right (follow the signs) and at English Martyrs  they are in the porch

Please do not leave handbags unattended

Sadly not everyone may be in church for the same reasons as you