RCIA COURSE For those wishing to become a Catholic or learn more about the Catholic Faith. This years RCIA course will continue on Thursday’s at 7pm, St Augustine’s Presbytery.
BI-CENTENARY OF ST. DON BOSCO.
EXHIBITION AND PLAY BY RISE THEATRE - 26TH OCTOBER 2014 AT 3.00PM
The Salesians are celebrating the Bi Centenary of their founder Saint Don Bosco and are portraying his life in an inspiring play, which will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 3pm on 26 October. RISE Theatre presents the extraordinary life of Don Bosco, Magician, Acrobat, Priest, Teacher, Friend, told in theatrical technicolor. From poverty ridden streets to the forgotten young offenders of Turin, Don Bosco impacted the lives of everyone he met, finding beauty in the face of adversity. Journey with RISE in this moving, captivating piece of short theatre about hardship, love and the joy of the gospel. This event is free and everyone is welcome.
‘THE FRINGE OF HIS CLOAK’ DEATH, DYING, BEREAVEMENT, HEALING
This is a programme of 6 weekly sessions on Wednesdays from October 29th to December 3rd 2014 7pm - 8.15pm. Led by Brother Robert Moore OH, in St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. This may be of interest to all and especially to members of the SVP, Special Ministers of the eucharist, and anyone affected by the care of the sick, the dying and the bereaved.
Further details are on the notice board. Please make a note of these dates if interested.
FIRST WORLD WAR
We are hoping to gather any information we have on family/friends who belonged to the parish and died in the First World War. Please leave any details with Barbara in the office.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
PARISH CHRISTMAS FAYRE - SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
Stalls, refreshments, games and Santa.
ROADPEACE NORTH EAST
RoadPeace is a national charity to support all victims, families and friends of road traffic crashes. We are hosting our own North East Branch World remembrance day in memory of all those victims who have been injured or who have sadly lost their lives. The service will be held at DURHAM CATHEDRAL on Sat 1st November at 2pm. We would like to invite anyone who would wish to attend. Please contact John or Janet Thompson on 0191 3861514 for further details or to confirm that you will attend. We look forward to meeting you.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
Where?Carmel Divine Retreat Centre
When? Sunday 26th October 2014
At? 10.15am – 3.30pm
If you are planning on getting married next year, even if it is not in our Church you are more than welcome to join us. Please let us know in the office (266602) if you will be attending.
- Monthly meeting will be on Tuesday 21st October at 6.45pm in the presbytery. New members are most welcome to come along.
- We are also collecting books, cd’s and dvd’s for the Christmas Fayre if anybody wishes to donate some – we can collect if you leave a message in the office.
- 67 copies of the Northern Cross were sold last month.
DURHAM UNIVERSITY – Centre for Catholic Studies
There are a list of seminars during October-January listed on the website www.centreforcatholicstudies.co.uk. List also at the back of Church
We are hoping to have the next edition available just before Christmas. If anybody would like to advertise any family business in the issue please leave your details in the office, or via email.
The 2nd Edition of the Parish Magazine is available at the back of Church. Thanks go to Andy Clarke from Carmel IT for his patience, advice and time he has spent on the preparation. John Thompson - a parishioner (www.sensecreative.co.uk) for agreeing to print the magazine for us and especially Jim Cunningham for collating all the material from the groups within our parish and producing this magazine.
CARMEL DIVINE RETREAT CENTRE, Nunnery Lane, Darlington, DL3 9PN
(formerly: Carmel Convent)
Perpetual (24 hours) Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament is held in the Chapel.
Holy Mass, in English, is celebrated daily Monday to Saturday at 07.30 am.
Bus: Arriva bus service Number 3 to MOWDEN from Darlington Town Centre stops near Carmel Divine Retreat Centre, Darlington.
PARADISE PLAYGROUP - Vacancies
This is based in the Simpson Room (Hall attached to the Parish Centre). They are open 5 mornings a week from 9.15-11.15am for children from ages 2 to school age. They have vacancies and would love to hear from you – Jill Parkes 07870 775136.