The Bishop’s new 3 year plan Forward Together in Hope has been released for public perusal. Find it and read it at www.hope.rcdhn.org.uk. The whole scheme depends upon Prayer. So if you picked up a prayer card recently, please use it and pray in your own time to support the scheme.
I firmly believe that the Holy Spirit is with us, giving us the courage we need to move forward together in hope. (Bishop Seamus)
Glory be to the Father - in whom we live and move and have our being.
Glory be to the Son - whose name we bear and who calls each of us to be his disciples; to build his Kingdom and to go out into the world and bear its fruit.
Glory be to the Holy Spirit - pouring out grace and guidance, forming us and renewing us.
Inspire us all in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle to live the Gospel, to be open to change and to move forward together in hope.
Forward Together in Hope
As you will know, the Diocese has entered a period of reflection and discernment which will last for the next three years under the guidance of the Bishop and a specially chosen team of researchers and advisors which will lead all of us in this task. It is vital to its success that as many members of our Church as possible to join in.
To help this happen in the Darlington Deanery all members of every Parish Council, Finance Committee, School Governing Body, all Extra-ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Parish Administrators/
Secretaries, SVP Groups, together with Clergy are invited to convene at Carmel Academy on Thursday 18th June at 7.00pm.
The DVD prepared by the diocese outlining the way forward will be shown. At this meeting copies of the self-evaluation questionnaire will be distributed. This has to be completed between now and Advent, to facilitate progress towards the next phase of the Forward Together Project.
Please remember in your prayers those who are going to be ordained into the Permanent Diaconate on Saturday 27th June 2015 - Paul Hargreaves, Jeffrey Parkes, Anthony Turner, & Michael Wood. Also pray for John Bagnall who will be ordained into the Priesthood on Saturday 4th July 2015.
YOUTH MINISTRY CO-ORDINATOR
The Diocese of H&N requires a full-time Youth Ministry Co-ordinator in the Catholic Parish of The Holy Family, Hartlepool. The successful candidate will inspire and encourage young people in their faith and support the parish and school communities in developing their youth ministry.
The candidate must be a practising. Salary: £22,603 Hours of work: 37.5 per week (some evening and weekend work is required) This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. For further information please contact: Human Resources Manager, Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle 0191 243 3301 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On July 11th 35 people from the diocese led by our Bishop will join 850 people from around the country, for a one day gathering whose aim is to introduce people to the need for evangelising or missionary parishes in England and Wales.
The event is in Birmingham and a coach will pick up at Newcastle and Hartlepool or Darlington. It is hoped that those who attend will be on fire with the desire to spread the Good News of the Gospel. On their return they will be encouraged to put ideas into practice in our own diocese and create many missionary parishes and disciples - all in keeping with Forward Together in Hope and the Pope's vision in Joy of the Gospel. Anyone interested, please contact Sr Michael email@example.com or 0191 5813249 There are still a few seats available.
The third Diocesan Festival will take place over the weekend of Saturday 20 – 21 June at Emmaus Village, Consett. Booking forms are now available from the Diocesan website; www.rcdhn.org.uk. For more information, see the diocesan website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Diocesan offices on 0191 243 3313.
In his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium Pope Francis made an appeal that we begin to live as a Church of missionary disciples. ‘We are all missionary disciples’ he said. That is very much the theme also of Forward Together in Hope.
A retreat is being held at the Youth Village Friday 28 to Sunday 30 August 2015 for anyone who would like to pray and reflect on how we might live out that marvellous challenge.
The retreat will be led by an inspiring young Italian priest Father Davide Marino. He teaches at the Gregorian University Rome and at the Calabrian Theological Institute as well as travelling widely preaching and providing catechesis. A man of prayer, devoted pastor, gifted teacher and inspiring preacher, he touches the hearts of everyone who meets him. The cost is only £55 full board for the weekend. Please contact Antony Dowling, 07966 922 086 or email email@example.com for more information
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND IN OCTOBER 2015
12TH—19TH OCTOBER 2015
- 2 Nights in Bethlehem
- 2 Nights in Tiberias
- 3 Nights in Jerusalem Old City
- 8 Day Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Christ:
Bethlehem, Dead Sea, Jericho, Tabgha, Capernaum, Nazareth, Boat Ride on Lake Galilee, Mount Tabor, Cana, Bethany, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Jerusalem. Price £1295.00 per person. Single Room £275, Insurance £60.00
Further details from Fr Peter Stott 0191 257 5801 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.