PARISH CENTRE INFORMATION
To book the Parish Centre : email firstname.lastname@example.org or
telephone 07909 747145
Bar Opening Times: Friday 7-11pm
Sunday 12-2pm & 7-10.30pm
EASTER WEEKEND Good Friday – closed
Bar opening times Easter Vigil – open after the vigil
Easter Sunday 12- 2pm & 7-10.30pm
Club Memberships and Car Park Permits
Last renewal date for these is the 30th of April. If you'd like to renew please collect one of the forms from the back of church, the PC lobby or the Attendants cabin (car park) and follow the instructions there.
The good news is there's no increase in either the Club Membership
subs (£4 & £2 senior) or the permit cost (£40)
Zumba ClassJoin us in the Parish Centre every Thursday for our new Zumba class at 6pm - all welcome. £3.50 per session.
MODERN AMERICAN SQUARE DANCING
1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month. Starting at 7.30 – 9.30pm. Everybody welcome, couples, singles, families, no need to book just turn op on the night £2 per person per session (includes light refreshment). For further info call Linda McDonald on 308180 , or email email@example.com.
ASYLUM SEEKERS & REFUGEE PROJECT
DON’T FORGET Once a month we take tins of sardines and toilet rolls to the centre in Newcastle. This is an onging collection. There is a box in the Church porch, with onward delivery usually the first week of the month. Thank you.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – 12TH APRIL
- A Service will be held in St Augustine’s Church starting at 1.30pm and finishing at 4.30pm. This will include benediction and confession.
- St Joseph’s Norton are also have a service with Holy hour from 2.30-3.30pm.
ICON EXHIBITION OF 12 NORTHERN SAINTS
DURHAM CATHEDRAL MARCH 16TH –APRIL 13TH
Come and visit; pray with the icons; visit the shrines of Cuthbert and Bede; do a prayer-walk down to the river-side (available on diocesan web-site).
Prayer cards and service sheets available at the Exhibition.
These our local Saints are often described as the ‘lights’ of early Christianity in the North of England. They were the great evangelists of their time as they took the Gospel to all, often in the face of great difficulties, even death. They can teach us so much by their example as we face our own difficulties today.
OFFERTORY COLLECTION WITH GIFT AID
Envelopes are available for the next financial year – at the back of Church for those who contribute this way. Please do not use them until next Sunday 6th April 2014.
If you attend any other Church within the Diocese you can use your offertory envelope and it will be sent back to the originating parish.
If you would like us to reclaim some of your tax back (name, address, signature is all that is required) please give me a ring Barbara Morgan in the office 266602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a form will be sent out.
For every taxpayer who contributes this way the parish can reclaim 25p for every £1 that is placed on the collection plate. Last year we received an additional £9,220.
If your circumstances have changed and you no longer pay tax we need to know, likewise if you have a new address
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
Ahead of the forthcoming Ordinary Synod on the family which takes place in Rome this October. The Bishops of England and Wales have published a document entitled The Call, The Journey and The Mission. We are invited to share our views and experience of family life by participating in a questionnaire. This is an important and welcome opportunity for lay people to make a positive contribution to the Synod.
Detailed information will be found on our Diocesan website www.rcdhn.org.uk or www.catholicnews.org.uk/reflect-on-marriage-and-family-2015 Deacon Peter Lavery will be co-coordinating our Diocesan responses and can to contacted at email@example.com or Tel.0191-4102530