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.
Please find a copy of the questions we are all asked to reflect on and answer
Over the next four weeks there will be question/answer sheets included in the bulletin which we would like you to complete with a couple of bullet points and put them in the box at the back of Church.
Alternatively you could bring them with you to St Augustine’s school on a Tuesday evening from 7-8pm where we will discuss two questions at a time.
Next Tuesday 13th we will be looking at questions 9-10.
The next process is completing the questionnaire which has to be returned to the Diocese within the next 8 weeks – final date 1st Sunday of Advent.
STEPPING STONES TO HOPE
Following on from the prayer vigil for Proclaim 15 and Forward Together in Hope last July, there will be a "Holy Hour" - a time of prayer, music, silence and refection after the 7pm Friday Mass from 7.30-8.30 each 1st Friday of the month from October until June. There will be different themes and different expressions of worship -e.g. Holy Souls/Remembrance-November, Advent-December, Leccio Divino-January, Divine Mercy-April
All are welcome! If anyone needs transport please contact 01325 260980.
This is a ministry for those who will pray at home for the future of our diocese and our parishes.
In the church there is a tradition of "anchorites" who were praying anchors for their communities. People are especially needed at this time who can hold important meetings and decision-making sessions about the future in prayer.
Anyone who is happy to become a commissioned anchorite please contact Ann Webster 01325-462828/ Brian Dunleavy 07758 310617. Commissioning Service will take place after all Masses on 11th October 2015.
2ND CELEBRATE CONFERENCE -NORTH EAST
The 2015 Celebrate Catholic family weekend conference takes place on Saturday 7th, 9am-8,30pm and Sunday 8th November 9am-3pm at Joseph's Catholic Academy Hebburn (NE312ET)
The cost of the event is £30.00-adults, £15.00 -11-18 yrs, children £10-4-11 yrs and 0-3 go free. Prices include an evening meal on Saturday.
This faith based fun event combines inspiring talks, creative liturgy/Mass, exciting worship, dance, drama and various workshops in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for all ages! There are groups (called streams) for children of ALL age groups including young and older teenagers, led by experienced leaders running relevant and fun activities! For more information and to book online visit the Celebrate website www.celebrateconference.org.
DEPARTMENT FOR LITURGY - COURSES FOR THE AUTUMN
Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5HH
Tuesday 13 October 2015
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WORLD YOUTH DAY, KRAKÓW - 25TH JULY TO 1ST AUGUST 2016
Pope Francis has invited young people from across the world to join him in Kraków, Poland in July 2016. It is a great opportunity for those aged 18-30 to travel with Bishop Séamus and other young people from the diocese for 8 days of pilgrimage. More information and a downloadable registration form can be found at www.ymt.org/wyd16.html
PLEASE NOTE: Any parishioner needing a priest at any of the hospitals in Newcastle, i.e. RVI, Freeman, Newcastle General hospitals and Marie Curie Hospice, please contact priests at St Mary’s Cathedral on 01912 326953 or Email: email@example.com
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.