YOUTH SUNDAY PREPARATION
An afternoon to prepare for Youth Sunday takes place on 28th September 3.00-5.15pm at Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Gateshead. Each parish is asked to be represented by both adults and young people, and it is hoped that a young person and adult will speak at each Mass on Youth Sunday (23rd November). If you are in Year 9 and above and would like to go along, please see Fr Seamus.
PARISH CHRISTMAS FAYRE - SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
This will be a great opportunity for all the organisations and groups of the Parish to come together and enjoy a real community day as well as raising funds for the upkeep of Parish Centre buildings etc.
There will be a planning meeting on Sunday 28th of September in the Parish Centre bar at 7.30pm. We would ask that a representative of each Parish group attend in order that stalls/ entertainments etc. can be arranged.
Groups may include :- Altar Servers, Music Groups from 9.15,
11 and 6.30 Masses, SVP, STARS, CAFOD, Scouts Cubs Beavers, Guides Brownies Rainbows, St Augustine’s School, Prayer group, HCPT, Indian and Philippino Communities, Youth Group, Over 60’s etc. If your group is not listed – sorry, please accept our apology, but you are invited !
Please support this important Parish initiative.
DARLINGTON DEANERY - DAY OF REFLECTION FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION.
‘Behold what you are – become what you receive’ led by Kathryn Turner, Head of Diocesan Department for Spirituality on Saturday 27 September from 10.30am – 2.30pm in Holy Family Parish Centre. (Refreshments from 10.00am). Please bring a packed lunch.
Please keep the day free so that all Ministers can attend as part of their commitment and please confirm your attendance with Father Seamus.
AN IMPORTANT DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
FRIDAY 15TH MAY – FRIDAY 22ND MAY 2015
Our annual tour (Holy Family) for 2015 will be to Northern and Southern Ireland to include Belfast, Knock, Galway, Waterford, Dublin and major christian sites.
Family and friends all welcome.
Own coach throughout, accommodation to include bed, breakfast and evening meal. Cost of tour will be £695 based on 25 people travelling.
Fr David Russell will be our spiritual leader.
For further details Contact Mike Horan – 01325 243773/07780 311872
· Would you be interested in promoting your Parish group on a display board outside church. Contact Ann Webster by phone/text on 07728 761985
· Mothers prayer group – would you like to find out more – please phone/text Anne Connor on 07721 887562.
Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS)
The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies is managed and awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. The course seeks to ensure that participants have a basic understanding of the central beliefs of the Catholic faith . It is available for catechists, lay leaders and other adults wishing to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith and Catholic education. The CCRS course programme is now available for 2014-2015 and is shown on the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle web-site www.edurcdhn.org.uk or by contacting Eamonn Diffley at the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, Department for Education on 0191 243 3313.
There will be a free CCRS Information Evening taking place at St Cuthbert’s House, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 7PY on Monday 15th September 2014 starting at 5pm for anyone who would like to learn more about the programme. If anyone would like to attend, then please contact Eamonn Diffley so he can register you for this event.
ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES PROJECT - H&N JUSTICE & PEACE GROUP
For 2013 the project would like us to collect TINS OF SARDINES as well as TOILET ROLLS. This is a very popular food with many of the people who turn up. Although other parishes supply tinned food there is a need for sardines in particular. Once again your efforts to support this would be greatly appreciated.
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EVENTS IN THE DIOCESE
Please see the noticeboard for details of events taking place in the diocese.
RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING SERVICE
Marriage Care offers a counselling service to any couple or individual in a couple relationship. We believe that lives are enriched by fulfilling and committed couple relationships and our local team of experienced, trained and BACP accredited counsellors can give you timely support when you and your spouse/partner are facing difficulties. Relationship counselling could be for you no matter what stage you’re at – whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been together for years, or whether you’re thinking of walking away from a relationship or entering another – we can help.We don’t charge a fixed fee, but you will be invited to make a contribution bearing the costs of running our service in mind. No-one is turned away because of an inability to pay.Marriage Care is a national organisation with over 67 years experience of providing relationship counselling. All our counsellors offer their time and expertise, working as volunteers.
Marriage Care has counsellors ready to see you now in Darlington – call 0800 389 3801 to book a local appointment. www.marriagecare.org.uk
MELTONE MALE VOICE CHOIR
Are currently on a recruitment drive for new members young and old. We meet every Sunday at the Grange Road Baptist Church 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Anybody interested in joining the Choir is more than welcome to come along and listen to the type of music we sing (traditional, musicals, modern etc.), and then join us if you wish. You don’t have to be able to read music, but if you can better still, and you don’t have to audition. Once it has been decided your musical range, i.e. tenor, bass, baritone then you will join the appropriate group. We are currently rehearsing for a performance with Massed Male Voice Choirs in Harrogate on 30th November. We also do Charity fundraising performances.
For further info please contact Pat McDonogh on 268934 or John McGuckin on 317219.