NATIVITY – PARISH CENTRE - 20TH December – 6.00pm - PC grounds
If you’re planning to come along to join us on the night, and you should it’ll be marvellous, remember it’s at 18:00 on the 20th December. You’ll need to bring a torch to see the words of the carols because we’re outside in the garden. Wrap up well ! When we’re done there will be some warm drinks and perhaps a mince pie.
You won’t need a ticket as there’s no charge, but if you could bring a donation for the SVP Food Bank we’ll gladly collect them on your behalf. Preferred are pasta and pasta sauces, tins of beans and soup, and long life milk. It’s a cause worthy of your support.
CAFOD Christmas Sing-A-Long Afternoon Tea
Sunday 14th December 3-5pm in the Parish Centre. Tickets £4.00 - must be purchased in advance. Come along and join us for Christmas Carols whilst enjoying afternoon tea.
ST CUTHBERTS CARE – ADVENT ALMS APPEAL
Are raising money for their Hardship fund. Envelopes at back of church.
The Christmas Collection for the SVP will be after all the Masses on Sunday 14th December.
ST AUGUSTINE’S BOOK CLUB
Next meeting Wednesday 14th January 2015, 2.00pm Parish Centre. The book chosen for this month is “Jezebel” by Irène Némirovski.
Please note in the small shrubbery outside the front doors of the Church some used needles were found. Please be extra vigilant with young children in and around the outside spaces. Please do not dispose of them yourselves.
Fr Seamus, Mark Dimelow or Malcolm Frank (safeguarding) should be informed and the necessary action can be taken.
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
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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