ST CUTHBERTS CARE – Advent alms
are asking for your support. Every penny donated to the appeal will ensure that the 5p Bus will continue to provide good quality second hand clothing to those in need across our diocese and The Hardship Fund can continue to offer financial support to elderly Catholic people assessed for nursing care.
If you would like further info on any of the services St Cuthberts Care provides, please contact Nicola Milne on 0191 2 2280111 who will be delighted to help. www.stcuthbertscare.org.uk.
Envelopes available at the back of Church.
These are held at St Teresa’s, Harris Street, Darlington.
Sunday 8th December 12.30pm Mass
Sunday 22nd December 12.30pm Mass and Confession
Tuesday 24th December 10.00pm Mass
Wednesday 25th December 10.30am Mass
CAFOD EVENTS CALENDAR
Tickets for CAFOD Cabaret will be available after Mass or by contacting Martin McLean on 01325 465275. Ticket price £5.
“Hark! The herald angels sing” or “White Christmas”?
Did you know that singing is good for you? It fills the lungs, increases the heart rate and gets the blood pumping. Singing heartily reduces stress levels and when done with others increases a sense of community. So why not come to the CAFOD Christmas Sing-along and enjoy singing carols and Christmas songs. Enjoy a delicious traditional afternoon tea served to your table prior to the sing-along. This event for all ages takes place in the Parish Centre on Sunday December 15th from 3.30 until 5.00.
Tickets will be available after all Masses on December 1st and 8th and cost £4 per person. For further information contact Ann Edger or Carol Denham.
NEW YEAR'S EVE CEILIDH
After the success of last year's event we are once again holding a New Year's Ceilidh in the parish centre with live music and dancing from 7.30pm to 12.30am. There will be a shared table. Tickets £5, available after 9.15am mass or from the parish centre bar. Over 18s only.
AGE-UK – Good Friends Project
If you would like to get involved in a pilot initiative for Darlington which aims to decrease social isolation amongst older and vulnerable people, as well as promoting community cohesion and encouraging good neighbouring, please contact email@example.com or telephone 362382.
Bishop Cunningham will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation for our Deanery on Thursday evening 13 February 2014. Students in Year 11 at Carmel College will be invited to join the preparation course through year assembly and chaplaincy.
Students in Year 11 attending other schools, please contact Father Seamus.
Could you offer someone a home far from home for just a day or two? HOST, a well-established charity, is hoping to hear from people who enjoy making others feel at home, and who would love to meet interesting young adults from other parts of the world who are currently studying at universities in the UK, and who want to understand this country better.
One host wrote: ‘It is a great to welcome these students and make them feel wanted. They get to see a good side of life in Britain in contrast to what they might learn from the media. It is also fun getting to know someone from another country.’
Invitations can be for a day, a weekend, or 3 days at Christmas. Sharing Christmas with someone who has little idea what Christmas is can be really special – and for the guest, much better than being on a deserted university campus. Invitations are urgently needed from volunteer hosts, no matter how far they live from a university. To find out more, please see www.hostuk.org or call local organiser Graeme Davies 01661 834449.
TUESDAY GROUP - AN INVITATION
We are a group of ladies who meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the Parish Centre, to pray for each others intentions and have a cup of tea and a chat. If you would like to join us you would be very welcome.
is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please tel. 0161 941 3498, visit the website www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CAR PARK PERMITS
We are disappointed to report that several members are blatantly abusing car parking privilege by using their £40 occasional use permit as a business permit and parking all day while at work. This is being closely monitored and if it continues the pass will be withdrawn. Any problems or individual circumstances may be discussed in person with the Club Directors.
Also, a reminder that the permit may not be transferred to someone else or that people may not park because they are meeting a permit holder at the holder's place of work.
Please note that after the 30th October the Latin Mass will revert back to a monthly Mass which will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, the first one starting on 13th November.