The CAFOD 200 Club membership renewals for the year from July 2014 are now due. Renewals can be completed in the Parish Centre after the Sunday morning masses throughout July when the CAFOD group will be hosting Coffees.
The 200 Club is a very successful fundraiser for CAFOD – raising £5,600 each year if fully subscribed.
Subscriptions are £50 per number per year. There is a draw prize of £100 every month except in December and June when members have the chance to win prizes of £1,000, £500 and £200. If anyone is interested in becoming a member, please contact Joanne Upton, or any member of CAFOD.
Thanks to all for your continued support
We have nobody on our list to host the coffees after Mass in August.
If your group/yourself would like to do a week, two weeks……… please let the office know – 266602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The dates are 3rd/10th/17th/24th/31st August.
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.
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.
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.
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.