BIG CLEAN - THANK YOU EVENT
SUNDAY 24 AUGUST 2014 (BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND) 2PM - 5PM
The Working Party and the Parish Centre Committee are holding a parish barbeque to thank all those who worked so hard and so successfully at the Big Clean in June. The invitation is extended to all parishioners who'd like to come along and express an interest in becoming involved in future events, as well as enjoy the fruits of recent labours! Families especially welcome.
So that we can cater properly, it would be most helpful if you would drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or text/leave a message on 07909 747145.
Look forward to seeing you there.....
Anthony McGeeney (Year 6 teacher at St Augustine's School) has used some of the summer break to take part in a Coast-to-Coast Cycle Ride to raise funds for the Darlington HCPT group.
So far, he has raised half the cost of taking a child to Lourdes. Anthony will be outside Church after the 9.15 Mass if anyone would like to make a donation and help ensure that at least one child is fully funded for next year’s visit.
CAN YOU HELP?
Do you own (or know anyone that owns) an Aston Martin motor car and would be willing to assist in a wedding surprise on the 9th of August 2014.
This surprise would only consist of allowing the bride to be photographed in and around this amazing motor car.
If you can assist could you please contact Fiona Cunningham on -07818 551738. Thank you.
· 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.
The 2nd Edition of the Parish Magazine is available at the back of Church. Thanks go to Andy Clarke from Carmel IT for his patience, advice and time he has spent on the preparation. John Thompson - a parishioner (www.sensecreative.co.uk) for agreeing to print the magazine for us and especially Jim Cunningham for collating all the material from the groups within our parish and producing this magazine.
CARMEL DIVINE RETREAT CENTRE, Nunnery Lane, Darlington, DL3 9PN
(formerly: Carmel Convent)
Perpetual (24 hours) Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament is held in the Chapel.
Holy Mass, in English, is celebrated daily Monday to Saturday at 07.30 am.
Bus: Arriva bus service Number 3 to MOWDEN from Darlington Town Centre stops near Carmel Divine Retreat Centre, Darlington.
PARADISE PLAYGROUP - Vacancies
This is based in the Simpson Room (Hall attached to the Parish Centre). They are open 5 mornings a week from 9.15-11.15am for children from ages 2 to school age. They have vacancies and would love to hear from you – Jill Parkes 07870 775136.