There is a retiring collection after both Masses this weekend for the Lima Missions.
Parish Pastoral Council
The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council is on Thursday 11th September at
7.00pm in the Parish Centre Meeting Room. Items for the Agenda should be handed to
Mrs Cath Goodwin no later than Sunday 7th September.
The Summer/Autumn edition is now being prepared. If you wish to include an item /
article, please send it to Vince Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 21st
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 27th 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 David.
News from around the Diocese
Eucharistic Service, Adoration, Praise and Worship, Healing Mass and Spiritual Direction
- Carmel Divine Retreat Centre on Tuesday 2nd September from 1.00 - 4.00pm. More
details on the noticeboard at the back of Church.
The Darlington Branch of the Catenian Association is currently looking to increase
its membership. To this end, an invitation has been received for you, your family
and friends to a Family Buffet at St Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue, on Saturday
6th September from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. The purpose of the evening is to present the
Aims and Objectives of our Association as part of a pleasant social gathering. You
will have the opportunity to meet and speak to a few members who will be happy to
answer any questions you may have.
For catering purposes would you confirm your attendance by Tuesday 2nd September
to any of these numbers 268934, 749823 or 371219.
Launch of the new Diocesan Confirmation Programme -For the past two years a group
of experienced catechists, RE specialists, priests, the Diocesan Education Service
and the Youth Ministry Team have been working on the new Diocesan Confirmation Programme,
'Come kindle in us the fire of your love', and their work is now nearing completion.
The Programme will be formally launched in three venues across the Diocese with invitations
to attend extended to all clergy and catechists. The venue and date as follows :
Please confirm your attendance by emailing email@example.com or by telephone
on 0191 243 3313 stating which parish you will be representing.
Deanery Pastoral Council -The next meeting of the Deanery Pastoral Council is on
Thursday 18th September at 7.00pm in St Thomas Aquinas Presbytery.
Tees Bridges Walk for "Life" -For over 40 years "Life", as a Charity, has been fighting
a 'pro life' cause, supporting the dignity of women and seeking alternatives to abortion.
It has done so by campaigning, by education, by providing housing and by support
care for pregnant women. It is vital but is expensive. The major fund raising event
by "Life North East" for 2014 is to be the Tees Bridge Walk on Sunday 21st September.
Why not become involved? Details of the walk are available at the back of Church.
Please support this very worthwhile event.
World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel from 21st to 27th September 2014 -'Let
my People Go' - an Ecumenical Service with contributions from CAFOD * Pax Christi
* voices from Palestine-Israel in St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle on Tuesday 23rd
September at 7.30pm. More details on the notice board at the back of Church. Please
help stop the violence in Gaza and get aid to families in great need. You can donate
to CAFOD's humanitarian aid on the ground. Go to http://www.cafod.org.uk/Gaza
Tyneside Walsingham Association -There will be the Annual Mass for the Feast of
Our Lady of Walsingham at St Bede's Church, Jarrow on Wednesday 24th September at
7.00pm. Celebrant : Fr J Butters.
Youth Ministry Team National Youth Congress 2015 - We have chartered a train from
Newcastle to London for Flame Congress 2 on Saturday 7th March 2015. There are only
540 seats on the train - first come, first served! The cost pp is £69 which includes
return train and coach travel and event ticket. For more information and to request
a booking form, please visit the website: www.ymt.org