HCPT Darlington Group 195


"Afternoon Tea" in Holy Family Social Centre on Saturday 30th August. To book your table, please ring 01325 469652 or email: hcptdarlington195@hotmail.co.uk  Further details later in 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 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


Carmel Cycle Club - thank their sponsors on the Coast and Castles Ride. £2,277.06 was raised for St Teresa's Hospice. Thank you for your support.


Tea and Chat - in St Anne's Hall, Welbeck Avenue, on Tuesday afternoons from 1.00 - 3.00pm. You will be most welcome.


St Hilda's Diocesan Resource Centre - Information for meeting/conference rooms, volunteers etc. is available on the posters at the back of Church.


Commemorations for World War I - To mark the centenary of the First World War and remember all those who lost their lives in the conflict, the bishops of England and Wales encourage the Catholic community to participate in local civic or ecumenical celebrations. The following six key dates have been identified as part of the anniversary celebrations.


4th August 2014 - the centenary of entry of the British Empire to the War.

25th April 2015 - the Gallipoli campaign.

31st May/1st June 2016 - the Battle of Jutland commemorating the war at sea.

1st July 2016 - the Battle of the Somme.

31st July 2017 - the start of the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).

11th November 2018 - Armistice Day


Catholic parishes are asked to mark these important anniversaries on the nearest Sunday by offering Mass for all those who died and to pray for those currently serving in the armed forces, and for peace.


Spiritus - an Ecumenical Day for the North East at Durham Cathedral on Saturday 6th September from 10.00am - 4.00pm. Free admission. Workshops : Adults £10, under 18's free. For further information, please see the noticeboard.


Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) - The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies is managed 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 2014-15 and is shown on the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle website, www.edurcdhn.org.uk or by contacting the Diocese of Hexham, 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 5.00pm for anyone who would like to learn more about the programme. If anyone would like to attend, please contact the Department for Education so they can register you for this event.


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 :


Wednesday 17th September - Carmel College, Darlington - 6.30pm - 8.00pm.


Please confirm your attendance by emailing education@diocesehn.org.uk or by telephone on 0191 243 3313 stating which parish you will be representing.


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 Flame Train - The Diocese has chartered a train from Newcastle to London for the Flame Congress 2 on Saturday 7th March 2015. There are only 540 seats on the train so first come, first served! The cost is £69pp 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








Tea and Coffee Morning


Tea and Coffee will be served in the

Parish Centre after Mass this

Sunday morning.


Last week's Coffee Morning raised

£27 for the Air Ambulance.


Next Week's Coffee Morning is for

Holy Family Parish Centre.





Day for Life - 27th July 2014 - www.dayforlife.org


This Sunday is a Day of Prayer for

Human Life and this year the church

will call upon young people in particular

to protect and cherish life from

conception to natural death.


There will be a retiring collection after

both Masses next weekend, the proceeds

of which will go to The Anscombe

Bioethics Centre and other pro-life

related activities supported by the

Catholic Church in England and Wales.


Day for Life Prayer


Holy Mary, Mother of Love, holding in

your arms, the fruit of your womb,

graciously look upon our earth and

remove from it all that hardens our hearts

and dims our eyes to the preciousness

of human life, from the moment of

conception to natural death. Through

the example of your tenderness teach

us the ways of compassion and love

that we may build up the civilisation

of love among us and a society that is

truly worthy of the human person. Help

us to reject all that contributes to a

culture of death, and to work with

others of goodwill in promoting the

culture of life. Bring us ever closer to

your Son, so that we may know the

fullness of life that he offers us and

come to know that life more perfectly,

with you, and all the angels and saints,

in the eternal life of Heaven. Amen.