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Holy Family Lynx Group

The Lynx Group continues on Tuesday 1st December after the morning Mass in the Church Room.

The Joy of the Gospel

This is a course across all the parishes in the deanery. Consecutive DVD/discussion sessions will run at St Augustine's Parish Centre starting at 7.30pm and finishing at 8.45pm.  The weekly themes include : (1) The meaning behind the Passion of Jesus, (2) Jesus, going deeper, (3) Making Mission the impossible. The dates are 2nd and 9th December.

Choir Practice

Choir Practices continue in Church on Fridays at 2.00pm. New members welcome to join.

Society of St Vincent de Paul

Please continue with your contributions to the Food Bank. Thank you to those

who continue to support this venture.With Christmas around the corner all

help would be gratefully received.

St Cuthberts Care - Advent Alms Appeal

This Advent the 5p Bus will be distributing items to hundreds of needy families throughout the Diocese. Quite simply, this would not be possible without your support. Through combined prayers and actions, a genuine difference can be made to those in most need. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you.

News from around the Diocese

Adult Journey in Faith / RCIA Course - The RCIA course for the Darlington Parishes continues on Thursday evenings in St Augustine's Presbytery at 7.00pm until no later than 8.30pm. This course is for all who are thinking about becoming a Catholic or Catholics who would like to further explore their faith in a supportive environment. Please contact St Augustine's on 01325 266602 if you are interested.

Luncheon Group - A new Luncheon Group has been set up in St Augustine's Parish Centre on the third Tuesday of the month. A light lunch is served between 12.45pm and 2.30pm. Price £2 per head. The next date is 15th December. All are welcome to go along and meet up with friends.

Baptism Course - The next deanery course for parents is on Wednesday 2nd December in St Thomas Aquinas Presbytery from 7pm to 8pm.

Year of Mercy 8th December 2015 to 20th November 2016 - On Tuesday 8th December at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle, Bishop Seamus will launch the Year of Mercy in our Diocese. On Sunday 13th December 2015 Bishop Seamus will open the Holy Door at 3.00pm at St Mary's Cathedral. All welcome. Full details are on the poster at the back of Church.

Opening the Door of Mercy - An Advent Morning of Reflection for the Jubilee Year of Mercy be held in St Thomas Aquinas Parish Centre on Saturday 12th December led by Kathryn Turner from 10.00am - 1.00pm. For further information or to book, please see poster at the back of Church.

World Youth Day, Krakow - 25 July to 1 August 2016 - Pope Francis has invited young people from across the world to join him in Krakow, Poland in July 2016. It is a great opportunity for those aged 18 - 30 to travel with Bishop Seamus and other young people from the diocese for 8 days of pilgrimage.

More information and a downloadable registration form can be found at

Tea and Coffee Morning

Tea and Coffee will be served in the

Parish Centre after Mass on

Sunday morning.

Next week's Coffee Morning is in aid of North East Refugees.

Holy Family Web Site

The contracts for the web site domain name and the web hosting expire next Tuesday and will not be renewed

because I am retiring from the post.

A volunteer, with the necessary skills,

to continue with this work would

be appreciated.

If you would like to take on this role please contact Father David.     

From Father David

 “A huge thank you to all parishioners

for their generosity and kindness shown

to me, particular thanks to those involved

in the organisation and preparation of

the Mass and buffet afterwards. A really uplifting and joyful celebration. Many

friends and family came away uplifted”