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First Holy Communion Programme

Continues Wednesday 1st July followed by Mass on Sunday 5th July.

Baptism Course

The next Baptism Course is on Wednesdays 1st July in St Augustine's Parish Centre at 7.15pm. Please contact Tel: 01325 266602 if you will be attending.

New Library at Holy Family School

Holy Family parishioners are warmly welcome to come into School on Friday 3rd July between 10am and 11am and visit the new Library dedicated to our former parish priest, Mgr Gerard Lavender. Children, parents and staff fund-raised to create the new Library - come in and see.

Forward Together in Hope

Father David will be attending a meeting of parish representatives from across the Diocese looking at good practice and ideas on Saturday 11th July from 10.00am to 12 noon at Fenham, Newcastle. Any parishioner interested in joining him please ring Father David as soon as possible.

Forward Together in Hope - Questionnaire Groups

Father Jim O'Keefe would like to meet with Parish Representatives, Clergy and Questionnaire Groups on Wednesday 16th September at 6.30pm in St Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue.

News from around the Diocese

Patients at the Freeman, RVI and Newcastle General Hospitals - Anyone going to these hospitals and needing a priest, please contact priests at St Mary's Cathedral on 0191 232 6953 : email :

Please keep in your prayers, Father Michael Corbett, Chaplain to these big and busy hospitals, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Come to the Well and Drink - on Saturday 4th July - a training day for those interested in leading sessions to explore and experience different ways of contemplative and creative praying.

Finding God in all things - with Sr Margaret Wilson rscj. An opportunity for prayer and reflection to nurture the work of catechists and those interested in becoming a catechist on Saturday 4th July.

Café Course - The Café Course called "Believe" continues at 7.30pm finishing at about 8.45pm at St Augustine's Parish Centre. All are welcome. The remaining dates are Wednesdays 8th July, 15th July and 22nd July.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace, Osmotherley - A Day of Prayer and Pilgrimage in honour of Our Blessed Mother, led by Father Noel Colahan on Saturday 18th July. Please see the notice board for programme and details.

Proclaim 15 - Every parish is invited to offer a prayer vigil for the work of evangelisation in England and Wales. The evenings of prayer are scheduled to take place on / near Saturday 11th July 2015 when there is the National Catholic Evangelisation Conference in Birmingham. Please join a network of intercessors across our countries to pray for the building of missionary parishes, and also, as the delegates return home to share with others what they have received and learnt, that the National Conference will bear much fruit.

A 24-hour Prayer Vigil  is being held at St Augustine's starting Friday 10th July after the 7.00pm Mass. There will be input from groups, a Holy Hour and time for silent prayer. In order to sign up for a one hour slot or for more information, please contact 01325 260980.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 31st July to 7 August - If you are interested please contact Father Peter Stott as soon as possible on email

Tea and Coffee Morning

Tea and Coffee will be served in the

Parish Centre after Mass on

Sunday morning. Proceeds in aid of

the work of the SVP in this parish.

Last week's Coffee morning raised

£75 for the PTA.

Next week's Coffee Morning is in

aid of St Teresa's Hospice.

Volunteers are needed to host the

coffee mornings. Coffee, Tea and Sugar

are provided so milk, biscuits and juice would be needed. A raffle is also held

which is well supported so if you have

little items (eg box chocolates) they can

be used as prizes. The proceeds would

be for your organisation or charity.

Please contact Vince Rose

if you are willing to be a volunteer.


Congratulations to

Father Peter Stott

This Monday, 29th June at St Joseph's, Chirton, North Shields, Father Peter

will celebrate his Silver Jubilee as

priest at 7.00pm Mass. Father Peter

has been appointed as new Parish

Priest to St Robert's, Morpeth and St Bede's, Bedlington in September. We send him our warmest congratulations and prayers for the future. Father Chris Hughes will move to North Shields.