Cast your Nets


Copies of a Newsletter from The Peru Mission are available at the back of Church.


'Family Matters'


The Summer/Autumn edition is now being prepared. If you wish to include an item / article, please send it to Vince Rose ( before 21st September 2014.


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:  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


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 :


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


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


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


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:





Tea and Coffee Morning


Tea and Coffee will be served in the

Parish Centre after Mass this

Sunday morning. Proceeds in aid

of Action for Hearing Loss.


Last week's Coffee Morning raised

£28 for Cancer UK


Next week's Coffee Morning is in

aid of Henry's Books.





Carmel College Students


Congratulations and Well Done to all

students who recently received their A

Level and 'GCSE' Results.


Miss Maura Regan wrote to Governors:

"I am delighted ….. that once again

Carmel College is one of the top

performing schools in the country.

Results at 'A' level were 100% pass

rate with 56% achieving the highest

possible grades of A*, A/B. This is

an increase of over 4% on last year.

The results at AS level are also excellent.


At GCSE, Carmel have bucked the

national downward trend as announced

by the Government with a staggering

86% gaining 5 A* - C including English

and Maths. Under the new accounting

rules, many schools have had a

significant dip in their results.


Early indications are that these are the

best results within the region and once

again puts Carmel as one of the top

performing schools nationally. Such

results reflect the dedication and

commitment of staff and I would like to

commend their work to you. Staff are

truly passionate about their work and

there were scenes of great joy on the

results days, not just among parents

and students but also amongst the staff.


Our success confirms my belief that

every child matters and that with

dedication, commitment and support

of Governors we can indeed "shape

futures and fulfil dreams."


Maura Regan, CEO and Principal.