The Parish Centre
Please be aware that the padlock on the entrance gate to the Parish Centre has had to be replaced. New keys have been obtained so if you are a key holder and require a new key, please contact Vince Rose.
There will be a retiring collection after both Masses this weekend for the Northern Brethren's Fund (Sick and Retired Priests). The fund remains open for contributions until 3rd May.
£100 was raised at the Lenten Service held in Holy Family on 25th March. The three Cockerton Churches raised a total of £447.40 for Water Aid. Many thanks to all who helped. Many thanks also to those who helped with the Passover Meal.
A letter of thanks has been received thanking everyone in Holy Family for the generous donation of £530 from the Lent Fast Day appeal.
First Holy Communion Programme
The sessions will be held in Holy Family Church from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Holy Family school children will be taken to the sessions by a member of staff. Children must then be collected from Holy Family Church at the end of the sessions. In preparation for First Holy Communion, children and families are required to attend weekly Mass. The Mass dates are particularly important as they are connected to the preparation sessions:-
Wednesday 22nd April followed by Mass on Sunday 26th April
Wednesday 17th June followed by Mass on Sunday 21st June
(Children are invited to wear their Communion outfits to this Mass)
Wednesday 1st July followed by Mass on Sunday 5th July
The next Baptism Course is in St Augustine's Parish Centre on Wednesdays 22nd and 29th April from 7.15pm to 8.30pm. Please telephone St Thomas Aquinas Presbytery ( 463636 ) if you wish to attend.
The next Marriage Preparation Day course for couples is on Sunday 19th April from 10.15am till 4.00pm at Carmel Convent meeting hall on Nunnery Lane.
News from around the Diocese
Tickets for the Semi-
Reading Club -
‘Wild Man to Wise Man' -
All sessions to be held at St Hilda's Resource Centre, Newcastle NE15 7PY. There is no cost but booking essential. To book please telephone 0191 243 3302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and indicating which sessions you will be attending.
'Can you hear me?' -
'Praying the Gospels' -
Full details for all these events are on the notice board at the back of Church
Celebration of Marriage -
Diocesan Festival -
The speakers include Fr Jim Clarke from the United States, our own Father Jim O'Keefe and performing artists, RISE Theatre and Steve Murray, more than Dance and much more. There are streams for children and young people so there is something for everyone! Booking forms are now available either from the back of Church or can be downloaded from the diocesan website: wwwrcdhn.org.uk. For more information, see the diocesan website, email email@example.com or contact the Diocesan offices on 0191 243 3313.
Tea and Coffee Morning
Tea and Coffee will be served in the
Parish Centre after Mass this
Sunday morning. Proceeds in aid
of Cancer UK.
Next week's Coffee Morning is
in aid of Children's Liturgy.
Father David will be away from
Anyone urgently needing a priest
should ring Father Seamus Doyle on 01325 266602, Father Greg Price on 01325 257681 or Rev Jurgen Muller
on 01325 268905.
In a dire emergency please ring
Darlington Memorial Hospital on
01325 380100 and ask the switchboard
for the 'Catholic Priest on Call.' That way you will get access to a priest in a real emergency.