Father David is away until 12th September. If anyone needs a priest in an emergency, please ring Father Seamus Doyle on 01325 266602 or Father Greg Price on 01325 257681 or ring 01325 380100 and ask the switchboard operator to dial the emergency on call Catholic Priest.
Next Sunday Father Harry Ryan will celebrate Mass and welcome back everyone from recent holidays. We hope you've all had a good holiday and come home full of energy. We also welcome Father James Fanning from Mill Hill Missionaries on the weekend of 12th and 13th September -
For your donations towards flowers for Father Ged's Memorial planter boxes.
If anyone else wishes to donate plants to include in the planter boxes, please let us know. Anyone interested who has free time and is interested in tending to the gardens in the parish grounds, please contact Vince Rose (01325 353802) or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
The next deanery course for parents is at Holy Family Church Sacristy at Cockerton on Monday 5th and Monday 12th October from 7pm to 8pm.
First Reconciliation and Holy Communion Preparation 2015-
Parents of children starting school in Y3, who attend Mass regularly at Holy Family and would like their children prepared for the sacraments, please email, write or ring Father David. This invitation includes parents with children who attend schools other than Holy Family but who live / worship within Holy Family Parish. The first information Meeting for parents is on Wednesday 23rd September from 7.00pm to 7.30pm in Holy Family School Hall.
APF Mill Hill Mission Thank You and Appeal
This will take place over the weekend of 12th and 13th September at Masses here and St Thomas Aquinas, when we will welcome Father James Fanning MHM to our parishes. Thank you to all parishioners who already support this wonderful Association through the Red Boxes. If you have not yet thought of doing so, perhaps this thank you and appeal might persuade you to think about doing so. More information over the coming weeks.
Forward Together in Hope -
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.
The next edition of our Parish magazine will be prepared in September and you are invited to submit articles which will be of interest to parishioners -
Called to the Supper of the Lamb
A Day of Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion led by Sister Sheila McNamara in St Joseph's Parish Hall, Gateshead on Saturday 17th October from 10.30am -
Adult Journey in Faith/RCIA Course
Anyone who is thinking about the Catholic Faith and pondering about becoming a Catholic please get in touch with Father David and leave contact details. The weekday evening course usually begins early October through till the following Easter and people meet local clergy at St Augustine's Presbytery. It's a friendly coming together and sharing the basics of our faith and life.
Planning a wedding in 2016/2017?
There's a lot of preparation involved in preparing for life long marriage as well as the wedding day itself couples planning to get married need to speak to the priest first and in good time. Please get in touch with Father David for an appointment to set plans rolling.
News from around the Diocese
St Augustine's Church -
Patients at the Freeman, RVI and Newcastle General Hospitals -
Please keep in your prayers, Father Michael Corbett, Chaplain to these big and busy hospitals, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
Carmel College -
Vocation Discernment -
Tea and Coffee Morning
Tea and Coffee will be served in the
Parish Centre after Mass on
Sunday morning. Proceeds in aid
of the Action for Hearing Loss.
Last week's Coffee Morning raised
£20.50 for the Lima Missions.
On Friday 11th September the
House of Commons will debate and
vote on a Bill to legalise assisted suicide. This will put the most vulnerable people
in our society at risk.
Please contact your MP, urging them
to attend the debate and vote against
the Bill. You can send an email to
your MP via the Catholic Bishops' Conference website
or send a letter by post, a draft of which can be found at the back of Church.
Society of St Vincent de Paul
There will be a meeting of the SVP
in the Church Room on Thursday 3rd September at 7.00pm.
Anyone interested in the work
of the SVP in this Parish is
welcome to attend.