Holy Family Lynx Group
The Lynx Group meets this Tuesday after the 9.30am Mass in the Church Room.
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting
The next Parish Pastoral Council Meeting is on Thursday 29th January in St Thomas Aquinas Presbytery at 7.00pm. Items for discussion should be handed to Mrs Cath Goodwin as soon as possible.
Cinderella to be presented in Holy Family Parish Centre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 29th, 30th, and 31st January 2015 from 7.15pm. Tickets : £4 (adult) : £3 (child) : £12 (family, 2 adults, 2 children).
Confirmation Course : January to February 2015
Young people in Y11 and older NOT at Carmel College
The sessions take place at the large Meeting Room at Carmel Convent on Nunnery Lane and one Retreat Day.
The dates are:-
Tuesday 27th January -
Tuesday 3rd February -
Saturday 7th February -
(Venue at St Anne's parish hall, Welbeck Avenue)
Monday 9th February -
Tuesday 10th February -
Each session runs from 6.45pm -
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:-
Sunday 25th January -
Wednesday 25th February followed by Mass on Sunday 1st March
Wednesday 18th March followed by Mass on Sunday 22nd March
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
Couples planning to get married in 2015 -
Annual Tour for 2015 -
The tour will be to Northern and Southern Ireland to include Belfast, Knock, Galway, Waterford, Dublin and major Christian sites. Family friends are welcome. Own Coach throughout. Accommodation will be bed, breakfast and evening meal. The cost of the tour will be £695 pp -
News from around the Diocese
Holocaust Memorial Day -
Youth Ministry Team-
Twenty Third Day of Prayer for the Sick -
'On Fire' -
Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Pilgrimage to Holy Land -
Tea and Coffee Morning
Tea and Coffee will be served in the
Parish Centre after Mass this
Sunday morning (11th January).
Proceeds in aid of the PTA.
Last week's Coffee Morning raised
£39.75 for Cancer UK.
Next week's Coffee Morning is for
the Children's Liturgy.
SVP Holy Island Camp 2015
For 60 years the SVP has enabled children to experience a holiday on the Cradle of Christianity -
They are always looking for new staff
to maintain this wonderful tradition
and at the same time become part
of the 'Holy Island Family'. They need dormitory helpers, kitchen staff, caretakers. If you think you could
help or for more information,
please contact Mick Reynolds
at SVP Ozanam Camp, Blackfriars,
The Ouseburn, New Bridge Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2TQ or
Telephone 07805 822542.
Please note recruitment is subject to
the completion of an application form, interview, taking up references and compliance with safeguarding
procedures, including DBS check
against the respective Barred List.
Commemoration of World War I
To mark the centenary of the First
World War and remember all those
who lost their lives in the conflict,
the bishops of England and Wales encourage the Catholic community
to participate in local civic or
The following dates have been identified
as part of the anniversary celebrations.
25th April 2015 -
31st May and 1st June 2016 -
1st July 2016 -
31st July 2017 -
Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) :
11th November 2018 -
Catholic parishes are asked to mark
these important anniversaries on the nearest Sunday by offering Mass for all those who died and to pray in the intercessions for those currently serving
in the armed forces, and for peace.