Bearing Scars and Forging Hope: The Church’s Flawed Expertise in Humanity by Dr Ethna Regan (Dublin City University.) Thursday 22 June: 6pm lecture followed by optional cheese & wine reception, at Ushaw College. Lecture £4 (free for Durham University staff and students – students sponsored by the Chaplaincy), lecture + reception £8. Registration is required – see noticeboard or the Centre for Catholic Studies website for details.
We are looking to increase the number of servers available for both of our Sunday Masses and also for Weekday Masses where there will be some sacristan duties involved. We welcome anybody of any age who has made their First Holy Communion and full training will be given. If you are interested, or you know of someone who may be, please let Andy Doyle, David Crookes or Fr Andrew know.
Our parish collects biscuits and toilet rolls to help provide basic supplies to asylum seekers in the diocese. These are collected regularly, on the first Sunday of the month. If you would like to donate items and haven’t brought anything in yet then please remember to bring them to Church Sunday 4 June and place them under the bench in the narthex ready to be collected.
Alison Purvis will be taking part in the Colourama 5k walk/run to raise money for St Cuthbert’s Hospice. Alison is running in memory of dear friend and parishioner Susain Laing. To sponsor Alison and this great place please go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Team-Melons.
Judy McLean will be hosting an Open House Exhibition of her paintings, drawings and etchings over the weekend of Friday 9 June- Sunday 11 June and proceeds will go to charity. All are welcome; Please see the poster on the notice board for more details.
Will take place on the last Saturday in Easter Term, 17 June. Mass at 12:15pm, followed by a celebratory barbecue lunch and drinks. Everyone is welcome, especially chaplaincy alumni. Please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to come.
Congratulations to Catherine Dyer, Margaret Harvey and Helen Schofield, who were elected to the PPC at Thursday’s AGM. Thank you to all those who serve on the PPC.
Jim Leighton, father of Fr Peter Leighton, who died peacefully at St Joseph’s Home, Newcastle on 22 May aged 83 years. Jim’s Requiem Mass is on Thursday 1 June at 11:30am at St Bede’s RC Church, Whickham View, NE15 7HP followed by cremation at West Road Crematorium. Family and friends are welcome at St Cuthbert’s High School, Gretna Road, NE15 7PX from 1pm for refreshments. May he rest in peace. Amen
On this day, Catholics are encouraged to pray for all those professionals who work in the field of communications, especially for those who are responsible for communicating on behalf of the Catholic Church in this country through the Catholic Communications Network (CCN.) The CCN is the media office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and supports the Bishops in their role as teachers of the faith. It works to raise the profile of the Church in the media and public life. Please pray for the work of the CCN, and support the collection generously.