As part of the Centre for Catholic Studies’ 10th anniversary conference, Bishop Seamus celebrated Mass in Durham Cathedral.
Thank you to everyone from St. Cuthbert’s who helped with the preparations and the liturgy, and particular thanks to Canon Simon Oliver and everyone at the Cathedral for their hospitality.
An appeal will be made, and a collection taken to support the work of the Little Sisters of the Poor at 10:00am Mass on Sunday 22 April.
Please could you let the parish office know on 0191 3843442 or email@example.com of any Sundays you will not be available for the new rota by noon on Thursday 26 April.
The new rota will run from Sunday 29 April until Sunday 9 July. If you would like to be included in the rota more or would like to be on a little less, please do get in touch, thank you.
HE Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (President of the Pontifical Council for Culture.) Universities as Places of Encounter Between Faith and Culture – A public conversation with Bishop Paul Tighe (Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture.) Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Ushaw College: 6.15pm; Lecture in the Exhibition Hall. 7.30pm: Drinks reception in the Refectory.
Lecture only tickets: £5 per person (concessions £2.50; Durham University staff and students free with assistance from Durham University Catholic Chaplaincy).
Drinks reception: £5 per person (no concessions).
Everyone is welcome; this is a ticketed event and registration is essential. Please register by 9am Monday 23 April at https://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/details/?id=909
“To Doe Our Countrie Good”: Douai, Rome, and the Tridentine Seminary. Monday 30 April 2018: 6pm in the Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College.
Tickets: £5 per person (concessions £2.50; Durham University staff and students free with assistance from Durham University Catholic Chaplaincy).
Registration: Everyone is welcome; registration is essential. Please register by 9am tomorrow Monday 23 April at https://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/details/?id=908
During the season of Eastertide, we are encouraged to say the Apostles’ Creed at Mass. The text is below.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
(At the words that follow, up to and including the Virgin Mary, all bow.)
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the
from there he will come to judge
the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
Bishop Séamus will celebrate Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday 5 May at 11.00am to give thanks for the Sacrament of Marriage. He has invited each parish community to be represented by at least two couples, young or old, newly married or celebrating a significant anniversary. In addition, everyone is welcome to attend. This celebration will offer affirmation and support for married couples and families across the diocese. The celebration will reflect the challenges faced by many families, and the teaching of Pope Francis in his letter Amoris Laetitiae (The Joy of Love.)
The inaugural Cassidy Lecture: ‘Dr Joe Cassidy: The Theological and Philosophical Roots of a Fine Principal’ by Professor Ann Loades, Professorial Fellow of St Chad’s College and Professor Emerita in Divinity at the University of Durham. Saturday 28th April in the Cassidy Quad, St Chad’s College, 18 North Bailey. All are welcome to attend a drinks reception in the Cassidy Quad at 6pm followed by the lecture at 6.30pm.
Open house: Have you ever wanted to have a look around the house and grounds? Now’s your chance! With exhibitions, tours, moments of reflection, tea, coffee and good home cooking. This event is free, but of course donations are always welcome. Monday 7 May, 11am-4pm.
Organ Recital by Caroline Hodgson, including the music of Lefebure Wely. Retiring collection. Saturday 28 April, 2.30pm
Dr Eleanor Standley (Oxford University) on Devotional Objects. Tuesday 24th April – drinks from 5.30pm, lecture at 6.00pm.
On Thursday, 10 May at 7.00pm, we will be sharing some of the photos and memories of our recent pilgrimage to Rome, in the parish room. This is an opportunity for those who went on the pilgrimage to share our experiences with the rest of the parish, and everyone is welcome. Pizza and prosecco will be served!
Last week’s picture was a detail from the candlestick which holds the Easter candle.
Where is this?
We will publish the answer next week.
The minutes of the March meeting of the Partnership Development Group are now available here.
Firstly, thank you to all who donate so generously to our parish. The set of planned giving envelopes for the new financial year is now available in named boxes in the porch for Gift Aid donors to pick up. There are also some unnamed boxes and people are free to take these but please add your name and contact details to the sheet nearby. If anybody wishes to know more about planned giving, envelopes, standing orders or Gift Aid, please contact Andy Doyle (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 378 3660).
The Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life this year will be celebrated on Sunday 22 April. This day flows from the broader culture of vocation, and is when the universal Church asks the Lord to send more labourers to the harvest. The theme for this year is ‘It’s Your Call’. ukvocation.org ukpriest.org ukreligiouslife.org diaconate.org.uk
Thursday 19 April, 10am-7pm, and Saturday 21st April, 10am-2pm, at Traidcraft, Kingsway, Team Valley Trading Estate, NE11 0NE. Huge reductions on all kinds of Traidcraft merchandise, from archive collections to the newest handcrafted finds. Enter ‘The Den’ at the side of the building to discover quirky discontinued and archive items at a fraction of their usual price.
450th Anniversary Conference for the founding of the English College at Douai. 450 Years Pioneering Catholic Education: Past, Present, Future. Monday 30 April – Tuesday 1 May at Ushaw College, including a public lecture by Prof Eamon Duffy on Monday 30 April at 6.00pm, and the Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture on Tuesday 1 May at 6.15pm. Details and online registration on the Centre for Catholic Studies website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/theology.religion/ccs/events/douai450/
During Easter week, 22 people from St. Cuthbert’s and neighbouring parishes went on a pilgrimage to Rome. Here are a few pictures and we will shortly be arranging an evening to share some memories from the pilgrimage and show some more of the photos.