This Sunday is World Mission Sunday a Day of Prayer for the Evangelisation of the World. There will be a collection after Mass today.
Is on Friday 1st November. Mass at St Cuthbert’s will be at 7.00pm on Thursday 31st October (Vigil) and at 12.15pm on Friday 1st November. Mass in Durham Martyrs parish: Friday 9.30am (St Godric’s school) and 7.00pm (St Joseph’s church.) Mass at St Patrick’s, Langley Moor: Thursday 7.00pm (Vigil) and Friday 9.30am.
This Wednesday will be celebrated at 6.30pm in the North Transept Durham Cathdral, by kind invitation of the Dean and Chapter. Everyone is welcome. Please enter the cathedral by the Galilee Chapel, from where stewards will direct you to where Mass is being celebrated.
Today we would like to collect items for nepacs to make up Toiletry and Homeless Packs for prisoners being released from Low Newton. Nepacs is a north east charity which has been supporting people affected by imprisonment for over 135 years.
Useful items to contribute to the toiletry packs are toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, shower gel, soap, deodorant (roll-on or spray ), flannels, wet wipes, lip balm, combs, STs, tampons, panty liners. Packs for anyone who is homeless on release include toiletries plus socks, plasters, waterbottle/flask, bacterial gel, Dry Food Pack ( coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate powder , cup-a-soup, cereal bars, sugar, stirrer, mars bars ). Please put donations in the boxes in the narthex on these dates. Your generosity will be very greatly appreciated.
Would you like to be more involved? Why not consider joining the parish choir and help support our liturgy through music? No experience necessary and everyone is welcome! For more details please see Alison after Mass or contact her on email@example.com.
on previous occasions, we shall be opening the Church during the
forthcoming Lumiere festival in Durham (14th to 17th November). In
common with many of the churches in the centre of the city, we hope
to provide a place for quieter reflection where people can light a
candle, say a prayer and also find some “light”
refreshments. We hope to be open from about 6pm to 10pm on the
Thursday, Friday and Saturday and after the evening Mass on the
Sunday. To offer this opportunity, we will need willing hands to
staff the church, to make soups, to sell tea and coffee etc. If you
can help, in any way, please sign up as soon as you can on the lists
on the noticeboard or see Andy Doyle. Thank you.
The Slipper Chapel statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will be visiting St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle from Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th October. See poster for details of events during the visit, or go to www.dowrytour.org.uk Copies of daily prayers for the visit are available at the back of church.
Salvation From What? Some New Testament Perspectives. Presented by Prof John Barclay, Durham University. Thursday 24th October 2019 at 5pm – venue PG20, Palace Green.
Music – Word – Prayer Weekend: The Bishops of England and Wales have announced a Year of the Word for 2020. This weekend will explore ways of connecting scripture to music in the liturgy, ways to bring the psalms to life with music, repertoire for the Year of the Word, and much, much more. If you have a role in the musical or liturgical life of your parish or community, come and find information and inspiration! Led by Paul Inwood, internationally-known author and speaker, liturgist, organist and choir director, and composer of the official Vatican Hymn for the Holy Year of Mercy. Details at www.minsteracres.org
Day of Reflection with Sr Rosarie Spence RSM, Ushaw, Wednesday 27th November, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm. An opportunity to step aside, experience different ways of praying and enjoy a time of personal prayer, all in the beautiful surroundings at Ushaw. The cost is £10 per person, including tea/coffee at the beginning and end of the day. Lunch may be purchased in the Refectory. Booking should be made at www.ushaw.org
The next Day of Reflection at Ushaw, with Sr Rosarie Spence RSM, will be on Wednesday 27th November, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm
An opportunity to step aside, experience different ways of praying and enjoy a time of personal prayer, all in the beautiful surroundings at Ushaw. The cost is £10 per person, including tea/coffee at the beginning and end of the day. Lunch may be purchased in the Refectory.
Booking should be made at www.ushaw.org
A public lecture by Bishop Robert Byrne CO, to mark the canonisation of John Henry Newman. Here at St Cuthbert’s on Tuesday 12th November: Vespers at 6.30pm, lecture at 7.00, refreshments at 8.15, 8.45 Close. Registration for this free event will open on 22 October.
We are pleased to say that our Journey in Faith programme begins on Tuesday 22nd October in the Parish Room at 7pm.
Although designed primarily for those looking to be baptised, received into the Catholic Church and/or confirmed, all parishioners and students are very welcome to come along and to explore the Catholic faith.
The first session will be introductory in nature, discussing the basic question “What is Faith?” and gathering the questions and concerns that people may have and would like to discuss during the programme.
Please note that sessions will conclude by about 8:30pm with the Night Prayer of the Church (Compline). If you want to know more, contact Andy Doyle (0798 543 4185 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Thank you for your continuing generosity towards the financial health of the parish. If you are part of our Gift Aid Scheme, please pick up your “statement of donations recorded” from the box in the narthex. If you have any questions or are not part of the Gift Aid Scheme but would like to know more, please speak to Andy Doyle (0798 543 4185 or email@example.com).
We will be hosting a showing of the film “Global Healing” (based on Pope Francis’s encyclical ‘Laudato si’) on Monday 21st October at 7:30pm. Discussion will be led by Dr Carmody Grey, Assistant Professor of Catholic Theology and entry is free but, as spaces will be limited, please contact Kirsty Thomas as soon as possible to book a place (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Translating Religion: Devotion and Piety From Europe to the Anglophone World in the Nineteenth Century by Anne O’Connor (NUI Galway and Durham Residential Research Library Visiting Fellow.) Wednesday 16 October, 5.00–7.30pm at Ushaw College.
From the 13th Century to the 21st: An international conference hosted by the Centre for Catholic Studies in partnership with the Capuchin Franciscans of Great Britain, to mark the 800th anniversary of St Francis’ meeting with Sultan Malek Al-Kamil. In Durham, Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 November. Deadline for registration is Monday 14 October. Centre for Catholic Studies email: email@example.com or tel: 0191 334 1656.
A Public Forum at Elvet Methodist Church Hall. Thursday 17th October at 7.30pm.
An illustrated fundraising talk by Shirley Mansfield at St Joseph’s Gilesgate, Durham, on Thursday 24th October at 7.30pm.