Is seeking to appoint a Resident Tutor for the academic year 2017-18. See Fr Andrew for details (closing date: Friday 14 July.)
Copies of the new rota which will run from Sunday 16 July until Sunday 17 September are now available in the narthex.
Moira Rogers who was a member of St Cuthbert’s Parish for over forty years sadly died last week. She attended Mass everyday at St Cuthbert’s until two years ago when she could no longer walk the distance from Nevilles Cross to St Cuthbert’s and started to attend St Godrics. Holy Mass was always her first priority.
Her Requiem Mass is at St Godrics Church on Thursday 13 July at 11:30am.
Alison Purvis would like to thank all those who sponsored her in the recent Colourama Run, in memory of Susan Laing. St Cuthbert’s Church contributed a massive £325 to the £1,752 total raised by the Watermelon Dance and Zumba Team. Many, many thanks!
The names of this year’s candidates are on display in the Narthex. There are four young people from St Cuthbert’s who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, along with the candidates from Durham Martyrs parish. Please play for them and for their families.
Our parishioner, Catherine Laing, will be taking part in mother and baby project in Iloilo in the Philippines for 3 weeks in April 2018. 2 weeks will be spent working in the hospital in the maternity unit, and the final week Catherine will be living with the Ati tribe and working in local health clinics. This is an opportunity to be able to see what the maternity services are like in a less developed country and be able to share skills and practices from the UK with health professionals in the Philippines to better their practice. Please support the project by buying the delicious cakes on sale after Mass today!
Today Sunday 9 July is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s retiring collection is for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This collection is vital to enable AoS to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. To donate online, or to find out more about the work of the Apostleship of the Sea, visit www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk
This picture is a detail of the presidential chair on the altar.
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Cover Supervisor – 37 hours per week, term time only.
Required from September 2017, a well-qualified person with good communication skills to provide classroom supervision in the absence of the normal class teacher. The post is well suited to a confident graduate who may be considering a career in teaching. The post is for an initial period of one year with the possibility of extending to two.
Organ Recital by David Ratnanayagam, Director of Music and Organist at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington. Saturday, 15 July at 4.30pm in St. Cuthbert’s Chapel, Ushaw College. Retiring Collection. Refectory Café open from 11.00am – 5.00pm.
Songs for the Journey-A week providing regular teaching in voice technique, using songs that give inspiration, hope and orientation on life’s journey. The week will also include reflections for our pilgrim journey with visits to places connected with Northern Saints, and travellers of times past. This singing retreat runs from Monday 10 to Sunday 16 July. The retreat will be led by Monique van den Hoogen, who has conducted choirs for more than 30 years and has led many successful workshops at Minsteracres.
The Catenian Association gives bursaries to Catholics aged 24 and under, to assist with the costs of pilgrimages and volunteer projects. The project must be one based on Christian values, and which will be of benefit to others. Full details at www.thecatenians.com/bursary/
A Study Day with Sr Gemma Simmonds, at The Bar Convent, York, on Saturday 15 July. The theme is: “Girls and boys come out to pray”, men and women in today’s church. See noticeboard for details.
Please could you let the parish office know on 0191 3843442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org of any Sundays you will not be available for the new rota by noon on Thursday 6 July. The new rota will run from Sunday 16 July until Sunday 17 September. 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.
Judy McLean would like to thank everybody that went along to her open house weekend. It was a great weekend and a grand total of £1253 was raised and will be split between OpenGate and Medecin Sans Frontieres.
There will be a cake sale after Mass next Sunday, in support of our parishioner Catherine Laing, who will be travelling to the Philippines in April 2018 for a project to support mothers and babies.
Next week is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a collection for the Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church, which provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. The Apostleship of the Sea depends entirely on voluntary donations, please give generously, and pray for its ministry. For more information on the work of AoS, see www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk
Please pray for Darcey Soutar, who will be baptised at Mass next Sunday 9 July, and for her family.
This year’s Miners’ Gala is on Saturday 8 July, and as usual we will be selling refreshments to raise money for charity. If you can help on the day itself, or with preparations beforehand, please sign up on the list at the back of church.
We are also looking for contributions of quiche and of cakes and biscuits (such as Kit-Kats, Penguins, etc.). Please bring them along on Friday 7th July during office hours or between 6.30 – 8.00pm.
And, of course, if you are visiting the Gala, do drop in to our little oasis of peace and (relative) quiet!