Category Archives: Announcements

Peace Sunday

Is celebrated next Sunday 15 January. In his message for the day, Pope Francis says:

On this occasion, I would like to reflect on nonviolence as a style of politics for peace. I ask God to help all of us to cultivate nonviolence in our most personal thoughts and values. May charity and nonviolence govern how we treat each other as individuals, within society and in international life. When victims of violence are able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promotors of nonviolent peacemaking. In the most local and ordinary situations and in the international order, may nonviolence become the hallmark of our decisions, our relationships and our actions, and indeed of political life in all its forms.”

Please pray for the work of Pax Christi, and all organisations that promote peace and reconciliation.

Crib Offerings

This year, with the encouragement of Bishop Seamus, we will be donating crib offerings to Friends of the Holy Land. Your offerings will go to help the poorest Christian families, especially in and around Bethlehem, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel, with education, employment, health and housing initiatives. FHL is a registered charity, and their work is ecumenical and apolitical. For further information, see the poster on the church noticeboard, or www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk Please pray for our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.

Saturday 25 February, 2017 Save the date!

The DCMA invites you to a music workshop led by Paul Berry, Director of Music at St. Mary’s RC Church, Hexham.

Following a series of very successful workshops including: Paul Inwood – A walk through the new Mass Translation in 2013; Lent/Easter workshop, led by Fr. Peter Carr and Philip Robinson at St. Mary’s Cathedral in April 2014, and Martin Foster’s Advent workshop in November 2015, the DCMA committee has asked Paul Berry, a gifted and talented liturgist and musician to lead a day for both instrumentalists and singers in February 2017. The focus of the day will be Holy Week, with three sessions centred around the Easter Triduum. Instrumentalists are welcome to bring their instruments and we hope that choirs will collectively participate in the day.

The workshop will be held at St. Mary’s RC Church, Hexham, on Saturday 25 Februdcma-paul-berry-publicity-2ary, starting at 10:30am, and finishing with Mass at 4:00pm. There is also the possibility of a guided tour of Hexham Abbey in the extended lunch break. More details of the day soon on www.rcdhn.org.uk.

The day is open to anybody who is interested in liturgical music, whether it be for schools or parishes. Should you wish to attend the session, then you are encouraged to email the Chairperson our very own Alison Purvis at alisonpurvis1@hotmail.com so that numbers for the day can be ascertained and sufficient copies of music can be brought along. Why not drop in to the session and meet new people across the Diocese facing the same musical challenges that you are?! Enjoy a choir day out with fellow singers and musicians.

 

Crib Offerings

This year, with the encouragement of Bishop Seamus, we will be donating crib offerings to Friends of the Holy Land. Your offerings will go to help the poorest Christian families, especially in and around Bethlehem, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel, with education, employment, health and housing initiatives. FHL is a registered charity, and their work is ecumenical and apolitical. For further information go to www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.

 

Baptisms

Please pray for James Andrew Glasspool, son of Harry and Annie, who is to be baptised on Monday 2 January at 12.00pm. All welcome.

Please pray for Orion Leonardo Wilkes, son of Mark and Ingrid who is to be baptised during the 10.00 Mass on Sunday 8 January, feast of the Epiphany.