In advance of taking up his new role as Procurator General of the Order of Preachers, fr. Ben is away at the Order’s General Chapter in Bologna until 5 August. Please keep him and the members of the Chapter in your prayers.
While he is away, in addition to fr. Tony and fr. Becket, we welcome fr. Euan Marley of St Columba’s, Glasgow. Masses on Sunday 31 July by fr. Euan.
The Centre for Catholic Studies and the Catholic Chaplaincy are pleased to host the Durham launch of The Lost Knowledge of Christ: Contemporary Spiritualities, Christian Cosmology and the Arts by fr. Dominic White OP of St Dominic’s, Newcastle, and Catholic Chaplain to Newcastle and Northumbria Universities on Tuesday 1 March.
5:00pm for drinks; Vespers at 6:15pm
Venue: St Cuthbert’s Parish Room, Old Elvet
A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.
All are welcome to attend. Please email Jane Lidstone on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.
The Newcastle/Durham Fraternity of Lay Dominicans will be meeting today, Sunday 21 February at 3:00pm. Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Lay Dominicans is most welcome to come along. The main part of the meeting will be our Lenten Stations of the Cross composed by fr. Timothy Radcliffe OP.
The latest edition of the “Friars Preachers” newsletter is being distributed with the bulletin at Masses on Sunday 14 February, full of news from Dominican Friars across the Province of England. Please do take a copy home with you to read at your leisure!
The Hoper Dixon Trust is a registered charity associated with the Dominican Friars which makes grants for the relief of poverty of those who live near or are connected in some way to a Dominican house. Grants can be made for essential household items, furniture, white goods etc.; help with educational expenses; or for participation in activities, retreats and courses. If you or someone you know might be able to benefit from a grant, please speak to fr. Ben.
The Dominican Friars will be celebrating 800 years from their approval by Pope Honorius III on 22 December 2016, preceded by a year (and a bit) of jubilee celebrations. At St Cuthbert’s we open the Jubilee with Mass at 2:00pm on Saturday 7 November for the Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers. All are welcome and warmly invited to this celebration, which also forms part of study day organised by the Dominican Youth Movement.
Please note that because of this jubilee celebration there will be no 9:15am Mass on 7 November.
fr. Tony Rattigan OP has recently been appointed as Catholic Chaplain to our local prison, and will be moving to join the Dominican Community at St Cuthbert’s this month. Congratulations and a warm welcome to him!