This year, we will not be opening the church to visitors on Miners Gala Day, as we do not have the volunteers to support the event.
The Parish Reading Group will be meeting at 8.00pm on Monday 6 June to discuss Noreena Hertz, The Lonely Century. We’ll be meeting face to face at Orchard House (after meeting on Zoom for the last 2 years).
New members are always welcome, from the parish and the Chaplaincy communities. Contact Margaret Harvey: email email@example.com or phone 0191 3840080, if you would like to join the group.
Lay Dominicans North East invite you to A LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION, PRAYER AND STUDY, on Saturday 19 March, 11am to 3:30pm, here at St Cuthbert’s.
The day will include Mass, Stations of the Cross, Quiet Prayer and talks on the theme of “St Dominic and the Cross”. A buffet lunch will be available.
There is no charge for the day but, to manage numbers for COVID and catering purposes, please book by contacting Andy Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0798 543 4185.
We were hoping to hold a Christmas film night on Tuesday 21 December, watching ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’. Unfortunately this event is now cancelled.
We have received the latest guidance from the Bishop about restrictions to keep us all safe in the light of the latest position with COVID. Although there are no changes to our use of the church for Mass and other services, we are asked to cancel events in the parish room. The guidance will be reviewed in January.
A talk by Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ, the Director of the Vatican Observatory. This is a joint Chaplaincy / Parish event and everyone is welcome.
The talk will be on Friday 18 June at 4.00pm, on Zoom. The dial in details are available in the parish Facebook Group or by email from email@example.com.
If you are not able to join us for the talk, a recording will be available afterwards on our YouTube channel.
The University Catholic Society would like to invite parishioners to join their Wednesday evening talk on16th of June at 8:00pm.
Dr Austen Ivereigh is a writer, commentator and papal biographer who recently collaborated with Pope Francis on his Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future. He is the co-founder of Catholic Voices and Fellow in Contemporary Church History at Campion Hall, Oxford.
A talk by Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ. Sr Gemma is Director of the Religious Life Institute at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge, and is an internationally renowned speaker and broadcaster. Wednesday 6th November, 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church, Worswick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6UW. Bus leaves St Cuthbert’s at 6.30pm, returning around 9.30pm. Places are limited, sign up today!
On Friday 24 February, we have our next parish film night, for young and old alike. We will be showing the musical West Side Story, and doors open at 6:30pm for pizza, with the film starting at 7:00pm .
The events group is arranging a parish dinner to be held at the Seven Stars Shincliffe on Thursday 9 March at 7:00pm. If you would like to attend the dinner please sign up on the sheet on the notice board. The contact for this event is Gil Bolton telephone 0191 384 7217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This Friday 7 October is Harvest Fast Day. We are invited to join 32-year-old Nicanora, from Bolivia, on her journey from poverty to abundance.
We can stand alongside Nicanora as she learns new skills and receives materials and seeds that will enable her to grow enough food to feed her family. Please pick up a Fast Day envelope today and give what you can.
The next parish film night will be on Saturday 17th September at 7.00pm. The film will be ‘High Noon’ starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly and there will be pizza and refreshments.
The next Parish evening will be on Wednesday 20 July, with Mass at 7.00pm, followed by a shared meal and a discussion. We will be joined by Karen Kilby, who will lead our discussion on the relationship of love and suffering. The evening will finish at about 9.30pm. All are welcome.
This year’s Miners’ Gala is on Saturday 9 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. Please sign up on the list if you can help, so we will have some idea of how much we may need to buy.
And, of course, if you are visiting the Gala, do drop in to our little oasis of peace and (relative) quiet!