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14 – 28 April 2024

Sunday 14 April – Easter III
10:00am
Priest’s intention
6:30pm
Priest’s intention
Tuesday 16
12:15pm
Alexander O'Callaghan RIP
Wednesday 17
7:00pm
Priest’s intention
Thursday 18
12:15pm
Francis Mangion
Friday 19
12:15pm
Thanksgiving
Saturday 20
12:15pm
Priest’s intention
Sunday 21 – Easter IV
10:00am
Priest’s intention
6:30pm
Priest’s intention
Tuesday 23 – St George, Patron of England
4:00pm
Priest’s intention
Wednesday 24
7:00pm
Priest’s intention
Sunday 28 – Easter V
10:00am
Priest’s intention
6:30pm
Priest’s intention

Please Pray For ….

The repose of the soul of Mgr Phillip Carroll, who died recently.

Those who are sick:

Stuart Button, Phil Bawden (Australia), Francis Mangion, Andrew S, Christopher Browne, Hugh McElhennon, Mary Skelton, Clare Humphrey and David Moore.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time:

Joseph Ramsay, Paul Finnigan, Linda Powell, John Burn, Albert Grigg, Margaret Mary Tristan, Cyril Wheatley, Fr Meagher, Mary Firth, Mary Atkinson. May they rest in peace.

Thank you

To all those who took part in any of our Parish Lenten activities. There has been a lot of support. The response to the Mothers Day appeal was tremendous. Thanks to all those who baked cakes and to all those who bought them. Over £300 was raised and shared by the Parish charities -Dorothy’s Wells Tanzania and Changing Lives, Plawsworth. Likewise the donations of craft items for children attending Family Visits at Low Newton prison were very generous. The families and Nepacs are always very grateful for items we provide. 

Coffee after Mass – new charities from April 7th 2024

From April 7th the coffee donations will go to Kidshelp Cambodia and Gateway Wheelers.

Kidshelp Cambodia – England supports education in Cambodia. 75% of students are girls from poor families in the countryside. We support 575 school children and 40 university students. For university students we include volunteering work in the community, to teach soft skills and project work. The recent focus is on cataract surgery and diabetes management, both prevalent in the community. www.kidshelp-kambodscha.org.

Gateway Wheelers – a local charity that provides supported cycling opportunities with disabled people of all ages with a range of suitably adapted cycles.

Foot Washing

If any member of the parish or chaplaincy communities are willing to take part in the foot-washing at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday Evening (28th March, 7pm), then please sign up on the list on the noticeboard or let Fr Andrew or Andy Doyle know. Remember that even St Peter was reluctant to have his feet washed (John 13:8) – but relented!

Holy Week Volunteers

If you can help with welcoming, reading or administering Holy Communion at our Holy Week and Easter services, please sign up on the rota on the noticeboard as soon as you can. We need lots of volunteers to avoid overloading just a few people and to ensure that our liturgies are celebrated with dignity, reverence and joy. Members of both the parish and chaplaincy communities are invited to volunteer, so please do sign up.

Parish visit to Auckland Castle, Gardens and the Faith Museum

The parish is planning a visit to Auckland Castle, gardens and the Faith Museum on Thursday 11th April. The group admission fee is £17.10 per person, although anyone who already has an Unlimited Pass would be able to use that to enter free of charge. Anyone who is interested should give their name to Helen Schofield after Mass or get in touch via the parish office office@stcuthberts-durham.org.uk or 0191 3843442, before Monday 25th March.

Synod Meeting: Structures and Decision Making

We’re holding a series of meetings to talk about some of the issues raised in the summary document from the Synod Assembly in Rome last October. The third meeting this Sunday 25th February at 2.30pm, at St. Cuthbert’s, and the subject will be ‘Structures and Decision Making’.  

Please come along and share your ideas on the following questions: 

The Synod Assembly agreed that ‘synodality represents the future’, and is an essential part of ‘advising, discerning and decision making’ in the Church. The Assembly also called for obligatory Diocesan and Parish Pastoral Councils. How should we take forward a synodal approach (including Conversations in the Spirit and listening to those on the margins) in our Diocese? And how can we best use this approach in our Partnership and our parishes?

Palms to Ashes

Traditionally, we burn the blessed palm leaves and crosses from last year in order to provide the ashes for Ash Wednesday and so, if you have palms at home, please bring them to church and place them in the box provided in the porch on or before Sunday 11th February. On the Friday evenings of Lent, starting from 16th February, we shall be praying Lenten Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 6:10pm, followed by Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm. If anybody from the parish or chaplaincy community would like to suggest and/or lead a version of Stations, please let Fr Andrew or Andy Doyle know as soon as possible.

Retreat in Daily Life

An introduction to Ignatian prayer, led by a team of trained retreat guides from St Bueno’s Jesuit spirituality centre. Participants meet with a guide each day to talk about their prayer life, and there are evening workshops on ways of praying. You can take part in person or online. This year’s Retreat in Daily Life will be held from this Sunday 21st-Friday 26th January. For more information or to sign up, contact Fr Andrew on andrew.j.downie@durham.ac.uk 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be a available on Thursday 25th 4.00-5.00pm in church.

Volunteering

Thank you to everybody who has taken up a volunteering role in the parish and completed the necessary paperwork. Just a reminder it is Diocesan policy that before starting any volunteer role in the church a simple volunteer registration form needs to be completed. It is a very simple process. Please contact the parish safeguarding representatives Stephanie Brown 07809611640 or Mark Miller 07958174805 for the necessary form. It is important that all volunteers old and new read the Diocesan Safeguarding Guidlines. A copy of these can be found on the notice board at the back of church and here Diocesan Safeguarding Guidelines