Newsletter for Sunday 18th August 2013

No Rosary & Benediction on Sunday

NO EXPOSITION of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday

NO CONFESSIONS on Saturday

PLEASE NOTE THIS NEWSLETTER COVERS TWO WEEKS.

Welcome to Fr John Coyle who is celebrating Mass this weekend (17th/18th August).

EVENING CHRONICLE WISH TOKENS: Pauline Lundgren is collecting the Sports Wish Tokens on behalf of Gosforth Harriers. Rachael has been a member of the club since age of 11.
Please put tokens in box provided in hall or hand them to Pauline.

Brinkburn Mass. The annual Solemn High Mass at Brinkburn Priory will take place this year at noon on Saturday September 14th. The Rudgate Singers will sing Byrd`s Mass for four voices. All welcome.

WHERE THE HELL IS GOD? WHY BOTHER PRAYING?A day with Fr Richard Leonard sj.Saturday 28 September 2013, St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Gateshead NE8 1LX Refreshments from 10.00am.Where the Hell is God 10.30 am. 12.30 pm. Why Bother Praying 1.15 pm-
3.15 pm These are two distinct sessions and people are invited to attend both or either. There is no charge but booking is essential. Please bring a packed luch if you are staying for the full day. To book please contact the Diocesan Department for Adult Formation and Evangelisation before Friday 13 September 2013 at adult.formation@diocesehn.org.uk0191 2433313

PLEASE NO MORE VIDEOS. Please do not bring any more Videos to sell on the book stall. With the advent of DVDs there is no longer a market for them and they are just left on our hands. Plenty of books are still welcome and sell at 40p per book or 3 for £1. for parish project.

PLEASE NOTE: During the month of August there will be no tea or coffee served after Sunday Mass.

SILVER WEDDING Anniversary: Jackie & Malcolm Thompson would like to thank everyone for their good wishes in respect of their recent anniversary also the magnificent contributions received on the day totalling £700 which was shared equally between The Parkinson’s Society and St. Mary’s Church.

FATHER BROWN’S LEAVING GIFT: This is the last weekend for donations towards a presentation to Fr. Brown before he leaves our Parish, if you wish to make a donation there are boxes marked for the purpose and are placed at both church entrances.

Year of Faith Mini-pilgrimage: Durham Cathedral for sung Vespers 3.30 September 22nd 2013 Bishop Seamus preaching followed by prayers at the tombs of St. Cuthbert and St. Bede Our Pilgrimages end with a visit to the Lindisfarne Gospels and Durham Cathedral. Meet at the Library on Palace Green at 1.00pm for visit to the gospels, before going to the Cathedral

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Newsletter for July 21st 2013

Rosary & Benediction on Sunday at 5pm
EXPOSITION of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 9-9.50am
CONFESSIONS on Saturdays from 10.30am

PRIEST’S SICK COMMUNIONS. Fr. Brown will take Holy Communion to housebound parishioners in Forest Hall this Thursday morning.

YEAR OF FAITH: The next episode of Fr. Barron’s Catholicism DVD will be shown in the hall on Tuesday 30th July at 7.30pm. The theme is the Eucharist. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: Sr. Rose of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Newcastle has sent a letter of thanks for your generous response to her appeal. £590.08 was given from St. Mary’s and a total of £916.20 from both parishes. Her letter is on the notice board.

Fr. Brown will celebrate his last Mass in the parish on
Tuesday August 27th at 7.30pm. There will be refreshments in the hall afterwards Fr. Hall will move in on Wednesday August 28th.
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone at St. Mary’s Primary School. In the recent Religious Education Inspection carried out by the Diocese, St. Mary’s received a good report with the “Catholic life of the school” very highly praised. Read about the fine work by St. Mary’s Junior Justice and Peace Group in July’s “Northern Cross”.

EVENING CHRONICLE WISH TOKENS: Pauline Lundgren is collecting the Sports Wish Tokens on behalf of Gosforth Harriers. Rachael has been a member of the club since age of 11.
Please put tokens in box provided in hall or hand them to Pauline.

HYMN BOOKS: Some parishioners have noted that we seem to be short of a considerable number of hymn books. If anyone can throw some light on this please see Fr. Brown.
PILGRIMAGE OF CATECHISTS—ROME -SEPTEMBER 28-29 2013. Among the international events to be held in Rome on the occasion of the Year of Faith will be a Pilgrimage of Catechists. This will take place on September 28th/29th. The Holy Father will conclude the weekend by presiding at Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, September 29th. Prior to this pilgrimage, there will be an international Conference of Catechists which will be held from September 26th-28th. Fr. McCoy would like to inform our catechists of the weekend of
September 28-29. If any catechist would like to take part or simply want more details please contact Fr. McCoy either in the parish at St. Anne’s, Sunderland or via the Diocesan Office.

PIE & PEA SUPPER: With Bingo, Tombola Stall and Raffle to be held in the hall on Saturday 27th July. Tickets on sale now –Adult £3.50 Child £1.50.
For catering purposes entry is by ticket only which must be paid for in receipt of ticket. Hall will be open after 5.30pm Vigil Mass.
Pie & Peas will be served at 7.30pm prompt. Tea/Coffee/Juice will be served but if you wish to bring your own bottle along please do so .

TOMBOLA STALL: Donations for the Tombola Stall at the Pie and Pea Supper on 27th July would be most welcome and can be left in the office for the attention of Veronica. Please note the General Knowledge Quiz has now been cancelled.

PLEASE NO MORE VIDEOS. Please do not bring any more Videos to sell on the book stall. With the advent of DVDs there is no longer a market for them and they are just left on our hands. Plenty of books are still welcome and sell at 40p per book or 3 for £1. for parish project.

CAR PARKING: Once again when cars are parked in front of the presbytery please do not park beside the gates as emergency vehicles and taxies with disabled people are unable to get easy access. Thank you.
PLEASE NOTE: During the month of August there will be no tea or coffee served after Sunday Mass.

Newsletter for Sunday 14th July 2013

Extraordinary Form Mass on Sunday 14th July at 5pm.

NO EXPOSITION of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 9-9.50am

CONFESSIONS on Saturdays from 10.30am

YEAR OF FAITH: The next episode of Fr. Barron’s Catholicism DVD will be shown in the hall on Tuesday 30th July at 7.30pm. The theme is the Eucharist. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: Sr. Rose of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Newcastle has sent a letter of thanks for your generous response to her appeal. £590.08 was given from St. Mary’s and a total of £916.20 from both parishes. Her letter is on the notice board.

Bishop Seamus has asked Fr. Brown to move to Gateshead to be parish priest at St. Joseph’s and St. Wilfrid’s. Fr. Sean Hall will be the new parish priest at St. Mary’s and SS Peter and Paul’s.
Fr. Brown will celebrate his last Mass in the parish on
Tuesday August 27th at 7.30pm. There will be refreshments in the hall afterwards Fr. Hall will move in on Wednesday August 28th. .

CONGRATULATIONS to our head teacher Mr. Fallon who has been named Inspirational Manager of the Year at the national Reading Recovery Awards in London. An article from the Evening Chronicle is on the notice board.

PILGRIMAGE OF CATECHISTS—ROME -SEPTEMBER 28-29 2013. Among the international events to be held in Rome on the occasion of the Year of Faith will be a Pilgrimage of Catechists. This will take place on September 28th/29th. The Holy Father will conclude the weekend by presiding at Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, September 29th. Prior to this pilgrimage, there will be an international Conference of Catechists which will be held from September 26th-28th. Fr. McCoy would like to inform our catechists of the weekend of
September 28-29. If any catechist would like to take part or simply want more details please contact Fr. McCoy either in the parish at St. Anne’s, Sunderland or via the Diocesan Office.

PIE & PEA SUPPER: With Bingo, Tombola Stall and Raffle to be held in the hall on Saturday 27th July. Tickets on sale now –Adult £3.50 Child £1.50.
For catering purposes entry is by ticket only which must be paid for in receipt of ticket. Hall will be open after 5.30pm Vigil Mass.
Pie & Peas will be served at 7.30pm prompt. Tea/Coffee/Juice will be served but if you wish to bring your own bottle along please do so .

TOMBOLA STALL: Donations for the Tombola Stall at the Pie and Pea Supper on 27th July would be most welcome and can be left in the office for the attention of
Veronica. Please note the General Knowledge Quiz has now been cancelled.

St. Mary’s Parish Audit: The financial report for the year 2012/13 of the parish is now available for parishioners to read on the notice board in the hall. Please replace after reading it.

Newsletter for Sunday July 7th 2013

No Rosary and Benediction on Sunday

NO EXPOSITION of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 9-9.50am

CONFESSIONS on Saturdays from 10.30am

No Extraordinary Form Sunday afternoon Mass on Sunday July 7th
Instead the next Mass will be on Sunday 14th July at 5pm.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: Sr. Rose of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Newcastle will be making an appeal to help their work this weekend at all Masses.

FAITH SUMMERTIME: Faith, fun and adventure for 10-15 year olds at Ampleforth Abbey near York from Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th July 2013. Cost £130. (includes all accommodation, meals, activities and outings). Highly recommended for young people looking to grow in faith. For more information please take a leaflet from the hall.

Bishop Seamus has asked Fr. Brown to move to Gateshead to be parish priest at St. Joseph’s and St. Wilfrid’s. Fr. Sean Hall will be the new parish priest at St. Mary’s and SS Peter and Paul’s. Fr. Hall will move in on Wednesday August 28th. Fr. Brown will celebrate his last Mass in the parish on Tuesday August 27th at 7.30pm. There will be refreshments in the hall afterwards.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING JULY 16TH: This meeting is now cancelled due to the change of parish priest. The Parish Council is now dissolved until further notice.

PILGRIMAGE OF CATECHISTS—ROME -SEPTEMBER 28-29 2013. Among the international events to be held in Rome on the occasion of the Year of Faith will be a Pilgrimage of Catechists. This will take place on September 28th/29th. The Holy Father will conclude the weekend by presiding at Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, September 29th. Prior to this pilgrimage, there will be an international Conference of Catechists which will be held from September 26th-28th. Fr. McCoy would like to inform our catechists of the weekend of
September 28-29. If any catechist would like to take part or simply want more details please contact Fr. McCoy either in the parish at St. Anne’s, Sunderland or via the Diocesan Office.

PIE & PEA SUPPER: With Bingo, Tombola Stall and Raffle to be held in the hall on Saturday 27th July. Tickets on sale now –Adult £3.50 Child £1.50.
For catering purposes entry is by ticket only which must be paid for in receipt of ticket. Hall will be open after 5.30pm Vigil Mass.
Pie & Peas will be served at 7.30pm prompt. Tea/Coffee/Juice will be served but if you wish to bring your own bottle along please do so .

TOMBOLA STALL: Donations for the Tombola Stall at the Pie and Pea Supper on 27th July would be most welcome and can be left in the office for the attention of Veronica. Please note the General Knowledge Quiz has now been cancelled.

St. Mary’s Parish Audit: The financial report for the year 2012/13 of the parish is now available for parishioners to read on the notice board in the hall. Please replace after reading it.

CONGRATULATIONS to our head teacher Mr. Fallon who has been named Inspirational Manager of the Year at the national Reading Recovery Awards in London. An article from the
Evening Chronicle is on the notice board.

Newsletter for Sunday June 30th 2013

Rosary and Benediction on Sunday at 5pm
EXPOSITION of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 9-9.50am
CONFESSIONS on Saturdays from 10.30am

No Extraordinary Form Sunday afternoon Mass on Sunday July 7th
Instead the next Mass will be on Sunday 14th July at 5pm.

PETER’S PENCE: A second collection will be taken at all Masses this weekend.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: Sr. Rose of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Newcastle will be making an appeal to help their work on the weekend of July 6th and 7th at all Masses.

YEAR OF FAITH: The next episode of Fr. Barron’s Catholicism DVD will be shown in the hall on Tuesday 2nd July at 7.30pm. The theme is “A BODY BOTH SUFFERING AND GLORIOUS: THE MYSTICAL UNION OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH. All welcome

FAITH SUMMERTIME: Faith, fun and adventure for 10-15 year olds at Ampleforth Abbey near York from Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th July 2013. Cost £130. (includes all accommodation, meals, activities and outings). Highly recommended for young people looking to grow in faith. For more information please take a leaflet from the hall.

Bishop Seamus has asked Fr. Brown to move to Gateshead to be parish priest at St. Joseph’s and St. Wilfrid’s. Fr. Sean Hall will be the new parish priest at St. Mary’s and SS Peter and Paul’s. Fr. Hall will move in on Wednesday August 29th. Fr. Brown will celebrate his last Mass in the parish on Tuesday August 28th at 7.30pm. There will be refreshments in the hall afterwards.

CONGRATULATIONS to our headteacher Mr Fallon who has been named Inspirational Manager of the Year at the national Reading Recovery Awards in London. An article from the Evening Chronicle is on the noticeboard.
PILGRIMAGE OF CATECHISTS—ROME -SEPTEMBER 28-29 2013. Among the international events to be held in Rome on the occasion of the Year of Faith will be a Pilgrimage of Catechists. This will take place on September 28th/29th. The Holy Father will conclude the weekend by presiding at Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, September 29th. Prior to this pilgrimage, there will be an international Conference of Catechists which will be held from September 26th-28th. Fr. McCoy would like to inform our catechists of the weekend of
September 28-29. If any catechist would like to take part or simply want more details please contact Fr. McCoy either in the parish at St. Anne’s, Sunderland or via the Diocesan Office.

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD: Bishop Seamus writes: Daniel Fitzpatrick will be ordained to the priesthood for our Diocese on Saturday 6th July 2013 at 11.00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle. Although some seating is reserved there will be spare seats and parishioners from around the Diocese are welcome to come along to the
Ordination Mass to join in this special celebration – just turn up on the day. It would be wonderful to have a full Cathedral as a welcome for our new priest.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING JULY 16TH: This meeting is now cancelled due to the change of parish priest. The Parish Council is now dissolved until further notice.

PIE & PEA SUPPER: With Bingo, Tombola Stall, Raffle and a short Fun General Knowledge Quiz to be held in the hall on Saturday 27th July. Tickets on sale now –Adult £3.50 Child £1.50.
For catering purposes entry is by ticket only which must be paid for in receipt of ticket. Hall will be open after 5.30pm Vigil Mass.
Pie & Peas will be served at 7.30pm prompt. Tea/Coffee/Juice will be served but if you wish to bring your own bottle along please do so .
St. Mary’s Parish Audit: The financial report for the year 2012/13 of the parish is now available for parishioners to read on the noticeboard in the hall. Please replace after reading it.

Newsletter for Sunday 23rd June 2013

Rosary and Benediction on Sunday at 5pm

EXPOSITION of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 9-9.50am

CONFESSIONS on Saturdays from 10.30am

PRIEST’S SICK COMMUNIONS: On Thursday morning Fr. Brown will visit housebound parishioners in Killingworth.

No Extraordinary Form Sunday afternoon Mass on Sunday July 7th

DIOCESAN FESTIVAL: The Diocesan Festival will take place on 29th and 30th June at the Diocesan Youth Village in Consett.
SS Peter and Paul’s have booked a bus and there are a number of spare places. If you would like to go please let Fr. Brown know as soon as possible.

YEAR OF FAITH: The next episode of Fr. Barron’s Catholicism DVD will be shown in the hall on Tuesday 2nd July at 7.30pm. The theme is “A BODY BOTH SUFFERING AND GLORIOUS: THE MYSTICAL UNION OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH. All welcome

ST. MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL Musical Theatre Club “Little People” are staging a Musical Evening with songs from three shows on Wednesday 3rd July at 7.00pm at ST. MARY’S R.C HIGH SCHOOL. Tickets are available at the school office.

RED MISSION BOXES: Many thanks to all collectors and box holders. Our parish Spring donation to APF Mill Hill totalled
£1231.95p. If you would like to help the Missions by donating in this way, please contact Local Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Henderson, Tel: 2701065

Please remember in your prayers Fr. Ned Wilkinson who has died and whose funeral takes place on Monday at St. Charles, Gosforth at 12 noon

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: Sr. Rose of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Newcastle will be making an appeal to help their work on the weekend of July 6th and 7th at all Masses.

Bishop Seamus has asked Fr. Brown to move to Gateshead to be parish priest at St. Joseph’s and St. Wilfrid’s.
Fr. Sean Hall will be the new parish priest at St. Mary’s and SS Peter and Paul’s. It is expected the change will take place at the end of August or early September.

PILGRIMAGE OF CATECHISTS—ROME -SEPTEMBER 28-29 2013. Among the international events to be held in Rome on the occasion of the Year of Faith will be a Pilgrimage of Catechists. This will take place on
September 28th/29th. The Holy Father will conclude the weekend by presiding at Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, September 29th. Prior to this pilgrimage, there will be an international Conference of Catechists which will be held from September 26th-28th. Fr. McCoy would like to inform our catechists of the weekend of
September 28-29. If any catechist would like to take part or simply want more details please contact Fr. McCoy
either in the parish at St. Anne’s, Sunderland or via the Diocesan Office.

FAITH SUMMERTIME: Faith, fun and adventure for 10-15 year olds at Ampleforth Abbey near York from Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th July 2013. Cost £130. (includes all accommodation, meals, activities and outings). Highly recommended for young people looking to grow in faith. For more information please take a leaflet from the hall.

Newsletter for Sunday 16th June 2013

Rosary and Benediction on Sunday at 5pm

EXPOSITION of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 9-9.50am

CONFESSIONS on Saturdays from 10.30am

PRIEST’S SICK COMMUNIONS: On Thursday morning
Fr. Brown will visit housebound parishioners in Forest Hall private homes and sheltered accommodation.

DIOCESAN FESTIVAL: The Diocesan Festival will take place on 29th and 30th June at the Diocesan Youth Village in Consett. More details and booking instructions to follow.

YEAR OF FAITH: The next episode of Fr. Barron’s Catholicism
DVD will be shown in the hall on Tuesday 18th June at 7.30pm.

RED MISSION BOXES: The annual APF Mill Hill diocesan Mass will be on Tuesday 18th June 2.00pm at St. Joseph’s Hartlepool. All welcome to attend.

FAITH SUMMERTIME: Faith, fun and adventure for 10-15 year olds at Ampleforth Abbey near York from Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th July 2013. Cost £130. (includes all accommodation, meals, activities and outings). Highly recommended for young people looking to grow in faith. For more information please take a leaflet from the hall.
ST. MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL Musical Theatre Club “Little People” are staging a Musical Evening with songs from three shows on Wednesday 3rd July at 7.00pm at ST. MARY’S R.C HIGH SCHOOL. Tickets are available at the school office.

Talk on the Book of Revelation: Eschatological Workshop – Tour of UK – Fr. Cathal. Monday 17th. June. 7- 10pm. St. Vincent De Paul. Blackfriars Centre. St. Dominics. NE1 2TQ. Talk on the Book of Revelation, Bible Texts on the Tribulation ( Anti-Christ, Eucharistic Abomination, Mark of the Beast) before the second coming of Jesus Christ, Armageddon and the Reign of Peace and how the Remnant can be ready for the ‘Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: Sr. Rose of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Newcastle will be making an appeal to help their work on the weekend of July 6th and 7th at all Masses.

Bishop Seamus has asked Fr. Brown to move to Gateshead to be parish priest at St. Joseph’s and St. Wilfrid’s.
Fr. Sean Hall will be the new parish priest at St. Mary’s and SS Peter and Paul’s. It is expected the change will take place at the end of August or early September.

PILGRIMAGE OF CATECHISTS—ROME -SEPTEMBER 28-29 2013. Among the international events to be held in Rome on the occasion of the Year of Faith will be a Pilgrimage of Catechists. This will take place on
September 28th/29th. The Holy Father will conclude the weekend by presiding at Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, September 29th. Prior to this pilgrimage, there will be an international Conference of Catechists which will be held from September 26th-28th. Fr. McCoy would like to inform our catechists of the weekend of
September 28-29. If any catechist would like to take part or simply want more details please contact Fr. McCoy
either in the parish at St. Anne’s, Sunderland or via the Diocesan Office.

CAFOD SYRIA APPEAL: A cheque for £233 was sent to this appeal on behalf of the parish.

CAFOD DONATIONS: A cheque for £970.20p for parishioners weekly donations for year ending April was sent to CAFOD

Newsletter for Sunday June 9th 2013

CONFESSIONS : Saturday 10.30 after Mass.

EXPOSITION of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 9-9.50am

DIOCESAN FESTIVAL: The Diocesan Festival will take place on 29th and 30th June at the Diocesan Youth Village in Consett.

BOWLING TRIP for young people of the parish: This will now take place on Sunday 9th June at 6pm.

YEAR OF FAITH: The next episode of Fr Baron`s Catholicism DVD will be shown in the hall on Tuesday 18th June at 7.30pm

Dirty Nappies A number of disposable nappies were found in the in kitchen bin in the hall. This is not the place for them.

New Parish Priest: Bishop Seamus has asked Fr Brown to move to Gateshead to parish priest at St Joseph`s and St Wilfrid`s. Fr Sean Hall will be the new parish priest at St Mary`s and SS Peter and Paul`s. It is expected the change will take place at the end of August or early September.

SS. Peter and Paul is now the North East base for “Sharing Fair.”
Parishioners are invited to a small sale of goods and information about this very worthy venture after Mass on Sunday June 9th.

Little Sisters of the Poor. Sr Rose of the Little Sisers of the Poor in Newcastle will be making an appeal to help their work on the weekend of July 6th-7th at all Masses.
FAITH SUMMERTIME: Faith, fun and adventure for 10-15 year olds at Ampleforth Abbey near York from Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th July 2013. Cost £130. (includes all accommodation, meals, activities and outings). Highly recommended for young people looking to grow in faith. For more information please take a leaflet from the hall.

Justice & Peace Annual Conference – “Breaking Open the Word”, a call to faith in action from 19th to 21st July 2010 at Swanwick Derbyshire, transport can be organised, leaflets now available. This conference has a crèche and specially designed programmes for children and young people in families.

CAFOD’s Hungry for Change Programme – This year we have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to tackle global hunger. when the G8 leaders come to the UK at the end of June they have the power to act on global hunger IF enough of us demand urgent action. Only some are able to attend the rally at Hyde Park on 8 June, but there is still an opportunity for those of us who couldn’t, to add their voice to the campaign. Please sign a card or Please email Prime Minister David Cameron now, calling for power to be shared between rich and poor so that everyone has enough to eat. See http://www.cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Take-action-today/Hungry-for-change.

CAFOD Walk to Holy Island on 15 JUNE 2013 @ 11.30 am see http://www.cafod.org.uk/CAFOD-in-your-area/Hexham-Newcastle

CAFOD Donations: Sincere thanks for donations received of £233 for the Syria Appeal and also £970.20p for the weekly CAFOD donations from April 2012 – Mar 2013, thanks also for the standing orders in place for direct payments to CAFOD which some parishioners have in place and also over £90 was donated from your gift aid, you are generous.

Junior Justice & Peace meetings for the children take place at St Mary’s Primary on the Tuesdays after the school Mass (12.45 -1.15pm) the programme is on the notice board.

New Parish Priest

Bishop Seamus has asked Fr Brown to move to Gateshead to be parish priest at St Joseph`s and St Wilfrid`s. Fr Sean Hall will be the new parish priest at St Mary`s and SS Peter and Paul`s. It is expected the change will take place at the end of August or early September.

Newsletter for Sunday June 2nd 2013

FROM THE OFFICIAL YEAR OF FAITH WEB SITE:
On the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Holy Father will preside over a special Eucharistic adoration that will extend at the same time all over the world involving the cathedrals and parishes in each diocese. For an hour, at 5pm (Rome time), the whole world will be united in prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
WE WILL JOIN THE HOLY FATHER IN THIS HOUR OF PRAYER HERE AT ST. MARY’S ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM 4-5PM TO COINCIDE WITH THE TIME IN ROME.

Latin Mass on Sunday at 5pm.

EXPOSITION of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 9-9.50am

CORPUS CHRISTI: This weekend Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion renew their commitment at Mass.

PRIEST’S SICK COMMUNIONS: On Thursday morning Fr. Brown will visit housebound parishioners in Forest Hall private homes.

DIOCESAN FESTIVAL: The Diocesan Festival will take place on 29th and 30th June at the Diocesan Youth Village in Consett. Booking forms are available on the Diocesan website

BOWLING TRIP for young people of the parish: This will now take place on Sunday 9th June at 6pm.

Doug and Maureen would like to thank Fr. Brown and all our friends and parishioners for the cards, prayers and good wishes on the celebration of our Golden Wedding. God bless you all.
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SS. Peter and Paul is now the North East base for “Sharing Fair.”
Parishioners are invited to a small sale of goods and information about this very worthy venture after Mass on Sunday June 9th.
FAITH SUMMERTIME: Faith, fun and adventure for 10-15 year olds at Ampleforth Abbey near York from Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th July 2013. Cost £130. (includes all accommodation, meals, activities and outings). Highly recommended for young people looking to grow in faith. For more information please take a leaflet from the hall.

CAFOD Holy Island Pilgrimage: Please join us on Saturday 15th June from midday for our annual pilgrimage across the Pilgrim’s Way to Holy Island. For those not walking, there is a liturgy in St. Aidan’s church at 12.30pm with Mass celebrated by Fr. Jim O’Keefe at 2.30pm. This year’s theme ties in with the “Enough Food for Everyone IF” campaign, To register or for more information, please call the CAFOD office on 0191 3844847

CAR PARKING: If you park at the front of church (not the big car park) please be careful how you park. We are receiving complaints that people are parking very near the gates thus blocking people in, and taxis are unable to drop elderly or disabled parishioners near to the church doors. We are obliged to leave a clear entrance in case of emergency i.e. ambulance, doctors, etc.
Fr. Brown has problems sometimes getting his car in after saying mass at SS Peter and Paul. We therefore ask that people park their vehicles with care and consideration for others. We must also point out that cars parked on the grass verges at the sides of the car park are causing damage to the grass and flower beds—so please don’t park there. Thank you for your co-operation.

YEAR OF FAITH: The next episode of Fr Baron`s Catholicism DVD will be shown in the hall on Tuesday 18th June at 7.30pm

DIRTY NAPPIES: A number of disposable nappies were found
in the kitchen bin in the hall. This is not the place for them.