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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 June 2018 18:44

 

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Sunday 10 June 2018 - Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time [B]

Parish Bulletin

 
 

Anyone who does the will of God… is my brother and sister and mother.
 

 

 

Some people mistakenly saw madness and evil in Jesus. He was not like other healers who used potions and incantations to make people better: Jesus lifted people from their crippling sense of worthlessness with a touch. Unlike the religious teachers of his day who were preoccupied with ritual correctness, Jesus taught that goodness and kindness pleased God most. He felt great warmth towards men and women who were honest about themselves and who recognised that they needed help. You are my brother, my sister, my mother, he said to them. Many sensed that God had come among them. However, in today’s Gospel we hear how Jesus’ family feared for his sanity and scribes from Jerusalem even accused him of being possessed. It is ironic that the ones who failed to recognise goodness when they saw it were the religious experts. What they did not understand, they discredited. Since Jesus did not fit the conventional idea of what a holy man should be, they assumed he must be doing Satan’s work. Jesus’ reply is as startling now as it must have sounded then. Satan is tied up, he told them, like a strong man whose house is being burgled, looking on helplessly while his possessions are carried off. Jesus was trying to show them that God had broken into all their lives; that the world need no longer be locked in Satan’s dungeon of despair. Everywhere, forgiveness and reconciliation were releasing people and restoring their sense of well-being. Satan was powerless to stop it because Jesus could not be seduced by wealth or comfort. Pleasing God mattered to him more than popularity; his trust in God’s love made him unafraid. By believing what God said and doing what God asked, Jesus disarmed the prince of devils – and against such faith, evil is powerless.

The Living Word


           

 

 

PARISH EVENTS

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION
Next weekend there will be a Special Collection taken for Human Life. The Day for Life is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death. The proceeds of the Day for Life collection assists the work of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and other life-related activities supported by the Church.

LOURDES COFFEE MORNING – WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE AFTER MASS
Raise funds for a young girl going to help with the sick. Everyone welcome.

SOCIAL GROUP
The next meeting of the Social Group is on Wednesday 13th June at 7.00pm in the meeting room.
 

GOSPEL REFLECTION GROUP
You are invited to an informal social gathering to read and reflect on the readings for the following weekend. Thursday evenings, 7-8 pm, until 26th July 2018 at St Bede’s Church. No experience is necessary. Everyone welcome.

 

MEETING WITH COUNTERS
Wednesday 20th June at 7pm. Then again on Sunday 24th June at 4pm. For no more than an hour, to go over new counting procedures and new technology to help.

MARIE CURIE TEA PARTY
Saturday 23rd June at Denton Burn Methodist Church. Entry – donation at door (which includes tea, coffee, or juice). Stalls include cakes, books and sweets.
Raffles, tombola and face painting. Event is in Memory of Simon McNulty

SUMMER FAIR
The Little Sisters of the Poor will be having their Annual Summer Fair on Saturday 30th June from 1pm-4pm. All the usual stalls including Tombola, Bottle Stall, Arts & Crafts, Refreshments. Come and join the fun!
 

ST JOSEPH’S NURSERY
There are free full time places available at St Joseph’s Nursery from September 2018.
For further information and application forms please contact the School Office,  0191 273 9063.
There are flyers at the back of Church.

 

CAFOD – SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT GIFTS IN WILLS
Including a gift to charity in your will is a wonderful way to build a brighter future.
Did you know CAFOD offers a free will-writing service for supporters. To find out more pick up a leaflet at the back of church, email: legacy@cafod.orog.uk or call Hannah on 0207 095 5367.
 


DIOCESAN EVENTS


BLACKFRIARS PARTNERSHIP: SPACE FOR GRACE – WAYS INTO PRAYER
To bring our Partnership together in prayer, the Partnership Spirituality Group has organised a 2-hour session of experiencing different ways into prayer. To enable as many people as possible to attend, the session is being offered twice –
Thursday 28th June, 7-9pm at St John Vianney, West Denton (refreshments from 6.30pm), or Saturday 30th June, 11-1pm (refreshments from 10.30am) at St Charles, Gosforth.
It would be great if you could come. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex to give an idea of numbers and to enable the group to arrange transport if necessary.


USHAW FLOWER FESTIVAL
Visit Ushaw between Tuesday 12th and Sunday 17th June 2018 for amazing displays in its glorious settings. Over 30 talented Flower Arranging Groups are coming together. Why not bring a group and take afternoon tea at the same time. Day passes are £5 per person and this will then entitle you to free admission to Ushaw for the next twelve months. To book online : www.ushaw.org or call the Box Office on 0191 373 8500.
 

 

DIOCESAN FESTIVAL 2018
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th June 2018 at the Emmaus Youth Village. This year’s theme is ‘Encounter’ and includes prayer, liturgy, reflection, discussion and music. It is an opportunity for our whole Diocesan family to come together to celebrate and to be encouraged in our faith offering inspiring speakers for adults as well as activities for young people and children. For more information visit our Festival page or read the Festival booklet (includes booking form).


 

Information

GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
All calls for the Newcastle Hospitals can be made to St Andrew's Church, Worswick Street, 0191 232 1892

 

BLACKFRIARS PARTNERSHIP NEWS

The June/July edition of the bi-monthly Partnership Matters news update is now available on the front page of the diocesan website (www.rcdhn.org.uk) as well as being posted on the notice board at the back of Church. It includes activities and ideas shared from across the partnerships.

 

MASS INTENTIONS
Mass Intentions can be given by filling in the white or brown envelopes in the Narthex. Please make sure they are handed to Father Simon or put onto the Offertory plate. If you request a specific date for your Mass, it would be extremely helpful if you could also add a contact telephone number in case of any changes. Thank you.
 

 

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Sunday 3 June 2018 - Corpus Christi [B]

Parish Bulletin

 
 

Make the preparations for us there.”
 

 

 

In the Gospel, at the Last Supper Jesus says he will not drink from the branch of the vine until the day comes when he will drink it new in the kingdom of God. This may not be quite the translation that we hear in the Mass, but it is important to understand that Christ does not just drink new wine in the kingdom, he makes the new wine that he drinks with us because when we share in the body and blood of Christ we are receiving something altogether new. The resurrection has transformed the body of Christ into a new wine, for all to share.

We too, if we live in Christ, share in this extension of the self. This is not so strange as it might sound. We may pray for people all over the world, we may pray for the dead, and pray for those who are yet to be born in this world. Our prayer is more than just an extension of our goodwill. Prayer is sharing in the power of the risen Christ. If it is sincere prayer, then it will bring us beyond ourselves and lead us to be healers with him. In heaven, through Christ, all the redeemed will be in a continual presence to each other and to all creation. We cannot understand how this is to be, but in our prayer before Christ in the Eucharist, we can already begin to perceive the reality of this. Jesus departs from this life through his death on the cross, but he assures us, in the concluding words of Matthew’s Gospel, that “I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”
 

The Living Word


           

 

 

PARISH EVENTS


GOSPEL REFLECTION GROUP
You are invited to an informal social gathering to read and reflect on the readings for the following weekend. Thursday evenings, 7-8 pm, until 26th July 2018 at St Bede’s Church. No experience is necessary. Everyone welcome.

 

ST JOSEPH’S NURSERY
There are free full time places available at St Joseph’s Nursery from September 2018.
For further information and application forms please contact the School Office,  0191 273 9063.
There are flyers at the back of Church.





DIOCESAN EVENTS

 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION
There is to be a Corpus Christi procession led by Bishop Séamus Cunningham at
3pm on Sunday 3rd June, at Ushaw College, Durham. Refreshments will be available in the refectory or bring your own picnic.


BLACKFRIARS PARTNERSHIP: SPACE FOR GRACE – WAYS INTO PRAYER
To bring our Partnership together in prayer, the Partnership Spirituality Group has organised a 2-hour session of experiencing different ways into prayer. To enable as many people as possible to attend, the session is being offered twice –
Thursday 28th June, 7-9pm at St John Vianney, West Denton (refreshments from 6.30pm), or Saturday 30th June, 11-1pm (refreshments from 10.30am) at St Charles, Gosforth.
It would be great if you could come.
Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex to give an idea of numbers and to enable the group to arrange transport if necessary.

Create a little Space for Grace in your spiritual life.
 

APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA
Annual Day of Prayer & Pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on Saturday 2nd June 2018. The day will be led by the Rt. Rev. Paul Mason, AoS Bishop Promoter, England & Wales. Join us to pray for seafarers and for everyone involved in our ministry and charity. Highlights include:

  • Celtic Prayer on the Beach at 11am

  • Concelebrated Mass at the Church of St Mary the Virgin 2pm

  • Saturday Safe Crossing Times 8:55am to 4:14pm


For further information see the poster in the Narthex or in the May edition of the Northern Cross. Alternatively contact Regional Port Chaplains: Paul Atkinson (07906 212426) or Peter Barrigan (07713 924504).

 

IN PURSUIT 20/20
We recently heard the letter from Fr Shaun O’Neill, Dean of the Blackfriars Partnership, in which was a request for young adults, 25ish to 45ish, to think about Pursuit 20/20, a new development programme for young adults aimed at providing experience-based training on how to be a disciple in the modern generation. The training will start in September and will (provisionally) be delivered through monthly meetings that will include a meal. The areas of study will include encountering God, self-awareness, learning about one's own gifts, and how to live a life inspired by Scripture. The taster event will be on Saturday 16th June at St Hilda's West Road, Newcastle 11am to 1pm. If you wish to join in please contact Amy Cameron, : amy.cameron@rcdhn.org.uk or : 0191 2433316.

USHAW FLOWER FESTIVAL
Visit Ushaw between Tuesday 12th and Sunday 17th June 2018 for amazing displays in its glorious settings. Over 30 talented Flower Arranging Groups are coming together. Why not bring a group and take afternoon tea at the same time. Day passes are £5 per person and this will then entitle you to free admission to Ushaw for the next twelve months. To book online : www.ushaw.org or call the Box Office on 0191 373 8500.
 

 

DIOCESAN FESTIVAL 2018
The sixth Diocesan Festival takes place on Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th June 2018 at the Emmaus Youth Village in Consett. This year’s theme is ‘Encounter’ with talks from Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow OBE, Sr. Judith Russi and Sara Bryson.
It includes prayer, liturgy, reflection, discussion and music. It is an opportunity for our whole Diocesan family to come together to celebrate and to be encouraged in our faith offering inspiring speakers for adults as well as activities for young people and children. You are warmly invited to come and experience the festival as a parish group, as a family or as individuals. Everyone is welcome.
For more information, email: festival@diocesehn.org.uk or contact the team on 01207 592244.


 

Information

GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
All calls for the Newcastle Hospitals can be made to St Andrew's Church, Worswick Street, 0191 232 1892

 

BLACKFRIARS PARTNERSHIP NEWS

The latest edition of the bi-monthly Partnership Matters news update is now available on the front page of the diocesan website (www.rcdhn.org.uk). It includes items on the forthcoming Property and Community Review, support available from the Diocesan Church Music Association, an ‘Unconference’ for Partnership Development Groups, news from around the Partnerships and much more. Contributions of news items from Partnerships are always welcome.

 

MASS INTENTIONS
Mass Intentions can be given by filling in the white or brown envelopes in the Narthex. Please make sure they are handed to Father Simon or put onto the Offertory plate. If you request a specific date for your Mass, it would be extremely helpful if you could also add a contact telephone number in case of any changes. Thank you.
 

 

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Sunday 27 May 2018 - Trinity Sunday [B]

Parish Bulletin

 
 

In the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

Today we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity – our Christian belief that the one God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although this doctrine was formulated centuries ago, long before Twitter, it can be understood as God’s biography – it acts as a short summary of what we believe God has revealed to us of God’s self. Christians have always struggled to find ways to reconcile the core belief of the Old Testament that God is one – “he and no other” – with the understanding that God is also in some way three. That is because what we celebrate today is not so much a doctrine as an experience. The threeness of the one God is how Christians throughout the centuries have come to know and love God. Jesus’ final command to his followers is to “make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. “In the name of” is important: it expresses the idea of relationship. We are baptised not simply to wash away our sins but in the name of God, which means that we are immersed into the very life of God who is above all a relationship of love. Through our baptism we share in God’s life. Jesus himself explained that the Father sent his Son into the world so that we might be saved – so that we might have life in all its fullness. And speaking to the first Christians in Rome, Paul states that we have the Spirit of God living in us, praying in us, leading us to share the glory of the risen Christ. Our baptism in the name of the Trinity means that we are called to participate in the life of God, to enter into an intimate relationship with God, to join in the circle of love which is God. This is how Christians experience God: the Father who creates and sustains us; the Son who is our saviour, who gives himself completely for us; the Spirit who lives within us, animates, guides and directs us in our daily lives.

The Living Word


           

 

 

PARISH EVENTS


ST JOSEPH’S NURSERY
There are full time places available at St Joseph’s Nursery from September 2018.
For further information and application forms please contact the School Office on 0191 273 9063.


GOSPEL REFLECTION GROUP
You are invited to an informal social gathering to read and reflect on the readings for the following weekend. Thursday evenings, 7-8 pm, beginning on 31st May until 26th July 2018 at St Bede’s Church. No experience is necessary. Everyone welcome.

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
Next weekend we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ. All Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist renew their commitment to their sacred ministry and are re-commissioned to continue to serve the people of our parish. Please pray for them.

CONFIRMATION CATECHISTS
Confirmation preparation for all parishes in the Blackfriars partnership will begin in September 2018. We hope to be able to offer a choice of three venues. To do this we need to draw together a large group of Catechists to work together to tailor the programme to our own young people. It is hoped that this will consist of adults (both past and new catechists) and young people over the age of 15 who have already been Confirmed. There is a meeting for all those interested in working as catechists and helpers on Thursday 7th June, 7pm at St Charles’ meeting room, Gosforth. We appreciate that not everyone interested will be able to make this initial meeting but if you feel you can offer your time for this important ministry please contact
Phil Baxter on phil.baxter@hotmail.co.uk

IN PURSUIT 20/20
We recently heard the letter from Fr Shaun O’Neill, Dean of the Blackfriars Partnership, in which was a request for young adults, 25ish to 45ish, to think about Pursuit 20/20, a new development programme for young adults aimed at providing experience-based training on how to be a disciple in the modern generation. The training will start in September and will (provisionally) be delivered through monthly meetings that will include a meal. The areas of study will include encountering God, self-awareness, learning about one's own gifts, and how to live a life inspired by Scripture. The taster event will be on Saturday 16th June at St Hilda's West Road, Newcastle 11am to 1pm. If you wish to join in please contact Amy Cameron, : amy.cameron@rcdhn.org.uk or : 0191 2433316.

USHAW FLOWER FESTIVAL
Visit Ushaw between Tuesday 12th and Sunday 17th June 2018 for amazing displays in its glorious settings. Over 30 talented Flower Arranging Groups are coming together. Why not bring a group and take afternoon tea at the same time. Day passes are £5 per person and this will then entitle you to free admission to Ushaw for the next twelve months. To book online : www.ushaw.org or call the Box Office on 0191 373 8500.
 

DIOCESAN EVENTS

 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION
There is to be a Corpus Christi procession led by Bishop Séamus Cunningham at
3pm on Sunday 3rd June, at Ushaw College, Durham. Refreshments will be available in the refectory or bring your own picnic.


APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA
Annual Day of Prayer & Pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on Saturday 2nd June 2018. The day will be led by the Rt. Rev. Paul Mason, AoS Bishop Promoter, England & Wales. Join us to pray for seafarers and for everyone involved in our ministry and charity. Highlights include:

  • Celtic Prayer on the Beach at 11am

  • Concelebrated Mass at the Church of St Mary the Virgin 2pm

  • Saturday Safe Crossing Times 8:55am to 4:14pm


For further information see the poster in the Narthex or in the May edition of the Northern Cross. Alternatively contact Regional Port Chaplains: Paul Atkinson (07906 212426) or Peter Barrigan (07713 924504).


DIOCESAN FESTIVAL 2018
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th June 2018 at the Emmaus Youth Village. This year’s theme is ‘Encounter’ and includes prayer, liturgy, reflection, discussion and music. It is an opportunity for our whole Diocesan family to come together to celebrate and to be encouraged in our faith offering inspiring speakers for adults as well as activities for young people and children. For more information visit our Festival page or read the Festival booklet (includes booking form).



 

Information

GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
All calls for the Newcastle Hospitals can be made to St Andrew's Church, Worswick Street, 0191 232 1892

 

BLACKFRIARS PARTNERSHIP NEWS

The latest edition of the bi-monthly Partnership Matters news update is now available on the front page of the diocesan website (www.rcdhn.org.uk). It includes items on the forthcoming Property and Community Review, support available from the Diocesan Church Music Association, an ‘Unconference’ for Partnership Development Groups, news from around the Partnerships and much more. Contributions of news items from Partnerships are always welcome.

 

MASS INTENTIONS
Mass Intentions can be given by filling in the white or brown envelopes in the Narthex. Please make sure they are handed to Father Simon or put onto the Offertory plate. If you request a specific date for your Mass, it would be extremely helpful if you could also add a contact telephone number in case of any changes. Thank you.
 

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Sunday 20 May 2018 - Pentecost Sunday [B]

Parish Bulletin

 
 

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit.
 

 

 

Pentecost was and is a major feast for Jewish people. It marked the end of Passover, just as for Christians it marks the end of Easter. The feast of Pentecost came about because of the belief that God gave the Law to Moses fifty days after the Israelites left Egypt. Since the events of the death and resurrection of Jesus were related to the Jewish Passover, it was perfectly logical for Luke in the Acts of the Apostles to connect the sending of the Holy Spirit to the final act of Passover – Pentecost. Luke fully recognises that the Holy Spirit came on different groups of people in different places and at different times, and gives examples of these in Acts. John’s Gospel speaks of Jesus giving the Holy Spirit to the disciples in the upper room on the day of resurrection, so it would be wrong to think of Pentecost as in any way a one-off occasion. Rather, Luke presents Pentecost in the upper room as the fulfilment of the giving of the Law: hence what seemed like fire descended on the disciples – as there was when God descended on Sinai. There was noise that sounded like a tremendous wind – like the noise of trumpets at Sinai. And the house seemed to shake – as did Mount Sinai as God descended. The result of this dramatic scene is a powerful witness to the risen Christ by those who had just received the Holy Spirit. Now neither limited by their own fear, nor impeded by the barrier of different languages, the arrival of the Holy Spirit creates confident disciples, and they achieve what Jesus promised they would through the Holy Spirit. Today’s Gospel speaks of the Spirit who witnesses to Jesus, and the disciples who will also witness because they receive the Spirit. This Spirit leads disciples to the complete truth.

The Living Word


           

 

 

PARISH EVENTS


PARISH AND PARTNERSHIP SOCIAL EVENTS
 Friday 25th May – Feast of St. Bede. Mass followed by a raffle, quiz and refreshments. All welcome.

SPECIAL COLLECTION – 19TH/20TH MAY FOR THE LAY TRAINING FUND
The Lay Training Fund (LTF) is for all areas of adult education and formation, which are not normally provided as part of parish life. The Lay Training Fund is available to support the Christian mission in the wider world. The Fund will be open for private donations until 17th June.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
All Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist for the parishes of All Saints and St. Michael’s are invited to attend a time of prayer, reflection and discussion before being re-commissioned on the feast of Corpus Christi.
Two sessions are offered, both at St Bede’s Church:
Wednesday 23rd May (7-8pm) and Sunday 27th May (4-5pm).
Ministers are required to attend only one session.
Please sign the list at the back of church to indicate which session you will attend. If you are unable to attend either session, please see Fr Simon. Thank you.

ST JOSEPH’S NURSERY
There are full time places available at St Joseph’s Nursery from September 2018.
For further information and application forms please contact the School Office on 0191 273 9063.
 

DIOCESAN EVENTS

 

IN PURSUIT 20/20
A call to those of who are 25 – 45yrs old(ish) to find their place in the church and in the partnership. Information on the Partnership notice board.
To be a part of this exciting opportunity to develop personal faith and development please contact the Discipleship Co-ordinator, Amy Cameron amy.cameron@diocesehn.org.uk

THE GATHERING
Every third Sunday of the month between 3.30pm and 5.00pm. Next being held on Sunday 20th May 2018. Held at St. Joseph's, High Street West, Gateshead NE8 1LX.
For Prayer and Praise, Input and Healing Prayer.

 

PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA REFLECTION
An introduction to Pope Francis’ ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’ – Rejoice and be glad, led by Fr Sean Hall will take place in the Pauline Books and Media centre at 7.00pm on Thursday 24th May. All are welcome.

SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS – DAY OF REFLECTION
A Day of Reflection for all ministries will take place from 10.30am - 3.30pm on
Saturday 2nd June at St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Gateshead.
The cost of the day is £7.50; tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided. Booking is essential as places are strictly limited. If you are interested, please contact the Department for Liturgy.  0191 243312 or : liturgy@diocesehn.org.uk

APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA
Annual Day of Prayer & Pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on Saturday 2nd June 2018. The day will be led by the Rt. Rev. Paul Mason, AoS Bishop Promoter, England & Wales. Join us to pray for seafarers and for everyone involved in our ministry and charity. Highlights include:
 Celtic Prayer on the Beach at 11am
 Concelebrated Mass at the Church of St Mary the Virgin 2pm
 Saturday Safe Crossing Times 8:55am to 4:14pm
For further information see the poster in the Narthex or in the May edition of the Northern Cross. Alternatively contact Regional Port Chaplains: Paul Atkinson (07906 212426) or Peter Barrigan (07713 924504).


DIOCESAN FESTIVAL 2018
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th June 2018 at the Emmaus Youth Village. This year’s theme is ‘Encounter’ and includes prayer, liturgy, reflection, discussion and music. It is an opportunity for our whole Diocesan family to come together to celebrate and to be encouraged in our faith offering inspiring speakers for adults as well as activities for young people and children. For more information visit our Festival page or read the Festival booklet (includes booking form).



 

Information

GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
All calls for the Newcastle Hospitals can be made to St Andrew's Church, Worswick Street, 0191 232 1892

 

BLACKFRIARS PARTNERSHIP NEWS

The latest edition of the bi-monthly Partnership Matters news update is now available on the front page of the diocesan website (www.rcdhn.org.uk). It includes items on the forthcoming Property and Community Review, support available from the Diocesan Church Music Association, an ‘Unconference’ for Partnership Development Groups, news from around the Partnerships and much more. Contributions of news items from Partnerships are always welcome.

 

MASS INTENTIONS
Mass Intentions can be given by filling in the white or brown envelopes in the Narthex. Please make sure they are handed to Father Simon or put onto the Offertory plate. If you request a specific date for your Mass, it would be extremely helpful if you could also add a contact telephone number in case of any changes. Thank you.
 

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Sunday 13 May 2018 - Seventh Sunday of Easter [B]

Parish Bulletin

 
 

True to your name.
 

 

 

At the beginning of the Church’s life Peter stood up before an assembled crowd of a hundred and twenty people, a number symbolic of the whole house of Israel, and by extension of the whole human race. He stood up to address the human family. His first task was to heal and restore the “twelve apostles”, those foundation stones of the Church’s existence. The Twelve were specially chosen by the Lord to be the foundation of his Church, his family of followers. As parents are to their children, so the apostles are to the rest of Christ’s faithful.
This new Israel, this new people of God, is founded on the Twelve, who were the Lord’s companions from the beginning right up until the day he was taken from their sight. They had eaten and drunk with him – such powerfully human experiences – after his resurrection from the dead. Now they would be his witnesses to the whole world and to every generation that comes after. The faith that is preached is founded on this rock-solid base of people who were there and who knew him so well.
If we are to preach the love of God in this world, it is as well to have a firm foundation for such a story. The world is not impressed by idle dreams or fantasies, although it, too, likes to indulge in such things. But the triumph of good over evil is an uncertain thing in this world and death itself looks pretty final.
 

The Living Word


           

 

 

PARISH EVENTS


WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
This weekend there will be a Special Collection for World Communications Day. The theme this year is:
“The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32) –Fake News and Journalism for Peace.
We pray for those who work in the media and also for the valuable work carried out on our behalf by the Communications Office of the Bishops’ Conference.

PARISH AND PARTNERSHIP SOCIAL EVENTS
 Unfortunately, the Royal Bake Off which was scheduled for May 19th has had to be cancelled due to lack of support.
 Friday 25th May – Feast of St. Bede. Mass followed by a raffle, quiz and refreshments. All welcome.

CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM
There is to be a celebration of Baptism on Pentecost Sunday 20th May, 4pm at St Bede’s Church. All families with babies and children, and any adults, baptised over the last two years will receive a postal invitation, but all parishioners are welcome to attend to celebrate their own baptism. No matter our age, we are all children in the eyes of God. Refreshments afterwards at the back of church.

SPECIAL COLLECTION – 19TH/20TH MAY FOR THE LAY TRAINING FUND
The Lay Training Fund (LTF) is for all areas of adult education and formation, which are not normally provided as part of parish life. The Lay Training Fund is available to support the Christian mission in the wider world. The Fund will be open for private donations until 17th June.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
All Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist for the parishes of All Saints and St. Michael’s are invited to attend a time of prayer, reflection and discussion before being re-commissioned on the feast of Corpus Christi.
Two sessions are offered, both at St Bede’s Church:
Wednesday 23rd May (7-8pm) and Sunday 27th May (4-5pm).
Ministers are required to attend only one session.
Please sign the list at the back of church to indicate which session you will attend. If you are unable to attend either session, please see Fr Simon. Thank you.

ST JOSEPH’S NURSERY
There are full time places available at St Joseph’s Nursery from September 2018.
For further information and application forms please contact the School Office on 0191 273 9063.
 

DIOCESAN EVENTS

 

IN PURSUIT 20/20
A call to those of who are 25 – 45yrs old(ish) to find their place in the church and in the partnership. Information on the Partnership notice board.
To be a part of this exciting opportunity to develop personal faith and development please contact the Discipleship Co-ordinator, Amy Cameron amy.cameron@diocesehn.org.uk

THE GATHERING
Every third Sunday of the month between 3.30pm and 5.00pm. Next being held on Sunday 20th May 2018. Held at St. Joseph's, High Street West, Gateshead NE8 1LX.
For Prayer and Praise, Input and Healing Prayer.

DIOCESAN FESTIVAL 2018
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th June 2018 at the Emmaus Youth Village. This year’s theme is ‘Encounter’ and includes prayer, liturgy, reflection, discussion and music. It is an opportunity for our whole Diocesan family to come together to celebrate and to be encouraged in our faith offering inspiring speakers for adults as well as activities for young people and children. For more information visit our Festival page or read the Festival booklet (includes booking form).


ADOREMUS EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September 2018. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. Every diocese in England and Wales will take part. If you would like to attend the Congress Day at Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 8 September 2018, the cost of the ticket can be covered by your partnership (if no partnership places are available, please contact us). If you wish to attend, please email us at liturgy@diocesehn.org.uk or call 0191 2433312 or 0191 2433313 for a booking form. Forms must be returned by Friday 25 May 2018. Your partnership may be organising transport to and from the event. Please speak to your parish priest/partnership dean for more information.

 

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GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
All calls for the Newcastle Hospitals can be made to St Andrew's Church, Worswick Street, 0191 232 1892

 

 

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