Church Bulletin 02.05.21

Fifth Sunday of Easter


Many thanks to Anne Berry for this week’s bulletin, also to Julie for last week’s. Thanks, too, to those who have been tending our flowers to provide us with a beautiful and worthy church. Ann C has done a sterling job on the annual accounts for all our parishes, and centres, and we cannot thank you all enough for your continued financial contributions that have been keeping us afloat during these times of restriction. If you need to see the accounts or an analysis of the effect of lockdown on the finances for the last 12 months please ask Fr Nick or Ann.

                                                                                                                             Thank you

A couple of items that would not fit in this week’s bulletin:

Mass in Celebration of Marriage and Family Life

Bishop Robert has kindly agreed to presiding at a live streamed Mass from St. Mary’s Cathedral in celebration of Marriage and Family Life on Saturday 22 May 2021 at 12.00 noon. We look forward to as many as are possible to participate with us in our celebration of Spiritual Communion. If you have a special anniversary this year please consider attending. Booking is essential,( otherwise watch online) by contacting the Cathedral office on 0191 232 6953 or emailing . Booking is available now. Anyone celebrating a significant anniversary should also provide the details of this at the time of booking and a certificate of celebration will be offered.


Rosary in the Month of MaryThe Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle welcomes Pope Francis’ invitation to Catholics and 30 Marian Shrines around the world, including the Shrine at Walsingham, to dedicate the month of May to a marathon of prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. The recitation of the Rosary will be live streamed from Walsingham to the Vatican Television Centre, this Saturday evening, so that Pope Francis can join in live. The Walsingham Intention is for those who have died from the pandemic across the world. The broadcast will be supported by EWTN and is best watched through the Shrine’s Facebook Page or YouTube Walsingham Catholic TVRead more here about the Marathon of Prayer in our Diocese and the resources available.


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St Thomas of Canterbury parishioners may be interested in the British Museum commemorations of the death of their Patron Saint in 1170

Sorry, the Partnership notes have not arrived yet.


Wishing you a blessed week


Fr Nick

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