We are already a few days into the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which started on Wednesday 18th January.
As part of this special week, there will be a United Service at St Mary’s Church on Sunday 22nd January at 3pm with a guest speaker, Revd David Herbert, Moderator of the Northern Synod of the United Reformed Church. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The final service for the Week of Prayer is on Wednesday 25th January and will, as usual, be in St Paul’s Church at Witton Park at 7pm. This day is the feast of the Conversion of St Paul.
On Tuesday 18th October at 7pm at St Mary’s Church, Bishop Auckland, we will be hosting the Northern Cross Communicators’ Mass. Bishop Seamus Cunningham will be in attendance as this is one of his engagements across the diocese.
Our parish will be holding its annual Harvest Masses over the weekend of 1st and 2nd October ahead of the Harvest Fast Day on 7th October 2016. With YOUR help, this harvest day you can help CAFOD help Bolivian communities learn modern farming methods to grow their foods and ensure they don’t go hungry this year. Further updates will be available in our weekly bulletin.
Please see the CAFOD poster for more information.
The parish works in partnership with our local Catholic schools to give young people the opportunity to play a leading role in the monthly Family Masses (Term time only). Young people who do not attend the local schools are also welcome to participate. Our next Family Masses are on:
- 12th June 16, at 11am in St Mary’s Church
- 19th June 16, at 9.30am in St Wilfrid’s Church.
All are welcome.