The Diocesan Dept. of Spirituality has published it’s February newsletter with details of Lenten resource and upcoming events in the Diocese. Click here to download the newsletter.
On the home page we have introduced a link to the Shalom World Media Gallery.
The Gallery gives access to the Shalom World Catholic Media Ministry which streams Catholic content live including
- Papal Events LIVE from the Vatican and around the world
- Daily Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet
- Uplifting personal testimonies, vocation stories, series of talks, Biblical teachings, Conferences from across the country and much more.
The medium is equivalent to having a large faith based video gallery direct from our parish homepage.
The Gallery is safe and secure. Give it a try.
Mass times over the Christmas period will appear on the weekly Bulletin but main mass times are as follows –
St Anne’s 4.30pm
St Augustine’s 7.00pm
St Augustine’s 9.00am
St Anne’s 11.00am
The Slipper Chapel statue of Our Lady of Walsingham along with the Dowry Tour Exhibition will be visiting St Mary’s Cathedral from 26th – 28th October on it’s tour of every Catholic Diocese in the UK between 2018 and 2020. This being in preparation for the dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary.
A schedule of events during the visit can be found by following the link Our Lady of Walsingham
Last Sunday 13th October was a very special day for us Catholics. The first non-martyr English saint for many centuries was canonised by Pope Francis at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome after the proof of miracles at his intercession has been accepted by the Church.
Some brief notes about our new Saint can be found by following the link St John Henry Newman
In our very secular society he has great relevance, especially his teaching that the voice of our conscience is God speaking to us in the depth of our heart. If we all listened to our conscience more and followed it, we would not go far wrong!
St John Newman pray for us here in Gateshead, as we try, as we may, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ within our neighbourhoods, as you did in your time in the city of Birmingham during Victorian era.
Congratulations to the winners of weekly 100+ Club winners
Week 18 5th May – No 82 Hylton Kings & No 99 Dot Kelly
Week 19 12 May – No 140 Fred Elliott
Week 20 19th May – No 136 Andy Hayes
Week 21 26th May – No 118 Alan Bayne
Week 22 2nd June – No 28 Molly Noble & No 85 Joan Wright
Week 23 9th June – No 42 Pauline Bennett
Week 24 16th June – No 78 Joan Stephenson
Week 25 23rd June – No 121 George Hagan
Week 25 Summer Draw – No 97 Mary Cooper
Week 26 – 30th June – No 48 Kath Tate
Week 27 – 7th July – No 96 Vicky McErlane No 22 Margaret Mitchell
Week 28 – 14th July – No 62 Sharron McQuiggin
Week 29 – 21st July – No 56 Pat Wood
Week 30 – 28th July – No 146 John Kelly
Thanks go to everyone who supports the Parish by taking a number in the 100+ Club draw.
Best of Luck to everyone in future draws.
During mass on Friday Fr. Paul blessed them giving thanks for marriage.
On Sunday they were joined by their four boys and their families at mass and were presented with a Papal Blessing. Then afterwards everyone was invited into the Church Hall for a buffet and drinks.
Goff gave a short address during which he said that their wedding 50 years ago was one of the first to be carried out at St Anne’s.
The family then went on for a meal at the Rugby Club.
Ann & Goff are pillars of St Anne’s with Ann running the Choir and Goff being a Eucharistic Minister, Reader and occasional Banjo player accompanying the choir.
Everyone at St Anne’s gives their best wishes and hopes they have many more years together.
Father Paul gave a short introduction with a background on his reasons for writing the book and how his suggestion of Blessed John Ingram for the name of the Gateshead Partnership was accepted.
Parishioner’s from the partnership parishes attended the event and Father was kept busy signing copies of the book.
Copies of the book which cost £5.99 are available at parish piety shops or if you live outside the area and want a copy either contact Fr Paul at St Augustine’s or email St Anne’s (email@example.com) and a copy can be sent out.
Ava, Jacob, Lucas, Reilly and William were joined by family, friends and parishioners for a beautiful mass celebrated by Father Paul.
The children participated fully in their mass.
Reilly and William did the readings, Ava, Jacob and Lucas read the bidding prayers. All five were involved in the offertory procession and performed a liturgical dance at the end of mass as a thanksgiving.
The children were presented with missals form the school and beautiful prayer cards and certificates as a record of their special day.
Thanks go to everyone who helped in any way the day so special for the children. Mrs Ellis for the music, Jacob who sang the psalm so beautifully, the Ladies who cleaned the church, the flower arrangers and those who helped with tea and coffee after mass.
Particular thanks however must got to the catechists Christine Hodgkinson and Mary Stacey who, along with the school, throughout the year have prepared the children to be ready for their First Holy Communion.
Please keep the children and their families in you prayers.