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Find Joy in the Journey
As baptised and confirmed Catholics, we journey with our Blessed Lord through life, empowered by the Holy Spirit, gifted at our Baptism and increased in our Confirmation. In scripture we find many promises that with our Blessed Lord as our brother, and being open to the Holy Spirit, joy will happen. Plans are well underway, between the CDSC and parishioners from several parishes across the Northumberland Vicariate, to host the next CDSC event at St Aidan’s, Ashington on Saturday 11 February 2023. The event will start at 11.00am in the church hall and move to the church for Mass at 2.00pm. Our time in the hall will include opportunities to experience joy in praise and worship, be open to God’s gift of joy at times of quiet reflection and hear speakers share how our Blessed Lord has brought them life changing experiences of joy. Our time in the church will include Mass, time before the Blessed Sacrament and a final blessing of joy from members of the CDSC. Please check events on the Diocesan newsletter for more details and how to book a place.
CDSC information and resources on the Diocesan website
The Diocesan website provides details of prayer groups and other opportunities to come together in worship with communities of faith in our Diocese. This link takes you to our place on the website where you will find details of 6 prayer groups and more information on the Filipino community and African and Caribbean community.
Further dates for the diary
On Saturday 4 March 2023, Emmanuel will be hosting Michelle Moran. Michelle has played a key role in the creation of CHARIS and will share the original dream, hopes for the future and our call to bring it to fruition. Michelle plans to present on the theme of ‘Fruitfulness for the Kingdom.‘ Details on how to book will be available on the Diocesan website and shared with our mailing list.
Following this year’s experience of hosting a Mass for Pentecost at St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Pentecostal Mass next year at the Cathedral again on Saturday 13 May 2023 at 1.00pm. More details nearer the time.
On Saturday 1 July 2023 the National CHARIS team are hosting a Catholic Charismatic Renewal event at the Bethel Centre, West Bromwich. This promises to be the biggest CCR gathering in England for some time. Details available from the CNSC website.
John Wheeler, Co-ordinator Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Service of Communion.
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