The Parish Church of St Osmund in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
Parish Priest: Fr. Ian Grieves’ Contact details; Telephone: 01325 730191
Mobile: 0777 559 1105 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Anne, St Augustine, Holy Family, St Mary, St Osmund, St Teresa, St. Thomas Aquinas, SS William & Francis De Sales
Due to Covid 19 restrictions St Osmond’s is closed until further notice
As May leads into June The month of Our Lady leads into the month of devotion to the Sacred Heart – Mary leads us to the love of her son Jesus. This year joined fittingly by the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday 31st May.
Pentecost Sunday 31st May
Bulletin Pentecost -Bulletin 31st May
Readings for Pentecost. Readings 31st May
Bidding Prayers 31 May Pentecost Sunday - St. Osmund’s
Pentecost Sunday Children’s Liturgy: A Children’s Liturgy and Activity Sheet is available on this website in the Children’s Liturgy section 31st May
Family Spiritual Communion and Daily Prayer for Pentecost Sunday Pentecost-Sunday-Spiritual-Communion Daily Prayer for use with Primary and Secondary age pupils Click here Many thanks to Mr. Gardner of Carmel College and The Hogarth Partnership Education Trust for these excellent resources.
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement initiated by the Archbishops of Cantebury and York asking Christians to come together in a period of prayer from the feast of the Ascension to the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. On Pentecost Sunday Pope Francis will join in an online Service with Archbishops Justin Welby and Dr. John Sentamu and other Church leaders.
Pope Francis will call for people to turn away from“selfish pursuit of success without caring for those left behind” and to be united in facing the “pandemics of the virus and of hunger, war, contempt for life and indifference to others”.
“Let us, then, become messengers of the comfort bestowed by the Spirit. Let us radiate hope, and the Lord will open new paths as we journey towards the future.” The service will be broadcast live at 9am on Sunday. Watch on the Church of England website – Click here or You Tube Channel Click here
Live services in our Hogarth Partnership :
Live streaming of Sunday Mass from St. Augustines 9.15am
Accessed on St Augustines Facebook page. Click here
Daily readings can be found on the Universalis website click here
He is Risen
Daily Masses from parishes in our diocese are available on-line. You can join in a live celebration or access a recording at a time of your choosing. There is a good selection on the diocesan website. Click here
Church Services TV provides a list of live Masses from around the UK and Ireland throughout the day. https://www.churchservices.tv/whats-on-now/
Daily and Sunday Masses, special liturgies, reflections and devotions are available on-line live from Walsingham at: www.walsingham.org.uk
Other prayers and liturgies that can be be used at home can be found in the Prayers section of this website.
Mass by Phone Service During these times when our churches are closed and masses are being streamed online, the Diocese of Middlesbrough have set up a system to allow people who do not have internet access to listen to Mass over the telephone. 12.00 noon
If you would like to access, the telephone number to call is 01642 130120.
Re-Opening of Churches At present, there is no change in the Government regulations which means that all churches and other places of worship remain closed and public acts of worship are forbidden. The Bishops of England & Wales are working with the Government to prepare for the gradual reopening of churches for private prayer, and later for public worship. Bishop Robert and the Diocese have begun planning for the reopening of some of our churches when that is approved by the Government. Read Bishop Roberts message Re-Opening of Churches
This will take place across the dioceses of England Scotland and Wales with each diocese allocated a relay time slot. The time allocation for the diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is 4pm – 5pm. We will be joined at this time by the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Faith at a time of Climate Emergency
It is incredible to think that 5 years have passed since this stunning document from Pope Francis was published. Across the world the Church is marking this anniversary. Follow this link to find a message from Bishop Robert, links to streamed services from within the Diocese to mark Laudato Si’ Week (Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 May) and some very good links to deepen your knowledge and encourage you to play your part.
Counselling and Listening Services As part of the pastoral care of parishioners and others during this COVID-19 lockdown, a number of qualified counsellors and listeners have generously made themselves available to anyone who may be troubled by the negative effects of the situation. These counsellors and listeners can be contacted through the St Mary’s Cathedral Listening Service on 0191 232 6953 and the Northumberland Listening Service on 07732 980740. If you are live-streaming Mass or other forms of prayer from your parish, you might consider sharing this information during your broadcast, and also posting it on your parish website and bulletin.
National Day of Prayer
change .org is petitioning the Prime Minister for a national day of prayer. To sign up click here
Cafod Covid19 Appeal
CAFOD launched its coronavirus emergency appeal on 30 April. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities.
While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal
Little Sisters of the Poor: Have launched a vital fundraising appeal, in response to the increased pressures faced by St. Joseph’s Care Home during the current Covid 19 pandemic. This is the place that looked after Fr. Melia. To find out how you can help, go to the diocesan website www.rcdhn.org.uk or follow this link. Click here
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