Welcome to St Osmund’s Website

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: ilg5394@gmail.com

Hogarth Partnership: 

St Anne, St Augustine, Holy Family, St Mary, St Osmund, St Teresa, St. Thomas Aquinas, SS William & Francis De Sales

From Tuesday 24th March 2020 St Osmond’s will be closed until further notice

Isolated but not alone

 Keeping Holy Week and Easter at home 2020

Palm (Passion Sunday): Live stream service from St Augustines Darlington can be found on the St Augustine’s Facebook page at 9.15am.  Click here A recording should also be available at a later time.

A Children’s Liturgy and Activity Sheet is available on this website in the Children’s Liturgy section

Bidding Prayers for Palm Sunday 2020 - St Osmund’s

Message for Holy Week From Bishop Robert Pastoral Letter Holy Week 2020

Message on Easter Duties Cardinal Vincent Click Here

Live services in our Hogart Partnership for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday: Live streaming from St. Augustine’s 9.15 am

Maundy Thursday: Live streaming from St Augustine’s 7.00pm

Good Friday:  Live streaming from St. Augustine’s 3.00pm

Holy Saturday: Live streaming from St. Augustines 7.00pm

Easter Sunday: Live streaming from St. Augustines 9.15am

All can be accessed on St Augustines Facebook page. Click here

Last weeks live streamed Mass from St. Augustine’s received over 2000 views

Many thanks to Fr. Gordon 

Cardinal Vincent Nichols will lead worship for Easter Sunday on all local BBC local Radio stations:  The service will be broadcast at 8am on Easter Sunday

Readings for Holy Week

Sunday 5th April Palm Sunday: S. Matthew 21 vv 1-11, Isaiah 50 vv 4-7, Philippians 2 vv 6-11 & The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to S. Matthew(26 v 14 -27 v 66)

Monday 6th (Monday in Holy Week):  Isaiah 42 vv 1-7 & S. John 12 vv 1-11
Tuesday 7th (Tuesday in Holy Week): Isaiah 49 vv 1-6 & S. John 13 vv 21-33, 36-38
Wednesday 8th (Wednesday in Holy Week):  Isaiah 50 vv 4-9 & S. Matthew 26 vv 14-25
Thursday 9th (Maundy Thursday): Exodus 12 vv 1-8, 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11 vv 23-26 & S. John 13 vv 1-15
Friday 10th (Good Friday): Isaiah 52 vv 13-53, 12, Hebrews 4, vv 14-16, 5 vv 7-9 & The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to S. John (S. John 18 v 1 – 19 v 42)
Saturday 11th (Holy Saturday): Genesis 1 vv 1, 26-31, Exodus 14 v 15 – 15 v 1, Isaiah 55 vv 1-11, Romans 6 vv 3-11 & S. Matthew 28 vv 1-10
Sunday 12th April (Easter Sunday): Acts of the Apostles 10 vv 34, 37-43, Colossians

Daily readings can be found on the Universalis website Click here


Message from Father Grieves

In this present crisis facing our world, I invite you, using the scripture readings listed above, to follow our Lord Jesus Christ during each day of Holy Week and on Easter Sunday to celebrate the saving events of our Christian Faith. It is impossible to celebrate Easter if we have not endured the struggle of the cross. And the cross is truly with us in these unprecedented days of suffering, uncertainty, isolation, fear and death. The resurrection is not won easily. But as with Jesus Christ, good will come from this evil, joy from this pain, victory from this defeat, and life from this death. I offer Mass each day at St Osmund’s for you all, as you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you always and may you know the joy and peace of Eastertide,  Father Grieves

For other live and recorded services during Holy Week the following links may be helpful:

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.

If you have any general enquiries please contact : enquiries@stosmunds.co.uk