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Feast of Corpus Christi


Sunday 3JuneSt Mary’s Blackhill10am:

Followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament to Consett & Blackhill Park where Benediction will be held on the bandstand.There will be time afterwards for a picnic and games in the Sunshine!

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Ushaw Flower Festival


Ushaw Flower Festival 12th – 17th June 11am – 5pm: St Patrick’s Flower Arrangement Team have a display at the Flower Festival along with other fantastic displays that will enhance the already stunning environment at Ushaw.

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Looking back to move forward

It is something we all do, looking back to make sense of the present day. In the first reading Peter is doing the same thing. The Apostles have lost member, Judas who betrayed Jesus so what should they do. Peter goes back to scripture and finds it written in the psalms “May another take his office” so the early church decide to replace him, but how?

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Happy Birthday

As we celebrate Pentecost this Sunday we are celebrating the birthday of the Church. Just like the day a baby emerges from its mother's womb and announces itself to the world, today marks the occasion when the apostles emerged from the shelter of the room and begin the life and work of the Church, spreading the Gospel to the whole world.

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A Higher Law

The Jewish Law was based on the Ten Commandments. But, over time, a substantial body of detailed rules was added to flesh these out.

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