Thought from Fr. Colm - 21st June

Last Saturday's First Holy Communion at St. Joseph's were as lovely as ever. Yes, many there whom we haven't seen for some time, but nonetheless, we renew old contacts. Possibly a light has been lit regarding the importance of the Holy Mass as a Sacrament of profound affirmation. This Saturday we travel across parish and city for the St. Godric's First Holy Communions. Again, an opportunity to touch base with those who may be on the fringes of church life. That Divine Light has been sparked in the children, and perhaps an opportunity for re-igniting in the souls and hearts of the many who 'dip into' the fountain of grace that is the Eucharist. Thank you to all - and they are numerous - who work so very hard to make these First Holy Communions so vital. The catechists, the schools in the parish, St. Thomas More, St. Godric's and St. Joseph's. Those who work quietly on the fringes, the musicians, the florists, the church cleaners. Just look at the very grounds and buildings and the hard work put to maintain them so that days like last Saturday and this, can take place. And last, but by no means least, OUR TEACHERS, who at this time of year are up to their eye balls!! Well done.

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The parish of the Durham Martyrs incorporates the Catholic churches of Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric, St Bede and St Joseph in Durham City. We are part of the Finchale Partnership and based within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

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St. Bede,

St Godric's RC Primary School, Carrhouse Drive,


DH1 5LZ 

Our Lady of Mercy

and St Godric

Castle Chare

St Joseph

Mill Lane

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