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THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST: today we celebrate the wonderful feast of Corpus Christi. The phrase ‘Body of Christ’ has so many resonances and this feast brings them all together. There is the physical Body of Christ, crucified for us but now resurrected and glorified in Heaven. There is the Church which is the Body of Christ on earth. And, of course, there is the Eucharistic Body of Christ by which the church is constituted and through which we are united to Christ in Heaven.
This feast calls us to remember especially the Eucharistic Body of Christ. We give thanks for the great gift of that Body given to us. In many parishes there is a Corpus Christi procession in which the Blessed Sacrament is carried through the streets. This is wonderful way of celebrating our faith in the ‘real presence’ and a wonderful way in which we can give witness to those around us.
Down through the ages the Blessed Sacrament has sustained the saints in their troubles an difficulties. The Mass has been the rock of all that the Church does, says and is. This weekend we celebrate the fact the that bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ, and that we too are transformed by our consumption of the same.Ministers of Holy Communion renew their commitment at Mass today.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: congratulations to the following children who share in the Eucharist for the first time this weekend: Joseph Brennan, Amelie Capper, Charlie Campbell, Oliver Campbell, Leah Eccles, Theo Finnigan, Lily Houghton, Hollie Hownam, TJ Curtis-Murray and Ethan Venus. Please keep the children and their families in your prayers at this special time.

FEAST OF SS PETER & PAUL: is celebrated next weekend. There will be a special collection at all Masses for Peter’s Pence and Support for the Holy See.

LAY TRAINING FUND: collection remains open for donations until 7th July.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: (Confession) is available after Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and at other times by appointment.

EXPOSITION & ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: will be on a Friday between the end of morning Mass and 6.00pm in the meeting room of the Parish Centre. Please add your name to the list in the port confirming the period you plan to attend.

SCRIPTURE CLASS: on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.

200 CLUB: Subs are now due for Jul -Dec 2019 (£6) for those people who only paid for 6 months, which will be collected after Masses next weekend 29th/30th June. There is one number available, so if anyone would like to purchase it please contact Anne Wilson 5842042. Also anyone wishing to give up their number, please let Anne know ASAP so that the number can be sold on. Remember you have to be 'in it to win it' and it is a fun way to raise funds for the Parish with the added bonus of possibly winning £75, £50 or £25 every month. Thank you.

St Michael’s Cleaning Group 2 - L Fox, Scheu & N Bowers

THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM BISHOP SEAMUS: I would like to express my sincere thanks for the very generous gift presented to me by the priests and people of the Diocese, on the occasion of my retirement. I would also like to offer my thanks to all those involved in education in the Diocese for their very generous gift too. I am truly humbled by the kindness of so many. Rest assured that these gifts will be a great help in my retirement. Please keep me in your prayers and be assured of mine for the priests and people of Hexham and Newcastle Diocese. May God bless you all.

Refugee Project Worker, Department for Justice and Peace, Newcastle 18 hours per week, 6 month fixed term contract. Closing date: 30th June.

· Parish Secretary, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Backworth, West Monkseaton and Whitley Bay.
18 hours per week, 12 month fixed term contract. Closing date: 3rd July.

· Data Input Clerk, Deptpartment for Safeguarding, Newcastle
Full or part-time, flexible hours of work, temporary contract.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit our website; email or contact us on 0191 243 3301