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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Regular events in 2018

The Gathering.

Every third Sunday of the month between 3.30pm and 5.00pm. Next being held on Sunday 20 May 2018.

Being held at St. Joseph's, High Street West, Gateshead NE8 1LX.

For Prayer and Praise, Input and Healing Prayer.

Vocation Discernment

For those thinking about Priesthood (aged 16 and over), evenings of prayer and reflection with an opportunity to listen to speakers talk about their own discernment, faith journeys and vocations.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle between 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

Further details are available on this poster or from the Diocesan Vocations Promoter: Fr. David Smith, contact him by email or telephone 0191 262 3882.

Hexham Galilee Talks

These talks are held on a regular basis. This booklet details the talks planned for 2017-18.

Events are held on Saturdays with talks commencing at 11.00am, finishing around 12:30pm. Light refreshments are available from 10:30am. They are held at St. Mary’s Centre at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hencotes, Hexham, NE46 2EB.

 

 

May 2018 Posters

Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture 2018, 'Universities as Places of Encounter Between Faith and Culture'.

A lecture by H.E. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (President of the Pontifical Council for Culture).

On Tuesday 1 May 2018 lecture in the Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College from 6.15pm. Drink reception (optional) from 7.30pm.

Registration is essential, deadline of 9.00am on Monday 23 April online via our website. All are welcome.

NB. This public lecture is part of the conference celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Founding of the English College at Douai.

A Celebration of Marriage

Is being held at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle on Saturday 5 May 2018 at 11.00am.

Principal celebrant is Bishop Séamus Cunningham.

Everyone is welcome.

Youth Ministry Conference 2018

This year's theme will be, 'Practical Steps for Parishes and Partnerships'.

On Saturday 12 May at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Hebburn commencing at 10.30am (refreshments from 10.00am).

It offers 12 workshops to enable us to make a practical response to the needs of young people. The Keynote speaker is Fr. Dominic Howarth who has responsibility for Pastoral Formation and the Youth Service in Brentwood Diocese.

The cost of £10 includes lunch.

See poster for further information and how to book your place.

Touching the Heart Space

A Restful, Relaxing, Reflective day for women led by Sheila MacNamara RSCJ.

Saturday 12 May 2018 from 10.00am until 3.30pm at St. Mary's, Hexham NE46 2EB, cost of £15 (includes lunch).

See poster for details. To book email adult formation.

Serve the Lord with Gladness, a Day of Reflection for All Ministries.

Saturday 19 May 2018, between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Venue: Ushaw College.

See poster for full details. Booking IS ESSENTIAL, there are a strict number of places available. Please complete and return the booking form by email.

 

Later in 2018

Serve the Lord with Gladness, a Day of Reflection for All Ministries.

Saturday 2 June 2018, between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Venue: St. Joseph Parish Hall, Gateshead NE8 1LX.

See poster for full details. Booking IS ESSENTIAL, there are a strict number of places available. Please complete and return the booking form by email.

Apostleship of the Sea

Annual Day of Prayer & Pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on Saturday 2 June 2018.

Led by the Rt. Rev. Paul Mason, AoS Bishop Promoter, England & Wales.

A peaceful day of prayer and reflection. Join us to pray for seafarers and for everyone involved in our ministry and charity.

For further information see poster or contact Regional Port Chaplains; Paul Atkinson (07906 212426) or Peter Barrigan (07713 924504).

Diocesan Festival 2018

This takes place on Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 June 2018 at the Emmaus Youth Village.

This year’s theme is ‘Encounter’ and includes prayer, liturgy, reflection, discussion and music. It is an opportunity for our whole Diocesan family to come together to celebrate and to be encouraged in our faith offering inspiring speakers for adults as well as activities for young people and children.

For more information visit our Festival page or read the Festival booklet (includes booking form).

Joint Christian and Muslim 'Pray for Peace'.

An event for women an young children only will take place Saturday 30 June 2018 at 1.30pm.

Being held at St. Mary's Chapel, Reid Park Road, Jesmond, Newcastle.

See poster for full details.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018.

Takes place between Friday 27 July and Friday 3 August.

Adult Helpers URGENTLY required!

The pilgrimage contact is Fr. Peter Stott at:

St. Robert of Newminster Presbytery, Oldgate, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1QF. Tel: 01670 513410 or email: lourdes@rcdhn.org.uk.

Visit the pilgrimage page or see the poster for full details.

April 2018 Posters

Summits

An evening of praise and worship led by Ronan Johnston.

Saturday 7 April at 7.00pm being held at St. Mary's, Bishop Auckland.

See poster for details.

Hexham Galilee Talk
**Re-arranged date**

'The Deacon in the Church - Past, Present and Future?'

A talk by Deacon David Collins.

The next talk will be held on Saturday 14 April 2018, from 11.00am (light refreshments served from 10.30am) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hexham in the Parish Centre.

See poster for further details.

Justice & Peace AGM and Day Conference

'Faithful Disciples, Faithful Citizens: Community Organising for Catholics'

Saturday 14 April 2018 from 10.00am to 4.00pm at St. Cuthbert’s Church Hall, Albion Road West, North Shields, NE29 0JB.

See poster for further details.

Vocation Discernment

For those thinking about Priesthood (aged 16 and over), evenings of prayer and reflection with an opportunity to listen to speakers talk about their own discernment, faith journeys and vocations.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 18 April 2018 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle between 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

Further details are available on this poster or from the Diocesan Vocations Promoter: Fr. David Smith, contact him by email or telephone 0191 262 3882.

Centre for Catholic Studies 10th Anniversary Celebratory Conference:

'Catholic Theology in the Public Academy: Searching the Questions, Sounding the Depths.'

Between Wednesday 18 and Friday 20 April 2018 in Durham.

See our poster for full details of Conference Programme, our Call for Papers and Conference Registration (deadline is Monday 5 March 2018).

10th Anniversary Public Lecture, 'Catholics in Public Life: A UK perspective'.

By Daniel, Lord Brennan of Bibury QC.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 between 5.00pm - 6.30pm in the Debating Chamber, Palace Green, Durham.

Registration is essential, deadline on Wednesday 11 April online via our website or by tel: 0191 334 1656. All are welcome.

NB. This public lecture is part of the Centre for Catholic Studies 10th Anniversary Conference. If you have registered for the conference, you do not need to register separately for this lecture. The registration deadline for for the conference is Sunday 25 March.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2018 - Sunday 22 April 2018

The Church will mark the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 22 April 2018. The Holy Father has released a Message entitled "Listening, discerning and living".

For further information please read more here.

Ushaw Lecture Series

Devotional Objects and Emotional Responses: Contributions from Late Medieval Archaeology

Dr Eleanor Standley (University of Oxford)

On Tuesday 24 April 2018 at Ushaw College
Drinks Reception: 5.30pm in the Refectory
Lecture: 6pm-7.15pm in the Exhibition Hall

Registration is essential via eventbrite or by telephoning 0191 334 1656. The registration deadline for transport is 10.00am on Thursday 19 April. See poster for details.

An evening music workshop introducing 4 Mass settings of contrasting styles.

Evening led by Paul Berry and Alison Purvis.

Being held on Wednesday 25 April 2018 between 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Tea/Coffee from 6.30pm) at St. Hilda’s Resource Centre, Newcastle NE15 7PY.

See poster for details.

‘Who is Jesus?’

St. Dominic’s Church, New Bridge Rd., Newcastle,
NE1 2TP. Starting on 25 April, over 11 Wednesday evening sessions and a day away on 30 June.

This new course presents the basic Catholic claims about Jesus - what he did for us, and offers us now, and how to begin or grow deeper in a relationship with Christ and the Church.

Each evening consists of shared food (from 6.30 pm), a talk (at 7.00 pm) and exploration of the topic in small groups (with everything finished by 8.30 at the latest), all conducted in a respectful and friendly context.

See The Kerygma Project website for more details.

Mass for Justice and Peace

Being held on Saturday 28 April 10.00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle, NE1 5HH.

Celebrated by Bishop Séamus Cunningham. Homily by Fr. Chris Hughes, Chair of the Diocesan Justice and Peace Co-ordinating Council.

All are welcome! See poster for details.

Edwin Bonney Organ Recital Series with Caroline Hodgson, organist at St. Mark's, Darlington.

On Saturday 28 April 2018 at 2.30pm. Retiring Collection.
Refectory open for food from 11.00am until 4.00pm at St. Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH.

See poster for full details or visit our Ushaw page.

450th Anniversary Conference for the Founding of the English College at Douai

'450 Years Pioneering Catholic Education: Past, Present, Future'

Being held on Monday 30 April – Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Ushaw College, Durham.

The full conference programme and online registration can be found via our website.

Our contact details; email: ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or tel: 0191 334 1656.

Public Lecture, '"To Doe Our Countrie Good” Douai, Rome, and the Tridentine Seminary.'

By Professor Eamon Duffy (University of Cambridge).

Monday 30 April 2018, Lecture from 6.00pm in the Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College.

Registration is essential, deadline of 9.00am on Monday 23 April online via our website. All are welcome.

NB. This public lecture is part of the conference celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Founding of the English College at Douai.

 

 

 

 

 

See also:

Diocesan Calendar of Events

Local Events

Upcoming Non-Diocesan events