Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Celebrating Family

See Celebration of Marriage

Many of us would admit: “Our home Is often a mess and our family life is far from perfect”.

However, on the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Benedict proclaimed:
“God wished to be born and to grow up in a human family. Thus he consecrated (the family) as the basic and ordinary way of His meeting with humanity.”.

This is a powerful affirmation of the inherent goodness that is present in Family Life.

‘Home is a Holy Place’ is an initiative of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales.

They want to raise greater awareness and understanding of the holiness of family life.

Resources are available through the website:
NB. that the Diocese is not responsible for the content of external websites.


If you wish to find out more about Marriage and Family Life, please contact the Faith and Mission Team.