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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Corpus Christi – Sunday 23 June

On Sunday 23 June a solemn procession of the Blessed Sacrament, led by Bishop Robert Byrne took place for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ at St. Mary's Cathedral. The procession was preceded by Mass.

Later in the day, the 'Association of the Eucharist' held a Solemn Exposition and Blessed Sacrament Procession around St. Joseph's Home (Little Sisters of the Poor), Newcastle led by Bishop Robert Byrne.

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Retirement Presentation to Bishop Séamus

Retirement Presentation to Bishop SťamusI 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. Bishop Séamus.

Clergy Anniversaries

We ask for your prayers for the following priests who are celebrating the jubilee of their ordinations during June and July:

Fr. William O’Gorman
6 June (65 years)

Fr. Wilfrid Elkin
19 July (60 years)

Fr. Cornelius O’Connor
7 June (50 years)

Fr. Michael Purtill
7 June (50 years)

Mgr. Andrew Faley
23 June (40 years)

Fr. Michael Griffiths
7 July (40 years)

Fr. Martin Morris
25 June (25 years)

Fr. David Phillips
18 June (25 years)

Fr. Adrian Tuckwell
25 June (25 years)

May God bless them with good health to continue their dedicated service to His Church.

Pray for Peace

Joint Christian / Muslim visit to ‘Pray for Peace’.

An event for Women and Young Children only.

Is being held at St. Mary's Chapel, Reid Park Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 29 June 2019 from 2.30pm.

See poster for full details.

Patrons of the Diocese: St Cuthbert, Bishop and Confessor and Our Blessed Lady Immaculate