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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Lent Resources 2018

Our Lent resources are now available.

No-one can make the journey of life, or the journey of faith alone. Some people do value solitude and a few people opt for a spiritual life like a hermit. But most of us are in it together and even those who seek a solitary path are connected spiritually with the Christian family throughout the world and throughout time.

During this Lent, we will reflect on our shared journey and how we help and support each other along the way and sometimes, how we do not. We will also think about how we might do it better, particularly for those who feel like outsiders or who are unsure of their welcome. We will look at how our Lord did it through the Gospels of Lent and how he reached out and welcomed all kinds of people, meeting them at the stage of faith they were at and helping them to move on.

Access the materials now.

Why Partnerships? – Some Key Messages

Bishop Séamus describes our Partnerships as:

A group of parishes agreeing to work together, to share resources, both human and material, to become stronger and better equipped for furthering the Kingdom of God.

To support partnerships a document called 'Why Partnerships? Some Key Messages' is now available, providing further background and the key reasons why the decision was made to establish partnerships around the Diocese.

Developing Discipleship

In his recent pastoral letter Bishop Séamus delivered a challenging message accompanied by a set of leaflets and postcards.

This was the launch of a new direction for our Diocese focusing on our role as disciples in a mission orientated Church. It points to a larger document entitled Developing Discipleship.

The key message as we begin is that everyone in our community is significant and we all have a role to play.

Holocaust Memorial Evening

The Power of Music

On Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 7.00pm at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Longbenton Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE.

Contact Graham Wilkins on 07929 115712 or by email for more information.

The Event

Gathering monthly at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, Hebburn between 6.00pm and 7.30pm. See poster for full details.

Open to pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 offering live bands, praise and worship, invited speakers, refreshments and social time.

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