Year of Mercy - Thanksgiving Mass
The Year of Mercy came to an end on the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday 20 November 2016.
On Saturday 19 November 2016 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle, the Cathedral Door of Mercy was closed by Bishop Séamus Cunningham during a Mass and Celebration of Thanksgiving for the Year of Mercy.
More pictures from the Mass are available from the Cathedral website.
Advent Resources 2016
The new Advent Resources reflecting the theme, 'Hope on the Horizon' are available now to download and can be accessed here. A CD of the resources can also be obtained through the Department of Spirituality by tel: 0191 243 3302 or email: email@example.com.
Amoris Laetitia Talks - UPDATE
The event on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Hartlepool has had to be cancelled, but the event on Wednesday 14 December 2016 at St. Charles’ Parish, Gosforth goes ahead.
Meetings between 7.00 - 8.30pm. See poster for full details and booking information.
Diocesan Day of Recollection for Laity
On Saturday 29 October, 44 people including 98 year old Joe Lennox, gathered at St Joseph's Parish Hall, Gateshead for a Day of Recollection for Laity, entitled "Transformative Encounters with Jesus - Becoming a Missionary in a Year of Mercy".
This was an annual joint Day between the Diocesan Department of Adult Formation and Evangelisation and The Council of Laity and was led by Fr. Eamonn Mulcahy, a member of the English Province of Spiritans, a branch of The Holy Ghost fathers.
The Day was truly transformative:
"An amazing day - so glad I came; what an inspiring speaker."
"Fr. Eamonn never uses a note, he's funny describes theology so simply, he's personal, relational, challenging and a gifted teacher. "
"I thought I must have heard everything about Mercy over this year, as its end approaches, but we have heard a side of Mercy today we've never considered before. What a way to end the year. This Day has been amazing, I wouldn’t have missed it. Thanks for organising it."
Pat Kennedy Clerk to Council of Laity
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Christmas Mass Times
A list of all churches that have provided their Christmas Mass times can be accessed here.
Mass timings will be updated as received from parishes so please be sure to revisit regularly.
Gathering monthly at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, Mill Lane, Hebburn NE31 2ET between 6.00pm and 7.30pm. See poster for full details.
It is open to pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 and offers live bands, praise and worship, invited speakers, refreshments and social time.
St Mary's Cathedral
Coming Diocesan Events:
See also full screen calendar
St Hilda's Diocesan Resource Centre
The November edition of Northern Cross is out now. Read Page 1.
Noticeboards and Posters
Pilgrimages and Retreats
There are no vacancies at this time.
Last updated on 1/12/16