Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

Celebration of Marriage and Family Life 2016

On Saturday 14 May at St. Mary's Cathedral, Bishop Séamus gathered with couples from around the Diocese to join in a Celebration of Marriage and Family Life.

More details and photos from the event along with Fr. Mark Millward's Homily can be found here.

Amoris Laetitia - The Joy of Love

Amoris Laetitia, 'The Joy of Love', is the 2016 post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “on Love in the Family”. It brings together the results of the two Synods on the family convoked by Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015.

Please click on this link to read the document and a helpful summary: http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/amorislaetitia

The Gift

'Helping people encounter the Holy Spirit and share their Faith'

Saturday 4 June 2016 between 10.00am and 3.30pm at St. Cuthbert's, North Shields.

See poster for more details.

Year of Mercy

Celebrating God's Mercy - services for the Year of Mercy

"God's mercy is for all people and he wants everyone to come to him with trust and confidence. The mercy of Jesus is kind and understanding; now is the time; it is never too late; he forgives all things. Let his gentle healing put your worries to rest."
Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Pictures from the Opening the Door of Mercy celebration on Sunday 13 December 2015 are now available.

Visit our dedicated Year of Mercy and resource pages.

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2016

We are pleased to announce details of the 2016 Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

The pilgrimage takes place between Thursday 28 July and Saturday 6 August. A choice or flight or 'jumbulance' is available.

Further information and a booking form can be accessed on the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2016 page or by contacting Fr. Peter Stott by Tel: 01670 513410 or Email: lourdes@rcdhn.org.uk

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Diocesan Festival 2016

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June

Emmaus Youth Village, Allensford

More information is available here.

Year of Mercy - Voices of Mercy.

'Visit the Sick.'

Wednesday 25 May 2016 at 7.00pm at St. Cuthbert's, Chester-le-Street.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Mannix.

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