Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

St. Cuthbert's Care - Good Shepherd Mass 2016

Bishop Séamus Cunningham with children from St Joseph’s Infant School, Birtley.

More than 400 students from across the Diocese came together at St Mary’s Cathedral for a celebration Mass to mark their fundraising efforts during St Cuthberts Care’s Good Shepherd Appeal.

More details and pictures from the event can be found here.

Pope Francis Appoints Fr. Paul Mason as Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark

On Saturday, 23 April, it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Paul Mason as Auxiliary Bishop to the Archdiocese of Southwark. Father Mason, a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark, was born on 6 November 1962, was baptised, made his First Holy Communion and confirmed, and ordained priest in the Church of Our Lady and St Edmund, Backworth, North Tyneside. Further details at http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk.

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 14 May and 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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Diaconate Mass

The Jubilee Year of Mercy Mass with the Deacons of the Diocese takes place in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Friday 29 April at 7.00pm.

The celebrant will be Bishop Séamus Cunningham and the Homily will be preached by Rev. Dr. Sean Hall. All are welcome to take part.

Diocesan Festival 2016

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June

Emmaus Youth Village, Allensford

More information is available here.

Day of Reflection

Saturday 14 May 2016, 10.00am until 3.30pm with Prof. Karen Kilby.

Presentation Room, Bede Wing, Ushaw College.

See poster or further information from the Department for Spirituality, tel: 0191 243 3302.

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