Advent starts 1 December
Prayer for Advent
LORD JESUS, in these four busy weeks of Advent, help us to pause to remember the depth of your love for us. Beyond anything we deserved or could have imagined, love led you to a stable in Bethlehem and all the way to Calvary.
Open our hearts to welcome you anew so that we have something to share with a needy world each day. Grant us the joy of your friendship and bring us the strength, courage and determination to serve our brothers and sisters in your name. Amen
from the Diocesan Evangelisation Team
Christmas Service Times - an online listing of Christmas services
On Monday 9th December the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated.
Torchlight Marian Procession
You are invited to attend a Torchlight Marian Procession in honour of the Immaculate Conception 7.00pm - Friday 6th December, St. Mary’s Parish, Hexham
The December issue is out now, and available from your local church. Read Page 1.
Pope Francis releases Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel
Year of Faith
Recently there was a Concluding Mass for the Year of Faith. Very many people from all parts of the diocese attended this Celebration in St Mary's Cathedral.
See Darlington Ordinariate Celebrations ending the Year of Faith.
Camino de Santiago - Diocesan PilgrimagePhoto Gallery and NEW article by Joe Hughes
AOS helps typhoon-hit crew
Filipino seafarers arriving at Sunderland port have been getting much-needed help.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014
Appeal for Nurses and Doctors for the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage in July / August 2014
Centre for Catholic Studies
Next lecture 5 Dec – Paul Vallely: ‘Pope Francis and Change in the Catholic Church’
Food, Fasting and Festivals
The Department for Interreligious Relations have organised 'FOOD, FASTING, FEASTS & FESTIVALS' - an event for women of all faiths and none, to be held at St. Joseph's Church Hall, Gateshead 11th December, 2013.
Fr Jim Lennon RIP
Fr Jim Lennon died on 15 November in Ireland. His funeral was held on Sunday 17 November. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday 10 December 2013 at 12.00 noon at Our Lady and St Wilfrid's, Blyth.
Minsteracres -See latest programme of retreats -, guided retreats,walking, Advent retreats and more.
Enquirers' Evenings for those thinking about the Priesthood.
Last updated on 4/12/13