Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday 7th March - hold a Sharing Fair Stall
St Michaels and St Marys
1st - 8th March. Everyone very welcome
YMT - The Source
The Source next month will be on Tuesday 4th March instead of Wednesday. As this is Shrove Tuesday there will also be pancakes!
Singers, musicians and organists
Workshop for all singers, musicians and organists - St. Mary's Cathedral, 27 Feb 7pm
Live broadcasts of Daily Mass have now started by new Catholic Internet Radio Station "Heavens Road fm".
Call for Papers - Postgraduate Study Day
Postgraduate Study Day: 'Catholicism and Critical Theory' to be hosted by the Centre for Catholic Studies in Durham on Monday 28 April
CALL FOR PAPERS: deadline for submission of proposals is 1st April 2014.
Education Sunday 2014
Education Sunday is a day of celebration for all those involved in in the world of education and will take place, this year, on the 16th February 2014.
Local AOS supports crew of gas tanker in North Tees
Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has provided some relief to the crew of a gas tanker that has been anchored off North Tees.
Bishop and Directors' Meeting
Bishop Seamus and the Board of Directors of the Diocese met for two and a half days of prayerful reflection and honest discussion earlier in January to review documentation and reflections produced over the last three years.
Holocaust Memorial Evening
Jews and Catholics unite for memorial evening - see report and photos
Durham University award honorary doctorate to Rev Dr Michael Sharratt, long time archivist and librarian at Ushaw College
Archbishop Nichols named a Cardinal by Pope Francis
Pope Francis announced on Sunday that Archbishop Nichols will be made a Cardinal in February 2014.
Fr Jim Cronin RIP
Fr. Jim Cronin mhm, and former Parish Priest of St. Bede's, Sacriston, died on 28 December at the age of 79.
Requiescat in pace.
New Year's Honours 2014
The diocese of Hexham and Newcastle congratulates Miss Elaine White (known also as Scannell) and Patrick Edward Jackson whose achievements have been recognised in the New Year's Honours List.
Memorial Mass for Fr Joe Travers
Sacred Heart, North Gosforth are holding a “Month’s Mind” Memorial Mass for Fr Joe Travers, at Sacred Heart, North Gosforth, on Friday, January 10th, at 7pm
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.
On Monday 9th December the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated.
Requiem Mass for Typhoon Haiyan Victims
Bishop Seamus celebrated a Requiem Mass at St Mary's Cathedral on Wednesday evening for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Donate to the CAFOD appeal
The Pilgrimage continues...
Follow up to the Lindisfarne Gospel Durham visit:
‘I am the bread of life’: 21st Nov , 7—9 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Newgate Street,
Newcastle, NE1 5SS.
‘I am the way, the truth and the life’: 23rd Nov, 10 am—Noon St Mary’s Church, Holy Island, TD15 2RX.
City Centre Sharing Fair
Sharing Fair Sale in Haymarket, Newcastle on Saturday 23rd November
Christ the King
On Sunday 24th November we celebrate the solemnity of Christ the King and Youth Sunday.
Kathryn Turner writes about Prayer in November, traditionally the month in which we remember those who have died.
Apostleship of the Sea: Life at Sea
The challenges faced by seafarers whilst working on board ships has been highlighted in this short film by AoS outlining the work of the Tyne Port Chaplain.
Best Modern Churches Awards
Our Lady and St Columba's Church in Wallsend is in the running for the Best Modern Churches Awards after being selected from a long list of 200 buildings. See Video and report on SkyNews.
Synod of Bishops on the Family 2014
Family life will be the focus of an extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops that will meet at the Vatican in 2014. In preparation for this the Vatican has sent out a questionnaire.
Baptism Day - change of venue
Diocesan Sacramental Day - Baptism on the 16th November new venue: St Charles’, Gosforth
Clergy Ongoing Formation - New Programme 2013-14
October - Month of the Rosary
Kathryn Turner writes about Prayer in October
Fr Brian McNamara RIP
Sadly Fr Brian McNamara died late Monday night, 14th October; he was 81 years of age.
Requiescat in pace.
World Mission Sunday 20 Oct
Sunday 20 October is a Day of Special Prayer for the Evangelisation of the World
- World Mission Sunday.
Diocesan Multicultural Festival - Saturday 12th October
Marian Day Sunday 13th October
Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Consecration Prayer for parishes who would like to be associated with the event.
St Mary's Cathedral
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Durham Cathedral
Diocesan Day with Fr Richard Leonard SJ
Recent day looking at "Where the Hell is God?" and "Why Bother Praying?", with Fr Richard Leonard SJ.
Candidacy Mass 2013: Peter Linsley and Martin Bell are accepted and welcomed into the training cycle for the Permanent Diaconate.
Training for deacons and their wives: Eleven trainee deacons and wives came together for their 'Introduction to the Year', weekend of 27-29th Sept.
Read latest RCIA newsletter with notes on readings, prayer and including a prayer card.
Young Adults' Prayer Group
Young Adults' Prayer Group (18-30) meets the first & third Monday of every month in St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle at 7pm.
St Cuthberts Care
The Chief Executive of St Cuthberts Care, Austin Donohoe, will retire at Easter next year. In a press release, Fr Michael Campion, Chairman of St Cuthberts Care, expresses the gratitude of the Directors for the work of Austin Donohoe, and for the highly professional and skilled service St Cuthberts Care now offers on behalf of the Diocese to the vulnerable people of our region.
Diocesan Justice and Peace
Justice and Peace Assembly and AGM on 26th October.
World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel
Ecumenical Service 26 September
Northern Cross Communicators’ Mass 2013
Home Mission Sunday
Prayers for Peace
More than a hundred thousand people gathered in St Peter's Square on Saturday in response to Pope Francis' appeal for the world to unite in prayer.
Diocesan Department for Interreligious Relations visit to the exhibition with friends from other faiths.
Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage
Lourdes Sermons (new)
Other local events connected to the Lindisfarne Gospels
Prayers for Peace
Pope Francis calls for the world to unite in a world day of fasting and prayer for peace this Saturday
The September issue of the Northern Cross is out now, and available in your local church.