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Organ Recital at Ushaw College.

First in a series of organ recitals at Ushaw College - 17 January 2015. Admission is £6.00 at the door. The chapels, café and gift shop are open from 1.00pm - 4.30pm.





Faith Based Pub Talks

Sunderland City Centre 18th January: 18 Jan - "What if Aliens Exist" Rev. Dr. David Wilkinson




PeaceSunday: 18 Jan 2015

The theme chosen by Pope Francis this year is "Slaves no more but brothers and sisters". Pax Christi have produced Liturgy and reflection materials to support parishes in celebrating the day.




Concert for Iraqi Christians In Need

There will be second piano & organ recital, this time at St. Cuthbert's RC Church North Shields on, 9th January 2015 in aid of the UK-registered charity, Iraqi Christians In Need.

See details and report of first concert.



Call to Prayer

See photos and listen to audio from the Forward Together in Hope reflection on December 2nd at St Mary's Cathedral, and at Hartlepool on 10th December.


Year to Celebrate Consecrated Life

Bishop Seamus was the Main Celebrant at a Mass to open the Year celebrating Consecrated Life recently.

See photos and listen to address by Sr Barbara Carroll and Homily by Bishop Seamus.


Ecumenical Service

Ecumenical Service celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II Decree - see photos and listen to address