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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Liturgy: Courses and Events

Upcoming Events

Days of Reflection

Day of Reflection for All Ministers

“Serve the Lord with Gladness”, led by Fr. Andrew Downie.

On Saturday 29 September 2018 from 10.30am to 3.30pm being held at Ushaw College, Durham DH7 7DW.

This event is now fully booked.


Day of Reflection for Lay Leaders

“Gather my People”, led by Fr. Michael McCoy.

On Saturday 3 November 2018 from 10.30am to 3.30pm being held at St. Hilda’s Resource Centre, West Road, Newcastle NE15 7PY.

Complete and return the booking form.

 

Day of Reflection and ongoing formation for Funeral Assistants

“In Sure and Certain Hope”, led by Joe James.

On Saturday 26 January 2019 from 10.30am to 3.30pm being held at St. Hilda’s Resource Centre, West Road, Newcastle NE15 7PY.

Complete and return the booking form.


Adoremus Eucharistic Congress

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September 2018. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.

The Eucharistic Congress has been given the title Adoremus ('Let us Adore'). Every diocese in England and Wales will take part.

For more information please visit our 'National Liturgical Events' page for details on how you can participate.


Upcoming Courses

Please note that all the following training courses must be applied for through your parish priest.

New Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

St. Thomas Aquinas, North Road, Darlington DL1 2PU

Tuesdays 11 and 18 September 2018 and Saturday 22 September 2018.

St. Mary's, Hencotes, Hexham NE46 2EB

Thursdays 27 September and 4 October 2018 and Saturday 13 October 2018.

St. Joseph Parish Hall, Walker Terrace, Gateshead NE8 1LX

Wednesdays 7 and 14 November 2018 and Saturday 17 November 2018.

For further information, time of sessions and booking, please contact your parish priest.


New Lay Leaders of Celebrations in the absence of a Priest

St. Hilda’s Resource Centre, West Road, Newcastle NE15 7PY.

Mondays 1 October, 8, 15, 22 and 29 October 2018 and Saturday 27 October 2018.

Commissioning Mass Monday 5 November 2018.

For further information, time of sessions and booking, please contact your parish priest.

Please note that training courses for Lay Leaders and Extraordinary Ministers are run over multiple dates and attendance at all the sessions is necessary in order to be commissioned. If necessary, a participant can fill in corresponding sessions by attending another course venue elsewhere in the diocese, when they occur, to complete the series.


Lay Readers of the Word of God

St. Aloysius, Prince Consort Road, Hebburn NE31 1BE

Monday 19 November 2018 and Saturday 24 November 2018.

For further information, time of sessions and booking, please contact your parish priest.


Sacristans

St. Bede’s Hall, Chapel Road, Jarrow NE32 3LX

Tuesday 27 November 2018.

For further information, time of sessions and booking, please contact your parish priest.


See also Children's Liturgy - details of Children's Liturgy Events

For details of Courses involving Music see Diocesan Church Music Courses