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  • The Second Lourdes Hospitalité Summer Ball

    The Second Lourdes Hospitalité Summer Ball took place on Friday 31st August at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. It was attended by 171 guests who were served with a welcome drink, a tremendous three course meal followed by coffee, and a superb night of live entertainment supplied by Jeremy McMurray and friends supported by Evelyn from [...]

  • View from a Seminarian

    Being a student in Rome means that you have the amazing privilege of being close to the Holy Father. After a year, I still haven’t got over the fact that I can walk out of the English College after Mass on a Sunday to see, listen to, and pray with the Pope at the Angelus. [...]

  • Father Edmund Hatton RIP

    Father Edmund Hatton, Benedictine monk of Ampleforth Abbey who among his many roles spent more than 30 years revolutionizing and tending Ampleforth’s orchards, died peacefully at Ampleforth Abbey in Yorkshire on Friday 31st August 2012 at the age of 90.
    Christopher Hatton (Edmund was his monastic name) was born in West Malling where his father, Sir [...]

  • Catholic Women’s League

    The members of the Middlesbrough Branch of the Catholic Women’s League have two dates to look forward to in October. The Branch Meeting at St Joseph’s in Hull on Saturday 6th October starting with Holy Mass at 11.30 am. The following weekend, 12th to 14th October, many members will be attending the National AGM at [...]

  • A Knight to remember!

    Knights of St Columba, their friends and families will mark nine decades of Charity, Unity and Fraternity in Middlesbrough with a celebratory dinner at the Riverside Stadium on 12th October.
    It’s 90 years since Council 29 was established in the town, and since then hundreds of men have played their part in supporting the Church’s mission [...]

  • Ordination to the Diaconate of James Benfield

    James Benfield, 38, was ordained to the Diaconate for the Diocese of Middlesbrough at St Mary’s College, Oscott on Saturday 30th June. James is originally from St Bernadette’s Parish, Nunthorpe. He is the son of parishioners Paul and Anthea Benfield. As an adult, he lived in St Francis of Assisi Parish, Acklam.
    James began his priestly [...]

  • Cleveland Newman Circle

    On Wednesday 19th September 2012
    in the Meeting Room of St Bernadette’s, Nunthorpe
    at 7.45 pm (coffee from 7.30 pm)
    Very Rev Canon Michael Bayldon
    will speak on
    Schools established for a nascent and wobbly 19th Century Church have had to change in the light of modern educational and schooling reforms. They can [...]

  • Father John Dear SJ at York St John University

    Father John Dear SJ at York St John University  Wednesday 5th September at 7.00 pm The Cost of Peace Violence or the Non-Violent Jesus? 
    Father John Dear SJ, an internationally recognised voice for peace and non-violence, is coming to England this summer.
    A Jesuit priest, pastor, peacemaker, retreat leader, and author, he travels the world teaching the [...]

  • Summertime Special 2012

    Summertime Special will be returning to the stage in July 2012.
    The proceeds of the Summertime Special are being divided three ways between The Lourdes Sick Fund, The Cathedral 25th Anniversary Appeal and the Children’s Orphanage in the Holy Land.
    Please see the poster below for more details. Click here to download a poster