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  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2014

    This year’s annual pilgrimage to Walsingham with Bishop Terence takes place 11-12 October. We have 90 places booked and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. This year there are a few en-suite rooms which are available for an extra charge. The basic cost is £75 which includes return coach fare, [...]

  • Upcoming Ushaw Lectures

    The Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham has further Lectures to be held at Ushaw College. Please see the flyer below for further details.
    Ushaw Lectures Easter II

  • A Small Step!

    The Bishop of Middlesbrough has responded to a request from Pope Francis by opening churches for Confessions in Middlesbrough, York and Hull on Saturday 29 March for a period of thirty-six hours in total.
    The request has been addressed to every Bishop in the world to ensure at least one church in their care remains open [...]

  • Bishop’s Letter to the Tablet

    The Bishop of Middlesbrough has sent a letter to the Editor of the Tablet following the publication of an article entitled “England and Wales bishops give voice to radical hopes for Vatican’s synod on the family”
    The text of the letter is as follows:
    I am very grateful that you were able to publish the full comments [...]

  • Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking

    The Catholic Church in England and Wales observes the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, 8th February, as a Day of Prayer for Victims of Trafficking and those who work to combat it.
    ST JOSEPHINE BAKHITA
    ‘The Lucky One’
    Born: 1869 Darfur, Sudan
    Died: 8 February 1947 Italy
    O God, who led Saint Josephine Bakhita from abject slavery to the dignity [...]

  • Archbishop named a Cardinal by the Holy Father

    His Holiness Pope Francis, announced that the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, Archbishop Nichols will be made a Cardinal at the next consistory on 22 February 2014. The announcement came during Pope Francis’ Angelus in St Peters Square this morning, 12 January, in which he created 15 more elector cardinals and three non-elector [...]

  • Father Dermot Nunan RIP

    Father Dermot Nunan, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Church, Lobster Road, Redcar died on Monday 30th December 2013 after a relatively short but severe illness.  Father Nunan was born in Quianna, Limerick on 18th August 1941 to parents Thomas and Bridget, and was the youngest of seven children: Catherine, Margaret, John, Criena, Con and Tom.  [...]

  • Feast of the Holy Family

    Dear Sisters and Brothers,
    Wives, give way to your husbands, as you should in the Lord.  Husbands love your wives, and treat them with gentleness.  Children, be obedient to your parents always, because that is what will please the Lord.  Parents never drive your children to resentment or you will make them feel frustrated.
    Nice thoughts aren’t [...]

  • Synod 2014 – Questionnaire

    Synod 2014 – Questionnaire:  Some people might find the following version of the Synod on the Family-Simplified Questionnaire for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in 2014 more direct and user friendly.
    If you are from the Middlesbrough Diocese please forward your responses to:
    Katherine McKeown,
    Diocese of Middlesbrough,
    Curial Office,
    50a The Avenue,
    Linthorpe,
    Middlesbrough, TS5 6QT.