Monthly Archives: June 2012

  • Christian Action for Climate Change – Online Survey

    In the January edition of the Voice, we included information on a significant event at York Minster on Saturday 21st April. We now include the link to the online questionnaire which we would like you to encourage everyone to complete. Results will be collated and announced at the York Minster event.
    Archbishop John Sentamu and Bishop [...]

  • Grand Raffle in aid of MYMission – The Winners

    The ongoing work of the Diocesan Development Group and the Catenian Association to support the Diocesan Youth Mission Team has included a grand raffle.
    The winning tickets were drawn at the Catenian Annual Clergy Dinner on Friday 20th January at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.
    The winners are:

    1st Prize: Mr. John Lagan from Sacred Heart, Northallerton
    2nd Prize: Mr. [...]

  • Mission Completed for Ten Grand Fundraisers!

    A group of saddle-sore cyclists have raised £6,000 through a 180-mile coast-to-coast bike ride – despite admitting that none of them knew how to repair a puncture or fix a chain!
    The six-strong Teesside group travelled from Cumbria’s Walney Island on the west coast to Whitby on the east coast in just two-and-a-half days as part [...]

  • Holy Land, Holy Places, Holy People – Middlesbrough Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 4th to 11th March in the ‘Year of Faith’ 2013

    Part of my remit in terms of Spirituality and Worship is to look further than the home base to enhance our faith experience – through our vast faith history as well as modern teaching. To this end, Bishop Terence has agreed to lead what will be his first major Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land [...]

  • Easter Preparation at St Mary’s Cathedral

    Sung Evening Vespers with Benediction each Wednesday at 6.00 pm followed at 6.30 pm by Sung Station Masses during Lent.
    Why not make this your preparation for Easter?
    With Middlesbrough Ladies Schola Cantorum
    Everyone most welcome!

  • From our own correspondent…

    Around 12 years ago, Father Michael O’Connor asked me if I was interested in doing something to help pass the time now that I was officially retired. Retired! Well I was working part-time for Hull Daily Mail, a governor of St Richard’s Primary School, and about to start my own business as a marketing consultant. [...]

  • Lourdes Theme 2012 – With Bernadette, Praying the Rosary

    Every year, the Sanctuary of Lourdes set a pastoral theme for pilgrimages to focus on. For the last three years, the themes have been centred around prayer. The Lourdes Theme for 2012 is With Bernadette Praying the Rosary. The theme is the final part of the three year prayer theme. The theme aims to put [...]

  • Action For Our Young People

    Diocesan Youth Chaplain, Fr Paul Farrer, has written an article on the the effects of economic downturn for the young people in our own Diocese
    Credit researchers Experian report that Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Hull all make the top 10 places hardest hit by the economic downturn. They predict 10 years of hurt.
    Our young [...]

  • Bridging the Gap – Tackling Poverty Together

    The Trinity Centre, North Ormesby, are hosting Bridging The Gap on Thursday 23rd February, 9.30 am – 3.00 pm. It is a conference for all those concerned about the Christian response to those experiencing poverty in our communities. The income gap between rich and poor continues to grow in Britain. The scale and spread of [...]

  • The Uses of Scripture in Catholic Prayer, Practice and Theology

    A Study Day for Clergy, Laity, and Students of Theology
    Hosted by:
    The Centre for Catholic Studies (Durham University)
    The Newman Association
    The Education Service of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
    Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain
    Speakers
    Prof. Lewis Ayres
    The Reginald Fuller Memorial Lecture
    Dr Richard Briggs
    Dr Nicholas King, SJ
    The Most Rev. Bernard Longley
    Sr Dr Patricia McDonald, SHCJ
    Fr Sean Maher
    Sr Prof. [...]