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  • World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2014

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we are praying for vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our diocese. I suspect that many of you are thinking to yourselves, ‘We are always praying for vocations; we never stop’. However, we must not lose heart in this endeavour because we know that it is a command […]

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  • Divine Mercy Sunday 2014

    Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am well aware of the reality of sin not only notionally but also from a very personal point of view; I bump into it at regular intervals each day. I find myself debating in my mind and heart. “I know what the right thing to do is, what the choice […]

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  • Lent 2014

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, When you set out on a journey it is very important to have a good idea of where you are headed, otherwise you might end up going round in circles and get nowhere in the end! So, where are you headed this Lent? Do you know? Have you got a map; […]

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  • Advent 2013

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, This year we begin Advent in good company. Throughout this season, and indeed the whole of this liturgical year we will be guided and fed by St Matthew’s Gospel. Matthew presents us with Jesus who is the great teacher. As the Patriarchs of old taught the meaning and the implications of […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • First Sunday of Lent 2013

    Dear Sisters and Brothers Lent is always a gift to us, if we are willing to accept it. But in this Year of Faith it could be the best gift, the timeliest gift, the gift we desperately need, whether we realise it or not. I suppose the fundamental questions to ask oneself at this special […]

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  • Christmas – Emmanuel, God is with us

    Bishop Terry Drainey and members of the Middlesbrough Diocesan Women’s Commission have recorded a series of podcasts for Advent and Christmas 2012. Use the player below to listen to the podcast for Christmas. The theme is ‘Emmanuel, God is with us’.

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  • 4th Sunday of Advent – Stillness Watching Waiting

    Bishop Terry Drainey and members of the Middlesbrough Diocesan Women’s Commission have recorded a series of podcasts for Advent and Christmas 2012. Use the player below to listen to the podcast for the fourth Sunday of Advent. The theme is ‘Stillness Watching Waiting’.

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  • 3rd Sunday of Advent – How do I proclaim the Lord in my life?

    Bishop Terry Drainey and members of the Middlesbrough Diocesan Women’s Commission have recorded a series of podcasts for Advent and Christmas 2012. Use the player below to listen to the podcast for the third Sunday of Advent. The theme is ‘How do I proclaim the Lord in my life?’.

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  • 2nd Sunday of Advent – Healing, letting go of the old

    Bishop Terry Drainey and members of the Middlesbrough Diocesan Women’s Commission have recorded a series of podcasts for Advent and Christmas 2012. Use the player below to listen to the podcast for the second Sunday of Advent. The theme is ‘Healing, letting go of the old’.

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