Tag Archives: Middlesbrough

  • Christmas Midnight Mass

    December 2008 Middlesbrough Cathedral One of the things I love about Christmas is to be able to settle down to a really enjoyable film. I am a great Indiana Jones’ fan. I know it is old hat, but my favourite is “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. It combines the typical themes of all Indy’s films; […]

  • Advent Carol Service

    15 December 2008 Teesside University – All Saints Church, Middlesbrough Can I make a terrible heartfelt confession to you all – I do feel awfully ashamed of myself, standing here, festooned in all this fine ecclesiastical regalia. And here you are all gathered in this beautiful setting listening to the wonderful readings, the carefully prepared […]

  • Good Friday, 21 March 2008

    St Mary’s Cathedral Near the Cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, Woman, this is your son. Then to the disciple he said, this is your mother. […]

  • Mass of Chrism, 2008

    18th March 2008 At our baptism we were made part of God’s priestly people and we were called by the Son to serve his God and Father in the power of the Spirit. Trusting in his mercy, we confess our sins to the Lord. You are the Rock who saves us. Lord, have mercy. Your […]

  • Palm Sunday, 16 March 2008

    St Mary’s Cathedral It is a terrible thing to be let down by your friends. After all, when the chips are down, when everyone else has walked away, it’s your friends you would expect to offer you a helping hand. They are the ones who support you, lift you up, dust you down and set […]

  • St John Bosco – Middlesbrough

    This evening we celebrate the feast of St John Bosco who was born near Turin in 1815. He became a priest and devoted his life to the education of young people and founded a religious congregation to bring them up in the Christian way of life. The order he founded is known as the Salesians […]