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...

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...

Venerable Marie Madeleine d’Houet

Mass to Celebrate the Life, Work and Legacy of Venerable le Marie Madeleine d’Houet St Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesbrough – 5 April 2008 Welcome one and all for our celebration today. We come together to bless the God of all things who is the doer of great deeds...

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...

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....