Middlesbrough Diocese http://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk The Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:11:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Bishop Terry shares a message from the Popehttp://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk/archives/8179 http://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk/archives/8179#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:08:19 +0000 http://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk/?p=8179 flame2As Bishop for Youth, Bishop Terry Drainey delivered a message from Pope Francis to 8000 young people gathered for the Flame2 youth event at Wembley Arena last weekend:

‘His Holiness Pope Francis presents His special greetings to all those persons who are participating in Flame2. Speaking to young people during his recent Apostolic Visit to the Philippines, the Holy Father affirmed: “God surprises us. Let us allow ourselves to be surprised by God. Let us not have the psychology of a computer, thinking that we know everything. What do I mean? Think for a moment. The computer has all the answers, never a surprise. In the challenge of love, God surprises us. Let yourselves be surprised by God: Don’t be afraid. True love makes your heart burn within you. Think of Saint Francis; he left everything, he died with empty hands, but, with a full heart. So, be wise; think well, feel well and act well. Let yourselves be surprised by God’s love, then go and set the world aflame with that love. I want to encourage you as Christian citizens to offer yourselves passionately and honestly to the great work of renewing your society and helping to build a better world. His Holiness imparts to all participants in Flame2 and their families and loved ones a special Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of abundant graces from Our Blessed Lord.’

For a full write up on the event, see the April edition of the Middlesbrough Catholic Voice.


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Cathedral’s Summer Recital Serieshttp://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk/archives/8045 http://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk/archives/8045#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:17:39 +0000 http://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk/?p=8045 Visitors to Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Middlesbrough can enjoy a series of lunchtime recitals from some of the country’s leading musicians this summer.

The Tuesday lunchtime recital series will take place each week starting on May 5 with the visit of renowned trumpeter Simon Desbruslais, accompanied by organist Clive Harries.

Simon Desbruslais came to international prominence with the first ever recording of Hertel’s Third Trumpet Concerto on the natural trumpet. This was followed by new trumpet concertos from John McCabe, Robert Saxton and Deborah Pritchard, all recorded for Signum Classics.

Simon has given live broadcasts and recordings of contemporary British music for BBC1 and BBC Radio 4 to millions of listeners worldwide. For more information, visit www.simondesbruslais.com

The schedule also includes recitals from popular British classical guitarist Jonathan Richards and organists Peter Swift and Jack Thompson.

Recitals begin at 12.45pm each Tuesday. Admission is free, although voluntary donations are welcome, with a suggested minimum donation of £3.


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Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of Prayer for the Sickhttp://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk/archives/7720 http://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk/archives/7720#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:40:21 +0000 http://middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk/?p=7720 The Diocesan Lourdes Hospitalite have organised a Mass in Saint Mary’s Cathedral on Wednesday 11 February at 7.00 pm for all Lourdes Pilgrims, past, present and future and for anyone else who would like to join them.

Mass will be followed by refreshments in the Cathedral Hall. All are welcome.

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