Day for Life – 26 July 2015

The day in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life and praying for the protection of human life.   This year we look at how to cherish life while we can and accept death when it comes. www.dayforlife.org There will be a mandatory second...

A new safeguarding e-learning programme

The Catholic Church in England and Wales is possibly the first Church in the UK, or indeed the world, to offer safeguarding e-learning to every parishioner free of charge. Do you work with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerable? Are you a parent who...

Bishop welcomes Laudato Sii encyclical

Bishop of Middlesbrough Terence Patrick Drainey today welcomed the Papal Encyclical on the environment by inviting people to share responsibility for the world around us. Speaking as Pope Francis’ long awaited document was made public, Bishop Terry said we can all...

New Opera’s Middlesbrough Premiere

  This Saturday (June 20th) at 7pm, a spectacular new opera, especially written to commemorate the 800th anniversary of King John’s sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede, will be performed at Sain t Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesbrough. In an historic and exciting...

Father Frankie Tops Variety Bill

A former comedian who became a priest is helping to raise funds for the Diocese of Middlesbrough Lourdes Fund. Father Frankie Mulgrew, son of top Irish comic Jimmy Cricket, studied theology at Ushaw College and Durham University before being ordained a priest in...

Rievaulx Abbey Altar Rededicated

On 4th June 2015, the traditional feast of Corpus Christi, a special service took place to re-dedicate the high altar in the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in the North York Moors National Park. A number of Carmelites were among the ecumenical worshippers taking part. An...

Bishop speaks out

The Catholic Social Action Network have sent a letter to the press on this Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker signed by it’s Chair, Bishop Terence Drainey. It reads:   “SIR – today marks the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker, the day when we celebrate the...

New Church for Ingelby Barwick

After holding services in a school and other venues for 20 years, the parish of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux in Ingleby Barwick is to get its own church at last. The distinctive design includes a large number of windows, creating a bright area for worship. There will also...

Big Year for Lourdes Pilgrimage

The organisers of next month’s Middlesbrough Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes are expecting one of their busiest ever weeks at the French shrine after a big surge in bookings. Each year since 1953, hundreds of people from the Diocese have visited the site where the...