Hymn-writer’s Life In The Spotlight

Hymn-writer’s Life In The Spotlight

Journalist and writer Veronica Whitty will give a talk entitled “Gentle as silence: the life and hymns of Estelle White” at this month’s meeting of Cleveland Newman Circle. Veronica leads Enneagram and dream workshops in the UK and abroad and as a teenager she...
New Students Wanted For Pastoral Ministry Course

New Students Wanted For Pastoral Ministry Course

A North Yorkshire parishioner’s experiences while studying for a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry have spurred her on to volunteer as a bereavement counsellor. The course is a customised professional development programme offered by Loyola University Chicago in...
How You Can Support World Mission Day

How You Can Support World Mission Day

Sunday October 21 is World Mission Day, which the Church traditionally sets aside to support the work of Missio, writes CANON MICHAEL LOUGHLIN. Missio is the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission and is part of the worldwide network of Pontifical Mission...
Celebrating Creation Time In Our Diocese

Celebrating Creation Time In Our Diocese

Christians are encouraged to pray and care for the world around us each year during Creation Time from September 1 to October 4 (the Feast of St Francis). This year CaFE (Catholic Faith Exploration) has produced a new film-based resource for parishes, groups and...
Carmelite Nuns Hold Information Day

Carmelite Nuns Hold Information Day

The Carmelite nuns at Thicket Priory in York are holding an information day for people interested in learning more about the contemplative life. “A lot of people ask about our life here, from the curious to those actively discerning a religious vocation,” said Mother...
Joyful Return For Bishop John

Joyful Return For Bishop John

The forecast rain held off as Bishop Emeritus John Crowley returned to the diocese as principal celebrant for our annual Assumption Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace. Around 250 hardy pilgrims braved the difficult conditions on the climb to the Lady...
Half A Million Book Dublin Papal Mass Tickets

Half A Million Book Dublin Papal Mass Tickets

All 500,000 tickets for the closing Mass World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday August 26 have been booked out.  Father Timothy Bartlett, secretary general of WMOF2018, said he wasn’t surprised at the huge level of interest in the event....
Book Now For Walsingham Pilgrimage

Book Now For Walsingham Pilgrimage

Bishop Terry invites you to join him for the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham, from Saturday October 27 to Sunday October 28. The cost is £85 per person, including return transport, evening meal, B&B and Sunday lunch. Some ensuite rooms are available for...
Remembering Seafarers On Sea Sunday

Remembering Seafarers On Sea Sunday

July 8 is Sea Sunday, when the Church asks us to pray for seafarers and support the work of AoS, whose chaplains and ship visitors provide practical and pastoral help in ports around the coast of Britain… Visiting a supermarket is a task we all take for granted....
Sun Shines On Postgate Pilgrims

Sun Shines On Postgate Pilgrims

Hundreds of pilgrims came from all over the diocese to the annual Postgate Rally in honour of the English and Welsh Martyrs and Blessed Nicholas Postgate. The rally takes place in Egton Bridge and Ugthorpe in alternate years and this time was held in Ugthorpe, which...
Sharing The Journey Around The Diocese                                                                                

Sharing The Journey Around The Diocese                                                                                

Many of our parishes have been organising Share the Journey walks to support the global Share the Journey campaign led by Pope Francis and Caritas Internationalis and stand up for the rights of refugees and migrants. Scarborough Catholic Parishes’ confirmation...
Environment Policy Launches In York

Environment Policy Launches In York

Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, the Diocese of Middlesbrough Justice and Peace Commission has launched its environment policy at All Saints’ School in York. The event contributed to activities around the globe for Earth Day on April 22 and the...
New Website For Postgate Society

New Website For Postgate Society

The Postgate Society, which aims to spread knowledge of and devotion to Martyr of the Moors Blessed Nicholas Postgate, has launched a new website. As well as giving a detailed account of the life of Blessed Nicholas Postgate, it contains information about the...
‘Rejoice And Be Glad!’

‘Rejoice And Be Glad!’

Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate or “Rejoice and be Glad” is now available from the Vatican website. He states in his introduction: “My modest goal is to re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own...
Could You Help CAFOD?

Could You Help CAFOD?

CAFOD Middlesbrough has the following volunteer opportunities… Office volunteers Office volunteers are key members of our volunteering team, helping to ensure the smooth running of the local volunteer centre. By keeping our records of school, parish and volunteer...
Become A Friend Of The Lady Chapel

Become A Friend Of The Lady Chapel

People of faith in our diocese and beyond are being invited to play a part in helping to preserve and promote the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace at Osmotherley. New members are being sought for the Friends of the Lady Chapel, which was launched by Bishop Terry in...
Three Decades Of Service

Three Decades Of Service

A much-loved priest who spent 32 years at St Paulinus in York from its foundation as a parish has died in Ireland at the age of 94. Father Pat Grant was born in Thurles, Co Tipperary, on November 14 1923 and attended St Patrick’s Seminary in his hometown. He was...
Opportunities For Young People With CAFOD

Opportunities For Young People With CAFOD

Calling young people aged 18 to 30! CAFOD is looking for volunteer climate champions to take part in an international workshop in summer 2018 on sustainability with other Catholic young people from across Europe. The Catholic charity is also offering a free one-day...
Families Invited To World Meeting

Families Invited To World Meeting

Catholics from England and Wales are invited to visit Dublin for the ninth World Meeting of Families, which takes place from August 21 to 26. Pope Francis is expected to attend the meeting, which has the theme of “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”....
Could You Volunteer For CAFOD?

Could You Volunteer For CAFOD?

Could you help CAFOD’s mission in the Diocese of Middlesbrough by becoming an administrative volunteer? These people play a vital role in helping CAFOD work with thousands of communities across England and Wales. They are often based in a centre in their area and work...
Uniting The World In Prayers For Peace

Uniting The World In Prayers For Peace

Pope Francis is asking all people of goodwill to join him in a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace for the people of all war-torn nations. And Deacon Jon Dal Din, director of Westminster’s Interfaith agency, is suggesting that Catholics could invite other...
CAFOD Appeals For Love and Compassion This Lent

CAFOD Appeals For Love and Compassion This Lent

This Lent CAFOD is inviting supporters to express their love and compassion for our global family through prayer, fasting and giving. The charity has been awarded matched funding for the Lent Family Fast Day appeal, which means donations made between February 13 and...
Thank You From Bishop Terry

Thank You From Bishop Terry

I would just like to say a great thank you to everyone who has been praying for me over these last weeks since my accident. As you will probably know, I slipped on the ice while out walking the week before Christmas and severed the tendon in my knee. This required an...

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