Power To Be: Pilgrimage to Holy Island

The countdown to CAFOD’s Power To Be Pilgrimage to Holy Island has now beganPower to the people.

There is just fifteen days to go. We invite CAFOD volunteers from around the region to join us. Bring a group of people from your parish or just bring a friend. everyone is welcome.

Our walk across the sands begins at 1.00pm and you are asked to meet at the starting point (which will be clearly marked) at 12.45pm.  If you are unable to walk across the causeway then there is a liturgy in St Aidan’s RC Church at 1.30pm. Then there is our Mass of Thanksgiving at 4.00pm which will be celebrated by Fr Chris Hughes.

Come and join us.

Sign our Power To be Campaign action card.

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mass-of-thanksgiving-for-volunteers-holy-island-tickets-33241373844?aff=erelpanelorg

International social in aid of CAFOD, 7.00pm, Friday 31 March 2017

south-sudan-east-africa-crisis-appeal-foodThe Catholic Society are organising a social on Friday 31st March at 7pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Bridge Street, Sunderland SE1 1TQ

The Society invite all students as well as parishioners of St. Mary’s and St. Cecilia’s to come along for this ‘International Celebration’.

Dishes from around the world will be provided, (but please feel free to bring a dish).

Come and celebrate the great diversity of our parishes with music, games and prizes.

Tickets are £3 and all money raised will go to CAFOD. http://www.cafod.org.uk

Tickets on sale after 10.30am Mass or you can pay at the door.

Hope to see you all there.

For further information and tickets contact Adrian Brookes on 07835815007

We need you!


CAFOD in Hexham and Newcastle is seeking volunteers to help us to promote our programme of Regular Giving and Legacies to individuals, groups and parishes in the diocese. Full training will be given. If you have some spare time then this could be for you.

This is an exciting volunteering opportunity that will give the right person or people the chance to use their interpersonal and communication skills. The role will help to transform the lives of some of the poorest people in the world through promoting our regular giving schemes and legacy gifts. These are an increasingly important way of providing the funds to carry out our vital work. They allow us to plan ahead and commit to work with partners and beneficiaries, secure in the knowledge that the funds will be available.

To find out more contact the CAFOD in Hexham and Newcastle Volunteer Centre on 0191 384 4847 or email: hexhamandnewcastle@cafod.org.uk