Romero Anniversary Mass

Picture1Join parishioners of St Mary’s Hencotes, Hexham NE46 2EB 10.00am, Sunday 22 October

For their Mass to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero.

Tea/coffee and cake will be served afterwards along with a showing of the film “Romero”.

All are most welcome to attend.

 

Secondary Schools Come Together For Young Leaders Programme

Secondary schools from across the diocese came together for the second year of our CAFOD Young Leaders programme. 

Young Leaders September

Schools from across the Hexham and Newcastle diocese gathered together

The schools gathered at St Mary’s Catholic School in Longbenton on Thursday September 28 for the first of three training days.

The programme offers students an opportunity to take the lead by volunteering for CAFOD and make a difference by fighting poverty and injustice.

Young Leaders helps to bring alive Catholic social teaching in practical ways.

Young Leaders September (2)

There were pupils from Year 7 up to Year 11 involved

The training, delivered by Sarah Burrows from CAFOD, offered students a great chance to meet new people and gain confidence, skills and experience.

Our next training day is in January 2018 at St John’s secondary school in Bishop Auckland.

To find out more about the Young Leaders programme, visit our website.

Ryton Churches Together raise funds for CAFOD

Karen Kelly, from of St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas, Stella, explains how three local denominations came together for Lent and raised some valuable funds for CAFOD.

When it comes to global justice, we’re all in the same boat!

“Catholics, Anglicans and Methodists met weekly over five weeks of Lent to hear a short talk about the ‘I Am’ sayings of Jesus. The Methodist Church provided the use of their hall and kitchen and each denomination prepared soup, sandwiches and cake, giving us an opportunity to discuss what we had heard and share time together over some excellent food!

As ever, we were sad when the Lenten series of lunches came to an end, having found the time together really worthwhile, but we were happy to have also raised £267.13 for CAFOD raised by donations from those who attended.”

As the Christian community of Ryton have shown so wonderfully, Churches Together groups can be a fantastic way to bring our work for global justice to a wider audience. As we prepare to launch our latest campaign, how about getting together with some of your fellow Christians to maximise your impact? Let us know how you get on!