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.


Family Parade & Climate March Sunday 29 November

Join North East Call to Action on Global Poverty and Climate Change at  Princess Square, Newcastle on Sunday 29 November at 1.30pm for its Family Parade and Climate March.

  • There will be face painting and placard making for children from 1.30pm
  • The March will begin at 2.00pm in Princess Square and culminate at Newcastle Civic Centre (about 400 yards in all)
  • Closing address will be given by John Grundy (patron of North East Call to Action)

Climate change affects us all but none more so than our vulnerable sisters and brothers in the developing world who will be drastically affected by climate change.

Join North East Call to Action and make your voice heard along with the millions of others who will be doing the same on the eve the Climate Conference in Paris. let’s speak out for a sustainable future for all people!

For further information visit:

Let the organisers know that you are planning to attend by emailing



Francisco Huanca Lima, 52yrs (also known as Don Pancho) explaining to CENDA staff member Zenovio Siles about natural indicators to help predict the weather, with nephews Moses Gusada Mamani, 13yrs, and Samuel Pampa, 9yrs. (Dado Galdieri)

Harvest Fast Day, Friday 2nd October 2015

Harvest Fast Day, Friday, 2nd October 2015 is quickly approaching. Will you be ready to make the most of it? This Harvest, CAFOD will be focussing on Niger, the poorest country in the world!


 Hamani Fodi with his wife Ramatu Harouna outside their home. Hamani and Ramatu can normally harvest enough millet and beans to feed their family through the year. But after a disastrous harvest in October 2011, the family has almost run out of food. (Photo: Nick Harrop)

Come and join us at St Hilda’s Diocesan Resource Centre, 391 West Road, Newcastle from 1.00pm to 3.00pm or 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Thursday 17 September to find out more about life in Niger and hear more of Hamani and Ramatu’s experiences and some of the people CAFOD’s work is supporting.

You will also find out about what you can do to help and you will get to meet some of our great volunteers.  We need your support!

The sessions will be facilitated by Jeremy Cain and David Cross (CAFOD Hexham & Newcastle Community Participation Coordinators) and Daniel Collins (CAFOD’s “Hands On” Programme).

Entry is free. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Please let us know if you are able to come along by emailing:   or phoning 0191 384 4847