Children From Eight Schools Gather For Young Leaders Event

Young people from eight Catholic schools across the Hexham and Newcastle diocese joined together for a Young Leaders event run by CAFOD aimed at improving leadership skills and teamwork.

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Children from eight schools were at the Young Leaders event

The schoolchildren gathered at the Diocesan Youth Village in Consett and also learned more about CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign.

The day of celebration, held on Tuesday July 4, was the third and final time the secondary school pupils met with CAFOD this year.

Pupils from Saint Benet Biscop in Bedlington, Saint Anthony’s in Sunderland, Saint Joseph’s in Hebburn, Saint Leonard’s in Durham, Saint Robert’s in Washington, Saint Mary’s in Newcastle, Saint Mary’s in Gateshead and Saint John’s in Bishop Auckland were all present.

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Volunteers and Supporters Enjoy Annual Holy Island Pilgrimage

More than 100 CAFOD supporters and volunteers came together for the annual Holy Island pilgrimage on Saturday July 1.

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Pilgrims crossing the causeway at Holy Island

Plenty of the pilgrims walked around three miles across the causeway in support of the Power to Be campaign.

 A Mass of Thanksgiving was then held in the Priory Church, celebrated by Father Chris Hughes and Father Jim O’Keefe.

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