Risen Christ, from your abundant grace,
pour out afresh your Holy Spirit upon our Diocese.
As we build on the deep foundations of faith
laid by the countless saints of these Northern lands,
by Aidan and Cuthbert, Hilda and Bede
may our Partnerships continue the mission
of building your Kingdom on the earth:
to give living witness to your love,
and to your compassion and hope for our world.
We pray in trustful confidence
that your power working in us
can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.
Who live and reign forever and ever.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Pope Francis – Prayer to Mary for Protection during the COVID–19 Pandemic
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide,
so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test –
and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.
As the Diocese in unable to travel to Lourdes this year, there will be a ‘Virtual Pilgrimage’, providing opportunities for our Pilgrimage Family to join together in prayer and worship over the course of a week which starts on 31st July with a day at Ushaw. Unfortunately, numbers are restricted…
Please note that all the health and safety regulations we have been following throughout the pandemic will continue to be mandatory over theholiday period, so limited places will be available for each service. Therefore, booking in advance is essential. As we anticipate high demand, no-one who is not pre-booked will…
Public Masses and Private Prayer will re-commence on Thursday 3rd December 2020 Please telephone the dedicated Mobile Phone Line to book a place for Mass 07907 369233 (Phone line is open Monday to Saturday 12noon- 2pm) The Booking Phone Line will be open once again from Monday 30th November St…
Statement from the President and the Vice-President of the Conference on the National Lockdown Wednesday 4th November 2020 Today, Parliament passed into law the Regulations governing many aspects of activity in the whole of England until 2nd December. These Regulations prohibit the gathering of people for communal worship in churches…
As you will have heard British faith leaders, including Cardinal Vincent Nichols, have strongly objected to the government over their decision to close all Places of Worship, except for funerals, during this next lockdown. There are no signs that the government have changed their mind over their decision to close…
Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the Bishops of England and Wales have responded to the government’s decision to close churches (except for funerals) during the forthcoming one month lockdown. Read the statement below: This evening, the Prime Minister announced further widespread restrictions in England beginning on Thursday 5 November. The Government…