Saturday, September 20, 2014

Extra cancelled Mass at St Joseph's, Gateshead

A third Saturday morning Mass has been announced as cancelled at St Joseph's Gateshead. This is Saturday 11th October 2014 due to the absence of Father Brown. Please advise all who normally attend

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LMS Calendars available soon

The LMS calendar for 2015 will soon be available from Local Representatives with an expected price of £8 - £9 plus postage. It will, as usual, be chock full of great pictures of LMS events from around the country together with details of Feast Days throughout the year. As the calendar is always oversubscribed we can only urge those wishing to avail themselves of this great buy to order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Cheques from those subscribers in the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle should be made payable to D & T A O'Neill or, alternatively, orders can be placed directly with the LMS London office. Please place your orders as soon as possible.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rosary & Exposition at St Joseph's, Gateshead

At the request of the recently formed Juventutem Chapter Fr Michael Brown has announced that Rosary will be recited before Mass (OF) each Thursday & Mass will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Our Juventutem Chapter are making a strong start.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

2 Cancelled Saturday Masses at St Joseph's in Gateshead

Saturday morning Masses at St Joseph's Gateshead have been cancelled on Saturday 27th September due to Fr Brown being at the official opening of St Walburga's in Preston and on Saturday 25th October as Fr Brown will be in Rome. Please advise any usual attendees who may not know.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Beautiful Missa Solemnis at Brinkburn Priory

Today marked the 19th annual Mass at Brinkburn Priory in Northumberland. The Mass was a Solemn High Mass of Our Lady. The celebrant was V Rev Dr Michael Brown - the LMS Northern Chaplain - with Rev Fr David Phillips as deacon & Rev Deacon Andrew Bunce as sub deacon. The serving team was led by MC Leo Darroch & the music was provided by The Rudgate Singers of York augmented by The Westland Singers from Sunderland whose Director, Paul Dewhirst, both played the organ & conducted the choir. Our thanks are due to all involved with the day & to English Heritage who allowed us to use the beautiful building. As (almost) always the weather was kind to us although there was torrential rain in the area the night before. Congrgation numbers were down but we still managed about 40 in this very rural setting.

We have great news!! 3 new YOUNG Local Reps appointed for the diocese of Hexham & Newcastle!

This feels a little like announcing that we have a new Pope!! What Excellent news that the LMS Committee has appointed 3 young new LRs for our diocese. They are Philip Dillon and husband & wife team Andrew & Jayne Armstrong. You will recognise their names as they are the trio taking responsibility for the Juventutem Chapter recently set up. Andrew is also Chairman of St Joseph's, Gateshead Parish Council & both Andrew & Philip are regular servers at EF Masses. They already have a blog for Juventutem & we hope that they will carry on the LMS blog is some form too. They take office in January 2015 & both Theresa & I wish them every success. We will still be around to answer any questions they might have & to offer any advice they might ask for.

Friday, September 5, 2014

An Introduction to Juventutem in the diocese

Please note the new blog of the Juventutem chapter in the diocese. You are encouraged to visit to see the plans of this wonderful group of young people. Please support them by your prayers and by encouraging more young people to join them. Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam