St Mary's Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.
On Sunday 26th March at 3.00pm in the Cathedral Bishop Séamus along with othe Faith Leaders took part in an Interfaith Service of Prayer for those affected by the recent terrorist attack in London.
Listen to Introduction by Bishop Seamus
Listen to Reflection by Dr Hari Shukla
Listen to Hindu Prayer
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN
On Sunday March 26th the children who will be celebrating their First Holy Communion in June took part in the 10.00 am Mass and shared the Sign of Peace with the congregation.
NEW LIFE CHOIR MUSIC CONCERT
20 Children have travelled from Uganda to share their stories through song and dance. They will be performing in the Cathedral on Saturday 8 April at 7.00pm. This concert is free. (There will be a retiring collection)
LITURGIES FOR THE EASTER TRIDUUM
Our Easter Triduum liturgies will take place at the following times:
Holy Thursday Chrism Mass 11.00am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.00pm (Night Prayer at 9.15pm)
Good Friday Stations of the Cross with St John’s 11.00am (Starting in St John’s, Grainger Street)
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00pm
Holy Saturday Office of Readings and RCIA Rites 10.30am
The Easter Vigil of the Holy Night 7.30pm
Easter Sunday 8.00am (Cantor), 10.00am (Cantor), 11.30am (Cathedral Choir). There is no evening Mass on Easter Sunday.
BIBLES FOR LENT
As a Cathedral, in conjunction with Pauline Books and Media we are looking for people of the Parish to donate a Bible to our Cathedral Primary School, Our Lady and St Anne’s. See details
LENTEN REFLECTION AFTERNOONS
These will be taking place in Cathedral House using the Diocesan Spirituality Resource - To be a Pilgrim: In the Footsteps of Jesus. The afternoons take place on Mondays from 1.30-3.00pm on March 6,13, 20 & 27, April 3 & 10. All are welcome to attend.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
During Lent Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday at 11.20am.
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin and built in 1840. See more about the history and architecture of this Grade 1 listed building.
In its mission statement the Community of St Mary's Cathedral seeks to make the Cathedral:
"...a place of prayer and peace in the heart of the city, open and welcoming to all".
You are welcome to visit St Mary's Cathedral (which is open most of the week) and experience the peace and prayerful atmosphere in beautiful surroundings.
Rite of Election - On Sunday March 5th at St Mary’s Cathedral the Rite of Election for our diocese took place. See photos and listen to homily.
Flame 2017 - On Saturday March 11th just under 1,000 young people and their leaders were in London for the Third bi-annual Flame Conference.
First Holy Communion Children -‘The Gifts we offer’ Sunday 12th March - See photos
JP2 Award Ceremony - Four of our young people received their JP2 Gold Awards and Certificates on 2 March. See more information.
Rite of Election - Sunday March 5th - See photos and homily
First Holy Communion Children - At the 10.00am Mass on Sunday, 12th February, our First Holy Communion Children celebrated their Rite of Election See photos
Seafarers thank Cathedral for Gifts - See photos
First Holy Communion Children - On Sunday 15 January at the 10.00am Mass we welcomed our First Holy Communion Children. After the Opening Prayer a special liturgy took place.
Christmas VIgil and Christmas Day - See photos of Blessing of crib and Christmas Vigil Mass and Children's Mass in the morning.
Boxing Day Mass for our Altar Servers - See photos
Carols by Candlelight - This joint service with Brunswick Methodist Church took place in the Cathedral on 19th December. See photos and listen to a a selection of carols sung by the congregation.
Apostleship of the Sea - shoeboxes for seafarers boxes collected by the members of the Cathedral for seafares
Carol Singing in Central Station - The Cathedral choir sang carols in Newcastle Central Station.. See short video clip on Facebook
Youth Sunday - Many of our young people were leading our Sunday Masses, acting as welcomers, readers and giving witness. See photos.
End of Year of Mercy - On Saturday Nov 19th the Mass and Celebration of Thanksgiving for the Year of Mercy. See Photos and listen to Reflection.
Newcastle City Centre Chaplaincy celebrates 40 years of ministry Read about this ecumenical work which the Cathedral is part of.