Cathedral Church of St Mary

Newcastle upon Tyne



Pope John Paul II Awards 2018

Five of the young people from St Mary's Cathedral received awards at the diocesan second annual John Paul II Award Ceremony recently. The ceremony was organised by Fr Dermott Donnelly and the YMT, and Bishop Seamus was a guest at the ceremony, which took place on Thursday 8th February at the Tyne Theatre.

Special guest speakers were Barry and Margaret Mizen, whose son Jimmy was killed in an unprovoked arrack in London 10 years ago. His parents at the time publicly forgave the people who took their son’s life and continue to visit schools and prisons to show the importance of forgiveness. 

Photo of (nearest) Vina, Grace, Chloe, Nicolline and Ana - all completed the Gold Award and attend Sunday Mass at the Cathedral. They hope to continue and take part in the Papal Cross Award soon. 

The JP2 Award Medal

Bishop Seamus with Margaret Mizen to his right, shaking hands with an award leader from the diocese.

 Vina, Chloe and Grace, Gold Award winners, with Parish Award Co-ordinator Catherine Armstrong and Cathedral Dean/Head of Diocesan Youth Services Fr. Dermott.

 Vina, Chloe and Grace, Gold Award winners, are congratulated by Celebrant Fr Paul at the 10am Mass

Ana Castillo, Gold award winner and altar server at the 6:30pm Mass.

Nicolline Coutinho, Gold Award winner and altar server, receives her medal at the 11:30am Sunday Mass.