Cathedral Church of St Mary Newcastle upon Tyne

Cathedral Day of Recollection

Cathedral Retreat Day - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

On December 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, there was an Advent Retreat Day at the Cathedral. The speaker, Fr Paul Jenkins O. Carm., led participants in reflecting on the meaning of Advent. Advent is a time when, rather than focusing on what we ourselves can do to prepare, we need to allow ourselves to know and believe in God's love for us. The Day included a peaceful time of personal prayer with Exposition of the Eucharist, and a celebration of Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It was a very inspiring and thought provoking day and the Cathedral Community is very grateful to Fr Paul Jenkins for helping us all to step back and think.