News and Updates
New School Lay Chaplains
On Friday 14 October Bishop Seamus formally inducted two new school lay chaplains. Craig Austin is chaplain at St Aidan's Catholic Academy in Sunderland and Amy Sewell is chaplain to five Catholic primary schools in North Tyneside.
Year of Mercy
The Diocesan Department for Education have sent resources for the Year of Mercy to all schools. More will be added each month. See resources.
Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Booklet
Bishop Seamus is keen for as many children and young people as possible to visit the Cathedral during this holy year. A booklet has been written for primary and secondary schools to use during a Year of Mercy pilgrimage to St Mary’s Cathedral. These can be ordered using the primary and secondary order forms.
Spirited Arts Competition 2016
As part of our Year of Mercy celebrations we invited our Diocesan primary schools to take part in a Spirited Arts Competition on the theme of Mercy.
We had an excellent response with very high quality entries in all categories of art, poetry, dance and song, reflecting the excellent work and activities taking place in our diocesan schools during the Year of Mercy.