Welcome, and thank you for visiting St Mary of the Rosary online.
At this unprecedented time we hope to hope offer a friendly virtual congregation to which you
are most welcome.
Fr Sean Hall is Parish Priest for both St Mary's and our sister Church, St. Aidan's in Benton.
You can email him by clicking here or by telephoning (0191) 268 4222
Fr Hall is posting everyday on Facebook and via this website, click here to view
Please Pray For
As we pray for all those affected by the impact of the coronavirus,
please remember in your prayers these people from our thoughts, hearts and community.
Holy Week 2020
The Diocese is offering resources for prayer and reflection during Holy Week - including a
letter from the Bishop, a set of Stations of the Cross and links to other resources. Click here
Take a Moment...
Whatever time you normally attend Mass, why not stop whatever else you may be doing to
pray and reflect on the Gospel. Click here for text and reflection
Find us on Facebook
Find us on Facebook - NE12Catholics
A friendly group to maintain communications across the St Mary's and St Aidan's Parishes
Sun 29 March 2020
Fr Hall livestreamed Mass at 9.30am on our Facebook page. You can watch a recording here
Please join us on Facebook if you are able. Search for NE12Catholic
No Public Mass
As of Friday evening 20th March there will be no public celebration of Mass until further notice.
Having received advice from a medic we will not be opening either church at the moment.
I am always available to speak to on the telephone and if anyone comes to the door I would be
able to see you at the door at the required 2 meter social distancing.
This may seem extraordinary but we are in extraordinary times, and this is the latest advice in our
common effort to stop this virus spreading as much as we possibly can.
Natalie has offered a couple of links
to Lenten hymns that the
Voices of Hope group use:-