On 29th October 1791, following The Catholic Relief Act of 1791, a Roman Catholic Chapel was formally registered in Birtley.
On 18th August 1843 St Joseph's Church, Birtley, was opened. To read about the Parish History in full, click the link above.
NB: Original 1745 baptismal and 1843 marriage records of the parish are now with the Tyne & Wear Archives, Blandford House,
Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4JA - (tel: 0191 232 6789).
In addition to Saturday (11.00am - 12.00 noon here in St Joseph's), Reconciliation is also readily available at various parishes in the area - please see the notice at the back of Church for further details.
DIOCESE OF HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE
Deacon Peter & Pauline Lavery are the Diocesan Coordinators on Marriage & Family Life: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to iPodcasts of Peter & Pauline Lavery's reflections about love, marriage & family life
Peter and Pauline Lavery lead the way about Marriage and Family Life in the Diocese
A special Diocesan Celebration of Marriage took place on Saturday, 10th May 2014, in St Mary's Cathedral
(Click on the links above for more)
YEAR OF FAITH
11th October 2012 - 24th November 2013
"God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has comitted some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. I shall do good and be a preacher of truth in my own place."
Blessed John Henry Newman (adopted)
Website for: The Year of Faith 2012 - 2013
MEN! THE PRIESTHOOD NEEDS YOU .........
Catholic men with vocations are needed for the Priesthood Lord we need priests
to help us live as your family.
Please provide us with men of God,
men of prayer,
and men who are your friends.
You did once say "Ask and you shall receive."
We thank you, Lord. for your great love and generosity.
Prayer for Christian Aid
God of the rushing wind,
sweep through my indifference.
God of the fiery flames,
ignite my compassion.
God of the many voices,
open my mouth to speak out against injustice.
That through your Spirit and my actions this world may be transformed.