The Church of St Therese of Lisieux is hosting the Northern Deanery Mass to celebrate the World Meeting of Families 2022 on Wednesday the 22nd of June at 6 pm.

The Theme this year is ‘Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness’

Everyone is invited to attend the Mass which will also be available on our Livestream channels.

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A Message from Pope Francis

“Everyone can participate, even those who cannot come to Rome.”

World Meeting of Families events in The Diocese of Middlesbrough

In the Diocese, there will be two Masses to celebrate the World Meeting of Families event in Rome. The first is the opening Mass mentioned above and there will also be a Mass on Sunday, June the 26th at St Mary’s Cathedral. Led by Bishop Terry, this Mass celebrates families in the Diocese and around the world.

World Meeting of Families events in Rome and around the world

At the World Meeting Of Families in Rome, there will be five conferences with simultaneous translation in at least five languages, which will be available to watch via live streaming.

After each conference, there will two panels, again with simultaneous translation, which can be followed via live streaming. The panels are where people can bear witness and share pastoral tools. Each panel will be presented by couples/families from different geographical areas of the world, in order to share good pastoral practices in the Church.

Thursday, June 23 – Theme of Family Love

The conference I: Domestic Church and synodality

First Panel: Spouses and priests together to build up the Church
Second Panel: Young people and elderly together for tomorrow’s Church

Conference II: Family love: wonderful and fragile

First Panel: Family love when in trial
Second Panel: Supporting fatherhood and motherhood

Friday, June 24 – Theme of Vocation

Conference III: Identity and mission of the Christian family

First Panel: Being Christians in the digital age
Second Panel: Vocation and mission in existential peripheries

Conference IV: The matrimonial catechumenate

First Panel: The Formation of guides and educators: laity, presbyters and seminarians
Second Panel: Family communion, a style of ecclesial communion

Saturday, June 25 – Theme of Way of Holiness

Conference V: The Family, a way of holiness

First Panel: Paths of holiness
Second Panel: Spouses and families: holiness in daily life

Mass in Rome live-streamed

world meeting of families

You can find more information on the official World Meeting Of Families website.

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Weekday masses this week

Weekday masses this week

We are grateful to Fr Peter who will celebrate our weekday Mass this week. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday through to Friday at 10 am. There will be no livestreaming.

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