Welcome to the Parish of Our Lady and St  Philip Neri Website which we hope you find helpful whether you are a parishioner or a visitor. If you have an enquiry, please either email the Parish Office  stmarysphilip@aol.co.uk  or telephone 0191 460 4274. 

The Parish Secretary, Julie Hindmarsh, is on annual leave and will return on Wednesday 17 August 10.00am – 2.00pm. 

PARISH NEWSLETTER The latest edition is available here

THE REGULAR TIMES OF SATURDAY VIGIL/SUNDAY MORNING MASSES IN OUR THREE CHURCHES ARE:

Saturday 5.30pm at St Philip Neri Church, Ellison Road, Dunston NE8 2QU

Sunday 9.00am at St Mary’s Church, Dockendale Lane, Whickham NE16 4EN

Sunday 10.30am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Malvern Gardens, Lobley Hill NE11 9LL

Weekday Masses this week are as advertised in the Parish Newsletter

THE UNIVERSAL SYNOD:

  1. REFLECTION OF THE BISHOPS OF ENGLAND AND WALES on the National Synthesis can be viewed here
  2. THE NATIONAL SYNTHESIS – reflects on the Synod reports received by the national synthesis team, discerning the main themes that have emerged from the listening conversations, and collating them together to give a picture of the synodal process in England and Wales. This can be viewed here
  3. THE DIOCESAN SUBMISSION TO THE UNIVERSAL SYNOD can be viewed here

THE YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST The Vicariate for Faith and Mission has now produced the ‘Encountering the Holy Spirit’ booklet, which is the third of a series of reflection booklets to accompany the Year of the Eucharist. The booklet is available on the Diocesan website here

UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL If you would like to donate to CAFOD’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (part of the UK Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal), you can do so online at www.cafod.org.uk/Ukraine

OUTREACH HOUSING GATESHEAD Donations via the Diocesan Website can be made here

Current Diocesan COVID-19 Controls for the safe use of our churches – arrangements for attending churches in our Parish are as follows:

  • If you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 you should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person
  • Stewards will continue for the time being
  • Hand sanitiser will continue to be offered as you enter and leave church
  • Face coverings – those who wish to wear a face covering may do so during the celebration of Mass
  • Social Distancing – there is no requirement for social distancing but we should continue to be sensitive to the wishes of other people
  • Ventilation – it is still important to ventilate our buildings. This has the effect of diluting and dispersing viral particles
  • Holy Communion will continue to be distributed  under one kind
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – see times on the front page of the Newsletter
  • For the most recent guidance published by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) and the Government, please follow the link here

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