St Mary's

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church

Hexham

Journey In Faith

Do you want to know more about the Catholic Church and her beliefs and practices? Do you want to come closer to God? Are you looking for the true meaning of life, why we are here, and where we are going? Each year we run a group to help with these and many other related enquiries. This is a course of instruction and prayer for those who wish to know more about Jesus Christ and the Church He founded.

This course is mainly for those who desire to become Catholic (whether or not they are already baptised). Adult Catholics who are not yet confirmed and want to receive this Sacrament are also welcome. No need to register. Just come to the first meeting.

Dates Announced for 2018-19 Journey in Faith Programme

The dates have Just been announced for this year's Heavenfield Partnership Journey in Faith Programme (see below).

Each session will be held in the Parish Centre at Saint Mary's and will run from 7:15pm until 8:30pm.

Date Subject          Session Theme Session Facilitator
18th September 2018

Introduction & Welcome

Introduction to one another and to the programme. 

Fr. Christopher Warren

& Rev. Martin Bell

25th September 2018   Jesus An encounter with Jesus: The Road to Emmaus. Rev. Martin Bell
2nd October 2018 Mass Gathering and the Word of God: God's word speaks to us.  

Fr. Christopher Warren

& Rev. Martin Bell

9th October 2018 Mass Eucharist: Jesus comes to us Fr. Peter Stoddart
16th October 2018 Prayer Introduction to Prayer: Relationship with Jesus Rev. Martin Bell
23rd October 2018 Scripture

Overview of the Bible

Old Testament: Story of Identity and Liberation

Rosemary Theobalds
 6th November 2018  Scripture Gospels: Encountering Jesus in the Gospels - Good News for us here and now.  Rebecca Carrott
 13th November 2018  Scripture  Paul and the other parts of the New Testament: Experiencing the Risen Jesus
 Rebecca Carrott
27th November 2018 RCIA summary 1 Preparing for the Rite of Acceptance into the Catechumate

Fr. Christopher Warren

& Rev. Martin Bell

Date to be confirmed   Rite of Acceptance into the Catechumate  
4th December 2018 Jesus

Who is Jesus?

The Joy of the Incarnation

Joe Ronan
11th December 2018 Seasons of Advent and Christmas Preparing for Christmas: Matthew, Luke and John Joe Ronan
8th January 2019 Sacraments Introduction to the Sacraments Rosemary Theobalds
15th January 2019
Sacraments Sacraments of Initiation 1: Living out our baptismal calling Temple Willcox
22nd January 2019 Sacraments Sacraments of Initiation 2: Eucharistic Living - our daily bread. Fr. Christopher Warren
29th January 2019 Sacraments Sacraments of Initiation 3: Encountering the Spirit in our lives. Fr. Peter Stoddart
5th February 2019 Sacraments Sacrament of Vocation 1: Holy Orders - being called to serve. Rev. Martin Bell
12th February 2019 Sacraments Sacraments of Vocation 2: Marriage - being called to love. Joe Ronan
19th February 2019 Sacraments Sacraments of Healing 1: Anointing of the Sick Fr. Christopher Warren
26th February 2019 Sacraments Sacraments of Healing 2: Reconciliation Fr. Peter Stoddart
5th March 2019 Prayer Developing our relationship with Jesus: Lectio Divina and Imaginative Contemplation and other aspects of prayer - Stations of the Cross, Adoration, Rosary. Rev. Martin Bell
10th March 2019   Rite of Election  
12th March 2019 Creed I believe in one God: Who is God for me? For us? Fr. Peter Stoddart
19th March 2019 Creed I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ: Passion, Death and Resurrection Joe Ronan
26th March 2019 Creed I believe in the Holy Spirit: the giver of life, the giver of gifts Rosemary Theobalds
2nd April 2019 Creed I believe in the Church: a community of believers Temple Willcox
9th April 2018 Season of Easter Preparing for Easter Fr. Christopher Warren
16th April 2019   Rehearsal for those being received into the Church at the Easter Vigil Fr. Christopher Warren
20th April 2019   Rite of Initiation: Easter Vigil  
30th April 2019 Living it: part 1 Mary and the Saints Joe Ronan
7th May 2019 Living it: part 2 Missionary Discipleship Rev. Martin Bell
14th May 2019 Final Session    
21st May 2019   Celebration Venue to be confirmed