News and Updates
Year of Oscar Romero
To commemorate the centenary year of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of El Salvador, the Diocesan Department for Education is producing monthly resources for schools. Resources include background information and suggestions of how to celebrate the year in school, a Year of Oscar Romero Plan and a Romero prayer bag which can be found on the Year of Oscar Romero web page.
St. Wilfrid's Oscar Romero Display
St. Wilfrid's, Gateshead gathered in House Groups to create part of an Oscar Romero Cross. Each section has now been combined and the final cross is proudly on display in our School Hall.
We would love to see how your school has been celebrating the Year of Oscar Romero. Please send us information and pictures of your activities and displays for our website and gallery.
New Headteacher Retreat
A residential retreat for new headteachers was led by Fr. Mark Millward at Solberge Hall near Northalleton. Twelve recently appointed primary headteachers attended from our diocese along with two headteachers from Leeds and Middlesbrough dioceses. Fr. Mark led the headteachers to reflect on their role as servant, pilgrim, witness and leader. The retreat included a walk from Osmotherly to the chapel of Our Lady of Mount Grace where Fr. Mark celebrated Mass.
Pictured left to right are Elaine Dodsworth, Clare Hedley, Therese Worrall, Fiona Connelly, Louise Nealings, Deborah Fox (Deputy Director of the Diocesan Department for Education), Martin Smith, Eve Alderson, Frances Stephenson, Paula Strachan, Marie Graham, Claire Hetherington (Diocesan Primary RE Adviser), John Burke and Fr. Mark Millward.