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.
Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Clergy Conference
The 2016 conference for Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers and Clergy took place on 17 and 18 November at the Hilton Hotel, Gateshead with almost 200 people in attendance.
Sr. Judith Russi and David Wells spoke on the theme of ‘Vision to Mission’ in Catholic school leadership.
The opening liturgy featured St. Cuthbert’s Primary School, Crook who performed their Spirited Art winning liturgical dance on the theme of Mercy.
The conference concluded with mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Séamus. The choir from St. Mary’s Primary School, Sunderland led the music.
Photos from the conference and Mass can be found here.
Spirited Arts Competition 2016
As part of our Year of Mercy celebrations we invited our Diocesan primary schools to take part in a Spirited Arts Competition on the theme of Mercy.
The winning schools were invited to a celebration evening at Cardinal Hume Catholic School in Gateshead on 2 November for an exhibition of the art and for performances of poetry, music and dance. Bishop Seamus was in attendance to present the winning children and schools with certificates and prizes. It was a wonderful evening with approximately 500 children, staff and families in attendance.