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MIDDLESBROUGH: A MASS
in celebration of marriage will be celebrated by Bishop John Crowley in the Cathedral on Sunday 18 December at 4pm. It has been arranged to mark the International Year of the Family.
ST CI ARE'S PRIMARY School have been celebrating recently. They are marking 27 years of Fr Tony Barry's ministry, 25 years of school life and the 800th anniversary of the birth of St Clare.
TIIE CHAPELS OF Endsleigh Convent, Hull, were packed for the Mass of Thanksgiving to marl: the life, work and prayer of the Sisters of Mercy throughout this century.
Fr Adrian COnVery, OSB, Episcopal Vicar for Religious, was Principal Concelebrant with over 40 priests associated with the Community over the years.
EAST ANGLIA: THE ORGANIST at St Benets Minster in Bessles, Hilary Wells, was in harmony at an ecumenical event recently when she received a top award from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey. Director and organist Hilary was one of two Catholics among this year's recipients of the Archbishops' Award in Church Music.
A PILGRIMAGE CROSS Scheme has been launched by the Knights of St Columba from King's Lynn. Under the scheme, the King's Lynn group will make and supply small wooden crosses for use at a local place of pilgrimage or as a memento of Walsingham.
ERNIE PEEL, THE organist at Our Lady and English Martyrs, is retiring this month after 40 years service.
LANCASTER: On Sunday 4 December Stonyhurst College's Northern and Southern Prep Schools met at Stonyhurst in what is described as the "unofficial" cup final of Catholic prep school rugby. St Mary's Hall, Stonyhurst, beat St John's, Windsor, by 15 pts to 12.
LIVERPOOL; THE JUSTICE
and Peace Commission of Liverpool Archdiocese is sending out information to all parishes on innocent people who will spend this Christmas behind bars.
MEANWHILE, St Bernard's Justice and Peace Group is arranging to send a container to Rwandan orphans.
Alfred Ndahiro, a Rwandan exile who attends the Church, said " My country is full of young children, perhaps hundreds of thousands, who have lost their parents in the recent violence".
WESTMINSTER: FR MICHAEL
Jackson has been made a Monsignor in recognition of the Bishops' Conference Committee for Christian Unity.
CARDINAL HUME WAS joined by other bishops of England and Wales at a special Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Tuesday 6 December at 5:30 pm to mark Archbishop Luigi Barbarito's 50 years as a priest and 25 years as a bishop.
Maurice Lecluze, the muchloved priest of Notre Dame du Rosaire, Guernsey, has received his OBE at Government House.
Canon Lecluze, who has been at Notre Dame since 1960, admitted to "nerves" before the ceremony, and told those present including a number of his congregationthat he as pleased a doctor was there.