Fr Donal O'Brien was born on July 31, 1930. He died on February 6, 2007, aged 76.
Donal O'Brien was born at Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny, and ordained at St Kieran's in 1954.
Later that year he was appointed curate at St Joseph's, North Shields, where he remained for one year before moving to English Martyrs, Newcastle, as curate until 1973. His next appointments were as parish priest, first at Our Lady of Lourdes.
Gateshead, until 1974, and then at St Joseph's, Gateshead, until 1990. His next appointment was back at English Martyrs, Newcastle, until he retired to Ireland in 1999.
Fr Peter Callaghan was born on January 25, 1930. He died on February 11, 2007, aged 77.
Peter Callaghan was born at West Hartlepool. He was ordained at Corpus Christi, Gateshead, in 1954.
His appointments included curacies at St Robert's, Newcastle (195455); St Mary's, Hexham (1955-59); St Vincent's, Newcastle (1959-61); Corpus Christi, Gateshead (1961-68); and St Augustine's, Darlington (196872). His appointments as parish priest were at St Mary's, Easington Lane (1972-76); St Agnes, Crawcrook (1976-87); and St Aidan, Seahouses (198792). In 1992 he retired to Bristol.