Mgr Gerard’s Announcement – 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

You will need to book a place for Mass at all our Churches on a Saturday/Sunday Mass as we are limited to 100 places at St Mary’s Cathedral (Sunday at 12 midday), and 45 places at St Francis (Sunday 10.30am), and 50 places at St Clare’s (Saturday 6pm). To do this you can telephone FRIDAY ONLY 9AM – 12 MIDDAY

Tel: 01642 597750.

OR email your request:

Please note that you can, however, arrive for any weekday Mass at the Cathedral without booking, however we will require your name and contact details due to the Government requirements of Test and Trace.

All the usual procedures must be adhered to, and please remember that the obligation to come to Mass is still suspended for the Sunday, and we continue to live stream our Mass at 10am every day.

  • You will need to wear a face covering at Public Mass, and due to the test and trace system we will require your name and contact details for this purpose only.
  • Every Saturday after the 12 midday Mass at the CATHEDRAL ONLY there will be confessions available.
  • We are noticing that the demand for the 7pm Mass is less than for the 12 noon Mass as the numbers have barely reached double figures, so from the 1st August there will mainly be a 12 midday Mass at the Cathedral throughout the month of August, except for each Thursday which remains at 7pm.
  • From the 1st of August the Holy Rosary will only be prayed and livestreamed every Friday at 3pm
  • I am sure we would want to congratulate Fr Phil Cunnah on his new appointment as Parish Priest of St Paulinus in Guisborough. Fr Phil will take up his appointment in September.
  • Rev Ken Senior our Permanent Deacon, will be retiring here at the Cathedral. He has been a great support to me and indeed to the Parish and I am sure at some stage we will want to say a huge Thank You to him and Maureen for their help over the years. They will continue to come to the Cathedral and attend Mass.
  • If anyone would find it helpful to receive a food or craft bag over the summer holidays, we have SVP funds to provide these. Please ring 07885599810 to arrange this.
  • “Friends of a Rainbow” postcard project. Through Ageing better Middlesbrough we are taking part in this postcard exchange project which gives encouragement at this time by enabling older and younger people to share messages of joy and kindness in a postcard delivered anonymously with food parcels. Children from our local schools have designed some of the postcards. If you or anyone you know would like to take part by sending a message of hope to a family, please ring 70885599810 for more information.
  • Finally, it is important to know that we are not back to normal, we are trying to work within all the guidelines to help people with their faith and spiritual well being please bear with us during this time.

We still have very few Mass requests, so if you would like Mass to be said for a loved one or a particular special intention please fill in the Mass request envelopes and hand them into Monsignor Gerard.

God Bless and Keep Safe: Mgr Gerard, Mgr Dasey, Rev Ken.