Parishioners are looking forward to a special spring at a Morpeth church.
St Robert’s Church in Oldgate will begin A Season of Joy as a celebration of the Christian faith.
The programme is inspired by Pope Francis and will feature a number of speakers and events.
Parish priest Father Lawrence Jones said: “It’s inspired by Pope Francis who wrote a recent letter to the Church called The Joy of the Gospel so it’s taking that theme of the joy of the Christian faith and how it brings meaning to people’s lives.”
The mission begins next week and will run until Sunday, June 29.
Director of Catholic Evangelical Services David Payne will hold cream tea sessions in the Church Hall and speak on ‘how to live life to the full’ on Friday, May 16.
On Thursday, May 22, mime artist Steve Murray will visit King Edward VI High School and St Robert’s First School, as well as deliver an evening session on Handling Life’s Challenges for all ages.
The programme also includes a school Mass by Bishop Seamus Cunningham, St Robert’s Feast Day and a blessing of the icon by the Abbot of Nunraw, a women-only Because You’re Worth It session by Jenny Baker and an evening talk on Our Children And Faith, national parenting speaker Tim Stevens on Keeping Our Kids Safer, and a Bloke’s Breakfast.
Fr Lawrence said: “It’s an opportunity to celebrate the Christian faith, but also to reach out to others and to make it attractive to anybody who might be interested in finding out more, but also to get the parish enthusiastic about the faith.”
Anyone can attend any of the talks and events.