Young people are a powerhouse of ideas and energy in our Church. We are delighted at how they take on specialist tasks and take responsibility for roles in our community. For example they:

  • Developed the website from inception to delivery, with expert support;
  • Play a key role in liturgies as Servers, Readers or Eucharistic Ministers;
  • Form part of the welcome teams at Masses;
  • Work with the children’s liturgy to share their faith with younger ones;
  • Future projects include a 360 degree tour of our church in partnership with the website team.

We have a programme of projects that the group is to tackle in the coming year and we hope that they enjoy them, as well as the “just for fun” events.

Confirmation

A new Confirmation programme is being developed by the diocese and will be offered in partnership with Catholic schools. Please watch this space for developments. Our programme is challenging, fast paced and, dare we say it, funny!


 

Scouts Tabletop Sale – 11 November

    The 17th Tynemouth (Our Lady & St Columba) Scout Group will be hosting a tabletop sale on 11th November. The sale will help the group to raise funds to buy essential equipment, and Read more…

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Rebecca is Back From Poland! Report from WWYD 2016 Krakow.

Rebecca On  World Youth Day 2016 Krakow….. (August 2016) Hello all! I’ve just arrived back from Krakow Poland where I attended one of the best events for young Catholics, World Youth Day! World Youth Day Read more…

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Parish Newsletter 31st July to 7th August 2016

With the work at parish level on Forward Together in Hope reaching a critical point, these are exciting times for us all in the diocese. Being part of forming a new vision of what a Read more…

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First Holy Communion 2016

First Holy Communion 2016 took place at Our Lady and St Columba this weekend during a special mass, attended by the family and friends of the 22 children making their first communion. Afterwards, the children Read more…

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The Theatre of Oxford…..not necessarily all on the stage!

Matthew keeps us up to date with his adventure as an undergraduate in Oxford in this article. As well as finding new and extended talents, it looks as though Matthew has plunged into the theatrical Read more…

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Leighton’s Leeds Log………!

Leighton’s  Leeds Log!! Our parishioner Rebecca Leighton has dropped us a line to let us know how things are progressing for her.   As well as being our youngest Special Minister of the Eucharist, Rebecca Read more…

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StC=3YMT!

StC=3YMT! No, not a chemical formula or an algebraic equation, but a shorthand way of saying how proud and delighted we are that Rachael Chapman has been successful in applying to spend a gap year Read more…

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Stupendous Success for Super Servers!!

Congratulations to our Super Servers on their examination results this year!! We all know they are a bunch of super young people and we would be hard pressed to do without them. We are grateful Read more…

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Wow!! What a Year!! Rebecca Completes her year with YMT

Our young parishioner Rebecca Leighton has been keeping us up to date throughout the year on the adventures she has experienced as part of the Youth Mission Team. Now that her year is over, she Read more…

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Our Man in Oxford: the First Year!!

Parishioner Matthew Speirs has completed his first year at university in Oxford……….already!! What has life been like for him in Trinity term, the time of exams and, of course, parties, all well deserved after the Read more…

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