We are part of the Benedict Partnership.
Our Member Churches are:
Churches in the Parish of St John XXIII
Our Blessed Lady Immaculate, Washington
Our Lady Queen of Peace, Penshaw
St Bede, Washington
St John Boste, Washington
St Bede, Sacriston
St Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street
As a Catholic Parish we are dedicated to:
• Worshipping God and celebrating Sacraments
• Growing in knowledge of our Catholic faith and sharing it with others
• Supporting each other and anyone in need
Fr Martin Morris
0191 649 8257
Fr Martin Wheaton
0770 996 1040
Fr Luke Wilkinson
0191 649 8257
Deacon Tony Joy
0191 416 3583
Deacon Frank O'Neill
0779 115 5845
Deacon Peter Lavery
0730 505 9297
We extend a warm welcome to parishioners and visitors to our parish website.
If you are visiting our church or are new to the parish, you a very welcome.
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We live-stream Mass from St Joseph’s, Birtley on:
Tuesday at 7pm;
Thursday at 12 Noon;
Saturday at 5pm.
To access live streaming from St Joseph’s Birtley, please click on this link.
Masses are live-streamed daily at 10am everyday from one of the churches in the Benedict Partnership, except Monday when Mass is live-streamed at 7pm.
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However, the 6pm daily evening reflection will continue to use Facebook to allow the use of the chat function to request prayers, etc.
Every Sunday there will be a Service of The Word, Prayer and Music, including Children's Liturgy, at 10.00am in St Joseph's Church. After the service the celebration will continue over tea and coffee in the Parish Centre.
There are now two contact forms to report sick and those recently dead which will allow us to easily collect information and make it known through the website and/or the newsletter about those who need our prayers as a community at this time.
Use the Sick Form to report sick and the RIP Form to report those who have recently died.
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