Welcome to this website for the Parish of the Holy Name in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Holy Name is a friendly and generous Catholic community in the heart of Tyneside. In the spirit of Pope Francis, Bishop of Rome, our parish is open and welcoming to all:
young or old
married, single or divorced
– and whatever your sexuality –
there is a place for you in our parish.
There are up to 250 active members in our parish, founded in 1901, which continues to grow. They are drawn from Jesmond, the city and the region. The source of their Christian life is the weekly celebration of Sunday Mass. It is there in the presence of the Risen Christ that we are nourished and strengthened to serve Him in each other, in our families and friends and, especially, in people who are in need.
If you are not a regular church-goer but are searching for a spiritual home where you can find acceptance and God’s healing love, you will be very welcome to join us. You may be hesitant about doing this if you are visiting Holy Name for the first time or, perhaps, returning to church after an absence. If this is the case, and you so wish, our parish priest, Fr Michael Campion, would be happy to meet privately with you beforehand.
In the meantime, we wish you every blessing and invite you to reflect on the following with us:
God is in every life.
Even if the life of a person has been a disaster,
even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else—
God is in this person’s life.
You can, you must try to seek God in every human life.
Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds,
there is always a space in which the good seed can grow.
You have to trust God.
~ Pope Francis
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow.
The same loving Father who cares for you today
will care for you tomorrow and everyday.
Either He will shield you from suffering
or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.
~ St Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
Our Parish Prayer
may everything we do this day
begin with your blessing and continue with your help.
May everything we say this day
begin with your love and continue with your grace.
May everything we plan this day
begin with your inspiration and continue with your peace –
so that throughout our lives
all that we begin in you may by you be happily ended,
and all that we seek through you may be lovingly attended. Amen.
~ St Columban (543-615)