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Year of Mary

Celebrating the Year of Mary in schools in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle 2018

Pope Francis has chosen to focus on Mary for the next two years’ World Youth celebrations, culminating in Panama in 2019. Francis has asked young people to journey with Mary, describing her as ‘a role model to be imitated’.

Consequently our Diocese have decided to continue ‘Year of …’ plans with a Year of Mary. Each month is linked to a virtue shown by Mary and celebrates her many names. There will be the usual links to prayer, liturgy, prayer station, resources, artwork and the liturgical and global calendar.  We will also send a Year of Mary prayer bag home for one night to every family in school.

We hope that by following a Year of Mary everyone in our school community will have the opportunity to know the many names and images of Our Lady and that it will allow us to come closer to Mary, the mother of God, and our Mother.


Louisa, Dollie, Isla, Clara & Skye (Spiritual council)

& Mrs McGregor