The Catholic Parishes of St Mary's & St Cecilia's

Welcome

Welcome to the Catholic Parishes of St Mary’s and St Cecilia’s, Sunderland. Also home to the University of Sunderland Catholic Chaplaincy.

St. Mary’s is a historic Church and flourishing Catholic community in the heart of Sunderland city centre. It is home to a vibrant and growing congregation. We strive to be a very inclusive community, and are pleased to welcome people of all ages, from all over the world. All are welcome here. Find out more

Newsletter:

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening at St Mary’s and St Cecilia’s. Just click on the link above to view the weekly Parish Newsletter.

Previous Newsletter:

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Newsletter

Mass Times

Sunday: 8am Convent Mass / 10:30am @ St Mary’s / 5:30pm @ St Mary’s

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am Convent Mass / 12:05pm Weekday Mass @ St Mary’s

Friday: 5:30pm @ Convent Mass / 12:05pm @ St Mary’s

Saturday: 9:30am Convent Mass / 11:00am @ St Mary’s / 6pm Vigil @ St Cecilia’s

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday: 10:15-10:45am & 11:30-12:15pm @ The Mercy Chapel

St Cecilia's Church

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St Mary's Church

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THE MERCY CHAPEL

The Mercy Chapel Sunderland

THE MERCY CHAPEL is a dedicated place of prayer in the heart of the city centre – visit St Mary’s to discover it for yourself

Find out more about St Mary’s

SUPPORT THE TEAM

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SUNDERLAND FOOTBALL CLUB – Come and light a candle for the Black Cats!

NEW SAFC TV DOCUMENTARY:

‘NEVER LOSE FAITH’ – WATCH IT HERE

OUTREACH

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OUTREACH. Find out more about how we are helping to support our local community

Learn more about Outreach

ADORATION

Adoration -Every Thursady at the Mercy Chappel

Adoration student prayer group at the Mercy Chapel, 28 Bridge St Sunderland. For more information contact Adrian:

Click Here

MONKWEARMOUTH PARTNERSHIP

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Monkwearmouth Catholic Partnership is the result of Forward Together in Hope – find out more here.

The Partnership brings together the 12 Catholic worshipping communities of Sunderland. It’s purpose will be to support our local Catholic parishes and will provide an opportunity for us all to discern how we can continue to help the Church flourish in our area. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like more information on how to get involved.

THE UPPER ROOM

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Students! come on up to the ‘Upper Room’ where yo will find FREE Wi-FI, study space, social space and FREE tea & coffee!

Find out more about The Upper Room

OPEN FOR PRAYER

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St. Mary’s Church is open daily, usually from 9am-6pm. It is a refuge of peace and quiet in the city centre. In the Christian tradition we light candles to remind us that Christ is the light of the world and that he is with us even when things seem at their darkest. We also light them to remember those who have died or may be in need of prayer.

Please feel free to come in at any time to light a candle, to pray, reflect or take some important time out for yourself.

RISE

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RISE. FREE student breakfast and morning prayer. Every Monday 8am at St Mary’s Parish Centre, 28 Bridge St, Sunderland.

Find out more about Rise

BAPTISM

Baptism

Interested in becoming a Catholic? 

Would you like to find out more about Adult or Child Baptism?

If you wish to have your child baptized please click on the link below to find out about baptism and to download the baptism application form

The ritual of Baptism in the Catholic Church

Contact the Parish Office:

0191 567 5354

Or Email Here

REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS

MASS

Join us for our weekly celebration

Location – St Mary’s Church / The Convent

Time – 8am Convent Mass / 10:30am @ St Mary’s / 5:30pm @ St Mary’s

RISE

Free student breakfast and morning prayer

Location – The Upper Room

Time – 8:00am

Find out more

Weekday Evening Mass

Evening Mass – St. Cecilia’s and St. Patrick’s

Time – 7:00pm

Location – Click Here. 

Free Tea & Cake

Drop by anytime and relax for the afternoon

Location – The Upper Room

Time – 2:00pm > 4:00pm

Adoration

Student Prayer Group (followed by a drink next door at the Upper Room)

Location – The Mercy Chapel, St Mary’s

Time – 7:00pm > 8:00pm

 

Mass

Mass – St. Cecilia’s and St. Patrick’s

Time – 12:05pm

Rosary

Rosary after 12:05pm Mass

Location – St Mary’s Church

Time – 12:30pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confession

Location – St Mary’s Church

Time – 10:15pm > 12:15pm

 

Vigil Mass

Location – St. Cecilia’s and St. Patrick’s

Time – 6pm

SPECIAL EVENTS

19Oct

Pizza & Quiz Night

Thursday, St Mary’s Parish Centre
28Oct

All Saints Family Celebration at St Benet's Church

Saturday, St Benet’s Church Hall
10Nov

Student Retreat to Stanbrook Abbey

Friday, Stanbrook Abbey