FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS 32 children received their First Holy Communion at St Peter’s Church, on Sunday 10 June 2018. It was a beautiful occasion and a packed out church.


LOURDES DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE 2018 During the May half term holiday, fourteen pupils and five staff shared a coach with a party from All Saints’ School, York to join the 65th Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in the South of France. Around 200 pupils from our Diocesan Catholic Secondary schools came together with the Hospitalité Team from Middlesbrough and assisted the Supported Pilgrims during their week-long stay in Lourdes. It was a great week! The group worked very hard, shared many special moments together and returned tired but happy. Click HERE to read some comments from our young people.

ROSARY GROUP FAMILY DAY at Madonna House Saturday 9 June from Scarborough parishes.

DIAMOND WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS to Cyril and Sheila Swales 8 June 2918. Renewal of vows and cutting of cake afterwards in St Peter’s Parish Centre.

CONFIRMATION MASS at St Peter’s 7pm on 10 May (Feast of the Ascension) celebrated by our Bishop, Terence Patrick Drainey. A light buffet celebration was held afterwards in St Mary’s Hall (there may be a few more photos to follow soon)

PRAY & PLAY (ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT): This is a new parish group for children aged 0-7 in St Edwards Hall on Saturday mornings during the Summer term. Next session 7 July.

CONFIRMATION RETREAT to the Thick Carmelite Priory near York on 5 May 2018.  It was a wonderful and spiritually fruitful day, with faith activities, prayer, time and space for silence. The topic of focus was the Gifts that we have received from God. A talk was given by the Carmelite nuns on their order, their contemplative charism and their day-to-day life. As an ice-breaker the nuns initiated a jamming session, which saw a performance by two of the nuns on the electric guitar and saxophone, with accompaniment by the group on percussion instruments… followed by impromptu performances by some of our youngsters – a great display of some of the gifts of our young people. A day that will remain in all our minds for a long time. 

ROSARY ON THE COAST 29 APRIL 2018: BY THE LIFEBOAT STATION IN SCARBOROUGH on the North Yorkshire coast was attended by 124 people, including pilgrims from Leeds, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Ampleforth, and York, with their York Oratory priest Fr Richard Duffield. From Scarborough, Parish priest, Canon Eddie Gubbins and Fr Albert Schembri and many parishioners from the three Scarborough Parishes attended, and visiting priest Fr John Cullen from the Columban Missionaries. Around 30 attended St Peter’s Church, where the same prayers were said by those unable to get to the beach. We prayed in co-ordination with the whole nation for Peace, Renewal of Faith, and for Life to be respected from conception until natural death. There were over 340 locations around the coast (and some inland) from the Orkneys right down to the Chanel Islands, praying for our nation, and for Europe and the rest of the world. A blustery day and the encroaching tide didn’t dampen such a glorious Grace-filled day. At the end, Canon Gubbins symbolically buried a miraculous meddle in the sand. (Photos supplied by Simon Crouch from York, H Davey and E White from Scarborough)

ROSARY ON THE COAST 29 April 2018: Around 30 parishioners from St Mary’s Church, Filey and St George’s Church, Eastfield gathered at Filey Bandstand just down from St Mary’s, after Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction in church.

CONFIRMATION SPONSORED WALK 28 April 2018. The walk began at St Peter’s Church and they walked along the sea front – both bays – and back to St Peter’s Church. Proceeds shared 50:50 between CAFOD (our Catholic overseas Aid Agency) and the Medaille Trust (charity working to prevent human trafficking). CAFOD has publicised our Share the Journey Walk as part of the Pope Francis’ campaign to walk in solidarity with refugees and migrants. See their post at:

BAPTISM of Faris Eli Tuliao Maddara on 28 April 2018 at St Peter’s Church

BAPTISM of Joseph, Oliver and Joshua Miller at St Peter’s Church on 22 April 2018

EASTER DISPLAYS at the churches of St Peter, St Joseph & St Edward the Confessor

EASTER VIGIL 2018 at St Joseph’s 
EASTER VIGIL 2018 at St Peter’s
WALK OF WITNESS  on Good Friday 2018 (a little belated) – ecumenical act of Witness in Scarborough of Christ’s Passion, Death & Resurrection – acted out in a drama, beginning in Alma Square and processing through town up to the Castle, where there was a short service and prayers.
PALM SUNDAY 2018 the colourful Polish Mass
BAPTISM GROUP Celebration of Anointing at St Peter’s Church on 11 March.
LATE SNOW this year at St Peter’s Church 
ST PATRICK’S NIGHT & HOOLEY Friday 16 March 2018. beginning with Mass at St Peter’s, when shamrock was dished out afterwards, and followed by a Hooley at St Mary’s Hall, music  by Tony Forde Band.
FEAST OUR LADY OF LOURDES  Sunday 11 February 2018: The Legion of Mary and the children led a Lourdes Procession around the inside of St Peter’s Church at the end the 11.30am Mass. Also held on this day is the World Day of Prayer for the Sick and the Sacrament of Anointing was distributed at all Masses this weekend.
BENE MERENTI MEDAL (meaning well merited): This Papal award was presented to Mr Hugh Davey this Sunday 11 February 2018 at the 11.30am Mass at St Peter’s. This is in recognition of his loyalty as an altar server for over 70 years, his service/involvement in the church & his courageous defence of The Unborn. Congrats and well merited Hugh, and not forgetting Josie his loving and devoted wife of 52 years and family, who also received a flower bouquet.
ENROLMENT MASS OF CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES Sunday 4 February at St Peter’s Church 11.30am Mass
CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE hosted by St Joeph’s church Newby on 22 January 2018
BLESSING OF BABIES & CHILDREN BAPTISED IN 2017 On Sunday 7 January at St Peter’s Church 11.30am Mass, babies and children together with their godparents and families were welcomed for a special blessing and Renewal of Bapitsm Promises. This is the closest Sunday to the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord.
CHRISTMAS VIGIL MASS on Christmas Eve at St Peter’s Church
CHILDREN’S NATIVITY at St Joseph’s, December 2018
PARENT & TODDLER GROUP held their Christmas party on 18 December.  The Parent & Toddler Group is held in the bungalow behind St Joseph’s Church on Green Lane, Newby on Mondays at 9.30am during term time. If you would like more information, contact the parish office to be put in touch with the group leaders.
UCM (Union of Catholic Mothers) ENROLMENT MASS was held on the evening of Tuesday 5 December 2017 at St Peter’s Church. Fr Gubbins blessed UCM badges and presented them to 7 new members (middle photo, left to right: Marion Broughton, Marie Birdsall, Mo Swales, Pat Scutt, Heather Tymon, Sue Gregory and Barbara Chambers).
ALTER SERVERS MASS at St Joseph’s Church. On Sunday 3 December 2017, eight altar servers at St Joseph’s Church Scarborough were enrolled into  the Guild of St Stephen. Medals were blessed and presented by Fr Albert Schembri.
BIRTHDAY BOY 97 years: parishioners celebrate George Wilson’s birthday in St Peter’s Parish Centre .
DIVINE MERCY SISTERS from Kraków visit St Peter’s Church on Sunday 10 December 2017 for the Polish Mass. Kraków is the home of the Basilica of Divine Mercy, the resting place of St Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun and mystic who wrote a diary of her visions which inspired the Divine Mercy Devotion.
CHRISTMAS PARISH LUNCH on Wednesday 6 December in St Peter’s Parish Centre was enjoyed by all, with a Christmas sing song to finish.
CEILIDH: FR GUBBINS’ 60TH BIRTHDAY HOOLEY was on Friday 17 November, held in St Mary’s Parish Hall, just a few strides down from St Peter’s Church. Net proceeds from ticket sales were donated to Fr Gubbins’ charities of choice, the Rainbow Centre, who do great work for the homeless and needy in the Scarborough area, and Barnardo’s, who work to defend, safeguard and support the most vulnerable children in society. Many photos were taken on the evening, and these are split into batches below for ease of viewing. It was an immensely enjoyable evening.
Taking part in the Ceilidh…
Beautiful dancing by the talented Irish Dancers from Kevin O’Connor’s School of Irish Dancing
Good company, good Craic. Family and friends joined Fr Gubbins from Ireland, Scarborough, Middlesbrough, Robbin Hood’s Bay, Whitby and Hull.
MEMORIAL CANDLE SERVICE Candles were lit during Mass at St Peter’s Church on Sunday 5 November 2017, in memory of the deceased of the parish over the last year. Similarly candles were lit at St Edward’s at the Vigil Mass on 11 November and at St Joseph’s on 12 November.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY Sunday 12 November at the Cenotaph in St Peter’s car park. Veteran soldier and Bene Merenti recipient Mr George Wilson, aged 97 years, laid the Poppy Wreath as we honoured the soldiers from Scarborough who died in the two great wars. George has been laying the wreath for over 31 years. It was a cold, wet and blustery day and some battled with the wind over possession of their brollies.
RACE NIGHT was held on the evening of Friday 15 September at St Edward’s Hall. It was a fun and enjoyable evening. Winners of the evening were Fiona Nolan and Kathryn Donoghue. The event was a fundraiser for the Renovations Fund and raised a fantastic £1,162.  Thanks go to all who donated, to the sponsors, owners, jockeys on the night, and especially to the organising team for all their hard work in organising the event.
DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Friends and family gathered to help George and Heather Tymon celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday 30 September 2017 at their home. Heather and George, parishioners of St Joseph’s, Scarborough were married at St Peter’s Church, Scarborough by Canon O’Byrne in 1957. Mass was celebrated by Fr Albert Schembri (priest at St Joseph’s) in a marquee in their garden, which was followed by a shared lunch. Heather and George were presented by a papal blessing. It was a beautiful occasion, and Heather and George are wished much happiness in the future.
RITE OF WELCOME Children of two families, who are preparing for their children’s Baptism, were welcomed into the parish at St Peter’s on Sunday 15 October 2017, and were again welcomed on Sunday 29 October, when the children were anointed as part of their journey to Baptism.
PILGRIMS who visited the Shrine of Padre Pio at the  Franciscan Friary, Pantasaph in Flintshire, North Wales, and to Holywell on 24 September 2017.
SPONSORED CLIMB Parishioner, Ann Seegoolam, succeeded in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September to raise funds for St Peter’s Restoration Funds. Congratulations and well done. £1,800 received so far, and still counting.
CONGRATULATION to Matthew Cragg and Jennifer Dunne, married at St Peter’s Church on Saturday 16 September. With music from the String Quartet from Bridlington and Hull.
FATIMA PILGRIMAGE to Middlesbrough Cathedral for the visit of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco on the evening of Wednesday 13 September 2017: Entrance of Our Lady and Relics, Crowning of Our Lady, and Veneration of Our Lady of Fatima statue and Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco. 
BLESSING OF ICONS The Icons painted recently by the Icon Painting Group were blessed during a special ceremony at St Peter’s Church on Monday 14 August after the Vigil Mass of the Assumption of Our Lady.
WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS to  Joseph Barrett and Shona Cowban who were married at St Peter’s Church on Saturday 19 August 2017.
STATUE OF OUR LADY at St Joseph’s decorated with flowers for the Assumption Holy Day of Obligation of Tuesday 15 august 2017.
ASSUMPTION MASS the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace at Osmotherley, Sunday 13 August. A beautiful Mass and a day blessed with glorious sunshine – a rarity for this event. But the effects of the recent rain was still felt when the coach got stuck in the mud. After attempting to push it out, a local farmer was finally called to pull it free with a tractor.
PARENTS AND FAMILIES who have been attending the Baptism group another step on the road to their children’s Baptism with the Rite of Anointing at the 11.30am Mass at St Peter’s this Sunday 6 August 2017
CONGRATULATIONS to Maisie-Monique and Noah-Byron baptised this Sunday 6 August at St Peter’s Church during 11.30am Mass
Veronica Oxley was presented with Flowers from the parish on her 95th birthday on 31 July
Farewell to Fr Anthony Amadi: Fr Anthony came to say good-bye to Scarborough parishioners  this Sunday 31 July. Fr Anthony was with us from November 2013 to July 2014.  He and his fellow priests, Fr Leonard and Fr Damian will return to Nigeria in September. Fr Ruben, who was also here in Scarborough the year before, has already returned. They are all members of the Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy. There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving for the work and ministry of the priests of the Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy in our Diocese at Middlesbrough Cathedral on Sunday 6 August at 5pm. All are welcome.
Ampleforth Summertime: 13 children altogether attended from Scarborough – coming from St Joseph’s and St George’s Churches, and St George’s & St Peter’s schools.Image may contain: 26 people, people smiling, outdoor
Some photos from the Parish Summer Fayre & Raffle held at St Mary’s Hall, Castle Road on 22 July 2017Image may contain: one or more people and people sittingImage may contain: 4 people, people smilingImage may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people sittingImage may contain: 1 person, sittingImage may contain: 1 person, sitting and indoorImage may contain: 2 people, people smilingImage may contain: 1 person, sitting and standing
Rite of Welcome of the children and families from the Baptism Group at St Peter’s 11.30am Mass on Sunday 16 July 2017. The children were marked with the sign of the cross.
Middlesbrough Diocese seminarian, Richard Marsden (Rev Rich) was on Wednesday 12 July 2018 ordained to the priestly diaconate in Rome. Photo of him (2nd left) assisting at his first Mass the following day at Palazzola. With former Scarborough parish priest and diocesan Vications Director, Fr William Massie far right.
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT A wonderful night which began with an International Mass, followed by an evening of music, dance and song, of international food and native constume. The evening was much enjoyed by all, and brought us together in friendship, prayer and in our common Faith. 20 photos of the Mass and all aspects of the event….
FR ALBERT’S 44TH BIRTHDAY – birthday cake baked and presented by Cleo  at the International night. Happy birthday Fr Albert! More photos of International Night to follow…
LEAVERS MASS – St Augustines Year 11  on 28th June 2017 at St Josephs church.
NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR (HELP) ended on Tuesday 27 June 2017 with candles at St Peter’s Church burning into the night.
OUCH… damage to the war memorial in St Peter’s car park, which was hit by a delivery van on 30 June 2017.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNICANTS at St Joseph’s Church on Sunday 11 June and at St Peter’s Church on Sunday 18 June 2017, and presentation of certificates to the candidates and flowers for the Catechists at the 11.30am Mass at St Peter’s on Sunday 2 July 2017.
Blessing of the Sacred Heart Statue on the Feast of the Sacred Heart at St Augustine’s School. Present were some of the ExCons (former pupils)..from all over, even as far away Birmingham.
1951 Statue of the Sacred Heart in the Convent ground (its original setting), with Catherine Gibson and Barbara Snook in the foreground.
Congratulations and welcome to our Scarborough Church family to Joseph George, Baptised at St Peter’s Church on Friday 23 June 2017
Fr Patrick Gavigan paid a visit to St Peter’s on Wednesday 21 June, with his two nieces from Guisborough, Bernadette and Eileen. Fr Pat was priest at St Pete’s from 1961 to 1967. He now resides in Bolivia. Fr Gubbins made tea and jaffa cakes.
First Communion Retreat 2017 at Madonna House, Robin Hood’s Bay
Corpus Christi procession from Scarborough Castle to St Peter’s Church on the Feast of Corpus Christi, 18 June 2017

Visit of the Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver: Left to right – Sisters Sister Immaculata(from Nigeria) Sister Mercy (India) Sister Assumpta (Poland), who were in the Scarborough Parishes over the weekend of 3/4 June 2017 making an appeal for their Missionary work. This was the first time Sr Immaculata had seen the sea in her life.
Baptism of Tom, Harry & Ben Niklas-Smith on 22 April 2017 at St Peter’s Church
Lourdes Pilgrimage –  a few more photos from the pilgrims 1) Chaplain to the sick, Fr Pat Keogh of St Hilda’s RC Church, Whitby; 2) Liz Murphy with Val Maughan of St Andrew’s, Teesville; 3) Trevor Grindley partying; 4)
Congratulations to Mrs Ella Connor, who celebrated her 95th birthday on Saturday 27 May. She was presented with a bouquet of flowers at the Vigil Mass at St Edward’s.
Scarborough pilgrims in Lourdes, Saturday 27 May 2017: 1) Mike & Josie Warburton with Trevor Grindley; 2) Mike & Josie meet up with Liz Murphy and our former parish priest, Fr William Massie; 3) International Mass in the underground Basilica.
Scarborough pilgrims to Lourdes, Friday 26 May: at the airport. Liz Murphy with Trevor Grindley and Sheila Coupland
Our oldest parishioner at St Edward’s, Mrs Winnifred King, who will be 101 years old on 31 August.
A few more photos of the May Procession on 7 May 2017, courtesy of Cleo Robles