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.
HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY FR GUBBINS
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.
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.
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
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.
Some photos from the Parish Summer Fayre & Raffle held at St Mary’s Hall, Castle Road on 22 July 2017
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….
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Hull University Catholic Society Visit to Scarborough: Fr William Massie brought a group of young people to Scarborough on Saturday 6th May 2017 for a beach party and prayer afterwards at St Peter’s church.
Vigil Mass at St Peter’s Church, Scarborough 2017. Lighting of the Easter Vigil Fire, and from it, the Paschal Candle by Fr Gubbins. Procession with the Paschal Candle a nd lighting of individual candles, to symbolise the light of Christ entering into the world to conquer sin and darkness.
Good Friday Walk of Witness 2017 of the Churches Together In Scarborough from Albemarle Crescent to the castle, with some of our parishioners pictured. The easter story was dramamatised in the town centre. After processing through town to the castle there was a short service to bring the event to a close, in the castle grounds . With view of North Bay from the Castle walls
Scarborough says goodbye and thanks to Sister Dymphna and the Ladies of Mary – Farewell Mass 11:30am at St Peter’s followed by a buffet gathering at St Mary’s Hall. Sister Dymphna is pictured on the right, below. Sister Celia, on the left, read the Word of God at Mass.
St Joseph’s 1964: Parishioners leaving Mass – do you recognise anyone? Do let us know if you do. Second photo inside the church – notice the altar and statues. Third photo Fr Dan Breen, parish priest at St Joseph’s.
Golden Wedding: Margaret and Roger Foster of
Paisley, Glasgow renew their wedding vows on their wedding anniversary in St Peter’s Church, the church where they were originally married, on Tuesday 17th January 2017
Sacred Heart Statue This statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was situated in the Convent School in Queen Street, Scarborough for many years. It has recently been retrieved and restored with money raised by the ex-cons (‘girls’ who attended the convent) and fundraising in the Parish and is now located in St Augustines School, Scarborough
Polish celebration at St Peter’s of the Feast of St Nicholas on 6 December 2016 – Santa with the children
Visit of the Lampedusa Cross to St Peter’s October 2016
When hundreds of refugees who were fleeing Eritrea and Somalia drowned off the coast of Lampedusa, Francesco Tuccio, a carpenter from the small Italian island of Lampedusa, was moved to gather the driftwood from the wrecked boats and turn them into crosses, which he offered to survivors as a small but powerful symbol of hope. One of these crosses has visited our parishes and schools.
Shoebox appeal 2016
A wonderful night at the Youth Club Annual Shoebox event for Operation Christmas Child. More than 30 young people aged 8-18 years old and 20 adults joined together for a fun evening and managed to pack a staggering 131 shoeboxes! There was a wonderful sense of community. The young people were amazing and packed beautiful boxes filled with really good quality gift items which were generously donated by the children & Parishioners. Thank you and well done to the children, their parents and the Parishioners for all of their support and generosity.
We welcome Canon Edmond Gubbins
Canon Gubbins (who prefers to be known as Fr Gubbins or Fr Eddie) took over as Parish Priest of the Scarborough Parishes on 15 October 2016. He resides at St Peter’s Church. Canon Gubbins comes to us from Teesville in Middlesbrough.
We say goodbye to Fr William Massie
Fr William leaves the Scarborough Parishes on 19 September to take up new roles in Hull as University Chaplain, Director and Promoter of the Hull Evangelisation Mission, and to resumes the role of diocesan Vocations Director.
Fr William writes: Quite simply, THANK YOU, for the privilege of being a part of the Scarborough Parishes these last seven years. Dare I say, I hope most of you have enjoyed our time together as much as I have. Our diocese is small and so hopefully we will continue to meet at diocesan celebrations. Please pray for me. I am so thankful that Canon Gubbins is coming here as parish priest. I was with him for a year as a curate and was inspired by his kindness, hard work, zeal for souls and good humour. Please welcome him warmly and look after him!
Crowning of Our Lady, May 2016: