The Year of Mary

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

Year of Mary

The theme of World Youth Day 2017 was taken from Our Lady’s song of praise, the Magnificat, ‘The Mighty One has done great things for me’. The Pope 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 the Diocese  have decided to continue their ‘Year of …’ plans with a Year of Mary plan. Each month is linked to a virtue shown by Mary and celebrates her many names.

Children at St Mark's will pray, celebrate liturgies, have a designated prayer station, work with Marian resources and share Marian artwork.

 We are making Year of Mary prayer bag in Mini Vinnies  to share with families