Welcome to our Parish website.
This Weekend we celebrate Holy Mass Sat 6.30 pm Our Lady, Staithes
Sun 9 am Ss Joseph &Cuthbert, Loftus. and Sun 11 am St. Anthony of Padua, Brotton.
Food for the Journey
God, to so many, can seem remote and aloof from our present way of life. It doesn’t help that in a godless society there are many who believe He does not even exist. Some would have us believe that all of this- that exists- is by pure chance and nothing more. With such a way of thinking, is it any wonder why our world is getting worse!
The good news is that we can reverse this trend. The Root of it all is quite simple we don’t ask God enough of or from Him. We feel we can rely always on our own effort, strength and capabilities. How wrong this is! When we rely solely upon ourselves, without God, we surely fall, time and time again. Take as proof our world- humanity is destroying it. Look at our society – it is collapsing around us. Greeks before battle had a saying, “Drink and be Merry for tomorrow we die!” Rather puts a downer on life and affects the way we live our lives.
Welcome to our Parish Website.
Building a Sacred Community
Through our Parish Communities in Staithes, Loftus, and Brotton, we have been connecting people to the heart of God since the Good News reached our shores centuries ago. The message of Jesus is truly 'Good News' as Saint John the Apostle put it, 'think of the love that the Father has lavished upon us by letting us be called Gods Children'. This is what we are; a child of God whom we come to praise and worship every time we gather around the Altar.
Our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our Church communities, with its own character, stained glass windows, and artwork that helps us to raise our minds and hearts to God. At our services we gather together to listen to the Scriptures; the Word of God, and apply it to our everyday life. After we have listened to the Scriptures our attention is turned to the Altar. This reminds us and makes present once again the Last Supper that Jesus had with his disciples.
Being fed with God's Word and by the bread and wine; which becomes the body and blood of Jesus we are inwardly transformed into an 'alter Christus' or 'another Christ. Filled with his teaching and receiving His body and blood in Holy Communion we take Jesus out into the world in order so that the words we profess in the 'Our Father' may truly become a reality that His Kingdom comes amongst us and His Will be done within us. Being a Catholic is a beautiful way of life, carrying Jesus into our broken world, so that He may make all things new. Just as Jesus proclaimed liberty to captives, sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, raising people from the dead, so too are we called to share in the Healing and Redemptive work of Jesus.
Why not come and join us? Become a part of our growing congregation in the East Cleveland area. You're always welcome to join us; no matter who or what you are, or where you have come from. Jesus welcomed everyone, and so we must do the same.
What We Do
Breaking Barriers, Opening Doors