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  • 3 June 2017
    ANNUAL MASS FOR MATRIMONY 2017
    Time:3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, 10 Ashley Pl, Westminster, London SW1P 1LT, UK

    Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th and 60th+ wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2017.

    If you qualify, please give your parish clergy the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or phone number, if no email).

    Closing date to RSVP is on Wednesday 11th May, thank you.

    We look forward to a joyous occasion!

    Marriage

  • 9 June 2017 - 11 June 2017
    Retrouvaille England/Wales Weekend
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Ramada Birmingham Sutton Coldfield, Penns Ln, Sutton Coldfield B76 1LH, UK

    A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages.
    Retrouvaille is the name of a programme designed to help heal and renew marriages.
    The word "Retrouvaille" simply means "rediscovery". The programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your partner, and a loving relationship in your marriage.

    What happens during a Retrouvaille programme?

    During the weekend phase, a team of three couples and a priest give a series of presentations. You will be encouraged to put the past behind you and start re-discovering each other.

    The team presents a technique of communication and practical tools that enables you to take a good look at most areas of your relationship. They will share how they were able to benefit from these techniques themselves. After each presentation you will have a chance to reflect on it by yourself, then discuss it in complete privacy with your spouse.

    The team do not provide marriage advice or counselling.

    The weekend is not a 'miracle cure'; therefore, the post-weekend sessions have been designed to continue the marriage renewal begun on the weekend.

    The post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.

    For bookings and further information please visit the Retrouvaille website.
    Retrouvaille

    To speak to someone in confidence please call:

    07887 296 983, 0797 338 0443

    Retrouvaille

  • 10 June 2017 - 11 June 2017
    Loving4Life Marriage Enrichment Weekend
    Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
    Venue:Manor Farmhouse South Street, Castlethorpe, Milton Keynes MK19 7EL

    Loving4Life offers marriage enrichment weekends to married couples to help them rediscover the joy of being a man and woman in love, drawing on the wisdom of the authentic Catholic teaching on the Theology of the Body.

    For all ages and stages of marriage, refreshing insights and powerful strategies help you turn your good marriage into a GREAT marriage! With NO GROUP SHARING, topics include the gift of sexuality, formation by our family of origin, trust and control, forgiveness and healing, spiritual aspects of sex, sacrament, and the power of our relationships to influence others.

    Cost £110 per couple (overnight accommodation can be arranged). Price includes all materials, lunch, dinner on the Saturday night, and all refreshments.
    Run over two days, each day begins at 9am.

    The Saturday finishes with dinner and the weekend will close on Sunday at 4pm.
    There is a Vigil Mass on Saturday and the opportunity for confession.

    Please refer to Loving4Life for correct timetable.

    For event inquiries and bookings contact Jane Deegan Coordinator-
    jane@loving4life.net 07595 724300

    Loving4Life new instructions for payments:

    New Bank Account for Loving4Life:

    You can make a payment on Line via the Loving4Life Website in due course

    Or pay by cheque

    Please contact Jane Deegan for all banking queries, thank you.

  • 17 June 2017
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:00pm
    Venue:Ramada Birmingham Sutton Coldfield, Penns Ln, Sutton Coldfield B76 1LH, UK

    A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages;
    Retrouvaille is the name of a programme designed to help heal and renew marriages.
    The word "Retrouvaille" simply means "rediscovery". The programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your partner, and a loving relationship in your marriage.

    The Retrouvaille Programme;
    The weekend is not a 'miracle cure'; therefore, the post-weekend sessions have been designed to continue the marriage renewal begun on the weekend.

    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    How is it organised?

    The programme is offered on scheduled weekends beginning Friday evening, and closing with Mass late Sunday afternoon.
    The 12 post-weekend sessions are presented in 4 days in the 2 months following the weekend.

    For bookings and further information:
    Please contact The Retrouvaille website on:
    http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/contact.php

    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296 983, 0797 338 0443


  • 23 June 2017
    Restored Lives Conference 2017
    Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
    Venue:Church House, HTB Brompton Road Kensington London SW7 1JA

    Bookings are now open for the Restored Lives Conference 2017 at HTB Brompton Road on 23 June 2017 at 10am.

    More details will be going up on the website in the months ahead, but I really want to encourage you to save the date.

    We'll be running workshops for existing course leaders from all over the country, where you can share ideas.

    Offering workshops for people wishing to start a course near them and there will be staff from HTB sharing their vision and advice.

    To book go to: www.regonline.com/restoredlivesconference2017

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    The Restored Lives Team

    For more information about Restored Lives go to:
    http://www.restoredlives.org/

  • 1 July 2017
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Ramada Birmingham Sutton Coldfield, Penns Ln, Sutton Coldfield B76 1LH, UK

    A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages;
    Retrouvaille is the name of a programme designed to help heal and renew marriages.
    The word "Retrouvaille" simply means "rediscovery". The programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your partner, and a loving relationship in your marriage.

    The Retrouvaille Programme;
    The weekend is not a 'miracle cure'; therefore, the post-weekend sessions have been designed to continue the marriage renewal begun on the weekend.

    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    How is it organised?

    The programme is offered on scheduled weekends beginning Friday evening, and closing with Mass late Sunday afternoon.
    The 12 post-weekend sessions are presented in 4 days in the 2 months following the weekend.

    For bookings and further information:
    Please contact The Retrouvaille website on:
    http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/contact.php

    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296 983, 0797 338 0443

  • 12 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
    Spirituality and Recovery Conference 2017
    Venue:Durham University, Durham DH1, UK

    A three day Spirituality and Recovery Conference will take place at St John’s College, Durham University, from Wednesday 12th—Friday 14th July 2017.
    It is an opportunity for clinicians, service users and carers, chaplains, faith and community leaders and other interested parties to explore how those interested in recovery and those who wish to promote the importance of spirituality can work together for the benefit of people who are receiving mental health services.

    For further information or to book a place please visit:
    https://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/

  • 15 July 2017
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Ramada Birmingham Sutton Coldfield, Penns Ln, Sutton Coldfield B76 1LH, UK

    A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages;
    Retrouvaille is the name of a programme designed to help heal and renew marriages.
    The word "Retrouvaille" simply means "rediscovery". The programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your partner, and a loving relationship in your marriage.

    The Retrouvaille Programme;
    The weekend is not a 'miracle cure'; therefore, the post-weekend sessions have been designed to continue the marriage renewal begun on the weekend.

    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    How is it organised?

    The programme is offered on scheduled weekends beginning Friday evening, and closing with Mass late Sunday afternoon.
    The 12 post-weekend sessions are presented in 4 days in the 2 months following the weekend.

    For bookings and further information:
    Please contact The Retrouvaille website on:
    http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/contact.php

    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296 983, 0797 338 0443

  • 23 July 2017
    Annual Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage at the National Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
    Time:11:00am - 4:30pm

    The annual Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage to be held at the National Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on Sunday July 23rd.

    It would be wonderful to see you at the pilgrimage to honour the parents of Our Lady, the grandparents of Jesus.

    For further information contact
    01328 820658 family@walsingham.org.uk



  • 29 July 2017
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Ramada Birmingham Sutton Coldfield, Penns Ln, Sutton Coldfield B76 1LH, UK

    A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages;
    Retrouvaille is the name of a programme designed to help heal and renew marriages.
    The word "Retrouvaille" simply means "rediscovery". The programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your partner, and a loving relationship in your marriage.

    The Retrouvaille Programme;
    The weekend is not a 'miracle cure'; therefore, the post-weekend sessions have been designed to continue the marriage renewal begun on the weekend.

    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    How is it organised?

    The programme is offered on scheduled weekends beginning Friday evening, and closing with Mass late Sunday afternoon.
    The 12 post-weekend sessions are presented in 4 days in the 2 months following the weekend.

    For bookings and further information:
    Please contact The Retrouvaille website on:
    http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/contact.php

    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296 983, 0797 338 0443

  • 9 September 2017 - 10 September 2017
    Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Jacques Philippe ‘True freedom in Christ’
    Time:9:30am - 5:30pm
    Venue:Holy Apostles Church, 47 Cumberland Street, Pimlico London SW1 4LY

    This retreat will address some important human life questions:
    What is the freedom Christ is supposed to give us?
    How to exercise this freedom in the difficulties and suffering of life?
    How to be capable of forgiving?

    Father Jacques Philippe is a world renowned
    Catholic priest and author.

    Where:
    Holy Apostles Church,
    47 Cumberland Street, Pimlico
    London SW1 4LY

    When:
    Sat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Sun. 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Registration: from 9:00 am

    Registration fee and tickets:
    jphilippelondonretreat@gmail.com
    ₤22.00 (non-refundable)

    Booking is compulsory.

    Only 250 places available

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/truefreedom-
    in-christ-a-spiritual-retreat-withfather-
    jacques-philippetickets-
    33303527748

    NB: - Simultaneous French-English
    translation
    - Wheelchair accessible and loop
    induction
    - Please bring your packed lunch

  • 7 October 2017 - 8 October 2017
    Loving4Life Marriage Enrichment Weekend
    Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Loving4Life offers marriage enrichment weekends to married couples to help them rediscover the joy of being a man and woman in love, drawing on the wisdom of the authentic Catholic teaching on the Theology of the Body.

    For all ages and stages of marriage, refreshing insights and powerful strategies help you turn your good marriage into a GREAT marriage! With NO GROUP SHARING, topics include the gift of sexuality, formation by our family of origin, trust and control, forgiveness and healing, spiritual aspects of sex, sacrament, and the power of our relationships to influence others.

    Cost £110 per couple (overnight accommodation can be arranged). Price includes all materials, lunch, dinner on the Saturday night, and all refreshments.
    Run over two days, each day begins at 9am. The Saturday finishes with dinner and the weekend will close on Sunday at 4pm. There is a Vigil Mass on Saturday and the opportunity for confession.

    Please refer to http://loving4life.co.uk/ for correct timetable.

    For event inquiries and bookings contact Jane Deegan Coordinator-
    jane@loving4life.net 07595 724300

    Loving4Life new instructions for payments:

    New Bank Account for Loving4Life:

    You can make a payment on Line via the Loving4Life Website in due course

    Or pay by cheque

    Please contact Jane Deegan, for all banking queries.

  • 22 August 2018 - 26 August 2018
    WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN DUBLIN IRELAND- AUGUST 2018 :The Gospel of the Family - Joy for the World!

    Families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin from 22-26 August 2018 to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith.

    The theme chosen by Pope Francis for WMOF2018 is, The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World.

    Who is invited to WMOF2018?
    Everybody is invited to participate, including single people (vowed/consecrated or lay), couples with or without children, extended families and clergy.

    Thousands of families and individuals from all over Ireland and the world are expected to attend. Some people may come together, others might come on their own, others as part of an organisation. Adults, youth and children are all invited to take part.

    Attendance to all events will require tickets/registration.

    FOR DETAILS: Please visit
    The world meeting of families
    website

    Pope Francis met Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Vatican on Monday 28th November 2016, with the Irish prime minister tweeting after the meeting that the Pope will visit Dublin for the World Meeting of Families!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    WORLD

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