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  • 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

  • 15 September 2017 - 17 September 2017
    Retrouvaille England/Wales Weekend
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City AL8, 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

  • 23 September 2017
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, Hertfortshire.

    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

  • BreakThrough Workshop
    Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street London SW1P 1QN

    Dear Father,

    Accompanying Married Couples on Their Way.

    Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Amoris Laetitia, encourages all of us, as a Church community, to help married couples and families:
    “Parishes, movements, schools and other Church institutions can help in a variety of ways to support families and help them grow… The life of every family is marked by all kinds of crises, yet these are also part of its dramatic beauty. Couples should be helped to realize that surmounting a crisis need not weaken their relationship; instead, it can improve, settle and mature the wine of their union.”  (AMORIS LÆTITIA para 229)

    The Marriage and Family Life Ministry within the Agency for Evangelisation invites you to take part in an initiative to help, by attending with, or sending couples (or husbands or wives alone) from your parish, who are interested in this ministry of ‘accompanying married couples on their way’ to experience the SmartLoving Breakthrough Workshop.

    Thereafter, they will receive all the necessary training (including a Marriage Enrichment Retreat for their own marriage, free of charge) to make the Workshop available to others in your own parish.

    SmartLoving BreakThrough is a three-hour workshop primarily designed to renew hope and encourage couples to attend further weekend sessions together.  It is a practical, solution-focused workshop for all stages of marriage.

    Drawing on contemporary research and Catholic theology, this workshop provides skills and insights to transform marriage relationships into the thriving, joy-filled encounter that they are meant to be.                 

    To Register for a place on one of the days please contact:
    Marriage and Family Life
    020 7931 6064

    £10 per couple payable by cash or cheque on the door

    My hope is that this workshop will be transformative for married couples in your care.
    Please extend the invitation wide!


    Fr Chris Vipers.
    Director, Agency for Evangelisation, Diocese of Westminster.

  • 7 October 2017 - 8 October 2017
    Loving4Life Marriage Enrichment Weekend
    Time:8:45am - 9:30pm
    Venue:Annabels Farmschool, Kinsbourne Green, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3PR

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

    For event inquiries and bookings contact Jane Deegan Coordinator-
    Email Jane 07595 724300

    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.


    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.


    Annabels Farmschool

  • 7 October 2017
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, Hertfortshire

    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

  • 20 October 2017 - 27 October 2017
    ECHO: Theology of the Body Retreat
    Venue:SPEC Retreat Centre, 125 Waxwell Lane, Pinner, HA5 3EP

    OrganiserWestminster Youth Ministry
    CategoryRetreat
    Price18+: £100. 16-18: £80
    Age range16-30 years

    God calls us to live in the fullness of life. But what does that look like in the 21st century? With so many questions on identity, dignity and faith swirling around us, it can be hard to find truth. Thankfully, St Pope John Paul II has left for us a beautiful series of teachings, commonly known as Theology of the Body, which reveals the truth of who we are and what we were created for.

    We are inviting you to come and spend a week with us exploring this revolutionary worldview; Young adults first take time diving into community and unpacking this teaching together, and relating it to their lives prior to our sixth formers’ arrival.

    Then it’s time for us all to receive together, where young adults then begin to give away what they have received by serving on various teams throughout the rest of the retreat.

    We are inviting you to step into this ‘civilisation of love’; there will be great community, live music, prayer, sports, games, and countless possibilities to encounter something new of God, and His immeasurable love for you.

    Closing day for applications is SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER. 10% discount for applications before 1 June.
    To find out more and to register, please contact: Rebekah Curran

    Echo

  • 21 October 2017
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, Hertfortshire

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    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

  • 28 October 2017
    BreakThrough Workshop
    Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street London SW1P 1QN

    Dear Father,

    Accompanying Married Couples on Their Way.

    Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Amoris Laetitia, encourages all of us, as a Church community, to help married couples and families:
    “Parishes, movements, schools and other Church institutions can help in a variety of ways to support families and help them grow… The life of every family is marked by all kinds of crises, yet these are also part of its dramatic beauty. Couples should be helped to realize that surmounting a crisis need not weaken their relationship; instead, it can improve, settle and mature the wine of their union.” (AMORIS LÆTITIA para 229)

    The Marriage and Family Life Ministry within the Agency for Evangelisation invites you to take part in an initiative to help, by attending with, or sending couples (or husbands or wives alone) from your parish, who are interested in this ministry of ‘accompanying married couples on their way’ to experience the SmartLoving Breakthrough Workshop.

    Thereafter, they will receive all the necessary training (including a Marriage Enrichment Retreat for their own marriage, free of charge) to make the Workshop available to others in your own parish.

    SmartLoving BreakThrough is a three-hour workshop primarily designed to renew hope and encourage couples to attend further weekend sessions together. It is a practical, solution-focused workshop for all stages of marriage.

    Drawing on contemporary research and Catholic theology, this workshop provides skills and insights to transform marriage relationships into the thriving, joy-filled encounter that they are meant to be.

    To Register for a place on one of the days please contact:
    Marriage and Family Life
    020 7931 6064

    £10 per couple payable by cash or cheque on the door

    My hope is that this workshop will be transformative for married couples in your care.
    Please extend the invitation wide!


    Fr Chris Vipers.
    Director, Agency for Evangelisation, Diocese of Westminster.

  • 4 November 2017
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    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

  • 18 November 2017
    BreakThrough Workshop
    Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Church of Our Lady & St Michael, Crown Rise, Garston,Watford, United Kingdom

    Dear Father,

    Accompanying Married Couples on Their Way.

    Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Amoris Laetitia, encourages all of us, as a Church community, to help married couples and families:
    “Parishes, movements, schools and other Church institutions can help in a variety of ways to support families and help them grow… The life of every family is marked by all kinds of crises, yet these are also part of its dramatic beauty. Couples should be helped to realize that surmounting a crisis need not weaken their relationship; instead, it can improve, settle and mature the wine of their union.” (AMORIS LÆTITIA para 229)

    The Marriage and Family Life Ministry within the Agency for Evangelisation invites you to take part in an initiative to help, by attending with, or sending couples (or husbands or wives alone) from your parish, who are interested in this ministry of ‘accompanying married couples on their way’ to experience the SmartLoving Breakthrough Workshop.

    Thereafter, they will receive all the necessary training (including a Marriage Enrichment Retreat for their own marriage, free of charge) to make the Workshop available to others in your own parish.

    SmartLoving BreakThrough is a three-hour workshop primarily designed to renew hope and encourage couples to attend further weekend sessions together. It is a practical, solution-focused workshop for all stages of marriage.

    Drawing on contemporary research and Catholic theology, this workshop provides skills and insights to transform marriage relationships into the thriving, joy-filled encounter that they are meant to be.

    To Register for a place on one of the days please contact:
    Marriage and Family Life
    020 7931 6064

    £10 per couple payable by cash or cheque on the door

    My hope is that this workshop will be transformative for married couples in your care.
    Please extend the invitation wide!


    Fr Chris Vipers.
    Director, Agency for Evangelisation, Diocese of Westminster.

  • 3 February 2018
    BreakThrough Workshop
    Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Ss Michael and Martin Catholic Church, 94 Bath Rd, Hounslow TW3 3EH, UK

    Dear Father,

    Accompanying Married Couples on Their Way.

    Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Amoris Laetitia, encourages all of us, as a Church community, to help married couples and families:
    “Parishes, movements, schools and other Church institutions can help in a variety of ways to support families and help them grow… The life of every family is marked by all kinds of crises, yet these are also part of its dramatic beauty. Couples should be helped to realize that surmounting a crisis need not weaken their relationship; instead, it can improve, settle and mature the wine of their union.” (AMORIS LÆTITIA para 229)

    The Marriage and Family Life Ministry within the Agency for Evangelisation invites you to take part in an initiative to help, by attending with, or sending couples (or husbands or wives alone) from your parish, who are interested in this ministry of ‘accompanying married couples on their way’ to experience the SmartLoving Breakthrough Workshop.

    Thereafter, they will receive all the necessary training (including a Marriage Enrichment Retreat for their own marriage, free of charge) to make the Workshop available to others in your own parish.

    SmartLoving BreakThrough is a three-hour workshop primarily designed to renew hope and encourage couples to attend further weekend sessions together. It is a practical, solution-focused workshop for all stages of marriage.

    Drawing on contemporary research and Catholic theology, this workshop provides skills and insights to transform marriage relationships into the thriving, joy-filled encounter that they are meant to be.

    To Register for a place on one of the days please contact:
    Marriage and Family Life
    020 7931 6064

    £10 per couple payable by cash or cheque on the door

    My hope is that this workshop will be transformative for married couples in your care.
    Please extend the invitation wide!


    Fr Chris Vipers.
    Director, Agency for Evangelisation, Diocese of Westminster.

  • 24 February 2018
    BreakThrough Workshop
    Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:St Josephs Pastoral Centre, Hendon

    Dear Father,

    Accompanying Married Couples on Their Way.

    Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Amoris Laetitia, encourages all of us, as a Church community, to help married couples and families:
    “Parishes, movements, schools and other Church institutions can help in a variety of ways to support families and help them grow… The life of every family is marked by all kinds of crises, yet these are also part of its dramatic beauty. Couples should be helped to realize that surmounting a crisis need not weaken their relationship; instead, it can improve, settle and mature the wine of their union.” (AMORIS LÆTITIA para 229)

    The Marriage and Family Life Ministry within the Agency for Evangelisation invites you to take part in an initiative to help, by attending with, or sending couples (or husbands or wives alone) from your parish, who are interested in this ministry of ‘accompanying married couples on their way’ to experience the SmartLoving Breakthrough Workshop.

    Thereafter, they will receive all the necessary training (including a Marriage Enrichment Retreat for their own marriage, free of charge) to make the Workshop available to others in your own parish.

    SmartLoving BreakThrough is a three-hour workshop primarily designed to renew hope and encourage couples to attend further weekend sessions together. It is a practical, solution-focused workshop for all stages of marriage.

    Drawing on contemporary research and Catholic theology, this workshop provides skills and insights to transform marriage relationships into the thriving, joy-filled encounter that they are meant to be.

    To Register for a place on one of the days please contact:
    Marriage and Family Life
    020 7931 6064

    £10 per couple payable by cash or cheque on the door

    My hope is that this workshop will be transformative for married couples in your care.
    Please extend the invitation wide!


    Fr Chris Vipers.
    Director, Agency for Evangelisation, Diocese of Westminster.

  • 17 March 2018
    BreakThrough Workshop
    Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street London SW1P 1QN

    Dear Father,

    Accompanying Married Couples on Their Way.

    Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in his Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Amoris Laetitia, encourages all of us, as a Church community, to help married couples and families:
    “Parishes, movements, schools and other Church institutions can help in a variety of ways to support families and help them grow… The life of every family is marked by all kinds of crises, yet these are also part of its dramatic beauty. Couples should be helped to realize that surmounting a crisis need not weaken their relationship; instead, it can improve, settle and mature the wine of their union.” (AMORIS LÆTITIA para 229)

    The Marriage and Family Life Ministry within the Agency for Evangelisation invites you to take part in an initiative to help, by attending with, or sending couples (or husbands or wives alone) from your parish, who are interested in this ministry of ‘accompanying married couples on their way’ to experience the SmartLoving Breakthrough Workshop.

    Thereafter, they will receive all the necessary training (including a Marriage Enrichment Retreat for their own marriage, free of charge) to make the Workshop available to others in your own parish.

    SmartLoving BreakThrough is a three-hour workshop primarily designed to renew hope and encourage couples to attend further weekend sessions together. It is a practical, solution-focused workshop for all stages of marriage.

    Drawing on contemporary research and Catholic theology, this workshop provides skills and insights to transform marriage relationships into the thriving, joy-filled encounter that they are meant to be.

    To Register for a place on one of the days please contact:
    Marriage and Family Life
    020 7931 6064

    £10 per couple payable by cash or cheque on the door

    My hope is that this workshop will be transformative for married couples in your care.
    Please extend the invitation wide!


    Fr Chris Vipers.
    Director, Agency for Evangelisation, Diocese of Westminster.

  • 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


   Rachels Vineyard

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