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  • 22 February 2018
    Building A Bridge Monthly Reflection Evenings..
    Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, 114 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH, UK


    BUILDING A BRIDGE  - The LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council, is mandated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols to promote pastoral support in Westminster Diocese.

    Using, 'Building A Bridge ' - how the Catholic church and the LGBT community can enter into a relationship of respect, compassion, and sensitivity, Fr. James Martin SJ's recent book. "Building a Bridge" seeks respect between the Church and LGBT community.  

    YOU, are warmly invited to monthly reflections on these themes. 
    These will take place in the Parish Hall, Farm Street ,114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 3AH.

    18.30 - 20.30  Thursdays'
    22 February, 22 March, 26 April.
    24 May, 21 June, & 26 July.
    20 September, 25 October & 22 November, 
    20 December, & 24 January 2019. 
     

    LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE FROM 18.30 
    SESSIONS START PROMPTLY  AT 19.00 

    Further details please email  lgbtcatholicswestminster@gmail.com  or telephone
    020 8986 0807. 

    Building A Bridge is available at the discount price £10.00 (from £15.99)   

  • 24 February 2018
    BreakThrough Workshop
    Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Caritas St Josephs, 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.” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)

    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 March 2018 - 4 March 2018
    Loving4Life Marriage Enrichment Weekend
    Time:12:00am - 1:00am
    Venue:High Leigh Conference Centre Lord St, Hoddesdon EN11 8SG  


    For event inquiries, bookings and weekend schedule contact Jane Deegan
    Email Jane
    07595 724300
    Loving4Life

    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.

    The peaceful garden at High Leigh.

  • 9 March 2018 - 11 March 2018
    The 2018 SPUC Youth Conference
    Venue:Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NL, UK

    The annual SPUC Youth Conference is a weekend filled with pro-life talks, workshops and many chances to meet other young pro-life people. 
    The aim of the weekend is to bring young pro-life people together, to educate ourselves on the current pro-life issues and to recharge our batteries so that we are ready for the coming year.  

    Speakers

    Confirmed speakers include:

    • PROFESSOR DAVID PATON specialist on government strategies in life and death areas
    • PROFESSOR PRISCILLA COLEMAN expert on the links between abortion and mental health
    • PROFESSOR PATRICIA CASEY consultant psychiatrist on Ireland and abortion 
    • AISLING HUBERT campaigner on sex-selective abortion

    More will be added in the coming weeks!

    Key info:

    Take advantage of our early-bird price: £85 if you place your booking before the 15th of January!

    The regular price of the conference, including all talks, food and accommodation is £100. Sponsored places are often available. If you want information on this (or have any other booking inquiries) please contact katherinehampton@spuc.org.uk.

  • 16 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
    Retrouvaille Programme U K Residential Weekend
    Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, Hertfortshire.

    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 programme is offered on scheduled weekends beginning Friday evening, and closing with Mass late Sunday afternoon.

    To speak to someone in confidence please telephone us.
    From within UK: 07887 296983 or 0797 338 0443
    From elsewhere: 0044 7887 296983 or 0044 797 3380443
    Phone us or text us with your phone number and we'll call you back!

    Direct Email

    Twitter Feed

  • 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.” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)

    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 March 2018
    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.

    To speak to someone in confidence please telephone us.
    From within UK: 07887 296983 or 0797 338 0443
    From elsewhere: 0044 7887 296983 or 0044 797 3380443
    Phone us or text us with your phone number and we'll call you back!

    Direct Email

    Twitter Feed

  • 7 April 2018
    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.

    To speak to someone in confidence please telephone us.
    From within UK: 07887 296983 or 0797 338 0443
    From elsewhere: 0044 7887 296983 or 0044 797 3380443
    Phone us or text us with your phone number and we'll call you back!
    Direct Email

  • 18 April 2018 - 22 April 2018
    TeenSTAR Teacher Training Course
    Venue:Buckden Towers, High St, Buckden, Saint Neots PE19 5TA, UK

    TeenSTAR Teacher Training Course
    Open to all parents, teachers, youth educators, health professionals or anyone who wishes to accompany teenagers in a deeper reflection on the true meaning of love, sexual responsibility and healthy relationships.

    Cost
    £220 per person
    £250 per couple
    Student Discount

    Please enquire for information about accomodation or creche facilities.
    For more information or to register please email us at: info.teenstaruk@gmail.com

    TeenSTAR Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility.

  • 20 April 2018 - 22 April 2018
    Beginning Experience Weekend
    Venue:Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex

    There is a healing weekend for men and women who find themselves single again following separation, divorce or the death of a partner from 20th to 22nd April 2018 at the Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex. 


    For more details please telephone Freda 01322-838415 or Sandra 01293-783965 or email  johnabrotherton@hotmail.co.uk
     
    The structure of this weekend programme helps grieving persons focus on their experience and emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning. 

    The programme helps deal with the natural grief process and offers an opportunity, through God, for turning the pain of loss into an experience of positive growth. Founded by a Catholic nun and rooted in the Christian tradition, the ministry's open, inclusive spirit serves those of all faiths.  



  • 21 April 2018
    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.

    To speak to someone in confidence please telephone us.
    From within UK: 07887 296983 or 0797 338 0443
    From elsewhere: 0044 7887 296983 or 0044 797 3380443
    Phone us or text us with your phone number and we'll call you back!

    Direct Email

  • 5 May 2018
    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.

    To speak to someone in confidence please telephone us.
    From within UK: 07887 296983 or 0797 338 0443
    From elsewhere: 0044 7887 296983 or 0044 797 3380443
    Phone us or text us with your phone number and we'll call you back!

    Direct Email


  • 19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
    Loving4Life Marriage Enrichment Weekend
    Venue:St Mary's Independent School 57 Midanbury Lane, Bitterne Park, Southampton SO18 4DJ 

    For event inquiries, bookings and weekend schedule contact Jane Deegan
    Email Jane
    07595 724300
    Loving4Life

    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.

    St
    St Mary's

  • 19 May 2018
    ANNUAL MASS FOR MATRIMONY 2018
    Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Cardinals Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony

    Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 19 May 2018 at 3pm.

    The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 5th 10th 25th 30th 40th 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic Marriage in 2018.

    If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish clergy the following details:

    Husband and wife names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone if no email).

  • 30 June 2018 - 1 July 2018
    Loving4Life Marriage Enrichment Weekend
    Venue:Manor Farmhouse South St, Castlethorpe, Milton Keynes MK19 7EL 

    For event inquiries, bookings and weekend schedule contact Jane Deegan
    Email jane
    07595 724300
    Loving4Life

    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.

  • 21 August 2018 - 26 August 2018
    WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018

    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
    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!

    Celebrating

  • 6 October 2018 - 7 October 2018
    Loving4Life Marriage Enrichment Weekend
    Venue:Dowry House, Basilica of Our Lady, 47-49 High Street Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6B 

    For event inquiries, bookings and weekend schedule contact Jane Deegan
    Email Jane
    07595 724300
    Loving4Life

    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.


    Basilica

    Dowry House

   Rachels Vineyard

Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreats are a beautiful opportunity for anyone who has struggled with the emotional and spiritual pain of an abortion.For more information and a complete listing of retreats, visit www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk