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  • 2 December 2017
    The Gifts of Old Age: Mental Well-Being, Spirituality & Elderly People
    Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
    Venue:St Mary's University, Twickenham, Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4SX, UK

    On Saturday 2nd December 2017, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, in collaboration with The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, will host a day exploring the integration of mental health and the spiritual life bringing together elderly people and those who care for them: parishioners, chaplains, clergy, ministers, counsellors and mental health professionals.

    There will be opportunities to explore methods of practice and talk about the integration of spirituality and mental health.

    Guest speakers will include: Dr Paul Farmer, Dr Pia Matthews, Bishop Richard Moth, Dr Trevor Stammers and Prof Chris Williams.

    The day will run from 10am to 4pm and will include talks, workshops and plenary forum. The cost for the day is £35 including a buffet lunch.

    For more details, contact Kit Penny Email
    Book tickets here


  • 'Add Some Sparkle To Your Marriage' A Marriage Enrichment Day at Ealing Abbey
    Time:2:30pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:Ealing Abbey

    We are celebrating 10th Anniversary of the Smart Loving Marriage Preparation Course at Ealing Abbey with an afternoon enrichment session for all married couples, focusing on continued effective communication for a vibrant and joyful married life.

    Starting at 2.30pm in the Abbey Parish Hall and ending with a Mass and renewal of wedding vows.

    Please see attached poster below.

    This celebration is part of the ten year anniversary of the current Marriage Preparation Course at Ealing Abbey. But it is not only for those who have attended, but any young (or youngish) married couples who would like to come.
    The cost is only £5 a person. Bring some friends too!

    Simply let the Parish Office know who is attending.
    Email The Team
    or call Maggi on 020 8862 2160 from 9.00am to 12:30pm, Monday to Friday.

    ~ The Marriage Team at Ealing Abbey ~

    Sparkle

  • 20 January 2018
    A Loving4Life Catholic Marriage Enrichment Day Retreat
    Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
    Venue:Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady, 54 Lodge Rd, St John's Wood, London NW8 8LA, UK

    A Loving4Life Catholic Marriage Enrichment Day Retreat.

    Covering both the relational and spritual aspects of marriage

    Starting at 10.00am
    Concluding with Vigil Mass for Sunday at 6.00pm

    £20.00 per couple includes Lunch and Tea/Coffee Breaks.

    To Register please contact
    Jane Deegan Email
    07595 724300
    Fr Jeffrey Steel Email

  • 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.” (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 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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