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  • 24 February 2018
    Formation for Readers
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    FaithFormation for Readers with Sr. Karen Marguerite OP Marguerite and Sr AnneWalsh OP

    Date: Sat 24th Feb 2018
    Time: 10:00am-3.00pm (Including Mass with Fr Chris Vipers)
    Venue: NilandConference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation:£14.00

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.


    Description:
    Formation for Readers (including celebration of Mass with Fr. Chris Vipers

  • 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.

  • Mass for Members of the Travelling Community
    Time:2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK
  • 26 February 2018
    Pope Francis and the Evangelising Mission of the Church
    Time:11:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    A workshop onPope Francis and the Evangelising Mission of the Church with Brian Purfield
    This short talk explores some of the key themes of the papacy of Pope Francis,with particular focus on the theme of evangelisation and the Pope’s call for aChurch of missionary disciples and a renewed personal encounter with JesusChrist.

    Date: 26thFebruary 2018
    Time: 11:00-1:00pm
    Venue: Niland Conference Centre, 93Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation: £4.00

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.

     


    Description:
    A workshop on Pope Francis and the Evangelising Mission of the Church by Brian Purfield.
    This short talk explores some of the key themes of the papacy of Pope Francis, with particular focus on the theme of evangelisation and the Pope’s call for a Church of missionary disciples and a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ.

  • 27 February 2018
    Journey through Lent with Marks’ Gospel(4)
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Journey through Lent with Marks’ Gospel with SrAnne Walsh OP and Sr Karen Marguerite OP
    Dates: 25th Jan, 1stFeb, 8th Feb, 15th Feb, 8th Mar, 2018
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: NilandConference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation: £5.00

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.

     



    Description:
    2018 is the Year of Mark in our Liturgy. Mark’s gospel has been described as
    ” A passion narrative with an extended introduction”.( Martin Kähler) On Passion Sunday we read Mark’s Passion and at the Easter Vigil his resurrection narrative (with the most important verse missing)!
     In this course we will explore this gospel which will deepen our understanding of Mark’s portrait of Jesus and his message.
     January 25 Temptation. 1:12
     Gethsemane. He said, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want 14:36.
    February 8 .Transfiguration . 9:2-8
    Glimpses of the resurrection “ Healing miracles. “They were all amazed and glorified God, saying, ‘We have never seen anything like this!’ “ 2:12
    February 22.Challenge to the Authorities . Cleansing of the Temple 11:15-19
    Conflict stories “ The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him. 3:6
    March 8. Faith and lack of faith.
    Jesus said to them, “Do you still not perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember? 8:18-19.
    March 22. Living the death and resurrection of Jesus 8: 34-35
    ‘ He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel will save it. “

  • 28 February 2018
    A Biblical Journey through the Mass (2)
    Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN

    A series of 4talks on A Biblical Journey through the Mass by Brian Purfield

    The Mass isthe centre of our faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responsesand all the gestures. But do we know what it all means? In this short course wewill take a tour of the liturgy and explore the biblical roots of the words andgestures we experience in the liturgy and reflect on their profoundsignificance. It is hoped that this will help to renew our faith and deepen ourlove for and devotion to the Eucharist.

    Dates: 20th Feb, 28th Feb, 24th Apr, 21st May 2018
    Time: 7:00-8:00pm
    Venue: Vaughan House, 46 FrancisStreet, SW1P 1QN
    Suggested donation: £4.00

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.



    Description:
    A series of 4 talks on A Biblical Journey through the Mass by Brian Purfield
    The Mass is the centre of our faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responses and all the gestures. But do we know what it all means? In this short course we will take a tour of the liturgy and explore the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience in the liturgy and reflect on their profound significance. It is hoped that this will help to renew our faith and deepen our love for and devotion to the Eucharist.

  • 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.

  • 3 March 2018
    Agency for Evangelisation- Proclaim Westminster - St. Albans
    Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
    Venue:St Albans at SS Alban & Stephen 14 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RB


    Evangelisation Workshops for Priests and People – ‘Leadership & Discipleship’ 


    • Sat 3rd March St Albans at SS Alban & Stephen 14 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RB
    • Sat 24th March at Most Sacred Heart, 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip HA4 8NN


    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register with Warren Brown by Email

    catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • Mindfulness in Christian Tradition (2)
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Centre for Youth Ministry, 20 Phoenix Road, Euston, London, NW1 1TA

    Title:Mindfulness in Christian Tradition (2)
    Speaker:Fr. Mike Heap
    Date:3rd March 2018
    Time:10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Venue: Centre for Youth Ministry, 20 Phoenix Road, Euston, London, NW1 1TA
    Suggested donation:£14.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078

    Description:
    'Mindfulness in Christian Tradition (1) with Mgr Malachy Keegan.
    The seminar will explain Mindfulness and the great help it gives us in managing our lives well. We will learn how to live in the present moment, without worrying about the future and dwelling in the past. We will learn practical ways of being closer to God, to ourselves and to others.

  • 7 March 2018
    Prayer
    Time:7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Prayer with Sr Anne Walsh OP and Sr Martina OP
    Dates: 7th Feb, 7thMar, 11th Apr, 2nd May, 6th Jun 2018
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: NilandConference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation: £5.00.

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.

     

    Description:
    Prayer with Sr. Anne and Sr. Martina

  • 8 March 2018
    Journey through Lent with Marks’ Gospel(5)
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Journey through Lent with Marks’ Gospel with SrAnne Walsh OP and Sr Karen Marguerite OP
    Dates: 25th Jan, 1stFeb, 8th Feb, 15th Feb, 8th Mar, 2018
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: NilandConference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation: £5.00

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.

     

    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    2018 is the Year of Mark in our Liturgy. Mark’s gospel has been described as
    ” A passion narrative with an extended introduction”.( Martin Kähler) On Passion Sunday we read Mark’s Passion and at the Easter Vigil his resurrection narrative (with the most important verse missing)!
     In this course we will explore this gospel which will deepen our understanding of Mark’s portrait of Jesus and his message.
     January 25 Temptation. 1:12
     Gethsemane. He said, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want 14:36.
    February 8 .Transfiguration . 9:2-8
    Glimpses of the resurrection “ Healing miracles. “They were all amazed and glorified God, saying, ‘We have never seen anything like this!’ “ 2:12
    February 22.Challenge to the Authorities . Cleansing of the Temple 11:15-19
    Conflict stories “ The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him. 3:6
    March 8. Faith and lack of faith.
    Jesus said to them, “Do you still not perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember? 8:18-19.
    March 22. Living the death and resurrection of Jesus 8: 34-35
    ‘ He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel will save it. “

  • 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.

  • 10 March 2018
    Mass for Bereaved Parents
    Time:2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, 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
    Liturgy of the Word with Children- Bow
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady Refuge of Sinners & St Catherine of Sienna, 177 Bow Road, Bow, E3 2SG

    Title:Liturgy of the Word with Children- Bow
    Description:This 3 hour session course looks at the Bishops’ Conference Guidelines for Liturgy of The Word with Children and considers variety of ways to share Scripture with children, using new ideas and resources in keeping with the Directory for Masses with Children and the Guidelines of the Bishops’ Conference.

    Date:17th March 2018
    Time:10:00am-1:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady Refuge of Sinners & St Catherine of Sienna, 177 Bow Road, Bow, E3 2SG
    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register by Email

    catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 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.

  • 22 March 2018
    Scripture
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Scripture
    Speaker:Sr. Ann
    Date:22nd March 2018
    Time:7:30-9:00 pm
    Venue: Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    The Call of God. Discipleship in the Old Testament with Sr Anne and Sr Karen
    The reality of being a disciple is probably best seen in the Old Testament with a call ‘to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord, but also to imitate or reflect God’s character. Israel, as a whole people, was called to that kind of discipleship, by living as the people of God in the midst of the nations, being faithful to its covenant with him, worshipping him alone, and living by the standards of the Torah
    God’s desire for Israel was that they would go and teach others about Him. Israel was to be a nation of priests, prophets, and missionaries to the world. They were to be “a light to the nations” God’s intent was for Israel to be a distinct people, a nation who pointed others towards the One true God . “” and His promise of a Redeemer, Messiah, and Saviour. God’s ultimate purpose for Israel—that of bringing the Messiah into the world—was fulfilled perfectly in the Person of Jesus Christ .
    Over the centuries people from this nation were called to carry out this purpose. We will reflect on a small selection of these people in this course.
    1. Abraham and Sarah. Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you” (Gen. 1 2 :1) Faith and Trust. A new kind of God
    2. Moses and the people of Israel “So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3:10). Living in God’s way Worship and life.
    3. David . God’s kind of government. The LORD said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.”1Samuel 16:12 . How to rule a nation in God’s way. Power is like drinking gin on an empty stomach(pope Francis)
    4. Jonah Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, 2 “Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.” (Jonah1 ) Who wants to repent?
    5. Esther “Invoke the Lord ,speak to the king for us and save us from death’’ 4:8. The power of Prayer. Courage.

  • 24 March 2018
    Agency for Evangelisation -Proclaim Westminster- Ruislip
    Time:9:30am - 12:30pm
    Venue:Most Sacred Heart, 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip HA4 8NN

     Evangelisation Workshops for Priests and People – ‘Leadership & Discipleship’ 

    • Sat 24th March at Most Sacred Heart, 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip HA4 8NN

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register with Warren Brown by Email

    catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 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

  • Preparing Parents for the Baptism of their Children-Holloway
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue:Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    Title:Preparing Parents for the Baptism of their Children-Holloway
    Description:This 3 hour session considers
    • How catechists prepare parents for the baptism of their infants
    • How we help parents to understand what they are asking for
    • The course includes the history of baptism from the early days of Christianity and a walk through the Rite of Baptism – explaining all the signs and symbols used.

    Date:24th March 2018
    Time:10:00am-1:00pm
    Venue:Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register by Email

    catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 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

  • 11 April 2018
    Prayer
    Time:7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Prayer with Sr Anne Walsh OP and Sr Martina OP
    Dates: 7th Feb, 7thMar, 11th Apr, 2nd May, 6th Jun 2018
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: NilandConference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation: £5.00.

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.

     


    Description:
    Prayer with Sr. Anne and Sr. Martina

  • 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.

  • 19 April 2018
    Scripture
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Scripture
    Speakers:Sr.Anne and Sr. Karen
    Date:19th April 2018
    Time:7:30-9:00 pm
    Venue: Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    A session on Scripture by Sr. Anne and Sr. Karen

  • 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

  • 24 April 2018
    A Biblical Journey through the Mass (3)
    Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN

    A series of 4talks on A Biblical Journey through the Mass by Brian Purfield

    The Mass isthe centre of our faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responsesand all the gestures. But do we know what it all means? In this short course wewill take a tour of the liturgy and explore the biblical roots of the words andgestures we experience in the liturgy and reflect on their profoundsignificance. It is hoped that this will help to renew our faith and deepen ourlove for and devotion to the Eucharist.

    Dates: 20thFeb, 8th Febs, 24th Apr, 21st May 2018
    Time: 7:00-8:00pm
    Venue: Vaughan House, 46 FrancisStreet, SW1P 1QN
    Suggested donation: £4.00

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.


    Description:
    A series of 4 talks on A Biblical Journey through the Mass by Brian Purfield
    The Mass is the centre of our faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responses and all the gestures. But do we know what it all means? In this short course we will take a tour of the liturgy and explore the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience in the liturgy and reflect on their profound significance. It is hoped that this will help to renew our faith and deepen our love for and devotion to the Eucharist.

  • 2 May 2018
    Prayer
    Time:7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Prayer with Sr Anne Walsh OP and Sr Martina OP
    Dates: 7th Feb, 7thMar, 11th Apr, 2nd May, 6th Jun 2018
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: NilandConference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation: £5.00.

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.

     


    Description:
    Prayer with Sr. Anne and Sr. Martina

  • 3 May 2018
    Scripture
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Scripture
    Speakers:Sr.Anne and Sr. Karen
    Date:3rd May 2018
    Time:7:30-9:00 pm
    Venue: Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    A session on scripture by Sr. Anne and Sr. Karen

  • 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


  • 10 May 2018
    Pentecost Retreat
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Pentecost Retreat
    Speakers:Sr. Anne and Sr. Karen
    Date:10th May 2018
    Time:10:00am to 3:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    Pentecost Retreat with Sr. Anne and Sr. Karen at the Niland Conference Centre.

  • 12 May 2018
    Mass for New Catholics 2018
    Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    MASS FOR NEW CATHOLICS 2018
    Westminster Cathedral at 6.00pm Saturday 12th May 2018
    All received into the Church at Easter, their families & friends, their catechists & priests are welcome to attend.
    Westminster Cathedral
    All are Welcome to attend the Mass for New Catholics.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 17 May 2018
    Scripture
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Scripture
    Speakers:Sr.Anne and Sr. Karen
    Date: 17th May 2018
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    A session on scripture by Sr. Anne and Sr. Karen

  • 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).

  • 21 May 2018
    A Biblical Journey through the Mass (4)
    Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN

    A series of 4talks on A Biblical Journey through the Mass by Brian Purfield

    The Mass isthe centre of our faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responsesand all the gestures. But do we know what it all means? In this short course wewill take a tour of the liturgy and explore the biblical roots of the words andgestures we experience in the liturgy and reflect on their profoundsignificance. It is hoped that this will help to renew our faith and deepen ourlove for and devotion to the Eucharist.

    Dates: 20thFeb, 1st Mar, 24th Apr, 21st May 2018
    Time: 7:00-8:00pm
    Venue: Vaughan House, 46 FrancisStreet, SW1P 1QN
    Suggested donation: £4.00

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.


    Description:
    A series of 4 talks on A Biblical Journey through the Mass by Brian Purfield
    The Mass is the centre of our faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responses and all the gestures. But do we know what it all means? In this short course we will take a tour of the liturgy and explore the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience in the liturgy and reflect on their profound significance. It is hoped that this will help to renew our faith and deepen our love for and devotion to the Eucharist.

  • 23 May 2018
    Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work-1
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work-1
    Speaker:Mgr. Malachy Keegan
    Date:23rd May 2018
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work with Mgr Malachy Keegan.
    There are some fundamental, basic ways in which one person can engage skilfully and respectfully with another person. It is hugely valuable and important to know these ways and develop these skills. This seminar will offer a basic introduction to the skills of Pastoral Counselling for everyone involved in parish life. Applying these skills will lead to healthier, happier and more fruitful ways of being and working with other people.

  • 30 May 2018
    Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work-2
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work-2
    Speaker:Mgr. Malachy Keegan
    Date:30th May 2018
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work with Mgr Malachy Keegan.
    There are some fundamental, basic ways in which one person can engage skilfully and respectfully with another person. It is hugely valuable and important to know these ways and develop these skills. This seminar will offer a basic introduction to the skills of Pastoral Counselling for everyone involved in parish life. Applying these skills will lead to healthier, happier and more fruitful ways of being and working with other people.

  • 6 June 2018
    Prayer
    Time:7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Prayer with Sr Anne Walsh OP and Sr Martina OP
    Dates: 7th Feb, 7thMar, 11th Apr, 2nd May, 6th Jun 2018
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: NilandConference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation: £5.00.

    Registration is required. Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk 
    Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.

     

    Description:
    Prayer with Sr. Anne and Sr. Martina

  • Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work-3
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work-3
    Speaker:Mgr. Malachy Keegan
    Date:6th June 2018
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work with Mgr Malachy Keegan.
    There are some fundamental, basic ways in which one person can engage skilfully and respectfully with another person. It is hugely valuable and important to know these ways and develop these skills. This seminar will offer a basic introduction to the skills of Pastoral Counselling for everyone involved in parish life. Applying these skills will lead to healthier, happier and more fruitful ways of being and working with other people.

  • 7 June 2018
    Scripture
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Scripture
    Speakers:Sr.Anne and Sr. Karen
    Date: 7th June 2018
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    A session on scripture by Sr. Anne and Sr. Karen

  • 13 June 2018
    Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work-4
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work-4
    Speaker:Mgr. Malachy Keegan
    Date:13th June 2018
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work with Mgr Malachy Keegan.
    There are some fundamental, basic ways in which one person can engage skilfully and respectfully with another person. It is hugely valuable and important to know these ways and develop these skills. This seminar will offer a basic introduction to the skills of Pastoral Counselling for everyone involved in parish life. Applying these skills will lead to healthier, happier and more fruitful ways of being and working with other people.

  • 21 June 2018
    Scripture
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Title:Scripture
    Speakers:Sr.Anne
    Date: 21st June 2018
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE
    Suggested donation:£5.00


    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register here by Email

    Email: livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7931 6078


    Description:
    A session on scripture by Sr. Anne.

  • 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 July 2018 - 28 July 2018
    Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
  • 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

  • 7 September 2018 - 10 September 2018
    Adoremus Eucharistic Congress
  • 22 September 2018
    Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham
    Time:6:00am - 8:00pm
  • 6 October 2018 - 7 October 2018
    Annual Altar Servers Mass
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK
  • 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

  • 21 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
    Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land