Faith

Faith

Training for Parish Catechists

The word "Catechesis" is rooted in the Greek verb katekhein, to resound or echo. St. Luke in Acts uses the verb as "instructing in the way of the Lord."  Catechesis is based on Scripture, Tradition and Liturgy, as well as on the teaching authority and life of the Church. Its purpose is to develop a living, explicit and active faith through the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. A systematic formation to become a catechist includes the study of the history, nature, goals, principles and process of catechesis.

Catechetics is interdisciplinary since it draws from other fields, such as theology, biblical studies and social sciences. Its main concern is a process of growth in the faith. Therefore, the purpose of catechetics is to instruct the individual in the teaching of the Bible and the Tradition of the Church.

This part of the website gives full details regarding the various opportunities on offer to every member of the diocese.

External Training Courses

The diocese is working with external institutions to provide recognised training programmes for catechists and anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of the faith. For more information, please email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

Proclaim Westminster

Catechist Training Courses being run in the Diocese

Pick a month...
  • 26 September 2017
    Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:St Lawrence Church Hall, Feltham.

    Title: Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Description:

    Parish Evangelisation Teams have continued to implement Proclaim Initiatives across the diocese since the launch of Proclaim in 2015. Proclaim Workshops this coming autumn will provide an opportunity for parish teams to share their success and ideas, to learn about how Proclaim Westminster is being progressed, and to set out or develop further local evangelisation strategies that will support them in the continued growth their parish as a ‘Missionary Parish’.

    Proclaim Workshop #1 – ‘Initiatives & Resources’: will be run at nine venues across the diocese. We encourage each parish to be represented by their Parish Priest and by members of their evangelisation team, or those who could help form such a team in the parish.
    To register for one of the workshops and for more information Please register here by Email

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Telephone contact is 0207 798 2152

    Venues and Dates:
    1.Wednesday 13th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at SS Alban & Stephen Church Hall, St Albans.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    2.Thursday 14th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady & St Joseph Church Hall, Kingsland.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    3.Wednesday 20th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mary's Church Hall
    East Finchley.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    4.Tuesday 26th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Lawrence Church Hall, Feltham.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    5.Tuesday 3rd October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Most Sacred Heart Church Hall, Ruislip.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    6.Wednesday 11th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph Church Hall, Ware.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    7.Monday 30th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George Church Hall, Enfield.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    8.Monday 6th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Victories Church Hall, Kensington.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    9.Wednesday 8th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mellitus Church Hall, Tollington Park.
    (registration from 6.45pm)


  • 2 October 2017
    Liturgy of the Word with Children- Edmonton (2 Session Course)
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, Edmonton, N9 7EN

    Title:Liturgy of the Word with Children- Edmonton

    Description:This two 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:2nd October & 9th October 2017
    Time:7:30-9:00 pm
    Venue:The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, Edmonton, N9 7EN
    (Parish Centre in Croyland Road – left of church)

    Click here to book Online

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 3 October 2017
    Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Most Sacred Heart Church Hall, Ruislip

    Title: Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Description:

    Parish Evangelisation Teams have continued to implement Proclaim Initiatives across the diocese since the launch of Proclaim in 2015. Proclaim Workshops this coming autumn will provide an opportunity for parish teams to share their success and ideas, to learn about how Proclaim Westminster is being progressed, and to set out or develop further local evangelisation strategies that will support them in the continued growth their parish as a ‘Missionary Parish’.

    Proclaim Workshop #1 – ‘Initiatives & Resources’: will be run at nine venues across the diocese. We encourage each parish to be represented by their Parish Priest and by members of their evangelisation team, or those who could help form such a team in the parish.
    To register for one of the workshops and for more information Please register here by Email

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Telephone contact is 0207 798 2152

    Venues and Dates:
    1.Wednesday 13th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at SS Alban & Stephen Church Hall, St Albans.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    2.Thursday 14th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady & St Joseph Church Hall, Kingsland.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    3.Wednesday 20th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mary's Church Hall
    East Finchley.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    4.Tuesday 26th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Lawrence Church Hall, Feltham.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    5.Tuesday 3rd October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Most Sacred Heart Church Hall, Ruislip.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    6.Wednesday 11th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph Church Hall, Ware.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    7.Monday 30th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George Church Hall, Enfield.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    8.Monday 6th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Victories Church Hall, Kensington.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    9.Wednesday 8th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mellitus Church Hall, Tollington Park.
    (registration from 6.45pm)


  • 4 October 2017
    Preparing Parents for the Baptism of their Children- Yeading (2 Session Course)
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:St Raphael, St Raphael’s House, Morrison Road, Yeading, UB4 9JP

    Title:Preparing Parents for the Baptism of their Children- Yeading
    Description:
    This two session course 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:4th & 11th October 2017
    Time:7:30-9:00 pm
    Venue:St Raphael, St Raphael’s House, Morrison Road, Yeading, UB4 9JP

    Click here to book Online

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 7 October 2017
    Using Scripture with Children- Finchley East
    Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
    Venue:St Mary, 279 High Road, Finchley East, N2 8HG

    Year of Mercy

    Title:Using Scripture with Children
    Course Description
    This session will offer to catechists the opportunity to
    • Know and understand the structure of the Bible
    • look at the cycle of the Church’s year and the Lectionary
    • consider how best to use scripture in our catechetical programmes
    • look at some practical ideas on opening scripture to children

    Date:7th October 2017
    Time: 10:00 am-12:00 noon
    Venue:St Mary, 279 High Road,Finchley East, N2 8HG

    Click here to book Online

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 9 October 2017
    Liturgy of the Word with Children- Edmonton (2 Session Course)
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, Edmonton, N9 7EN

    Title:Liturgy of the Word with Children- Edmonton

    Description:This Two 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:2nd October & 9th October 2017
    Time:7:30-9:00 pm
    Venue:The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, Edmonton, N9 7EN
    (Parish Centre in Croyland Road – left of church)

    Click here to book Online

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 11 October 2017
    Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph Church Hall, Ware.

    Title: Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Description:

    Parish Evangelisation Teams have continued to implement Proclaim Initiatives across the diocese since the launch of Proclaim in 2015. Proclaim Workshops this coming autumn will provide an opportunity for parish teams to share their success and ideas, to learn about how Proclaim Westminster is being progressed, and to set out or develop further local evangelisation strategies that will support them in the continued growth their parish as a ‘Missionary Parish’.

    Proclaim Workshop #1 – ‘Initiatives & Resources’: will be run at nine venues across the diocese. We encourage each parish to be represented by their Parish Priest and by members of their evangelisation team, or those who could help form such a team in the parish.
    To register for one of the workshops and for more information Please register here by Email

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Telephone contact is 0207 798 2152

    Venues and Dates:
    1.Wednesday 13th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at SS Alban & Stephen Church Hall, St Albans.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    2.Thursday 14th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady & St Joseph Church Hall, Kingsland.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    3.Wednesday 20th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mary's Church Hall
    East Finchley.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    4.Tuesday 26th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Lawrence Church Hall, Feltham.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    5.Tuesday 3rd October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Most Sacred Heart Church Hall, Ruislip.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    6.Wednesday 11th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph Church Hall, Ware.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    7.Monday 30th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George Church Hall, Enfield.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    8.Monday 6th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Victories Church Hall, Kensington.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    9.Wednesday 8th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mellitus Church Hall, Tollington Park.
    (registration from 6.45pm)


  • Preparing Parents for the Baptism of their Children- Yeading (2 Session Course)
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:St Raphael, St Raphael’s House, Morrison Road, Yeading, UB4 9JP

    Title:Preparing Parents for the Baptism of their Children- Yeading
    Description:
    This two session course 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:4th & 11th October 2017
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue:St Raphael, St Raphael’s House, Morrison Road, Yeading, UB4 9JP

    Click here to book Online

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 30 October 2017
    Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George Church Hall, Enfield

    Title: Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Description:

    Parish Evangelisation Teams have continued to implement Proclaim Initiatives across the diocese since the launch of Proclaim in 2015. Proclaim Workshops this coming autumn will provide an opportunity for parish teams to share their success and ideas, to learn about how Proclaim Westminster is being progressed, and to set out or develop further local evangelisation strategies that will support them in the continued growth their parish as a ‘Missionary Parish’.

    Proclaim Workshop #1 – ‘Initiatives & Resources’: will be run at nine venues across the diocese. We encourage each parish to be represented by their Parish Priest and by members of their evangelisation team, or those who could help form such a team in the parish.
    To register for one of the workshops and for more information Please register here by Email

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Telephone contact is 0207 798 2152

    Venues and Dates:
    1.Wednesday 13th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at SS Alban & Stephen Church Hall, St Albans.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    2.Thursday 14th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady & St Joseph Church Hall, Kingsland.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    3.Wednesday 20th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mary's Church Hall
    East Finchley.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    4.Tuesday 26th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Lawrence Church Hall, Feltham.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    5.Tuesday 3rd October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Most Sacred Heart Church Hall, Ruislip.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    6.Wednesday 11th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph Church Hall, Ware.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    7.Monday 30th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George Church Hall, Enfield.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    8.Monday 6th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Victories Church Hall, Kensington.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    9.Wednesday 8th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mellitus Church Hall, Tollington Park.
    (registration from 6.45pm)


  • Preparing Teenagers for Confirmation – an Introduction-Sudbury (2 Part Session)
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:St George, 970 Harrow Road, Sudbury, HA0 2QE

    Title:Preparing Teenagers for Confirmation – an Introduction (2 Part Session)
    Description:
    This two session course considers how catechists work with teenagers to prepare them to be confirmed, looking at
    • A short history of the sacrament
    • The guidelines the Church gives us
    • What should be included in the programme
    • Consideration of methods and resources

    Date:30th October 2017, 6th November 2017
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue:St George, 970 Harrow Road, Sudbury, HA0 2QE

    Click here to book Online

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 6 November 2017
    Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady of Victories Church Hall, Kensington.

    Title: Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Description:

    Parish Evangelisation Teams have continued to implement Proclaim Initiatives across the diocese since the launch of Proclaim in 2015. Proclaim Workshops this coming autumn will provide an opportunity for parish teams to share their success and ideas, to learn about how Proclaim Westminster is being progressed, and to set out or develop further local evangelisation strategies that will support them in the continued growth their parish as a ‘Missionary Parish’.

    Proclaim Workshop #1 – ‘Initiatives & Resources’: will be run at nine venues across the diocese. We encourage each parish to be represented by their Parish Priest and by members of their evangelisation team, or those who could help form such a team in the parish.
    To register for one of the workshops and for more information Please register here by Email

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Telephone contact is 0207 798 2152

    Venues and Dates:
    1.Wednesday 13th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at SS Alban & Stephen Church Hall, St Albans.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    2.Thursday 14th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady & St Joseph Church Hall, Kingsland.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    3.Wednesday 20th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mary's Church Hall
    East Finchley.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    4.Tuesday 26th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Lawrence Church Hall, Feltham.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    5.Tuesday 3rd October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Most Sacred Heart Church Hall, Ruislip.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    6.Wednesday 11th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph Church Hall, Ware.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    7.Monday 30th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George Church Hall, Enfield.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    8.Monday 6th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Victories Church Hall, Kensington.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    9.Wednesday 8th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mellitus Church Hall, Tollington Park.
    (registration from 6.45pm)


  • Preparing Teenagers for Confirmation – an Introduction-Sudbury (2 Part Session)
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:St George, 970 Harrow Road, Sudbury, HA0 2QE

    Title:Preparing Teenagers for Confirmation – an Introduction-Sudbury (2 Part Session)
    Description:
    This two session course considers how catechists work with teenagers to prepare them to be confirmed, looking at
    • A short history of the sacrament
    • The guidelines the Church gives us
    • What should be included in the programme
    • Consideration of methods and resources
    Date:30th October 2017, 6th November 2017
    Time:7:30-9:00 pm
    Venue:St George, 970 Harrow Road, Sudbury, HA0 2QE
    Click here to book Online

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 8 November 2017
    Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:St Mellitus Church Hall, Tollington Park

    Title: Proclaim Workshop #1: Initiatives & Resources- Autumn 2017
    Description:

    Parish Evangelisation Teams have continued to implement Proclaim Initiatives across the diocese since the launch of Proclaim in 2015. Proclaim Workshops this coming autumn will provide an opportunity for parish teams to share their success and ideas, to learn about how Proclaim Westminster is being progressed, and to set out or develop further local evangelisation strategies that will support them in the continued growth their parish as a ‘Missionary Parish’.

    Proclaim Workshop #1 – ‘Initiatives & Resources’: will be run at nine venues across the diocese. We encourage each parish to be represented by their Parish Priest and by members of their evangelisation team, or those who could help form such a team in the parish.
    To register for one of the workshops and for more information Please register here by Email

    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Telephone contact is 0207 798 2152

    Venues and Dates:
    1.Wednesday 13th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at SS Alban & Stephen Church Hall, St Albans.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    2.Thursday 14th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady & St Joseph Church Hall, Kingsland.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    3.Wednesday 20th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mary's Church Hall
    East Finchley.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    4.Tuesday 26th September 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Lawrence Church Hall, Feltham.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    5.Tuesday 3rd October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Most Sacred Heart Church Hall, Ruislip.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    6.Wednesday 11th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph Church Hall, Ware.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    7.Monday 30th October 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George Church Hall, Enfield.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    8.Monday 6th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at Our Lady of Victories Church Hall, Kensington.
    (registration from 6.45pm)

    9.Wednesday 8th November 2017
    from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
    at St Mellitus Church Hall, Tollington Park.
    (registration from 6.45pm)


  • 11 November 2017
    The Gift, life in the Spirit course - Pilot Event-Autumn 2017
    Time:9:30am - 4:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis street, London, SW1P 1QN

    Title:The Gift, life in the Spirit course - Pilot Event-Autumn 2017
    Date:Saturday 11th November 2017
    Time:9:30am to 4:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis street, London, SW1P 1QN

    Registration is required for all events.
    Please register by Email catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7798 9152

    Description:This is Part 1 of the two-day event.
    People do need to be registered ahead of the event as numbers are limited.
    Only 3 people per parish.Max 60 people.
    A diocesan Pilot Event of an exciting new parish course produced by CaFE called ‘The Gift – a life of the Spirit course’.
    This six-session DVD course is an engaging and joyful exploration of what it means to be ‘Spirit-filled’ in everyday life. Full details can be found at http://www.thegiftofthespirit.org/

    This informative and empowering ‘Pilot Event’ will run over two Saturdays, 11th and 25th of November 2017 at Vaughan House.
    It is hoped that parishes will send those willing to explore the possibility of running ‘The Gift’ in their own parishes.

    Each day will begin with teas/coffees at 9.30am and finish by 4.00pm. Fr Chris Vipers, Director of The Agency for Evangelisation will be celebrating Mass on the final Saturday at 3.00pm in the Cathedral Crypt.

    The Event cost is £10 per person. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee is provided.

    We do hope that you and/or a small team will be able to come from your parish. Places are limited to three to a parish,

    To register and for more information. Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Telephone contact is 0207 798 2152

  • 18 November 2017
    Liturgy of the Word with Children- Kensington
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady of Victories, 16 Abingdon Road, Kensington, W8 6AF

    Title: Liturgy of the Word with Children- Kensington
    Description:
    This session 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:18th November 2017
    Time:10:00 am-1:00 pm
    Venue:Our Lady of Victories, 16 Abingdon Road, Kensington, W8 6AF
    (Parish Centre entrance just beyond the Presbytery)

    Click here to book Online

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 25 November 2017
    The Gift, life in the Spirit course - Pilot Event-Autumn 2017
    Time:9:30am - 4:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis street, London, SW1P 1QN

    Title:The Gift, life in the Spirit course - Pilot Event-Autumn 2017
    Date:Saturday 25th November 2017
    Time:9:30am to 4:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis street, London, SW1P 1QN

    Registration is required for all events.
    Email:catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Alternatively, please leave a message at Phone: 020 7798 9152

    Description:This is Part 2 of the two-day event.
    People do need to be registered ahead of the event as numbers are limited.
    Only 3 people per parish.Max 60 people.

    Mass in the Cathedral at 3.00pm

    A diocesan Pilot Event of an exciting new parish course produced by CaFE called ‘The Gift – a life of the Spirit course’.
    This six-session DVD course is an engaging and joyful exploration of what it means to be ‘Spirit-filled’ in everyday life. Full details can be found at http://www.thegiftofthespirit.org/

    This informative and empowering ‘Pilot Event’ will run over two Saturdays, 11th and 25th of November 2017 at Vaughan House.
    It is hoped that parishes will send those willing to explore the possibility of running ‘The Gift’ in their own parishes.

    Each day will begin with teas/coffees at 9.30am and finish by 4.00pm. Fr Chris Vipers, Director of The Agency for Evangelisation will be celebrating Mass on the final Saturday at 3.00pm in the Cathedral Crypt.

    The Event cost is £10 per person. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee is provided.

    We do hope that you and/or a small team will be able to come from your parish. Places are limited to three to a parish,

    To register and for more information. Please register by Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Telephone contact is 0207 798 2152

  • 27 November 2017
    A Look at the Sacrament Of Reconciliation- Kenton
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:All Saints, 531 Kenton Road, HA3 0UL

    Year of Mercy

    Title: A Look at the Sacrament Of Reconciliation- Kenton
    Date: 25th September 2017
    Time: 7.30-9:00pm
    Venue: All Saints, 531 Kenton Road, HA3 0UL
    Course Description
    This session is suitable for all catechists and aims to help the catechist
    • to understand the sacrament at their level and reflect on their own experience
    • It includes a brief history of the Sacrament of Reconciliation;
    • And aims to help them to share their understanding with those they catechise.

    Click here to book Online

    Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 17 February 2018
    Rite of Election and Affirmation 2018
    Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Rite of Election and Affirmation 2018
    Westminster Cathedral at 3:00 p.m. both days:

    Saturday 17th February 2018- The following Deaneries will attend:
    Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Lea Valley, North Kensington, St. Albans, Stevenage and Tower Hamlets

    Sunday 18th February 2018 - These Deaneries will attend:
    Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hackney, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Marylebone, Upper Thames, Watford and Westminster

    Westminster Cathedral

    Participants must pre-register at least a month in advance of the event. Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 18 February 2018
    Rite of Election and Affirmation 2018
    Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Rite of Election and Affirmation 2018
    Westminster Cathedral at 3:00 p.m. both days:
    Sunday 18th February 2018 - These Deaneries will attend:
    Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hackney, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Marylebone, Upper Thames, Watford and Westminster

    Westminster Cathedral

    Participants must pre-register at least a month in advance of the event. Thank you for your interest in this session.
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Phone: 0207 798 9152

  • 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

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"The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch, but also in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ"

(GDC 80).