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    Cardinal Vincent offers prayers and thanks for fourth anniversary of Pope Francis' electionCardinal Vincent offers prayers and thanks for fourth anniversary of Pope Francis' election

    Cardinal Vincent has written to Pope Francis offering prayers and thanks on the fourth anniversary of the Holy Father's election as Bishop of Rome and 265th successor of St Peter on 13 In his letter, the Cardinal says: 'I write on behalf of the ...

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    560 welcomed at the Rite of Election

    560 people from 110 parishes gathered at Westminster Cathedral on 4 During the Rite of Election the Cardinal declared 256 catechumens to be ready and to have been chosen by the community, as the Elect, to go forward to prepare for the Sacramen...

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    Pope's Prayer Intentions March 2017

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    Ash Wednesday in the Diocese

    'Remember you are dust and unto dust you shall return' was heard around the diocese on Ash Wednesday, 1 All Masses at Westminster Cathedral were very well attended, and the queues for confession were full throughout the day. Cardinal Vincent wa...

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    Lent 2017

    Lent starts on Wednesday 10th February... 

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    'Offer the sick pastoral and spiritual care,' says Cardinal Vincent

    In a pastoral letter read in parishes of the diocese on the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 26  February, Cardinal Vincent urges the faithful not just to hand the sick over to professional care, but to offer them pastoral and spiritual care in ...

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    Encouraging a 'Culture of Mercy' in the Church

    Good evening. Thank you for this invitation to be with you this evening. My thanks to Fr Eddie O'Donnell for his kind hospitality. Thank you all for coming.  You have invited me to reflect on the Year of Mercy which ended in November. I am gla...

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    The Coffee Shop: Creating a Welcoming Parish

    Nearly two billion cups of coffee are sold in the UK each year, with 85% of us visiting a coffee shop at least once per week. Now there is a good place to start if you want to meet a few people! Of course, people will go into a coffee shop for mor...

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    Shared Understanding of Death and Dying

    The guest of honour at the recent Catenian City of Westminster Circle Gala and Clergy Night was Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE, who gave a thought-provoking talk on end-of-life questions for people of faith and people who have no faith. In a ...

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    'A Powerful Meditation on the Passion'

    This term’s concert given by the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Martin Baker, brings together popular masterpieces from the 17th and 20th centuries with a powerful meditation on the Passion from one of the leading composers of our t...

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