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  • 1 June 2018 - 1 July 2018
    National Month of Prayer 2018 For Toddler Groups

    Date: 1st June 2018
    Organised by: 1277 

    Target audience: Toddler group & Church leaders
    Address: A local toddler group , Down your street or a street near you!, All towns, villages, cities and beyond!, London, ALL

    The National Month of Prayer is held in June every year and is the main initiative of 1277.

    The theme for this year is 'Welcome one - welcome all' and is based on Luke 19v1-10. Lots of ideas can be found in this Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1427440174229352/

    An ideal opportunity to pray for your local toddler group, its leaders and all the families it comes into contact with.

    For more information, ideas and resources visit;
    1277 National Month Of Prayer www.1277.org.uk 

  • 23 June 2018
    'Joy for the World' A day for everyone involved in Marriage & Family Ministry
    Time:12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN

    A day for everyone involved in Marriage and Family Ministry in your parish. 

    Please pass this on to those who help with marriage preparation, accompaniment and enrichment, including those who would like to find out more about getting involved in this way. It promises to be a really fruitful day. 

    Keynote Speaker: Mary Killeen STL Maryvale Institute

    Fr Ivano Millico will present his new book '7 Words on Marriage'

    Sandwich Lunch is included

    To register contact Charlotte McNerlin family@rcdow.org.uk

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

    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 per couple £125. To book online please visit
     https://www.loving4life.co.uk/retreats



  • 30 June 2018
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm

    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.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • Fulfilled In love- A Saturday retreat for Married Couples
    Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
    Venue:Carmelite Priory in Oxford, Chilswell Ln, Boars Hill, Cumnor, Oxford OX1 5HB, UK

    Led by Fr Liam Finnerty OCD and Angelika Capp


    This Saturday retreat offers married couples the opportunity to invest in the health and vitality of their relationship in an atmosphere of serenity, prayer and companionship.  We will explore together the meaning and mystery of the covenantal bonds of marriage in order to rediscover the key to finding happiness in marriage. 
    Experiences of hurt will be recalled with forgiveness, those of joy will be shared with gratitude, and the uncertainties of the future entrusted to the Lord who offers a peace that the world cannot give (John 14:27) and a plan for a future full of hope and promise (Jeremiah 29:11). 

    During the retreat couples will have the opportunity to pray, reflect and share with each other and, where appropriate, with the group. There will also be an opportunity for spiritual guidance. This Saturday retreat is not intended for individuals.

    Suggested Offering: £30 per person including sandwich lunch and refreshments.
    retreat@carmelite.org.uk
    01865 735133 or 01865 730183

  • 6 July 2018
    Restored Lives Conference 2018
    Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
    Venue:Church House, HTB Brompton Road, Kensington, London SW7 1JA

    Do you have a heart for helping people get through relationship breakdown?
    Do you have the tools to help people rebuild their lives after divorce?
    Come to the Restored Lives Conference and learn how to run the course near you.

    “This course offers love, support and guidance to anyone in need” Nicky Gumbel
    “This course is the single most helpful thing I’ve done” (course guest)

    We have a vision of restoring the lives of individuals impacted by relationship breakdown, giving people the confidence and knowledge of how to move forward successfully. 

    “The course gives real hope to those who have experienced a broken relationship”
    Nicky and Sila Lee

    Please email Restored Lives to register your name.
    E-mail: info@restoredlives.org
    Website: www.restoredlives.org

    How much will the Conference cost?  £40 

  • 13 July 2018 - 14 July 2018
    Sex and Gender 2018: A CONFERENCE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATORS
    Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
    Venue:St Mary’s University Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4SX

    Those who are involved with the formation and education of young people today face the difficult task of continuing to evangelise and teach in the midst of a growing trend of confusion surrounding personal identity, particularly sex and gender. 
    Join us for a 2-day, multidisciplinary conference on these special topics, where we will hear from experts in the fields of philosophy, psychology, spirituality, law, and other related areas.

    This professional conference, which is open to teachers, parents, chaplains, catechists, pastors, and any formators interested in learning more, aims to equip Catholic Christian educators and formators with knowledge of and confidence in the Church’s full and positive vision of the human person in his or her sexuality.
    For schedule and bookings see here.

  • 14 July 2018
    Retrouvaille Programme (non- residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    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.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 22 July 2018
    National Grandparents Pilgrimage
    Time:11:00am - 4:00pm
    Venue:The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, 2 Common Pl, Walsingham NR22 6EE, UK

    Chief Celebrant is Bishop Alan Hopes of East Anglia.
    Reflection by Catherine Wiley founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association.

    A day of Faith and Fun for all the Family. Bring a Picnic Lunch All are Welcome!
    email info@catholicgrandparentsassociation.org 
    website www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org

  • 28 July 2018
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    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.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 11 August 2018 - 12 August 2018
    Marriage & Family Life Pilgrimage Week at Walsingham
    Venue:Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham


    Mass, Adoration, Rosary, Confession 
    Renewal of marriage vows 
    Time to be together as a family 
    Talks for couples and for young people 
    Time to relax with other families 
    Opportunities to explore the local area

    Further details will be posted on http://www.walsingham.org.uk/ in due course.

    To register an interest please email family@walsingham.org.uk.

  • 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

  • 14 September 2018 - 16 September 2018
    Retrouvaille Weekend UK
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    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.
    http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html

    The weekend is not a 'miracle cure'; therefore, the post-weekend sessions have been designed to continue the marriage renewal begun on the weekend.

    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983, 0797 3380443

  • 22 September 2018
    Retrouvaille programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    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.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 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 

    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.


    To book online please visit
     https://www.loving4life.co.uk/retreats

  • 6 October 2018
    Retrouvaille programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    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.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 20 October 2018 - 21 October 2018
    Retrouvaille programme (non-residential)
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    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.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 3 November 2018
    Retrouvaille programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    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.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

   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