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  • 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

  • 26 October 2018 - 28 October 2018
    Westminster Youth Ministry - Resonate Weekend Retreat; A Weekend Retreat for Young Adults (18-35)
    Venue:Waxwell Ln, Pinner HA5 3EP, UK

    Looking to take a step back from the busy modern life and explore the ways your faith can energise your day to day? 
    Why not join us for an 18-35 young adults weekend retreat to do just that?
    http://dowym.com/events/resonate-weekend-retreat/
    If you would like to register your interest or find out more about the retreat, please contact us at youth@rcdow.org.uk. The price for the retreat is £100 with a £15 discount for those registering before the 7th September. Places are limited so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!

    Once registered, your booking will provide you with:

    2 Nights en-suit accommodation
    All meals for the duration of the retreat
    Awesome speakers
    Fantastic community
    Live music
    Written resources
    The centre is open for arrivals from 18:30 on the Friday and will begin formally at 19:00 with dinner. On the Sunday, the retreat will end after lunch at roughly 14:00.

  • 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

  • 20 November 2018 - 22 November 2018
    Catholic Mental Health Project Retreat
    Venue:Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5TQ

    This Residential Retreat is to be led by Bishop Richard Moth, the lead Bishop for Mental Health, and is for those involved in Mental Health Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. 
    You are warmly invited to meet at Douai Abbey at 12.30 for lunch on 20 November 2018 and to be resident for two nights leaving after lunch on 22 November 2018. Retreat participants are welcome to join in the prayer life of the monks.

    This is for all those involved in mental health pastoral care: Including those from chaplaincy, religious orders, the Bishops’ Conference Mental Health Projects, service user and carer representatives and Catholic communities.
    Places are limited, so please book early!
    More information and booking forms can be found here.

  • 1 December 2018
    Marriage & Family Westminster - A Day on Marriage Preparation - Vaughan House
    Time:12:00pm - 3:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, London SW1P 1QN


    The Gospel of The Family - Joy for The World

    A day on Marriage Preparation - How to help us build Marriage Preparation in our diocese.

    Introducing Roger Carr-Jones - Marriage & Family Coordinator
    Keynote Speaker Fr Dominic Robinson (SJ)

    Guest Speaker(s)  Peter & Meilin Augustine (Marriage Educators)

    Presentation Roger Carr-Jones

    Lunch included

    For more information and to register please contact:
    Charlotte McNerlin on 020 7931 6064 or family@rcdow.org.uk

  • 8 March 2019 - 10 March 2019
    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

  • 16 March 2019
    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

  • 30 March 2019
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
    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

  • 13 April 2019
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
    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

  • 27 April 2019
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    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

  • 8 June 2019
    MASS IN THANKSGIVING FOR MATRIMONY 2019
    Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Cardinals Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony
    Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 8 June 2019 at 3pm.

    The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 1st 5th 10th 25th 30th 40th 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic Marriage in 2019.

    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).

   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