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  • 27 April 2018
    End of Life Conference: Diocese of Wrexham
    Time:10:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Our Lady of the Rosary RC Church, Jubilee Road, Buckley, Flintshire CH7 2AF

    A day conference looking at the issues surrounding end of life decisions and dying well ‘What gives a life meaning is not how it is lived, but how it draws to a close’ 
    Dame Tessa Jowell , House of Lords 24th January 2018 

    The Diocese of Wrexham is hosting a one day conference on Friday 27 April 2018 from 10am to 4.30pm at Our Lady of the Rosary RC Church, Jubilee Road, Buckley, Flintshire CH7 2AF.

    Bishop Paul Mason (Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark); Dr Pia Matthews (Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics at St Mary’s University) and Solicitor, Mr Steve Davies will speak on a range of subjects including legal planning, end of life nursing care, spiritual care and The Art of Dying Well.

    All who are interested are welcome, but this would be of particular interest to priests, hospital chaplains and those who work in this field in any capacity. Topics to include – legal planning, end of life nursing care, spiritual care and The Art of Dying Well

    Booking is essential
    For further information and to book a place. Please contact Margaret Hinton, Marriage and Family Life Coordinator, Diocese of Wrexham, Bishops House, Sontley Road, Wrexham. LL13 7EW 
    Margaretmfl@hotmail.co.uk   07842 596878.

  • 28 April 2018 - 29 April 2018
    Loving4Life Marriage Enrichment Weekend
    Venue:Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5TQ, UK

    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



  • 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!

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  • 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).

  • Humanae Vitae - 50 years on: Towards a Deeper Understanding
    Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Venue:Maryvale Institute, Maryvale House, Old Oscott Hill, Birmingham B44 9AG, UK


    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae, Mary Killeen (Course Director: Marriage & Family) Maryvale Institute invites you to a free public lecture by Rev. Professor Gilfredo Marengo, entitled Humanae Vitae- 50 Years On: Towards a Deeper Understanding. Insights from the work of the commission to study the history of the drafting of the encyclical.
    Professor Marengo is visiting Maryvale from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome. We look forward to welcoming Professor Marengo back for what will be his 3rd public lecture at Maryvale. 
    Saturday 19th May 2018 at Maryvale House. 
    For further information contact Maryvale Institute
    enquiries@maryvale.ac.uk  +44 (0)121 360 8118.


  • 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
    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
    Understanding Sex and Gender: A Conference for Catholic Educators 13-14 July
    Time:10:00am
    Venue:St Mary's University, Twickenham, Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4SX, UK

    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 details and tickets go to http://sexandgender2018.com/#ticket

  • 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

  • 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

   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