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  • 23 February 2019
    Proclaim Spring Gatherings 2019- Commercial Road
    Time:9:30am - 3:00pm
    Venue:St Mary & St Michael, Parish Centre, 2 Lukin Street, Commercial Road. E1 00A

    Proclaim Spring Gatherings 2019
    Forming Missionary Disciples, Building Missionary Parishes

    You are in invited to Proclaim Spring Gatherings 2019, supporting the setting up and development of Parish Evangelisation Teams, for the formation of Missionary Disciples and development of Missionary Parishes.


    Bishop Nicholas Hudson
    Central & East Areas
    Date: Sat 23rd February 2019
    Venue: St Mary & St Michael, Parish Centre, 2 Lukin Street, Commercial Road. E1 00A 
    Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm 


    Proclaim Spring Gatherings are for laity and clergy from Parishes, Schools, Youth and other chaplaincies who are involved or interested in local evangelisation.


    The events are free, with coffee & tea etc. provided. Please bring your own lunch.
    To register for the Proclaim Spring Gathering, and for more information please e-mail Warren Brown at catadmin@rcdow.org.uk Telephone contact is 0207 798 9152


  • Formation for Ministers of the Word WORKSHOP 2 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Formation for Ministers of the Word
    WORKSHOP 2 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Saturday, 23 February, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
    The Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 8 June, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm


    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
     1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 25 February 2019
    Taster session. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
    Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    ‘TASTER‘ : THE CALL OF THE LAITY TO MINISTER TO THE BODY OF CHRIST

    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme is run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 26 February 2019
    Come to a Seekers' Meeting
    Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:SW3 5AA, Beaufort St, Chelsea, London SW3 5AA, UK


    Seekers' meeting scheduled at Allen Hall Seminary, 28 Beaufort Street, Chelsea London SW3 5AA for those who would like to discern a possible vocation.


    The schedule for the day is as follows:
    6:00 pm Evening Prayer and Mass
    7:00 pm Supper
    7.30-9 pm Seekers' meeting in

    Attendance at the meeting is by invitation of the Vocations Promoter. If interested, please contact:

    Canon Stuart Wilson
    Spiritual Director
    Allen Hall Seminary
    28 Beaufort Street
    London
    SW3 5AA
    Tel: 020 7349 5620
    Email: vocationspromoter@rcdow.org.uk or stuartwilson@rcdow.org.uk

  • A Look at Liturgy- White City
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady of Fatima, 2 Commonwealth Avenue, White City, W12 7QR

    26th February & 5th March 2019
    A Look at Liturgy
    Time: 7.30-9pm
    Venue: Our Lady of Fatima, 2 Commonwealth Avenue, White City, W12 7QR
    Course Description
    A Look at Liturgy
    This two session course aims to
    • help participants to gain an understanding of liturgical principles using the liturgical documents
    of the Church,
    • to know and understand the cycle of the liturgical year,
    • and to consider issues of liturgical catechesis.

    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 27 February 2019
    The Liturgical Year & Catechesis- Holloway
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    27th February 2019
    The Liturgical Year & Catechesis
    Time: 7.30-9:00 pm
    Venue: Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    Course Description
    The Liturgical Year and Catechesis
    Using the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar as a resource Catechists will
    understand more fully the entire mystery of Jesus Christ, from his incarnation and birth until his ascension, the day of Pentecost, and the expectation of his return in glory.
    • understand the Church’s Liturgical Calendar as an ever-deepening immersion into the mystery of Jesus Christ
    • relate the cycles of the liturgical year to the Christian faith journey.
    • demonstrate how the cycles of the liturgical year enrich catechesis.

    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 28 February 2019
    Young Seekers Meetings: 'Mother Home' A tour of Westminster Cathedral
    Time:6:45pm - 8:00pm

    The Vocations Promotion Team is beginning a new group called Young Seekers. Led by Fr Mike Maguire, the Assistant Vocations Promoter, this group aims to attract men in their late teens and early twenties to meet regularly and share their hopes and maybe their uncertainties about the call of the Lord. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 28th February, starting with a tour of Westminster Cathedral at 6.45pm up until 8.30pm. Each session to end with night prayer, followed by a visit to the pub. For details, contact Fr Mike Maguire, Assistant Vocations Promoter at vocations@rcdow.org.uk

  • Living the joy of the Gospel: St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis by Fr Paul Rout OFM
    Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN


    Living the joy of the Gospel: St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis by Fr Paul Rout OFM


    A series of 4 talks on the following themes:

    January 24th, 2019, The experience of a heart full of mercy
    February 7th, 2019, ‘Francis, rebuild my Church’: Being Church in the 21st Century
    February 14th, 2019, ‘Praised be you, my Lord, for all that you have made’: Caring for our common home.
    February 28th, 2019, Looking to Christ

    Fr Paul Rout OFM is a member of the Australasian Province of the Friars Minor, and is engaged in ministry in both the United Kingdom and Australia. He has a teaching background in Franciscan Theology and Spirituality and in Philosophy of Religion at Heythrop College, University of London, and at the Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne, Australia. He is also engaged in pastoral parish ministry in the Catholic parish of Heston in London, and gives Retreats and Days of Prayer to Religious and Parish groups in various parts of the country.
    Suggested donation £5.
    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 1 March 2019 - 3 March 2019
    Residential Retreat for Doctors
    Time:1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Venue:Worth Abbey, Paddockhurst Rd, Crawley RH10 4SB, UK


    Theme: Love your neighbour as yourself.


    Retreat Organiser Dr Joe O’Dwyer
    Spiritual Director: Fr Stephen Ortiger OSB

    Sessions include:
    Who and what we are.
    Personal challenges we face.
    Drawing strength from prayer.
    Nurturing our healthcare vocation.

    Opportunity to join the monastic community at prayer.
    Time for quiet contemplation.
    Access to countryside walks.

    Cost £150 full board.

    For all queries and to book a place email jodwyer@doctors.org.uk, putting Doctors Retreat in subject line.

  • 2 March 2019
    An Introduction to Scripture for Catechists- Parsons Green
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue:Holy Cross, 22 Cortayne Road, Parsons Green, SW6 3QA

    2nd March 2019
    An Introduction to Scripture for Catechists
    Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
    Venue: Holy Cross, 22 Cortayne Road, Parsons Green, SW6 3QA

    Course Description
    An Introduction to Scripture for Catechists
    A basic introduction to scripture which helps catechists
    • To know and understand the structure of the Old and New Testaments
    • To have a simple overview of the Old Testament and its unity with the New Testament
    • To look at the books of the New Testament
    • To consider how best to use scripture in our catechetical programmes

    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • Embraced: Showcasing the gifts of all people
    Time:2:00pm - 4:30pm
    Venue:Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 373 Bowes Rd, Arnos Grove, London N11 1AA, UK


    Come and join Caritas Westminster for an inspiring afternoon where we will be celebrating the work and opportunities for networking, volunteering and befriending people with learning disabilities! The event will comprise of:

    -Talks, including testimonies from students and staff at Caritas St Joseph's , as well as local priests,catechists, and other members of local learning disability clubs.

    -Stalls, selling a variety of bespoke items from our social enterprises, including pottery, garden furniture, soaps, and much more!

    -A live dance performance by members of the Our Lady of Lourdes Saturday Club.

    Refreshments will also be available.
    Click here to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/embraced-showcasing-the-gifts-of-all-people-tickets-55767422863

  • 5 March 2019
    A Look at Liturgy- White City
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady of Fatima, 2 Commonwealth Avenue, White City, W12 7QR

    26th February & 5th March 2019
    A Look at Liturgy
    Time: 7.30-9:00 pm
    Venue: Our Lady of Fatima, 2 Commonwealth Avenue, White City, W12 7QR

    Course Description
    A Look at Liturgy
    This two session course aims to
    • help participants to gain an understanding of liturgical principles using the liturgical documents
    of the Church,
    • to know and understand the cycle of the liturgical year,
    • and to consider issues of liturgical catechesis.

    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 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

  • 9 March 2019
    'Learn From Me'- Launch Day-Vaughan House
    Time:9:30am - 4:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QN, UK

    'Learn From Me' -Certificate Courses All 3 formation courses are run by Maryvale Institute. Developed in partnership with the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, and in response to many conversations and requests within the Diocese, the ‘Learn From Me’ formation programme seeks to reach three specific groups in your parish. All are distance-learning courses with study days at Vaughan House.

    Certificate Courses Available: 
    Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry 
    This one year course is designed for those interested in formation in collaborative ministry in parishes, both those already involved in parish ministries as well as parishioners who hesitate to volunteer their services without formation.

    Cost £675 and £25 registration fee.

    Certificate in Catechesis

    This 2 year course is open to any adult who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their faith so that they can confidently hand it on to others, either formally as catechists or informally as parishioners.

    Cost £675 per year and £25 registration fee.

    A Catechesis on Marriage and Family

    This six-month part-time Catechesis, including Study Days with tutors from Maryvale at Vaughan House, as well as the pastoral support of the Marriage and Family Life team at the Agency for Evangelisation, is designed for those involved in the ministry of Marriage Preparation and for anyone with a desire to understand more of the Church’s beautiful teaching on marriage and the family.

    Cost £455 and £25 registration fee

    Information Evenings

    A series of evenings took place on 29th, 30th and 31st January in 3 different locations. Applications are still open (see below)

    Launch and Study Day: 
    The Formation Programme will be launched on Saturday 9th March 2019 beginning with registration at 9.30am in Vaughan House. The day includes Mass in Westminster Cathedral Crypt at 11.00am celebrated by Bishop Nicholas Hudson. At this Mass the participants on each course will be blessed and commissioned. You would be very welcome to join them for this important moment. Mass will be followed by lunch and the first Study Afternoon. 

    For further information please contact: Ausra Cane at the Agency for Evangelisation ausracane@rcdow.org.uk Phone: 020 7931 6078

  • Workshop 2 for Ministers of the Word: UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    WORKSHOP 2 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Saturday, 9 March, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019, 10 am - 3 pm


    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • The Rite of Election and Affirmation 2019
    Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK

    THE RITE OF ELECTION AND AFFIRMATION 2019


    Westminster Cathedral at 3:00 p.m. both days:

    Saturday 9th March 2019- The following deaneries will attend:
    Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hackney, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Marylebone, Upper Thames, Watford and Westminster


    Sunday 10th March 2019 - These deaneries will attend:
    Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Lea Valley, North Kensington, St. Albans, Stevenage and Tower Hamlets

  • 10 March 2019
    The Rite of Election and Affirmation 2019
    Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK

    THE RITE OF ELECTION AND AFFIRMATION 2019


    Westminster Cathedral at 3:00 p.m. both days:


    Saturday 9th March 2019- The following deaneries will attend:
    Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hackney, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Marylebone, Upper Thames, Watford and Westminster


    Sunday 10th March 2019 - These deaneries will attend:
    Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Lea Valley, North Kensington, St. Albans, Stevenage and Tower Hamlets

  • 16 March 2019
    Proclaim Spring Gatherings 2019- St. Mark's School- Hounslow
    Time:9:30am - 3:00pm
    Venue:St Mark’s Catholic School, 106 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EJ


    Forming Missionary Disciples, Building Missionary Parishes

    You are in invited to Proclaim Spring Gatherings 2019, supporting the setting up and development of Parish Evangelisation Teams, for the formation of Missionary Disciples and development of Missionary Parishes.


    Bishop John Wilson
    West Area
    Date: Sat 16th March 2019.
    Venue: St Mark’s Catholic School, 106 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EJ 
    Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm

    Proclaim Spring Gatherings are for laity and clergy from Parishes, Schools, Youth and other chaplaincies who are involved or interested in local evangelisation.


    The events are free, with coffee & tea etc. provided. Please bring your own lunch.
    To register for the Proclaim Spring Gathering, and for more information please e-mail Warren Brown at catadmin@rcdow.org.uk Telephone contact is 0207 798 9152

  • 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

  • Social Justice and Peace Forum: Energising Young People in Social Justice and Peace
    Time:10:30am - 1:30pm
    Venue:W8 6SA, Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6SA, UK

    A Forum for Social Justice and Peace has been formed with the intention of benefiting key diocesan agencies as well as the Justice and Peace Commission to grow in awareness of the importance of social justice and peace while carrying out their work.


    The first formal meeting of the forum will convene on Saturday 16th March at Our Lady of Victories, 235a High Street (between Abingdon Road and Earls Court Road), London W8 6SA from 10.30am to 1.30pm. The day will involve speakers from CAFOD, SPEC and A Million Minutes. Please bring your own lunch or a food contribution to share. Lunch will be at 12.30pm.

    Youth catechists or young parishioners are requested to attend as the primary aim of this first event is to listen to young people, understand the work they are involved in and how do they go about carrying it.

    If interested in attending, please confirm attendance by contacting Maggie Beirne at the Justice and Peace Commission on 208 888 4222 or email justice@rcdow.org.uk.

  • 26 March 2019
    Come to a Seekers' Meeting
    Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:SW3 5AA, Beaufort St, Chelsea, London SW3 5AA, UK


    Seekers' meeting scheduled at Allen Hall Seminary, 28 Beaufort Street, Chelsea London SW3 5AA for those who would like to discern a possible vocation.


    The schedule for the day is as follows:
    6:00 pm Evening Prayer and Mass
    7:00 pm Supper
    7.30-9 pm Seekers' meeting in

    Attendance at the meeting is by invitation of the Vocations Promoter. If interested, please contact:

    Canon Stuart Wilson
    Spiritual Director
    Allen Hall Seminary
    28 Beaufort Street
    London
    SW3 5AA
    Tel: 020 7349 5620
    Email: vocationspromoter@rcdow.org.uk or stuartwilson@rcdow.org.uk

  • 28 March 2019
    Young Seekers Meetings: 'With heart and mind to God'
    Time:6:45pm - 8:30pm

    The Vocations Promotion Team is begun a new group called 'Young Seekers'. Led by Fr Mike Maguire, the Assistant Vocations Promoter, this group aims to attract men in their late teens and early twenties to meet regularly and share their hopes and maybe their uncertainties about the call of the Lord.


    The next meeting will be held on Thursday 28th March from 6.45pm up until 8.30pm. The topic for the day is 'With heart and mind to God': patterns of prayer and reflection on Our Father.

    Each session to end with night prayer, followed by a visit to the pub. For details, contact Fr Mike Maguire, Assistant Vocations Promoter at vocations@rcdow.org.uk.

  • 30 March 2019
    Proclaim Spring Gatherings 2019- Niland Centre- Bushey Heath
    Time:9:30am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, Elstree Road, Bushey Heath. WD23 4EE

    Proclaim Spring Gatherings 2019
    Forming Missionary Disciples, Building Missionary Parishes

    You are in invited to Proclaim Spring Gatherings 2019, supporting the setting up and development of Parish Evangelisation Teams, for the formation of Missionary Disciples and development of Missionary Parishes.


    Bishop John Sherrington
    North Areas

    Date: Sat 30th March 2019
    Venue: The Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, Elstree Road, Bushey Heath. WD23 4EE 
    Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm


    Proclaim Spring Gatherings are for laity and clergy from Parishes, Schools, Youth and other chaplaincies who are involved or interested in local evangelisation.
    The events are free, with coffee & tea etc. provided. Please bring your own lunch.
    To register for the Proclaim Spring Gathering, and for more information please e-mail Warren Brown at catadmin@rcdow.org.uk Telephone contact is 0207 798 9152


  • WORKSHOP 2 : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    WORKSHOP 2 : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Saturday, 30 March, 2019, 10 am - 3pm

    Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.

    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme is run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or mailto:livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 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

  • 6 April 2019
    Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion WORKSHOP II : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:At Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
    WORKSHOP II : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Saturday, 6 April, 2019, 10 am - 3 pm
    The Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 8 June, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm


    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.

    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 6 April 2019 - 7 April 2019
    Adult Confirmations
    Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Cathedral Adult Confirmations by Bishop John Wilson.

  • 12 April 2019 - 14 April 2019
    Beginning Experience Weekend
    Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Venue:Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex

    There is a healing weekend for men and woman who find themselves single again following separation, divorce or the death of a partner, at the Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex.

    For details please contact Freda 01322-838415 Sandra 01293-783965 or please email johnabrotherton@hotmail.co.uk .

    The weekend contains a carefully-structured programme which encourages the participants to acknowledge their grief and to recognise that their feelings are normal and shared by others. They may then choose to close the door gently on the past and so begin to face the future more positively. After the weekend, regular follow-up meetings are held and open to all participants to attend.

  • 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

  • 16 April 2019
    Chris Mass
    Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at Westminster Cathedral on 16th April, 12pm by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

  • 25 April 2019
    'Giving oneself totally': DVD of God's and Men
    Time:6:45pm - 8:30pm

    The Vocations Promotion Team has begun a new group called Young Seekers. Led by Fr Mike Maguire, the Assistant Vocations Promoter, this group aims to attract men in their late teens and early twenties to meet regularly and share their hopes and maybe their uncertainties about the call of the Lord.

    The next meeting will be held on Thursday 25th April, from 6.45pm up until 8.30pm. The topic for the evening is 'Giving oneself totally': DVD of God's and Men. Each session to end with night prayer, followed by a visit to the pub. For details, contact Fr Mike Maguire, Assistant Vocations Promoter at vocations@rcdow.org.uk

  • 27 April 2019 - 28 April 2019
    Loving4Life Weekend Retreat for Couples
    Venue:Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5TQ, UK

    Douai Abbey is a Roman Catholic monastery of monks of the English Benedictine Congregation, and under the patronage of Saint Edmund, King and Martyr. They were founded in Paris in 1615. Uprooted by the French Revolution they settled at Douai in Flanders, and finally returned to England in 1903, settling at Woolhampton. Douai monks still serve in parishes throughout England.
    Costs
    £125.00 per couple non-residential or
    £185.00 per couple including Saturday overnight stay (full-board)
    Includes:
    ✔ Couple Pack
    ✔ Lunch on both days
    ✔ Celebratory dinner on Saturday evening
    ✔ Refreshments throughout the two days
    ✔ Space for personal prayer, reflection, meditation, discussion and silence

    Visit the Loving4Life Website to register https://www.loving4life.co.uk/retreats

    Contact Jane Deegan jane@loving4life.net Tel: 07595 724300

  • 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

  • 6 May 2019
    Annual Mass for Migrants
    Time:10:30am - 11:30am
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    The Annual Mass for Migrants will be celebrated on 6th May, 10.30am at Westminster Cathedral.

  • 28 May 2019
    Come to a Seekers' Meeting
    Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:SW3 5AA, Beaufort St, Chelsea, London SW3 5AA, UK

    Seekers' meeting scheduled at Allen Hall Seminary, 28 Beaufort Street, Chelsea London SW3 5AA for those who would like to discern a possible vocation.


    The schedule for the day is as follows:
    6:00 pm Evening Prayer and Mass
    7:00 pm Supper
    7.30-9 pm Seekers' meeting in

    Attendance at the meeting is by invitation of the Vocations Promoter. If interested, please contact:

    Canon Stuart Wilson
    Spiritual Director
    Allen Hall Seminary
    28 Beaufort Street
    London
    SW3 5AA
    Tel: 020 7349 5620
    Email: vocationspromoter@rcdow.org.uk or stuartwilson@rcdow.org.uk

  • 30 May 2019
    Young Seekers Meetings: Seminary Life
    Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    The Vocations Promotion Team has begun a new group called Young Seekers. Led by Fr Mike Maguire, the Assistant Vocations Promoter, this group aims to attract men in their late teens and early twenties to meet regularly and share their hopes and maybe their uncertainties about the call of the Lord.

    The next meeting will be held on Thursday 30th May, from 6pm to 9pm. The topic for the evening is Seminary Life. It will be led by Fr Mike Maguire and two seminarians including Mass, Vespers, seminarian vocation story and a tour of Allen Hall seminary.

    Each session to end with night prayer, followed by a visit to the pub. For details, contact Fr Mike Maguire, Assistant Vocations Promoter at vocations@rcdow.org.uk

  • 1 June 2019
    Mass for New Catholics 2019
    Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK

    MASS FOR NEW CATHOLICS 2019


    Westminster Cathedral at 6.00pm Saturday 1st June 2019


    All received into the Church at Easter, their families & friends, their catechists & priests are welcome to attend.

  • 8 June 2019
    The Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
    The Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 8 June, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm

    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 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 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).

  • 15 June 2019
    Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    WORKSHOP 2 : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Saturday, 30 March, 2019, 10 am - 3pm

    PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October.

    This programme is run in 2 central locations.
    For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • Diaconate Ordinations
    Time:10:30am - 11:30am
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK
  • 18 June 2019
    Adoremus Mass for Schools
    Time:10:30am - 11:30am
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Adoremus Mass for schools will be celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Tuesday, 18th June 10.30am at Westminster Cathedral. All are welcome.

  • 22 June 2019 - 23 June 2019
    Loving4Life Weekend Retreat for Couples
    Time:10:30am - 11:30am
    Venue:Manor Farm House, 50 South St, Castlethorpe, Milton Keynes MK19 7EL, UK

    Manor Farm House is run as a B&B but also has a beautiful Barn which acts as the main Retreat room. 
    Janet and Stuart are happy to welcome couples into their home and to host the seminar with warm loving hospitality and home cooked food. Castlethorpe is a very pretty village in the middle of the Buckinghamshire countryside.

    £125.00 per couple non-residential or
    £185.00 per couple for inclusive Saturday overnight stay (full board). Rooms are limited so please contact Jane to check availability
    Includes:

    ✔ Couple Pack
    ✔ Lunch on both days
    ✔ Celebratory dinner on Saturday evening
    ✔ Refreshments throughout the two days
    ✔ Space for personal prayer, reflection, meditation, discussion and silence

    Visit the Loving4Life Website to register https://www.loving4life.co.uk/retreats

    Contact Jane Deegan jane@loving4life.net Tel: 07595 724300

  • 27 June 2019
    Young Seekers Meetings: 'From head to heart'
    Time:6:45pm - 8:30pm

    The Vocations Promotion Team has begun a new group called Young Seekers. Led by Fr Mike Maguire, the Assistant Vocations Promoter, this group aims to attract men in their late teens and early twenties to meet regularly and share their hopes and maybe their uncertainties about the call of the Lord.

    The next meeting will be held on Thursday 27th June from 6.45pm up until 8.30pm. The topic for the evening is 'Lectio Divina'- listening with the ear of the heart.

    Each session to end with night prayer, followed by a visit to the pub. For details, contact Fr Mike Maguire, Assistant Vocations Promoter at vocations@rcdow.org.uk.

  • 28 June 2019
    National Mass of Thanksgiving and Renewal for Priests
    Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    National Mass of Thanksgiving and Renewal for Priests will be celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Friday, 28th June 12pm at Westminster Cathedral.

  • 6 July 2019
    Cathedral Adult Confirmations
    Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Cathedral Adult Confirmations by Bishop John Sherrington

  • 20 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
    Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes
    Time:9:00am - 5:00pm

    The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will be held from 20th to 26th July 2019.

  • 25 July 2019
    Young Seekers Meetings: God in Football & Sport
    Time:6:45pm - 8:30pm

    The Vocations Promotion Team has begun a new group called Young Seekers. Led by Fr Mike Maguire, the Assistant Vocations Promoter, this group aims to attract men in their late teens and early twenties to meet regularly and share their hopes and maybe their uncertainties about the call of the Lord.

    The next meeting will be held on Thursday 25th July from 6.45pm up until 8.30pm. The topic for the evening is 'God in Football & Sport' led by Fr Marc Lyden-Smith.

    Each session to end with night prayer, followed by a visit to the pub. For details, contact Fr Mike Maguire, Assistant Vocations Promoter at vocations@rcdow.org.uk.

  • 27 July 2019
    Ordinations to the Priesthood
    Time:10:30am - 11:30am
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Ordinations to the Priesthood will be celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Saturday 27th July, 10.30am at Westminster Cathedral.

  • 21 September 2019
    Diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham Shrine
    Time:9:00am - 6:00pm
  • 4 October 2019 - 6 October 2019
    Loving4Life Weekend Retreat for Couples
    Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
    Venue:47-49 High St, Walsingham NR22 6BZ, UK

    The Dowry House Walsingham
    (Please note, this Retreat begins on the Friday evening)

    Dowry House Retreat is situated directly opposite the Priory Gatehouse in the High Street. It was built between 1470 and 1496, and in the twelfth-century the Augustinian Priory used it as a pilgrim hostel.  

    Costs
    £130.00 per couple non-residential or
    £175.00 per couple for inclusive Friday & Saturday overnight stay (full board) non en-suite
    £185.00 per couple for inclusive Friday & Saturday overnight stay (full board) en-suite
    Includes:

    ✔ Couple Pack
    ✔ Lunch on both days
    ✔ Celebratory dinner on Saturday evening
    ✔ Refreshments throughout the two days
    ✔ Space for personal prayer, reflection, meditation, discussion and silence
    Please note: we are non-profit making organisation and if we have committed to paying the costs of the Retreat we may not be able to refund any cancellations either in full or in part

    Visit the Loving4Life Website to register https://www.loving4life.co.uk/retreats

    Contact Jane Deegan jane@loving4life.net Tel: 07595 724300

  • 5 October 2019
    National Altar Servers Mass
    Time:2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    National Altar Servers Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Paul McAleenan on Saturday, 5th October 2.30pm at Westminster Cathedral.

  • Cathedral Adult Confirmations
    Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Cathedral Adult Confirmations by Bishop Nicholas Hudson.

  • 16 November 2019
    Teams of Our Lady Great Britain 60 Years of Celebration
    Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK

    60 Years Celebration of Teams of Our Lady in the UK (Equipes Notre-Dame) to be held at Westminster Cathedral for all members and their families.

    The main celebrant at Mass will be the Right Rev Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northampton and Marriage & Family life coordinator for England and Wales with Bishops Nicholas Hudson and Richard Moth concelebrating.

    Followed by a Reception.

    Further details to follow...

  • 20 November 2019 - 28 November 2019
    Holy Land Pilgrimage 2019
    Time:9:00am - 9:00pm

    The Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be held from Wednesday 20th November to Thursday 28th November.