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  • 16 December 2018
    Simbang Gabi Mass at St Dominic's Priory, Haverstock Hill
    Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:NW5 4LB, London NW5 4LB, UK


    Prepare for Christmas with Mama Mary at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in London at the Simbang Gabi Masses.

    London's Rosary Shrine has been granted a special affiliation with the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in Pangasinan, Philippines: an official replica of Our Lady of Manaoag, will be displayed at every Mass for veneration and devotions.

    For details, visit www.rosaryshrine.co.uk.

  • 17 December 2018 - 21 December 2018
    Simbang Gabi Mass at St Dominic's Priory, Haverstock Hill
    Time:7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:NW5 4LB, London NW5 4LB, UK


    Prepare for Christmas with Mama Mary at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in London at the Simbang Gabi Masses. London's Rosary Shrine has been granted a special affiliation with the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in Pangasinan, Philippines: an official replica of Our Lady of Manaoag, will be displayed at every Mass for veneration and devotions.

    Masses every evening with Tagalog music followed by traditional Filipino food in the Hall. For details, visit www.rosaryshrine.co.uk.

  • 19 December 2018
    Cathedral Christmas Celebration
    Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Tickets available at http://bit.ly/Chriscel or call 0844 844 0444.

  • 20 December 2018
    Cathedral Christmas Celebration
    Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Tickets available at http://bit.ly/Chriscel or call 0844 844 0444.

  • 22 December 2018
    Simbang Gabi Mass at St Dominic's Priory, Haverstock Hill
    Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:NW5 4LB, London NW5 4LB, UK


    Prepare for Christmas with Mama Mary at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in London at the Simbang Gabi Masses. London's Rosary Shrine has been granted a special affiliation with the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in Pangasinan, Philippines: an official replica of Our Lady of Manaoag, will be displayed at every Mass for veneration and devotions.

    For details, visit www.rosaryshrine.co.uk.

  • 23 December 2018
    Simbang Gabi Mass at St Dominic's Priory, Haverstock Hill
    Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:NW5 4LB, London NW5 4LB, UK


    Prepare for Christmas with Mama Mary at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in London at the Simbang Gabi Masses. London's Rosary Shrine has been granted a special affiliation with the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in Pangasinan, Philippines: an official replica of Our Lady of Manaoag, will be displayed at every Mass for veneration and devotions.

    For details, visit www.rosaryshrine.co.uk.

  • 18 January 2019 - 25 January 2019
    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019
    Time:9:00am - 10:00am

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) is traditionally observed from the 18th to 25th January: the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time. Each year the international resources are adapted by the Britain and Ireland writers group and extra material is often written, such as meditations for each of the 8 days. Material for 2019 originates from the churches of Indonesia. The resources highlight issues of economic injustice and how religious pluralism can face challenges in the face of radicalisation. The theme for 2019 is ‘Only Justice’ based around Deuteronomy 16:18-20, ‘Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue…’. Resources are available to order or download in a variety of formats and are available in English, Welsh/English and Irish. For details, visit ctbi.org.uk/category/mission-and-unity/christian-unity/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity/

  • 19 January 2019
    Using Scripture with Children- Mill Hill
    Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Sacred Heart & Mary Immaculate, 2 Flower Lane, Mill Hill, NW7 2JB

    Date: 19th January 2019
    Title: Using Scripture with Children
    Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
    Venue: Sacred Heart & Mary Immaculate, 2 Flower Lane, Mill Hill, NW7 2JB

    Course Description
    This session will offer to catechists the opportunity to
    • look at the cycle of the Church’s year and the Lectionary
    • consider how best to use scripture in our catechetical programmes
    • look at some practical ideas on opening scripture to children

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

  • 24 January 2019
    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

    January 31st, 2019, Looking to Christ

    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.

    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.

  • 29 January 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

  • 'Learn From Me' Certificate Course Information Evening- Edmonton
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Rd, Edmonton N9 7EN

    '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.

    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:

    Tuesday 29th January 2019

    The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Rd, Edmonton N9 7EN, 7.30 – 9.00pm

    Wednesday 30th January 2019

    SS Alban and Stephen, 14 Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RB, 7.30-9.00pm

    Friday 31st January 2019

    Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1W 1QN, 7.30-9.00pm

    This Information Evening at Vaughan House will be the only one at which A Catechesis on Marriage and Family will be presented with the other two courses.

    Launch and Study Day:

    The Formation Programme will be launched on Saturday 9th March 2019 with a 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.

    Application form:

    Please submit application forms and payments directly to Maryvale Institute. The details are indicated on the form enclosed to this folder. Electronic versions of application pack will be available to download.

    Certificate Courses Available:

    All 3 formation courses are run by Maryvale Institute.

    Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry

    Certificate in Catechesis

    A Catechesis on Marriage and Family

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

    Phone: 020 7931 6078

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  • 30 January 2019
    'Learn From Me' Certificate Course- Information Evening- St. Albans
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:SS Alban and Stephen, 14 Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RB

    '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.

    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:

    Tuesday 29th January 2019

    The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Rd, Edmonton N9 7EN, 7.30 – 9.00pm

    Wednesday 30th January 2019

    SS Alban and Stephen, 14 Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RB, 7.30-9.00pm

    Friday 31st January 2019

    Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1W 1QN, 7.30-9.00pm

    This Information Evening at Vaughan House will be the only one at which A Catechesis on Marriage and Family will be presented with the other two courses.

    Launch and Study Day:

    The Formation Programme will be launched on Saturday 9th March 2019 with a 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.

    Application form:

    Please submit application forms and payments directly to Maryvale Institute. The details are indicated on the form enclosed to this folder. Electronic versions of application pack will be available to download.

    Certificate Courses Available:

    All 3 formation courses are run by Maryvale Institute.

    Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry

    Certificate in Catechesis

    A Catechesis on Marriage and Family

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

    Phone: 020 7931 6078

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  • 31 January 2019
    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

    January 31st, 2019, Looking to Christ

    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.

    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.

  • 'Learn From Me' Information Evening
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House SW1P 1QN

    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.

    A Catechesis on Marriage and Family - this six-month part-time Catechesis, including Study Days with tutors from Maryvale at Vaughan House. 

    Information Evening Thursday 31st January 2019
    This Information Evening at Vaughan House will be the only one at which A Catechesis on Marriage and Family will be presented with the other two courses.

    Launch and Study Day: 

    The Formation Programme will be launched on Saturday 9th March 2019, commencing at 9:00am with a 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 or 020 7931 6078.

    Also available:
    Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry
    Certificate in Catechesis

  • 'Learn From Me' Certificate Course- Information Evening- Vaughan House
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1W 1QN

    '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.

    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:

    Tuesday 29th January 2019

    The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Rd, Edmonton N9 7EN, 7.30 – 9.00pm

    Wednesday 30th January 2019

    SS Alban and Stephen, 14 Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RB, 7.30-9.00pm

    Friday 31st January 2019

    Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1W 1QN, 7.30-9.00pm

    This Information Evening at Vaughan House will be the only one at which A Catechesis on Marriage and Family will be presented with the other two courses.

    Launch and Study Day:

    The Formation Programme will be launched on Saturday 9th March 2019 with a 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.

    Application form:

    Please submit application forms and payments directly to Maryvale Institute. The details are indicated on the form enclosed to this folder. Electronic versions of application pack will be available to download.

    Certificate Courses Available:
    All 3 formation courses are run by Maryvale Institute.

    Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry

    Certificate in Catechesis

    A Catechesis on Marriage and Family

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

    Phone: 020 7931 6078

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  • 7 February 2019
    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

    January 31st, 2019, Looking to Christ

    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.

    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.

  • 9 February 2019
    Proclaim Spring Gatherings 2019- Kentish Town
    Time:9:30am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady, Help of Christians Catholic Church, 4 Lady Margaret Rd, London NW5 2XT, UK

    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 9th February 2019
    Venue: Our Lady Help of Christians, Kentish Town NW5 2XT
    Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

    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



  • Annual Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes
    Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK


    The Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes takes place on Saturday 9th February at 2pm. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during Mass. All are welcome to attend. A special invitation is extended to all who are sick or infirm, all hospital chaplains, doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants and all who work in healthcare.

  • 14 February 2019
    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

    January 31st, 2019, Looking to Christ

    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.

    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.

  • 16 February 2019
    Proclaim Spring Gatherings 2019- Nicholas Breakspear School- St. Albans
    Time:9:30am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, Colney Heath Lane, St Albans. AL4 0TT

    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 Paul McAleenan
    Hertfordshire Area

    Date: Sat 16th February 2019.
    Venue: Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, Colney Heath Lane, St Albans. AL4 0TT
    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



  • 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

  • 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
    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

  • 'Learn From Me'- Launch Day- Westminster Cathedral Crypt
    Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral Crypt, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, 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.

    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:

    Tuesday 29th January 2019

    The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Rd, Edmonton N9 7EN, 7.30 – 9.00pm

    Wednesday 30th January 2019

    SS Alban and Stephen, 14 Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RB, 7.30-9.00pm

    Friday 31st January 2019

    Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1W 1QN, 7.30-9.00pm

    This Information Evening at Vaughan House will be the only one at which A Catechesis on Marriage and Family will be presented with the other two courses.

    Launch and Study Day:

    The Formation Programme will be launched on Saturday 9th March 2019 with a 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.


    All 3 formation courses are run by Maryvale Institute.

    Application form:

    Please submit application forms and payments directly to Maryvale Institute. The details are indicated on the form enclosed to this folder. Electronic versions of application pack will be available to download.

    Certificate Courses Available:

    Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry

    Certificate in Catechesis

    A Catechesis on Marriage and Family

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

    Phone: 020 7931 6078


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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).

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 21 September 2019
    Diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham Shrine
    Time:9:00am - 6:00pm
  • 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...