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  • 21 August 2018 - 26 August 2018
    WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018

    Families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin from 22-26 August 2018 to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith.

    The theme chosen by Pope Francis for WMOF2018 is, The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World.

    Who is invited to WMOF2018?
    Everybody is invited to participate, including single people (vowed/consecrated or lay), couples with or without children, extended families and clergy.

    Thousands of families and individuals from all over Ireland and the world are expected to attend. Some people may come together, others might come on their own, others as part of an organisation. Adults, youth and children are all invited to take part.

    Attendance to all events will require tickets/registration.

    FOR DETAILS: Please visit
    World Meeting of Families
    website

    Pope Francis met Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Vatican on Monday 28th November 2016, with the Irish prime minister tweeting after the meeting that the Pope will visit Dublin for the World Meeting of Families!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Celebrating

  • 1 September 2018
    First Anniversary Memorial Mass of Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor
    Time:12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    On the first anniversary of the death of Cardinal Cormac, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Westminster Cathedral at 12.30pm. Cardinal Vincent will preside and Mgr Martin Hayes will preach. All are welcome.

  • 5 September 2018
    Preparing Children for First Communion – An Introduction- Sudbury
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:St George, 970 Harrow Road, Sudbury, HA0 2QE (in Parish Centre in St Andrew’s Avenue)

    Wednesday 5th & Thursday 13th September 2018
    Preparing Children for First Communion – an Introduction
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: St George, 970 Harrow Road, Sudbury, HA0 2QE (in Parish Centre in St Andrew’s Avenue)

    Course Description
    This 2 session course helps the catechist
    • to have an understanding of the themes of the First Communion programmes – which teach us about the Mass and about the real presence of Jesus in the assembly, in the Word, in the priest who presides and in the bread and wine
    • to share that understanding with the children.
    • to consider methods and resources.

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

  • 7 September 2018 - 10 September 2018
    Adoremus – National Eucharistic Congress
    Venue:Liverpool


    Adoremus –National Eucharistic Congress


    The largest gathering of Catholics in England since the 2010 papalvisit takes place in Liverpool this September. We unite in worship of Our Lordtruly present in the Blessed Sacrament, with the aim of promoting EucharisticAdoration, where so many people have experienced the love and presence ofJesus.


    You are invited to Liverpool on Saturday, 8 and/or Sunday,9 September. Saturday, in the Echo Arena, is the highlight of the Congress.Bishop Robert Barron, known to millions on social Media, will address theCongress; Cardinal Nichols will give a reflection and lead us in Adoration andBenediction. (There is a fee of £40 for the Saturday to cover the costs of theCongress.) On the Sunday there are Masses in the Metropolitan Cathedral and alarge outdoor Blessed Sacrament procession. Many other events and a YouthCongress will supplement the official programme.


    You may wish to stay in Liverpool overnight. Although it will be along day, the Saturday programme is planned to permit people to travel for theday. While coaches are cheaper, trains are much quicker – cheaper train tickets(subject to availability) go on sale 12 weeks before travel. For a bookingform, please contact adoremus@rcdow.org.uk or 07738 183829. Tickets are availablethrough the Diocese until 31 May.  


    For more information please visit 


    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/let-us-adore/

  • 8 September 2018
    Adoremus Eucharistic Congress: London Events
    Time:7:00am - 5:30pm
    Venue:Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane in Covent Garden


    The Diocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament located at Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane in Covent Garden, will be holding a day of Adoration, Mass and Holy Hour on Saturday 8th September for those who would like to take part in the Adoremus Eucharistic Congress, but are unable to travel to Liverpool. 

    The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at 7am and will remain so until Solemn Benediction at 5:30pm. At 12 noon, there will be a Solemn Sung Mass of the Nativity of Our Lady celebrated by Dom Hugh Somerville-Knapman, OSB. 

    At 4:30pm there will be a conducted Holy Hour, based upon the writings of Msgr. Ronald Knox, who preached at Maiden Lane for 26 years, followed by the Vigil Mass of Sunday at 6pm. 


    All most welcome. 


    More information at: maidenlane.org.uk

  • 10 September 2018
    An Introduction to Catechesis –Practical Skills- Edmonton
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, Edmonton, N9 7EN (Parish Centre in Croyland Road – left of church)


    An Introduction to Catechesis –Practical Skills
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm (1 session)
    Venue: The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, Edmonton, N9 7EN
    (Parish Centre in Croyland Road – left of church)

    Course Description
    This session will provide concrete tools that can help catechists cope with the concerns that are a part of their ministry, considering:
    • The tasks of catechesis (ref. the GDC)
    • Skills and Practical advice for preparing the learning environment
    ● Understanding the role of discipline
    • Planning and preparation
    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 12 September 2018
    A Look At The Sacrament Of Reconciliation - Holloway
    Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN


    A Look At The Sacrament Of Reconciliation- Holloway
    Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
    Venue: Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    Course Description
    This session is suitable for all catechists and aims to help the catechist
    • to understand the sacrament at their level and reflect on their own experience
    • It includes a brief history of the Sacrament of Reconciliation;
    • and aims to help them to share their understanding with those they catechise.
    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 13 September 2018
    Preparing Children for First Communion – An Introduction- Sudbury
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:St George, 970 Harrow Road, Sudbury, HA0 2QE (in Parish Centre in St Andrew’s Avenue)

    Wednesday 5th & Thursday 13th September 2018
    Preparing Children for First Communion – an Introduction
    Time: 7:30-9:00 pm
    Venue: St George, 970 Harrow Road, Sudbury, HA0 2QE (in Parish Centre in St Andrew’s Avenue)

    Course Description
    This 2 session course helps the catechist
    • to have an understanding of the themes of the First Communion programmes – which teach us about the Mass and about the real presence of Jesus in the assembly, in the Word, in the priest who presides and in the bread and wine
    • to share that understanding with the children.
    • to consider methods and resources.

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

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

    During the weekend phase, a team of three couples and a priest give a series of presentations. You will be encouraged to put the past behind you and start re-discovering each other.

    The team presents a technique of communication and practical tools that enables you to take a good look at most areas of your relationship. They will share how they were able to benefit from these techniques themselves. After each presentation you will have a chance to reflect on it by yourself, then discuss it in complete privacy with your spouse.
    The team do not provide marriage advice or counselling.
    http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html

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

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

  • 18 September 2018
    Preparing Children for First Communion – A Short Introduction- Potters Bar
    Time:8:00pm - 9:30pm
    Venue:Our Lady & St Vincent, 243 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1EG


    Preparing Children for First Communion – A Short Introduction
    Time: 8:00-9.30 pm
    Venue: Our Lady & St Vincent, 243 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1EG

    Course Description
    This session helps the catechist
    • to have an understanding of the themes of the First Communion programmes
    • to share that understanding with the children.
    • to consider methods and resources.
    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 22 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
    Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham
  • 22 September 2018
    Retrouvaille programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

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

  • An Introduction to Catechesis - Bow
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners & St Catherine of Siena, 177 Bow Road, E3 2SG


    An Introduction to Catechesis- Bow
    Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
    Venue: Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners & St Catherine of Siena, 177 Bow Road, E3 2SG

    Course Description
    A simple introduction to the main principles and practicalities of catechesis:
    • What is catechesis and how do you do it?
    • What are the key skills needed and what skills are transferable?
    • What is the role of the catechist? How does the Church see the role of the lay catechist?
    • The person of the catechist – How do we grow in the vocation of being a catechist?
    • Practical advice for preparing the learning environment
    • Help catechists understand the role of discipline
    • Tools to help evaluate all catechetical programmes
    Please book via
    Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 1 October 2018
    An Introduction to Catechesis –Practical Skills - Brook Green
    Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Venue:Holy Trinity, 41 Brook Green, Hammersmith, W6 7BL (Parish Centre to left of church)


    An Introduction to Catechesis –Practical Skills- Brook Green
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm (1 session)
    Venue: Holy Trinity, 41 Brook Green, Hammersmith, W6 7BL (Parish Centre to left of church)

    Course Description
    This session will provide concrete tools that can help catechists cope with the concerns that are a part of their ministry, considering:
    • The tasks of catechesis (ref. the GDC)
    • Skills and Practical advice for preparing the learning environment
    ● Understanding the role of discipline
    • Planning and preparation
    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 2 October 2018
    Liturgy of the Word with Children - White City
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady of Fatima, 2 Commonwealth Avenue, White City W12 7QR (in Parish Centre)

    2nd & 9th October 2018
    Liturgy of the Word with Children- White City
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Our Lady of Fatima, 2 Commonwealth Avenue, White City W12 7QR (in Parish Centre)
    Course Description
    This two session course looks at the Bishops’ Conference Guidelines for Liturgy of The Word with Children and considers variety of ways to share Scripture with children, using new ideas and resources in keeping with the Directory for Masses with Children and the Guidelines of the Bishops’ Conference.
    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 5 October 2018 - 7 October 2018
    Beginning Experience
    Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell

    There is a healing weekend for men and women who find themselves single again following separation, divorce or the death of a partner from 5th to 7th October 2018 at the Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex.

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

  • 6 October 2018 - 7 October 2018
    Loving4Life Marriage Enrichment Weekend
    Venue:Dowry House, Basilica of Our Lady, 47-49 High Street Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6B 

    Loving4Life offers marriage enrichment weekends to married couples to help them rediscover the joy of being a man and woman in love, drawing on the wisdom of the authentic Catholic teaching on the Theology of the Body.
    For all ages and stages of marriage, refreshing insights and powerful strategies help you turn your good marriage into a GREAT marriage! 


    With NO GROUP SHARING, topics include the gift of sexuality, formation by our family of origin, trust and control, forgiveness and healing, spiritual aspects of sex, sacrament, and the power of our relationships to influence others.


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

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

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

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

  • Feed your marriage with God's word - A Saturday Workshop
    Time:11:00am - 4:00pm
    Venue:Mount Street Jesuit Centre, 114 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 3AY, UK

    FEED YOUR MARRIAGE WITH GOD'S WORD - A WAY TO REFLECT ON THE SUNDAY SCRIPTURES TOGETHER

    'I Am With You All-Ways' is designed to help couples to see that God is at the centre of their relationships. It is a unique course designed to aid listening to each other and to God through reflecting on scripture.
    It aims to show that each relationship is unique, just as each person is, and loved by God just as they are. It aims to help couples to appreciate and value that uniqueness and God's particular interest in their furture life together.

    Speaker(s) Brian and Maureen Devine
    To register go to https://www.pathwaystogod.org/courses-events-retreats/feed-your-marriage-gods-word-way-reflect-sunday-scriptures-together

    Further reading - Marriage and Family resource page;
    Two In One Flesh Preparing for Sunday Mass as a Couple

  • Annual National Altar Servers' Mass
    Time:2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Annual Mass for altar servers from around England and Wales celebrated by Bishop John Sherrington

  • 9 October 2018
    Liturgy of the Word with Children - White City
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue: Our Lady of Fatima, 2 Commonwealth Avenue, White City W12 7QR (in Parish Centre)

    2nd & 9th October 2018
    Liturgy of the Word with Children- White City
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Our Lady of Fatima, 2 Commonwealth Avenue, White City W12 7QR (in Parish Centre)
    Course Description
    This two session course looks at the Bishops’ Conference Guidelines for Liturgy of The Word with Children and considers variety of ways to share Scripture with children, using new ideas and resources in keeping with the Directory for Masses with Children and the Guidelines of the Bishops’ Conference.
    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 10 October 2018
    An Introduction to Catechesis - Ruislip
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Most Sacred Heart, 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip HA4 8NN

    Wednesday 10th & Thursday 18th October 2018
    An Introduction to Catechesis- Ruislip
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Most Sacred Heart, 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip HA4 8NN

    Course Description
    This 2 session course offers a simple introduction to the main principles and practicalities of catechesis:
    • What is catechesis and how do you do it?
    • What are the key skills needed and what skills are transferable?
    • What is the role of the catechist? How does the Church see the role of the lay catechist?
    • The person of the catechist – How do we grow in the vocation of being a catechist?
    • Practical advice for preparing the learning environment
    • Help catechists understand the role of discipline
    • Tools to help evaluate all catechetical programmes
    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 16 October 2018
    Preparing Teenagers for Confirmation – A Short Introduction - Potters Bar
    Time:8:00pm - 9:30pm
    Venue:Our Lady & St Vincent, 243 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1EG


    Preparing Teenagers for Confirmation – A Short Introduction- Potters Bar
    Time: 8:00-9.30pm
    Venue: Our Lady & St Vincent, 243 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1EG

    Course Description
    This session considers how catechists work with teenagers preparing for confirmation, looking at
    • The guidelines the Church gives us
    • What should be included in the programme
    • Consideration of methods and resources
    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 17 October 2018
    The Spirituality of the Catechist- an Introduction - Kensal New Town
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Our Lady of the Holy Souls, 68 Hazlewood Crescent, W10 5DJ, Kensal New Town, W10 5DJ (entrance to Parish centre in Bosworth Road)


    The Spirituality of the Catechist- an Introduction- Kensal New Town
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Our Lady of the Holy Souls, 68 Hazlewood Crescent, W10 5DJ, Kensal New Town, W10 5DJ
    (entrance to Parish centre in Bosworth Road)

    Course Description
    In his address to catechists in 2013 Pope Francis said “ ‘being’ a catechist, this is the vocation, not ‘working’ as a catechist. Be careful: I have not said to do the work of a catechist, but rather to be one, because it involves all your life. It means guiding towards the encounter with Jesus with words and with life, with your witness.”

    This session reflects on how as catechists, through developing our own spirituality, we may guide people to that encounter that Pope Francis speaks of.

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

  • 18 October 2018
    An Introduction to Catechesis - Ruislip
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Most Sacred Heart, 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip HA4 8NN

    Wednesday 10th & Thursday 18th October 2018
    An Introduction to Catechesis- Ruislip
    Time:7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Most Sacred Heart, 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip HA4 8NN

    Course Description
    This 2 session course offers a simple introduction to the main principles and practicalities of catechesis:
    • What is catechesis and how do you do it?
    • What are the key skills needed and what skills are transferable?
    • What is the role of the catechist? How does the Church see the role of the lay catechist?
    • The person of the catechist – How do we grow in the vocation of being a catechist?
    • Practical advice for preparing the learning environment
    • Help catechists understand the role of discipline
    • Tools to help evaluate all catechetical programmes
    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

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

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

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

  • 20 October 2018
    An Introduction to Catechesis - Grahame Park
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue:St Margaret Clitherow, Everglade Strand, Grahame Park, NW9 5PX


    An Introduction to Catechesis- Grahame Park
    Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
    Venue: St Margaret Clitherow, Everglade Strand, Grahame Park, NW9 5PX

    Course Description
    This session offers a simple introduction to the main principles and practicalities of catechesis:
    • What is catechesis and how do you do it?
    • What are the key skills needed and what skills are transferable?
    • What is the role of the catechist? How does the Church see the role of the lay catechist?
    • The person of the catechist – How do we grow in the vocation of being a catechist?
    • Practical advice for preparing the learning environment
    • Help catechists understand the role of discipline
    • Tools to help evaluate all catechetical programmes

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

  • 31 October 2018
    37th Annual Conference on Bereavement Care
    Time:10:00am - 3:15pm
    Venue:Mosaic Reform Synagogue, 39 Bessborough Road, Harrow HA1 3BS

    A conference for bereavement visitors, counsellors, clergy, family support workers, healthcare professionals, community leaders, teachers and learning support assistants.

    Conference fee

    Early Bird booking before 31st August

    £65.00 (£40.00 Special rate for Bereavement Care Corporate / Individual members)

    Standard Booking from 1st September

    £75.00 (£50.00 Special rate for Bereavement Care Corporate / Individual members)

    Student Rate (on application)

    For more information, visit http://www.bereavementcareandsupport.co.uk/annual-conference/ 

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

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

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

  • 7 November 2018
    The Spirituality of the Catechist
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:English Martyrs, Chalkhill Road, Wembley Park, HA9 9EW

    7th & 14th November 2018
    The Spirituality of the Catechist
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Week 1: English Martyrs, Chalkhill Road, Wembley Park, HA9 9EW
     Week 2: All Saints, 531 Kenton Road, HA3 0UL (Parish Centre entrance at end of car park)

    Course Description
    In his address to catechists in 2013 Pope Francis said “ ‘being’ a catechist, this is the vocation, not ‘working’ as a catechist. Be careful: I have not said to do the work of a catechist, but rather to be one, because it involves all your life. It means guiding towards the encounter with Jesus with words and with life, with your witness.”

    This two session course reflects on how as catechists, through developing our own spirituality, we may guide people to that encounter that Pope Francis speaks of.

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

  • 10 November 2018
    Practical Skills for Catechists - Whitton
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue: St Edmund of Canterbury, St Edmund’s Lane, Whitton, TW2 7BB

    10th November 2018
    Practical Skills for Catechists- Whitton
    Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
    Venue: St Edmund of Canterbury, St Edmund’s Lane, Whitton, TW2 7BB

    Course Description
    This session will provide concrete tools that can help catechists cope with the concerns that are a part of their ministry, considering:
    • The tasks of catechesis (ref. the GDC)
    • Skills and Practical advice for preparing the learning environment
    • Planning a session
    • Practical ideas on sharing scripture and prayer
    • Help catechists understand the role of discipline
    • Tools to help evaluate all catechetical programmes

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

  • 14 November 2018
    The Spirituality of the Catechist
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:All Saints, 531 Kenton Road, HA3 0UL (Parish Centre entrance at end of car park)

    7th & 14th November 2018
    The Spirituality of the Catechist
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Week 1: English Martyrs, Chalkhill Road, Wembley Park, HA9 9EW
     Week 2: All Saints, 531 Kenton Road, HA3 0UL (Parish Centre entrance at end of car park)

    Course Description
    In his address to catechists in 2013 Pope Francis said “ ‘being’ a catechist, this is the vocation, not ‘working’ as a catechist. Be careful: I have not said to do the work of a catechist, but rather to be one, because it involves all your life. It means guiding towards the encounter with Jesus with words and with life, with your witness.”

    This two session course reflects on how as catechists, through developing our own spirituality, we may guide people to that encounter that Pope Francis speaks of.

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

  • 21 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
    Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  • 5 December 2018
    Helping Children to Pray - Holloway
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    5th December 2018
    Helping Children to Pray- Holloway
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Venue: Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    Course Description
    In the catechesis of children the deepening of their relationship with God is central. This session aim to
    • help catechists to reflect on their own understanding of prayer
    • look at what the Church teaches about prayer
    • consider how we might help children to grow in prayer

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

  • 9 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

  • 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

  • 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.