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  • 22 November 2018
    Scripture from Scratch: Creation—What kind of Writing? Our concern for the beginning of things and what this means in the present.
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Scripture from Scratch:
    Why do we need the Old Testament?

    Marcion, a heretical 2nd century bishop, suggested that Christians should dispense with the Old Testament, that it was rendered void by the New. Some people today might agree. The Church, however, vigorously refutes this idea. The Church has always venerated the Old Testament. Vatican II affirmed this and this is reflected in our Lectionary.

    The Old Testament is the true Word of God. It was given (and belongs) to the community of Ancient Israel. We share with our Jewish brothers and sisters our efforts to understand it. “We read it in communities that stand in the Presence of God in the deeply troubling challenges of our own time” (W. Brueggemann).
    This course will offer insights into understanding and living these complex writings. Participants may attend individual sessions.

    4th October—Creation—What kind of Writing? Our concern for the beginning of things and what this means in the present.

    18th October—The Exodus—What kind of History? Imaginative Remembering.

    8th November—God of the Hebrew Scriptures: the unknown? God seen through the eyes of an ancient people. God involved in human life. The God of the Psalms.

    22nd November—The Prophets What is good government? Who decides? Kings, Priests, Prophets? The State, the Church, the Prophets?

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 24 November 2018
    Workshop 1 for Ministers of the Word: UNDERSTANDING THE WORD WE PROCLAIM
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    WORKSHOP 1 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORD WE PROCLAIM
    Saturday, 24 November, 2018, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
    WORKSHOP 2 : UNDERSTANDING 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, 10.00 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 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

  • 3 December 2018
    First of the two evenings of post-Adoremus reflections on the Eucharistic scripture references using art with Fr Geoffrey Wheaton, SJ
    Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    The two evenings will explore and discuss the Eucharistic scripture references of Cana, Supper at Emmaus and Last Supper and also the Feeding of the Five thousand. Fr Geoffrey will also show examples of how artists have interpreted the scripture passages from the catacombs to the present day. The participants will focus on two eucharistic moments each evening. There will be plenty of time each evening for discussion, comments and questions. 

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 6 December 2018
    Advent Day of Reflection
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Advent Day of Reflection – Thursday, 6th December 2018 (9.30 for 10.00 am until 3.00 pm; closing with Holy Mass) Speaker to be announced. Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, Watford, Herts, WD23 4EE

    Suggested donation £14. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078

  • 10 December 2018
    Second of the two evenings of post-Adoremus reflections on the Eucharistic scripture references using art with Fr Geoffrey Wheaton, SJ
    Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    The two evenings will explore and discuss the Eucharistic scripture references of Cana, Supper at Emmaus and Last Supper and also the Feeding of the Five thousand.
    Fr Geoff will also show examples of how artists have interpreted the scripture passages from the catacombs to the present day. The participants will focus on two eucharistic moments each evening. There will be plenty of time each evening for discussion, comments and questions. 


    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 23 February 2019
    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

  • 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

  • 30 March 2019
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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