On Sunday, 29th March we are invited to take part in the Re-dedication of England as Mary's Dowry and to make a personal Act of Dedication. Let us unite in prayer and join Cardinal Vincent at 12 noon.
During the forty days of Lent we go into the desert with Jesus to discover anew the love of God, confront our temptations and allow the angels to minister to us (Mk 1:13). We turn again to Christ who calls us, ‘Repent and believe in the Go...Read more
A Stations of the Cross Reflection a t this time of the Coronavirus P andemic
Our Lady of Fatima church, White City, London
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
Lord Jesus, during this time of severe test and tr...Read more
On Tuesday 24th March, Cardinal Vincent issued a video message to all the faithful to explain why our churches are closing for the time-being, in response from the government's request to stay at home. The following is a BSL version:
Mass and other liturgies live streamed from Westminster Cathedral are now available to watch at the following times: Sunday 10.30am Mass 4.30pm Solemn Vespers and Benediction 5.30pm Mass Monday to Saturday 9am Mass 12pm Holy Hour 5.30pm MassRead more
In a special edition of ‘ The Pope Video ’, an initiative of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, Pope Francis invites us to pray for the sick and the suffering . Speaking on 11 th March, the Pope offered his thanks to all...Read more
Following on from the Prime Minister's message yesterday evening, churches in the Diocese of Westminster are to close with immediate effect and to remain closed until further notice.
In a message to clergy last night, the Cardinal said: 'All ...Read more
On 19th March 2020, the Solemnity of St Joseph, Bishop Marcus Stock, of the Diocese of Leeds, delivered a pastoral message during Mass, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic which has disrupted ordinary life for individuals and families in countries...Read more
We regret that due to the Corvid 19 pandemic and based on the advice being issued by Government, we have taken the decision to now formally cancel this gathering on the 30th May 2020.
At the present moment we are unable to say...Read more
A small number of churches in the diocese are live streamed and can be visited online at any time.
Amongst those Masses currently celebrated on live stream are the following :
6.00pm St Teresa of the…Read more
The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have updated their guidelines, and as part of the efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, public Mass is suspended. However, as Cardinal Vincent has said in his letter, during th...Read more
stage 2 of the coronavirus guidance.
Following my note to you last Friday, I thought it timely to write to you again.
The appropriate response to the threat of Coronavirus at this time was clearly laid out for us by the officia...Read more
In February, Bishop Nicholas Hudson visited the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Day Centre, in Wapping. His pastoral visit was an opportunity for him to meet refugees, volunteers and staff and gain a greater understanding of the work of JRS UK.
Upon hearing of the death of Archbishop Peter Smith, Cardinal Vincent said:
'I learnt, with great sadness, of the death of Archbishop Peter Smith. I ask everyone to pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and the p...Read more
In these present and swiftly developing circumstances, there are some important perspectives to keep in view.
The danger of the coronavirus lies in the fact that there is no immunity or vaccine present at this time. The virus in itself is not l...Read more
Across two days, 29
The Celebration of Election began with the Catechumens being presented to the Cardinal by Bishop Nicholas Hudson. The Catechumens and their Godparents were then invited to stand. The Godparents answered three questions from ...Read more