The Catholic lecture series returns on Thursday evenings, 16, 23 and 30 May at 7-8.30pm. This series is the third of four dedicated to the Year of Faith. Registration is required as places will be limited. For details on speakers, and registration, please see rcdow.org.uk/faith/faith-matters or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7931 6078. Suggested donation £3 per lecture.
2013 Grand Organ Festival - continues on Wednesday 22 May
Westminster Cathedral’s 2013 Grand Organ Festival continues on Wednesday 22 May with a recital given by Peter Stevens, Westminster Cathedral.
This year, the Grand Organ Festival showcases some of the best players in the UK and Europe, playing the Cathedral’s superb Willis organ.
All concerts are free of charge (a retiring collection will be taken), and start at 7.30pm, finishing around 8.45pm.
The year’s performers are:
24 April - Andrew Reid (RSCM)
22 May - Peter Stevens (Westminster Cathedral)
26 June - Olivier Latry (Notre Dame de Paris)
24 July - Philip Scriven (with Martin Baker)
28 August - Hansjoerg Albrecht (Munich Bach Choir)
25 September - Markku Hietaharju (Turku)
23 October - Johannes Geffert (Cologne)
27 November - Nicolas Kynaston (London)
Eliot Smith's Missa Privata
Eliot Smith Company Presents ELIOT SMITH’S MISSA PRIVATA at Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 19th June 2013 at 7pm.
Admission FREE - Donations Welcome (all donations will go towards helping Eliot fund his placement at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York).
Eliot Smith, last seen at Westminster Cathedral three years ago after premiering MISSA (a dance performance in aid of Westminster Cathedral), returns to the Cathedral with a powerful solo dance performance.
Please see Forthcoming Events for more details
Vocations Discernment Group
The next meeting of this group for young adults (18-30s) is on Friday, 24 May, 7-9pm in the Hinsley Room, with a talk by Sr Gabriela Gasz on Mary. This is part of the “Figures of Faith in the Bible” series for the Year of Faith. For further info contact Sr Gabi at email@example.com or Fr Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Divine Mercy Pilgrimage to Walsingham
This will take place on Saturday, 1 June and will be led by Mgr Keith Barltrop and Fr Andrzej Gowkielewicz MIC.
For coach booking from Westminster Cathedral contact Emmanuel on 020 7286 3804/07852 481837 or Padre Pio Bookshop 020 7834 5363. From Ealing Broadway Station contact 020 8998 0925. Cost £15.
A retreat for parish adult faith formation leaders, volunteers and those who would like to get involved in parish adult faith formation. It is entitled The call to wholeness. Heroes of faith and our own fragility and will be held at Nazareth House, 169-175 Hammersmith Rd, W6 8DB on Saturday, 1 June at from 10am-3pm.
Places are limited and booking is required. For further details and registration please contact email@example.com or 020 7931 6078 or http://diocesanretreataff.eventbrite.com Suggested donation £8 to cover costs. Tea/coffee provided, please bring your own lunch.
CAFOD Pedal Against Poverty
Our parish has been invited to send representatives as part of the annual CAFOD family friendly sponsored bike ride. This will take place in the Lee Valley Country Park in North London/Hertfordshire on Sunday, 23 June.
Please contact CAFOD for a registration form for either a 10 or 18 mile ride by telephone 020 8449 6970, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Sponsored-events/Pedal-against-Poverty Closing date for registration is Friday, 31 May.
African Cultural Show
An evening of entertainment, music, and cultural dances held in aid of Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, 22 June from 6.30-10.30pm in Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, SW1.
Standard seats £25 (including two glasses of wine); special seats £50 (free unlimited drinks). Tickets, which include dinner, can be obtained from Clergy House Reception or from 07553 846685 or 07787 410499.
St John Bosco Summer Camp
Summer camp at Aldham, Colchester for boys aged 8 to 13 (20 July to 3 August) and girls aged 9 to 12 (3 to 10 August). Children are accepted for one week only, fee £140.
For further information or booking forms contact either Boys - 01708 509790 from 6-9pm only or Girls - 01634 311350 6-9pm only. It is advisable to book early. Forms can also be obtained from bcys.net/bosco or www.svpboscocamp.org.uk.
Enquiries and bookings can also be dealt with by emailing email@example.com
May 14: Friends AGM, Cathedral Hall 6.30pm
May 16: Cookham and Kelmscott: Stanley Spencer and William Morris. Trip to Cookham and Kelmscott to include a walking tour of Cookham Village, visit to the Stanley Spencer Museum, and Kelmscott Manor. Afternoon tea included. Please bring a packed lunch. Coach will depart at 9am. Tickets £44.
May 20: In The Olden Time: Victorians and the British Past. Talk by Professor Sanders, The Friary, 47 Francis Street. Doors open at 6.30pm. Talk at 7pm. Refreshments will be served. Tickets £10.
May 29: Papal Party in the presence of the Archbishop of Westminster. Cathedral Hall 7pm. Champagne and canapés. Come and celebrate the election of the new Pontiff. Tickets £30.
June 12: Jane Austen Day. A day trip to the Jane Austen House Museum and Chawton House Library. Afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch. If time allows we will visit Jane’s grave in Winchester. Coach will depart from Clergy House at 9.15am. Tickets £40.
June 24: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Friends Summer Party with BBQ, Music, Elderflower Fizz Cocktail on arrival and Shakespeare. Allen Hall 6.30pm. Tickets £27.00.
Please contact The Friends’ office on 020 7798 9059 or Clergy House Reception for tickets.
Oremus May 2013
This month’s edition of the Cathedral’s monthly magazine, produced entirely by volunteers, is on sale at the back of the Cathedral now. All profits go to support the Cathedral, so please buy a copy today.
Guild of St Anthony pilgrimage to Padua led by Fr Paulo Bagini, 11-15 June, cost £629.
Guild of the Blessed Sacrament pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 16-23 November, cost £1,239.
Please contact Pax Travel on 020 7485 3003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Theresa Giwa on 07553 846685 for further information on both pilgrimages.
Canon Tuckwell will be leading a pilgrimage with Pax Travel to Prague and Budapest from 9-15 July, cost £899. For further information please contact Pax Travel on 020 7485 3003 or email email@example.com
Fr Michael Archer will be leading the pilgrimage to Lourdes from 21-27 July. For costs and further information please contact Tangney Tours on 01732 886666. Booking forms can also be obtained from Clergy House Reception.
The Cardinal Hume Centre is looking for a volunteer with good computer skills, a good eye for detail and a friendly, confident telephone manner to support the Volunteering team in their work. Flexible hours – one or two days per week for at least six months.
For full details and an application form please call Emily or Flora on 020 7222 1602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
American taxpayers can receive a US income tax deduction for their contributions to support the work and heritage of the Cathedral by directing their contributions to American Friends of Westminster Cathedral, Inc., a non profit 501(c)(3) Organization (EIN # 13-2983174).
They will also enjoy special events and receive newsletters about Cathedral activities. Donations may be made through bequests and charitable trusts.
Contact Ms. Una Chang, President, American Friends of Westminster Cathedral, Inc., P.O. Box 92, New York, New York 10185-0092, e-mail UChang1@aol.com