INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?
Each year, the Cathedral runs a course from September to May for adults who have not been baptised and would like to be, as well as for Christians of other denominations who would like to be received into the Roman Catholic Church, and Catholics who have not been Confirmed. The course is known as the RCIA (which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). More information is available from firstname.lastname@example.org or Clergy House Reception on 020 7798 9055. Closing date: 31 August 2015.
The July/August (summer) edition of Oremus, the Cathedral magazine, is now out. Please take a FREE copy, available at the back of the Cathedral. Donations towards the production costs are, as always, most welcome.
The magazine may also be read online. To do so, please follow the link below.
THE MASSES: CONCERT
The next Westminster Cathedral Choir concert is on Tuesday 7 July at 7.30pm in Westminster Cathedral. If you haven’t already heard our choir’s acclaimed new recording of the Byrd Masses, you will have the opportunity to hear them performed live in the beautiful acoustics of the Cathedral. For more information on the programme please visit the Westminster Cathedral Choir’s website www.westminstercathedralchoir.com.
Our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes travels 26 July-1 August and because of the increasing number of sick wishing to join the pilgrimage we are urgently in need of more qualified nurses to ensure we can provide the care necessary for them to travel. If you are interested in joining our pilgrimage nursing team then please call Gerald Daly today on 020 7798 9173.
WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL SUMMER FAIR
Our Cathedral Parish will be holding a Summer Fair on Sunday 16 August from 10.00am to 2.00pm in the Cathedral Hall.
We will have the usual stalls selling cakes, gift items, books, bric-a-brac etc and lots of delicious food and drinks so come along and enjoy our hospitality. We would be grateful for donations of good quality items, such as unwanted presents, books, bottles for the tombola, DVDs. etc. These can be left at Clergy House, 42 Francis Street. There will be a grand raffle with fabulous prizes. Please do come along and support us. Offers of help for the stalls would be especially welcome. Please contact Mary Maxwell, 020 7798 9181 or email@example.com if you would like to be involved.
10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONDON BOMBINGS
Bishop Nicholas Hudson will preside at a Requiem Mass for those killed in the July 2005 London bombings, on Wednesday 8 July at 5.30pm. The Lay Clerks of Westminster Cathedral will sing the Requiem Mass by Felice Anerio (1560-1614). All are welcome.
Our next quiz will be held on Tuesday 14 July at 6.30pm in Cathedral Hall. All profits will go towards the Parish Missionary Committee’s project, the sponsoring of a seminarian from India for the Priesthood, as suggested by Missio’s red box appeal. Please do come if you can but you may make a donation if you are not able to attend. Tickets £15 each, include fish and chip supper and are available from, Christina White, Friends office telephone 020 7798 9059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILENCE IN THE CITY
On Tuesday 30 June at 7.00pm the Revd Dr Cynthia Bourgeault will speak on Contemplatives and Mystics as Prophets and suggested donation £10.
She will also speak on Wednesday 1 July at 10.30am on Harnessing the Power of Love - Unveiling the New Breed of Trinity (one day seminar), suggested donation £20.
Both events take place in Westminster Cathedral Hall and refreshments will be provided. For further information please visit www.silenceinthecity.org.uk.
The First Wednesday Quiet Day of Prayer and Quiet Reflection is on 1 July in the Hinsley Room from 12.00pm to 4.30pm. The theme is Become as Little Children and will be led by Dr Margaret Lane, who is an authority on St Augustine of Hippo. There will be short inputs at 12.00pm and 2.00pm.
WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM
A one day pilgrimage to Walsingham on Wednesday 12 August led by Canon Christopher Tuckwell. Coach departs from Westminster Cathedral at 7.30am prompt, returning by 7.00pm. Adult £16, child £12. Please bring a packed lunch. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. To book a place telephone Theresa Giwa on 020 7233 9670/097553 846685 or Clergy House Reception on 020 7798 9055. All are welcome.
Pilgrimage to Andalucia led by Canon Tuckwell from 6 to 11 July, cost £799.
Pilgrimage to Catholic Lancashire with the Guild of St John Southworth, from 5 to 8 October, cost £549.
Guild of the Blessed Sacrament Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Canon Christopher Tuckwell from 14 to 21 November, cost £1,208.
Please contact Pax Travel on 020 7485 3003 or email email@example.com or telephone Clergy House Reception on 020 7798 9055 for further information on these pilgrimages.
‘EVER ANCIENT, EVER NEW’
Men aged 18-40 with a passion for God and the Church are invited to consider a vocation to the men’s branch of a new religious community. Join us on the weekend of 4/5 July at Abbotswick House of Prayer, Brentwood, for a time of prayer, sharing and reflection. It will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham’s charism and how it may relate to your own faith journey. For further information call Jim on 01277 373848 or visit www.walsinghamcommunity.org.
SHOP AT AMAZON SMILE
The American Friends of Westminster Cathedral recently registered with the AmazonSmile Foundation.
AmazonSmile is a programme whereby Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organisations selected by its customers.
Therefore, by shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to the American Friends of Westminster Cathedral.
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