THURSDAY 4 JUNE: MASSES
WANTED: SUMMER VOLUNTEERS
From June to September the Cathedral sees an influx of visitors from home and abroad. Would you consider being a welcomer and guide here in the Cathedral for some time during that period? The Guild of Saint John Southworth is looking for summer volunteers to introduce people to the beauty and history of the Cathedral. Volunteers need to be aged over 18. Training will be given. Hours will be usually mornings or afternoons for as many or as few sessions as you wish to do. Please contact Anne Marie Micallef. email@example.com or telephone 020 7931 6067.
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.
FIRST WEDNESDAY DAY OF PRAYER AND QUIET REFLECTION
This will take place on 3 June from 12.00pm to 4.30pm in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace. The theme is You are going to be baptised by the Holy Spirit and will be led by Eileen Dutt, UK coordinator for WCCM Oblates. There will be short inputs at 12.00pm and 2.00pm. Come for all or part of the day. All welcome
SVP BOOK SALE
The next SVP book sale will take place in Cathedral Hall on Sunday 7 June from 9.30am to 1.30pm. As always, we would be pleased to accept donations of new and fairly new paperbacks, but no hardback fiction please. CDs, DVDs and religious books will be particularly welcome. These can be left at Clergy House or contact John Mole on 07796 173343 or Robert Crane on 07947 103847 to arrange for the collection of larger quantities.
CARDINAL MANNING 150th ANNIVERSARY
PROCESSION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
A procession of the Blessed Sacrament from Farm Street to St James’ Spanish Place will be held for the second year, this time in the presence of HE Cardinal Vincent Nichols, on Sunday 7 June.
It will commence at 5.15pm from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, W1 via the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral to the Holy Family in Exile, Duke Street, W1 and end at St James’s, Spanish Place, W1.
SPIRIT IN THE CITY FESTIVAL
Gathers people of all cultures for a joyful and dynamic Catholic celebration of faith in the West End of London, 10-13 June. The events include prayers, talks, celebrations and a Eucharistic street procession and all day festival in Leicester Square gardens on Saturday. For details visit www.spiritinthecity.org or call 020 7440 2663.
A remarkable play based on the Gospel of St Luke. London premiere at Notre Dame de France church on Wednesday, 10 June at 7.30pm. An evening not to be missed! Tickets: £7 book online at www.bit.ly/3wtickets or call 020 7440 2663, or email email@example.com.
There will be a sale of clothes and other goods in aid of The Passage on the morning of Sunday 14 June in Westminster Cathedral Hall from 9.45am to 1.30pm. Please come along and support this worthwhile cause.
AGM OF THE SOCIETY OF THE FRIENDS OF WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL
The Annual General Meeting of the Society of Friends of Westminster Cathedral will be held on Monday 15 June at 6.30pm in the Basement Conference Room, Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street SW1P 1QN following the 5.30pm Mass in the Cathedral.
How to be a Missionary Disciple retreat day for young adults (20s-30s), Saturday 13 June, 12.30pm to 5.00pm in the Hinsley Room next to Westminster Cathedral led by the Westminster vocations team. For more information contact Fr Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
VOCATIONS PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM
An all-day pilgrimage by coach for those discerning their vocation and for those praying for them, on Sunday 20 June. Cost £15 to cover coach travel. Limited spaces available. For more info and to book a place contact Fr Richard at email@example.com
CHILDREN’S SUMMER CAMP
If you are interested in sending your child to St John Bosco’s summer camp during the summer holidays from 25 July to 8 August (boys 8-13) or 8-15 August (girls 9-12) application forms can be obtained from Clergy House Reception. Further information can be obtained from www.svpboscocamp.org.uk or contact Paul Hayes 01708 509790 (boys) or Yvonne Durkan 01634 311350 (girls)., both between 6.00pm and 9.00pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Clergy House Reception on 020 7798 9055 for further information on these pilgrimages.
If you are a young person aged 16-30 years then why not join Westminster Youth Ministry for their pilgrimage to Taizé this summer from 15-24 August.
Cost: 16-24 year olds £170 and 25-30 year olds £190.
Price includes travel, accommodation and food for the whole week. To book your place contact Westminster Youth Ministry at email@example.com or call Christine on 020 7529 8637.
ST PAULS BOOKSHOP
NATIONAL DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM
CARDINAL HUME CENTRE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
The Centre is looking for volunteers to come and help people learn to read. This is an eight month one to one relationship supported by the Learning and Development Adviser. The only requirement is patience! The Employment team is in urgent need of a few volunteers to help gather essential data from clients receiving the service so that they can evaluate client progress to inform their current strategies. This involves client liaison, research and database entry. They would like one day a week but a half day would also be acceptable. For more information, please call Flora Swartland on 020 7222 1602 or firstname.lastname@example.org