MASS TIMES: THURSDAY 24 JULY
On Thursday 24 July, the 10.30am, 12.30pm, 1.05 pm Masses will be celebrated in the Crypt and Confessions will be heard in Clergy House Room 1 from 11.30am-1.30pm and then from 3.30pm-6.00pm. Graduation ceremonies will take place in the Cathedral for most of the day.
JUSTICE AND PEACE GROUP
Fr Michael Quaicoe will be giving a talk on the theme of Justice and Peace on Saturday 26 July at 3.00pm in the Hinsley Room. The talk will be preceded by a prayer meeting from 1.30pm to 2.45pm. All are welcome to attend both events.
GRAND ORGAN FESTIVAL
TREASURES OF WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL (FREE DAYS)
The exhibition features a display of rare ecclesiastical objects, vestments, chalices and sacred relics, together with a model of the Cathedral, one of the greatest architectural models in Britain. Entry is free every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during July from 10.00am to 5.00pm (except Thursday 24 July). Tokens available from the Gift Shop.
SCRIPTURE DISCUSSION GROUP
David Dimbleby will be appealing on Radio 4 on behalf of The Passage - the homelessness charity based in Victoria. Do listen to hear more about the work of this Catholic Charity. The broadcasts are on Sunday 27 July at 7.55am and 9.26pm and Thursday 31 July at 3.27pm.
COORDINATOR, LONDON JESUIT VOLUNTEERS
Mount Street Jesuit Centre is seeking to appoint a person who shares its values to run London Jesuit Volunteers, a service which brokers volunteer placements and provides group spiritual reflection each month to enable volunteers to journey together and connect faith and action.
The Coordinator will manage the existing programme, identify local collaborators at two new London sites through Jesuit networks, and oversee pilot initiatives in these sites in 2015. This dynamic role requires a friendly, able, versatile and sensitive self-starter with management/administration experience.
This appointment is for twelve months.
£20,805 for 25 hour week.
For job description and application form, contact Karl Grey firstname.lastname@example.org. 020 7495 1673, Mount Street Jesuit Centre 114, Mount Street W1K 3AH. Closing date 12.00pm 6 August 2014.
PILGRIMAGE TO WINCHESTER
The Guild of the Blessed Sacrament will have a pilgrimage, led by Canon Tuckwell, to Winchester on Saturday 13 September. The coach departs Westminster Cathedral at 8.00am, back by 6.30pm, cost £16. Contact Theresa Giwa on 07553 846685 or 020 7233 9670.
MEET THE NEIGHBOURS
Our next “Meet the Neighbours” event will be generously hosted by the Anglican Parish Church of The Annunciation, Marble Arch which is located in Bryanston Street, to the north of Oxford Street, only a few minutes walk from Marble Arch Underground Station, and just behind the Sisoda Cumberland Hotel. The event will include a talk by Fr Gerald Beauchamp (Priest-in-charge) about the church’s history and architecture, and there will be an opportunity to look around the church. Refreshments will follow. Tuesday 30 September at 7pm. All are welcome
An administrative assistant is required in the Safeguarding Department in Vaughan House, 35 hours per week, £10-£12 per hour. Please see www.rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs for further information and an application form. Closing date is 22 July 2014.
A SPECIAL KIND OF RETREAT
A Foyer de Charité Retreat will be held at the Franciscan Friary, Pantasaph, North Wales from Sunday, 10 August (6.00pm) to Saturday 16 August (2.00pm). The theme is God’s Plan for the Fullness of Time, and the preacher will be Mgr Keith Barltrop. Retreats are held mainly in silence, with three talks a day, and offer a holistic way of deepening our faith in the Church’s teaching and our life in Christ. The Foyers are communities of consecrated lay people living with a priest in order to help others grow closer to Christ and live the Catholic faith more fully. For further information or to book a place, contact Mgr Barltrop: 07879 953953; St Mary of the Angels, Moorhouse Road, Bayswater, London W2 5DJ; email@example.com.
CHRISTIAN MEDITATION PRAYER GROUP
This meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 6.30pm to 7.15pm in the Hinsley Room. Try contemplative prayer, or silent prayer, you might find it a new way of prayer for you in addition to your usual way of praying. All welcome.
PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM
Canon Tuckwell will be leading a Parish Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on Wednesday, 13 August. The cost will be £16 per adult and £7 for children under 12. Tickets may be booked, with the correct fare only, from Theresa Giwa on 07553 846685 or from Clergy House Reception.
Fr Paulo Bagini will lead the Oblates of Westminster Cathedral to St Thomas Moore Knebworth on Saturday 30 August. Depart Cathedral Piazza at 9.30am sharp, cost £20. Please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome. Please contact Lolita on 07424 313384 or Caridad on 020 8962 1790.
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.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?
Each year, the Cathedral runs a course from September until after Easter 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 (020 7798 9055). Closing date 31 August 2014.
SVP ST JOHN BOSCO CAMP
This camp offers children aged 8-13 a sports and activity based holiday on a campsite in the Essex countryside. Run with a Catholic ethos, the camp is especially for children who may not have any other holiday this year. There are three weeks of the camp. For boys: 26 July to 2 August or 2 to 9 August. For girls: 9 to 16 August. For more details and application forms log onto www.svpboscocamp.org.uk
SUMMER ACCOMMODATION IN LONDON
Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea offers comfortable rooms in central London in July and August. Beautiful gardens and chapel. Rooms from £50 per night, including breakfast. For further information please see www.allenhall.org.uk, email email@example.com or telephone 020 7349 5600 (option 0).
DIOCESAN HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2014
Cardinal Vincent invites us to join him on the 4th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 17-25 November 2014.
We will renew our encounter with the Lord, as we follow Jesus’ footsteps from Galilee to Jerusalem and on to Bethlehem, led by our scripture guide, Fr John Farrell OP, Provincial of the Dominicans. We will also meet the local Christian communities of the Holy Land, praying with them, visiting outreach projects and showing our support for them.
Price: £1,495 per person sharing a room; £275 single room supplement.
For further details and a booking form contact Gerald Daly at the Diocesan Pilgrimage Office, telephone 020 7798 9173, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Gill Didino at Tangney Tours, telephone 01732 886666.
SPEC, the diocesan retreat centre for children and young people, has now relocated to Pinner in Middlesex. Each year a number of young adults (aged 18-25) join the resident community for a year as volunteer missionaries. Perhaps this is the ideal opportunity for you, or someone you know, to combine a year of service with a year of formation in faith in a supportive Catholic community. More details are available at: www.spec.org.uk/missionyear, email email@example.com, telephone 020 3757 2500, Facebook speccentre and Twitter @SPEC_Community.