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THURSDAY 4 JUNE: MASSES

thumbnail image On Thursday 4 June the 10.30am, 12.30pm, and 1.05pm Masses will be celebrated in the Hall -- entrance via Ambrosden Avenue.

WANTED: SUMMER VOLUNTEERS

thumbnail image 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. annemariem@rcdow.org.uk or telephone 020 7931 6067.

Related links: Email Anne Marie Micallef

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?

thumbnail image 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 juliehanssen@rcdow.org.uk or Clergy House Reception on 020 7798 9055. Closing date: 31 August 2015.

Related links: Email Julie Hanssen

OREMUS

thumbnail image The June 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.

FIRST WEDNESDAY DAY OF PRAYER AND QUIET REFLECTION

thumbnail image 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

thumbnail image 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

thumbnail image An exhibition commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Cardinal Manning becoming the second Archbishop of Westminster is currently being held in St Patrick’s Chapel.

PROCESSION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

thumbnail image 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

thumbnail image 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.

Related links: Spirit in the City website

THREE WITNESSES

thumbnail image 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 info@spiritinthecity.org.

Related links: Book tickets Email for details

THE PASSAGE

thumbnail image 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

thumbnail image 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.

MISSIONARY DISCIPLE

thumbnail image 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 richardnesbitt@rcdow.org.uk

Related links: Email Fr Richard Nesbitt

VOCATIONS PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM

thumbnail image 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 richardnesbitt@rcdow.org.uk

Related links: Email Fr Richard Nesbitt

CHILDREN’S SUMMER CAMP

thumbnail image 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.

PILGRIMAGES

thumbnail image 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 info@paxtravel.co.uk or telephone Clergy House Reception on 020 7798 9055 for further information on these pilgrimages.

Related links: Email Pax Travel

TAIZÉ PILGRIMAGE

thumbnail image 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 youth@rcdow.org.uk or call Christine on 020 7529 8637.

Related links: Email

ST PAULS BOOKSHOP

thumbnail image Meditations take place in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in St Pauls Bookshop each weekday from 12.30pm to 1.00pm. All are welcome.

NATIONAL DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM

thumbnail image This takes place on Saturday 6 June. Coaches depart from Westminster Cathedral at 7.15am, cost £17. Contact Emmanuel on 020 7286 3804/07852 481837 or Padre Pio Bookshop on 020 7834 5363.

CARDINAL HUME CENTRE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

thumbnail image 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 flora@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk

Related links: Email Flora Swartland