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HELP DURING HOLY WEEK

thumbnail image There will be sign-up sheets available in the Well by the Lady Chapel for volunteers to sign to help with all the services during Holy Week, as collectors and ushers. Thank you.

EASTER LILIES

thumbnail image The Cathedral will be decorated with lilies and other flowers at Easter. If you would like to buy a lily in memory of a departed friend or family member, please place the name, together with suggested offering of £5 per lily, in an Easter Lily envelope available from the back of the Cathedral. These may be handed in to Clergy House Reception or placed in one of the collection boxes around the Cathedral.

THE CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS' ASSOCIATION IN ENGLAND AND WALES

thumbnail image This will be launched on Friday 9 May, from 10.30am–3.00pm in Westminster Cathedral Hall.

Any grandparents wishing to represent their parish at the launch should please contact Edmund Adamus edmundadamus@rcdow.org.uk  020 7798 9363 as soon as possible as space is limited.

Related links: Email Edmund Adamus

FILIPINO CLUB AT WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL

thumbnail image The Filipino Club invites you to their celebration of Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May) on Saturday 10 May from 3.00-10.00pm in Cathedral Hall.

Tickets £12 to include food, entertainment, raffle prizes and disco can be obtained from Margie on 07411 022603 or Shirley on 07949 914010.

THE PASSAGE

thumbnail image The Passage, a homelessness charity based in Victoria, is currently recruiting new volunteers to join its Fundraising Team.

We raise about £2million each year through voluntary income but hope to expand our support in a number of key areas in the coming year. We are looking for people who live/work in the local area to work on aspects such as encouraging people to take part in sporting challenges in aid of The Passage, developing links with local businesses, setting up an eBay shop and managing our donations-in-kind and building support both locally and across London.

Further details about these and other volunteering opportunities is available at www.passage.org.uk/volunteering
or contact the Volunteer Manager at 020 7592 1863 or volunteering@passage.org.uk.

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BOOKS WANTED!

thumbnail image The SVP would like to thank everyone who supported our book sale last Sunday; we raised over £370 towards our work in the parish. Thanks to the success of this event, we now need more books, especially religious books and paperback fiction, as well as CDs ad DVDs for our next sale which will take place on Sunday, 18 May. These can be left at Clergy House or contact Robert Crane, 07947 103847, to arrange for the collection of larger quantities.

CARDINAL’S MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY

thumbnail image This will take place in Westminster Cathedral on 7 June 2014 at 3.00pm.

The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2014. If you qualify, please give your parish clergy the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number, if no email).

EXPLORE MARRIAGE

thumbnail image Explore is a charity bringing volunteer married couples into schools and parishes to allow 14–17 year olds to explore what marriage is all about, to learn in a dynamic way the importance of lasting relationships and to inspire them to aspire to lifelong marriage. Volunteer couples find their own marriages enriched through this urgent apostolate.

Please consider volunteering (only twice or three times a year).

Visit www.theexploreexperience.co.uk, talk it over with your spouse and for further information contact Edmund Adamus at the Office for Marriage and Family Life edmundadamus@rcdow.org.uk or telephone 020 7798 9363.

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SUMMER ACCOMMODATION IN LONDON

thumbnail image 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 allenhall@rcdow.org.uk or telephone 020 7349 5600 (option 0).

DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO AYLESFORD

thumbnail image On Saturday 26 April in preparation for the Feast of Divine Mercy. Coach departs from Westminster Cathedral at 7.30am. Cost £15 per person. Contact Emmanuel on 020 7286 3804 or 07852 481837 or Padre Pio Bookshop on 020 7834 5363.

DIOCESAN HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2014

thumbnail image 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: geralddaly@rcdow.org.uk or Gill Didino at Tangney Tours, telephone 01732 886666.

Related links: Email Gerald Daly

OPEN LEARNING FOR PASTORAL MINISTRY STUDY DAYS

thumbnail image Heythrop College, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN.

Saturdas:10.15am-4.00pm (preceded by Morning Prayer 9.00am, Mass 9.30am)

1 February: Canon Law for Lay Ecclesial Ministers

8 February: Issues in Parish Administration for Lay Ecclesial Ministers

22 March: Working and Praying with Icons in a Pastoral Context

6 May: 5.00pm–9.00pm: Hearing and Preaching the Word: The Power of the Homily as a Dialogue

17 May: 10.15am–4pm Adult Faith Formation in the Parish. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of each session.

The fee for each session is £50. To register for any of sessions please contact the Conference Office on 020 7795 4163 or Email campus-services@heythrop.ac.uk

PILGRIMAGE TO BAVARIA

thumbnail image Pilgrimage to Bavaria, the homeland of Pope Benedict XVI, led by Canon Tuckwell, 7-13 July 2014, cost £968.

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.

Related links: Email Pax Travel

PERMANENT DIACONATE

thumbnail image Interested in finding out more about serving the Church and the world as a permanent deacon?

Men between 35 and 60 are invited to a Come and See meeting, two hours on a Saturday morning starting 10am. Wives very welcome. In the parish hall on 15 March at St Edward the Confessor, Golders Green, 26 April at Ealing Abbey or 24 May at Sacred Heart, Ware. Further information from anthonyclark@rcdow.org.uk or adriancullen@rcdow.org.uk.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE

thumbnail image The Silver Jubilee Westminster Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 20-26 July.  Application forms are now available from Clergy House Reception.’

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME, ASSISI AND LANCIANO

thumbnail image Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano, led by Fr Paulo Bagini, 10-16 June, cost £799.

AMERICAN FRIENDS

thumbnail image 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

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EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

thumbnail image This takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Monday to Friday following the 1.05pm Mass until 4.45pm.