PARISH MISSION COMMITTEE
Canon Tuckwell is hoping to set up a Parish Mission Committee with a view to looking at the Cathedral’s missionary outreach and invites anyone who would be interested in being part of this to come to a meeting in Clergy House, Room 2 at 5.30pm on Monday 23 March.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Throughout Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be led by a Cathedral chaplain at 6.30pm on Fridays -- after the 5.30pm Mass.
Stations of the Cross for the deaf and hard of hearing will take place at 3.00pm.
OPEN DAY FOR PROSPECTIVE CHORISTERS
Westminster Cathedral Choir School is holding an open day on Sunday 22 March from 10.30am to 2.30pm for boys aged six or seven interested in finding out more about being a chorister, and their families.
Choristers receive the double benefit of joining the world’s leading Catholic choir, and an education at one of London’s top academic preparatory schools. All choristers receive a scholarship, and further financial assistance is available for those who need it.
Please contact Lucy Auger (firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7798 9081) to book your place.
BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR
J S Bach’s Mass in B Minor will be performed by the Westminster Cathedral Choir and Baroque Orchestra with the Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School in Westminster Cathedral on Thursday 26 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now from the ticket office in the Gift shop and also on www.ticketmaster.co.uk or telephone 0870 154 4040.
COME AND SEE DAYS FOR THE PERMANENT DIACONATE
Three ‘Come and See’ days will take place in the coming months for men who are interested in the Permanent Diaconate.
These will be held on 7 March at St Edward the Confessor, Golders Green, 18 April at Ealing Abbey, Ealing, and 16 May at Sacred Heart and St Joseph, Ware.
All the days will begin at 10.00am in the respective parish hall, ending at noon. No registration is needed and wives are welcome to attend.
For further information contact Deacon Anthony Clark 020 8455 9822, Deacon Adrian Cullen 01920 462140 or Deacon Gordon Nunn 020 8862 2162.
LENTEN ALMS - CARITAS
The Diocese has asked all parishioners to consider making a Lenten Alms gift to Caritas. Information leaflets and donation envelopes are in the Cathedral. More details about Caritas, and a facility to make an online donation, may be found at www.rcdow.org.uk/caritas.
ST PATRICK’S NIGHT
St Patrick’s night event in Westminster Cathedral Hall. We have just 50 tickets remaining for the event on 14 March. Last year we had to turn people away at the door so please do book early to secure a seat. There is a limit on numbers. Tickets available from Clergy House Reception or call the Friends’ Office on 020 7798 9059
FAITH MATTERS TALKS: LENT 2015
This is a joint project of the Agency for Evangelisation and the Dominican Priory.
3 March: Fr John Farrell OP on The Church and the Christian Life.
10 March: Fr Aidan Nichols OP on How to Write Theology.
17 March: Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP on Tolerant and Free despite being Catholic?
All events held in Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN from 7.00-9.00pm. Booking is required as places are limited.
Register at rcdow.org.uk/events/ or email@example.com or call at 020 7931 6078 to leave your details. Suggested donation is £3 per talk.
Fr Michael Quaicoe is leading the Oblates of Westminster Cathedral on a retreat to St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham on Saturday 21 March. The coach will depart from the Cathedral piazza at 6.30am prompt, cost £38. Please bring a packed lunch. For tickets please contact Lolita on 07424 313384 or Caridad on 07551 565977. Everybody welcome.
Pilgrimage to Andalucia led by Canon Christopher Tuckwell from 6 to 11 July, cost £799.
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 this pilgrimage.
On three Wednesdays in March at 7.00pm (4, 11 and 18 March), Mgr Keith Barltrop will give some talks on the Synod on the Family in St Mary of the Angels Church Hall, Moorhouse Road, Bayswater, W2 5DJ.
Soup, cheese and wine will be served and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.
The three topics to be covered are: 1. Pope Francis – who is he and what does he want? 2. Divorce and remarriage – should the Church change its approach? 3. What can the Church offer to gay people? All welcome – no need to book.
A weekend marriage enrichment seminar that aims to revive, affirm and celebrate marriages. The next Smart Loving weekend, which includes an optional overnight stay, will take place on 7-8 March at Latimer Place, Chesham, Herts.
For more information and to register please contact the marriage and family life office on 020 7931 6064 or email@example.com.
CATHOLIC HISTORY WALK
The next Walks will be at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, on Monday 2 March, and here at Westminster Cathedral on Monday 9 March at 6.30pm. All welcome - no need to book, just turn up, and enjoy discovering the Catholic history of London.
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
SPEC is part of Westminster Youth Ministry. Each year a number of young adults (aged 18-25) join the resident community for a year as volunteer missionaries helping the community in its primary mission of retreat ministry for children and young people in the parishes and schools of the Diocese of Westminster.
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.dowym.com/spec/, email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 020 3757 2500, Twitter @SPEC_Community.
Notre Dame de France welcomes Saltmine Theatre’s production of Amazing Grace - a play in two parts, for its London premiere, on Tuesday 10 March at 7.30 pm. Amazing Grace tells the inspiring story of John Newton, from slave ship captain to church leader and author of the famous hymn. A powerfully moving performance about slavery, freedom and the remarkable power of love and grace to transform a life. An evening not to be missed! Tickets £10-£12. Book online at www.bit.ly/agtickets or on 020 7440 2663, email: email@example.com.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY LECTURE
The 12th Annual Theology of the Body lecture, entitled ‘Facing Difficulties in Christian Family Life: Insights from Theology of the Body’ will be given by Dr Peter Kahn, Director of Studies of the Liverpool University Higher Education Programme. It will take place on the 20 March at 6:45pm, Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN. Please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets, to be sold on the door, will be £10 or £5 concessions (OAP, students/unemployed).
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.