ST JOSEPH’S DAY: MASSES
FAITH MATTERS QUESTION TIME
The subject is The General Election: What’s Religion got to do with it?
Speakers: Alex Macqueen, Dr Laura Keynes, Revd Lucy Winkett, and Lord Glasman of Stoke Newington & Stamford Hill.
Tuesday 5 May from 6.30pm-8.30pm, Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount St, W1. Recommended donation £7 on the door. Booking is essential. Register at www.mountstreet.info or contact Fr Dominic Robinson at email@example.com or on 020 7529 4802.
Our next quiz will be held on Tuesday 28 April at 6.30pm in Cathedral Hall. Tickets at £15 each include a fish a chip supper and are available from The Friends’ office at Clergy House, telephone 020 7798 9059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Migrants’ Mass will be held at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark on the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, Monday 4 May at 11.00am, Gathering for the Mass begins at 10.30am. Mass will be followed by an international reception, supported by some of the fifty ethnic chaplaincies in London, in Notre Dame High School, 118 St George’s Road, SE1. All are welcome.
FEAST OF ST GEORGE PRECA
The feast of St George Preca, Maltese Priest and Funder of SDC who was canonized in 2007 is to be celebrated this month in London on Sunday 10 May at the Holy Rosary Parish Church, Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 at 4.00pm. Join us to celebrate the life of this new saint. Refreshments will follow in the parish hall. For more information call 020 8768 5159.
SVP BOOK SALE
The SVP would like to thank everyone who supported the book sale on 19 April by donating or buying books, CDs and DVDs. We made in excess of £525 towards our work in the parish. Please come along to our next sale and make it even more successful! It will take place in Cathedral Hall on Sunday 7 June so put the date in your diaries.
Bishop Challoner School is looking for a full time lay chaplain. The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 1 May, interviews Friday 15 May.
For further details and application pack email email@example.com or contact Bethina St Valle on 020 7791 9535.
A SPECIAL KIND OF RETREAT
A Foyer de Charité Retreat will be held at the Sion Community, Brentwood from Sunday 12 July at 6.00pm until Saturday 18 July at 2.00pm. The theme is God’s Plan for the Fullness of Time, and the preacher will be Mgr. Keith Barltrop, with help from Foyer members and past retreatants. For further information or to book a place, contact Mgr Barltrop on 07879 953953; St Mary of the Angels, Moorhouse Road, Bayswater, London W2 5DJ; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
FLORES DE MAYO CELEBRATION
Filipino Club at Westminster Cathedral - Flores De Mayo celebration on Saturday 9 May. We welcome children to participate in the procession starting from the Cathedral steps and around the Piazza to Cathedral Hall. Procession starts at 3.00pm. Programme in the Hall starts with flower offering to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Food, entertainment, line dancing and disco until 10.00pm. Fantastic raffle prizes.
Tickets £15, children under 15 free. For more information and tickets please contact Eleanor Dayawon on 07877 027667 or Jean Hawkins on 07521 715951
‘COME AND SEE’: PRIESTHOOD
Feel you might be called to the priesthood or simply curious to find out more? If you would like to explore a vocation to the priesthood, or know somebody who might, we are arranging ‘Come and See’ events in different parts of the Diocese to enable men to informally find out more about what it means to be a priest.
The first evening is from 7.00pm on Monday 18 May at St Bonaventure, 81 The Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6JF.
A second similar event will be at 7.00pm on Monday 22 June at the Centre for Youth Ministry in Phoenix Road, Somers Town, NW1 1TA.
For further details and/or to register your interest please contact Fr Graham Stokes on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7349 5624 or see www.rcdow.org.uk/vocations.
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
This annual peace pilgrimage involves over 30 countries and in excess of 20,000 personnel, including a contingent from the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom. Members of the HCP – The Pilgrimage Trust will also be attending this event.
Vacancies for veterans and helpers are still available, cost £695, fully inclusive, and it is possible some financial assistance may be available.
The Group will be travelling out on Thursday 14 May, returning on Friday 22 May.
Further information from David Loftus on email@example.com or 020 8898 5509.
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.
COME AND SEE WEEKEND - EXPLORING RELIGIOUS LIFE
Anyone interested in exploring religious life is invited to join the Augustinian Friars for a meal or to come and stay from 16-17 May. Please contact Fr Gianni Notarianni OSA, Vocations Director, at email@example.com.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
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.
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