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TREASURES OF WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL (FREE DAYS)

thumbnail image 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

thumbnail image The group has now ceased for the summer and the next meeting will be on Thursday 4 September.

DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO AYLESFORD

thumbnail image Celebrating St Faustina’s birthday. To be led by Bishop Patrick Lynch on Monday 25 August. Cost by coach from Westminster Cathedral is £15. Contact Emmanuel 020 7286 3804/07852 481837 or Padre Pio Bookshop 020 7834 5363 to book your place.

COORDINATOR, LONDON JESUIT VOLUNTEERS

thumbnail image 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 admin@mountstreet.info. 020 7495 1673, Mount Street Jesuit Centre 114, Mount Street W1K 3AH. Closing date 12.00pm 6 August 2014.

Related links: Email Karl Grey

PILGRIMAGE TO WINCHESTER

thumbnail image 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

thumbnail image 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

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION PRAYER GROUP

thumbnail image 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

thumbnail image 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.

OBLATES’ PILGRIMAGE

thumbnail image 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

thumbnail image 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.

Related links: Amazon Smile

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?

thumbnail image 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 juliehanssen@rcdow.org.uk or Clergy House Reception (020 7798 9055). Closing date 31 August 2014.

Related links: Email Julie Hanssen

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).

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

SPEC

thumbnail image 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 spec@rcdow.org.uk, telephone 020 3757 2500, Facebook speccentre and Twitter @SPEC_Community.

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.