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THIS WEEK'S DIARY

thumbnail image Friday 14 June
09.30 Hinsley Room Fitness and Coffee Morning
19.00 Cathedral Hall Charismatic Prayer Group

Saturday 15 June
Morning Prayer and 12.30pm Mass cancelled.
Second Collection at 6pm Mass: Day for Life
10.00 Hinsley Room Centering Prayer Group
10.30 Cathedral Ordinations to the Diaconate: Bp John Wilson
18.00 Cathedral St Matthew’s Westminster Choir sings at Mass

Sunday 16 June THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
Second Collection: Day for Life
12.00 Hinsley Room Catholic Grandparents’ Association
13.30 Cathedral Divine Mercy Prayer Group
14.00 Hinsley Room Filipino Club
16.45 Cathedral Organ Recital: Ben Bloor, The London Oratory
19.45 The Windsor Castle Young Adults’ Group

Monday 17 June
10.00 Hinsley Room Mothers and Toddlers Group
11.30 Hinsley Room Prayer Group
17.30 Cathedral 20th Anniversary Mass for Cardinal George Basil
Hume: Cardinal Nichols
18.30 Hinsley Room Christian Meditation Group
19.00 Clergy House Room 2 Studying the Catechism Together

Tuesday 18 June QUARANT’ORE BEGINS PM
10.30 Cathedral Mass for the Education Service: Cardinal Nichols
17.30 Cathedral Quarant’Ore Opening Mass

Wednesday 19 June QUARANT’ORE CONTINUES
16.00 Hinsley Room Interfaith Group

Thursday 20 June St Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
QUARANT’ORE CONCLUDES PM
13.15 Hinsley Room Art Class
17.30 Cathedral Quarant’Ore Closing Mass and Procession
18.30 Clergy House Room 2 Legion of Mary

Friday 21 June St Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious
09.30 Hinsley Room Fitness and Coffee Morning
19.00 Cathedral Hall Charismatic Prayer Group

Saturday 22 June Ss John Fisher, Bishop & Thomas More, Martyrs
8, 9, 10.30am Mass in St George’s Chapel
10.00 Hinsley Room Centering Prayer Group
12.30 Cathedral Diaconate (Permanent) Ordinations:
Cardinal Nichols

Sunday 23 June CORPUS CHRISTI
12.00 Hinsley Room Nigerian Catholic Association
13.30 Cathedral Divine Mercy Prayer Group
14.30 Hinsley Room Oblates Group
16.45 Cathedral Organ Recital: Andrew Parnell, Ely
17.30 Cathedral Commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of
Holy Communion at Mass
19.45 The Windsor Castle Young Adults’ Group

CANDLES FOR QUARANT’ORE

thumbnail image Traditionally for Quarant‘Ore, many candles burn continuously before the Blessed Sacrament enthroned upon the altar, as many prayers are offered up. The cost of this, as you can imagine, is very high, as we must use more than one set of candles. We are therefore offering the chance to help with the burden of this cost: if you would like to make a donation of £10 for a candle to burn for a particular intention, please leave this donation, clearly marked “40 Hours Sacristy Candle Fund” and hand it in either to Clergy House Reception or post it into one of the Collection Boxes around the Cathedral.

QUARANT’ORE 2019 - TUESDAY 18TH - THURSDAY 20TH JUNE

thumbnail image From the 5.30pm Mass on Tuesday, 18 June we will have continuous adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until a closing Mass and Procession on Thursday, 20 June at 5.30pm. The Cathedral will remain open throughout the night and we encourage all parishioners to take the opportunity to come and spend time in prayer before the Lord during this time.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

thumbnail image For parents with children at the end of Year 2 or older, and who would like to make their first communion next year, please collect a form from Clergy House Reception. Details on the course, the expectations of the Cathedral and instructions on returning the forms will be provided with the form.

WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL INTERFAITH GROUP

thumbnail image Jeremy Rodell of the British Humanist Association will speak about secularism on Wednesday, 19 June from 4 to 5.30pm in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace. All welcome. Please contact John Woodhouse at woodhousesopten@btinternet.com for further information.

Related links: Email for John Woodhouse

ADOREMUS EXHIBITION IN WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL

thumbnail image This will take place in St Patrick’s chapel from Monday, 3 June to Friday, 21 June inclusive.

JUNE EDITION OF OREMUS NOW AVAILABLE

thumbnail image The June edition of Oremus, the Cathedral Magazine, is now available to read on Issuu. Please see below for the link to access a digital copy.

Related links: Link for Oremus June Edition

MOTHERS AND TODDLERS GROUP

thumbnail image Croissants and Christianity: coffee morning with faith and fellowship for those with bumps, babies and toddlers. Join us on Monday morning from 10am to 11.30am in the Hinsley Room off Morpeth Terrace. We have a cup of tea and chat while children play, enjoying an opportunity to pray the rosary together, share common concerns and lend each other spiritual support in an informal and friendly context, often benefiting from input from one of the Cathedral priests. It is free and runs during term time and occasionally during school holidays. The Hinsley Room is on the left as you walk down Morpeth Terrace to Francis St, accessed via an iron gate and up a path alongside the little garden.

CATHEDRAL SUMMER FAIR - SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST

thumbnail image Our annual Summer Fair will be held on Saturday, 3 August from 11am to 3pm in Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue. Please save the date and come along and support us. There will be the usual range of stalls selling gifts, jewellery, toys, books and much more. We will also have delicious food provided by our Filipino and Nigerian community among others, so no need to eat before you come! There will be a Pimms stall too and music and dancing displays by members of our popular Filipino Club.
However, in order to help make the event a success and try to raise funds for the Cathedral, we need all of you to help too. You can do this by donating good quality items for us to sell on the stalls such as unwanted or unused Christmas and birthday presents. Homemade jams and preserves, cakes and handicrafts are always popular and sell well. Plus, please do not forget bottles for the tombola stall. Offers of help on the day would be welcome. Donations may be left at Clergy House, 42 Francis Street, for Mary Maxwell.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 20-26 JULY 2019

thumbnail image The Westminster Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, will take place from 20-26 July. For further information please contact Tangney Tours on 01732 886666 or see www.tangney-tours/westminster.

Related links: Link to Tangney Tours

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

Related links: Click here for email

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.