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  • 4th September, 7.30pm, “Jesus Christ, The Living Water” at St. Andrew's, Holborn Circus (Nearest tube - Chancery Lane). What is JCFL? Jesus Christ the Fullness of Life (JCFL) is an ecumenical event for young adults on the first Thursday of every month including:   1. A Prayer Vigil -  An experience of the love of God with songs, chants and readings inspired by the Word of God and space for quiet reflection .
    2. An 'Agape' Meal - The chance to share some a simple meal among friends.   Where is JCFL taking place THIS THURSDAY St Andrew Holborn, Holborn Viaduct,  EC4A 3AB (nearest tube - Chancery Lane).   Want to help lead the worship? All of those who would like to lead the worship are invited to our Music Pratice from 6.00pm on the night.
  • 7th September 2008, Launch of www.yfaith.co.uk This is a new Catholic website which aims to provide a home-based support to parents and others responsible for the faith formation of children and young people. Its target age group is 10 – 13 year olds who have questions to ask and want to learn more about their journey of faith. As such it features more than 20 interactive pages covering music and film, ‘Girls Only’ and ‘Boys Only’ sections, book reviews, the Bible and a questions area. It is designed to enable “tweenagers” to engage with, explore and express their Catholic Faith. It has been created by the Catholic Agency To Support Evangelisation (CASE), which is an agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. For general information please see: www.caseresources.org.uk Please do tell people about it and play your part in supporting our future Catholic evangelists.
  • 13th September 2008: A Day of Talks and Prayer in Harpenden (organised by Radiant Light). From the organisers: "We hope that many people will be able to join us for this day in September.  "Discovering the Face of Christ: A day of talks and prayer, together with an exhibition of new and well-known art by Elizabeth Wang". With talks by Mgr. Keith Barltrop (Director of CASE) and Elizabeth Wang.  At the Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Rd, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1PD (arrivals and coffee from 10.30am; main events and lunch from 11.00am to 2:30pm; followed by Holy Mass at 3pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Rothamsted Ave, Harpenden.  Please note that this Mass will be the Mass of the day, and not the Vigil Mass of Sunday).  Entry is free, all are welcome.  Please bring a packed lunch,  or there are various shops nearby where you can buy a sandwich.  Elizabeth Wang will be describing her new multi-panelled painting of the Last Judgement and Salvation; and there will be prints of this painting on display, together with an exhibition of other favourite images.  DIRECTIONS: The Harpenden Public Halls are a five minute walk from Harpenden train station - at the bottom of Station Road, just behind the Harpenden Arms pub.  There are regular trains to Harpenden from London (St Pancras or Blackfriars or West Hampstead stations; fast trains take only 25 mins; check for any weekend disruptions).  Harpenden is 5 miles from the M1 Junction 10, and 8 miles from the M25 Junction 21.  There are town-centre car-parks near the Public Halls. Info at: http://www.radiantlight.org.uk/news_may_2008.php"
  • 6th - 18th September, Parish Growth with Minimum Effort is open to all Catholic clergy and parish workers. What would you like to see in your parish? How would you like it to happen? These are the questions you will explore over these two days dedicated to parish growth. Express the Church’s mission to believe, belong, become, serve & proclaim in your personal pastoral plan, and share the joys and struggles of ministry with others. For those who are able and would like to give, the suggested offering is £80 with a £25 per head deposit. Arrivals are 4—6pm on Tuesday and departures from 2pm on Thursday. Flier (pdf)

  • 21st September, Home Mission Sunday. Two thousand years since the birth of Jesus it’s a fact that there are many people on our own doorsteps who have yet to hear the Good News of God’s unconditional love and mercy. Today is a day of prayer for the spread of the Gospel in England and Wales. Let’s pray that we’re all renewed in our calling to seek out, and use the opportunities which present themselves, to respectfully share and celebrate our faith. Help and resources to enable us in our evangelisation are provided by the Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation (CASE), which is an agency of the Bishops’ Conference, and these include a new CaFE produced DVD. To that end, there will be a second collection for the work of CASE today; whilst this collection is optional the agency is part-funded by it and relies on diocesan support. For free resources please see: www.caseresources.org.uk.  CASE also runs the Catholic Enquiry Office, offering free and confidential information about the Catholic faith to enquirers: www.life4seekers.co.uk and for non-practising / resting Catholics: www.comehomeforchristmas.co.uk. Its brand new evangelistic site for 10 – 13 year olds can be found at: www.yfaith.co.uk Don't miss the double-page spread about Home Mission Sunday in The Universe newspaper! Also see the Catholic Herald, The Tablet and the Catholic Times.

  • 22nd - 27th September, Fatima Pilgrimage, flying from Birmingham (in England, not Alabama!) to Lisbon, Portugal via Bmibaby, with a basic price of £300. You can see more info about the pilgrimage at: www.theotokos.org.uk/waof/pilgrim.html
    and download a booking form from:
    www.theotokos.org.uk/waof/booking.pdf
    and a flyer from:
    www.theotokos.org.uk/waof/booking.pdf
  • 26th September, The Marriage Conference, Holy Trinity Church, Brompton (home to Alpha). Book online at: www.themarriagecourse.org
  • 28th September, start of Vocations Discernment Community for Men The purpose: is to give young men, aged 20-36,  a year (September – July) where they can learn about priesthood and the various forms of religious life, and come to some conclusion about where God may be calling them. It is for men who are aware of God’s calling but are not sure how specifically to respond, or who need some time for personal or academic development. Location and start: Hammersmith, London on 28 September. Cost: £90 per week (negotiable) to cover food, utilities, occasional trips, speakers’ expenses and resources. Depending on circumstances we could partially subsidise the year. Contact: Fr. Stefan Park OSA. Mobile: 07789 872715  [email protected]

OCTOBER 2008

NOVEMBER 2008

DECEMBER 2008

  • 6th December, St. Paul's Icon will be visiting the parish of St. Michael and St. Martin's in Hounslow for a week. The 7th December sees the Hounslow Young Adults group hosting a fun-filled session where young artists, musicians and writers unite under one roof, and, drawing inspiration from St. Paul's Icon, use our talents and skills to make 'Creative Fusions inspired by St. Paul'. We aim to fuse traditional Catholicism with street culture using St. Paul's icon, life, and/or works, as inspiration for creativity, giving the wider audience an opportunity to experience and relate to a religion still very much alive in young people. This event is a revival of the old, and a hope for the new. Leaflet (pdf)
  • 12th December, All Night Vigil in Walsingham. It will take place on Friday December 12th - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe / Saturday December 13th 2008 and will be led by the Community of St. John - who are about to make a Foundation in England in Canning Town on October 1st 2008 - Feast of St. Therese. Please keep them in your prayers and mark the Vigil in your diary! This Vigil will have a Pro-Life theme.
  • 29th December, @balham (Diocese of Southwark). Website: www.youth2000.org