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.
6th October, Evangelisation through Multimedia - 'A Vein of Gold'. An eight week course that will be a spiritual and creative journey, providing innovative and practical tools for mining the vein of gold within us all. Mondays 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm. Cost: by donation. For further information, contact Sr. Sheila Gosney:tel 020 8451 9391, email: [email protected]
6th October, Art Lessons, in Pimlico. Looking at drawing techniques and water colour painting.10.30 pm to 1.30 pm every Monday. Cost: £6.For further information contact: [email protected].
24th - 26th October, @carmarthen (Diocese of Menevia). Website: www.youth2000.org
31st October - 1st November, All Night Vigil at the Chapel of Reconciliation at the RC National Shrine in Walsingham. It runs from 10pm to 6am with the opening Mass at 11pm and the closing Mass at 5am. A varied programme is organised throughout the night before the Blessed Sacrament interspersed with silence. It is to be led by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal from Bradford. The theme is to pray in Intercession for our Church and Country and in Reparation for all occult practices and deceptions.