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Archive 2007

JANUARY 2007

  • 4th January, monthly prayer evening for young adults entitled, "Jesus the fullness of life ... the prayer continues". See: www.jesusthefullnessoflife.org which provides details about the event. From the website you can download posters (press info). Young musicians are welcome. The basic foundation for the evening is as follows: an hour's prayer, a chance to sample the Christian spirituality through simple chanting, moments of silent reflection, beautiful music and meditations from the Bible, an 'agape' (a chance to eat something and meet others searching for meaning, peace and healing in their lives).

  • 8th - 10th January, House of the Open Door, Mission Gathering. This event is open to anybody who is involved in mission work with young people. The Ezekiel Project team from the Diocese of Northampton will be spending 48 hours at the House of the Open Door (near Evesham in Worcestershire) to recharge our batteries, and we’d like to invite you to come and join us. Over the two days, we hope to take some time together to receive some spiritual input, to share stories from our ministry, to get some good social and relaxation time, and to encourage one another to feel fired up for the year ahead! There’ll be a chance to spend some time praying together and listening to where we feel God is leading us, as well as engaging in worship and interceding for the year ahead. On top of all of this, there will (of course) be the obligatory good food and excellent retreat space at HOD. The price for the 2 days is £68, which reduces if you can only come for part of the time. To book, please contact Klara at HOD on [email protected] or call her on 01386 852084. If you’ve got any questions about arrangements, please feel free to contact me directly on 01844 273337 or [email protected]

  • 14th January, Peace Sunday. Theme: “The Human Person: The Heart of Peace”. See: www.paxchristi.org.uk

  • 14th January, In Concert Together, Westminster Cathedral Hall. 6 PM for violin and piano by Mozart, Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ian Wilson, and Franck. Adults: £12 Children and Students: £8 For tickets call 0208 764 0341 Children: 16 and under Or email [email protected] All Proceeds to Benefit Continuity in the British Isles.

  • 16th January - 30th March, 3 Months discipleship course

    “Cycle A” offered by The Chemin Neuf Community. The aim of this discipleship course is to experience Community life and have a chance to make a personal spiritual journey and to reflect on the fundamental choices in our own life, whether we feel we are at a crossroad, or we just want to reassess

    our aims. It is always a good time for discernment. Each week has a theme with teaching sessions morning and afternoon each day; the programme includes weeks of different nature: studying books of  the Bible, weeks of spiritual experience (silent retreat, fraternal life, life in the Spirit and if needed inner healing), weeks on theological topics (the councils of

    the early Church, an Ecumenical topic...). For more information please contact: The Chemin Neuf Community,

    St Gildas Christian Centre, The Hill, Langport, Somerset. TA10 9QF. Email: [email protected]

  • 18th – 25th January, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

  • 19th - 21st January, Lumos: Simply Jesus - a January weekend away for young people at Kings Park Centre, Northampton. There will be sports, activities, games and music with prayer, Mass and group time. The event will be looking at who Jesus is and why that makes a different in our everyday lives. For more information please contact: [email protected] Tel. 01844 273337

  • 19th January, Launch of a Year of Prayer for London. (Ecumenical initiative).

  • 20th January, A Peaceful and Prayerful Procession, Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. Begins with 9am Mass. For further information tel: 020 8252 3109. E-mail: [email protected]

  • 21st January, Farm Street Talks: The Demise of Democracy and Great Political Thinkers by Fr James Campbell SJ. Venue: 114 Mount Street, London. W1K 3AH.

  • 21st January, The Universe Newspaper, Family and Home-Centred Evangelisation Initiatives. Article by CASE Team Member, Clare Ford.
  • 22nd January, Don't Worry Be Happy Day (an outreach initiative of the Catholic Enquiry Office). See: http://www.life4seekers.co.uk/ourplaceinthisworld/meaning-of-life/DontWorryBeHappy.html

  • 27th January, Miles Jesu Vocation Seminar for Men.3-6 PM, Westminster Cathedral, Hinsley Room. The seminar will cover:-Theology of Vocation, Vocation and Holy Scripture, Marriage as a vocation, Priesthood and Consecrated life. For more information contact 0208 764 0341 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.vocationinfo.com

  • 26th - 28th January, 2007, Catholic Experience Weekend. Everyone is welcome! A weekend for people who are searching / interested in Catholicism. Do invite a friend of family member to come along. Res/Non res (Donation only) Franciscan Friary, Pantasaph, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 8PE Tel. 01352 711053 Email: [email protected] “...see the scenery ... without having to put your toe in the water.” 

  • 26th - 28th January, Post Cursillo Weekend, Carmelite Priory Boars Hill, Oxford. Visit the Website: www.cursillo.org.uk for more information and application forms. 

  • 27th - 28th January, The Universal Call to Holiness at The Britannia Hotel, Coventry. This conference will explore the theology of vocation, interdependence and the role of women in the Church. Speakers: Fr Paul Emberry (Director, National Office for Vocation), Sr Helen Costigane (Heythrop College) and many others. All are welcome. Organised by the Joint Dialogue Group of the Bishops' Conference and the National Board of Catholic Women. E-mail: [email protected] Tel. 020 7733 0045

  • 28th January, Homelessness Sunday: No Home No Justice. Themed materials are available. Please contact Ellen Byrne on 020 7723 7273. E-mail: [email protected]

  • 31st January, “The Joy of God’s Plan – Natural Fertility Awareness In the Church’s Teaching”. A new DVD & guidebookWestminster Cathedral Hall, 6-7.30pm. Hosted by

    Archbishop Kevin McDonald of Southwark. To book a place contact: Catherine MacGillivray, Dept for Pastoral Affairs

    [email protected] Tel. 020 7798 9363 / 020 7931 6064.

  • 31st January, "WORLD OF LIGHT" The Metaphysical Poets.Their Lives revisited and their Poems read. Talks with readings at St Giles in the Fields, Holborn "The Poets' Church" 6.15 pm; Entrance Free. This is the second in a series of talks/readings this winter, covering the 17th Century Metaphysical Poets. The religious and spiritual aspects of the poets will be covered in depth. The overall theme is how through all the religious changes, the language managed to convey Christian thought and feeling that can speak to all Christians now, as the common property and support of all. All the poets share in a "sacramental" view of nature and life. The talks/readings will last approx 1 hour and St Giles in the Fields is close to Tottenham Court Road Underground Station. The readers are Edmund Matyjaszek, Poet & Trustee of the Poetry Society; & Lance Pierson, Professional Poetry Performer.Details 020 7736 0350 or [email protected]k

 

FEBRUARY 2007

  • 1st February, monthly prayer evening for young adults entitled, "Jesus the fullness of life ... the prayer continues". See: www.jesusthefullnessoflife.org which provides details about the event. From the website you can download posters (press info). Young musicians are welcome. The basic foundation for the evening is as follows: an hour's prayer, a chance to sample the Christian spirituality through simple chanting, moments of silent reflection, beautiful music and meditations from the Bible, an 'agape' (a chance to eat something and meet others searching for meaning, peace and healing in their lives).
  • 10th February, HEAR OUR SILENCE. This one day workshop will help you discover the power of silent prayer. It takes its name and inspiration from the silence of the Cathusian prayer, where it is the seeker who journeys into the silent desert of the heart, in order to encounter God. As John Skinner says, “In the silence of Self we may encounter an Other far greater than the I of me.” If you find that silence can be intimidating, then come and discover that it can also invite! Time: 9.30 for 10am to 4pm. Includes coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Day leaders: John and Judith Skinner both came to silence, but by different routes. John wrote a book ‘Hear our Silence’ which told of his encounter with the Carthusians, an Order of hermit monks dedicated to silent prayer. Judith, who has worked for over 25 years as a psychotherapist, firmly believes that the psychotherapeutic process of silence is a spiritual exercise of healing power. Cost: £45. Venue: The Ammerdown Centre (an ecumenical foundation), Ammerdown Park, Radstock BA3 5SW. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on email: [email protected] or tel: 01761 433709. 

  • 12th - 16th February, Icon Painting: A Short Course. See: www.ressource.co.uk
  • 12th February, Catholic and Rural Conference. Venue: Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club, Bowgreave Drive, Garstang, Near Preston. PR3 1YE. For full details contact Fr Robert Miller. Tel. 01398 324217.

  • 17th February, Celebrating 40 years of Charismatic Renewal, Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds. For more information please contact: Good News Magazine. Tel: 020 7352 5298. E-mail: [email protected]

  • 18th February, Poverty Action Sunday. See: www.church-poverty.org.uk

  • 18th February, The Universe Newspaper, Make a Lenten Resolution: Invite Someone Back To The Practice Of Their Faith. Article by CASE Team Member, Clare Ward.
  • 21st February, Thirst for Life, the 40 day challenge to go alcohol free. This initiative is to promote thought about the binge drinking epidemic that the UK is suffering from. This is an ecumenical initiative. www.thirtforlife.org

  • 22nd - 23rd February, Youth Alpha Conference. Venue: Holy Trinity Brompton, London. Website: www.youthalpha.org
  • 23rd - 25th February, Beads&[email protected], Youth 2000 Young Peoples' Retreat.Get a spiritual recharge this February through the rhythm of the rosary... Perhaps you started off well this year but now your prayer life has already gone south? Then it's time to get back up north to Beads&[email protected], our latest prayer festival.

    The event is taking place in St John Fisher Catholic High School in Harrogate. There will be a mix of talks, workshops, time for quiet prayer, socialising and the sacraments. For more information click here

  • 24th February, Give Me Sensible Reasons To Believe ...the true teaching of the Catholic Church about SEX and the reasons WHY. A one day conference for young adults. Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1P 1QH. Event time: 9am (for 9:30am) to 5pm. Contact: Dr Charlie O’Donnell on 020 8491 6510 (evenings only) or [email protected] with any questions. Information leaflet (pdf)
  • 24th February, Northampton Diocesan Youth Leaders Lent Retreat, 10 – 4pm. Contact: Pam Lewis. E-mail: [email protected]

  • 24th February, Healing Service, led by Damian Stayne (Cor et Lumen Christi Community) at 7.30 pm. St Anne’s Church, Eastworth Rd, Chertsey, Surrey KT16. Poster (Word doc.)
  • 26th February – 11th March, Fairtrade Fortnight. See: www.fairtrade.org.uk

MARCH 2007

  • 1st March, monthly prayer evening for young adults entitled, "Jesus the fullness of life ... the prayer continues". See: www.jesusthefullnessoflife.org which provides details about the event. From the website you can download posters (press info). Young musicians are welcome. The basic foundation for the evening is as follows: an hour's prayer, a chance to sample the Christian spirituality through simple chanting, moments of silent reflection, beautiful music and meditations from the Bible, an 'agape' (a chance to eat something and meet others searching for meaning, peace and healing in their lives).
  • 1st March, HIV/AIDS: The Expanding Ethical Challenge.

    A lecture by Fr Jim Keenan SJ, Imperial College, 6.30pm for 7.00pm. The London lecture is the first in Fr Keenan’s UK tour; he will be also be visiting Durham, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and then finishing in Liverpool on 8th March.  There will be refreshments before and after the lecture and all are welcome. For more information contact: [email protected]

  • 2nd March, The Marriage Conference, organised by Alpha. Tel 020 7052 0440 Email: [email protected] Website: www.htb.org.uk/conferences
  • 2nd March, Women’s World Day of Prayer

  • 3rd March, Faith and Culture: HOLINESS AND PASSION, London. A guided tour of religious art and artefacts at the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, with Dr Clare Hornsby. Fee £30 for the day. For more information please see here
  • 9th - 11th March, Journey: A retreat for young adults (18-30) @ Worth Abbey Benedcitine Monastery in Sussex. Talks - discussion - time to reflect - prayer - fellowship. A weekend exploring the spiritual journey, our call to follow in the footsteps of Christ in preperation for Easter. Speakers include Abbot Christopher and Abbot Stephen. For more information or to book, contact Nick on 01273 245 096 or
    [email protected]
  • 9th - 11th March, Notre Dame de Vie Lenten Weekend  retreat for students and young adults @ Douai Abbey (near Reading). Take time to pray and enrich your relationship with God. More info on www.ndv.org.uk Contact Odile on: [email protected]  
  • 16th - 17th March, PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES TO HOLD EUROPEAN ANNUAL CONGRESS IN DURHAM. The Pontifical Mission Societies in England and Wales are hosting the annual European meeting of National Directors in Durham. The theme for this year’s congress is: The challenge of worldwide mission in a changing Europe. It will be held at St Cuthbert’s College, Ushaw, the seminary for the north of England. Speakers will include, Professor James Dunn, an expert on the New Testament and a former Lightfoot professor of Divinity from the University of Durham, Chris Bain of Cafod, Maggie Roux, senior Media lecturer at Trinity and All Saints’ College, Leeds, and Clare Openshaw from Leeds University.

    Archbishop Henryk Hoser, SAC, President of the Pontifical Mission Societies and Secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples will also attend.

    For further details, please contact Fr John Dale at the Pontifical Mission Societies on: 020 7821 9755

  • 16th March, VOCATIONS GROUP. Events in London for young adults searching for their path in life. 'The Call of the Prophet'  Talk by Fr Adrian Graffy (Author of 'The Gift of Scripture'), 7.30pm - 9pm (preceded by evening prayer at 7.15pm). HINSLEY ROOM, half way down MORPETH TERRACE by WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL. No need to book, just turn up!
    For more details please visit www.vocationsgroup.org.uk
    Tel: 01277 373848 (Home) 07931795769 (Mobile)
    Email: [email protected]
  • 17th March, Faith, Social Inclusion, Citizenship and the Future of Education: A Study Day at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University. This event is open to all – especially those working and volunteering in schools, colleges, local authorities, parishes justice and peace groups and faith communities. Speakers include: Professor James Arthur (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Paul Woolley (Director of THEOS). For more information contact: [email protected]

    Poster (Word doc.)
  • 17th March, Lenten Afternoon of Prayer, Westminster Cathedral, 2pm to 4.30pm. Led by Mgr. Keith Barltop — Director of C.A.S.E . & Fr. Anthony Doe - Chaplain & Psychotherapist. To pray & meditate upon the need for Renewal of Understanding of the Mystery of Fatherhood in the Church & for the intentions of the Church in England and Wales. Programme includes: Rosary & Divine Mercy, talk, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Act of Entrustment of our Country & Church to Our Lady of Walsingham. Accompaniment with Organ and Sopranos. PRAYER FOR RENEWAL OF CONSECRATION OF ENGLAND AND WALES TO THE SORROWFUL AND IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
  • 18th March, Gospel Brunch: In Honour of Life and Mother, 2 – 5pm at St Fidelis Friary, Killip Close, London. E16 1LX. Tel. 020 7474 0766. You are invited to a Mothers Day Gospel Brunch (nearest tube Canning Town on the Jubilee Line), consisting of Gospel Music (from St. Patricks Gospel Choir) and a meal. Tickets are £5. All the proceeds go to the Good Counsel network, which is a Catholic pro-life charity. All are welcome. To reserve tickets text 07795205114. Please pass on to your friends. Meal included.
  • 18th March, The Universe Newspaper, Evangelisation - A Fresh Look. Article by CASE Director, Mgr Keith Barltrop.
  • 23rd - 26th March, Experience the depth of a Miles Jesu retreat as we travel to the Spanish city of Avila in pilgrimage
    and prayer. Staying in Miles Jesu’s religious community,
    we will explore the ancient districts of Avila – the city of
    St. Teresa de Avila and San Juan de La Cruz – and will
    meditate in its many historic churches. Spend a Lenten
    weekend away from the world, in this citadel of saints,
    re-discovering Christ in the silence of prayer. This retreat is for men between the ages of 16 - 33. Room, Board, & Transportation Fees: £150. For more information please Contact: Miles Jesu London, John Griffiths MJ, 20 Fairview Road, London. SW16 5PY. Tel. 020-8764-0341 More
  • 24th March, Making our Mark: Walk of Witness, London (ecumenical). Sign up on the website www.makingourmark.org.uk to join the Archbishops of Canterbury and York for this major public event.

    The bi-centenary of the Act abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire is to be marked in the anniversary month of March 2007. It will begin at 12.15 in Whitehall Place (close to the Embankment) and conclude with an act of worship in Kennington Park (close to the Oval cricket ground) beginning around 2.15 pm. Further details from telephone 0870 321 2005 to register yourself or your group.

  • 24th March, Set All Free, Services to Commemorate the bi-centenary of the Act abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire, Liverpool. For more information contact: [email protected]
  • 24th March, Prayer and Life Drawing at St Patrick’s School, Dundee St, Wapping, E1W 2PH (Nearest tube Tower Bridge or Wapping; Bus: 100 from Liverpool St; Free parking). In a wonderful studio setting. Starting with prayer (9:15am) and then drawing from the model (10.15am - 4pm with lunch break). £10 day, £5 morning or afternoon. For more information contact: [email protected]

  • 27th March, Family Spirituality – an experiential workshop with Michael Quinn of the Family Caring Trust. Loreto Convent & Retreat Centre, Llandudno. This is a Home is a Holy Place training and awareness event offered by the Diocese of Wrexham. There are places for just ten parish priests to attend each bringing two parishioners each. The event will be repeated if over subscribed.
  • 28th March, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor to give

    30th Thomas Corbishley Memorial Lecture

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor will give the Thirtieth Thomas Corbishley Memorial Lecture on “The Kingdom of God and this World: the Church in Public Life” on Wednesday, 28 March 2007 at 18.30 in Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1.  The lecture series is organized by the Wyndham Place Charlemagne Trust.  Tickets cost £15 which covers admission to the Lecture, a reception afterwards and a copy of the lecture report. More...

  • 30th March, Exhibition To Mark The Abolition Of The Slave Trade. Visit a replica 18th century wooden square rigger ship, which will sail into London on the 29th March accompanied by HMS Northumberland, and mooring outside the Tower of London between 30th March and 9th April. The exhibition on-board aims to give a visual experience and understanding of the slave trade, moving on to look at the abolitionist movement and the both the legacy of slavery in our culture and modern day slavery (some estimate 27million are in slavery in the world today!). The tours take between 90min – 2 hours, and cost £12 / £10 (+ booking fees) – bargain for a unique experience in the heart of the capital! See here for more details (pdf file)
  • 31st March - 15th April, Spring Harvest. Theme: One Harvest.  This is an evangelical event which is open to Catholics.  Join thousands of Christians for prayer, fellowship and relaxation at the Minehead and Skegness holiday camps. For more information see: www.springharvest.org

APRIL 2007

  • 31st March - 15th April, Spring Harvest. Theme: One Harvest.  This is an evangelical event which is open to Catholics.  Join thousands of Christians for prayer, fellowship and relaxation at the Minehead and Skegness holiday camps. For more information see: www.springharvest.org
  • 2nd - 6th April, The International Young Leaders Network is founded and run by the Von Hugel Institute, University of Cambridge and Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. It aims to identify, nurture, train and sustain young and emerging leaders aged 18 to 33 from the Christian community and is open to those of any nationality. Participants to date have come from Africa, North America, Ukraine, Lithuania, Holland, South Asia and England, Scotland and Wales. Speakers have included cabinet ministers, leading business people, the former Master of the Dominicans, top activists and academics. Our patrons include Bishops, the Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, the President of CIDSE, and an increasing number of ecumenical partners. IYLN MAIN PROGRAMME - has no academic qualification as grounds for entry but seeks young people who have demonstrated their faith, commitment, passion and energy to overcome a major challenge and/or make a difference. ‘Scholars' will attend residential events in Romania and at Oxford (2nd to 6th April 07) and (10th to 14th September 07) and in between will gain access to a mentor, a spiritual companion and additional learning resources. Our aim is to build an increasingly global network of young people across the voluntary sector, business, the Church and who want a rich grounding to underpin that contribution. Applications close on 28th February 07 for our next colloquium. Contact Us for more details on how to make your application.
  • 5th - 9th April, International Easter Retreat for students and young adults @ Notre Dame de Vie, (near Avignon, France). Take part in the beautiful and inspiring liturgy with the community. More info on www.ndv.org.uk Contact Odile on: [email protected]
  • 8th April, The Universe Newspaper, Evangelisation and Prayer. Article by CASE Team Member, Emily Davis. (Easter Sunday - a day to celebrate and share your faith!)
  • 8th - 14th April, Celebrate Conference, A Christian Conference For All The Family. Theme: "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." For information please contact: Celebrate, Holly Trees, Bull Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks. SL9 8RZ.
  • 13th April - 1st May, Two Little sisters of Jesus present: A Puppet Show-Meditation Brother Charles of Jesus Charles de Foucauld based on letters to his school friend Gabriel Tourdes. Portraits of the different stages of his life: Difficult childhood, Playboy, Explorer, Monk, Universal Brother and Friend. Suitable for university age yound people and above. All are welcome. For information about dates and venues please contact: Little Sisters of Jesus, 148 Fellows Court, Weymouth Terrace, London E2 8LW Tel: 02077293605  [email protected]  All are welcome.

  • 14th April , Prayer and Life Drawing at St Patrick’s School, Dundee St, Wapping, E1W 2PH (Nearest tube Tower Bridge or Wapping; Bus: 100 from Liverpool St; Free parking). In a wonderful studio setting. Starting with prayer (9:15am) and then drawing from the model (10.15am - 4pm with lunch break). £10 day, £5 morning or afternoon. For more information contact: [email protected]
  • 18th April, The Good Book?...How the Bible can be used creatively in urban mission (ecumenical). Free one day workshop , 9:45am-3:30pm, Shaftesbury Christian Centre, Battersea. Lunch provided, £3 please. Booking essential. Traditional approaches to Bible study can be alienating for people in urban areas affected by deprivation, who tend not to use books as their preferred way of learning. Unlock has developed creative approaches to Bible study, specifically designed for urban contexts, where text based approaches can be a barrier to exploring personal faith. For more info or to book contact Jill Clark on 0208 239 5546 or mailto:[email protected]

  • 20th - 22nd April, Retrouvaille Weekend - the first one is poised to take place in England and Wales.  Retrouvaille is a programme which aims to help couples who are experiencing difficulties in their marriage. Please keep the couples planning to attend, and the presenting team, in your prayers. For more information e-mail: [email protected]
  • 21st April, Leicester Dynamic Prayer in the local Church, organised by Alpha. Tel. 0116 262 3222. E-mail: [email protected]

  • 21st April, Fr Jonathon Stewart adresses artists at St Patrick’s School, Dundee St, Wapping, E1W 2PH (Nearest tube Tower Bridge or Wapping; Bus: 100 from Liverpool St; Free parking). Fr Jonathon Stewart will be talking from Pope John Paul II’s letter to Artists. For more information contact: [email protected]

  • 26th April, INFUSION @ St Joseph's Church, Brighton. A live band will lead us in praise, plus there will be talks, testimonies, film clips, reflections, prayer ministry and lots more ... Come along at 7pm for snacks and drinks or 7:30 for the Main Event (finishes approx: 9ish). Infusion is a night for young people run by young people. Hope to see you there... and bring friends!

    And don't forget, Infusion will be last Thurs of each month (except May when it will be 24th, with Br Martin of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal speaking). For more info. contact Jo on 07916341927 or got to www.deepwaters.org.uk

  • 27th April, VOCATIONS GROUP, 'Single for Life', a talk by Ms Rosamund Connor. Time: 7.30pm - 9pm (preceded by evening prayer at 7.15pm). Venue: HINSLEY ROOM, half way down MORPETH TERRACE by WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL No need to book, just turn up! For more details please visit www.vocationsgroup.org.uk Tel: 01277 373848 (Home) 07931795769 (Mobile)                                                    E-mail: [email protected]

  • 28th April 2007. The Heart of Parenting – the Heart of God. A Continuing Home is a Holy Place Conversation with Fr Donal O’Leary. Sacred Heart Parish, Hemsworth nr Wakefield. 10.30am to 3.30pm. This event is jointly sponsored by the Dioceses of Leeds and Hallam. It forms part of a new series of regional events continuing the theological reflection on marital and family spirituality begun at the Releasing Formidable Energy symposium. This event is targeted at parents, family life contacts, catechists and teachers – anyone with an interest in families and spirituality. For more information please contact: [email protected]
  • 28th April, Theology of the Body Event, Westminster. In this new critical translation of Pope John Paul II’s magnum opus, internationally renowned biblical scholar MICHAEL WALDSTEIN presents John Paul II’s magnificent vision of the human person with meticulous scholarship and profound insight. MICHAEL WALDSTEIN is Chancellor and Francis of Assisi Professor of New Testament at the International Theological Institute, Austria, and a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family with his wife Susie. He will speak about this inspirational book at 3.30pm—6.15m, WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL HALL. To book
  • 29th April, 44th World Day of Prayer for Vocations Sunday. The National Office for Vocation have produced some colourful ‘manga-style’ posters and a microsite raising awareness of the call to religious life and the priesthood today. See: http://www.ukvocation.org/vocationsunday.html and www.calledtoday.com

  • 29th April, Seeker Afternoon: Exploring Christian Faith, North Wales. A free tailor-made event for people enquiring or interested in Catholic spirituality is being offered in one of the most picturesque parts of North Wales.  The Franciscan Friary at Pantasaph, Flintshire, is opening wide its doors to offer a unique experience.  For more information please see: www.life4seekers.co.uk or phone the Friary on 01352 - 711 053. Everyone is welcome. This event ideally suits pre-RCIA candidates.

MAY 2007

  • 4th - 7th May, Cursillo Weekend, Archdiocese of Liverpool, St Joseph’s Freshfields. Visit the Website: www.cursillo.org.uk for more information and application forms.  
  • 5th May, Celebrating 40 years of Charismatic Renewal, Westminster Cathedral. For information and tickets contact: Good News Magazine. Tel: 020 7352 5298. E-mail: [email protected]
  • 7th May, Spirit of Life - an innovative spirituality fair for those who are seeking. This event is ecumenical and CASE will be participating. More information (Word doc.)
  • 9th May, A talk and prayers for healing at Allen Hall Seminary led by Linda Schubert and Santiago Salaices. Venue: 28 Beaufort Street, London. SW3 5AA. Time: 5.30 - 8.30pm.
  • 12th May, Chester Alpha Equip & Refresh Day, organised by Alpha. Tel 01244 312037 E-mail: [email protected]
  • 12th May, Together for Europe, Stuttgart. Join over 11, 000 Christians from all over Europe who will be gathering to celebrate their work and contribution to the health of the continent. The event will specifically focus on promoting mutual understanding and collaboration among associations and movements of different Christian traditions. For more information please contact the Focolare Movement. Website: www.focolare.org.uk E-mail: [email protected]     Tel. 01707 339706
  • 6th - 15th May, Iconography Course at the Monastery of Vallechiara , Italy. “Do you not yet know me? He who has seen me has seen the Father.” Meeting and knowing Jesus opens the way to find God, the Father. This is what Jesus clearly reveals to us. His Word invites us to listen and to obey, and His actions invite us to admire and imitate Him.

    The Holy Icons express silently through the beauty of their shapes and colours, what the Gospel teaches us. Participants will take back home their finished and blessed Icon. On this initial course, the Icon written will be that of the image of Christ. DAY TIMETABLE: 8:00 – 8.30 Morning prayer, 8:30 Breakfast, 9:00 - 12.30 Lessons, 13:00 Lunch, 15:00 - 18:00 Lessons, 19:00 - 21.00 Evening prayer, 21:00 Supper. N.B. At weekends there will be a slight variation in the timetable. COURSE FEE: £680 per person. This includes high-quality teaching from monks & nuns, all materials (including boards, paints, brushes etc,), full board (bedroom with 2 single beds, bathroom with shower) and healthy organic home produce. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL KATIE ON 01268 710021 or 07860368613. EMAIL: [email protected]
    Final date for booking with deposit of £300: 31/03/2007.
    The course will run with a minimum of 12 participants.

  • 11th May, Talk given by Lord David Alton at 7.30pm St. Joseph's Church, Wetherby. This is being supported by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Lord Alton will talk and lead discussion. Find out what you can do to re-evangelise England through Gospel Citizenship.  
  • 13th - 19th May, Christian Aid Week. Tel. 020 7620 4444
  • 16th May, Archbishop Romero Memorial Lecture, 'Oscar Romero - A Saint for the 21st Century?', a talk given by Mgr Ricardo Urioste (Romero's former Secretary and Vicar General). Venue: Crucible Theatre, Roehampton University, 80 Roehampton Lane, London. SW15 5SL. Time: 6.30pm. Free entry. He is also speaking at Westminster Cathedral Hall on the 18th and Aylesford Priory on the 19th. For more information e-mail: [email protected]
  • 17th - 26th May, Global Day of Prayer Initiative. Join 10 days of day-and-night prayer from Ascension day until the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday. Also consider taking part in a Global Day of Prayer on Pentecost Sunday. More   Plus: UK Newsletter (Word doc.) To find out where your local event is please click here
  • 18th - 19th May, All Night Vigil, Chapel of Reconciliation, RC National Shrine in Walsingham. 10pm to 6am. It will be led by Mgr Keith Barltrop of the Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation, (C.A.S.E.). The programme will begin with opening prayers and Rosary and opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation followed by Mass and then a varied programme before the Blessed Sacrament of Adoration, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the grounds - weather permitting - intercessory prayers, silence, song, talk, Divine Mercy, Rosary Stations of the Cross etc. The Vigil concludes with Mass at 5am and finishes by 6am.   Come and pray for the Church, our Country and our World and for all peoples who are sick, suffering or in need, especially in the war torn areas. Please forward this e-mail to interested parties. Please be so kind as to advertise it in Parish Newsletters.  For more information contact: Antonia Moffat. E-mail: [email protected]
  • 18th - 24th May, Refugee Week. Tel. 020 7346 6752
  • 18th - 20th May, COLW weekend. We are inviting the women among you to consider joining us for a Come and See weekend this May in order to discover the beauty of God's call to the Religious life in the 21st Century. It would be especially relevant to those of you who are seriously considering giving your whole life to God's service but it may also prove an eye-opener to those of you who know nothing about religious life at all. Times have changed and so has religious life but the values always remain the same even if their expression varies according to time and place.   Hence, if you are between 18 and 35 years of age please join us for:   'EVER ANCIENT, EVER NEW' at Abbotswick House of Prayer in the Essex Countryside. For further details and a booking form (please note that places are limited) visit the events page of our website www.walsinghamcommunity.org or call us on 01277 373848 or 07931 795 769
  • 19th May,"Christ Alive in Bradford" hosted by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. It will include live praise and worship, a May Crowning of Our Lady, Eucharistic Adoration, testimonies and talks. It will be held outside, under canvas, on the grassy area next to the Friary from 4pm to 8pm. It will be a wonderful opportunity to proclaim our Faith in the Risen Christ to all in Bradford.   Talks: Mary: Star of the New Evangelisation - by Fr. Sylvester Mann (CFR),   Family Union and Holy Communion - by Fr. John Wilson.   Address: St Pio Friary, 1 Sedgefield Terrace, Wesgate, Bradford. BD1 2RU.
  • 20th May, 41st World Communications Day. The official theme is: Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education.

    In his message for the 41st World Communications Day, Pope Benedict XVI challenges us to make use of the media and new technology in the formation of the next generation: “Training in the proper use of the media is essential for the cultural, moral, spiritual development of children”. Flier (pdf)

  • 21st - 25nd May, The International Alpha Conference. Venue: Holy Trinity Brompton, London. At this conference we will be running a three-track programme for the first time, with one track for those who have never attended a conference before, and a brand new third track for parish priests and other senior church leaders.  Please do come along, we'd love to see you there! Contact tel. 020 7052 0440. E-mail: [email protected]
  • 25th - 28th May, Arundel & Brighton Cursillo Weekend,     Worth Abbey, Crawley, West Sussex. Visit the Website: www.cursillo.org.uk for more information and application forms.  
  • 25th - 28th May, Hallam Diocese Cursillo Weekend, Whirlow Grange, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Visit the Website: www.cursillo.org.uk for more information and application forms.  
  • 25th - 27th May, Holy Spirit of Fire, Spring Conference; Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit of Pentecost, with Fr David Keniry. Venue: Nicholaston House, Gower. Contact: Fran Graham. Tel. 0787 0646298
  • 25th May, Vocations Group: 'Am I looking for God or is God looking for me?', a talk by Fr David Stanley, Parish Priest. Events in London for young adults searching for their path in life. Time: 7.30pm - 9pm (preceded by evening prayer at 7.15pm). Please note change of venue for this meeting:
    In the CRYPT of WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL entrance via car park half way down Ambrosden Avenue and before Cathedral Hall. No need to book, just turn up! For more details please visit www.vocationsgroup.org.uk Tel: 01277 373848 (Home) 07931795769 (Mobile)                                         E-mail: [email protected]

  • 26th May - 3rd June, Faith and Culture: RECUSANT HOUSES TOUR with Peter Milward SJ,with Fr Peter Milward SJ and Michael Hodgetts. Places very limited. Please write soon to pre-register. The English Reformation initiated by Henry VIII and consolidated by his daughter Elizabeth created a new crime: “recusancy”, or refusal to attend the new services of the Church of England. Hundreds of Catholics were brutally hunted down and killed in the persecutions that followed. Our pilgrimage is led by experts on the period, Fr Peter Milward SJ and Church historian Michael Hodgetts, and will go to many of the houses and sites associated with these English Catholic martyrs. The tour will include: Oxford, Stonor, Harvington, Stratford; King Lear, Abbot’s Salford, Baddesley Clinton Cambridge, Walsingham, London. For more information see here
  • 26th May, Street Evangelisation. Please come and join us with the Friars of the Renewal in joyfully and prayerfully evangelising on the streets of Altrincham town centre, and afterwards for holy Mass and dinner at High Leigh. 1pm. Meeting outside the train station at clock tower. Please contact ; [email protected]
  • 26th May, A Pentecost vigil of readings and psalms, asking God to renew His Spirit within us. Based on the Divine Office, the vigil will be a quiet, reflective way to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. It takes place at Lancaster Cathedral, 8:30pm (until about 10pm). Everyone is welcome.

  • 27th May, London Global Day of Prayer, Latimer Hall Cleves Road, London. E6 1QF. (Ecumenical event). A former Muslim is spearheading what is set to be one of the largest Christian prayer gatherings in the UK ever when thousands of Christians from all over Britain will stream into the 35,000-seater West Ham Football Club Stadium to take part in the Global Day of Prayer on Sunday 27 May 2007. Tel. 020 8472 6363. Website: www.globaldayofprayer.com Email: [email protected]
  • 27th May, The Universe Newspaper, Youth Initiatives And School Missions. Article by CASE Team Member, Clare Ford.
  • 27th May, Songs of Praise from Coventry Cathedral. BBC listing: 5:10 pm - 5:45 pm for Pentecost Sunday. Diane Louise Jordan visits Coventry Cathedral where special guest Graham Kendrick leads the congregation in some of his most popular hymns including Meekness and Majesty and For This I Have Jesus. Plus Diane investigates a unique mind, body and spirituality fair and meets local songwriter Rob Halligan whose understanding of fatherhood was changed forever by the events of 9/11. (CASE was represented at this Spirituality Fair. Keep a look out for our 'Pet Blessing and Franciscan Spirituality' stall and Rosary Beads area.)

JUNE 2007

  • 1st - 3rd June, Northern Catholic Conference. A Catholic Charismatic Family Conference at Floral Hall, Southport. Speakers include: Fr Stan Fortuna CFR, John Pridmore and Charles Whitehead and others. Contact: 01695 728476. See: www.northerncatholic.co.uk
  • 1st June, The Cross And the Switchblade. Adapted from the book by David Wilkerson and John & Elizabeth Sherrill, which has sold over 50 million copies worldwide, this play is a remarkable true story about urban renewal that takes a refreshing and poignant look at survival in the city. Performance dates (pdf)
  • 7th June, New Dynamic Prayer in the Local Church Conference, organised by Alpha. Tel. 020 7052 0440 Email: [email protected] Website: www.htb.org.uk/conferences
  • 7th - 9th June, Spirit in the City. The West End Catholic Churches invite you to Come & Experience SPIRIT IN THE CITY. Celebration of Christian Faith in the Heart of London. Prayer: Forty Hours Adoration, all night vigils, procession,  reconciliation service, praise and worship. Teaching: inspiring Christian speakers. Evangelisation: Festival at Leicester Square on Saturday. With live music, mime, poetry, art… Gospel concert in Soho Square… For details please visit our n – contact Anne Marie. Email: [email protected] Tel: 020 7025 1596. Please help us to spread the news and forward this invitation to your friends!
  • 8th - 10th June, Catholic Experience Weekend, North Wales. A donation only tailor-made event for people enquiring or interested in Catholic spirituality is being offered in one of the most picturesque parts of North Wales.  The Franciscan Friary at Pantasaph, Flintshire, is opening wide its doors to offer a unique experience.  For more information please see: www.life4seekers.co.uk or phone the Friary on 01352 - 711 053. Everyone is welcome.   For a booking form please click here (Word doc.) This event ideally suits pre-RCIA candidates.

  • 8th - 10th June, Journey of the Heart @ Worth Abbey Benedictine Monastery, Sussex. Guest speaker: Fr Rod Jones OSB, Worth Abbey. The retreat will offer an opportunity for relaxation and refreshment, a space to renew and deepen faith. Contact: [email protected] or 01273 245096. More (Word doc.)
  • 14th - 18th June, Setting People Free, 5th Urban Congress, Bristol. You are invited to join Christians from across the UK to share experiences of living and working in urban settings, this year's theme  marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slave trading. Speakers will include Jim Wallis of the Sojourner community in the USA, Kathy Galloway of the Iona Community and Richard Reddie of the 'Set All Free' project at Churches Together in England. Basic fee £85 with various discounts available. For further info  tel 07758 520075 or email [email protected] Book online at www.jitc.org.uk/bookings
  • 15th June, Evangelisation Forum, London, for all who are passionate about evangelisation. The evening begins at 6:30pm with prayer, followed by a talk from Timothy Radcliffe OP: 'Proclaiming the Good News in the 21st century'. There will be time to discuss and question, exhange ideas, pray together and network over refereshments. the evening takes place at: French Church, 5 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX. Nearest tube: Leicester Square.

    Please let Anne Marie know if you will be able to attend, or contact her for more information: 020 7025 1596 or [email protected]

  • 15th - 17th June, Annual Nottingham Ecumenical Commission Conference. Christianity and Imagination. Ecumenism – a work of Dialogue. Venue: The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick. Led by Mark Patrick Hederman OSB. Contact: Monica Purdue 0115 9939235 or e-mail: [email protected]  
  • 16th June, Hampshire Alpha Equip & Refresh Day, organised by Alpha. Tel. 01264 392 032  E-mail: [email protected]
  • 16th June, Life Drawing in Sunny Wapping... also on 21st July and 18th August. Location: Top floor, Old St Patrick's School, Dundee St, Wapping, E1W 2PH. Transport: Tower bridge or Wapping Tube, 100 Bus from Liverpool st, Free
    Parking on Saturdays. Programme: 9.15am - 4pm. Cost: £10 per day. ALL WELCOME ~ BASIC MATERIALS PROVIDED
    Please give call on 07714 200505 if you have any questions, queries or need some encouragement! Hope to see you in Wapping.
  • 19th June, Theology on Tap. Prof Conor Gearty, LSE ‘Is religious faith essential or inimical to human rights?’ ALL SESSIONS START AT 7.15pm. DIRECTIONS: From Victoria Station, head up Grosvenor Gardens/ Grosvenor Place and past the Mango Restaurant on the left. Turn left onto Wilton St, then second right into Wilton Mews. The Grouse
    and Claret is on the far end on the right, junction with Little
    Chester Street. Tel: 020 7235 3438. www.thegrouseandclaret.co.uk
  • 22th -24th June 2007 [email protected] (Youth 2000 Retreat). Don't forget that "praystation" is on the horizon. For further details see www.youth2000.org
  • 22nd - 24th June, You are invited to .... 'Called to Life'
    A retreat for young adults (18+) @ Worth Abbey Benedcitine Monastery in Sussex. talks - discussion - time to reflect - prayer - fellowship - BBQ - (...and Pimms!) A weekend exploring the spiritual journey, hearing Christ's call to fulness
    of life. Talks by monks of Worth will offer insights from the Benedictine tradition for living as a young Christian in todays world. The weekend provides space for reflection, relaxation and the chance to journey in faith with others. For more information or to book, contact Jo on 01273 245096 or 07916341927 or [email protected]
  • 23rd June, Martyrs' Walk, 11 - 6pm, starting at Tower Hill and ending at Tyburn Convent. Join members of Miles Jesu on this spiritual journey, past the sites of Catholic England, through the streets the martyrs had to walk, and in the churches that uphold the Faith today. Contact: 020 8764 0341
  • 23rd - 24th June, Miracle Rally, organised by the Cor et Lument Christi Community. Speakers include: Fr Bernard Murphy CFR, Damien Stayne and Fr Fio Mascarenhas SJ. Venue: Friends House, Euston Road, Euston, London. W1 2BJ. Phone: 01932 565747
  • 24th June, The Universe Newspaper, Evangelisation and Diocese. Article by CASE Team Member, Fr Martin Ganeri OP.
  • 25th June - July 30th, Course on Islam, Rome. The Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies of Rome will offer a summer course on "Tensions in Contemporary Islam." Issues such as the Koran and politics, movements and tendencies of contemporary Islam are part of the 13 program. According to a press release from the center, the program will "respond to the growing interest aroused by the need to understand the life of the present Muslim world in its manifestations and tensions. There can be no doubt about the dynamism of the Muslim religion or the importance of the Islamic culture ever more present in the context of globalization," state the organizers of the summer course. Registration, which costs €500, must be completed by March 31. More information is available via [email protected]
  • 26th June - 1st July, The Life of Christ, Wintershall, Bramley, Surrey. An open air play in three acts. Tel. 01483 892167.Website: www.wintershall-estate.com  E-mail: [email protected]
  • 28th June, Catholics in Healthcare: Celebrating our Calling. We are now accepting requests for registration and information will be sent out in early spring. Contact: [email protected]  to be placed on the mailing list for this seminar. Venue: Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Places are limited numbers.
  • 29th June, 'Overcoming Misconceptions": part one of an exclusive four-part evangelisation series in the Catholic Herald newspaper. Mgr Keith Barltrop, CASE Director, unpacks why there's no need to feel worried or confused by the word 'evangelisation'.
  • 29th June, VOCATIONS GROUP. Events in London for young adults searching for their path in life. 'The Friendship of Christ' a presentation by Sr Amadeus Bulger CJ ON FRIDAY 29th June 2007, 7.30pm - 9pm (preceded by evening prayer at 7.15pm) . In the Hinsley Room, Westminster. Entrance via car park half way down Morpeth terrace on the left. No need to book, just turn up! For more details please visit www.vocationsgroup.org.uk Tel: 01277 373848 (Home) 07931795769 (Mobile)
    Email: [email protected]

JULY 2007

  • 1st July, Day for Life. The Church has a consistent and very clear message on the sacredness of human life. Day for Life is our annual celebration of this message. This year's Day for Life focuses on why the Church opposes abortion and the practical, emotional and spiritual care which the Church offers to women and babies in need.  The proceeds from the Day for Life collection taken in England and Wales on 1st July 2007 will principally go towards the work of Life - an organisation which provides a nationwide care service for pregnant women, unsupported mothers, women with problems relating to pregnancy, fertility or infertility, or suffering from the effects of abortion.
  • 1st July, Day for Life at ST ANNE’S CATHEDRAL, Leeds. 2.30pm - 4pm. July 1st  has been proclaimed this year’s national ‘Day for Life’, by the Bishops' Conference for England and Wales. Further info. from Pat Sammon 0113 2582745. E-mail: [email protected]
  • 1st July, "Christ Amongst Us: Love Made Visible", London exhibition of new pictures by Elizabeth Wang, opens July 1st. An exhibition of new pictures by Catholic artist Elizabeth Wang will be on display in London at the French Church, Leicester Square, from 1 July – 19 Sept 2007. "Christ Amongst Us: Love Made Visible" features eighteen large-scale prints of recent paintings, together with meditations written by the artist.
  • 1st - 5th July, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: How Far should we go? This is a Conference of the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists and will be held at St. Mary’s College, Twickenham (South-West London), England.
  • 2nd - 31st July, Jesuit Mission at Farm Street Church, Mount Street, London. W1K 3AH. Led by Fr John Edwards SJ. This mission runs from Monday to Friday during July and covers themes such as: Can we be sure of our Faith?, Life in Christ, Human Love, the Will of God and much more. Each evening begins with Mass at 6pm and ends at 7.30pm. Fr Edwards is a a popular preacher and writer. He regularly leads missions across England and Wales.
  • 5th July, The Good Shepherd. JCFL Prayer & Agape, 7.30pm St. Andrew's, Holborn Circus (Nearest tube - Chancery Lane)   Come and sing! Come and sing through the music on Thursday before the prayer begins from 6 - 7pm. For more information e-mail: [email protected]
  • 5th - 7th July, Incapacity and Care: Moral Problems in Healthcare and Research. This is a Linacre Centre Conference  on the topic of Incapacity and Care: Moral Problems in Healthcare and Research.  The Conference will immediately follow the meeting of the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists, and will be held at St. Mary's College, Twickenham (close to Heathrow Airport). SPEAKERS: Archbishop Mario Conti, Fr Benedict Groeschel, Dr David Jones, Dr Bill Sullivan, Dr Wendy Hiscox, Professor Desmond O’Neill, Dr Helen Watt, Dr Aaron Kheriaty, Anthony McCarthy, Dr Philip Howard, Professor John Finnis. Provisional bookings may be made by telephone (+44  (0)20 72667410), by fax (+44 (0)20 7266 5424), or by e-mail ([email protected]). 
  • 6th July, 'Overcoming Fear': part two of an exclusive four-part evangelisation series in the Catholic Herald newspaper. Mgr Keith Barltrop, CASE Director, explains that evangelisation isn't exclusively about defending the Catholic faith on a soapbox at Speakers’ Corner; yes, the Church asks us to evangelise, but it doesn’t ask us all to evangelise in the same way.
  • 13th - 15th July, The Little Portion - A prayer festival for everyone. Come for a weekend of all-age prayer around the Blessed Sacrament in a marquee pitched in the midst of creation and be inspired by gifted speakers, powerful testimonies and great music. Everybody is welcome! It’s at The National Shrine of St. Pio, Franciscan Friary, Pantasaph, Holywell, Flintshire CH8 8PE. Call Brother Loarne on 01352 717075 for more details. PDF flier
  • 13th - 15th July, Lumos: The Calling, an event for young people organised by the Northampton Diocesan Youth Ministry Office. The event is for young people of secondary school age and above. Venue: SPEC Centre in London Colney. Cost: £75 before 11th May and £85 afterwards. For more information contact: Matthew on tel. 01844 273337. E-mail: [email protected]
  • 12th - 16th July, Pope John Paul II Walk for the New Evangelisation. Ely to Walsingham. Book now and join pilgrims on this life changing experience. For more information contact Sr Hyacinthe, OP (Dominican Sisters of St Joseph). Email: [email protected]
  • 13th July, ' The First Steps': part three of an exclusive four-part evangelisation series in the Catholic Herald newspaper. Mgr Keith Barltrop, CASE Director, stresses our total reliance on the Holy Spirit and prayer.
  • 14th July, Pilgrimage of Reparation and Consecration to Walsingham on 1.30pm to 5.30pm at the Roman Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady - Chapel of Reconciliation. The Pilgrimage this Year in Walsingham is to be led by Fr. Stephen Wang who is part of the teaching team at Allen Hall Seminary in Westminster. The Pilgrimages this year will focus upon praying in Intercession for Priests.
    • for the intentions of all our priests, for their sanctification and protection
    • for the Parishes and Communities in which they serve
    • for the particular intentions and needs of Bishops
    • for the intentions of the Universal Church
    • for the renewal of the Faith in our lands
    Please contact Antonia Moffat for details: [email protected]
  • 14th July, CTS Conference, 2 – 6 p.m. Westminster Cathedral, London. The CTS Conference brings together everyone interested in exploring and understanding our shared faith and how it relates to today’s world. Join us for a stimulating discussion. . . “What place does Christianity have in Britain today?” More...
  • 16th July, BABIES presented by tententheatre in the West End. Venue: The Soho Theatre Studio, London. BABIES is a resource for Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form students which covers a wide range of themes dealing with teenage pregnancy, abortion, parenthood, relationships, marriage, family life, love and responsibility.  We are producing this resource in association with LIFE.For bookings and more information click here
  • 16th - 19th July, Living God's Word, Loud and Clear Conference in Exeter. Organised by the Clifton, Portsmouth and Plymouth Diocese, this is an opportunity to hear from great speakers (such as Bill Huebsch), explore practical application through workshops, worship and pray together (CJM will be leading the music), network and enjoy a sense of community. For more info contact Ronnie on 0117 9025595.
  • 19th - 22nd July, International Festival: Prayer and Mission. Come and discover the mission of Fr Marie-Eugene, the founder of Notre Dame de Vie and an apostle for our time. @ Notre Dame de Vie, France (near Avignon). For All. Young adults Volunteers needed (from 15 July, accomodation and food provided). Great opportunity to spend an exciting week in sunny Provence and brush up your French! (though most people understand English...). More info on www.ndv.org.uk Contact Odile on: [email protected]
  • 20th – 22nd July, National Justice and Peace Conference. Theme: Called to be Peacemakers. For more information:  Marian Thompson. Tel: 0161 427 7254. E-mail: [email protected]
  • 20th July, ' A Way Of Life': part four of an exclusive four-part evangelisation series in the Catholic Herald newspaper. Mgr Keith Barltrop, CASE Director, shares the conviction that evangelisation is not something just for special occasions.
  • 21st - 28th July, Faith and Culture: Art, Beauty and Inspiration. This is a one week course in art theory and history. This will be a presentation of the core principles (theological and philosophical) that govern form and style in traditional European art. The art classes that follow are a practical extension of this week. The teaching and the critiques of the students’ art work will be infused with the principles outlined in this first week; 21-28th July . This is a residential 7-day course that takes place at St Mary’s College Oscott. The cost of the week is £735 More
  • 21st - 27th July, Catholic Social Teaching - a Living Theology residential course offered at Ushaw College, Durham. See. www.livingtheology.org.uk Tel. 07983 222812
  • 22nd July, The Universe Newspaper, Evangelisation Training, Formation Centres and Courses. Article by CASE Team Member, Clare Ford.
  • 22nd - 28th July, Faith and Culture Summer School: BRAVE NEW WORLD. Themes: Reformation, Renaissance, and the Birth of the Modern. Let by Clare Asquith (author of Shadowplay) and Edoardo Rialti (University of Florence)at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford. For more information please see here
  • 28th July - 6th August, Join the Lay Community of St Benedict Trip to Taize this Summer! Spend a beautiful week in Burgundy, France, at the Taize Community. Prayer - Bible Introductions - Sun - Waterfights - Camping - Meeting People From All Over the World . For more info on Taize go to www.taize.fr For more information and to book contact Red Davies and Kit Rodger by phone or email:[email protected] or Red: 07930696976
    Kit: 07701083947.
  • 30th July - 17th August, Western Classical Naturalism: A Short Course. See: www.ressource.co.uk
  • 30th July - 4th August, Marialapolis with the Focolare Movement in Norwich. The Marialapolis is a temporary ' town' where the message of love contained in the Gospel is put into practice together, in the great and small things of everyday life. For more information please see: www.focolare.org.uk
  • 30th July, CASE Team Member on Radio Two's, Pause For Thought. Time: between 6.15 and 6.30am. Don't miss, Fr Martin Ganeri's (OP) reflection on the theme of Faith and Humour. Tune in to Radio 2, 88-91FM.
  • 31st July, CASE Team Member on Radio Two's, Pause For Thought. Time: between 6.15 and 6.30am. Don't miss, Fr Martin Ganeri's (OP) reflection on the theme of Faith and Curiosity. Tune in to Radio 2, 88-91FM.
     

AUGUST 2007

  • 1st August, CASE Team Member on Radio Two's, Pause For Thought. Time: between 6.15 and 6.30am. Don't miss, Emily Davis's reflection on the theme of A Fun God. Tune in to Radio 2, 88-91FM.
  • 2nd August, CASE Team Member on Radio Two's, Pause For Thought. Time: between 6.15 and 6.30am. Don't miss, Emily Davis's reflection on the theme of Companionship. Tune in to Radio 2, 88-91FM.
  • 3rd August, CASE Team Member on Radio Two's, Pause For Thought. Time: between 6.15 and 6.30am. Don't miss, Emily Davis's reflection on the theme of Failure. Tune in to Radio 2, 88-91FM.
  • 3rd - 5th August, Weekend For Searchers at Emmaus House, Retreat and Conference centre, Clifton (Bristol). The weekend is to support and encourage Christian adults (single, aged 20s-40s) in their search for life with God, and it is possible that some of your contacts would appreciate knowing about it. We should be very grateful if you would kindly disseminate the materials as widely as possible, and if I can answer any queries, please do contact me.  Further copies of posters and A5 flyers are available from me : [email protected] or on 0117 907 9950.
  • 7th - 10th August, Summer Conference; Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit of Pentecost. Theme: "You Shall Be My People and I Shall Be Your God." Venue: Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, North Wales. Contact: Pat Williams. Tel. 0292 061 7374
  • 12th -19th August, In the footsteps of Christ: a week for 18-35 year olds  @ Worth Abbey. talks - discussion - music - time to reflect - BBQ - prayer - sun - creative stuff....
    A week exploring the heart of the Gospel message: An opportunity to reflect upon the challenge of following Christ in the modern world. With input from the monastic community and others. For more information or to book, contact Nick on 01273 245 096 or [email protected]
  • 15th August, Feast of the Assumption, First Fruits Harvest. Perhaps? 'The Most Important Event in Christianity since the Reformation'. What is it all about? Come and find out by sharing in a series of events at Coventry Anglican Cathedral. 2pm, Circle Dancing in the Nave. 4.30pm, Liturgical Dance workshop in the Chapel of Unity. At 5.30pm, Harvest Festival on the Unity Lawn. (Bring and Share Food) And Finally at 7pm,
    Presentation on the Theme and Worship in the Chapter House. Everyone is welcome at this ecumenical event. For more information: Pauline Warner, 02476 384303 or [email protected]
  • 19th August, The Universe Newspaper, article by CASE Director, Mgr Keith Barltrop.
  • 20th - 22nd August, Traditional Proportion and Compositional Design: A Short Course. See: www.ressource.co.uk
  • 23rd - 27th August, Walsingham Youth 2000 Festival. Publicity material is hot of the press and ready to be distributed.  We would like to encourage you to help publicise "Godshaken".  Sticking a poster at the back of your church (make sure you get permission) or giving an invitation to somebody, whether it be friend or foe, isn't a difficult thing to do and yet it could be just the ticket for a lost sheep cf Luke 15:1-7! For more information see: www.youth2000.org
  • 31st August - 2nd September, Rooted in Christ,a young adults' weekend. A time of prayer, talks, discussion, and socialising Speaker - Fr Stephen Ortiger OSB. Contact Ben Gray for more info: 01273 245096  [email protected]

SEPTEMBER 2007

  • 6th – 11th September, Jesus Youth, European Convention. For more information contact: Good News Magazine. Tel: 020 7352 5298. E-mail: [email protected]

  • 6th September, Jesus Christ The Fulness Of Life: "God so loved the world". 7.30pm. Venue: St. Andrew's, Holborn, London. Nearest tube - Chancery Lane   Come and sing! If you are free, please come and learn the chants & songs before the prayer from 6pm - 7pm. Additional music rehearsal for choir and musicians on Monday 3rd September 6.30-8pm at St. Andrew's Street   Why not bring a praish / youth group? www.jcfl.org.uk

  • 8th - 9th September, Come and See, Floral Hall, Southport. Speaker: Jean Vanier. For bookings: [email protected]

  • 8th September, Family Day With Mary for the Feast of the Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary led by the Heralds of the Gospel and the Sisters of the Order of Most Holy Saviour and St Bridget. Venue: Bridgettine Convent, Fulmer Common Road, Iver Heath, Bucks. SL0 0NR. Call Br Aldo on 020 8943 4159 for more information.
  • 10th - 16th September, 2007, INTERNATIONALYOUNG LEADERS NETWORK. Offered by the Von Hügel Institute and
    St Edmund’s College,Cambridge. COME TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY. If you are aged 18 to 33 and seeking an exciting, stretching, and supportive environment to reflect on the future, enhance your skills for analysis and action and ground these in faith and friendship in an international context
    International Young Leaders Network is the place for you. We are now welcoming nominations and applications from
    those of all backgrounds for our next colloquium in Oxford University in September 2007. Our unique programme
    combines prayer, leadership learning and speakers of the highest quality — from inspiring ambassadors to social
    activists and Cabinet Ministers to Church leaders and entrepreneurs. From South Africa to Moldova, The Netherlands
    to the USA, the UK and Ukraine to Australia, previous participants have praised IYLN, in some cases calling it
    “the best week of my life”. Full details from: www.iyln.comor  E-mail: [email protected]
  • 12th September, Alpha launches the UK's first TV commercial for Christianity. Press release (Word doc.)
  • 15th September, A Radiant Light Afternoon from 2pm - 3.30pm at the French Church, Leicester Square. Led by Fr Digby Samuels. For more information see: www.radiantlight.org.uk
  • 6th – 22nd September, International Congress for the New Evangelisation (ICNE), Budapest. CASE are coordinating the English and Welsh delegation. For more information tel: 020 8458 3316.  E-mail: [email protected]
  • 16th September: Home Mission Sunday. Not to be missed! For more information and resources please see here
  • 16th September, The Universe Newspaper, 'Where are they now?' Article by CASE Director, Mgr Keith Barltrop, who explores why people lapse and how they come back.
  • 21st September, tentenproductions presents KOLBE'S GIFT by David Gooderson Auschwitz, 1941... Ten men await an agonising death by starvation in an underground bunker.  Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish priest, volunteers to take the place of one of the victims.  The play explores the events leading up to this extraordinary self-sacrifice and the subsequent survival of Franek, the Polish sergeant whose life was saved.       KOLBE'S GIFT is a hard-hitting full-length play which explores the heights and depths of human experience in a story for our time.  This production is being mounted to mark the 25th anniversary of Kolbe's canonisation by Pope John Paul II on 10 October 1982.The play is on tour until 7th October. For more information please see: www.tentenproductions.co.uk
  • 28th September, The Marriage Conference. Main speakers: Nicky and Sila Lee. Organised by Alpha. Venue: Holy Trinity Brompton, London. Tel. 020 7052 0440.E-mail: [email protected]
  • 29th September 2007, Sound of Many Waters, 6.00 pm in Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol. BS8 3BX. Supporters and guests will be present to open our year of environmental action with special messages. Keynote speaker is Bishop Chris Toohey, of Wilcannia- Forbes in Australia, Chair of Catholic Earthcare Australia, and an inspirational environmental campaigner. He promises to give us a robust account of the ecological challenges we face and how faith can help us tackle them. We are inviting people to celebrate the world in which we live, but also to recognise the challenges faced by our generation - and to respond through commitment and action. Come and share ideas and experiences, explore nature on our doorstep, have fun, participate in worship and prayer, and be inspired. Bishop Declan Lang will celebrate the special Mass at 6.00 pm. http://www.soundofmanywaters.org/events.html

OCTOBER 2007

  • 1st- 5th October, Celebrating Celibacy as a Way of Living and Being, a seminar for diocesan clergy hosted by the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham, Abbotswick House of Prayer, Navestock Side, Brentwood, Essex. CM14 5SH. E-mail: [email protected]
  • 4th October, 'St Francis - A Way of Discipleship',prayer meeting at St. Andrew's Holborn. Nearest tube - Chancery Lane Come and sing! If you are free, please come and learn the chants & songs before the prayer from 6pm - 7pm. Additional music rehearsal for choir and musicians on Monday 3rd September 6.30-8pm at 7St. Andrew's Street.
  • 6th October, Parenting, a day conference for mums and dads, young and not so young, on parenting hosted by the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham, Abbotswick House of Prayer, Navestock Side, Brentwood, Essex. CM14 5SH. E-mail: [email protected]
  • 6th October, LifeXtra, 10am-1pm, St Mary’s Church, Clapham. A special invitation for those aged 18-40. The Redemptorists have developed a unique faith and personal-development programme which focuses on bringing together spirituality, faith and practical tools for daily living. You are invited to come and participate in these three sessions and to help shape the future of this exciting project. For further information and registration details visit www.lifextra.co.uk
  • 8th October, National Church Planting Conference at Central Hall, Westminster, London. Further details will be available in due course. Please email [email protected]
  • 12th - 14th October, Growing in Wisdom and Grace: Spirituality for Everyday. A weekend led by Fr William Jarema, Founder of the Mercy Center, Colorado Springs, USA. With the dawning of each new day, we are invited to imitate Jesus and thus to grow in wisdom and grace. This weekend will focus on the spiritual, psychological and emotional aspects of what it takes to walk faithfully on this journey to wholeness and holiness. Some of the topics presented will include new tools for growing in self-knowledge, living a balanced life, being good stewards of our personal and family gifts, naming our losses and learning to let go, forgiving ourselves and others, and designing a health care plan to live life to the full. There will be several inputs as well as ample time for reflection on the materials that will be provided.Cost: £60 - £90 depending on means. This event is for young single adults aged 18 - 35 and is hosted by the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham, Abbotswick House of Prayer, Navestock Side, Brentwood, Essex. CM14 5SH. E-mail: [email protected]
  • 13th October, LifeXtra, 10am-1pm, St Mary’s Church, Clapham. A special invitation for those aged 18-40. The Redemptorists have developed a unique faith and personal-development programme which focuses on bringing together spirituality, faith and practical tools for daily living. You are invited to come and participate in these three sessions and to help shape the future of this exciting project. For further information and registration details visit www.lifextra.co.uk
  • 14th October, Seeker Afternoon: Exploring Christian Faith, North Wales. A free tailor-made event for people enquiring or interested in Catholic spirituality is being offered in one of the most picturesque parts of North Wales.  The Franciscan Friary at Pantasaph, Flintshire, is opening wide its doors to offer a unique experience.  For more information please see: www.life4seekers.co.uk or phone the Friary on 01352 - 711 053. Everyone is welcome. This event ideally suits pre-RCIA candidates.
  • 15th - 19th October, The Beatitudes and the call to simplicity: archetypal dimensions of poverty, a seminar for religious hosted by the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham, Abbotswick House of Prayer, Navestock Side, Brentwood, Essex. CM14 5SH. E-mail: [email protected]
  • 18th - 21st October, Birmingham Diocese Cursillo Weekend, Shallowford House, Stone, Staffordshire. Visit the Website: www.cursillo.org.uk for more information and application forms.  
  • 18th - 21st October, Archdiocese of Liverpool Cursillo Weekend, Loyola Hall, Rainhill, Merseyside.  Visit the Website: www.cursillo.org.uk for more information and application forms. 
  • 20th October, LifeXtra, 10am-1pm, St Mary’s Church, Clapham. A special invitation for those aged 18-40. The Redemptorists have developed a unique faith and personal-development programme which focuses on bringing together spirituality, faith and practical tools for daily living. You are invited to come and participate in these three sessions and to help shape the future of this exciting project. For further information and registration details visit www.lifextra.co.uk
  • 20th October, Families, Mental Health and Pastoral Care in the Catholic Community. Venue: Britannia Hotel, Wolverhampton.
    10.00am - 4.30pm PDF Flyer
  • 21st October, Family-Sensitive Approaches to Parish Life: a workshop to deepen the spirit of welcome in parishes into familyfriendliness. PDF Flyer
  • 21st October, Evangelisation and the Internet. The Universe article by CASE Team Member, Clare Ward.
  • 21st October, Family-Sensitive Parishes: a half-day workshop to explore what it means to be a family-sensitive parish. Very often parishes who are already welcoming or who have completed the Ministry of Welcome programme have asked us ‘what next?’ So we are delighted to welcome Janette Davidson from Broken Bay in Australia to explore a series of questions on this Sunday morning: What might a Family-Sensitive Parish look like? What is the vision of Church which underpins a Family-Sensitive Parish? What are the essential elements in becoming a family-sensitive parish? For a booking form and further details visit www.everybodyswelcome.org.uk/family_sensitivity.html

NOVEMBER 2007

  • 1st November, 'Jesus Christ Lord of Heaven and Earth'   Prayer & Agape, 7.30 pm. Prayer: 7.30 - 8.30pm. Agape meal: 8.30 - 9.30pm. St Andrew Holborn (Nearest Tube Station: Chancery Lane) Email: [email protected]
  • 1st - 4th November, Clifton Diocese Cursillo Weekend,      Marist Centre, Nympsfield, Glos.  Visit the Website: www.cursillo.org.uk for more information and application forms. 
  • 3rd November TOWARDS ADVENT – Free. Festival of Catholic Culture at Westminster Cathedral Hall, SW1, London. Starts 10 am. Music, talks display of Catholic groups/organisation. Talk from convert from Islam. All Welcome.
  • 3rd - 4th November, Autumn Conference, Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit of Pentecost. Theme: "And They Recognised The Lord". Venue: Sacred Heart Centre, Morriston, Swansea. Contact: Fran Graham. Tel: 0787 0646298
  • 13th November, Mass of Intercession to pray for London and its wellbeing. Begins at 8pm with Praise and Worship followed by Mass and aims to finish before 10pm. It takes place at St. Anne's Vauxhall, 363 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London SE11 5QY   Kennington Lane runs southeast from Vauxhall Bridge, passing under the railway bridge. St. Anne's is just over 100 yards past the bridge on the right hand side opposite the shops.   There is currently some information on the Day of Renewal Website at: www.dayofrenewal.co.uk  
  • 14th - 18th November, A National Conference with Sr Helen Prejean (the woman behind the film Dead Man Walking). Other speakers: Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP and David Wells. Mass with Bishop Kevin Dunn. Bookings and information: YMT. Tel. 01207 592244. E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.sisterhelen.co.uk
  • 16th November, CAFOD's Pope Paul VI Memorial Lecture, to be given by renowned Catholic social teaching lecturer Vera Araújo from Brazil. Vera has been described, by those who have heard her lecture, as a "great storyteller with an immense vision which inspires hope". Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. Time: 7.15pm (doors open 6.45pm). For tickets call 020 7095 5568 or email [email protected]
  • 18th - 24th November, Prisons Week. For over thirty years the Prisons Week Committee has been preparing prayer literature to enable the Christian community – individuals and churches to pray for the needs of prisoners, their families, victims of crime and the many people who are involved in caring for prisoners. http://www.prisonsweek.org/
  • 18th November, FAMILY DAY FOR GOD organised by Cumbrian Cor et Lumen Christi Community at The Old Convent, St Cuthberts, Wigton. Start 11am to 3.30pm. Bring lunch to
    share. Teaching, prayer, praise and charismatic
    Mass. Input for children & teenagers.
  • 25th November, National Youth Sunday. Theme: “Be the change you want to see in the world” is the challenge young people have been given for National Youth Sunday, which is celebrated on the Feast of Christ the King on November 25th. http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/nav/youth.htm
  • 25th November, The Universe Newspaper, Come Home For Christmas campaign. Article by CASE Team Member, Emily Davis.
  • 30th November- 2nd December, ABBOTSWICK House of Prayer “Ever Ancient, ever new” for young women 18-35 considering religious life in 21st century. The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham welcomes individuals/groups for time of peace and prayer. Community of Our Lady of Walsingham at Abbotswick, Brentwood House of Prayer. www.walsinghamcommunity.org
  • 30th November -2nd December HEXHAM & NEWCASTLE ANNUAL ADVENT RETREAT with Fr Sean Conaty and Mrs Pat Kennedy at Minsteracres Monastery, Consett, Northumberland. Theme “The Spirit and the Bride say come”. Details:
    tel: 0191 2841 690

DECEMBER 2007

  • 2nd December, Launch of the Come Home For Christmas campaign. Is your parish signed up yet? A variety of resources are available to help you reach out to non Church-going (lapsed) Catholics.
  • 7th - 8th December, All Night Vigil in the Chapel of Reconciliation, Walsingham at the Roman Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady 10pm to 6am   It will be led by Mgr Keith Barltrop the Director of C.A.S.E. - Catholic Agency To Support Evangelisation.   The theme of the Vigil is for the protection of the Catholic Church in its Worldwide Mission and for the peace of the world and freedom from terrorism. For more information please email: [email protected] 
  • 9th December, The Universe Newspaper, Evangelisation and Christmas. Article by CASE Team Member, Clare Ward.
  • 11th December, Mass of Intercession to pray for London and its wellbeing. Begins at 8pm with Praise and Worship followed by Mass and aims to finish before 10pm. It takes place at St. Anne's Vauxhall, 363 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London SE11 5QY   Kennington Lane runs southeast from Vauxhall Bridge, passing under the railway bridge. St. Anne's is just over 100 yards past the bridge on the right hand side opposite the shops.   There is currently some information on the Day of Renewal Website at www.dayofrenewal.co.uk
  • 12th December, Heythrop College, University of London. Organised by ARCS: Action Research - Church & Society. Lecture by Mr. Bob Dixon. Director, Pastoral Projects Office
    Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference. 'Missing from the Table: Why Adult Catholics Stop Going to Mass’. Time: 6.30pm. Alban Room. All Welcome. Enquiries to Deborah Bhatti ARCS Research Assistant, Heythrop College, Kensington Square, London W8 5HQ. Email: [email protected]
  • 20th December, The SING CHRISTMAS live broadcast carol service on BBC Radio Leicester offers your church the opportunity to take the real message of Christmas to your local pubs, residential homes, community centres etc. All your church has to do is contact and work with local venues, receive the broadcast at 7pm on Thursday 20 December 2007 and invite people to join in. The brewers Everards are asking their pubs to be involved. Maybe there's one in your area you could work with. See attached flyer. Check out SING CHRISTMAS on www.bbc.co.uk/leicester/faith
  • 30th December,The Universe Newspaper, Evangelisation and the New Year. Article by CASE Director, Mgr Keith Barltrop.
  • Christmas 2007, Pilgrimage to India (for 18-35 years old). In the footsteps of St Thomas the Apostle (Kerala), St Francis Xavier (Goa) and Fr Marie-Eugene (Notre Dame de Vie Community). Discover a vibrant Church, pray, visit, stay with the local community and serve the poor. More info on www.ndv.org.uk Contact Odile on: [email protected]