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  • 1st - 5th August, New Dawn, Walsingham. Further details from New Dawn, St Emilies, Oakhill Park, Liverpool. L13 4BP. Tel: 0151 228 0724. Email: [email protected]
  • 6th-21st August, World Youth Day, Cologne.  Dont' forget to sign up for World Youth Day!  Log onto www.youth2000.org/events/WYD2005.htm Cost: £299 or contact your diocesan youth officer for more details.
  • 6th August, start of a novena in preparation for the Feast of the Assumption which finishes at midnight on August 14th. For more information please contact Antonia Moffat at: [email protected]
  • 8th - 12th August, Catholic Charismatic Renewal - A Family Conference. Theme: Eucharist. Principal Speakers -  Sr Nancy Keller, Fr Sebastian Arikat and Roy Hendy. Venue: Newman College, Birmingham. For more details please contact Eric Shelton. Tel. 0121 550 2389
  • 9th August, Fertility Seminar. Want to know more about your fertility and reproductive health?  Is artificial contraception safe? Whether single or married, all women should have a sound understanding of their cyclical fertility and how an appreciation of this can enhance their sense of self-worth and value as a woman.  Cost: £10 per person.  Booking is essential to secure a place.  Tel: 020 7437 0892 or e-mail Nicole Syed on: [email protected]
  • 14th August, Young People and Evangelisation. See The Universe newspaper for an article by CASE Team Member, Clare Ford.
  • 15th - 21st August, World Youth Day, Cologne. Aged 18 0 35? Join hundreds and English and Welsh delegates on this experience of a lifetime. For more information please contact your Diocesan Youth Officer or click here
  • 17th August, World Youth Day, Cologne. The Charismatic Renewal, Germany invites you to a refreshing Praise Event with ministry and prayer for individuals. Time: 3pm - 5pm, Place: Köln, sportpark Höhenberg (Flughafenstadion), Frankfurter Straße, Tram line 1, Bus no. 152.  For more details, contact Karl Fischer: +49-9087-90300.
  • 19th August, Sion Catholic Community, World Youth Day Event.  You are invited to the Mission Team presentation which will be held in Bonn between 3pm - 4h30pm.  The presentation is called 'Who do you Worship?', and includes live music, dance, drama, testimonies and teaching to help us explore this theme and move us forward on our faith journey.  The presentation will be held at the following venue:  Katholische Kirchengemeinde, St. Sebastian, Kirschallee.24, Poppelsdorf, Bonn, Germany.
  • 19th August, Alpha Taster, World Youth Day's Youth Festival.  You are invited to the Alpha Taster, for those who would like to find out more about the Chirstian faith and for everyone who would like to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to their friends. This is a chance to worship God, pray, find outmore about the Alpha Course and meet other young people seeking to share their experience of Christ.  Place: Collegium Josephinum (School of the Redemptorist Fathers), Koelsnstr, 413, D-53117 Bonn.  Contact Johannes Seidel : 0049 172 84 167 88.
  • 19-21st August, Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton Diocesan local World Youth Day summer weekend for 12-16 year olds. For more details Telephone Liz at 01844 273 337
  • 21st - 26th August, The Way, the Truth, the Life.  A Summer Week for teenagers and young Adults at Worth.  The week will be run in two groups, one for teenagers (11-17yrs) and one for young adults (18-30yrs). Experience the monastic rhythm of prayer, work, study, recreation, fellowship and rest.  There will also be workshops for developing leadership, discipleship and mission/outreach initiatives.  Those wishing to join are welcome to stay for the Summer Gathering weekend (26th - 29th August), which will include community meetings, a walk and picnic, the famous 'Review', and a ceilidh.  For more details, contact Ben Gray on 07861656521 or 01342 710300, or Jo at [email protected] or 07916341927.
  • 25th - 29th August, Youth 2000 International Festival of Prayer and Evangelisation Walsingham. For more information please see: www.youth2000.org.uk


  • 2nd October, Worldwide Day of Prayer, to uphold the sacredness of Human Life. The international association of the World Apostolate of Fatima is organising a world-wide Day of Prayer with the intention of upholding the universal value of the "Sacredness of Human Life", made in the image and likeness of God, from conception to natural death. The aim is to offer to God for this intention, 100 million or more Rosaries, invoking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We invite you to add your name to those being recorded from all over the world by registering your Promise to Pray or other appropriate prayers, on the website of the WAF's International Secretariat on www.worldfatima.com/english/home.html , or write to the WAF International Secretariat at Rua S. Vicente Paulo 32, Apartado 1, 2495-438, FATIMA, Portugal. Fax: 00351 249 539 864, e-mail: [email protected]
  • 3rd October, Connecting with Culture LIVE! An interactive café style forum that aims to celebrate, debate, dissect or debunk some of the latest offerings from the world of pop culture. To book your place call LICC on 020 7399 9555 or email: [email protected] The cost is £7 each (£5 for concessions) - including light refreshments - payable at the door. Time: 6h30 for 7pm.
  • 4th - 9th October, 2nd International Meeting for Adoration Youth Groups in Rome. The theme for this year's conference is "The Eucharist and Man's Identity". Young people from around the world will assemble for a week of adoration, evangelization and formation. A Papal Audience has been requested. For more information contact: Marthe-Marie Casey at [email protected] . For a detailed schedule and registration, visit the website at www.veniteadoremus.org . The cost is €160, and includes housing, food, and local transportation.
  • 8th October, CAFOD Assembly. 9h30am - 5h30pm at the CAFOD offices, Romero Close, Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TY. Tel. 020 7733 7900, Fax. 020 7274 9630, e-mail: [email protected]
  • 8th - 9th October, Eucharistic Congress for Young People. The Pastoral Service for the Youth of the Diocese of Rome is organizing a Eucharistic Congress to close the year of the Eucharist in Rome from October 4-9, Adoremus 2005 which will assemble youth adoration groups from around the world. The theme is "The Eucharist and Man's Identity" and the week will consist in formative talks, evangelization, prayer and dialogue.
  • For more information, please view our website: www.veniteadoremus.org     [email protected]
  • 9th October '05 - 23rd July '06, The Pilgrims Community one year Residential Course, "Open wide the doors to Christ" [Pope Benedict XVi]. This course will be of particular interest for people in their 20's and 30's, involved as catechists, parish workers, chaplains, youth workers, or in adult education. The purpose of this course is to share the experience of community and over fifteen years of accumulated training in 'initial proclamation of the gospel'. For further details, write to Fr Jonathan Cotton at: The Pilgrims Community, St Joseph's Convent, Brockhurst Lane, Monks Kirby, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 0RA.
  • 10th October, Has Science Eliminated God? - Richard Dawkins and the Meaning of Life. Alistair McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, critiques the work of Britain's leading public intellectual. To book your place call LICC on 020 7399 9555 or email: [email protected] The cost is £8 each (£6 for concessions), including light refreshments - payable at the door. Venue: LICC. Time: 6h45 - 8h45.
  • 10th October, World Mental Health Day. Caritas partner agency launches Access All Ages Campaign which focuses on older people and mental health. To get involved with Mind’s campaign at: http://www.mind.org.uk/News+policy+and+campaigns/Campaigns/ages/index.htm> or contact Caritas-social action for more information on our mental health advocacy work by emailing Philomena Cullen: [email protected]
  • 13 th & 20th October, 3rd & 10th November, Disciples and Citizens - The London Lectures 2005. Rt Rev Graham Cray, Bishop of Maidstone looks at what it means to live as Christians in contemporary Britain. Price: £6 per lecture (£3 for concessions), or £20 for the series of lectures (£10 for concessions). For more details contact Mrs Penny Boshoff on 01732 763 484 or e-mail: [email protected]
  • 14 October, Thanksgiving prayer for Br Roger of Taize. This will take place at Westminster RC Cathedral on Friday, 14th October at 7pm. We are seeking musicians (singers and instrumentalists) who would form a core group to lead the prayer. If you are able to assist, please call Revd. Mark Fisher on tel. 020 7529 8131.
  • 14 October, "The Calling to Marriage". A talk by Anna-Marie and Tim Foley in the Hinsley Room, Westminster Cathedral at 7h30pm.
  • 15 October, Connecting with Contemporary Culture. LICC in Manchester. 'How can Christians engage biblically with the culture we find ourselves living in?'. Seminar with Mark Greene. Cost £20 for the day including lunch. To book a place or for more details call 0161 941 2018 or [email protected]
  • 16 October, Seekers' Afternoon at the Franciscan Friary, Pantasaph, North Wales. This is an initiative of the Catholic Enquiry Office and is being run jointly with the Franciscan Friars and local parishoners. It is targetting non-Catholic enquirers. Please keep this event in your prayers. For more information: www.life4seekers.co.uk
  • 22nd October, Alpha and Cells Information Day. This is aimed at encouraging Catholic Parish Councils, Priests and others to consider using Alpha followed by Parish Cells as a means of evangelisation. Among the speakers are Fr Pat Colllins, Fr Michael Hurley and Leixlip and Ger Gallagher of Catholic Youth Care. For further information, call Paddy Monaghan on 01 2369821.
  • 27th -29th October, 40 Hours of Devotion at Westminster Cathedral. To mark the end of the Year of the Eucharist, there will be 40 hours of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Fr Antonio Ritaccio would like to organise a group of young people to pray either during the night of Thursday 27th or Friday, 28th from 10pm - 6am the following day (ending with breakfast nearby). If you would like to join him, please e-mail [email protected]
  • 28th October, Trafford Education Centre. 'What do the 10 Commandments mean for today?' Time: 7h30 - 9h00pm. Pulling out principles for applying biblical texts to modern day medical ehics. With June Jones, lecturer in Medical Ethics at Birmingham University. Cost £5, includes light refreshments. To book a place or for more details contact 0161 941 2018 or [email protected]
  • 30th October, Evangelisation and Social Justice. See The Universe newspaper for an article by CASE Director, Fr Keith Barltrop.



  • 2nd - 3rd November, Spirituality: Sustaining a Mission-Shaped Church. Organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. Cost: £75. Venue: High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. For more information please click here
  • 5th November, Towards Advent - a National Festival of Catholic Culture. This will be held at Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1. The event will include bookstalls and displays from a range of Catholic organisations, as well as a series of workshops on Christian art, music and liturgy, the Eucharist and the priesthood. The event oens at 10h30 and tickets cost £2. For further info contact Greg Watts on tel. 020 7901 4804.
  • 5th November, 'Love Alone: The New Evangelization', a day conference at the Catholic Chaplaincy in Oxford with a keynote speech from Javier Martinez, Archbishop of Granada. 11.00 am until 4 pm, followed by Chestertonian Teatime. Information from [email protected] This is an initiative of the Chesterton Institute.
  • 6th - 13th November, International Congress on the New Evangelisation (ICNE), Lisbon. CASE will be helping to organise an English and Welsh delegation. Please contact Clare Ford for more details on: [email protected]
  • 11 November, 'Do not say "I am a child"' Jer 1:7 - Vocations Ministry and Young People. A talk by Fr Paul Embery in the Hinsley Room, Westminster Cathedral at 7h30pm.
  • 12th - 13th November, Famous Converts to the Catholic Church Conference, Queens Hotel, London. Sponsored by Miles Jesu. For more information please click here
  • 14th November, 'Equipping your Church in a spiritual age' tour. A day designed to help local churches engage with today's growing spirituality. Suitable for those who have responsibility for evangelisation at regional and area levels, also for local Church ministers and their leaders, and for Christian evangelistic agencies. Time: 10h15 - 15h30pm. Venue: Salvation Army Headquarters, Elephant & Castle. Cost: £30 per person. For more info call: 01858 446388. Similar events are taking place all over the country on other dates. Not to be missed! The workbook which accompanies this tour is an excellent resource for parishes.
  • 18th - 20th November, "Come and See" with the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham.This is a chance for those of you toying with the idea of religious life to see what Gabi, Johanna and Camilla are hoping for in establishing this new community. For info: http://www.vocationsgroup.org.uk/colw/
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  • 19 November, day retreat at Walsingham, led by the founder of the Community of St. John - Fr Marie Dominique Philippe. The theme of the retreat is "Love in Friendship: what is Unity and is it possible?" For bookings as well as more information, call Monica Dunton on tel: 01296 748682, or e-mail: [email protected]@freeserve.co.uk.
  • 21-22nd November, The Alpha Conference. The Conference will have two tracks namely, for those starting out with Alpha, and providing new courses with the necessary tools to set up and run Alpha effectively. Track two is for leaders and teams already running Alpha who are seeking to improve their courses. For further information tel: 0207 052 0445, or fax: 020 7052 0401.
  • 27th November, Evangelisation Formation. See The Universe newspaper for an article by CASE Team Member, Clare Ford.



  • 7th December, Anniversary of Evangelii Nuntiandi - national anniversary celebration. More information to follow. Press Release (Link to Word document).
  • 9th December, "Falling in Love and Vocational Choices". A talk by Mr Bernt Leygraff in the Hinsley Room, Westminster Cathedral, at 7h30pm
  • 10th December, Discernment of Vocation Seminar (age 17-30). London. For men. For ladies, December 11, 2005. More info: [email protected] Tel. 020-8764-0341, www.vocationinfo.com
  • 11th December, Anniversary of Evangelii Nuntiandi - thirty years on what's changed? See The Universe newspaper for an article by CASE Team Member, Fr Philip Knights.
  • 16th-20th December, The Wintershall Nativity Play. Hollybarn, Wintershall. Details to follow. booking starts 5 September. For further details please ring the Boxoffice, Wintershall Estate Office on 01483 892167, Mondays - Fridays, 9am-4h30pm. Cheques payable to Wintershall Charitable Trust. For more details about Wintershall, please visit our website at www.wintershall-estate.com
  • 29th December 2005 - 1st January 2006. Youth 2000 New Year Retreat. Another big event on the Youth 2000 calendar. The New Year festival in Balham, South London, attracts hundreds of young people and is an excellent way to celebrate. “I saw in the year 2000 before Jesus in Adoration. As I heard the sound of fireworks and cheering coming from local pubs, I remember how empty I used to feel on New Year’s Day once the euphoria and alcohol had worn off. I couldn’t celebrate the New Year without prayer now.” – Kate, 25. For more details please see: http://www.youth2000.org/events/y2k_events.html#3