Tuesday, 30 November 2010

http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk Updated

The YCA Latest News blog headlines have just been incorporated onto the main YCA site! See http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk/ for more info

Sunday, 7 November 2010

New London Group

Meet for the "Traditional Latin Mass"/Extraordinary Form (organised by Good Counsel Network) at Corpus Christi Church, then afterwards go for a meal at Paradiso Inferno, a nearby Italian restaurant. For folk 18-35.

Goto http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=146481465398074 for more info.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Friday, 19th November at 5pm, the annual Mass for departed benefactors of Aid to the Church in Need is being offered at Brompton Oratory

On Friday, 19th November at 5pm, the annual Mass for departed benefactors of Aid to the Church in Need is being offered at Brompton Oratory by ACN’s Ecclesiastical Assistant, Father Martin Edwards. Mass will be in the Extraordinary Form (1962 Missal).

Prayer Procession “500 Crosses for Life”

Prayer Procession “500 Crosses for Life” London, Saturday, 13 November 2010

Every day more than 500 unborn children die by abortion in England, Scotland and Wales .

13:30 Start at Westminster Cathedral Peaceful Prayer Procession with a Mourning Ceremony at Westminster Bridge End at Westminster Abbey at about 16:00

Join the united prayer forces of European and British prolife groups for our unborn brothers and sisters, their parents, doctors and all other children of God, who are involved in abortion. Email:- europrolifeuk@gmail.com

Good Counsel Network – Doctors Who Respect Human Life

Association of Priest for the Gospel of Life – Maranatha

European Voice of the Unborn Children: "Protect Our Life”!

EuroProLife represents meanwhile 20 European nations

The situation:

Within the framework of the second Worldwide Prayer Conference for Life in Cracow/Poland on 13th/14th October 2007, the representatives of 12 European Nations agreed upon the establishment of a Christian, interdenominational network, in order to give voice to the unborn children in Europe .

As the only continent, Europe has a birth rate of only 1.5 which greatly differs from the least rate of 2.1 indispensable to maintain a nation’s population.

Our objectives:

1. We concentrate our energies in order to organize and support

public prayer events for Life in Europe .

2. We want to stop the flood of destruction by peaceful means:

We intend to give testimony to the public by devout prayer.

3. We express our pain regarding the innocent killed children

and their wounded parents by our prayer during

sour processions and mourning ceremonies.

4. We pray in the same loving attitude as did Mother Mary and the apostle

John under the cross.

5. We do not pray against somebody or something.

We pray for love, light and life.

6. We pray for all the persons involved in the abortion process (doctors,

politicians etc.) in order to flash the light of love in their hearts for

the innocent defenceless babies.

7. Euro Pro Life is a Christian interdenominational network,

which unites the different pro life organisations of

European countries in common prayer for life.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

The Miracle of the Sun in Fatima October 13th 1917

"On October 13, 1917 a crowd believed to be approximately 70,000 in number, gathered at the Cova da Iria fields near Fátima, Portugal. According to many witness statements, after a downfall of rain, the dark clouds broke and the sun appeared as an opaque, spinning disk in the sky. Many skeptics believe that the event was natural and meteorological in nature. But, how does one explain that the event occurred at the exact time predicted by three young children ?"
H/t to MaspethFilm.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Rosary Crusade of Reparation Saturday, 16th October 2010.

Dear Friend of Our Lady,

A reminder that the Rosary Crusade of Reparation, in its Jubilee Year, takes place this year on Saturday, 16th October 2010.

The Abbot of Farnborough, the Rt Rev Dom Cuthbert Brogan OSB, will lead this year's event.

The Procession starts at 1:45 PM on Saturday, 16 October 2010 outside Westminster Cathedral in Central London (nearest underground station is Victoria). The procession makes its way through Westminster and Knightsbridge to South Kensington, ending at the the Brompton Oratory (nearest Underground Station: South Kensington).

At the Oratory, following prayers and hymns, there will be Solemn Pontifical Benediction and an opportunity to enroll in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Do support this wonderful event in honour of Our Lady!

If you would like to help, we can also use some Stewards, Servers (please bring own Cassock & Cotta) and Flower Girls! Please let us know. Please also pass the word, through emails, word of mouth etc. Let's get a good crowd for Our Lady!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

News of the World calls Benedict "People's Pope"

The other day, I mentioned the Sun's positive coverage of the papal visit. In England, the largest circulation Sunday paper is the News of the World ("Whose life can we ruin today?") As with the Sun, it is far more widely read than the broadsheets and has a significant impact on public opinion. In today's edition, the subs came up with the headline "Bene's from heaven" and the strapline "People's Pope leaves Britain with a smile on its face".

In the run-up to the visit, there were many occasions when I had to respond quietly and patiently to clergy who solemnly told me that Pope Benedict did not have much appeal to ordinary people. So it is hugely gratifying to see the News of the World characterise him as the "People's Pope". By Fr. Tim Finnigan.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Pope to British politicians: "Religion is not a problem, but a vital contribution to national life"

This was the most delicate political event of Benedict XVI's trip to the United Kingdom. The Pope went to Westminster Hall to meet with 1800 British politicians, business leaders and intellectuals. Courtesy of www.romereports.com

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Papal Images for the Papal Visit


The Catholic Bishops’ Conference have taken the inspired decision to officially appoint Papal Images as a supplier to the forthcoming visit to the UK by Pope Benedict XVI.

Papal Images has been launched to specifically offer an opportunity for photographs of the Pope prior and during the event to be down loaded direct to mobile. This is the FIRST TIME this has been offered at a live event in the UK and it reflects the way that the clergy are now embracing modern technology.

The company run by Darren Snape was formed when he observed how many times crowds of people try without success to take photos on their mobile at a live event and then are disappointed with the result.

Taken live during the four day events the papal images are immediately down loaded to purchase and available as the event closes each day as well as being shown in full at the web store. These photographs can be bought to use as a wall paper but are also a photographic record of the historic event distinct from traditional merchandize! These can then be carried around at all times on the users mobile phone picture album! Those that did not secure access to the events are also able to feel part of the occasion by securing the same images chosen from www.papal-images.com. The site has images of the Pope taken at his summer palace just a few weeks ago available now. The official papal visit web site also provides a direct link.

The Catholic Church launched a daily text service over seven years ago now widely used. Indeed Pope Benedict XVI called for priests to discover new digital possibilities in order to proclaim the Word of God and carry out their ministry. This was part of his address on World Communication Day in May of this year.

He specifically stated that " the development of new technologies and the larger digital world represents a great resource for humanity as a whole and for every individual and it can act as a stimulus to encounter and dialogue" His address encouraged priests to use this technology to encourage new pastoral possibilities. Down loading photographs of the Pope falls neatly into this category.

The number of people in the UK alone using mobile phones now approaches 16 million of which 4 million are Catholics and with 1.5 million sending photographs last year. Accordingly the take up of this offer should be high and the revenue will undoubtedly help pay for the cost of the trip whilst at the same time providing a fresh means of the clergy connecting to their congregation.

Gerry Kehoe Director of Operations for the Papal Visit at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference
states " the technology being embraced by papal-images will allow Pilgrims to obtain a high
quality photographic record of these historic events. This is an exciting opportunity and we are delighted to incorporate this into the Holy Father’s visit ”


Contact ; Darren Snape – 07971 967771.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Aid to the Church in Need Annual Mass and ‘Hope Without Fear’ Event, taking place at Westminster Cathedral and Hall, Ambrosden Avenue London , SW1P 1Q

Aid to the Church in Need Annual Mass and ‘Hope Without Fear’ Event, taking place at Westminster Cathedral and Hall, Ambrosden Avenue London , SW1P 1QW

on – Saturday, 16th October Mass of Our Lady (Feast of Margaret Mary Alacoque).

The day begins with Sung Latin Mass in Westminster Cathedral at 10:30am. Mass will be followed by an afternoon of talks in the cathedral hall. We are delighted to welcome some very special guests from the suffering Church in Sudan and Siberia .

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio, south Sudan is leading his people in south Sudan through a time of great uncertainty. Despite the country’s fragile peace agreement, he has seen his people fall victim to atrocious attacks, including crucifixion. Benefactors are helping to provide hope, funding Christian education at the Save the Saveable schools, training seminarians, Sisters and catechists, and helping priests reach Christian communities with new vehicles.

Father Michael Shields from Magadan, Siberia is a long-time friend of Aid to the Church in Need. An American from Alaska , he chose to serve in a former communist gulag camp in Magadan, Siberia . Millions died here. Father works for those who survive, ensuring their stories are told and their suffering acknowledged by the authorities. He is the author of the Aid to the Church in Need publication Martyrs of Magadan – a book that tells the stories of 15 survivors of the gulags. Earlier this year, Aid to the Church in Need paid tribute to Father Michael’s work by including him in the book Heroic Priests.

Neville Kyrke-Smith, UK Director, Aid to the Church in Need has travelled extensively in Eastern Europe and, this year, he will give an update on the help benefactors are giving to Christians in Ukraine , where he recently visited.

John Pontifex , UK Head of Press and Information, Aid to the Church in Need
will speak about suffering, faith and hope in Pakistan and how benefactors are helping to nurture this hope.

For more information please visit our Website http://www.acnuk.org/events.php/223/aid-to-the-church-in-need-annual-mass-and-hope-without-fear-event-westminster

Monday, 30 August 2010

Schedule of Juventutem international gathering hosted by Young Catholic Adults (part of the Juventutem Federation)

Juventutem international gathering
A week-end hosted by Young Catholic Adults, Douai Abbey, Berkshire, England
10-12 September 2010

Friday 10 September 2010 (St Nicolas of Tolentino)
1-6pm: onwards arrival
5pm-5.50pm: Confessions – simultaneously: optional workshop on : The sacred vessels and liturgical items, by Mr Juan Tomas, FSSP.
6.00pm – 7.00pm Holy Mass in the Parish Church
7.00-7.30pm - Supper
8pm-8.45pm: 1st conference: How God is present in the Holy Eucharist, by Fr de Malleray, FSSP
9pm: Social

Saturday 11th September 2010 (Our Lady’s Saturday)
7.30am: Morning prayer (parish church)
8.00-8.30am: Breakfast
8.45am-9.30am: 2nd Conference: Explanation of the prayers of the Mass: Part 1 : From the Preparatory Prayers until the Creed, by Fr de Malleray, FSSP
11am: Sung Holy Mass, main Abbey Church
12am: Marian Procession around the extensive grounds of the Abbey at 11am (if bad weather, procession within the building).
1.00-2.00pm: Lunch in the Refectory
2.00-3.00pm: 3rd Conference: Explanation of the prayers of the Mass: Part 2 : The Offertory, by Fr de Malleray, FSSP
3.00pm-4.30pm: Optional workshop on: How to serve Low Mass, by Mr Juan Tomas, FSSP – or Free time
4.30pm-5pm: Rosary led by Mr Juan Tomas, FSSP
5.00-6.00pm: 4th Conference: Explanation of the prayers of the Mass: Part 3 : The ‘Canon’ of the Mass, by Fr de Malleray, FSSP
6.00-6.30pm: Vespers
7.00-7.30pm: Supper
7.30-9.30pm Adoration and Confession
9.30pm: Social

Sunday 18th September 2010 (16th after Pentecost)
7.30am: Morning prayer (parish church)
8am: Breakfast
9am: 5th Conference: Explanation of the prayers of the Mass: Part 4 : The Communion and Dismissal, by Fr de Malleray, FSSP
10.30am: Holy Mass
12noon: Rosary, led by Mr Juan Tomas, FSSP
1.00pm: Lunch in nearby pub

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Just a Few Places left for the Juventutem Weekend Hosted by YCA

There are just a few places left for the Juventutem weekend, hosted by Young Catholic Adults the English member of the international Juventutem Federation, the meeting is just under two weeks away. Prices start at £25 per person per night (including food); there is also the option of camping available (£5 for the weekend). Please see below for details

Juventutem Conference for 18-35 Year Olds

If you are in the 18-35ish age range, there will be a Juventutem Conference led by Fr. De Malleray FSSP (head of the international Juventutem Federation) at Douai Abbey 10-12th September 2010.’ There will be a Sung Mass, a Marian Procession, Rosaries, Talks and socials.

How to Book for the retreat

From as little as 25 pounds for students (or 51 pounds for non students)per person per night. For more details, please see http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk/news.htm or email juventutemcatholicam@yahoo.co.uk, or ring 07908105787.

Events Open to the Public

Saturday 11th September 2010’ at 11am –Mass (the choir will be the Ensemble 1685) in the main Abbey Church followed by a Marian Procession around the extensive grounds of the Abbey at 11am (starting from the main Abbey Church).

All ages/Parishes/Church groups are warmly welcome to attend Masses and the procession. All events are organised by Young Catholic Adults (YCA).

Friday, 20 August 2010



Thursday 26th August 2010
Doors open at 7.00pm to start at 7.30pm

Jesús León
(Sings regularly at the Royal Albert Hall)
Special Guests
Steven Maughan - Piano
Saffa Trio - Violins/Cello
Natalie Coyle - Soprano
Michał Ćwiżewicz - Violin
Matthew Conor Davies - Classical Guitar
Harriet Sasada - Soprano
Georgina Wahed - Presenter
Tickets: £25 includes refreshments
07554 014845
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