Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Cheltenham (Young) Catholic Adults

Cheltenham (Young) Catholic Adults is a Catholic group aimed at those aged 18 to 35. It was formed in Cheltenham as a Prayer Group in October 2001 and has rapidly evolved. It was formerly named Works of Faith. It is aimed at the area of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Our programme is about obtaining a balance between catechesis and socialising.

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays' of the month:-

2nd Tuesday - catechesis

4th Tuesday - socialising such as bowling, walks, meals and barbecues.

Further Info - DVD Course

On the catechetical night, Cheltenham Catholic Adults are currently running a DVD course about the Theology of the Body

Everyone is warmly welcome.

Please text 07908 105787 to be added onto the latest news list - people on this list will get a text message with updates on the latest activities of the group.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II was a living saint - and it is a day of great joy that he has been beatified today.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Aid to the Church in Need UK – Annual Walsingham Pilgrimage of Hope – Saturday, 30th April 2010

Please join us as Aid to the Church in Need remembers suffering Christians around the world with our 2011 Pilgrimage to the Roman Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham.

ACN is organising coaches from London Victoria, Bressenden Place, departing at 08:00. Should parishioners wish to join us at Walsingham, travelling independently or, perhaps, organising coaches from their locality they are very welcome to do so.

For those who would like to join us on this Pilgrimage and would like more information a brochure and booking form is downloadable from the ACN website at the following link www.acnuk.org/walsingham. You could also contact us on 020 8642 8668

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Young Catholic Adults National Weekend 2011

                   Photo Copyright David Aron

During the weekend of the 9-11 September 2011. Young Catholic Adults will be running a retreat at Douai Abbey, it will be led by Juventutem Ecclesiastical Assistant Fr de Malleray . The weekend will be full-board.

* YCA will have half of the retreat centre to itself

* There will be a Marian Procession, Rosaries, Sung Mass, Low Mass, Confession and socials

* Fr. de Malleray FSSP head of Juventutem will preach the retreat, Masses will be in the Extraordinary form

Prices range from £5 to £51 per person per night . There are 3 options


Friday , registration from 4pm, to Sunday 11th September (full board)* or

Arrive Saturday morning till Sunday or day only

51 pounds full-board PER PERSON PER NIGHT

25 pounds for students/low waged/unwaged (or whatever you can afford) PER PERSON PER NIGHT


£35 PER PERSON PER NIGHT (full board). Self catering £25 per person per night (reductions for students:- or whatever you can afford) .


£5 PER PERSON PER NIGHT (or whatever you can afford - please bring your own tent and food ).

If you would like lunch on Sunday 11th then it will be an extra £7 each.

How to book - limited places so please reserve your place early

To reserve your place FOR THE WEEKEND (no deposit needed if you are coming for the day on Saturday), please contact the Guestmaster direct and send a 20 pound deposit (NON RETURNABLE) to Brother Christopher Greener OSB, Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berks. RG7 5TQ (please make any cheques payable to Douai Abbey). Please mention how long you wish to stay and any special diet.

For general enquiries about the weekend:- or any queries about the accommodation/location/lifts required please ring Damian Barker on 07908105787 or 01452 539503.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Chartres Pilgrimage 2011

The Chartres Pilgrimage is a Pentecost pilgrimage which starts from the Cathedral of Our Lady in Paris and finishes at the Cathedral of Our Lady in Chartres, to the south west of Paris. It involves two and a half days of walking, mostly through lovely French countryside.

This year's dates are Saturday 11 June to Monday 13 June, (there is a day of travelling either side of those dates, if coming from the UK).

The pilgrimage is organised into chapters which walk under the patronage of a saint. The three British chapters are: Our Lady of Walsingham, led by Jamie Bogle and Francis Carey, St Edward (Youth/Juventutem) led by Michael Heinser and St Alban (Youth/Juventutem) led by Grace Readings(with help!).

More information can be found in the attached newsletter and there is now a new blog:


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

How to Register for World Youth Day

How to register your country for WYD

This document describes the main stages to create a national group within Juventutem.

1. Communication

The Juventutem website is available in English and a national version is envisaged for every country enabling to find national and local contacts. English posters are also available and we can help you to make flyers or leaflets.

The second point is the local network:

For instance: in the UK-Ireland zone:

UK: London, Edinburgh, Oxford, St Andrews, Reading, …

Ireland : Dublin, Limerick, Cork, …

If someone is available to help to promote this and to give their contact number, that would be ideal.

Every country needs a national coordinator.

2. Registration and management of the group.

To register groups, you need to go on the website www.madrid11.com, in the section dedicated to registrations.

It is necessary to create one group in each country. The national coordinator, who will also be the team leader during the WYD, is responsible for this group.

These groups will be linked to the Juventutem France group, which is head of all the Juventutem groups.

Action: Create your national group. For payment, Juventutem France will centralize all the registration fees and will validate them.

3. Individual registration.

Registration can be done by credit transfer or bank card.

The website registrations.juventutem.com enables you to register and then to complete your enrolment details. Your enrolment will be confirmed by email.

Juventutem offers two possible registration options : Bilbao + Madrid: August 10th-21st (either 16-23 years old or 24-30 years old), or just Madrid: August 16th-21st.

We do not yet know the precise location points. We will meet you:

• In Bilbao, during a long but precise period, for the first option (or maybe in Santander if there are many people). It is possible to organize a bus from International Madrid Airport for the pilgrims who come from a long distance.

• In Madrid, directly in Juventutem centre. The organization group in Madrid will give us this location in the spring at the latest.

The price of the Bilbao schedule includes the transport from Bilbao to Madrid on August 15th.

4. Spiritual preparation.

We advise you to make contact with priests, especially from Ecclesia Dei communities, to develop the theme of these WYD.

During the WYD, you will have lectures and/or testimonies in your language from priests, seminarians or laity.

5. International choir

We recommend all pilgrims who would like to do so, to join the choir, either as singers or as instrument players.

Thursday, 27 January 2011


From http://the-hermeneutic-of-continuity.blogspot.com/

"I received this encouraging information today from Cdr McNally:

On Tuesday 1 February, Feast of St Ignatius of Antioch, a Latin Mass (EF) will be celebrated in the church of St Christopher at the Headquarters of the UK’s Chief of Joint Operations and the Commander in Chief Fleet, based at Northwood, to the north of London. The church is not accessible to members of the public, however, the information will be of particular interest to military and civilian staff who are based at, or are visiting the Headquarters. The Mass will be at 1230 and there will be Confessions beforehand at 1200.

The church at the Base is of modern design and newly built within the last two years to replace an older building. It is shared with other Christian faith groups. Mass is celebrated in the church twice per month and this will be the first Latin Mass in the living memory of those in the Headquarters. The Northwood Headquarters is where all the UK’s world-wide operations are directed."

Friday, 31 December 2010

There's More Epiphany Masses! Hot off the Press

There's more Epiphany Masses!!!!! Please fell free to post any other Mass Times in the Combox!!

English Martyrs, Alexandra Rd South, Manchester at 7.00p.m. Salford Diocese.

There will be Low Mass at 6pm on Thursday 6th January at English Martyrs Church, Dalton Terrace, York.

Low Mass 7pm at S M Magdalen Brighton.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Sunday Mass in Bath 16th Jan 2011

Please see the following news from the LMS in Clifton:-

Thank to the persistent efforts of Justin Shaw we have now been able to secure a regular mass in Bath.

Due to uncertainty of attendance numbers we are starting with a "one-off" to ensure the viability of this mass. However, as I have been approached by many members over the past 18 months enquiring when we will be having a Bath mass I trust that attendance will be good.

Please tell as many people as possible about this mass as my e-mail list is far from complete. I will be publishing this in Mass of Ages but doubt whether the next edition will be out in time.

Details are:

Low Mass
Our Lady &St Alphege
Oldfield Lane

Sunday 16th January at 12 noon.

Celebrant: Dom Boniface Hill OSB

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.

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