Monday, 27 August 2018

Draft Timetable for Young Catholic Adults Douai Weekend 2018

Theme: Tell others the truth that sets you free (Pope Benedict XVI)

Timetable for Young Catholic Adults
Douai Weekend 2018

5-6pm Arrival
7pm Supper
8pm-8.30pm Rosary (church) or Chant Workshop (conference room)
8:40 Sung Compline after Workshop (Dominican Rite)
9pm: Social

8-8.40am Breakfast
8.45am-9.15am 1st Talk Canon Poucin -
“Truths of the Mass”
9:15-9:55am - Chant Workshop (conference room) followed by Schola rehearsal (church)
11am:  High Mass - Roman Rite in the Parish Church- Nativity of the BVM ( EF Gregorian Chant ) preceded by confessions
12.00pm: Marian Procession in honour of Our Lady of Fatima around the extensive grounds  of Douai Abbey, followed by enrolment into the Brown Scapular
1-2pm: Lunch
2-2.55pm: 2nd Talk –
“Promoting the Pro Life Message” (Presented by March for Life)
3-4pm: Chant workshop
[4-4.30pm: Chant rehearsal for Schola Gregoriana]
4.30-5.15pm 3rd Talk – Fr. Lew.
"Silence and the Mass

5:15-6pm: Free time
6-6.30pm: Vespers (Dominican Rite)
7pm-7:40pm Supper
7.45-8:30pm: Rosary, Adoration and Confessions
8.30pm: Social

8-8.40am Breakfast
8.45-9am Pay remaining amount for your stay
9am-9:45am: Schola Gregoriana workshop (conference room)
10:30am: Sung Mass – 16th Sunday after Pentecost - Dominican Rite in the Parish Church ( EF Gregorian Chant)
11:30pm: Rosary
12-12:45-4th  Talk – Fr. Lew.
Christian Witness and Social Media.”
1pm: Lunch

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Young Catholic Adults Weekend - All the Residential Places are Booked Out but the Come for the Day Option is Still Open

All the residential places are taken; however, there are a few:- "Come for the Day - Bring a Packed Lunch tickets left, up until Friday 31st August.

The best day for the "Come for the Day Bring a Packed Lunch option is Saturday - people normally come just before Mass at 11am.
Douai Abbey have reduced this option to £12.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Just a Couple Residential Places Left at Young Catholic Adults 2018 Weekend

Due to a couple of cancellations there are a couple of places left in the Cottages for the YCA weekend at Douai. .

There is one place in the Guesthouse and one in the Cottages.

There is also  the "Come for the Day" option.

Please goto:-

Sunday, 29 July 2018

The Cottages at the 2018 Douai Weekend (7th-9th Sept 2018) are almost Completely Booked Out!

Please book in asap to avoid disappointment! The Cottages provide simple hostel style dormitory accommodation.

To book now goto:-

Simply pay £10 to reserve your place and then pay the remainder at the end of the weekend.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

From Rorate Coeli:-

"Exactly 50 years ago, Pope Paul VI signed his last and most relevant encyclical letter, Humanæ Vitæ. Last, even though he would still have ten years of pontificate ahead, certainly because he was in shock over the worldwide rejection by many Catholics of what was merely the reaffirmation of the permanent doctrine of the Church since Apostolic times.... a Catholic cannot but be in awe of the protection given by the Holy Ghost to the Petrine Office: amidst a world dominated by the first and strong waves of the "sexual revolution", Peter stood alone and Peter stood strong. And not only did Paul VI reaffirm the historical and Apostolic Doctrine of the Church, he was also immensely prophetic. Did not the following passages of the encyclical foresee exactly what took place?

"A man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, ... a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection."

"Human beings—and especially the young, who are so exposed to temptation—need incentives to keep the moral law, and it is an evil thing to make it easy for them to break that law."

On this day, we thank the Father Almighty for his protection over the Doctrine of the Church in the revolutionary days of 1968. He is always Faithful, even when so much of the hierarchy of His Church is not. As Pope Benedict XVI said at the time of the 40th anniversary, 10 long years ago, "What was true yesterday is true also today. The truth expressed in Humanæ Vitæ does not change. "

For the full article, see:

Friday, 13 July 2018

Only 1 Place Left in the Guesthoouse for 2018 YCA Weekend at Douai Abbey! UPDATE GUESTHOUSE NOW SOLD OUT - A FEW PLACES IN THE COTTAGES ARE STILL LEFT

Please note there is only 1 place left in the Guesthouse, please book asap if you would like to bk the Guesthouse accommodation.

For a description of the Douai Guesthouse, please see below:-

"The Guesthouse at Douai Abbey offers guests.... fully ensuite rooms.

Guests normally eat in the Guest Refectory, although some guests may be asked to join the monastic community for meals. Outside meal times, a guest courtyard offers a pleasant area to read or meditate.

Some groups wish to take their meals in silence, while others benefit from being able to talk. Where the two types coincide, they are usually seated at separate tables and are asked to be mindful of each other’s needs.

The kitchen is modern and well-equipped.  Our small, dedicated staff produces food of high quality and can cater for a number of special dietary needs as listed on the booking form. Note that we cannot guarantee that all the ingredients supplied to us are prepared in a nut-free environment. Guests with very particular dietary needs are advised to bring their own food. If in doubt, the Guestmaster can advise you."


Thursday, 5 July 2018

Offensive and Threatening Messages Will not be Tolerated

It's come to my attention that a number of offensive messages have been posted in relation to the recent letter, about chastity and Humanae Vitae, published in the Catholic Herald, a couple of days ago.

Charitable debate is fine but offensive messages or threats will NOT BE TOLERATED on this blog, or any other YCA Facebook groups.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Young Catholic Adult Weekend @ Douai Abbey 7th -9th Sept 2018

Are you 18-40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire) with Lawrence Lew O.P., and Canon Poucin ICKSP. You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialize and have fun. Book soon as places are limited! All Masses are in the Old Rite.

For updates goto:-

For more details goto:- Prices start from £13.


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