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Now - 8 May 2014
London: Exhibition at Friends House on peacebuilders in Africa
Exhibition and book highlighting African Quaker peacebuilders called ‘This Light that Pushes Me’. The peacebuilders come from nine sub-Saharan African countries and all have experienced some form of violence. The exhibition and book trace the journeys that have transformed that suffering into a force for social change. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, the launch will feature live performances and be followed by a film festival during subsequent weeks.

Holy Week 13 - 20 April
Journey through Holy Week with Ten Ten Theatre
Sign up for reflections, see the Runcorn Passion Play here: 

Holy Week 11 - 20 April
Student Cross pilgrimage to Walsingham

Holy Week 12 - 20 April 
Northern Cross pilgrimage to Holy Island

Wednesday 16 April 
Lancaster Diocese: Reconciliation Wednesday 
For more information see: 

Holy Week - 16-20 April  2014
Holy Week Retreat for Young Adults at Loyola Hall
A chance to celebrate the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter within a prayerful retreat. As well as the liturgies there will also be morning prayer each day, and the opportunity of Individual Guidance with one of the team. Suggested offering £200 plus travel costs. 

As Easter Sunday falls on a Third Sunday in 2014, this will replace the Third Sunday Mass at Farm Street and it will be the last event held at Loyola Hall hence the need to early bookings. If you are interested in taking part in this group please contact Sr Anouska fcJ on Seems a long way off but places are limited, A deposit would be needed of £50.

17 - 20 April
Scotland: Easter Triduum – Fr Damian Cassidy O. Carm. - at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer
Come and celebrate Easter with the Community. The retreat draws on the beauty of the Liturgy as we accompany Jesus through his Passion and on to his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.  For people from 16-30s. (£65)

Good Friday 18 April 8.30am
New York: Pax Christi Metro New York  32nd annual Good Friday Way of the Cross
Join with over 500 people in the largest public Christian peace witness in New York City. The Walk begins at 47th Street between First and Second Avenues, proceeds along 42nd Street and ends on 42nd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues around noon. For more information, please contact Pax Christi Metro NY at,, or 212-420-0250.

Good Friday - 12 noon and 3.15pm
London: Wintershall Passion Play in Trafalgar Square
A cast of hundreds, with live animals, large screens and sound system make this annual play accessible to an audience of more than 20,000. For more information see:

Good Friday - 12 noon
The Great North Passion broadcast live on BBC1 from South Shields
For more information see

Good Friday 18 April 11am
Essex: Passion Play
Trinity Square, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5JX. 

For more information see .

Holy Saturday 19 April 11am
Essex: Passion Play
Trinity Square, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5JX. 

For more information see .

Holy  Saturday
Guldford  12noon and Staines 2.30: Wintershall Passion Play
For more information see:

25 April 2014 7pm - 10pm
Hitchen: Time to Scrap Trident, Bruce Kent, Hitchin
Parish Hall, Our Lady Immaculate & St Andrew Church
Nightingale Road
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1RG
Contact: Pax Christi member, Deolinda Eltringham, at M & D Eltringham

25 -27 April
Scotland: Eucharistic & Divine Mercy Weekend – at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer
Come and join us for a weekend of Adoration of the Eucharist. The weekend will include an opportunity for confession and a healing service. (£90)

Saturday 26 April, 11am - 4pm
London: The Alexander Technique and Contemplative Practice with Chris Goodchild
At Mount Street Jesuit Centre, 114 Mount Street, W1K 3AH 020-7495-1673
This workshop will look at how the principles inherent within the Alexander Technique naturally lend themselves to meditative and contemplative practice.

Saturday 26 April 2014 7.30 pm
London Repertoire Orchestra
St James’s Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
Conductor David Cutts, Cello Chiara Enderle
Brahms Elgar Beethoven
Academic Festival Overture Cello Concerto Symphony No 5
In aid of The Bridge School Islington and Caspari Foundation. Tickets  £20 £15 £10 on door, or 020 7381 0441 Sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers and Christopher Evans Esq 

Saturday 26 April 11am onwards
Surrey: Heaven's Road fm Catholic Radio lunch and workshops
at St John's Seminary, Wonersh, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0QX
There'll be lots going on - refreshments, guest speakers, workshops and live music with Jamie Mulgrew, the Celtic Hearts
All welcome
For more information see:

Sunday April 27 12.30pm, talk at 2pm
Birmingham: ACTA host talk by Dr Oonagh O'Brien, on Lumen Gentium and the Laity
At Birmingham University Catholic Chaplaincy, 29 Harrisons Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3QR .
Shared meal at 12.30pm. Tea & Coffee available. Please bring a contribution of food. The talk at 2pm followed by questions and discussion. Ends at 5pm. No charge, but a collection to cover expenses.
For more information see:

28-30 April 2014,10am – 5pm
London: New intensive course on Market Economy, Ethics and the Meaning of Life
At Heythrop College, University of London
Fees: Visiting (with the assessment) students: £800; Auditing (without the assessment) students: £500
To register for this course, please contact:
Ms Mariann Jakab at
For further information please contact the Course Coordinator:
Dr Anna Abram at
For further information see:

28 April 2014 7pm - 9.30pm
Preston: Time to Scrap Trident with Bruce Kent, Preston
St Wilfrid's Parish Centre
1 Winckley Square
Preston,Lancashire PR1 3JJ
Open to all
Contact Maggie Mc Sherry, Lancaster Faith & Justice Commission 01524 383081

Tuesday April 29 7pm
Durham: Dunn Memorial Lecture at Ushaw College
Kerry Robinson: A Vision for Excellence: Lay & Ordained Collaboration for a Well-Run Church.
There will be refreshments available for all from 6.30pm in the refectory; lecture at 7pm in the Main Lecture Theatre; ticketed post-lecture reception in the Douai Room at 8.30pm. This is a ticketed event. Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost £5 for lecture only; £15 for lecture and post-lecture reception. Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Durham University, Centre for Catholic Studies’ to Dr Canaris, Dept of Theology and Religion, Abbey House, Palace Green, DURHAM DH1 3RS. 

30 April 2014 evening
London: Scrap Trident: No Faith in Trident
St John Vianney Parish, West Green,London, LONDON N15 3QH
Organised by Westminster J&P Commission
Contact for more details


Thursday 1 May 7pm
London: Evening of Easter reflection on the power of music and chamber music night
Maria Assumpta Chapel, 23 Kensington Square, London W8 5HN 
A musical celebration for Heythrop’s 400th anniversary. This special performing class features top graduate and postgraduate students of the world-renowned Hungarian violinist and Royal Academy of Music Professor of Violin, Gyorgy Pauk. The night will be introduced by Dr James Hanvey SJ, Master of Campion Hall, University of Oxford.

Programme: When Art Comes upon Us (opening thoughts); Bach: Violin Concerto A minor; Schubert: Rondo A major; Bartok: Second Sonata; Bach: Violin Concerto for two violins; Mendelssohn Octet.

Performers: Marta Kowalczyk, Kristine Balanas, Chieri Tomii, Julia Pusker, Mathilde Milwidsky, Kanako Yanagida, Artesian Quartet Kate Suthers, Tadashi Imai.

For more information see: us/allevents/view/newsevent/let-beauty-speak.html
Booking: (suggested donation £10)

Friday 2 May:
London: Journey of Hope with Mary series
Let ourselves be guided by the Spirit” Pope Francis - Mary at Pentecost
With Fr Tom Dalzell sm.
“With one heart the apostles joined constantly in prayer, together with some women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.”
At the French Church, Leicester Place, Leicester Square

2 -4  May
Scotland: St Louis De Montfort – Fr Sam Medley SOLT- at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer
Fr Sam will be reflecting on St Louis De Montfort's writings on Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity - her relationship with Abba Father, Jesus Saviour, and the Holy Spirit Sanctifier.  Fr Sam is a well known blogger and speaker who works with the modern media to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in Mary's spirit of Magnificat. (£90)E:

3 -5 May
Scotland: Divine Mercy: The Life & Mission of Saint Faustina's Confessor, Blessed Father Michael Sopocko 
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer. This weekend is a chance to reflect on the spirituality of St Faustina and her faithfulness to spreading the message of Jesus’ Divine Mercy. Fr Peter is from the congregation of St Michael the Archangel, Poland and was spiritual Director to St Faustina’s convent. (£85) E: 

6 -10  May
Scotland: Personal Growth & Spiritual Journey – Geoff & Gina Poulter, Catholic Bible School at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer
God’s plan for each of us is to live in a close and loving relationship with Him and those around us, yet we all carry baggage that hinders this calling. A chance to explore and overcome those areas in our lives which form these barriers. A time of teaching, reflection and individual prayer ministry. (£200) E:

London: Seminar on humanitarian law for Church and aid workers 
Thursday 8 May, 2pm – 7pm
A half-day seminar led by Philip King Alcock OBE at Heythrop College
The cost of the event is £20, payable on the day. To reserve a place, contact Robert Ivermee:; Heythrop College, University of London, Kensington Square, London, W8 5HN. For further details, visit

Thursday 15 May  12noon
London: International Conscientious Objector Day
Tavistock Square, London WC1H, UK
An opportunity for national and local groups to remember the Conscientious Objectors of the First World War and in wars since then. More information to come. See:

Saturday, 17 May 9.30am
London: Talk with Fr John Pietropaoli 
Mass at 12 noon
At St Mary's in Cadogan Street 

17 -19 May
Scotland: Celebrating Pentecost Together – Andy Stayne New Life Catholic Community at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer
A weekend of praise and worship to lead us into greater intimacy with the Lord as we prepare our hearts for the Holy Spirit to renew us and breathe new life into us. Andy is a well known worship leader and teacher on prophetic ministry speaking at events such as New Dawn. (£85) E:

Saturday, 24 May 2014, 10am - 4.30m
London: Day of reflection for LGBT Catholics, their parents and families
At 114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH
The Marriage & Family Life Office of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales highlights in one of its Everybody's Welcome leaflets the pastoral needs of lesbian and gay people, parents and families. This day of reflection offers an opportunity for parents and families, including LGBT daughters and sons, to come together to share their experiences, and to learn what support is available in our Catholic faith-community. In this way we can respond to Pope Francis' oft-quoted question: Who am I to judge?
Pre-Booking is required - closing date 22 May 2014

24 -26 May
Scotland: Healing Wounded Emotions – Fr Pat Deegan at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer
Do you struggle with your emotions? Are you stuck in the past? Have you been hurt by life? Fr Pat will talk about these issues and lead a healing service. (£85) E:

Thursday 29 May 7pm
London Music at Heythrop− Adventures
For more information see: us/allevents/view/newsevent/let-beauty-speak.html

31 May-2 June
Scotland: Corpus Christi Weekend – Craig Lodge Community at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer
“I ask everyone to intensify in coming months love and devotion to the Eucharistic Jesus” Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope has called for simultaneous worldwide Adoration on the feast of Corpus Christi. Come and join us for a weekend of Adoration which will include a Eucharistic procession and a healing service. (£85) ) E: ]


12 - 13 June 2014
Stratford on Avon: Catholic Headteachers National Retreat led by Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP
The Ettington Chase Hotel 
For more information see
contact Sue Riley Tel: 020 8777 2637

14 -16 June
Scotland: A Healing Weekend - Eddie Stones, Emmanuel House of Providence at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer
Eddie has a well-known healing ministry and many have experienced God’s love and mercy at Emmanuel House in Clonfert, Co. Galway – the Field of Miracles (£85) E: 

23 -  26  June, 2014
London: 'Inspiring Souls: Reflections on Education, Spirituality and Leadership'
At Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton, in collaboration with the Society of the Sacred Heart, to commemorate the centenary of Janet Erskine Stuart RSCJ - one of the founders of the College. For more details see:


26 June 
London Music at Heythrop− Passions
For more information see: us/allevents/view/newsevent/let-beauty-speak.html
Booking: (suggested donation £10)


18 - 20 July 2014
Annual Justice & Peace Conference
"Called to Life in All Its Fullness: accepting the responsibility of our baptism"
Speakers: Gemma Simmonds CJ - Sarah Teather MP - Clare Dixon - Mary Colwell
Chair: Rev Ruth Gee
From: NJPN, 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX
020 7901 4864,
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