30 March 2011

Upcoming Catholic Youth & Young Adult events for April - mid May, 2011

Ongoing event: 40 days for Life Prayer Vigil
Every day from 8am-10pm. Ends Sunday 17th April 2011
Northwest Corner of Bedford Square, (nos 26-27) London, WC1B 3HP (opposite BPAS Clinic)
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach. We are praying that, with God's help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city -- and throughout the UK. While all aspects of 40 Days for Life are crucial in our effort to end abortion, the most visible component is the peaceful prayer vigil outside the local abortion facility. You can help make a life-saving impact!
For more info, contact Daniel on 40daysforlifelondon@gmail.com and sign up to participate in the vigil here.


Friday 1st April 2011, 21:00: First Friday all-night vigil
Friday 1st April 2011, 19:30: Anchor Session 3 - History of Salvation
Friday 1st April 2011, 19:30: Les Fauristes - Chamber Choir and Orchestra (Leicester Sq.)
Saturday 2nd April 2011, 19:30: Les Fauristes - Chamber Choir and Orchestra (Spanish Place)
Saturday 2nd April 2011, 10:00: FEARLESS@Shrewsbury <-- Anniversary of death of PJPII *special day!*
Saturday 2nd April 2011, 16:00: Series of Psycho-Spirituality talks
Monday 4th April 2011, 19:00: 40 days for life lecture: Lord Alton on how to build a culture of life
Monday 4th April 2011, 19:30: The Raising of Lazarus and the Hope of New Life - Balham Lenten Talk
Tuesday 5th April 2011, 19:00-21:30: Mind the Gap | Lent 2011: Pay it forward
Wednesday 6th April 2011, 19:00: Covent Garden Prayer Group (weekly prayer group)
Wednesday 6th April 2011: Francis Campbell on ‘Faith and Diplomacy’
Thursday 7th April 2011, 19:00: Soul Food (weekly prayer group)
Friday 8th April 2011, 20:30: UK Film Premiere of Maafa21
Saturday 9th April 2011, 09:00: Forgiveness and Reconciliation session
Saturday 9th April 2011, time tbc: Frassati Society Hike
Sunday 10th April 2011, 17:30: Young Adults in the North | Do you believe this?
Tuesday 12th April 2011, 19:00-21:30: Mind the Gap | Lent 2011: The Gospel according to Matthew
Friday 15th- Sunday 17th April 2011: Holy Week Retreat
Friday 15th April - Sunday 24th April 2011: Walk on pilgrimage during Holy Week
Saturday 16th April 2011, 09:00 - 13:00: Prayer Vigil outside an abortion clinic with Bishop Alan Hopes, CFR's, The Helpers, & The Hounslow Youth Team
Saturday 16th April 2011, 15:00: Third Saturday Netherhall afternoon of recollection for male students
Friday 29th April 2011, 19:00: Vocations Discernment Group
Tuesday 3rd May 2011, 23:00: Group viewing of The Way
Sunday 8th May 2011, 10:00: HYT: Million Minutes | 'Exhibition of Silence'
Friday 13th May 2011, 19:30: TRUTH:Overflow
Friday 13th-Sunday 15th May 2011: 40 days for life London retreat.
Saturday 14th May 2011, 19:30: Hounslow Youth Team | May WYD Fundraising Masquerade Ball
Sunday 15th May 2011: Pro-life competitions end (40 days for life)
Sunday 15th May 2011: Vocation Voices
Friday 20th or Saturday 21st May 2011, evening: Group viewing of The Way
Congregation focus
Website of the month
Links to Student/Young Adult talks
Other helpful links

First Friday all-night vigil
Friday 4th March 2011, 21:00
St. Patrick's School of Evangelisation, 21a Soho Square, London, W1D 4NR
Every First Friday, SPES (St. Patrick's Evangelisation School) has an all-night vigil devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which corresponds with the First Friday Devotion that was promised to us via St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. For more information about First Friday Devotions, you can visit this page of my blog. The monthly event kicks off with Mass @ 7pm, then dinner is served after, and this takes us into Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the whole night. See the SPES blog mentioned above for more info or contact Deanna Joy on 0207 434 9965 and spes@stpatricksoho.org.

Anchor your Faith! Session 3 - History of Salvation
Friday 4th March 2011, 19:30-21:30
St. Benedict's Ealing Abbey, Charlbury Grove, Ealing, W5 2DY
The wonderful Marianne Cuthbertson (a truly gifted communicator of the faith!) will be continuing the Anchor course from last month. The anchor course is a great way of rediscovering some fundamental truths about practical Christian living and is perfect for any young Catholic adults who wish to be more informed when living out their Christian duty! Teaching takes place during the first hour, with an opportunity for first Friday Holy Hour which includes an act of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. http://www.anchoryourfaith.com/ gives more info on the course. If you have not been before you are very welcome to come along, we run the Young Adult's Group every Friday evening at St Benedict's Ealing Abbey and have a variety of things going on - email Rachel Kidd for more details: rachel_kidd@hotmail.co.uk.

Les Fauristes - Chamber Choir and Orchestra
Friday 1st April 2011, 19:30
Notre Dame de France (French Church) 5 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX
A Chamber Choir and Orchestra conducted by Blandine de Raulin host a fundraising concerts for the SVP, St James's Spanish Place and the Refugee Centre, Notre Dame de France. Soloists include Judith Charron, Jenny Bianco, Maggie MacDonald, Maud Maestracci, Cosme de Montpellier and Zyg Rakowicz will perform: Fauré's Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine (two absolutely stunning pieces that will give you goosebumps!!) and Franck's Panis Angelicus, among other Sacred works.
Tickets cost £15 (£10 concessions) available on the door and for more information please contact: Maggie MacDonald mmcmacdonald@hotmail.com (07841 141178) or Blandine de Raulin (07948 825275)

Saturday 2nd April  2011, 10:00-18:00
Sacred Heart and St Peter's Church, Floatshall Rd, Baguley, Manchester, M23 1HP
Calling all 16-25 year olds!! You are invited to FEARLESS@Shrewsbury
On the anniversary of Pope John Paul II's death, this fun and faith-filled prayer day led BY young adults FOR young adults packed with inspirational speakers and like-minded people you won't regret meeting will bring you closer to knowing God's love in the Eucharist. PJPII pray for us this day!
£10 donation for the day, but don't let that stop you if you can't afford it!
For more info or to book contact: Fiona at info@youth2000.org tel: 020 8675 2743 or Dave at youth@dioceseofshrewsbury.org tel: 01614 808065
**If you know of any friends or family that live in the Shrewsbury Diocese, please let them know this great day of prayer is happening and to spread the word!**

Series of Psycho Spirituality talks
Saturday 2nd April 2011, 16:00-18:00 (and the Saturday following)
Our Lady Of Victories Parish Hall, 235 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SF
Do you think that there is a deep connection between physical health, psychological maturity and spiritual growth? Do you think that we are all called to achieve the interior harmony that makes us truly happy, as God’s dream for each of us? We might get stuck, or experience resentment, insecurity, and conflicts that are difficult to deal with. These can dim the light that burns within us and prevent us from being happier.  
This series of workshops, lead by my wonderful SD Sr. Paloma Marchesi of the Carmelite Missionary Sisters, can help us root our life in the only source of trust: God, the Truth beyond tangible reality. It helps to understand our reality: feelings, doubts, conflicts, obstacles, etc.; to accept ourselves as we are and to develop practical tools for a spiritual healing, for living with deep joy and satisfaction, and for managing mature relationships. The series works as follows:
Saturday 19th March 2011, 16:00-18:00: "How to handle emotions" (refreshments offered)
Saturday 26th March 2011, 16:00-18:00: "Understanding difficult relationships and working through them" (refreshments offered)
Saturday 2nd April 2011, 16:00-18:00: "Centering Prayer" (refreshments offered)
Saturday 9th April 2011, 09:00-12:00: "Forgiveness and Reconciliation" (please bring packed lunch for the meal sharing)
Cost: A voluntary donation will be asked. The money collected won't be in anyway used by the Young Adults Group of the parish. The total amount will be dedicated to the personal needs of Sr.Paloma and her community. Feel free to invite anyone who might be interested in this topic! It will be great!
For more info: www.ourladyofvictories.org.uk

40 days for life lecture: Lord Alton on how to build a culture of life
Monday 4th April 2011, 19:00
Farm Street Parish Hall, 114 Mount Street, London, W1K 3AH
Lord Alton of Liverpool is a British politician. He is a former Liberal Party and later Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament (MP) who now sits as cross bench member of the House of Lords. He has consistently opposed human cloning, eugenics, coercive population polices, abortion, destructive experiments on human embryos and euthanasia. He believes we need to be "pro woman and pro child; not just opposed to things but positively pro-life at every stage of human development." As well as energetically campaigning in this area, David has also written extensively on these issues. During this talk he will describe and articulate in detail how to build a culture of life.
For more info, contact Daniel on 40daysforlifelondon@gmail.com

Balham Lenten talks
Monday 4th April 2011, 20:00,
Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Nightingale Square, Balham, London,
Feel like meditating in a unique way this Lent? Holy Ghost in Balham have got an exciting series of meditations to help you draw closer to the Lord every Monday evening. The meditations will take place during a Holy Hour, 8-9pm. There will be time for personal prayer and chance to go to Confession.
Each meditation will be on the Gospels for the Sundays in Lent. This year, in Year A, each Sunday uses a truly amazing story of encounter and conversion to Jesus. The speakers will be unpacking what these conversion stories mean and how Christ calls each of us closer and deeper into Him... You're invited to come and draw closer to Christ!
Monday 14th March 2011 - The Transfiguration and the Light of Faith, by Fr Alexander Sherbrooke
Monday 21st March 2011  The Woman at the Well and Baptism's Living Water, Fr Anthony Doe
Monday 28th March 2011 - The Man Born Blind and the Challenge of Humility, by Fr Stephen Wang
Monday 4th April 2011 - The Raising of Lazarus and the Hope of New Life, by Fr John Hemer
For more info, call Hannah on 020 8355 0211 or email hannah@hgbalham.com

Mind the Gap Lent 2011 | Pay it forward
Tuesday 5th April 2011, 19:00 - 21:30
Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory's Church, 13 Warwick Street. London W1F 9JR
A Lenten film and discussion evening for Young Adults (17-35ish). The film showing this night is Pay it forward starring Kevin Spacey. Synopsis: A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. Refreshments are served from 18:30!
All young adults are welcome. For more information contact: mindthegap@rcdow.org.uk and visit http://www.rcdow.org.uk/youth/news/?item=3272

Covent Garden / Corpus Christi Prayer Group
Wednesday evenings between 19:00-21:00 and then to the Coal Hole for socialising
Corpus Christi Presbytery, Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NB.
For young adults who live and work in Central London seeking to deepen their prayer and spiritual life. It's a great opportunity to top-up on your faith, hope and love of God in fellowship with each other which concludes with social time a nearby pub. Includes music ministry, prayer, Mass on first Wednesdays, confessions, rosary and contemplative prayer.

Faith matters Lent 2011 | Being Catholic Today
Wednesday 6th April 2011, 19:00-20:30
Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, London, SW1P 1QH,
The last of a series of public lectures to which all are welcome to explore the relationship between Church and State. The theme for this series is 'being Catholic today', and the talk on this date is lead by Francis Campbell on ‘Faith and Diplomacy’.
Suggested donation for each lecture £3.
Registration for the lectures is required to guarantee a place. Please email: faithmatters@rcdow.org.uk or telephone 020 7931 6078. For further information and to book your place, please visit www.rcdow.org.uk/faithmatters.

Soul Food
Thursday evenings between 19:00-21:00 and then to the Lukin for socialising
St Charles Borromeo Church, Ogle Street, London, W1W 6HS
Soul Food is a Catholic charismatic prayer group for young adults. We meet at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Central London every Thursday from 7 to 9pm for worship, teaching and faith sharing. Most people who come are in their 20s or 30s, but everyone is welcome.
A night at Soul Food starts with praise and worship, followed by a talk or Bible based teaching on a particular theme. This is usually followed up with a time of response such as prayer ministry, small group discussion or faith sharing, individual prayer and meditation or Eucharistic Adoration.
For more info, visit http://soulfoodgroup.org/

UK Film Premiere of Maafa21
Friday 8th April 2011, 20:30-23:00 (Also showing on Thursday 7th April)
Notting Hill Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB They were stolen from their homes, locked in chains and taken across an ocean. And for more than 200 years, their blood and sweat would help to build the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever known. But when slavery ended, their welcome was over. America's wealthy elite had decided it was time for them to disappear and they were not particular about how it might be done. What you are about to see is that the plan these people set in motion 150 years ago is still being carried out today. So don't think that this is history. It is not. It is happening right here, and it's happening right now. View trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLnNi_qb7nY
Tickets £10. To reserve a ticket please email: 40daysforlifelondon@gmail.com

Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Saturday 9th April 2011, 09:00-12:30
Our Lady Of Victories Parish Hall, 235 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SF
For more info, check out my events list on Saturday 2nd April, and look under 'Series of Psycho-Spirituality talks'.

Frassati Society Hike & Pub Lunch
Saturday 9th April 2011
Location tbc
The Frassati Society is a young adult apostolate which combines prayer, service of the poor, and community (specifically, hiking!) in the spirit of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. At his beatification in 1990, Pope John Paul II named Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati 'The Man of the Beatitudes' - a model for young Christian living.  Join the group for this day of fun fellowship and spiritual growth with a relaxed hike!
For more information, please contact Laura Cuthbertson on laura@hgbalham.com.

Young Adults in the North | Do you believe this?

Sunday 10th April 2011, 17:30
St. Monica's Church, Stonard Rd, Palmers Green, London, N13 4DJ
The next Young Adults in the North gathering with Bishop John Arnold focuses on the Gospel of the day, and titled: “Do you believe this?” Mass with Bishop John will be followed by a time of food, reflection / discussion and the opportunity to ‘Grill the Bishop’. All young adults aged 17-35 are welcome. For more information, contact David Burke on 020 7798 9357 or email davidburke@rcdow.org.uk and check out http://www.rcdow.org.uk/youth/news/?item=3273
Keep up with youth/young adult news in the diocese: http://www.rcdow.org.uk/youth/
Follow us on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/WestminsterYAYA
Join us in World Youth Day Madrid 2011: http://www.rcdow.org.uk/wyd/

Mind the Gap Lent 2011 | The Gospel according to Matthew

Tuesday 12th April 2011, 19:00 - 21:30
Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory's Church, 13 Warwick Street. London W1F 9JR
A Lenten film and discussion evening for Young Adults (17-35ish). This film shows the life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew. 
All young adults are welcome. For more information contact: mindthegap@rcdow.org.uk and visit http://www.rcdow.org.uk/youth/news/?item=3272

Holy Week Retreat
Friday 15th- Sunday 17th April 2011
Diocesan House of Prayer, Abbotswick, Navestock Side, Brentwood CM14 5SH
Fr. Stefan Park, OSA, will lead this special weekend retreat at the start of Holy Week and will examine God's calling in the light of Jesus' calling of the disciples and the women in the Gospels. Despite three years of intensive training, Jesus' disciples, in the main, misunderstood their calling. At the end, only the women and John remained. And yet they all, apart from Judas, recovered and bore much fruit. How do we understand this? What lessons are there here for us? The retreat will take place at Abbotswick House of Prayer near Brentwood
For more info and a booking form, see www.free2become.org.

Walk on pilgrimage during Holy Week
Friday 15th April - Sunday 24th April 2011
Lindisfarne, UK
Walk with Northern Cross to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne with a group of Christians from diverse traditions for a challenging & fulfilling week of fellowship and prayer. Whatever age, experience or walking ability there is a group for you – including families with young children. Starting on the evening of Fri 15 April, & later dates. We arrive at the Holy Island on Good Friday and celebrate the Easter liturgies with the local community. The pilgrimage finishes Easter Sunday afternoon, 24 April. For more info, visit www.NorthernCross.co.uk or email walk@northerncross.co.uk

Prayer Vigil outside an abortion clinic with Bishop Alan Hopes, CFR's, Helpers of God's precious infants &
Hounslow Youth Team
Saturday 16th April 2011, 09:00 - 13:00
St. Margaret's Church, 130 St. Margaret's Road, East Twickenham, TW1 1RL
'The Helpers' as they are known as, is an international pro-life group founded by Msgr. Philip Reilly whose main apostolate is prayer vigils at abortion facilities. The next Twickenham vigil at the local BPAS abortion facility will start off with Mass at St. Margaret's. It is an honour for Bishop Alan Hopes to lead the vigil. You also have no fear of being too young to join, there are families and other youth that take part, and the Hounslow Youth Team (HYT) will be there as witness too. Bring some mates with you and venture a little out of your comfort zone with us! Bring your rosaries and some lunch. Equally, you're also invited to pray outside the BPAS clinic at Bedford Square as part of the 40 days for life vigil! Poster will be posted tomorrow... please print and put a copy up in your parishes, universities, schools and anywhere you can!
For more info: 020 8252 3109, info@hgpi.co.uk & www.hgpi.co.uk. If you prefer to contact HYT, you can call Claz (me) on hounslowyouthteam@gmail.com.

Third Saturday Netherhall afternoon of recollection for male students
Every third Saturday of the month, 15:00-18:45
Netherhall House, Nutley Terrace, London NW3 5SA
An afternoon of recollection consists in spending an afternoon in prayer helped by different meditations and talks throughout the afternoon. Meditations and talks are given on central themes of the Catholic faith. Recollections are free of charge. Those that wish to have dinner afterwards may do so. Dinner is £3.50. For more information please contact Pablo on: pablohinojo@gmail.com and on 0207 472 5720.
Netherhall is an intercollegiate halls of residents in Hampstead. The spiritual activities are entrusted to Opus Dei. It is open to everyone but the halls have a Catholic ethos. The idea of the residence is to try to give an all-round development to students.  In addition, every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00pm the Chaplain holds talks that deal with basic aspects of the Catholic faith such as morality, Creation, or aspects of Salvation. More information regarding activities and information about the house can be found on the wesbite: http://www.nh.netherhall.org.uk/. For more information about Opus Dei please visit: http://www.opusdei.org.uk/

Vocations Discernment Group
Friday 29th April 2011, 19:00-21:00
Hinsley room by Westminster Cathedral, London, SW1P
On every 4th Friday of the month, a group of actively discerning young adults, both men and women, meet up for prayer, a talk and discussion, followed by some social time. For more info, check out www.rcdow.org.uk/vocations and www.free2become.org.

Group viewing of The Way DEADLINE
Tuesday 3rd May 2011
See the event below (20th May) for more details about hitting the cinema to watch 'The Way' as a group!

Hounslow Youth Team | Million Minutes 'Exhibition of Silence'
Sunday 8th May 2011, 10:00
St. Michael & St. Martin's Parish Centre, 94 Bath Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3EH
We are inviting ALL young people to get involved in Million Minutes - a fantastic initiative that raises money to help give young people a greater voice, and provides for projects that will help young people off the streets and transform their lives. You could just register via the website, share your links, and get fundraising... but HYT are all about fellowship and community... so we have one simple message for you: JOIN US. On 8th May, along with thousands of other young people around the UK, we are going to close our mouths and stay silent... and we are going to turn ourselves into an 'exhibition of silence' at our Parish Centre so that you can visit us in our silence. What's more, is that you're invited to come and be silent with us... whether you have been fundraising or not (although we really encourage that you fundraise too!). So, since I also belong to the Hounslow Youth Team, you can pledge some money to this cool charity for me to stay silent... £1/min. Bargain. http://www.bmycharity.com/pilgrimclaz. Every £1 I raise, will contribute towards HYT's group fundraising efforts. Don't hold back now! For more info, contact Claz (me) on hounslowyouthteam@gmail.com.

40 days for life London retreat
Friday 13th-Sunday 15th May 2011
London Colney
40 days for life London retreat. For more info, visit www.40daysforlife.com/london

Friday 13th May 2011, 19:30
Holy Apostles Hall, 47 Cumberland Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 4LY
Pouring out new UK Gospel with Edwin Fawcett and guests, LIVE!
Our soul singing & songwriting brother Edwin Fawcett makes his debut concert in this fantastic showcase of his best works to date! Promising to be a tastefully vibrant and musical night of Truth transmitted through the mysterious overflow of sound and rhythm, you'll walk away energised, inspired and happy to have received from Edwin's ministry. Arguably one of the best praise and worship ministers the Catholic Church has to offer, his Gospel flavour will entice you to see and hear more of him and his works. Don't miss out on this fun evening, and bring all your mates! For more info, visit http://edwinfawcett.co.uk/.

Hounslow Youth Team | May WYD Fundraising Masquerade Ball
Saturday 14th May 2011, 19:30
St. Michael & St. Martin's Parish Centre, 94 Bath Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3EH
Get your ball gowns and dinner suits out everybody... it's time for a ball! In aid of supporting the Hounslow pilgrims to Madrid for the truly awesome events of World Youth Day, you're invited to bring yourselves in all your fine attire, abit-of-dough and your masks, and have a ball with us lot :) The night's going to be a real blast, with surprise entertainment and the chance to dance to excellent live music. You'll get to meet our pilgrims and generally enjoy the lively and multi-cultural spirit that our Parish are known for! Tickets include a 3 course dinner and an automatic opportunity to be involved in our 'surprise entertainment'! And here's another treat: Buy 4 tickets, and get the 5th FREE! Bargain #2!
For more info and to book tickets, contact Claz (me) on hounslowyouthteam@gmail.com.

Pro-life competitions end (40 days for life)
Sunday 15th May 2011
No Location
Pro Life Competition: ends 15th May – win £500.
Pro Life Video Competition: ends 15th May – win an ipad.
Visit www.40daysforlife.com/london for more info!

Vocation Voices
Sunday 15th May 2011, any Mass during the day
Location: Your Parish!
Vocation Voices is an initiative to train young people to speak at the end of parish Masses on Vocations Sunday (15th May) about the importance of vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life. A congregation will really take notice if a young person gives their lay perspective on this important area of discussion and discovery! Parishes all over the country are getting involved, and Fr Christopher Jamison OSB will provide the training either in person or online. Volunteers need to be aged between 18 and 30... so if you know anyone that is confident, or has great public speaking skills and fits the bill, then defo get them contacting Fr. Stephen Langridge on info@southwarkvocations.com!

Group viewing of The Way
Friday 20th or Saturday 21st May 2011, evening time
Cinema in or somewhere near Leicester Square (location tbc)
As mentioned in my last email, the potential for a massive group of all my mates, and anybody else who is interested to go and see Emilio Estevez's The Way featuring Martin Sheen is possible! The original release date of 15th April has now moved to 13th May, but Edwin's concert is on that night, and HYT's Ball is on 14th. This means watching the movie on 20th or 21st.
This movie casts people's minds to The Way of St. James (El Camino) - the hardships, the rewards, the Spirit, the communities... the meaning of Life and Love. If you have read some of my blog reflections on LISS, you may have discovered that it was on El Camino that I experienced my conversion. El Camino was the way that brought me to encounter Christ, in the Holy Spirit, and through the Blessed Virgin Mary in the most profound and life-changing way. Considering El Camino is still very much alive in my heart (and always will be), I would like to invite ANYONE and EVERYONE to come and watch the Premiere of Martin Sheen's The Way with me somewhere in the West End. It is a movie NOT to be missed, and I shall feel sorry for the person who ends up sitting next to me... I hope they will bring lots of tissues! WATCH THIS SPACE and try to keep your diaries free for the Friday or Saturday evenings of this weekend as long as you can until I find out more! If you'd like to join me, please can you let me know by Tuesday 3rd May. I'd love it if at least 1 or 2 people came, but think it would be a much more awesome experience if 20 or even 30 people came! You can email me on pilgrim.claz@gmail.com if you're interested ;)

Student / Young Adult talks, events & film sessions
University of Hertfordshire:
London Universities @ Newman House:

Congregation focus
Sorry, it was my aim this month to introduce you not so much to a particular congregation, but to the daily lives of some friends who are Seminarians. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it down to the Wonersh Seminary as I'd hoped to this month, and the next opportunity I will have would be next year! :( So real sorry guys, but it would have been a real treat!

Website of the month (sorry, there's so much good stuff on this site that it is still website of the month!)
http://www.iamsecond.com/ - Inspiring the Revolution of Second.
I am Second is a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders. Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor. People like you. The authentic stories on iamsecond.com provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are stories that give hope to the lonely and the hurting, help from destructive lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled. You’ll discover people who’ve tried to go it alone and have failed. Find the hope, peace, and fulfillment they found. Be Second.
You are here for a reason. We all have needs and could use some help. Talk to us. Call, chat, or email. 24 hours a day.
Go a step further, talk with the people in your life. Spread the revolution of Second. Share the videos with friends. Start an I am Second Group in your neighborhood, workplace, or school or join an I am Second Group already meeting.
Volunteer at concerts. Serve through I am Second community service events. Organize your own I am Second events. Sign up for an I am Second Expedition to help people in other countries. Check out Get Involved for other opportunities. Connect with us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
I am Second is designed to help people discover their purpose in life. Have you discovered yours?
To find out more about the people and leadership team behind I Am Second you can check out Who We Are.

Some other helpful and/or useful links

http://www.fordham.edu/cs/LostinVideos.shtml 'Lost' Conference... an insight into the lost generation of 20-somethings youth in the Catholic Church.
http://www.faith-journeys.com/ Perhaps you had a sudden Damascus Road experience - or came to faith slowly, hesitatingly. Whoever you are, whatever has happened, however your views have changed over the years, your faith journey is unique. Now is the chance to tell us about it.
http://www.rcdow.org.uk/youth/events/ A list of all major events in the Diocese, and good resource for checkin' out what's good in the hood. ;)

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