What's On

March 2013


Middlesbrough Diocese: Youth Lenten Talks
Led by Bishop Terence
Northern Deanery – 19th March
Central Deanery – 21st March
Costal Deanery – 20th March
Southern Deanery – 22nd March

1 March

Clifton Diocese: Born for this

1 March, St John’s Bath working with St Greg’s Secondary School

2 March, Swindon
working with St Joseph’s Catholic College

Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry is working with young people from our Outstanding Secondary Schools in Bath and Swindon to produce a beautiful and inspiring musical. ‘Born For This’ is the powerful telling of the Easter story and is being performed on Friday 1st March in St John’s Church, Bath and on Saturday 2nd March in Swindon, Bristol. ‘Born For This’ is the perfect way to begin Lent and our personal preparations for the great celebration of Easter. It is both reflective and engaging.


3 March 

Westminster Diocese preaching theme: Reconciliation


6 March

Salford Diocese: Dr Edward Kessler MBE ‘Jewish-Christian Relations in the light of Vatican II’

Talks will take place at St Gabriel’s R.C. High School, Bridge Road, Bury, BL9 0TZ 7.30 pm — 9.30 pm

Suggested donation per person to meet expenses: £5.00 per evening. Prior registration is not essential, but is helpful for organisational purposes.

For more information, contact the Department for Evangelisation, Guardian Angels Parish House, Harvey Street, Bury BL8 2RD
Tel: 0161 761 0536


9 March

Brentwood Diocese: Year of Faith Study Day

10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m

The Commission for Evangelisation and Formation has organised five ecumenical study days about the Second Vatican Council to coincide with the Papal Year of Faith. Rev Dr Adrian Graffy on the subject of Vatican II and the Bible on 9 March 2013.


14 March

Clifton Diocese: Lumen Gentium

‘Making the truth of the Gospel shine forth’

Apostle Room, Clifton Cathedral, 7.30pm - 9pm (refreshments from 7pm)

Led by Gavin D’Costa, these sessions will allow us to explore the thoughts and reflections of the Council, shaping the Church for its mission in the modern world. Bring a copy of the documents along with you each time. It would be great if those taking part in each session could have read the relevant document.


15 March

Northampton Diocese: Vatican II Talk Series “Faith comes from what is heard” (Romans 10:17) On Dei Verbum (The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation)
Led by Fr. John Hemer MHM

16 March

East Anglia Diocese: Learning Together - Lumen Gentium. The Council on the Church

Location: Margaret Beaufort Institute, 12 Grange Road, Cambridge. CB3 9DU

Dr Oonagh O’Brien, Principal of Margaret Beaufort Institute casts light upon the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium which offers us all the greatest challenge of all – to be the living Body of Christ.

16 – 17 March

CYMFed adult congress

16 - 17 March 2013, The Sage, Gateshead

The CYMFed (Catholic Youth Ministry Federation) National congress for those working with young people in school and parishes takes places at The Sage, Gateshead on the weekend of 16th – 17th March 2013. The theme is ‘The Story of Faith’ and will include inspiring speakers and engaging witness that will encourage and empower youth ministry in England and Wales.

19 March

Cardiff Diocese: We believe in a Suffering Saviour

Why do we claim that Jesus was fully God and truly human? Could God suffer – and if so, why would he? What are the implications for our prayers as individuals and as parish communities?

A monthly series for the Year of Faith, Rev Dr Gareth Leyshon explores the roots of why we believe the core things we hold as Catholics.

Each talk is given twice, at 1.45 pm and 7.00 p.m., at St John Lloyd Church, Glan-Y-Mor Road, Rumney, CARDIFF CF3 1RQ.

For info: st.johnlloyd@rcadc.org or telephone (029) 2077 8631

Hexham and Newcastle Diocese: March-October

Festival of Prayer Walks


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