26th May. Trinity Sunday.
27th May - Bank Holiday
28th - 31st May - Half term week.
1st June. A Church of Joy and Hope? Exploring how Vatican II continues to shape our experience as Women in the Church. With Angela Wills BA, BTh (Div), MA (Biblical Theology) . Former Advisor for Collaborative Ministry, Portsmouth Diocese. At Our Lady of Grace, High Wycombe (29 Squirrel Lane, Booker, HP12 4RY) 11am - 3pm (Coffee and registration from 10.30am) Please bring a packed lunch. Organised by the Diocesan Branch of the National Board of Catholic Women. Enquiries to Maura Potter on 01628 666278. Poster downloadable here.
2nd June. Feast of Corpus Christi
4th June. Rosary Link for Vocations. At St Mary’s, Dunstable -9.30am. Then on Friday 7th June at St Thomas Aquinas, Bletchley – 8:30am, St Francis of Assisi, Shefford – 9.30am, Polish Church of Divine Mercy*, Slough - 7.30pm, St Joseph’s, Bedford 7.30pm - and on Saturday 8th June, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, W’boro - 10.30am. The Rosary Link began in 2004 to pray for vocations and priests...Encouraged by Bishop Peter Doyle and Fr Mark Floody, Vocations Director *Denotes concelebration with Fr Damien Walne (contact 01604 406410). Poster with all 2013 dates here.
8th June. Diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham. All info here.
8th June. Engaging: At Milton Keynes - An ecumenical day event for Christians seeking to understand and engage with contemporary spirituality and spiritual seekers. Speakers: Ian Mobsby, Steve Hollinghurst and Andrea Campanale . At Christ the Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes, 9:30am-4pm. £15, concessions £10, Booking and all info via their website here.
14th June - Fourth in the Vatican II series of talks fr the Year of Faith - - “Joys and hopes, griefs and anxieties of this age” (Gaudium et Spes n.1) On the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World . Led by Bishop John Arnold, Auxiliary Bishop in Westminster. Member of the Bishops’ Conference Department for International Affairs and Chair of CAFOD’s Board of Trustees. These open lectures, organised in conjunction with the Benedictine Community of Turvey Abbey which is arranging a parallel series of talks for religious, will be held at RE Centre, Holy Ghost, 33 Westbourne Rd, Luton LU4 8JD at 7.30pm on Fridays. It will be very helpful for the organisation of the evenings if you can book in advance using the form downloadable here or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . To cover costs we invite a donation of £5 per evening.
16th June. Fathers' Day
21st-23rd June. Vocations weekend at the Cathedral, Northampton. Contact Fr Mark Floody if interested.