18th-25th January - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Vatican texts here, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland resources here. There will be an Afternoon of Prayer on Wednesday 25th Jan at 2:30 to 4pm at The Monastery of Our Saviour, Jacks Lane, Turvey, Bedfordshire. MK43 8DU All are warmly invited.
2nd February (Thurs.) - Feast of the Presentation - Candlemas,
2nd February - Day for Consecrated Life. There will be a
special Mass in the Cathedral at 12.noon for all the Religious. Bishop Peter
will be the main celebrant.
warmly invited to this Mass.
3rd-5th February - LUX:mirth LUX is a residential for young Catholics aged 11-18 years of age (secondary school). Twice a year 100 young people gather together to celebrate our faith by meeting new friends, learning new stuff and praising God. All this, and having the most unforgettable weekend of their life! At Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton. Al details from the NYMO site
4th February - CAFOD Supporters' Day - St Martin de Porres, 366 Leagrave High Street, Luton LU4 0NG . 10am – 1.30pm followed by shared lunch
11th February - Diocesan Marriage Celebration – Gathering from 11.30am followed by Mass at 12 noon. Bishop Peter will give his pastoral blessing to those couples celebrating significant milestones in their marriage i.e.1, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 years etc. If you are celebrating such a milestone please contact Eamonn & Paola McMorrow on 07412151517 or at email@example.com All are very welcome to attend. Refreshments available after Mass. At Christ the King Church, Harrowden Road, Bedford. Flyer with all details here.
13th-17th Feb - Half term.
18th Feb - CAFOD Supporters' Day - St Josephs, Austenwood Common, Chalfont St Peter SL9 8RY. 10am – 1.30pm followed by shared lunch
25th February - Annual Diocesan Justice and Peace Conference – The Conference takes place at St John’s, Sundon Park, Luton and begins at 10.00am.
28th Feb - Shrove Tuesday
1st March - Ash Wednesday. Beginning of Lent. Easter Sunday is 16th April.
4th and 18th March - Introduction to the Enneagram. Two one-day courses on this well-proven tool for self-knowledge and personal growth. At the Quaker Centre, Downhead Park Milton Keynes. Poster here with all details. There are two further days at St Columba's House, Woking, in June - enquire of webmaster or Marie Heath.
10th & 11th March - The next basic training course in catechesis,‘Being a Catechist’ takes place at Holy Cross, Bedford, from 7.30pm-9.30pm on the Friday, then 9.30am for a 10am start - 4pm on the Saturday. Location and booking details here
11th March -Reflection Morning using the Bishops' Conference booklet "Do you love me ?". With Brian Purfield, Adult Faith Formation. Mount Street Jesuit centre. St Peter's, Higham Road, Rushden, NN10 6AG. Please inform firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01582 723312 Ext 6 to let them know you are coming.
17th March - (Friday) - St Patrick's day