2nd April. Holy Thursday. Chrism Mass at the Cathedral, 11am
3rd April. Good Friday. Public holiday. Day of fasting and abstinence.
5th April. Easter Sunday.
6th April. Easter Monday. Public holiday. Start of the new tax year.
12th April. Second Sunday of Easter. Divine Mercy Sunday
14th April (Tuesday). Back to school.
15th April - The English Catholic History Association are meeting at St Augustine's, High Wycombe. Following 9:30 Mass there will be talks by Mr Tony Reynolds on St Nicholas Owen - Priest-Hole-Maker, and by our former Archivist, Mrs Margaret Osborne, on Bishop Cary-Elwes - A Forgotten and Under-rated Bishop. Non-ECHA members welcome, enquire of Mrs Sheila Mawhood , 01844 343669 about attending.
18th April - CAFOD Day of Reflection at Leighton Buzzard, 10:30 - 2:30pm, led by Brian Purfield, Mount St Jesuit Centre. Poster here.
18th April. Thinking theology at St Teresa's, Beaconsfield. "Catholic Social Teaching: an unfinished business" with David McLaughlin, senior lecturer in Theology at Newman University, Birmingham. 10;30 - 2pm including buffet lunch. All welcome
25th April - Retreat for Catechists - 10am – 3pm at the Monastery of Christ our Saviour, Turvey Mews, Turvey, Beds MK43 8DH. Our day will include:
-Times of guided reflection led by Alex Heath and other members of the Bishop’s Council for Catechesis
- Opportunity to meet other catechists and enjoy the beautiful and prayerful setting at Turvey
- Opportunity for personal prayer.
The cost is £10 per person (places are limited to 35) Bring a packed lunch. Tea and Coffee will be provided. Pre- booking is essential. To book your place please send a non-refundable cheque payment of £10 made payable to ‘R.E. Service’ along with your name, phone number and e-mail address to: CATECHIST RETREAT 2015, NORES 33 Westbourne Rd, Luton LU4 8JD. For general enquiries- Tel: 01582 723312 (x 6), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4th May. Bank Holiday
7th May. The General Election. Links to items of guidance issued by the Bishops' Conference and some charities are here.
14th May. Feast of the Ascension.