The Catholic Herald is running a live blog of the Pope's visit.

God bless His Holiness!

For the inside story on the Pope's story, go to the papal visit blog - one of our parishioners is contributing to this too, but I've been sworn to secrecy so I can't tell you who!

Those who are going to Hyde Park should come to the church at 11.00am on Saturday 18th September, to collect security passes, security wrist bands and Pilgrim Packs.  You MUST complete your security pass before you get to Hyde Park and wear your wrist band at all times.  If you have not yet paid your £5.00 then please do so before Saturday – thank you (less than half the people who said that they wanted to go have actually paid so far).   To get into the enclosure at Hyde Park you will also need to have with you some form of photo identity (eg. Driving Licence, Passport or Freedom Pass) as well as the pass and wrist band.  Without your photo ID you will not be admitted to the enclosure!  We will not be going as a group to Hyde Park, so once you have your security pass and wristband, you can make your own way there.  Please bring your copy of ‘Magnificat’.


The BBC will be covering all the key events of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain from 16th – 19th September across TV, Radio and online, and has announced details of coverage of the major live events, anchored by Huw Edwards for TV and Edward Stourton for radio.

Talk on Cardinal John Henry Newman

Where: in the Parish Centre, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George, 45 London Road, Enfield EN2 0BH

When: Monday 13th September at 8.00 pm

Father Daniel Seward, of the Oxford Oratory, will give a talk on the life and significance of Newman, to help us prepare for his Beatification by Pope Benedict on Sunday 19th September at Cofton Park, Birmingham

All are welcome – free admission.

Tea/Coffee will be served from 7.30 pm before the talks.