Spirit in the City Festival 10-13 June 2015.

What is it about?

Spirit in the City is a celebration of Christian faith in the heart of London, hosted by the Catholic churches in the West End.  The annual festival aims to share the Good news of Christianity, and welcomes people of all faiths, ages and walks of life in the middle of the entertainment district. It gives an opportunity to raise deeper questions about life. We are all searching for new ways to connect with God and others around us.  The events feature live music, workshops, talks, opportunities for prayer, reflection and reconciliation.

Spirit in the City was born as an initiative of the local churches in 2006, as response to the desire to share something of the Catholic faith with visitors and the West End community. The festival takes place in June over three-four days. It includes different types of prayer, talks about faith and outreach in the programme.

“People are searching for something more significant in their lives with meaning and purpose. We all deserve a response to these deep desires and Spirit in the City aims to be one!”

A beautiful evening of song, poetry, story and prayer in Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew and English, with performances by representatives of the Maronite and Melkite Churches, the Syrian Orthodox Church, Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, and friends from mosque and synagogue.  Followed by a Middle Eastern bring and share supper.

Entrance is free but donations will go to Jesuit Refugee Service Aid for Syria.  During the evening Fr Dominic Robinson SJ will report on the appeal following a recent visit to the region.

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Please register on Eventbrite.com using the name 'Aid for Syria' or 'Called to Prayer' in the search box.  For all queries contact the event co-ordinator Sarah de Nordwall, on 07849 641 899; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where: Farm Street Church, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH

When: Saturday October 18th at 7:30pm.

Our Lady of Lourdes Holy Week & Easter 2014

Monday 14 April

8am Mass

10am Mass (Requiem Donal Brennan)

2.30pm Penitential Service

7.30pm Penitential Service

Tuesday 15 April

8am Mass

10am Mass

Noon Chrism Mass in Westminster Cathedral

7-7.30pm Confessions

Wednesday 16 April

8am Mass

10am Mass

10.30-11am Confessions

Maundy Thursday 17 April

8pm Mass of the Lord' Supper followed by watching before the Place of Repose until 10.15pm

Good Friday 18 April (Day of Fasting & Abstinence)

10-11am Confessions

11.30am The Way of the Cross

3pm Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord

7pm Evening Meditation. The Seven Last Words from the Cross (Haydn)

Holy Saturday 19 April

8.30pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday 20 April

8.30am Mass

9.45am Mass

11.15am Mass

12.30pm Mass

Please note there will be no evening mass.

Mass on Monday 21 April will be at 10am. From Tuesday to Friday, 22-25 April, there will be Mass at 8am and 10am and the church will close after the 10am Mass each day.

FINCHLEY CATHOLIC SCHOOL SIXTH FORM CENTRE:

A concert in aid of the Finchley Catholic High School Sixth Form Centre takes place on Saturday, May 24th at 8 pm in the church.  Cheese and wine in the hall will follow.  Tickets available after all Masses and on the door: £10 or concessions £7.

Explore is a charity bringing volunteer married couples into schools and parishes to allow 14 – 17 year olds to explore what marriage is all about, to learn in a dynamic way the importance of lasting relationships and to inspire them to aspire to lifelong marriage.

The emotional and financial cost of family breakdown is incalculable but Explore works to change this. Volunteer couples find their own marriages enriched through this urgent apostolate.

Please consider volunteering (only twice or three times a year) visit www.theexploreexperience.co.uk, talk it over with your spouse and for further info, contact Edmund Adamus at the Office for Marriage and Family Life:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him on 020 7798 9363.