Our next community gathering will be at The Immaculate Conception Church, Farm St. on 12th May 2013
(Please see under News & Notes for future events)
Thank you to all who have supported the Soho Masses over the years. We look forward to your continued support as we continue our new phase of our growth and development .
Welcome from the Soho Masses Pastoral Council. Our community is welcoming and open to all Catholics, with an active fellowship of many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Catholics, as well as their parents, families and friends.
If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com
We hope to see you soon!
The 30 April, marks the 14th anniversary of the bombing of the Admiral Duncan public house in Old
Compton Street, Soho. This was the culmination of David Copeland's bombing campaign targetting Asian
communities in East London's Brick Lane on 17 April, Afro-Caribbean communities in Brixton on 24 April,
and finally killing 3 people, an unborn child, and injuring over 80 others in Soho.
2 May marks the 14th anniversary of Masses welcoming LGBT Catholics, parents, families and friends in the Diocese of Westminster. The 1st Mass took place on the Sunday after the 30 April 1999 bombing,. This was
the last of 3 bombs in different parts of London, and the only one to prove fatal. A priest, formerly on our Presiding Rota, happened to be at the end of the street, and rushed back to the pub to give absolution.
The late Cardinal Hume, dying of cancer at the time, said:
"It is terrifying and we really need as a society to look at ourselves as to what values we are giving to our
people and how we are bringing up our young.” Joining other leaders in condemning the Soho bombing, the Cardinal said: "I deplore this evil attack, and the earlier attacks. It is deeply shocking that minority groups
should be targeted in this way. These outrageous attacks must be condemned. My thoughts and prayers are
with the families and friends of the dead and injured." Cardinal Hume repeated Church teaching that the victimisation of homosexuals was wrong too. " It does condemn utterly, and I condemn utterly, all acts of violence against gays."
After Warwick St..... a day workshop
Here is a flier for a workshop on LGBT Catholic ministry. This takes place, 10.00 - 16.30,
Saturday, 4 May 2013, Mount Street Jesuit Centre, 114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH.
Nearest Tube Stations: Bond Street (Central & Jubilee Lines), Green Park (Piccadilly, Jubilee & Victoria
DEADLINE FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS: 12.00 NOON, THURSDAY, 2 MAY
BOOKINGS TO TERRY WELDON: Tel: 01428 651 689 - Mob: 0755 217 6051
There is no charge for the day - bring & share lunch
Feel free to pass this on to anyone who might be genuinely interested.