News & Notes


Download the full April 2014 News & Notes newsletter to make sure you have all the latest news and notes regarding Soho Masses.

The Soho Masses Pastoral Council welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered Catholics, parents, families and friends to Masses on 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month.

LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council Members & Liaison Responsibilities: 
Brian Armstrong (Catering/ Refreshments Rota), Neil Cocking (Secretary & Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults contact), Mark Dowd (Chair - Communications/PR/Pastoral Planning,), Pavol Gabaj (Trans), Arthur Govan (Website), David H., Godfrey Kawalya, Robert Kirabira, Sarah Kelsall (Treasurer), Nick O’Shea, Joe Stanley.
There are still some Pastoral Council vacancies, and we particular welcome interest from women and transgender members who might be willing to be co-opted. 

HELP!!

We need volunteers, to greet people who arrive at Farm Street Church, at the masses we attend. To this end, we have another doodle link for people to sign up when they are able to! HERE.

Again, please only sign up if you can arrive about 20 minutes before Mass begins. If you cannot do it, please arrange with someone to swap.


We are still looking for help running the teas and coffees after mass. We have set up a system on Doodle, so that you can choose your dates, add your name and it's that simple. Here is the link.
PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP UNLESS YOU CAN DEFINITELY DO THE DATE. 


Survey results
Here is a link to the recent Survey carried out amongst members of our community


You can also check out LGBT Catholics Westminster on Facebook (LGBT Catholics, their families and friends). 


If you wish to receive the latest information updates by e-mail, please send an email to lgbtcatholicswestminster@gmail.com

Forthcoming Events
HOLD OUT YOUR HANDS

a day of reflection for LGBT Catholics, their parents and families

Saturday, 24 May 2014, 10.00 - 16.30

114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH

The Marriage & Family Life Office of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of
England & Wales highlights in one of its Everybody's Welcome leaflets the
pastoral needs of lesbian and gay people, parents and families. This day of
reflection offers an opportunity for parents and families, including LGBT
daughters and sons, to come together to share their experiences, and to
learn what support is available in our Catholic faith-community. In this way
we can respond to Pope Francis' oft-quoted question: Who am I to judge?

Pre-Booking is required - closing date 22 May 2014

lgbtcatholicswestminster@gmail.com

LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council, PO Box 24632, London E9 6XF

Forthcoming Masses:

From April 2013

2nd & 4th Sundays - 1815hrs (6.15pm) mass


Other masses atThe Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm st

Sundays: 6pm (Sat), 8am, 9.30am (Family Mass), 11am (Sung Latin), 12.30pm, 4.15pm, 6.15pm

Weekdays and Holy days of Obligation: 8am , 1.05pm , 6pm

Saturdays: 8am ; 6pm (First Mass of Sunday)

     

Public Holidays: 1.05pm (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 12:30pm)


LATEST Press Statement issued on behalf of the SMPC

THE SOHO MASSES  ARE PART  OF  WESTMINSTER  DIOCESE’S   PASTORAL  PROVISION  FOR LGBT  CATHOLICS,  PARENTS  &  FAMILIES - refreshments follow each Mass.





Andrew Cooke reflects on Jean Porter, Natural Law & Same Sex marriage



ROME PILGRIMAGE?  Ever thought about an LGBT-friendly pilgrimage to Rome? The London-based LGBT Catholics Westminster is considering a pilgrimage to Rome later in 2014 Please see the latest News & Notes for information.


Soho Masses Bookstall - If It Wasn't Love: Sex, Death and God, Bernard Lynch tells a story of many people's stories; here for the first time is a truth birthed from fear and oppression and redeemed by love.
- Silence Speaks. Robert Nugent SDS tells the story of 4 towering 20th Century Church figures: Teilhard de Chardin SJ, Yves Congar OP, John Courtney Murray SJ, & Thomas Merton OCSO. Orders can be taken for Jesus: An Historical Approximation, Jose Antonio Pagola - See Mark Dowd’s recent Tablet interview with the author.


Links of interest