Throughout the year, the Catholic Church celebrates many days of prayer - some are international days founded by the Vatican, others are national days of prayer for England and Wales.
We sometimes mark weeks of prayer, and, on occasion, a full month of prayer. Previous events of this nature will appear here too.
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is marked on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home, Laudato Si’, celebrates its fifth anniversary on 24 May. To mark this, and to reflect on our relationship with the Creator and creation, we celebrate Laudato Si' Week.
World Communications Day 2020 falls on 24 May as much of the world remains in lockdown as we attempt to recover from the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The way we communicate in situations of self-isolation and separation has shifted from hand shaking, hugging and close contact to encounters though phone, tablet and computer screens. The virtual has replaced the physical.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18- 25 January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time
Each year, near to the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, the migrant communities of Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster gathers for a Mass that is full of song, vibrant energy and great joy.