Days and Weeks of Prayer

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.

Pope Francis in Marseille

Pope Francis is to travel for a two-day visit to the southern French city of Marseille from Friday 22 to Saturday 23 September 2023.

World Day for Consecrated Life

In 1997 St John Paul II instituted a ‘World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life’ on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

Holocaust Memorial Day

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.

Christians in health and social care: ethics and practice

A day of reflection and professional development organised by St Mary’s University and the Christian Medical Fellowship.

Sunday of the Word of God

The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time is the 'Sunday of the Word of God' - a day, instituted by Pope Francis on the Feast of Saint Jerome in 2019, devoted to the celebration and study of Sacred Scripture.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

The 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is celebrated on 24 September 2023 - the last Sunday of the month. The Holy Father has chosen the theme 'Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay'.

World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday – the one day in the year when the entire global Church comes together in support of mission – will happen on 22 October 2023.

Marriage Week 2024

Marriage Week is an annual celebration offering the opportunity to support and promote marriage and family life. It is celebrated this year from 7-14 February.

St Bernadette Relic Tour 2022

In September and October 2022, the relics of St Bernadette journeyed on pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time. This very special once in a lifetime event provided an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them.

Racial Justice Sunday

Racial Justice Sunday is the day the Church focuses on the need to oppose racism and pursue racial justice with renewed vigour.

World Youth Day

World Youth Day (WYD), the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope, will take place on 1-6 August 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement of informed prayer and prayerful action observed traditionally on the first Friday in March.

Catholic Social Teaching: An Introduction

Caritas Social Action Network offers introduction course into Catholic Social Teaching

Peace Sunday 2024

Peace Sunday 2024 is Sunday 14 January and the theme chosen by Pope Francis is ‘Artificial Intelligence and Peace’. Pax Christi have produced a series of resources to mark the day.

World Day of the Poor

The seventh World Day of the Poor will be celebrated by the Catholic Church on Sunday 19 November, with the theme of “Do not turn your face away from anyone who is poor” (Tobit 4:7).

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

The third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly falls on Sunday 23 July 2023. Pope Francis has given it the theme "His mercy is from age to age" (Luke 1:50)

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to Mongolia

Pope Francis’ end of summer Apostolic Visit to the Republic of Mongolia, bears the motto “Hoping Together.”

Sinners Called to Holiness - Prayer for a Pilgrim Church

A reflection on the Universal Call to Holiness and the place of prayer in Vatican II.

July events celebrating the teaching and wisdom of Edith Stein

This summer, in July, you are invited to experience the teaching and wisdom of Edith Stein - Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross - through a series of events that will be hosted at the Aylesford Carmelite Priory in Kent.

King Charles III Coronation

King Charles III's coronation took place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London. During the ceremony, the King was crowned alongside Queen Camilla.

Annual 'World Youth Sunday'

The theme for World Youth Sunday, which we share with the Flame 2023 youth congress event, reflects a call to stand up again, together, to find fresh strength and to help others to rise up too.

Peace Sunday 2023

Peace Sunday follows the international World Day of Peace and is celebrated in the parishes of England and Wales on the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time. In 2023 this falls on 15 January.

Newman Canonisation

Cardinal John Henry Newman will become England's first Saint who lived in the past three hundred years when he is canonised by Pope Francis in Rome on Sunday 13 October 2019.

Pope Francis in DRC and South Sudan

Pope Francis is visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan for an Apostolic Journey from Tuesday, 31 January to Sunday, 5 February 2023.

Dies Domini - Keeping the Lord's Day Holy

To hold up the vital, indispensable and irreplaceable place of the Eucharist in our lives, we have produced a series of discussions for Advent called 'Dies Domini - Keeping the Lord's Day Holy'.

Re-dedication of England to Mary

Behold 2020 is the event that celebrated the Re-dedication of England as "The Dowry of Mary". We made a personal promise and a communal entrustment.

Mass in celebration of the 125th Founding Anniversary of the St Francis Leprosy Guild

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.” St Francis of Assisi

Gregorian Chant Festival

Schola Gregoriana and The Association for Latin Liturgy host a residential Chant event at Douai Abbey, 2-4 May 2023

Adoremus 2018

Adoremus - the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress - was held in Liverpool from 7-9 September 2018 to celebrate the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated in 2022 in the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952.

Pathways to Christ's Passion

Explore the hidden depths of the Passion narratives with renowned biblical scholar Father Henry Wansbrough

Lorem Ipsum