Staying connected

This page was last checked / updated: 12/06/20

Here’s some information about how we might stay connected to various spiritual communities and resources. There’s lots more on Quest’s Main Facebook page which you can find here. 

News / Most recent updates

A Big Disease with a Little Name‘ a very moving and interesting series of 15 minute episodes on the early years of the AIDS epidemic. With parallels to today’s pandemic in the way it was initially viewed. To be found on BBC Radio 4 @ 1.45pm but is also available here

Sunday, June 14, 2020, 3:00 p.m., Eastern U.S. Time (8pm in the UK), “nearly 300 people from 13 countries will come together for ‘We, Though Many, Are One Body,’ a virtual celebration of Catholic LGBTQ Pride … [it will] feature prayer, readings, reflections, and song.”  More information can be found here

An interesting articles by By James Alison “Facing Down the Wolf: A Gay Priest’s Vocation” can be found here

“Cardinal thanks Catholics for their patience as churches prepare to re-open on 15 June for private, individual prayer” see the statement here

Sarah Hagger-Holt  over at Stonewall has published (28 May) a blog post ‘LGBT people of faith share their experience of lockdown‘ which can be accessed here.

A Soho Act of Remembrance (on the 21st Anniversary of the Soho Bomb, 30 April 1999) can be found here

I’ve Got An Opinion: I can be transgender and Catholic at the same time
We speak with Mela Habijan, who is both a trans woman and a Catholic. How does she reconcile the two?  Listen to the podcast here

“The Catholic Women’s Council (CWC), which was founded in Stuttgart in November 2019 and now unites committed Catholic women around the globe under one umbrella group”.  Find out more here and read the press release here

Find out more about ‘Praying Eucharistically in the “Lockdown” with James Alison’ here

‘Rainbow Pilgrims of Faith’ (previously ‘Coalition of Activists‘) can be accessed here.

GNRC are posting a range of resources:

St.Nicholas of Tolentino RC Church have an active online ministry on their Facebook page which can be found here and their parish newsletter here

Mark Dowd – one of regular presenters of ‘Things Unseen’ podcast considers the importance of seeing a loving face when you are close to death here

Fr James Martin is hosting a Daily Faith Sharing on his Facebook page here

The Gay themed Passion of Christ blog series can still be found at Q Spirit here

On Friday, 3 April – the ‘Day of Prayer for the Survivors of Sexual Abuse‘ Cardinal Vincent Nichols was to lead The Way of the Cross in Westminster Cathedral in reparation for all abuse. Instead the the Cardinal leads us through the Stations in this 37 minute video: here

Streamed  Services:

The list of diocese and churches offering streamed worship is expanding all the time with some sharing live streamed Masses on YouTube / Facebook including those offering LGBT+ welcoming Masses around the country, find out more:

Radio Maria, based in Cambridge is offering a number of online radio services (you might find it DAB radio too, Band IIC 220.352 MHz). Morning Prayer broadcast from St. Michael’s Dominican Priory at Blackfriars, Cambridge at 7:00 Mon to Fri, 9:00 Sat & Sun followed by Mass at 7.30 and 9.30 respectively. Join us and our friends from places such as Germany and the Netherlands here. (Scroll down to “Now on air” on right hand side, click “Listen in Pop up” and use the controlsfor play, rewind and volume. You may need to give permission for the pop up in your browser.)

Weekday Masses

  • @ 7.45 St Monica, Palmers Green – here
  • @ 10.00 Our Lady and St Vincent, Potters Bar – here
  • @ 18.00 Tues – Fri St.Nicholas of Tolentino RC Church, Bristol are livestreaming / LOVEstreaming  and on Sat at 12.00 on their Facebook Page here.
  • from Walsingham
  • Westminster Cathedral: schedule on website: here
  • Schedule of streamed Masses from St Alban’s in Derby here

Streamed Sunday Masses

  • @ 7.45 St Monica, Palmers Green – here
  • @ 10.00 St.Nicholas of Tolentino RC Church, Bristol are livestreaming / LOVEstreaming on their Facebook Page here.
  • @ 10.30 Holy Apostles, Pimlico – here
  • @ 11.00 Our Lady and St Vincent, Potters Bar – here
  • @ 12.30 Holy Apostles, Pimlico (Spanish Mass) – here
  • Westminster Cathedral: schedule on website: here

Open Table ecumenical Christian worship communities

Open Table Network’s first online worship with 21 participants from communities across England & Wales can be found here

Information and other Resources

  • “How to participate in Mass during the coronavirus outbreak” published by the Westminster Diocese can be found here.
  • The Tablet have published an article “Isolated but not alone: resources for Catholics” which can be found here.
  • La Croix international can be found here.
  • The Catholic Bishops’ Conference (England and Wales) Facebook Page can be found here
  • the Vatican YouTube Channel can be found here
  • the Westminster Diocese Farm Street Ministry can be found here
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