For information on Youth Activities please contact youth@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

*There will be an extra High Mass (EF) for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday 8th September at 11am in the Parish Church at Douai Abbey, followed by a Marian procession in the grounds of the Abbey.

On Sunday 9th September at 10:30am there will be an extra Dominican Rite Sung Mass (EF) at 10:30am in the Parish Church at Douai Abbey.


The Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge will be singing Gregorian Chant for all the Masses. All these events are open to the public and ALL AGES. They are organised by YCA who are staying at the Abbey, during that weekend.

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7-9th Sept 2018


Theme “Tell others the truth that sets you free” (Pope Benedict XVI)



During the weekend of the 7-9 September 2018, Young Catholic Adults will be running a retreat at Douai Abbey, it will feature Fr. Lawrence Lew O.P. and Canon Poucin.


The weekend will be full-board. YCA will be running the weekend with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge who will be holding Gregorian Chant workshops.


There will also be a Marian Procession, Rosaries, Sung Masses, Confession, talks (on the beauty of silence in the Mass plus social media and evangelization) and socials. All Masses will be celebrated in the Extraordinary form. *


Please note to guarantee your place this year Douai Abbey have requested that everyone books in 3 weeks before the start of the weekend i.e.17th Aug 2018.


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