On Wednesday December 4 the Catholic Herald carol concert takes place at St James’s, Spanish Place, London. It starts at 7pm and will last about 45 minutes – followed by a mince pie and a glass of wine, which are included in the ticket price (£15, or £10 for subscribers). All proceeds go to good causes. Go to catholic-herald-carols. eventbrite.com or call 0207 448 3605.
December 3 is Giving Tuesday, which since 2012 has become a mass movement in many countries. Thirty-nine US dioceses have joined the “iGiveCatholic” campaign which provides details of local Catholic charities. See igivecatholic.org.
Catholics around the world will fast, pray to the Sacred Heart (left) and make reparation on Thursday December 6. The initiative was proposed by four anonymous exorcists in the National Catholic Register. They say that spiritual warfare “is happening within the Church”, especially concerning idolatry, and that we can drive out demonic influence by making reparation.