Clergy Formation Days on Mission & Evangelisation

Thursday 5th July 2018

10:30am – 2:30pm

Our Lady of Grace Parish Hall, Prestwich

We have arranged a formation day for clergy which will provide an opportunity to meet together and reflect on what it is to be missionary and what we mean by discipleship. The day will be led by Fr Gerard Kelly with opportunity to share ideas and any concerns. There will be a chance for questions in the afternoon. Most importantly, the day will be a time of reflection where we can consider the part that the Holy Spirit plays in all that we are doing. Evangelisation must touch our hearts, becoming the engine that drives us forward in our mission, it is the Holy Spirit who gives us the courage to advance.

* Please note this day is only open to clergy *

Please confirm your attendance along with any dietary requirements by emailing before Wednesday 27th June. 

Music Ministry Training Day

Saturday 14th July 2018

10:30am – 4:40pm

Cathedral Centre, Salford, M3 6DP

A day for Singers, Organists, Musicians and Musical Directors from around the Diocese.


10.30 Arrivals (with tea and coffee)

10.50 Talk

11.50 Lunch

12.30 Workshops (1)

1.30 Workshops (2)

2.30 Tea & coffee

2.45 Preparation for Mass

3.30 Mass for musicians

Workshops (1)

  • Daniel Bath – ‘Make a joyful noise’: a workshop for instrumentalists.
  • Nick Baty – ‘Let the peoples praise you’: getting your congregation to sing.
  • Martin Barry – ‘Sing a new song to the Lord’: a workshop for singers.
  • Anthony Hunt – ‘Playing for Mass: the art of congregational and choir accompaniment’

Workshops (2)

  • Daniel Bath – At first sight! A workshop on sight singing.
  • Nick Baty – Dots before the eyes: music reading for beginners.
  • Martin Barry – ‘Sing praise with all your skill’: choosing the right music for Mass.
  • Anthony Hunt – ‘Organ alchemy: changing and adapting piano playing into good organ technique.’

Admission Free

Please bring a packed lunch

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Retreat for Parish Teams

Saturday 22nd September 2018

10:00am – 3:15pm

St Bede’s College, Manchester, M16 8HX

Keynote Speaker – Fr Chris Gorton

Small Groups on a range of Prayer & Spirituality

Holy Hour led by Bishop John

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“The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness”

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium