Formation Days on Mission & Evangelisation

We have arranged a formation day for parish teams which will provide an opportunity to meet together and reflect on what it is to be missionary and what we mean by discipleship. The days will be led by Fr Gerard Kelly and will give people a chance to meet with other parish teams 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.

Below is the programme for the day. The same programme will be repeated four times at four different venues. You are able to attend whichever date/venue suits you best but please confirm your attendance by emailing Marie Sartini ( along with any dietary requirements. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

9.30am             Opportunity for Mass

10.00am           Arrivals, Welcome, Tea and Coffee

10.30am           Presentation 1: MISSIONARY – What does it mean?

The Development of the New Evangelisation in the Church since Vatican II

11.30am           Small group discussion

12.00pm           Q & A

12.30pm           LUNCH

1.30pm             Presentation II: DISCIPLES

Discipleship, Holiness and Mission, the action of the Holy Spirit.

2.30pm             Small group discussions

2.45pm             Q & A

3.00pm            Closing Liturgy

3.30pm            Goodbyes


27/01/18 at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Burnley

17/02/18 at Our Lady of Grace, Prestwich

10/03/18 at Schoenstatt Shrine, Bolton

24/03/18 at the Cathedral Centre, Salford

Evangelisation Workshop with Sherry Weddell

Friday 11th May 2018 | 2:30pm-8:00pm | St John Southworth Church, Nelson

Keynote address from Sherry Weddell on ‘Forming Intentional Discipleship’ and ‘Fruitful Discipleship’.

Question & Answers

Buffet Meal

Adoration & Reconciliation

Cost £15 (£10 for Guild Members & Priests)

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Leadership Conference 2018

Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th May 2018 | Royal Albert Hall, London

The Leadership Conference unites people from every corner of the world for two days of world class speakers, worship and encouragement.

Come be a part of it. Experience the room, encounter ideas that resonate deeply, learn from experienced leaders and be challenged by topics that matter to you.

Gathering leaders of influence. Enhance your expertise, cultivate connections and be part of God-breathed moments with creative thinkers, church builders, influencers and entrepreneurs.

Life-changing leadership. Get ready to experience life-changing leadership with themes to challenge and inspire the dreamers, the doers, those just starting out and the seasoned professionals.

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Divine Renovation Workshops with Fr James Mallon

Wednesday 9th May 2018 | Holy Trinity Brompton Church, London

Father James Mallon’s best-selling book has stirred up a vision and passion for parish renewal across the globe.

But how do you actually make the transformation happen in your parish? Join Fr James and other parishes on the Divine Renovation journey for a practical day that will include times of prayer and worship led by Youth 2000.

Explore what’s involved in the earliest stages and hear from parishes that have already begun. The day will involve a “hands on” approach that will equip you to go back to your parish and begin your own journey. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you read ‘Divine Renovation: Bringing your Parish from Maintenance to Mission’ beforehand.

The day will most benefit parishes where priest and lay parishioners can attend and plan together. It is open to people of all denominations who have a heart for the renewal of the local church.

The day is free of charge. Lunch will not be provided.

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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, Evangeli Gaudium