Gifts, Talents & Charisms Formation & Discernment Days

Led by Fr Gerard Kelly

10:00-15:00 (Opportunity for Mass at 9:30)

Formation on Gifts, Talents & Charisms of the Holy Spirit. Group Discussion. Prayer time & personal discernment.

Although it is helpful that you attend the day in your deanery you can attend any of the four days as the same content will be repeated.

Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/Coffee will be provided.

Oldham, Bury & Rochdale Deaneries

Saturday 3rd November 2018 – Our Lady of Grace, Prestwich

Blackburn & Burnley Deaneries

Saturday 12th January 2019 – St Mary’s Parish Hall, Burnley – REGISTER

Please note due to a football match at Burnley FC the main church car park will not be available. Please park on the smaller car park next to the parish hall off Temple Street.

North & South Manchester Deaneries

Saturday 26th January 2019 – Cathedral Centre, Salford – REGISTER

Bolton & Salford Deaneries

Saturday 16th February 2019 – Schoenstatt Shrine, Bolton – REGISTER

Divine Renovation 19 UK – Unlock Your Parish’s Potential

7-8 February 2019, Bethel Convention Centre, Birmingham

What would your parish look like if it were wildly fruitful? Imagine many people in your community coming to know Jesus through your parish. Imagine your parish being known for its healthy culture, effective teams, and inspiring leadership. Join Fr James Mallon, author of Divine Renovation, and parishes from around the UK who are starting to see fruit. Experience two days of keynotes, inspirational stories, worship, prayer and seminars with other passionate leaders from around the UK. Group discount available when a parish priest and three or more parishioners attend together. For more information, including tickets and accommodation, see

Gifts, Talents & Charisms Training Days

Growing in the Gifts of the Spirit – Workshops on Prayer & Spirituality
“Rejoice and Be Glad: Gaudete Et Exsultate”

Saturday 16th March 2019, 10:00-15:00
Cathedral Centre, Salford, M3 6DP


10:00                     Tea/Coffee
10:30                     Opening Liturgy
10:45                     Keynote Talk ‘The Holy Spirit’ – Fr Eamonn Mulcahy
11:45                     Discussion
12:00                     Lunch
12:45                     Workshops 1*
1:25                       Workshops 2*
2:05                       Workshops 3*
2:45                       Conclusion/Closing prayer
3:00                       Departures

* Workshops (in small groups attendees will go to each 30 minute workshop) –

1)    Supernatural Gifts of the Spirit – Fr Ged Kelly
2)    Praying, Fasting & Almsgiving – Fr Eamonn Mulcahy
3)    How does your garden grow? – Holiness in the everyday – a life defined by prayer – Fr Joe Gee

Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/Coffee will be provided.


Parish Catechesis – Workshops for Parish Catechists

Saturday 27th April 2019, 10:00-15:00

Cathedral Centre, Salford, M3 6DP

Parish Management – Workshops on Finance, Administration, Buildings and H&S

Saturday 18th May 2019, 10:00-15:00

Cathedral Centre, Salford, M3 6DP

Digital Missionaries – Workshops of Websites, Social Media & Newsletters

Saturday 8th June 2019, 10:00-15:00

Cathedral Centre, Salford, M3 6DP

Diocese of Salford Social Action Network – Workshops from various Charities & Organisations

Saturday 6th July 2019, 10:00-15:00

Holy Cross College, Bury, BL9 9BB

Parish Youth Ministry – Workshops on engaging young people in parish life

Saturday 14th September 2019, 10:00-15:00

Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, BL1 6PQ


“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