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 (Bishop.PA@dioceseofsalford.org.uk) 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
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
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
Adoration & Reconciliation
Cost £15 (£10 for Guild Members & Priests)
Register by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For more information and Registration visit: www.alpha.org/events/lc18-London
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.
“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