‘Family is Sacred’ Zoom Course

Running alternate Wednesdays, 7:30pm-9:00pm. You are encouraged to attend all sessions but please note, these are also standalone if you are just able to commit to some. The course is designed to enrich and support marriage and family life and the building up of the Domestic Church. There will be input from various speakers followed by small group discussion and Q&A. All Welcome! Register your free place by emailing

10/3/21                Love and how we understand work
24/3/21                Family & suffering
7/4/21                  The mission of the family

Family is Sacred Course All Dates Poster

Catechists’ Zoom Gathering – Waiting for Green – Being a catechist on “Pause”

Thursday 11th March, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Zoom

Led by The Wisdom Group exploring how we can support you and your ministry with practical resources for use now and in the future.

Email to register.

Zoom Launch – ‘EMPOWERED’ Confirmation Resources

During these challenging times when groups cannot gather for catechesis, we have developed ten online sessions to prepare candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The sessions are based on the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit plus a session on the Rite of Confirmation and a post confirmation session. The sessions will be available to download for free from the diocesan website as PowerPoints with a leaders guide. These sessions can be delivered online using zoom, MS Teams or similar. You may wish to run your sessions during the seasons of Lent or Easter or at a time to suit your deanery. Each session is designed to last around one hour. Join us on Tuesday 2nd March at 7:00pm on Zoom where we will be giving an overview of the course, sharing a session and helping with any questions you may have. If you wish to attend, please email

Let us Dream – Our Lenten Journey with Pope Francis, guided by Austen Ivereigh

LET US DREAM — Our Lenten Journey with Pope Francis, guided by Austen Ivereigh.Over the Wednesdays of Lent we will explore Pope Francis’ book, Let us Dream, with the assistance of Austen Ivereigh, who worked closely with Pope Francis on the book.
Let Us Dream is the first book by a pope in response to a specific crisis, and offers us Pope Francis’s spiritual guidance for humanity in the throes of the Covid crisis, helping us to seize the opportunity for conversion and change — as individuals and as a society.

The course will begin with an Introductory presentation by Austen on Wednesday 24th February at 7pm.

Every Wednesday from 3rd March until 31st March we will meet 7pm-8.30pm, again with an opening reflection from Austen, to explore the book in five sections, share our thoughts, ask questions and deepen our understanding of the Lord’s call to us, to our Church and world through the teaching of Pope Francis.

This is a wonderful opportunity and the Bishop and Diocese are very grateful to Austen Ivereigh for making this possible.

Please note, you may benefit from buying Austen’s book prior to the event so that you can contribute fully to the discussion, though this isn’t compulsory.

Please email to book your place.


“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