Gifts, Talents & Charisms Training Days

Caritas – Parish Social Action – #BeTheChangeWorkshops from various Charities & Organisations

Saturday 6th July 2019, 10:00-15:00
Holy Cross College, Bury, BL9 9BB


10:00 Tea/Coffee – visit stalls
10:15 Welcome, Opening Prayer
10:30 Keynote Talk – Sir Peter Fahy
11:15 Discussion/Small groups (in deaneries)/what’s already happening
11:30 Good practice from three parishes
12:00 Lunch with Marketplace stalls
1:00 Workshops 1 – Issues (40 minutes)
1:40 Change workshops
1:50 Workshops 2 – How to (40 minutes)
2:30 Move back to main hall
2:40 Conclusion/Closing prayer
3:00 Departures

Workshops 1 – Issues

1) Poverty & Homelessness
2) Refugees
3) Children & Families
4) Environment

Workshops 2 – How to

1) Catholic Social Teaching
2) Using the skills of the parish
3) Involving young people
4) Involving the community

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



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

Formation Series

Throughout the year we will arrange a series of talks with Q&A on a range of themes. Each evening will start at 7:30pm and finish around 9:00pm. There is a suggested donation of £5.00 payable on the door to help with the running costs of these events.


SHERRY WEDDELL – Forming Intentional Disciples
Thursday 20th June 2019
St Bernadette’s Parish Centre, Whitefiled, M45 7SX

Afternoon/Evening session for Clergy and Laity

5:30pm – Holy Hour / Confessions
6:30pm – Tea/Coffee
7:00pm – Talk
8:30pm – Q&A and discussions
9:00pm -Departures



FR DENIS McBRIDE CSsR – Jesus the Relational Leader
Wednesday 17th July 2019
St Gabriel’s RCHS, Bury, BL6 0TZ




“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