Events

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


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 www.divinerenovationuk.org

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

Programme

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.

REGISTER HERE


Parish Catechesis – Workshops for Parish Catechists

Saturday 27th April 2019, 10:00-14:15
Cathedral Centre, Salford, M3 6DP

Programme

10:00                     Tea/Coffee
10:30                     Opening Liturgy
10:45                     Keynote Talk – David Wells
11:45                     Discussion
12:00                     Lunch
12:45                     Workshops* (choose 1 from below)
1:45                       Closing liturgy
2:15                       Departures

Workshops

Baptism – Fr Chris Lough
First Holy Communion & Reconciliation – David Wells
Confirmation – Lorraine Leonard & Sean Thorpe
RCIA – Catherine Davies

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

REGISTER HERE


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

Saturday 18th May 2019, 10:00-15:00
Cathedral Centre, Salford, M3 6DP

Programme

10:00 Tea/Coffee
10:30 Welcome, Opening Prayer & Opening Address
11:00 Workshops 1*
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Workshops 2*
1:45 Workshops 3*
2:45 Q&A and Closing Prayer
3:00 Departures

*Workshops (in small groups attendees will go to each 60 minute workshop)

1) Finance (Gift Aid, Returns, levy, banking)
2) General Administration (Data protection, employment, use of volunteers, legal occupation, insurance, IT, background to diocese as trust/charity)
3) Property (Building/Grounds Maintenance, H&S)

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

REGISTER HERE


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

Developing & Supporting School & Parish Links

A training day for parish teams on developing links between school and parish.

Saturday 9th March 2019, 10:00-15:00
Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, BL1 6PQ

Programme

10:00                     Tea/Coffee
10:30                     Opening Liturgy
10:45                     Keynote Talk – Sr Judith Russi  – 7 Ways from School to Parish
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 40 minute workshop)–

1)    Encouraging young people to take an active role in the parish – Lorraine Leonard
2)    Fostering good relations between school & parish – Fr Chris Gordon & Nicola Rabbett
3)    Living the Gospel as Beacons of Hope (Catholic Social Teaching) – Kath Ansley

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

REGISTER HERE

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. Registration opening soon. There is a suggested donation of £5.00 payable on the door to help with the running costs of these events.

DAVID WELLS
Wednesday 1st May 2019
St Gabriel’s RCHS, Bury, BL6 0TZ

SHERRY WEDDELL
Thursday 20th June 2019
The Village Hotel, Bury, BL9 7BQ

FR DENIS McBRIDE CSsR
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