What's On

July 2013


2-4 July

Faith: believed, celebrated, lived & prayed
Exploring the dynamics of Faith in the Catechumenate with Paul Turner

Sedgeley Park Centre, Sedgeley Park, Manchester M25 OJT

In the Year of Faith we will be reflecting on how faith is passed on in the period of the Catechumenate. The Rite talks about four ways or dynamics: through an understanding of the faith in the teaching of the Church, in the celebration of the liturgy of the Church, in acts of witness and charity and in prayer. All four are expressions of faith and work together to deepen the catechumen’s knowledge and love of Christ who invites them into communion with him.

In the Conference we will explore these different dynamics and how they complement one another. Our main input will be from Fr Paul Turner, a priest of the diocese of Kansas City - St Joseph, US and is well known as an author and speaker on RCIA. His many books include The Catechumenate Answer Book and Celebrating Initiation, a Guide for Priests. He combines in-depth knowledge of the rite together with practical and pastoral experience.

The theme will be further explored through group work, workshops led by experienced practitioners from the RCIA Network, and prayer.

Information about RCIA events in 2013 can be downloaded from: rcia.org.uk/Events/2013

11 July

The Diocese of Brentwood is holding a talk for the 'Year of Faith' titled: "What hope for Faith? - Ways of nourishing faith today through spirituality and imagination". Rev Michael Paul Gallagher, SJ, former Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian University, Rome. Cathedral Parish Hall.

7.30pm - 9.30pm
Cathedral Parish Hall, Ingrave Road,

COST £25 per parish

Advance booking is essential.
* Please make cheques payable to BRCDT

To reserve your place, please contact the Adult Religious Education office on
01277 265255 or email are&fm@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Clifton Diocese: Gaudium et Spes
'Making the truth of the Gospel shine forth'

Led by Gavin D'Costa, these sessions will allow us to explore the thoughts and reflections of the Council, shaping the Church for its mission in the modern world. please bring a copy of Year of Faith News to the session.

7.30pm-9.00pm (refreshments from 7.00pm)
Apostle Room, Clifton Cathedral

13 July

Hexham and Newcastle Diocese: Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Holy Island.

Join with the Ecumenical Pilgrimage to honour St Aidan and St Cuthbert as one of our mini-pilgrimages. Please note, this is a ticket only event

16 July

Cardiff Diocese: We believe in a God Who Heals

A monthly series for the Year of Faith, Rev Dr Gareth Leyshon explores the roots of why we believe the core things we hold as Catholics.
For more information contact: st.johnlloyd@rcadc.org or telephone 02920 77 8631

1.45 pm or 7.00 p.m.
St John Lloyd Church, Glan-Y-Mor Road, Rumney, CARDIFF CF3 1RQ.

18 July

Southwark Diocese: EPS Scripture Study Day

David McLoughlin of Newman College will explore Jesus’ teaching set against the social realities of his own time as a way of looking at just what sort of faith we are challenged to deepen and renew in the Year of Faith.

Admission £20; EPS and CCRS students free.

Centre for Catholic Formation, 21 Tooting Bec Road, SW17 8BS

22 July- 29 July

Clifton Diocese: World Youth Day 2013 @ home

Bishop Declan invites young people to celebrate World Youth Day 2013 @ home. Days in the Diocese will be hosted by the Gloucester Deanery from Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th July. Each day will include catechesis led by inspiring speakers and engaging with the religious communities of Gloucestershire. 

They will then make a pilgrimage to Aylesford Priory in Kent to join with young Catholics from across England and Wales for the Brightlights festival which runs from Friday 26th – Monday 29th July. We will be able to link up live with the celebrations in Rio, including the final Mass with Pope Benedict XVI. Look out for more information in parishes and schools and how to sign up for this fantastic opportunity.