The Gift – A presentation on this life in the Spirit course for parishes – 18 March and 1 April
(attendance on both days required)
Bishop Peter says: - "I warmly invite you and representatives from your parish to a diocesan pilot of the parish course produced by CaFE called The Gift – a Life in the Spirit course.
This six session course is an engaging and joyful exploration of what it means to be spirit-filled in every day life. It is presented by Charles Whitehead, Michelle Moran, Jenny Baker and David Payne with testimonies from clergy and laity from around the country. It is very flexible and easy to run with discussion questions and times of prayer and reflection.
Full details can be found at http://www.thegiftofthespirit.org/
The course recently received an Apostolic Blessing and the Holy Father is praying for a successful launch in parishes across the UK ; he has encouraged Life in the Spirit courses to be run in every parish, school and seminary. Over 1000 courses have been run so far and more are planned.
The feedback from parish priests, leaders and guests has been very positive.
"A very positive and inspirational experience that will remain forever in my spiritual diary."
"A well balanced course, ideal for parishes, especially those that are 'off the beaten track' for live speakers."
This informative and empowering pilot event will run over two Saturdays, 18 March and 1 April 2017, at the Holy Ghost Parish Church, Luton. It is hoped that parishes will send those willing to explore the possibility of running The Gift in their own parishes. Each day will begin with teas/coffees at 9.30 am and finish by 4 pm. Priests will be able to leave at 3 pm to attend to their own parishes.
I will be celebrating Mass on the final Saturday at 3 pm. There is no charge for the event although an offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available, attendees should bring packed lunches.
When we are confirmed, we are sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Gift course is a great opportunity to unlock the mystery of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the life of our parish communities. Do join me on this two day course.".
Please can you register your attendees by emailing details of: your parish; attendees' names, telephone numbers and email address to Paola McMorrow at firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of February. Questions can be answered by CaFE's contact Tim Stevens on 07875 848138.
You might also like to check out Archbishop Bernard Longley's commendation here, and Bishop Patrick McKinney of Nottingham's here. .