Among its responsibilities the Agency numbers the support and promotion of ongoing faith formation; the key to our being the formators and evangelisers we are called to be. We are working to help parishes nurture the faith formation of adults, affording all an understanding of what the Church teaches and a vocabulary with which to explain their faith and reach out to others. We support adult faith formation by helping parishes develop their own pastoral plan and by organising talks and events around the diocese which parishes can tap into.
There are many successful adult faith formation programmes to choose from. Each of them has something to offer and can play a valuable part in the development of a comprehensive parish plan.
In the following sections you will find descriptions of a number of programmes and initiatives developed by the Agency for Evangelisation and opportunties for formation for effective parish ministries.
Spirituality, prayer, retreats, Bible studies and faith talks
Registration is required for all events. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.
Prayer with Sr Anne Walsh OP & Sr Martina
Dates: 2nd May, 6th Jun 2018
Venue: Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation:£5.00.
A series of 4 talks on A Biblical Journey through the Mass by Brian Purfield
The Mass is the centre of our faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responses and all the gestures. But do we know what it all means? In this short course we will take a tour of the liturgy and explore the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience in the liturgy and reflect on their profound significance. It is hoped that this will help to renew our faith and deepen our love for and devotion to the Eucharist.
Date: 21st May and 26th June 2018
Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN
Suggested donation: £4.00
Pentecostal Retreat with Sr Anne Walsh OP and Sr Karen Marguerite OP
Date: 10th May 2018
Time: 10.00am -3.00 pm
Venue: Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation:£14.00
Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work with Mgr Malachy Keegan
There are some fundamental, basic ways in which one person can engage skilfully and respectfully with another person. It is hugely valuable and important to know these ways and develop these skills. This seminar will offer a basic introduction to the skills of Pastoral Counselling for everyone involved in parish life. Applying these skills will lead to healthier, happier and more fruitful ways of being and working with other people.
Date: 23rd May, 30th May, 6th Jun, 13th Jun, 2018
This is a 4 session course and participants will be required to attend all 4 sessions. Places are very limited.
Venue: Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation: £5.00