In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis calls on all Catholics to be ‘Missionary Disciples’ – to undertake the work of Evangelisation, that is bringing the Good News of the Gospel to others. Jesus commanded the Apostles to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations”, and we are called to carry on that same mission.
Westminster Diocese is responding to this call through Proclaim Westminster, which aims to establish Parish Evangelisation Teams, to enable and guide the development of Missionary Parishes.
for more information contact:
Deacon Adrian Cullen - Evangelisation Coordinator
Agency for Evangelisation, Westminster Diocese
Samuel Groups- Speak Lord Your Servant is Listening
Wondering what God is calling you to do with your life?
Samuel Groups are for single young adults (18-35), who feel they would benefit from having some direction as to what God is calling them to do with their lives. London Samuel Groups for 2017-18 will have their first meeting in November.
If you are interested in taking part in this group please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuel Groups take their name from the story of the Prophet Samuel told in Chapter 3 of the First Book of Samuel in the Old Testament.
Samuel, still a young boy, hears a voice call him by name and thinks it is the voice of the priest Eli. At first Eli does not realize what is happening but when the call is repeated a number of times he recognizes that this is the voice of God. He tells Samuel that when he next hears the voice he should answer, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.”
What commitment is involved? Participants take time to listen to God and to His Word speaking to their life. They commit to attending monthly meetings with the group, and to meeting individually with a spiritual guide.
What happens in the monthly group meeting? The heart of the group meetings is a time of Lectio Divina or prayer with the Bible. As well as this there will be some social time, and often a guest speaker and time for discussion.
For more information please visit: www.ukvocation.org/samuel