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Update for Parishes - February 2021
 

Season of Lent­ – resources for individuals and groups:

Small Communities – Faith-Sharing for Lent 2021

Holy Week Voices from the Holy Land

Poems and Reflections for Lent and Easter with Fr Richard Nesbitt. This rich resource is available in booklet or downloadable format.  And includes a suggested selection of six chapters as this year’s Lenten Resource for Small Communities Faith-Sharing. For further information and to order your copy, visit: https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/news/holy-week-voices 

·         You are invited to an online Introductory Session with Fr Richard Nesbitt On Tuesday 16th February at 7.00pm Register at catadmin@rcdow.org.uk

Knowing Jesus: Lent Online Retreat 2021- from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow. Follow retreat online and sign up to online group: https://www.onlineprayer.net 

Lenten Bible Studies 2021 – ‘breaking open each Lenten Sunday Gospel …before you go to Sunday Mass’ delivered by Mauro Iannicelli  over six Wednesday evenings.  Register at https://comeandsee.org/lent

 

‘Year of St Joseph’

 On the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St Joseph as ‘Patron of the Catholic Church’ by Blessed Pius IX, Pope Francis has proclaimed ‘A Year of St Joseph’ from 8th December 2021 to 8th December 2021.  https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/news/st-joseph/ 

·        St Joseph Novena - 11th-18th March – a diocesan resource from the Agency for Evangelisation and Caritas  https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/evangelisation/st-joseph-novena/  

 

Covid-19 & Church-21 Survey – a survey in May-July gave a picture of how Catholics were coping with the pandemic.  Clergy & Laypeople are invited to take a second survey, to give insight into lives of Catholics in lockdown:  https://www.catholicvoices.org.uk/survey 

Saints & Blesseds of Catechesis - monthly online reflection for Catechists – Tue 2nd March: Katharine Drexel. Register catadmin@rcdow.org.uk  

Marriage & Family Life -  Pope’s Intention for FEBRUARY 2021 - Violence against Women: We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded. For resources https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/domestic-abuse/parishes-tackling-domestic-abuse/ 

‘Journeying with the Bible’ - is a series of lectures given by Fr Javier Ruiz-Ortiz PhD & Sr Monica Cardona STL: 23rd Feb - Catholic Letters, 9th Mar – Apocalypse.  Register at:  catadmin@rcdow.org.uk 

Christian Leadership Formation Programme -  in partnership with St Mary’s University, Twickenham and The Catholic Union of Great Britain, for 6th Formers, open to applications: https://christianheritagecentre.com/clf/ 

‘MISSION MADE POSSIBLE’ - a 7-week course in intentional discipleship & evangelisation from Fr. Jon Bielawski & Michele Thompson. In small groups, one Zoom session per week. See https://genesismission.co.uk/about-us/   Further information contact Julia: julia.beacroft@prcdtr.org.uk