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Sharing Hope in Crisis - 18th May 2019

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  • Do you have a team in your parish that supports your Parish Priest with Pastoral Care?
  • Who serve suffering people on a regular basis? 
  • Whether in your parish or in the community?
  • We all know a friend, family member, neighbour, or colleague struggling with a life crisis. 
  • Are you thinking of setting up such a team?
  • Do you think it would be a good idea to offer this team some training?


Conference Centre, Brentwood Cathedral 


Saturday 18th May 2019

The Sharing Hope in Crisis team are offering a day for you to hear how they approach situations.

This seminar is designed to help you know what to say—and what not to say—to someone facing difficulty and to compassionately share the love of Jesus Christ with those who need it most.

Brentwood Diocese are making this day available following the success at the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, Westminster and the East Anglia Diocese.


What they said :


East Anglia

Rebecca Bretherton, Co-ordinator for the Commission for the New Evangelisation East Anglia Diocese said:

“The Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar is suitable for anyone who wants to learn the practical skills needed to share God’s love and comfort with people in crisis. It will be particularly valuable for SVP members, parish bereavement groups, home visitors, and people working in other charity groups.”



Dr Mark Nash -Director of the CCF and Ongoing Formation of Priests said:

The Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar, which we hosted at the Centre for Catholic Formation in Tooting Bec late last year, was a highly practical and well-received event. Stemming from an exposition on the Great Commission and a series of presentations on crisis response, participants were led to explore how we can provide practical support and the hope of Christ, not just in complex and violent situations, but at times of challenge in our homes and communities.



Adrian Cullen, Evangelisation Coordinator, Diocese of Westminster said :

“The Sharing Hope in Crisis event gives a professional insight into how having trained Christian ministers on hand in times of crisis, can provide comfort, and for some, an opportunity to consider deeper, spiritual concerns which can only be resolved by turning to God.


The event takes place at the Conference Centre, Brentwood Cathedral on Saturday 18th May.  Please see the attached poster for details.  Please promote this event in your parish and wider community.  There are only 70 places available so please do sign up as soon as you can. 


To register:

1. Go to Eventbrite:


2. email