The Evangelisation Department is excited to announce that in September we will be launching our very own Certificate in Evangelisation. This short course will give people in the diocese a fantastic background in the history of evangelisation, the importance of evangelisation, Church teaching on evangelisation and will also be packed full of practical tips and ideas on how to evangelise. The course will take place fortnightly on Monday evenings, 7pm – 9pm throughout Autumn in the Pastoral Resources Centre, CF3 1XQ (we are investigating the possibility of live streaming sessions to those for whom the location would make it near to impossible to do the course). An assessment day will then take place on Saturday, December 8th. This course is a fantastic way to not only hone your skills and knowledge but also to have them formally recognised in the Archdiocese.
The Catholic Bible school are running a weekend retreat in Our Lady’s Parish in Hereford from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October. Parishioners from other parishes are very welcome to join us. Information on the weekend can be found at www.olqmhereford.org.uk On Saturday 6th October, from 9am there will be workshops entitled “Know your Bible ABS’S – Achieving Bible
Confidence”, “The word for Children”, aimed at helped parents and catechists share the Bible with children and young people, and “”Gospel Parables”. There will also be a session on Lectio-Divina, or the prayerful reading of scripture and a presentation on the Parable of the Sower. There will be special prayer stations in the Church, adoration and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and all meals and refreshments provided. There will be special sessions for children when the adults are gathered together for their workshops. If you would like to come along just ring Fr. Matthew on or
01432 265177, or e-mail numbers to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> – just so that we can plan numbers for meals.