1-The next event in the Deanery Spiritual Pilgrimage is a follow up of the presentation to the Adoremus Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool, at Our Lady and St Philip Neri, Sydenham, on Friday 1st March at 7.30pm. There will be an opportunity to meet with others from across the deanery after the presentation over refreshments.
2-Description:The session is to finish with the Benediction of the Blessed sacrament.The two speakers are primed and the theme is centred around Men as Spiritual Leaders and linking this to some of the output from the Eucharistic Congress.Saturday 16 March 2019 -10am to 12.30pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, Lee - 45 Burnt Ash Hill,SE6 0AE
Formation Day for Parish Cantors, Singers and Musicians:
St Saviours Parish, Lewisham, are hosting a day of teaching and practical resourcing at Hartley Hall, Culverly Road, Catford (next to Holy Cross primary School) on Saturday 28th April from 10am to 4pm. Input will be from Pierpaolo Finaldi, the CCF (Centre for Catholic Formation) South East Formation Adviser. Bring a packed lunch and/or something to share. To register your attendance, please email Deacon Javier Elderfield at email@example.com or leave a message at St Saviours Parish presbytery on 02088522490.
New Evangelization Summit – 28 April 2018
The New Evangelization Summit is an annual event hosted in Ottawa, Canada and streamed to venues across North America. This year, for the first time, the event will be shown via video link in both Australia and in the UK, at the Centre for Catholic Formation, Tooting Bec, on Saturday 28 April 2018 (9.30am to 9.30pm). Tickets are £30 and include two meals and printed literature. To book visit www.ccftootingbec.org.uk/nes2018
NB This event would be excellent for members of parish evangelization teams, parish pastoral council members and others keen to explore how to share the faith. Canada, like the UK, is increasingly secularised and the wisdom of the speakers will be very fruitful. A preview video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTzSgk2T3cI
CCF Golden Jubilee: 1968-2018
The Centre for Catholic Formation will be 50 years old this summer and a lecture series has been arranged as part of our celebrations. All are welcome to attend one or all of four evening talks on key themes: Bishop Paul Mason on adult formation (5 June); Dr Caroline Farey on catechesis (8 June); Canon John Udris on GK Chesterton (14 June) and Dr Pia Matthews on Disability Theology (19 June). To book your place: https://www.ccftootingbec.org.uk/fifty or call 020 8672 7684; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NB The talks have a limited capacity (100 spaces) so we advise booking soon. You and your parishioners are also very welcome to attend the Mass (with Archbishop Peter) on Saturday 23 June at 3.30pm at St Anselm’s Church – with refreshments thereafter in the CCF. I attach a flyer for you and we will send some printed matter out to you next week.
Post-Easter Talks at the Amigo Hall
Each year the Centre for Catholic Formation hold a series of talks at the Amigo Hall, SE1 7HY, in the weeks of Eastertide. This year, the series’ theme is Eucharist in anticipation of the upcoming National Eucharistic Congress. Entry is free, donations welcome. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Eucharist: Sacrifice and Banquet (12 April); Eucharist and Mission (19 April); Eucharist in Art (26 April); Eucharist and Prayer (3 May) and Eucharist in Scripture (10 May). The talks will also be filmed and will be viewable on the CCF YouTube channel. For more information: www.ccftootingbec.org.uk/sharinginhislife
NB Again, I attach a flyer for this series. The YouTube channel’s URL is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyOG6vBwGOHHf9Si9jE2PVQ