A message from Kelly about ongoing Faith Formation
Our faith does not remain static during our lives. I will be running small group sessions this year at our parish. I am also able to provide information about helpful programmes and retreats run by ordained clergy and religious communities. Please do contact me individually on firstname.lastname@example.org or come into the office for a chat.
Problems of Faith:
Have you ever been challenged on what you believe and been upset that you could not answer the questions?
Kelly and our new seminarian are reading books on Christian apologetics. If you are interested in joining us please introduce yourself.
Catholic Voices is a project which began in the UK to improve the Church's representation in the media, above all in news programs and debates. It started in 2010 with the six-month training of 24 lay people and a priest in preparation for the UK visit of Pope Benedict XVI. At the heart of the CV project is an approach and a method which allow Catholics to understand why the criticism of the Church can be intense, and how to identify with the Christian values behind that criticism.
As part of faith formation in our parish we are hoping to draw from the experience of CV. Kelly is in the process of working out how to go about this. If you are interested in this project please contact her. Austen Ivereigh's book: How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice is one of the books she intends to start reading with the seminarian at our parish.
Dominican Youth Movement
Kelly highly recommends all the retreats put on by the Dominicans. More details are on their own website https://www.english.op.org/
One of the next events is:
Dominican Study Weekend: Sons of God by Grace
A Study weekend led by a team of Dominican Friars and Sisters aimed at university students and young adults. We will be reflecting on the letters of St. Paul and what he teaches us about our adoption as sons and daughters of God.
Kelly also recommends retreats run by the Wellspring community.