Saturday 18 January at St. Brendan’s Sixth Form College, Bristol

This coming Saturday, David Wells will guide us in our understanding of what it means to evangelise, catechise and form our people for mission in our parish and in the wider world at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College, Bristol.

There will also be the opportunity for participants to choose from a number of workshop options, details below.

All are welcome to this day, please bring a packed lunch.

Timetable for the day

9.30      Refreshments
10.00    Welcome and Opening Prayer
10.20    David Wells – Part I
11.20    Coffee
11.40    David Wells – Part II

12.45    Lunch

1.30      Workshop 1
2.15      Workshop 2
3.15      Gathering and closing prayer

Workshops options:

Dave Wheat – SHARING OUR STORY – Accompanying young people on their journey of faith. This workshop will explore how sharing our own stories of faith can support and accompany young people, especially during formation for Confirmation and beyond. It will also highlight opportunities for our parishes to engage in the Faith in Action award, enriching their ministry to young people.

Jackie Bailey and Katherine Wadley  – WITH YOU ALWAYS–BAPTISM FOR LIFEJackie & Katherine will share this Baptism Preparation course, a programme published by the Archdiocese of Liverpool.  They have been running this in their parish for the past 4 years and will be talking about the ideas behind the programme, the practicalities of how it was set up and is currently run. They will finish with a taster of the course itself.

Tim Stevens – CaFE. Tim will run two separate workshops:

BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS – running courses in the parish! A practical and engaging session sharing information on latest resources, keys for success, and uplifting stories from the parishes.

SHARING FAITH WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY – Together, identify some of the barriers and practice some proven ways to overcome them. Come with open hearts and minds!

Joanne White – ENABLING PARENTS TO SUPPORT THEIR CHILDREN’S FAITH. Joanne is the Marriage and Family Life Co-ordinator for Cardiff Diocese. She will be presenting a workshop on how we enable parents to support the faith life of their children.

Doreen Wyatt – LITURGY AND CATECHESIS. Doreen’s workshop will explore the relationship between liturgy and catechesis and how that has an effect on the way we live our lives as Catholic Christians.

Fr. Tom Smith – ALPHA. Fr Tom and parishioners will focus on how to run Alpha in a parish and what it has meant for their parish. If you would like to find out more come and join Fr Tom’s workshop, you will be most welcome.

Carla Crespo – HOW DO WE CAPTIVATE CHILDREN TO THE LOVE OF JESUS IN A WORLD FULL OF DISTRACTIONS? Carla will introduce participants to how she plans her sessions, structures them and how she tries to engage all the children they have fun and enjoy it while they get closer to Jesus.