Department for Adult Education & Evangelisation

PASTORAL MINISTRY – FORMING PEOPLE FOR PARISH SERVICE

 

“To all whom I send you, you shall go” (Jer 1:7)

Welcome: 

A very warm welcome to all of you who have expressed an interest in, or who have signed up to one of our on-going formation courses. We are delighted that you are here, and we look forward to working with you as we journey together, seeking to grow in our ministry of service so that our parishes can be truly missionary, evangelising and outward looking as called for by Pope Francis. On this page you will find links to each of the courses we offer. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Sarah Adams – Director for the Department of Adult Education and Evangelisation: Sarah.adams@cliftondiocese.com

Pastoral Ministry Information Evenings

As far back as 2012, Pope Benedict XVI was advocating the need for greater involvement of the laity in the life of the Church. The Synodal Process has already shown that there is a desire by the laity to be more involved and a need for solid formation to give people the confidence to respond. Clifton Diocese offers two in-depth courses in support of this need:

The Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

The Clifton Ministry Skills Programme

Application Form for Pastoral Ministry Formation Programmes

Loyola Chicago Certificate Course

Loyola University Chicago Certificate Course in Pastoral Ministry

Clifton Ministry Skills Course

A programme of formation leading to declaration of readiness for pastoral ministry

Catechists - Formation

Throughout the year the department will offer a variety of courses and opportunities for catechists and those interested in becoming catechists to discover more and to grow in this very special ministry

Invited – A formation course in Stroud

These formation sessions are for anyone who is interested in learning more about their faith and passing it onto others.

A Faith Full Journey:

The Department for Adult Education and Evangelisation has organised a new series of online conversations.  We are encouraging people to simply turn up, come and deepen your faith and invigorate your formation with ‘A Faith Full Journey’.

For this new series we will be embracing a hybrid approach to faith forming experiences, this series will be synchronous and asynchronous.  Quite simply the real time will be recorded so that others can watch/listen in their own time individually or as a group.

For more information about the series please contact adult.education@cliftondiocese.com

The recorded talks can be found below:

Canon Kristian Paver JCL:

There is no video with this presentation but you can read the slides by clicking on the image below

 

Fr Tom Dubois:

A life of ministry rooted in prayer…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Brenden Thompson:

Critical Conversations – listening, hearing and coming together to an agreement together

Dr Austen Ivereigh:

Diversity is divine, division diabolic: Lessons from Pope Francis in creating unity out of difference.

James Abbott:

Evangelising in the digital world……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Canon John Udris:

The Desert of Lent. Due to copywrite issues with he images, this is an audio recording only...

Amy Cameron:

Personal accompaniment – becoming a traveling companion …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Avril Baigent:

Religious Identity of Catholic Teenagers. PowerPoint slides below to accompany Avril’s audio.