Formation tries to weave a number of strands into a complex whole. Our growth to mature faith is nurtured by a community of faith to which we can really belong and to which we offer our individual gifts and talents. It is strengthened by Sacraments, liturgy and personal prayer. It involves the whole of our lives not just what happens at church. It informs how we deal with life’s joys and sorrows. It begins with the youngest and continues throughout our lives. It provides support for families and for single people and those with diverse orientations and life styles.
Across the parish we are already doing many things that play their part in formation. The Formation Team works to continue to develop a well-planned and ongoing programme that meets the varied needs of all parishioners wherever they are on their journey of faith.
Adventurous Accompaniment - One More Week to Sign Up!
"We need a Church capable of walking at people's side... a church which accompanies them on their journey" .Pope Francis calls for us to be initiated into the "art of accompaniment". As a community and individually, we can extend God's love to others and walk shoulder-to-shoulder with them in life and faith.
The Adventurous Accompaniment programme explores how to walk alongside people we encounter in life and faith - living out LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF. Join us over 6 weeks in September and October. This programme is aimed at anyone who wants to develop their skills as an accompanier (including all those involved in a ministry).
We are providing two offerings a week, both in-person, in St Joseph's Church Hall:
Tuesday evenings, 7.30 pm (for a 7.45 pm start) - Starting 12th September, for six weeks
Wednesday mornings, 10.45 am (for an 11 am start) - Starting 13th September, for six weeks
The sign-up form and more information can be found here.