Coming to St Mary of the Angels between Easter and Pentecost 2016 – An inspiring and practical course aimed at people of all ages to help them encounter the Holy Spirit and empower them to share their faith. At St Mary’s we will be using both DVD based presentations and live speakers. The DVD sessions are presented by well-known international speakers; David Payne, Michelle Moran, Charles Whitehead and Jenny Baker.
There are six sessions (and an optional seventh session in grey below)
- Monday 4th April 7:30pm – The Fathers Loving Plan (DVD – David Payne)
- Monday 11th April 7:30pm – The Joy Of The Gospel (Live talk by David Matthews)
- (Optional) Saturday 16th April 3pm – Optional screening of ‘The Cross’ film
- Monday 25th April 7:30pm – The Gift Of The Spirit (DVD – Charles Whitehead)
- Monday 2nd May 7:30pm – Unwrapping God’s Gift (Live talk by David Matthews)
- Monday 9th May 7:30pm – Encountering God’s Spirit (Live talk by Fr Terry Martin)
- Monday 16th May 7:30pm – Living In The Spirit (DVD)
The teachings are relaxed, personal and informative, rooted in the Bible, the Catechism, Evangelii Gaudium, and reflections on the Holy Spirit from Pope Francis. Each session will last around 1hour and 30 minutes and includes a 30 min presentation and small group discussions. Throughout the course participants will be asked to follow daily prayers to aid our growth in the Holy Spirit as we follow this Life in the Spirit seminar.
For more information watch the video below:
What people have said about The Gift:
“I warmly commend this resource.” – Archbishop Kevin McDonald.
“Being able to share in small groups was such a great way to explore what we’d heard and a great model for learning, exploring & discussing” – Pippa – The Gift Guest
“This is also dynamite for students and youth ministry in general” – Fr Matt Anscombe
“The course was a good experience for me. The small groups for sharing and the anointing of the Spirit was a powerful experience. The different talks especially the talk on the Holy Spirit was really inspiring.” – Chris – The Gift Guest
More information of The Gift can be found on the Gift of the Spirit website (http://www.thegiftofthespirit.org/)
If you’d like to help promote ‘The Gift’ please display this poster (link to portrait A4 poster PDF) in a prominent position. For more information on the course at St Mary of the Angels email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stuart Burman on 07557 380009.