Parish Advent 2017 & Lent 2018 Retreats

If you have ever wondered how it is that the first Christians came to believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, then you need to come along to our Advent Retreat 2017 beginning on Tuesday 28th November and continuing on Tuesday 5th, 12th & 19th December at 7.30 for 7.45 in the Upper New Hall. The Retreat will continue in Lenten Retreat 2018: Tuesday 13th, 20th & 27th February, 6th, 13th & 20th March, making 10 sessions in all.  Further information and formal  signing up for this retreat will be available in due course.  Our Retreat will be directed and led by Canon William Hebborn, Tom Gately and parish team, assisted by DVD and course material produced through the Augustine Institute. During the 10 sessions there will be opportunities for prayer, reflection, video input and discussion followed by Commit. Study Guide available from www.lighthousecatholicmedia

This course on the Eucharist (discovering the Mass in the Bible) is highly relevant as the Bishops of England and Wales are holding a gathering of clergy  and laity which promote awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The last such Congress in this country was in 1908 when permission for a   public procession of the Blessed Sacrament was refused. The Congress will take place in Liverpool from the 7-9 September 2018 and be titled “Adoremus.” Further information regarding “Adoremus” will available in the New Year.