There are many opportunities for faith formation throughout the year at Our Lady of Lourdes. Listed below are some of those that are currently taking place:
Catechists’ Formation Course 2017/18
Convened by Clifton Diocese, and held at Clifton Cathedral. Monthly meetings from 4th October 2017 – 18th July 2018.
For 2018/2019 Monthly meeting from from February 2018 to March 2019 St Patrick’s Brockworth
Parish Contact Mary Francis 01531 822156
Further Information: http://www.cliftondiocese.com/departments/adult-education-evangelisation/catechists-formation-2/
Come and SEE Program (Spiritual Encouragement and Enrichment)
A program of sharing peoples walks with God and what inspired them to take on the role they are in. Speakers included, Fr John Eze, Fr Barnabas Page, Deacon Tim Meadows, Rev Pat Phillips, Siobhan Smith, Mary Francis, Jenny Heseltine, Mgr Canon Liam Slattery VG, Luke Wathen from the SMILE Foundation, Mike Hencher from the Missing Peace Trust, Martin Mason and Gail Ebsworth
Come and SEE is proving a great success and even our parishioners are beginning to tell their stories. Jenny Heseltines touched people in such a way that a lot of us something resignated with. Click here for a pdf of her story.
On the 4th Thursday of each month, a group from Our Lady of Lourdes and Gorsley Baptist church meets for coffee, cake and Bible Study at 12 Aston Bank, Aston Ingham. We offer two hours of prayer, reflection, study, discussion and fellowship.
On the 1st and 3rd Monday in the afternoon another Bible Study group is currently studying with the BIG PICTURE, a study program from Cafe. People are welcome to join the small group on Watery Lane, phone the office for more information.
Days of reflection for Ministers of Communion and Ministers of the Word
Every year, usually during lent, we hold a day of reflection for our Ministers of the Word and Ministers of Communion. For the last two years these have been held at Belmont Abbey and have included participants from the Forest of Dean Parishes as well as our own ministers. We have enjoyed input from Dom Andrew Berry, participated in the midday office and mass, and had time for discussion and training.