Forthcoming Events in the Diocese

Forthcoming Events

FCJ Young Adult Network

Welcome Me As I Am – A mini retreat for care givers

Prepared by Ben Bano at Welcome Me As I Am

A scripture based reflection every day for a week

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The Christian Heritage Centre Events

Events Series by The Christian Heritage Centre

Running throughout January and February, the Christian heritage Center is featuring two online event series.

1) A Journey of Salvation

A range of speakers will examine the key moments of salvation history, with the aid of great works of art.

2) Set Free Summit

A set of six online sessions to young adults on relationships and sexuality based on John Paul II’s teaching. Provided by the Christian Heritage Centre and ICPE Mission.

Featuring speakers from across the globe, each session will provide the opportunity to share and ask questions.

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Marriage Preparation by Marriage Care

Marriage Preparation by Marriage Care

"Preparing Together Anywhere"Courses

An interactive, skills-orientated, online group course delivered over 3 webinar style sessions.

The sessions can facilitate up to 7 couples.

An overview of the course which is designed to help couples learn their relationship grows when they may encounter important issues in a constructive and loving way:

  • The importance of talking and listening.
  • How to negotiate and solve problems.
  • What to expect from your relationship.
  • The way your family and childhood influence how you interact with each other.
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Worldwide Marriage Encounter Online Marriage Preparation Courses

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Online Marriage Preparation Courses

Engaged Encounter course dates:

  • 27th Jan – 3rd Mar (every Wednesday, 6 sessions)
  • 17th & 24th April (2 sessions)
  • 19th & 26th June
  • 2nd & 9th October

Non-residential in person weekend is provisionally planned for 11th-12th September, Leamington Spa

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Smart Loving Marriage Preparation

Smart Loving Marriage Preparation

Engaged Online Catholic Marriage Preparation

Need an approved Catholic course? Need flexibility? In a long-distance relationship or a shift worker? Want an experience to take your relationships to the next level?
Ideally, one lesson per week gives you time to practice the tools and form new habits over a 3 month period.

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Engaged Live Marriage Preparation with A Mentor

Presented by trained married couples. The course is made up of 6 modules, delivered face-to-face at home or in parish groups.
Each session includes private couple sharing and innovative tools to help form good relationship habits.

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FCJ Young Adult Network

FCJ Young Adult Network - Reading Group

Every Friday from 4pm

Book: Let us Dream - Pope Francis

Each session stands alone so there is no need to attend every week. Register, read the chapter set and then have a chance to talk with others about it. Everyone welcome!

More information: FCJCentreStHughs@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook

FCJ Young Adult Network

FCJ Young Adult Network - Reading Group

Every Friday from 4pm

Book: Let us Dream - Pope Francis

Each session stands alone so there is no need to attend every week. Register, read the chapter set and then have a chance to talk with others about it. Everyone welcome!

More information: FCJCentreStHughs@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook

FCJ Young Adult Network

FCJ Young Adult Network - Reading Group

Every Friday from 4pm

Book: Let us Dream - Pope Francis

Each session stands alone so there is no need to attend every week. Register, read the chapter set and then have a chance to talk with others about it. Everyone welcome!

More information: FCJCentreStHughs@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook

FCJ Young Adult Network

FCJ Young Adult Network - 4 Weeks of Guided Prayer

Sundays at 5:30pm

An opportunity to deepen your relationship with God through prayer. Learn new ways of praying, enjoy some input on prayer, discernment and spirituality. Speak with a prayer guide each week for the four weeks.

More information: FCJCentreStHughs@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook.

Retrouvaille in England and Wales

Marriage support for those experiencing difficulties

25th-28th February 2021

Is lockdown and living in a time of so much uncertainty affecting your relationship?

Are you more stressed, silent or arguing a lot?

Have you reached a point that you are considering separating or divorce?

Help and support is available.

Retrouvaille (https://www.retrouvaille.org.uk) offer a virtual weekend programme between 25th-28th February 2021 that may help.

For more information or to speak to someone in confidence call or text 07887 296983 / 07973 380443 or email FCJCentreStHughs@gmail.com

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God Who Speaks scripture campaign continues

God Who Speaks scripture campaign continues

The national campaign, led by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, and Bible Society, is continuing throughout 2021.

Prayer, Virtue and Discipleship: Keys to Pastoral Ministry

Prayer, Virtue and Discipleship: Keys to Pastoral Ministry

New online three-day course hosted by the Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality, Boars Hill, Oxford.

Sessions over three Mondays: 25th January, 1st and 8th February.

The Christian Heritage Centre Events

“Integrating Spirit, Mind & Body”- Webinars for Mental Health Professionals

13th February & 13th March

The Christian Heritage Centre are offering a couple of webinars (13th Feb & 13th Mar) to support Catholics (and indeed Christians) who work in the mental health sector.

Featuring speakers from across the globe, each session will provide the opportunity to share and ask questions.

Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass

Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass

Saturday 6th March

Altar servers across the Archdiocese are invited to join the live streaming of the Guild of St Stephen Mass in March, and submit a photo of themselves.

The Mass will celebrated at St Chad's Cathedral at 10:00am on Saturday 6th March.

As part of the celebration servers (young and old, whether at home or in church, vested or not) are encouraged to send a picture of themselves holding their Guild Medal, so the Vocations team can create a montage poster in lieu of the annual official photo at the Mass.

Online Marriage Enrichment Experience

Online Marriage Enrichment Experience

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

20th - 21st March & 15th - 16th May.

Online Marriage Enrichment Experience with Bishop David Evans.

An opportunity for couples to enrich their relationship, regardless of the length of time they have been together.

Couples can explore their relationship and gain a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of Marriage.

Due to the lockdown there will be no central venue in which people can gather for prayer. Instead, #Pray24Brum is inviting individuals, households, congregations and Christian communities to set aside 24 minutes during the 24 hours to pray for Birmingham.