Forthcoming Events in the Diocese

Diary Dates

Forthcoming Events

FCJ Young Adult Network

FCJ Young Adult Network - Reading Group

Fridays 4pm from 15th January

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 beginning 17th January

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

Pax Christi Peace Sunday

Celebrate Pax Christi Peace Sunday - Sunday on 17 January

There's a host of parish resources now available for celebrating Peace Sunday on 17 January.

You can also join a national online event hosted by Pax Christi to reflect on Pope Francis’ World Peace Day message, and explore what this calls us to do as peacemakers.

The Archdiocese of Birmingham Evangelism Zoom Meeting

Do you have a heart for mission across the Archdiocese?

Then please join the Evangelisation Team on Tuesday 26 January.

Paul Northam and Natalie Orefice are hosting another Evangelisation Zoom meeting for those with a heart for mission across the Archdiocese.

Once again there will be a choice of two meetings repeated during the day (1-2pm and 7.30-8.30pm), so hopefully you will be able to make one of them.

The Archdiocese of Birmingham

Deanery Mass for Vocations - 11th February

Livestreamed from St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham

Join us online at StChadsCathedral.org.uk 9.30am on Thursday 11th February

Your are most welcome to jon us online as we all come together from around the Diocese to pray for vocations to the priesthood.

Principal Celebrant: the Most Reverent Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham

#Pray24Brum

#Pray24Brum is back!

Every January for the last few years, #Pray24Brum has brought together Christians in Birmingham and beyond to pray for the city.

Taking place early in the calendar year and during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, #Pray24Brum provides an opportunity for Christians of different traditions to witness to our unity as we pray together for Birmingham.

#Pray24Brum takes place from 8am to 8pm on Friday 22 January and from 8am to 8pm on Saturday 23 January.

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.

Online Marriage Enrichment Experience

Online Marriage Enrichment Experience

Worldwide Marriage Encounter, January 30 - 31.

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.

Other dates for 2021: 20 - 21 March and 15 - 16 May.

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.

The Christian Heritage Centre Events

Online events hosted by The Christian Heritage Centre, Stonyhurst

Running throughout January and Februray, two online event series.

The Drama Displayed: A Journey of Salvation A range of speakers will examine the key moments of salvation history, with the aid of great works of art.

Set Free Summit: the Christian Heritage Centre and ICPE Mission offer a set of six, online sessions to young adults on relationships and sexuality based on John Paul II’s teaching.

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

FCJ Young Adult Network

FCJ Young Adult Network - Vocations Weekend

26th to 28th February

For women exploring the vocation to religious life. There will be times of prayer, reflection, input and discussion as well as a Q&A session with FCJ Sisters (Faithful Companions of Jesus).

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

Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass

Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass

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 10am on Saturday 6 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.

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: 25 January, 1 and 8 February.