A course for people whose relationship has broken down.
DEALING WITH RELATIONSHIP BREAKDOWN
Relationship breakdown can be the hardest experience of a person’s life. No one should have to face it on their own. By joining a Restored Lives course, you can become part of, and supported by, a local group working together to find a way forward. The next eight-session online course starts on October 4. For more details and to book visit the website restoredlives.org
This Aylesford weekend on October 8-10 is for those who have been bereaved.
GRIEF AND LOSS: HOPE IN CHRIST
Have you been bereaved? If so, this weekend being held at Aylesford Priory is for you, an opportunity to mourn but also to share with and be supported by others. The date is October 8-10. For more information phone 01303 670 880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This weekend course is for those who find themselves starting a new life as a single person.
STARTING LIFE AGAIN AS A SINGLE
If you are single again following divorce, separation or the death of your partner, a residential Beginning Experience weekend to help you heal will be held from October 8-10 at the Sion Community, Brentwood, Essex. For more details, please ring 01322 838415 or email email@example.com
SYCAMORE: GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER
An online course starting October 16 aimed at helping engaged and married couples understand their faith and relationship better.
GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER
Do you wish to understand your faith and your relationship better? The SycamOre online course, which is aimed at engaged and married couples, aims to help you do just that. It gives you the opportunity to explore your beliefs, think about questions that really matter and share ideas. Each session involves a short film and time for discussion. Everyone is welcome. The four one-hour sessions run on consecutive Saturdays mornings beginning October 16. For more details email Carole on firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in the Lord
Philip & Mary
Deacon Philip & Mrs Mary Pond
MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE
Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark: South-West Pastoral Area Coordinators
This nationally recognised certificate which comprises eight modules (six core: Old and New Testaments, Jesus Christ, the Church, Sacraments and Christian Morality; plus two specialist modules) is available to all parishioners but is particularly focussed at those involved in Catholic education, i.e. teachers, teaching assistants and governors. If you are speaking with your local school leadership in the coming weeks, please mention the availability and importance of the CCRS in terms of developing religious literacy.
The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies is an internationally recognised course which looks to provide teachers and others with the tools to effectively understand the Catholic Faith. If you would like to participate in this eight-module course (either as a full student or simply attending the course without completing the assignments) please find out more or register via: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/ccrs.
We are delighted to offer the Evangelium course via Zoom once more this autumn. Last year dozens of people looking for an overview of the Catholic faith came together on Sunday nights to learn, discuss and share. Around 20 of the 100 or so participants were exploring baptism or reception into the Church and have continued their journey in their local parish. If you are unable to convene an RCIA group this year, or wish to provide a course offering an overview of the faith, we are glad to offer Evangelium. Participants will also be entitled to a discount on three accompanying CTS books.
The Evangelium Online Course from the AEC is a full refresher and overview of the Catholic faith led by Fr Marcus Holden (co-author of Evangelium). Each session is ‘live’ with opportunities for discussion and questions. There are optional follow-up activities and further reading links provided and a certificate of completion is given by the Agency. To register for this FREE course, beginning 26th September please visit: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/latest/evangeliumonlinecourse21-22.
Over recent months the well-received Diocesan Catechists Certificate (DCC) has been rewritten and sharpened in focus to become the new Archbishop’s Certificate. We would encourage anyone involved in catechesis, in adult formation in the parish, members of the pastoral council or evangelisation teams to register for the course. Indeed, where possible, we recommend two or more members of the parish participate together to extend the learning opportunities beyond the in-person study days and online workshops.
Do you wish to learn more about the Faith that you profess each week at Mass, and share it confidently with those you love? If so, please consider registering for the new Archbishop’s Certificate today. More information on this two-year blended learning course (which starts on 9th October 2021) can be found on the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis website: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/archcert.