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Please see below for details of courses in evangelisation offered to those who work in Christian formation and catechesis. These courses are offered on a flexible basis and can be run locally for a parish, a group of parishes, for prayer groups or other gatherings. To book a course, for delivery in a way that best suits you and your parish or group, please contact Alex Heath via the Contact Us section:

Kerygma and Catechesis

A workshop looking at the relationship between the proclamation of the core Gospel message (kerygma), and catechesis. In the whole process of communicating the gospel, two successive movements should be clearly distinguished, these are complementary and interdependent ; the first announcement of the Good News, the kerygma and the progressive education in the faith, catechesis. This session includes practical time of working with Scripture passages and selecting texts that can be useful for evangelisation.
Duration: 2 x 2 hour sessions

Characteristics of the New Evangelisation

A session examining some of the basic characteristics of the New Evangelisation that has been called for by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XI.
Duration: 1 x 2 hour session

As by a New Pentecost

The Church teaches that great inauguration of evangelisation took place on the morning of Pentecost, under the inspiration of the Spirit, that it is the Holy Spirit who impels each individual to proclaim the Gospel, that indeed it is the Holy Spirit who is the principal agent of evangelisation (Evangelisation in the Modern World 75). In this session we will explore how it is “not only through the sacraments and the ministries of the Church that the Holy Spirit sanctifies and leads the people of God and enriches it with virtues, but, ‘allotting his gifts to everyone according as He wills’ he distributes special graces among the faithful of every rank. By these gifts He makes them fit and ready to undertake the various tasks and offices which contribute toward the renewal and building up of the Church (Lumen Gentium 12).
Duration: 2 x  2hours

Towards an Evangelising Parish

By using ‘Evangelisation in England & Wales: A Report to the Catholic Bishops’ produced by CASE and other contemporary research we will explore in this session some of the issues that need to be addressed as we seek to live out more fully a missionary understanding of Church in our parishes.
Duration: 2 x 2 hours

Evangelisation and Christian Initiation

Since the Baptismal Catechumenate provides the inspiration for catechetical activity (General Directory for Catechesis 91) we look in this session at the importance of the pre-catechumenate stage, which is characterised as the locus of first evangelisation leading to conversion and where the kerygma of the primary proclamation is explained (GDC 88). We also examine how pre-catechetical formation can be offered in Communion and Confirmation programmes for those who have received baptism.
Duration: 2 x 2 hour session

Evangelisation and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

In this session we explore the potential for evangelisation within the RCIA. The importance of the pre-catechumenate stage, the locus of first evangelisation leading to conversion (GDC 88) is explored as is the importance of missionary formation since “Catechesis prepares the Christian to live in community and to participate actively in the life and mission of the Church. “ and “the Second Vatican Council indicates the necessity for pastors "to form genuine Christian communities and for catechumens to learn to co-operate actively in building up the Church and its work of evangelisation". (GDC 86)
Duration: 2 x 2 hour session

Evangelisation in the General Directory for Catechesis

In this session we explore evangelisation as a dominant theme within this important document on Catechesis.
Duration: 1 x 2 hours

An overview of the theology of mission in Church documents

In this session we will explore some of the main themes and ideas on mission that are found in the Church documents:
Ad Gentes (The Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church), The Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi (Evangelisation in the Modern World), the Encyclical Letter Redemptoris Missio (The Mission of the Redeemer: On the permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate), as well as references to evangelisation in the Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Inuente (At the Beginning of the New Millennium) and the Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Europa (The Church in Europe).
Duration: 2 x 2 hours

   
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