Michelle Moran, the leader and co-founder of Sion Community for Evangelism, will be the guest speker at this month’s “ADoRE” mini-retreat morning for spiritual renewal. This is the latest part of the Zoom course to inspire Parish Evangelisation: “Proclaim the Good News – we are called to be Missionary Disciples” which is running until November, usually on the fourth Saturday of each month.
This month’s session is on 25 February 10.00-1.00 and has the theme “Come, follow me,” focussing on how we can respond to the call of Jesus to be involved with his mission. Participants should register in advance for the Zoom meeting at bit.ly/ADOREFEB2023
Michelle Moran has been engaged in evangelism and mission full time for over 30 years and has had the privilege of working in numerous parishes throughout the country, where she has trained and equipped people for evangelisation. She is also former Chair of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services and worked closely with Pope Francis in the formation of CHARIS, the new body to coordinate Charismatic Renewal worldwide.
The aim of this year’s course is to develop participants’ understanding and appreciation of how every Catholic is to respond to Jesus’ call to share in His mission. Discovering how we are all anointed, inspired and empowered by the Holy Spirit to do as Jesus did: bring people into His Kingdom.
As Pope Francis said in The Joy of the Gospel: “In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples (cf. Mt 28:19)…. The new evangelization calls for personal involvement on the part of each of the baptized. Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization.”
The course runs for 3 hours on Saturday mornings and features talks by an outstanding selection of guest speakers: leaders in Renewal with extensive experience in both practising and teaching on evangelisation. They will give practical encouragement and advice on sharing the Good News in the Parish. Each meeting also inludes Mass, Adoration, Praise & Worship and Prayer.
Full details of the whole year’s programme can be found at www.altonrenewal.com/2023. It is not necessary to commit to all the sessions and there is no charge for participation. However, individuals must register for each meeting in advance and donations will be appreciated. Also, it is not necessary to attend the whole 3 hours, as participants may join at any time.
People from all over the country have been joining the ADoRE mini-retreat Zoom mornings over the last three years and thoroughly enjoying them. Here is what a participant said about ADoRE:
“The ADoRE retreat punctuates the month in an uplifting way. It shows signs of life in the church. The Mass is so reverent, adoration so significant, testimony so encouraging, the Talk so profound, the group discussion energising. The words of knowledge are signs of the Holy Spirit at work. The time of worship fills my soul and I am renewed!!”
ADoRE (Alton Day of Renewal) is a monthly meeting of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Formed in 1975, it is now one of the longest continually running Charismatic Days of Renewal in Britain, dedicated to the encouragement of a personal relationship with God, through Jesus, in the power of the Holy Spirit