Further opportunities to develop our understanding of the catechetical needs across the diocese

Sowers, Seeds & Sowing

Continuing Conversations for Catechists leading to a new Diocesan Certificate in Catechesis

Following the gatherings for Catechists held in June we are offering further opportunities to develop our understanding of the catechetical needs across the diocese.

As with our earlier gatherings there will be two venues for each session and three sessions will be offered across the year. All sessions are open to both new and existing catechists and indeed to anyone interested in the conversation: all are welcome. All we ask is that you book in at least one week before the advertised session so that administration and catering can be arranged.

People are free to attend just one conversation or all three. Participants in all three conversations will be awarded a Diocesan Certificate in Catechesis and this will replace the Being a Catechist Certificate.

The Conversations will take place as follows:

Part One on Tuesdays 5 and 19 November 2019 7.15 p.m. until 9.00 p.m. at LACE OR on Saturday 16 November 2019 from 9.30 a.m. until 1.00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Wrightington

This will explore the soil in which we are called to be sowers, the Church’s vision for catechesis and introduce the call to Accompaniment which Pope Francis is urging us to adopt.

Part Two on Tuesdays 10 and 17th March at LACE OR on Saturday 14 March 2020 from 9.30 a.m. until 1.00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Wrightington.

In this session we will build on the conversations in Part One and further develop our understanding of Accompaniment with reference to Family Catechesis and to adults enquiring about faith.

Part Three on Saturday 13 June 2020 from 9.30 a.m. until 1.00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Wrightington OR on Tuesdays 16 and 23rd June 2020 at LACE from 7.15p.m. until 9.00 p.m.

In this final part we will explore some of the ways in which we can accompany those with special needs and look ahead to the future development of catechesis within our diocese.

 Please contact the parish office if you would like to attend.

Diploma and Certificate in Pastoral Ministry & Leadership

This is available in partnership with Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies and in association with Liverpool Hope University. Please contact Veronica Murphy at  for more info. Click on the below image for details of the certificate and click here if you are interested in the Diploma.


Pastoral studies

Between February and July 20,000 people took part in the 'Listening phase of the SYNOD' The  responses were collates by Hope and a 133 page report produced.

To access the report please click here

Adoremus Te

A Eucharistic Prayer Group for Young Professionals/Adults. Every Tuesday 6pm - 7:30pm. Starting Tuesday, 30th October 2018, Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Metropolitan Cathedral. This is a new prayer group set up by and for young professionals/adults and students seeking time with God through adoration, rosary & silent prayer. Please enter the Cathedral via the car park entrance.

Nugent Signed Mass

A signed Mass for the deaf community is held on the first Sunday of the month at Christ the King Church, Queens Drive at 4.30pm.

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