Source: Columban Missionary Society
10.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 12th October 2019
St. Peter's School, Whitefields Road, Solihull B91 3NZ
Pope Francis has declared October 2019 as an Extraordinary Missionary Month. The Justice and Peace Commission for the Archdiocese of Birmingham and the Columban Missionaries invite participants to a day to reflect on their experiences, celebrating and putting in to action the call to mission for justice, peace and care for creation.
The event programme is based on the 'see, judge, act' approach. In the morning, participants are invited to witness and learn by choosing from a range of short presentations on mission. Among the presenters are Columban missionaries Fr Tom O'Reilly and Fr Ray Collier, Ellen Teague from the Columban Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Team, the Birmingham Diocesan Youth and Education Services, and Olton Baptist Church, who will be sharing their perspective on mission in the local community with young people. Lunch is an opportunity to reflect on what has been heard and share with other participants. In the afternoon there will be practical workshops that aim to inspire and enthuse further action, both individually and in your communities.
James Trewby, Columban JPIC Education worker, and Sr Anna O'Connor of the Diocesan J&P Commission, will facilitate and guide the day, which concludes with Mass at 4pm.
Everyone is asked to bring their own lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided. The event is free, with a suggested donation of £8 or £5 for students and people on low incomes. Places can be booked via Google Form - http://bit.ly/JandP_Assembly2019 - or by contacting the Columban Mission Office T: 01564 772 096 E: [email protected] or the Birmingham J&P Commission E: [email protected]
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