Deanery Events and Formation

The Deanery has a successful record of organising a wide range of formation and training events for catechists working in the Lewisham Deanery.

The rolling programme covers the following areas:

·         Sacramental Preparation for Baptism;

·         Eucharist and Reconciliation;

·         Confirmation;

·         Support for catechists working with Children's Liturgy; and  

·         Support for catechists involved in RCIA.

In addition training and support are offered for the following Ministries:

·         Youth ministry,

·         Special Ministers,

·         those visiting the housebound; and

·         Readers.


Formation Programme


There were 2 items of Business

  1. Day for Readers 25th February 2017 at SWOY Forest Hill 10.30-12.30pm

The following programme was agreed for the Readers Day

10.30   Mass

10.55  Tea /Coffee

11.10  Welcome + Opening Prayer

11.15  Session 1        Practicalities

11.35  Session 2        Spiritual Input          

11.55  Questions and answers

12.15   Closing Liturgy Service of Commitment and blessing of Readers

It is proposed to establish a Day for Readers in the Deanery each year with a blessing and Re-commitment Liturgy. The suggested time of year for this would be 2nd Sunday Advent Bible Sunday. It might be good to keep the venue the same each year.

 



  1. Day of Recollection for Catechists St Andrew’s Convent Belmont Hill Saturday 1st July 2017 10.30am and a closing liturgy at 3.00pm

This event has been booked and will be facilitated by the Sisters of St Andrew.

Numbers limited to 25 max. Cost will be £20 per head. Bookings on a first come basis to St William of York, Forest Hill ,4 Brockley Park ,SE23 1PS tel: 020 8690 4549 email: [email protected]

 




8th October 2016 Day of Recollection for Special Ministers                                                      Good Shepherd Parish Downham 10am-12.30pm


Over 80 Special Ministers attended this Day of Recollection for  Special Ministers, hosted by Downham Parish.Fr Tom Creagh-Fuller introduced Deacon Javier Elderfield who led the day and encouraged the special Ministers to reflect on "Cultivating a Eucharistic Spirituality" by means of a talk, group discussions, and feed back.The session concluded with Eucharistic adoration and Benediction in the Church.  The Day was a great success and Special Ministers greatly appreciated the excellent presentation from Deacon Javier. The Deanery is grateful to Canon John Cavanagh and the Parishioners of Downham for hosting this event once again.


We are very grateful to Deacon Javier who has agreed to let Special Ministers download his presentation here.


3rd December Day for Readers St William of York Parish Forest Hill 10am-12.30pm


Day for readers - 25/02/2017

Lewisham Deanery

Dean
Rev. Father Douglas Bull
020 8698 3672

Webmaster

Franck Anguibi

[email protected]

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