ST. ANN’S, BANSTEAD & ST. JOHN THE EVANGLIST, TADWORTH

 

 

REVISED CONFIRMATION COURSE 

2018-2019

 

Course Syllabus:  St. John’s Confirmation Programme 2019

Guiding methodology: Experiential and learning

Catechists:

·    Paul Chitnis

·    Patrick Doyle

·    Fr. John

·    Fr. Richard

·    Danny Murphy

 

COURSE OUTLINE

2019

DATE

TIME

VENUE

LEAD

SESSION

 

 

 

 

 

Wed 9 Jan

TEACHING

1930-2045

St. Ann’s

Fr. John & Team

SESSION 2

Ø  Hello God! Are you there?

Ø  Personal testimonies – people who know God.

Ø  Faith and its meaning

Mon 21 Jan

EVENT

1900-2100

St. Joseph’s, Epsom

BISHOP

RICHARD

SESSION 3

Evening of Reflection Lectio Divina

Wed 23 Jan

1930-2045

St. Ann’s

Danny Murphy & team

SESSION 4

Ø  God’s Revelation

Ø  The Bible

Ø  Jesus

Wed 30 Jan

CHURCH TOUR EVENT

1930-2045

St. Ann’s

Deacon Kevin & Team

SESSION 5

Ø  The Church

Ø  Baptismal mission

Ø  Priest, Prophet and King

 

DATE

TIME

VENUE

LEAD

SESSION

Sun 3 Feb

EVENT

MASS

1800

St. Ann’s

Fr. John

Paul

SESSION 6

CELEBRATION

v  Justice & Peace

v  The Spirit in action – reaching out to the poor

Wed 27 Feb

EVENT

PRAYER

1930-2045

St. John’s

Paul & Team as required

SESSION 7

PRAYER GROUP

Introduction to Prayer & Spirituality through an experience of prayer

 

Wed 20 Mar

TEACHING

1930-2045

St. Ann’s

 

Fr. Richard

& Team

SESSION 8

Ø  The Holy Spirit

Ø  7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

 Effects of Confirmation

Wed 27 Mar

TEACHING & ADMIN

1930-2045

St. Ann’s

Fr. John & Fr. Richard & Team

SESSION 9

Ø  The role of a Bishop

Ø  Rite of Confirmation

Ø  ADMIN: Choice of Confirmation name

Ø  ADMIN: Our tasks at Mass

Ø  ADMIN: Practical questions

Ø  Admin: Q&A

 

LEAD UP TO CONFIRMATION

14-21 APRIL

HOLY WEEK

 

VOLUNTARY

EVENTS

See parish newsletters

 

Own Parish Church

PARISH

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

MAUNDY THURSDAY

GOOD FRIDAY

EASTER VIGIL

EASTER SUNDAY

Washing of feet

 

By attending at least one of the Holy Week Services in their own parish church candidates understand how the Church draws close to Christ through Liturgy and prayerful action.

APRIL

To be announced

1900-2000

St. Joseph’s, Epsom

Deanery Organizer

Rehearsal

 

Candidates will ‘walk through’ the ceremony and be briefed on what to expect

27 APRIL

1400 tbc

St.Joseph’s, Epsom

Bishop Richard

Confirmation Mass

 

 

MAY OR JUNE

Dates to be decided for each church.

As specified

St. Ann

St. John

PARISH MASS

GOING FORTH MASS &

Giving of Confirmation Certificates

 

Those Confirmed go to their own parish church for a celebration and receive the Certificate of Confirmation

 

 

 

At each Mass – candidates consider the names of saints

DIOCESAN EVENINGS OF REFLECTION 2019

 

A chance for 11-18 year olds in your parish to meet Bishop Richard

and to have an experience of Lectio Divina.

Earlier this year, more than 460 young people and their leaders joined Bishop Richard at

Evenings of Reflection around the Diocese. We’re delighted to announce that Bishop

Richard will be running the evenings once again in 2019 and, we have sorted out the dates

a long way in advance so that people can factor them into their planning.

Dates and Locations are as follows:

 

Tuesday January 15th (St Joseph’s, Redhill)

Saturday January 19th (St John’s Seminary, Wonersh)

Ø Monday January 21st (St Joseph’s, Epsom)

Saturday January 26th (St John’s Seminary, Wonersh)

Tuesday January 29th (St Mary Magdalene, Bexhill)

Wednesday January 30th (St Dunstan’s, Woking)

Thursday January 31st (St Michael’s, Worthing)

 

The evenings have mainly been used by Confirmation groups in the past, but are open to

anyone aged 11-18. We are expecting that most of those coming will be coming with

leaders as part of an organised group. Any individuals wanting to come must contact Jack,

as below.

 

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS SPACES ARE LIMITED.

Contact jack.Regan@dabnet.org