Online Events and Programmes
This web page contains information on our latest events and resources that you can access over the coming weeks. All these events and resources are online so can be accessed throughout the national lockdown in England, and afterwards as we celebrate Advent and Christmas very differently than we have before. A lot of what we are offering is on Zoom to find out how to use this video calling platform here.
Upcoming events include:
- A webinar with the create of the Catechetical and Evangelisation series Sycamore
- Our first Podcast series - Living Advent
- A virtual Carol Service with Bishop Patrick, St Barnabas Cathedral Choir, and many others from across the diocese
- A series of 4 workshops on what it means to be a disciple - to help us prepare for Lent when we will focus especially on the theme of discipleship.
Tuesday 17th November at 7pm on Zoom
Sycamore is a new resource for catechesis and outreach consisting of wonderfully produced films exploring different aspects of our faith, it is free and very adaptable. It can be used very easily as a programme of sacramental preparation, as an evangelisation tool, or for faith formation and growing in holiness. It can be run in person or virtually. Fr Stephen Wang, the creator of the programme will be leading a webinar exclusively for our diocese, explaining what Sycamore is and how it can be used in your parish.
Who is it for: Parish Priests, catechists of sacramental programmes, those interested or involved in faith formation, Deacons and Religious.
Booking Here: Register for Zoom Webinar
This podcast series will explore how we live the virtues of Advent (Hope, Love, Joy & Peace) in our daily lives. Each week in Advent we will discuss one of the virtues with people from all across the diocese who are trying to live that virtue in today’s secular society.
We will speak to a police officer, a retired grandmother, and a musician. Search for ’Living Advent’ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcastsor visit the diocesan website. Available from the 1st Sunday in Advent.
Friday 18th December 6pm — YouTube & Zoom
Join Bishop Patrick, St Barnabas Cathedral Choir, and members of the Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service, for a virtual carol service. The service will be amix of traditional carols and hymns, readings from scripture, as well as modern carols and reflections bringing the diocese together to prepare our hearts and minds for the saviour’s birth.
After the carol service has ended join us on Zoom for a social time afterwards,, with a quiz, small group discussion and a final prayer.
Who is it for: Everyone! Also a great introductory event to invite friends and family to join who may not be Catholic or non-practising Catholics.
How to find it: For the Carol Service, visit Bishop Patrick’s YouTube page: http://youtube.com/BishopPatrickMcKinney.
To learn how to download and use zoom visit our the Adult formation section of the Diocesan Website: https://www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/information/diocesan-commissions/01_commission-adult-formation/using-zoom
Every Thursday in January — 7pm — Zoom
What is it: A joint project between the Diocesan commission of Adult Formation for Mission and Catholic Voices; exploring what does it mean to be disciple of Christ in the Church and how your parish can be a disciple making parish. Each week we will look at one of four principles of being a disciple (Study of the Word, Fellowship, Prayer, Sacramental Life), how they can be developed in our life and how a parish/chaplaincy can support these areas too.
Who is it for: Clergy and Lay people who want to grow in holiness and in their friendship with Christ; and for those who want to explore how their parish/chaplaincy can be a community that continually grows disciples.
Booking Here: Click here to register for all 4 sessions