Here: Now: Us Autumn 2021

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Let’s bring the Gospel to life!

Here in our parish, our neighbourhood and the wider world

Now as we emerge from lockdown into a ‘new normal’

Us God’s people called to build the Common Good.

After 18 months of social distancing, join fellow Catholics to help our parishes grow as confident, outward-looking missionary communities.

Here: Now: Us will help you put Catholic Social Teaching into action, grow in confidence and leadership, and reach out to the community.

Workshops are taking place around the diocese this Autumn, with more to follow in 2022. Each takes place on a Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.:

  • Derby: 16 October at Our Lady of Lourdes, Mickleover
  • Lincoln City and County: 23 October at SS Peter and Paul
  • Greater Nottingham: 30 October at Our Lady & St Patrick's, The Meadows
  • Leicester: 13 November at St Joseph's

In addition local workshops are being hosted by the following parishes:

  • Wollaton, Aspley and Bilborough
  • North East Lincolnshire (4 December)

During the course of the day we will:

  • discover the principles of the Common Good in Catholic Social Teaching
  • imagine how they can transform your parish, neighbourhood and world
  • help each other to discover and claim our unique vocational responsibility
  • develop a shared vision and take steps to turn it into reality.

Here: Now: Us: People is a training programme to help churches and organisations refresh mission and build the Common Good in community, workplace and everyday life.

As we emerge from the pandemic, our vision is to see Christians transforming the world in the light of the Gospel by building the Common Good. We see this as:

To invest in our people and grow in our mission as confident, outward-facing communities. Not waiting for God to intervene but recognising that each one of us is called to be his hands and feet within our own sphere of influence.

To tackle problems and strengthen the bonds of social trust within our communities, by building relationships with other local institutions.

To plan how to keep mission alive, and see it grow, even in a context of smaller numbers and dwindling resources.

To engage with people who are currently not involved, who are new, different, or from whom we have become estranged, to foster a shared life together.

To build relationship back into the system. To start new conversations.

To become the focal point of the wider community and become an outward- facing, principled and relational body of people.

To keep strong community bonds and mission focus as we grow.

Our workshop will start the process of unlocking this potential! During the course of the day we will:

  • discover the principles of the Common Good in Catholic Social Teaching
  • imagine how they can transform your parish, neighbourhood and world
  • help each other to discover and claim our unique vocational responsibility
  • develop a shared vision and take steps to turn it into reality.