2020
a Year in celebration of
"The God who Speaks"

1st December 2019
to
22nd
November 2020

 
 

"The God who Speaks"

2020 

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated 2020 as a Year in celebration of "The God who Speaks", inviting the Church in England and Wales to listen afresh to the Word of God, as did Our Blessed Lady at the Annunciation, to encounter anew the presence of that Word, and to proclaim it afresh in the Church and the World.

This special 'Year of the Word' will be officially launched
on 30 September 2019, the Feast of St Jerome

The Campaign Year will start on Sunday 1st December 2019,
the first Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the Church's Liturgical Year.


Services and Events in the South West Area


The Gospel of Matthew
Date: Saturday 26th October 2019.
Venue: St Boniface RC Church, Tooting, London SW17
Speaker: Rev. Dr Adrian Graffy, former Dean of Studies at St John's Seminary, Wonersh and member of the Vatican Commission that takes a lead in Bible scholarship, interpretation and promotion for the Catholic Church.

The talk will be be aimed at readers and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion as well as priests.

Services and Events in the South East Area

Meeting Jesus as the Messiah in Matthew's Gospel
Date: Saturday 16th November
Time: TBC
Venue: Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, Streatham, London SW16 2HY

Speakers: Bishop Patrick Lynch
, Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark Diocese and
Father Saju Pinattu Thomas, Tutor in the Synoptic Gospels at St John's Seminary, Wonersh.

About the day

Fr Saju will offer two talks (see below) and Bishop Pat will offer a reflection with Adoration

Talks
  1. Meeting Jesus as the Messiah in Matthew's Gospel
  2. Disciples as the Salt of the Earth and Light of the Worl
Adoration
Bishop Pat will begin Adoration with a reflection on the journey of the Three Kings
to Bethlehem in Matthew's Gospel.



The Gospel and its Relationship to Everyday Life

Date: Saturday 7th Decenber 2019
Time: 10.30 am -  3 pm. The schedule includes time for a coffee break and lunch
Venue: St Stephen's RC Church, Deepdene Road, Welling  DA16
Speaker: David Wells

Please bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee will be available from 10 am.



An Introduction to the Gospels of Matthew and Mark
Date: Saturday 7th March 2020
Time: 10.30 am -  3 pm. The schedule includes time for a coffee break and lunch
Venue: St Stephen's RC Church, Deepdene Road, Welling  DA16
Speaker: Fr Denis McBride CSsR

Please bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee will be available from 10 am.



The Journey Towards Faith in John's Gospel
Date: Saturday 14th March 2020
Time: TBC
Venue: Sacred Heart Church, Camberwell  New Road, London SE5
Speakers: Bishop Patrick Lynch
Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark Diocese and
Father Victor Darlington, Tutor in Johannine Studies at St John's Seminary.

Father Victor will offer two talks and Bishop Pat will offer a reflection with Adoration

Talks
  1. The Journey Towards Faith in John's Gospel
  2. Called to be a Community of Life
Adoration
Bishop Pat will begin Adoration with a reflection on the story of Thomas the Apostle - the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter.



Celebrating Living and Sharing 'The God who Speaks'.

Date: Friday 3rd July 2020
Time: TBC
Venue: Eltham Priory, 229 Eltham High Street Lonon SE9
Speakers: Father Peter Edmond, Martin Foster (from the Department of Christian Life and Worship, CBCEW) and Father Victor Darlington.



An Introduction to the Gospels of Luke and John
Date: Saturday 10th October 2020
Time: 10.30 am -  3 pm. The schedule includes time for a coffee break and lunch
Venue: St Stephen's RC Church, Deepdene Road, Welling  DA16
Speaker: Fr Denis McBride CSsR


Please bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee will be available from 10 am.


Services and Events in the Kent Area 

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