The Parish Bible Weekend 22-24 June 2018
Pope Francis has asked us to take a day each year to focus on Sacred Scripture. He also said that we should be creative about this. The Catholic Bible School team have a reputation for their creative and innovative presentations that enable people to make sense of the Scriptures.
Vatican II dedicated one of the four main documents to Sacred Scripture. In that document, called Dei Verbum, it asks the church to provide the nourishment of the Scriptures for the people of God, to enlighten their minds, strengthen their wills, and set their hearts on fire with the love of God.”
The Parish Bible Weekend aims to do that.
Programme for the Parish Bible Weekend 2018
Friday evening (22 June)
Gathering 30-40 min
Presentation and interactive Q&A
Prayer and Parish testimony
Saturday morning (23 June)
9.15am Workshop 1 - The Story of Salvation
(11.00 Parish Mass + Rosary)
11.40am-12.15pm Workshop 2 also Bible Explorers for 5 to 11 yrs (under 7’s parents stay)
12.30pm Shared Lunch
1.30pm Lectio Divina
2.30pm–4pm Workshop 3 - Gospel Parables
There will also be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the church.
Saturday evening (23 June)
7.30pm Sit down meal
Presentation - Parable of the Sower
Interactive prayer opportunity
Sunday (24 June)
9.30am and 11.15am Masses
12.30pm Parish picnic and BBQ
Retelling of scripture stories
Invitation to the Parish Bible weekend
In response to the Pope’s exhortation, the PPC, the Catholic Bible School and I have organised a Parish Bible Weekend Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June.
The Bible Weekend will be a brilliant parish event with lots of different things happening over the weekend. Please see our website and flyer. We would really love it if you could prioritise this weekend and make it a truly great parish event.
You don’t need to know anything about the Bible to enjoy what’s on offer; you simply need a heart that is open to continuing our spiritual journey together.
Yours truly, Fr Mark
Please complete the form below and on reverse, tear off and place in the box at the back of the Church by Sunday 17 June at the very latest. Thank you.