Redemptorist International Pastoral Centre England

5-day courses

The 5 Day Course is an excellent opportunity for you to participate in the lecture programme of the Three Month Course; benefit from excellent speakers offering relevant programmes, and meet women and men in ministry word wide. The 5 Day Courses are open to all, lay people, catechists, parish clergy and religious.

All 5 Day Courses begin with arrivals in time for supper on Sunday and finish with lunch on Friday. Cost: £395.00

A Human Journey – A Spiritual Destination

What is being a Human all about? This course will explore the biological and psychological processes that shape who we are and the extraordinary potential for lifelong, developmental change that lies within them. Being human challenges us to develop in certain areas, in certain ways, particularly as we grow older. Achieving our human potential calls us to live our lives just as Christ.

19 – 24 April; 13 – 18 September 2015

Dr Stephanie Thornton

The Spirituality of True Self Esteem

Our attitude to ourselves is shaped and formed by our spirituality, and self-acceptance or self-rejection is the fruit of that spirituality. A healthy spirituality is vital for our personal happiness and well being. The spirituality of true self esteem is based on the Word of God and is our response to God’s life affirming word to us and within us, to have a high regard for ourselves and to live accordingly.

1 – 6 February 2015; 21 – 26 June 2015;
15 – 21 November 2015

Fr Jim McManus CSsR

Stress Management

Everyone is subject to stress. This course focuses on stress and burnout that can affect the quality of life. We will pay attention to the signals our bodies give us, and we will look at the tools to help us develop a healthy lifestyle.

8 – 12 February 2015; 17 – 20 May 2015;
11 – 14 October 2015

Patrick Strong

Living Pathways

Our faith can be easily divorced from our everyday life-experience and locked into a box called ‘sacred’. We will explore how to re-discover God in the minutes and days of our daily living. What does it mean to walk the pathways of our personal experience as companions of the Lord; to fully embrace the call to discipleship? The course will introduce some practical tools and methods of prayer to help us to engage with the call to be Kingdom-builders in the actual circumstances of our lives, and through change or transition.

22 – 25 February 2015

Margaret Silf

The Beginning of the Gospels

Where does the Jesus Story Begin? Each of the evangelists celebrates a different beginning for the Jesus story and each sets that story in a different frame. We look at the different beginnings and the different frames as a key to opening the Gospels.

26 April – 1 May 2015;
20 – 25 September 2015

Fr Denis McBride CSsR

The Death and Resurrection of Jesus

The earliest preaching of the Church focused on the death and resurrection of Jesus. This was their chosen beginning for the Jesus story. In all four Gospels the passion is the longest narrative about Jesus: we study this major story, attending also to the story of discipleship under stress.

31 May – 5 June 2015; 25 – 30 October 2015

Fr Denis McBride CSsR

The Gospel of Mark

Exploring Mark’s Gospel in Year B
Mark’s is the oldest Gospel written about 70 AD. For a long time dismissed as a pallid summary of Matthew’s Gospel, it was placed second in the New Testament canon. Today it is seen as a sophisticated Gospel with its own radical Christology. This short course will explore Mark’s understanding of Jesus, paying particular attention to the Gospel’s miracle stories, controversy stories, parables and Passion Narrative.
The Prophets and God’s Care for the Poor
Pope Francis has placed “the preferential option for the poor” once again at the centre of the Church’s mission and ministry. This series of four lectures explores the historical, cultural and religious background to the prophetic proclamation of God’s care for the poor.

25 – 30 January 2015

Fr Ciaran O'Callaghan CSsR

The Gospel of Matthew

“Remember, I am with you always to the end of the age
(Matthew 28:20)”

The Gospel of Matthew was written 85-90 AD. The evangelist used Mark’s Gospel, other traditions about Jesus and collections of Jesus’ sayings to shape his account of Jesus in a Gospel that was originally written for Jewish Christians in conflict with the founders of Rabbinic Judaism. This short course explores Matthew’s understanding of Jesus as the fulfilment of the Law and the Prophets who is Messiah, Son of David and Emmanuel (“God-with-Us”).

14 – 19 June 2015 and 28 September – 2 October 2015

Fr Ciaran O'Callaghan CSsR

Paul, A Neglected Voice

Paul is the greatest of all Christian thinkers, yet the least understood and most neglected voice in the Church. This course will seek to explore Paul’s writings to unearth blueprints for our time and our place. Where did we come from? What are we? What are we for? Where are we going?

16 – 20 February 2015;

Fr Joseph O’Hanlon

Gospel Living

Contemporary Moral Dilemmas

During this challenging and stimulating course we will look at: How to make moral decisions; Marriage, family and sexuality; the challenge of Bioethics – the beginnings of life & the care at the end of life, social justice, arms and, other moral issues.

28 June – 3 July 2015; 4 – 9 October 2015

Fr Mark Miller CSsR

The Church

Leadership / The People of God in the Future

We will explore the post modern concept of leadership as a fundamental shift from the hierarchical to the collaborative model. What is Religious Leadership? We will reflect on the leadership of Jesus as servant. ‘Call’ is universal and ministry flows from our process of on-going conversion. We will look at a new way of being Church in the future.

1 – 6 March 2015; 10 – 15 May 2015;
8 – 13 November 2015

Fr Selvaratnam OMI

From a Lay Leader’s Perspective—Challenges in Evangelisation Joy, mercy and apostolic life in the era of Pope Francis’

Joyfully Live and Proclaim the Gospel of the Lord ‘Can what matters to us, matter to someone else?’
David Wells ~ 2 Day Seminar
David Wells will facilitate 5 sessions on the following themes: ¨ Evangelising in a Post Modern Culture; challenging indifference, surviving inertia. ¨ Start with us: Personal encounters with Jesus. ¨ No more Lent without Easter: Joyful messengers of challenging proposals. ¨ Go and announce the Gospel: Becoming international disciples ¨ Maturing initial Conversation: Untangling the ministry of ‘Catechesis’
Developing Ministry with Young Catholics
Paul Murphy ~ 1 Day Seminar
This Short Course will outline the principles of Catholic Youth Ministry, and describe the process of establishing parish based groups for young people with a focus on peer ministry

3-Day Course 3 - 6 May & 22 - 25 November


Prayer & Eucharist

Prayer is the very foundation of a living relationship with God. The Eucharist celebrates the Paschal Mystery, the mystery of dying and rising at the heart of our new life with Christ. During these sessions we will reflect upon these two vital themes at the heart of the Mystery of Salvation.

6 – 8 May 2015

Fr Maurice O’Mahony CSsR

You arrive on Sunday afternoon; there is an introductory session after supper and the course lecturers begin on Monday morning. The course closes on Friday with participants departing after lunch.

For further details of any courses please contact:

The Secretary
Hawkstone Hall, Marchamley, Shrewsbury, SY4 5LG, England

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