Faith and Preparation

The Easter Season

It certainly feels strange entering this wonderful period after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ whilst still partially locked down with Covid restrictions.

As we await during these seven weeks for the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we can relate easily to how all Christ’s Disciples must have felt following his Crucifixion and Resurrection. This year many of us are just tentatively exploring the outside world following the distress of Covid risk and then vaccination. Normal Church services will almost certainly not return until after Pentecost and even then some restrictions on meeting together may still remain this year.

In the light of all of this and following the success of our Lenten on-line activities we would be wise to plan for more virtual action in the forthcoming months.

We plan to hold another Mission Made Possible Course on Zoom starting in Late April. This course further nurtures our personal relationship with Jesus whilst ultimately preparing us for Our Mission. This Mission is the cornerstone of the recent Bishop’s statement and Diocesan plan ‘the Precious Place of God’s Grace’.

Linked also to this Diocesan Plan is the Zoom meeting with Michael Dopp on May 1st. This is a Diocesan event for which registration is required through Eventbrite. Details are available elsewhere on the website.

Once again, this year the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Novena will run for the ten days between Ascension Day and Pentecost. This is a non-denominational Christian Initiative fully supported by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales. There is a range of free resources available in support of this initiative from Christian Publication and Outreach based in Worthing. At its heart this encourages us to pray for others in our circle that we would wish to introduce to Jesus and his all-embracing Mercy.

There is a new free Bible Timeline Course running each Wednesday evening from April 7th through until May 26th. These are most informative and help us better relate to the historical links to Christ’s coming and to the Judaic tradition. These are live Sessions on You Tube wonderfully hosted by Mauro Lannicelli.

More details are available from Joe at joe.harrison@prcdtr.co.uk or phone 07566 225665 for all of the above if required.