"Book now for 2021"
Cultural Issues and Social Challenges; Safeguarding; Sexuality and Psychosexual Development; Financial Accountability; Communication including Homiletics and Elocution; Leadership Styles and Models of Church; Pastoral Challenges and Missionary Discipleship.
The 2018,2019 and 2020 courses were a great success with almost 70 people from a number of different countries, dioceses and religious orders participating over an 8 day session.
In order to explore issues in more depth and to root it in principles of 'formation' it will now run with TWO shorter training weeks (Mon-Fri), supplemented by personal reflection, peer group work and meetings with a mentor.
The course has its roots in a course pioneered by the CMU in 2011. It means around 150 people have been supported over the years- but we realise this is just a fraction of the overseas priests and sisters working here. We would warmly like to invite you to send your members.
Dates and Costs
A programme of personal formation across several months.
Two Training Weeks
26th - 30th April 2021
8th-12th November 2021
plus gatherings with a mentor and peer group in the intervening months.
Thanks to a funding partnership we have kept it at a subsidised rate of £500 : all inclusive of meals, refreshments, course materials
Quality, en suite accomodation. To be confirmed
A collaborative project between Missio and the Catholic Missionary Union
Fr Anthony Sampson SMA (UK & Ghana)
Mr Richard Owens (UK) ,
Fr Liam Cummins (UK & Ireland)
Guest speakers include:
Dr Helen Costigane
Fr Eamonn Mulcahy
Fr Anthony Chantry
Mr Danny Curtin
Fr Barry O Sullivan
WHAT SOME OF THE PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE COURSE..........................................................
"I liked the frankness...it helps take away prejudices"
"Fantastic for newly arrived non-British missionaries...it will water down some of the fears and anxieties they bring with them"
"It was practical with a pastoral touch"
"Honest and clear expression of British culture"
"The contributors are experts, realistic, down to earth and homely"
"I gained a lot from the course and would recommend it"
"It will help you to settle in to your new environment"
"I would definitely reccommend this course as an 'eye opener'
for any religious missionary"
"100% recommend it. In order to do missionary work in the UK it is not enough to be a priest. This course is an introduction to the people, the language, the expectations, the history etc - without these our ministry would be to say the least, counter-productive"
"I enjoyed the course because it is practical, down to earth and reassuring. It is a good tool for the New Evangelisation in Britain"
"I will surely recommend to all Bishops and Superiors...this course has re-shaped me to begin my ministry with confidence"