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The National Course is a collaborative project between Missio and the Catholic Missionary Union (CMU), for pastoral ministers from overseas, working in England and Wales.
It is designed to help Diocesan fidei donum priests, and Religious Priests, Brothers and Sisters who have entered the UK within the last two years:
Dates and FeesTwo workshops:
Thanks to Porticus, we are able to offer this course for £500 per person – all-inclusive apart from transport costs.
Please note that the venue will be booked when current restrictions end.
High Legh Conference Centre, Hertfordshire. Quality, en suite accomodation.
A collaborative project between Missio and the Catholic Missionary Union
Fr Anthony Dampson SMA (UK & Ghana)
Fr Liam Cummins MHM (UK & Ireland)
Guest speakers include:
Mr Richard Owens
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"