Connect Groups

MAGNIFICAT CHOIR CONNECT GROUP

Focus: Sunday Gospel
Leader: Lito Briones
Helper: Clarissa
Members: 10
Meeting: After 6pm Mass, Barberi Room, 2nd & 4th Sat of month.
1st meeting: Sat 22nd Sept.
Total for group = 12

BIBLE AND CHRISTIAN VIDEO CONNECT GROUP

Days: Sundays (3pm – 4.30pm)

 Introduction:

The Bible and Christian Video Connect group explores faith and fellowship through short videos/series that revolve around Godly Christian themes. This could be via videos/YouTube talks by great Catholic teachers and priests, or Christian movies like the Risen, Passion of the Christ, the Ten Commandments, etc., with the objective of creating a relaxed, fun and enabling atmosphere to journey together in building our faith and supporting each other, the parish community, and the wider public in the missionary journey of the church through meaningful fellowship.

Approach:

Primarily hosted in volunteer’s home with support by the leaders and wider team – rotating every week or month, or as agreed within the group (ok if anyone cannot host – just let us know so we can plan).

Agenda (Flex):

  1. Welcome (short intro of the session), hymns, and prayers – 10mins
  2. Ice breaker (Brief introductions – optional if none required) / Tea and coffee – 10mins
  3. Video content themed scriptural reading – 5mins
  4. Video – varies between 25 and 45mins
  5. A.) Video reviews and comments (moment for all to share what benefit / questions / observations they had from the video)
    B.) Intercessory prayers. – 20mins
  6. Brief review of next session arrangements – 5mins
  7. Closing hymn, prayers – 5mins

LECTIO DIVINA CONNECT GROUP

(Focus: Sunday Gospel)
Leader; Tom Woodman
Leader; Rosemary Woodman
Members: 14
Meeting: Monday evening 7.30pm Barberi room.
1st meeting: Mon 24th Sept.
Total for group = 16

SHARING OUR FAITH CONNECT GROUP

Focus: Sunday Gospel
Leader: Nora Fleming
Members: 18
Meeting: Wed after 12.15pm Mass, Barberi room weekly
1st meeting: Wed 26th Sept.
Total for group: 19

CENTERING PRAYER CONNECT GROUP

Leader: Diana Polisano

Overview 

Centering prayer roots us in divine love. It is grounded in relationship with God, through Christ, and is also a practice to nurture that relationship. Centering Prayer is a silent, contemplative practice like that found in Lectio Divina. It is an ancient practice but we follow a modernised method as described by the late Abbot Thomas Keating.

The focus of centering prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The effects of centering prayer are not found within the prayer but in our daily lives; it tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love.

Meeting: At St James Presbytery on Thursday at 7pm.

Please check the Parish Newsletter or contact the Parish Office for more information.

 

Get In Touch

Address

Parish Office
Forbury Road, Reading
RG1 3HW,
ENGLAND
Tel: (44) 01189 574171
Monday -Friday (9am -4.30pm)

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