Pope Francis announced that 2015 will be a year dedicated to the promotion of consecrated life, and is asking the church’s religious sisters, brothers and priests to “wake up the world” with their testimony of faith, holiness and hope.
To mark the Year of Consecrated Life a special event will be held in Liverpool, from 6th to 8th February, and is open to people from other dioceses to attend and participate in.
Below are some details of what IS PLANNED.
|Friday6th February 2015||An event aimed at school children – Year 10 to Year 13Time: 10.00am – 2.30pm The day will include:· an introduction of the different ‘flavours’ of consecrated life
· some light – hearted games/activities
· live worship music
· an opportunity for children to encounter religious in small discussion groups
· an opportunity for children to surface their questions and ask a panel
· moments of prayer and reflection
· a tour of the cathedral for small groups of children
· time to look at the different displays/stands around the cathedral.
|Saturday7th February 2015||Morning – Live and recorded praise and worship music from 10amOpportunity for visitors to the cathedral to come, pray, visit stands round the cathedral
Afternoon – Event for young adults – 18+
From 1.00 to 6.00 there will be an event for young adults incorporating the same elements listed above (Friday) but aimed for an older audience.
Our afternoon event finishes with 6.30pm Vigil Mass celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm. This will be open to anyone who might like to attend and celebrate and give thanks with us.
|Sunday8th February 2015||Time to meet the people who visit the cathedral and attend the 11am Mass. Our stands will be ‘open’ during the morning and for a short time after Mass for people to come and have a look. This will hopefully be an opportunity for many conversations to happen with a variety of people.|
For further information about this event contact: LivingJoyfully2015@gmail.com
Prayer for Discerners
LORD of the Harvest,
BLESS young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call. Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things.
INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love and giving – for vocations blossom in the good soil of faithful people.
INSTILL those in religious life, parish ministries, and families with the confidence and grace to invite others to embrace the bold and noble path of a life consecrated to you.
UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament, so that we may cooperate with you in building your reign of mercy and truth, of justice and peace. Amen.
Pope Francis – Adapted from the Message on the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations
(Source: Vision Vocation Network)