Workshops

Exploring the Scriptures through Art, with special reference to the Annunciation

Dr Caroline Farey
Chapel of Reconciliation // Tuesday 2nd August 14:15 – 15:15

The Winner Takes it All

Daniella Stephens
St John Henry Newman Tent // Tuesday 2nd August 14:15 – 15:15

Have you ever wrestled or fought with God? Did you win? How did you win?

Genesis tells us that a man wrestled and fought with Jacob all night and that Jacob won.. How did he win? By losing.

What does this mean for us? Come to this workshop – where we will dive into the meaning of God’s wrestle with Jacob. Like Jacob, you will be invited to lose, surrender, and open wide the doors to Christ; to be the winner that takes it all. It’s a worthwhile exchange.

The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

CFRs
St John Fisher Tent
// Tuesday 2nd August 14:15 – 15:15

Outreach and work with those who need and a life of evangelisation. Come and hear how our life is structured. Our life of prayer, outreach to those in need and efforts to evangelise and share the Gospel. Offering thoughts and inspirations that could be included in your own walk with the Lord.

Creating Space in Our Lives for God to Act

John Hesketh
Chapel of Reconciliation // Tuesday 2nd August 15:30 – 16:30

Jesus never acted alone. He did everything with His Father and in the Spirit. We should never act alone either. How do I create more space in my own life for God to Act and how does God Act when I let Him?

Come to my talk and find out.

Medjugorje: Deception or Miracle?

Niall McDonagh
St John Henry Newman Tent // Tuesday 2nd August 15:30 – 16:30

“What if Medjugorje is false?” “Hasn’t the Church already condemned Medjugorje?” “But the local Bishop condemned Medjugorje?” “Why should I pay attention to private revelation?”

From researching the apparitions for years and studying the background story, Niall McDonagh will analyse and discuss the most common objections and rejections to Medjugorje.

‘Pass it On’ - Practical Tips on How to Evangelise in Your Daily Life

Michelle Moran
St John Fisher Tent // Tuesday 2nd August 15:30 – 16:30

Jesus gave us the great commission to ‘Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News.’ Many of us see the need to reach out but we are at a loss as to how to do it. This workshop will help you to discover your gifts so that you can effectively evangelise in your daily life.

Gideon’s Army Rally Call

Genesis Mission // Michele Thompson
Chapel of Reconciliation // Wednesday 3rd August 15:30 – 16:30

“Rise Up Shake off the Dust” (Isaiah 52:2)

The time is now. We have a job to do. No matter who you are, what your perceived disposition, you carry within you the panacea, the remedy, the solution to the desperate need that sits in every human heart. You have the message of eternal life, lifesaving, soul saving Good News!

This workshop will change what you think about evangelisation and equip you to bring Jesus’ saving Love and Truth to others in ways that are entirely appropriate and relatable to their lives.

You will be introduced to the art of Soul Listening and learn how to engage in meaningful conversations that carry the potential to transform the lives of those whom you encounter.

“In this World But Not of It”

Rev. Fr. Cliff Kayombo Fumbelo
St John Henry Newman Tent // Wednesday 3rd August 15:30 – 16:30

John 17:14-19 states: “I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake, I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.”

As Christians, we are constantly living in this world as strangers. Since the time of Jesus, the “world” has been hostile not only to the message but to people who profess to be Christians. Yet it is in this very world that the Lord expects us to live and thrive. How are we to live as strangers in this world which seems increasingly estranged from us? How are we to live in a world where to be a Christian is seen as being “archaic”? How are we to live in the world as minorities?

Being Catholic in the Business World

Mr. Mike Guarino
St John Fisher Tent // Wednesday 3rd August 15:30 – 16:30

Michael Guarino, founder and president of a large healthcare company comprised of over 3,000 physicians, talks about living out his Catholic faith in the workplace.

He is also an author, entrepreneur for various companies including food manufacturing, medical device company, diabetics solution, and others. An accountant by trade that has used his talent to build companies and sell them, he is a world traveller, married, has 3 adult children and devotes his free time to serve students as a Youth Minister.

Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive)
To Young People And To The Entire Church

Justin Lantz & Mr. Mike Guarino
Chapel of Reconciliation // Thursday 4th August 14:15 – 15:15

“We can turn the Gospel into a dull, meaningless and unattractive proposition.” – Christus Vivit

Do we have the joy of the Gospel when we share about Jesus? How do we accompany others in a way that leads to transformation and openness to God? What are the hurts, pains, joys, struggles, and confusions of teens today? Are we asking right questions? How can you build trust with teens so that they share?

“Youth is more than simply a period of time; it is a state of mind. If the elderly do not dream, young people lose sight of the horizon.” – Christus Vivit

All of us that have grown old and lost our youthful mind need to spark our first love. Who is your first love? Join us as we look at Christus Vivit to begin to dream again of the endless possibilities of God’s love to fill our hearts, our youth, and our world!

Come and See!

The Men of Saint Joseph
St John Henry Newman Tent // Thursday 4th August 14:15 – 15:15

The Men of St Joseph are transforming lives and converting this nation. Man by man. Region by region. God is calling men to join up, to fight, to love.

The Prayer of Silence

Allegra Mutanda
St John Fisher Tent // Thursday 4th August 14:15 – 15:15

Many people fear silence. We live in a world in which our senses are constantly assaulted by noise. In such a noisy and busy world, how do we cultivate silence and make it part of our lives, our prayer?

In this workshop, we will explore the power there is in giving ourselves to silence in prayer. In doing so, we become open to the miracle of God that takes place there. Silence is God’s speech for, in the silence, we meet Him who manifests as the most intense presence of all presences.

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Fr Michael McCormick
Chapel of Reconciliation // Thursday 4th August 15:30 – 16:30

The spiritual battle of our times needs the help of ‘The Woman clothed with the Sun’. This session reflects on the urgency of our connection to the Mother

Healing

Rev. Fr. John Baptist Bashobora
St John Henry Newman Tent // Thursday 4th August 15:30 – 16:30

‘The Joy that Comes From Obeying God’s Voice and Observing His Commandments.’

Brothers and sisters, God is our Father, and He wants us to know how we can live on this earth, happily! We shall go through this together and see if we are moving in the right path. It’s time for blessings now, not disasters.

Dismas Prison Ministry Slovakia

Michal & David
St John Fisher Tent // Thursday 4th August 15:30 – 16:30