Sharing Gospel Joy 22 October 2016

9th October 2016 - by Stephen Awre

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All are welcome to delve deeper into mission and the joy of being missionary disciples at ‘Sharing Gospel Joy: Perspectives on Mission Today’ on Saturday 22nd October 2016 in London.This event will be from 11.00am to 4.30pm at Maria Fidelis RC School NW1 1TA.

Seeking the signs of God’s Spirit at work, Columban missionaries cross boundaries of culture, language and religion to participate in God’s mission. In 2016 the Columbans have been visiting parishes in the Westminster diocese for the Annual Mission Appeal. This day is offered in thanksgiving for your welcome, hospitality and generous support.

Columban Fr. Tom O’Reilly SSC, a former Columban Director in Britain after many years based in Pakistan, is the keynote speaker and the day will include workshops on outreach to migrants (Mauricio Silva, Columban Lay Mission Co-ordinator), care of creation (Ellen Teague, Columban Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Team) and building missionary parishes (Fr. Chris Vipers, Agency for Evangelisation). A fourth workshop will offer the opportunity to meet and question a panel of Columban missionaries.

A ‘Resources Fair’ including CAFOD, Pax Christi and Westminster Justice and Peace will provide practical ideas and resources.

The day will conclude with Mass celebrated by current Columban Director, Fr Peter Hughes, and music led by Salesian Fr Martin Poulsom.

Read more about the event and download a poster for display in your parish.

To book your place, download the booking form below and send it by e-mail to  or by post to Sharing Gospel Joy, St. Columban’s, Widney Manor Road, Solihull B93 9AB.

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For assistance, call Helen Dufficy or Stephen Awre in the Columban Mission Office Tel: 01564 772 096