Parish Based Training

Personality and Spirituality Workshop

Please find attached information on a workshop based on finding a balance to assist your life of prayer by Denis Bradley.

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Ministers of the Word

There will be a series of reflective training nights for Ministers of the Word across the diocese facilitated by OPRFM and the Liturgy Commission on the following dates.

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Facilitating Partnership

Whether it is producing a parish pastoral plan, preparing for a special parish or family jubilee or organising the Easter ceremonies we can help...

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Celebrating Sunday: creating participative Sunday liturgies

This five session training programme is aimed at exploring ways of creating inspirational Sunday liturgies.

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Do This in Memory – parish based First Communion preparation that works

In the last year four parishes in the diocese, Aughnacloy, Beragh, Darver and Errigal Ciaran piloted the Do This in Memory programme. Do This in Memory is a parish-based programme which helps to prepare children for first Eucharist. In the pilot parishes it was very well received and highly successful. In the words of one parent "It was a fantastic programme that the children really enjoyed."

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Welcoming with Joy: A Training Programme for Baptismal Ministry

This five-session programme for parish baptism preparation teams will enable team members to explore:• Why having a pre-baptismal preparation programme for the parents of children being baptised is valuable• What is involved in pre-baptismal preparation and• How to approach pre-baptismal preparation in their particular parish context

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Confirming Faith in the Family – Preparing For Confirmation

Confirming Faith in the Family is a confirmation preparation produced by Family Caring Trust under the guidance of Michael and Terry Quinn in co-operation with the Armagh Diocesan Family Ministry Team (the forerunner of this office).

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Let the Little Children Come to me: helping children participate in the Sunday Liturgy

There are a variety of ways of involving children in the Sunday Liturgy, from having a children's Liturgy of the Word to developing a Family Mass. We offer a parish based course that will enhance the liturgical and leadership skills of those who are committed to enhancing children's participation in the Sunday Liturgy.

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